Resources for our elders, their friends and families

Below are some helpful links to other organisations who may be of assistance to you:

 

  • Age Concern – Get advice on whether or not to move, tips for making your home more age-friendly and find out the answers to common questions regarding residential care.
  • Aginginplace.org – A resource hub about the specific aspects of aging in place. Aginginplace.org provides informative guides to help seniors and their loved ones make informed decisions about their homes, finances, health, activities of daily living, and independent living.
  • Alzheimers NZ (phone 0800 004 001) – Transitioning to residential care: A guide for people caring for someone with Dementia.
  • Aged Care Hub – Retirement, Rest Homes and Home Care Options.
  • Citizens Advice Bureau (phone 0800 367 222).
  • Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC) – CFFC builds financial capability to equip the retirees of today and tomorrow.
  • Eldernet – provides a comprehensive information service that focussed on issues concerning older people in New Zealand.
  • Seniorline – Information for older people to make decisions about staying at home, retirement villages, homecare, day care and rest homes.
  • Carers NZ – Carers NZ acts as the national peak body providing information, advice, learning and support for carers.
  • Community Law – legal advice and support.
  • Dementia – University of Tasmania free online course on Understanding Dementia.

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