Care Services


Acquiring In-Home or Out-of-Home Care services is a multi step process.

First up, you will need to get a Needs Assessment done. This will ascertain how much help you need, and in what areas. Usually this is divided into personal care, and household management.

Personal care is 
defined as assistance with 'activities of daily living' which enable a client to maintain their functional ability at the highest possible level. These activities can include bathing, showering and dressing, help getting in and out of bed, setting out breakfast - areas of 'self' management.

Household Management is defined as assistance that focuses on enabling a client to manage their home. These services may include household cleaning, assistance with tasks, the purchase and preparation of food, or help with outside-the-home jobs like banking and shopping.

Through this process you will be guided through the options of staying at home, or moving to residential care. 

If you choose to stay at home then you will need to decide where the care services will come from - a carer of your choice, such as a family member or friend; a qualified carer that you can appoint through Individualised Funding; or a DHB appointed healthcare agency who will provide carers based on your needs.

If you choose to have a friend of family member look after you, then they will be entitled to respite care during the year so they can have breaks to look after themselves. During these times, a respite facility or alternate carer can be organised for the patient.

If you choose to move to residential care, you will need to decide where you would like to be.

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Kate Johns,
Mar 27, 2012, 3:55 PM
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Kate Johns,
Mar 27, 2012, 3:55 PM
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Kate Johns,
Mar 27, 2012, 2:57 PM
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