GIVING TIME IS BEST AT

CLARITY

• Exploring what is really needed
• Understanding what the family want
• Bringing everyone together

TRANSLATION

• Understanding all the jargon and complexity of the many services for older people

RIGHT DECISIONS

• Identifying somewhere safe, socially connected, supported and agreeable
• Understanding “level of care” and narrowing to suitable facilities
• Site visits
• Navigating the fine print of care options
• Explaining funding options and linking into the government help lines as needed

PROGRAMS FOR PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT

These include:
• Occupational therapists
• Physiotherapists
• Speech and language therapists
• Dietitians
• Specialist nurses

TRIED AND TRUE HELPERS

• Personal care, grooming and dressing
• Garden and domestic care, shopping, errands, household management and maintenance
• Companionship
• Drivers for appointments, medical visits and outings
• House pack ups and clearance
• Cooking in home or delivered fresh (we do it), choose your own menu or let us help you choose
• Pet assistance

PATHWAY

• Advanced care planning

ADVOCACY

• Ensuring that person centred needs remain paramount in all conversations
• Supporting families with the unknown: including hospital medical teams, retirement village sales people, facility managers, and needs assessors

CONNECTION

• Utilising the various DHB services (HBSS, OPH and NASC), to ensure resources are used efficiently
• With the GP (and practice nurse)
• Ongoing liaison with family members (who may live distantly)
• With the private care network

NEXT STEPS

This covers what the hospital calls “ADL’s and IADL’s” and includes making a plan that looks at ways to keep life’s contentment
• Housework
• Finances
• Managing medications
• Managing telephones and communication
• Shopping and transport
• Meals
• Safety and security
• Practicalities
• Bathing, personal hygiene spaces
• Toilet use
• Plans for rails, stairs, lifts or ramps
• Walking, locomotion
• Bed mobility
• Determining what is needed every day

PROFESSIONAL OVERSIGHT

• For family already settled or about to move into a residential care situation
• Living overseas or are struggling with your own commitments
• Let one of our team visit regularly
• Report and advice after each visit 
CONTACT US

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