Useful Links

Disability Equipment and Support Providers
www.alzheimers.org.nz
Alzheimers Society – provides support for those with Alzheimers disease and those who care for them.

www.diec.co.nz
Disability Information Equipment Centre – provides information on a wide range of services and supply or help source equipment.

www.enable.co.nz
Enable New Zealand – a multiservice organisation working to assist disabled people and their families, employers, health professionals and disability support organisations.

www.medicalert.co.nz
Medic Alert Foundation NZ Inc – provides service and emergency identification in the event of injury or collapse.

www.msnz.org.nz
Multiple Sclerosis Society

www.stroke.org.nz
Stroke Foundation

www.parkinsons.org.nz
Parkinson’s Society

Government Departments and Agencies
www.acc.co.nz
Accident Compensation Corporation

www.health.govt.nz
Ministry of Health

www.hdc.org.nz
Health and Disability Commission – Provides information on your rights when receiving health or disability services.

www.hutt360.co.nz
Hutt City Council – includes section specifically for seniors

www.osc.govt.nz
Office for Senior Citizens – part of the Ministry of Social Development. Advises the Minister for Senior Citizens on policy and issues affecting or of particular relevance to older people.

www.retirement.org.nz
Retirement Commission – helps New Zealanders prepare financially for their retirement.

www.veteransaffairs.mil.nz
Veterans Affairs New Zealand – delivers services to New Zealand war veterans and provides advice to Government.

www.workandincome.govt.nz
Work and Income (Income Support and Superannuation) – provides a range of retirement income services for older people.

Hospitals and Hospices
www.ccdhb.org.nz
Capital and Coast District Health Board

www.huttvalleydhb.org.nz
Hutt Valley District Health Board

www.marypotter.org.nz
Mary Potter Hospice – palliative care for the people of Wellington, Porirua and the Kapiti Coast.

www.teomanga.org.nz
Te Omanga Hospice – palliative care for the people of the Hutt Valley.

Ambulance Services
www.wfa.org.nz
Wellington Free Ambulance
Medical Alarms
www.bupa.co.nz
BUPA Care Services

www.freedomalarms.co.nz
Freedom Medical Alarms

www.stjohn.org.nz
St John Ambulance – Caring caller and personal alarms.

Home-based Support
www.access.org.nz
Access Homehealth – provider of home-based health care and support.

www.elderfamilymatters.co.nz/
Elder Family Matters Ltd – assistance with the tasks of daily living.

www.healthcarenz.co.nz
Healthcare New Zealand – provider of community based health, rehabilitation and disability support.

www.homecomfort.net.nz
Home Comfort Ltd – non-medical in-home care.

www.mshomecare.co.nz
Miranda Smith Homecare – homebased care for the elderly, disabled and those convalescing.

www.psc.org.nz
Presbyterian Support Central – Provides services for people in need including Enliven aged residential and community care.

www.carers.net.nz
Carers NZ – national support agency for anyone caring for disabled or aging person.

www.goodhomes.co.nz
National advisory site on maintenance, heating etc. especially for the elderly.

Home Deliveries
www.eatunlimited.co.nz
Eat Unlimited – Pre-prepared meals – able to be ordered on line, and delivered chilled (can be frozen or stored in fridge for up to 14 days).

www.watsoniamealsonwheels.co.nz
Watsonia Meals on Wheels – Private meals on wheels service – personalised delivery arrangements.

www.wgtncitymission.org.nz
Ezee Meals (Mission Foods Ltd) – Ezee meals and other social services – frozen meals

Advice
www.cab.org.nz
Citizens Advice Bureau – Free confidential information and advice.

www.wclc.org.nz
Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley – free legal help.

www.eldernet.co.nz
Eldernet – Information about services for older people in New Zealand.

www.gsfa.govt.nz
Government Superannuitants Association – looks after the interests of those who are paying and have paid into government superannuation during their working lives.

www.greypower.co.nz
Grey Power – National Lobby organisation committed to getting a fair deal for senior citizens.

www.publictrust.co.nz
Public Trust – Provides wide range of legal and financial services.

www.advancecareplanning.org.nz
NZ specific information on advance care planning – includes NZ specific template.

www.seniorline.org.nz
SeniorLine – a national information service for over 65s to help navigate the health system.

Rest Homes
www.consumer.org.nz/articles/rest-home-investigations
Consumer magazine checklist for those looking at / selecting an aged residential care facility.

www.findaresthome.co.nz/process/S07-how-do-we-choose-the-right-rest-home
Everything you need to know about the aged care process and finding a rest home.

www.msd.govt.nz/what-we-can-do/seniorcitizens
Financial information from MSD (WINZ) for older people at home and considering aged residential care.

Transport
www.drivingmissdaisy.co.nz
Driving Miss Daisy -Taxi service for older people – drivers will escort passsengers to shops, appointments etc if required (charge applies)

http://freedomdrivers.co.nz
Freedom Companion Driving Service