Let us help you find what you're looking for
Home help & personal care
e.g. meals, home help, showering assistance
Taking a break
e.g. respite, support for carers
Equipment & products
e.g. continence products, mobility aids
Around your home
e.g. gardening, trades, downsizing & moving home
e.g. rental, 60s+ housing, public & private housing
e.g. exercise & recreation, companion drivers & transport
End of life
e.g. funeral, palliative care, hospice
e.g. government agencies like MSD, NASC
For your body & mind
e.g. dental, vision, hearing, looking after your feet (podiatry)
Local community resources
e.g. libraries, classes, cultural services
e.g. financial and legal assistance
By the sector for the sector
e.g. industry supplies, sector recruitment
What should I consider when getting help at home?
Many older people are happy living at home and just need a bit of extra support now and again – whether that means assistance around the house, getting professional support and advice, or simply connecting with like-minded people. Yet these services can be difficult to find if you don’t know where to look or if you’re not sure yet what you are looking for; in fact, sometimes you don’t know you have a problem until you find the solution. That’s where ‘Making Life Easier’ comes in.
As we all lead different lives, the support and assistance we need will vary widely. Perhaps you’re looking to meet some like-minded people in your community, join a club or group, or take up a new hobby? Or perhaps you’ve moved to a new area and want to know what services are available? Whatever support you require, you’ll find options in your region to suit.
We all need to look after our eyes, ears and feet – regardless of our age. Some of us may find we need a little extra help around the home, such as cooking and cleaning, while others may require help with their personal care. While there may be some challenges ahead as we get older, there are options to help you navigate these.
If you’re requiring home support, there are a wide range of services to choose from, including practical services and personal care. You may be eligible to receive subsidised home help (via an interRAI assessment) or you can choose to pay privately. There is a lot to consider so use our checklist to help you navigate the process – then browse home support providers in your region. You can also find loads more information about getting help at home and in your community on our Knowledge Lab.
Your questions answered
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What home help can I get? Who pays?
The type of home help you can get and who pays for it depends on whether you want or need subsidised services (in which case your eligibility is determined by an assessment) or whether you will self pay. Typically home support services include assistance with your personal and, possibly your...
What is respite care?
Respite care (or short stay) is a temporary care option that allows carers to take a break from their caregiving duties. In New Zealand, respite care is usually provided in a rest home or other residential care facility. It is accessed via an assessment approved by your NASC/older person’s service....
Reach Out - Virtual Nan – Telehealth - Health Care Home Collaborative
The rules around mobility scooters.
If you have limited mobility, mobility scooters can be great to way to maintain your independence and lifestyle. It is however necessary to have comparable skills and be just as safety conscious as you would in any other vehicle. The Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004 states that a: mobility...
Home and Community
Fully independent and still living in your own home. There are many options to help you.Making Life Easier
Independent living in a purpose built property with varying levels of support.Retirement Villages
The full service options for all the support and levels of care you could need.Residential Care
News in the community
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