COVID-19: Get care & support through COVID-19 at WeCare.Kiwi

Latest needs View all

Disaster Planning

by Editor

  The Christchurch earthquake gave many Kiwi families a jolt: just how well prepared are the rest of us for a similar emergency? The Canterbury earthquake reminded everyone to check…

Rural Support Options

Tight-knit, loyal, renowned for caring on their own and for their own, the strength of NZ’s rural communities is legendary. So it’s no wonder that many country folk are reluctant…

Ministry of Health: Information for Older People

If you support an older person, visit the Services for Older People section of the Ministry of Health’s website for helpful information and resources.  These include informative booklets, including one…

YoungOldHands

Research: Cost of Disability Report 2010

This document describes the findings from the Cost of Disability research project conducted by the Disability Resource Centre Auckland, Inc (DRC Auckland) in collaboration with the University of Auckland’s Centre…

A Father’s Story: Living With Eliot

Living with Eliot is a column in Carers NZ’s Family Care magazine, written by Eliot’s Dad, author and commentator David Cohen. In it he explores issues of interest to parents…

APerfectWorld

Support At Home: Needs Assessment and Service Coordination

If you are assisting elderly friends or family members, or need more help yourself these days to continue living independently at home, you may be eligible for government-funded assistance. All…

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…