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End of Life Service

Things can be eased for loved ones when they understand more about what’s happening following a death, and what someone’s wishes are.

Find out what to do, and services that might be available, following the death of a loved one. Create and share a personalised plan of what you want to happen when you die.

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Alzheimers Society – provides support for those with Alzheimers disease and those who care for them.
Disability Information Equipment Centre – provides information on a wide range of services and supply or help source equipment.
Enable New Zealand – a multiservice organisation working to assist disabled people and their families, employers, health professionals and disability support organisations.
Medic Alert Foundation NZ Inc – provides service and emergency identification in the event of injury or collapse.
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Stroke Foundation
Parkinson’s Society
Accident Compensation Corporation
Ministry of Health
Health and Disability Commission – Provides information on your rights when receiving health or disability services.
Hutt City Council – includes section specifically for seniors
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.
Retirement Commission – helps New Zealanders prepare financially for their retirement.
Veterans Affairs New Zealand – delivers services to New Zealand war veterans and provides advice to Government.
Work and Income (Income Support and Superannuation) – provides a range of retirement income services for older people.
Capital and Coast District Health Board
Hutt Valley District Health Board
Mary Potter Hospice – palliative care for the people of Wellington, Porirua and the Kapiti Coast.
Te Omanga Hospice – palliative care for the people of the Hutt Valley.
Wellington Free Ambulance
BUPA Care Services
Freedom Medical Alarms
St John Ambulance – Caring caller and personal alarms.
Access Homehealth – provider of home-based health care and support.
Elder Family Matters Ltd – assistance with the tasks of daily living.
Healthcare New Zealand – provider of community based health, rehabilitation and disability support.
Home Comfort Ltd – non-medical in-home care.
Miranda Smith Homecare – homebased care for the elderly, disabled and those convalescing.
Presbyterian Support Central – Provides services for people in need including Enliven aged residential and community care.
Carers NZ – national support agency for anyone caring for disabled or aging person.
National advisory site on maintenance, heating etc. especially for the elderly.
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).
Watsonia Meals on Wheels – Private meals on wheels service – personalised delivery arrangements.
Ezee Meals (Mission Foods Ltd) – Ezee meals and other social services – frozen meals
Citizens Advice Bureau – Free confidential information and advice.
Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley – free legal help.
Eldernet – Information about services for older people in New Zealand.
Government Superannuitants Association – looks after the interests of those who are paying and have paid into government superannuation during their working lives.
Grey Power – National Lobby organisation committed to getting a fair deal for senior citizens.
Public Trust – Provides wide range of legal and financial services.
NZ specific information on advance care planning – includes NZ specific template.
SeniorLine – a national information service for over 65s to help navigate the health system.
Consumer magazine checklist for those looking at / selecting an aged residential care facility.
Everything you need to know about the aged care process and finding a rest home.
Financial information from MSD (WINZ) for older people at home and considering aged residential care.
Driving Miss Daisy -Taxi service for older people – drivers will escort passsengers to shops, appointments etc if required (charge applies)
Freedom Companion Driving Service