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Carer Story: A Friend for Mum!

When Family Care editor Laurie Hilsgen’s Mum shifted to an assisted living apartment, her seven children hoped she would settle easily and make new friends. But chronic loneliness prompted a…

CaringBridge: Bringing People Together During Any Health Event

CaringBridge is a free service friends, whānau, and family can use to stay in close touch during any type of health event. Carers NZ likes this wonderful online service! Check…

CaringBridge

Stroke Foundation Information for Carers

Download helpful booklets and pamphlets at the Stroke Foundation website, and learn about support options near where you live. You can view the Foundation’s informative booklets online or order print…

Intimacy After Stroke

Advice: Carer Burnout

Often we don’t even recognise the symptoms of burnout. Sometimes family carers become so stressed they lose perspective and do not realise they are no longer coping. Carer burnout is…

IHC Advocacy Toolkit

IHC’s free Avocacy Toolkit has important and useful information for parents/family/whanau of children with an intellectual disability, self advocates with disabilities, and disability support agencies. Being well-informed is the key…

IHC Advocacy Toolkit

Advice: Supporting Elderly Parents

How will you know if or when your elderly parents need more help? What are the things to think about? Here is a checklist of questions to assist you. Getting…

Creative Writing: For Carers By Carers

Reading poetry and prose can help us gain valuable insights into any situation in our lives, including our responsibilities as carers. In turn, writing poetry can be a very powerful…

Marylynn Boyes