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Download this helpful guide which covers a range of information and help that’s available to people aged 65 years and older. Produced by the Ministry of Social Development, Services for…

Managing Medications At Home

Many New Zealanders who have health or disability needs or a chronic condition need to take a number of medications several times a day. Managing medications is a home health…

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…

A Year Ago Today

Carers World Radio is an internet based radio station for carers around the globe. “A year ago my mother fell and broke her hip. It has been a very sad, bumpy…

Keeping Moving: Staying Mobile!

More people of all ages are using mobility scooters, walking frames, and walking sticks. Once ugly and institutional, today’s most popular aids are colourful, attractive, and have appealing features. Find…

111: Advice from St John

What to do during a 111 call. 1. When the Telecom operator answers, ask to speak to ambulance. 2. When you are connected to the Ambulance Communications Centre, St John will…

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Emergency Planning Tools: Get Thru If You Need Extra Support

If you or a member of your household has any special needs that may affect your ability to cope in a disaster, make arrangements now to ensure you get the…

Emergency Get Thru Plan