For many of Nurse Maude’s clients, being able to retain as much independence as possible, in their community, is an integral part of their quality of life.
Homecare is available for anyone recovering in their own home from an accident or surgery and those who have been assessed as needing support or have a life-limiting illness.
Housework and personal care tasks become difficult under these circumstances, and Homecare assists clients to retain their independence while remaining safely in familiar surroundings.
Following assessment and a care plan by a registered nurse, support workers provide assistance with needs such as dressing and undressing, personal grooming, bathing, toileting, and mobility needs. Personal Care services are available seven days a week when needed.
The support worker provides household tasks such as laundry, vacuuming, dusting, dishes, bed making, meal preparation and essential shopping so clients can leave hospital earlier or be supported in their own home. The service is available 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Referrals to Homecare services may be made directly by the clients or their families/whanau, GP, Needs Assessment and Service Coordination Agencies, ACC or public or private hospitals.
Homecare services are free to those assessed as meeting eligibility for services.
There is also a private payment option for those who are not eligible for funding.
Phone: (03) 375 4200