New Zealand Aged Care, Elderly Care & Home Care Support, Companionship, Family Respite Support

By: The Good Companion  06-Dec-2011

for those wanting to stay in their own homes but are unable to manage alone.

Respite Care - Relief for a relative or caregiver, respite care can be provided in your own home from 4 hours to 2 weeks, whatever you need. Carer support funding can be used towards this.

Temporary care - can be arranged at difficult or busy times, after discharge from hospital, during periods of illness or as relief for a relative.
Overnight Care - can be arranged to give reassurance and piece of mind in case of an emergency at night.

Permanent Long Term Care - is available for those requiring assistance with all tasks. A live in companion can assist with personal care, medication reminders, shopping, cooking, housework, laundry,accompanying you on outings and appointments, coordinating your care and other agencies, and home administration. Ask us about the set fee rates available.

Household Management - Grocery shopping, Organising and preparation of meals, housework, Laundry, Home administration ( correspondence, diary, bills, dealing with tradesmean, care of pets etc)

Personal care - Assistance with personal matters such as showering and dressing
Errands and appointments - Anything you have trouble doing on your own The Good Companion can assist.

Companionship - Someone to accompany and support your older family member in their day to day activities either at home or at their resthome. This may include transport and assistance to attend hospital or specialist appointments, outings or activities, or simply a friendly visit.

"From the onset they were professional and totally caring not only about my Mother but also the family. At all times there was great feedback from the carers, their Supervisor in Nelson, and Tessa Hay who runs the company from Christchurch. Towards the end Mum was completely bed ridden, suffering from bouts of dementia and they coped marvelously , she always looked immaculate and happy. In fact they gave her the love and care that usually only family members are capable of.

I would have no hesitation in recommending The Good Companion to anyone. As my son said in the eulogy to his Grandmother, ' I thank the girls at The Good Companion who allowed her to remain a lady to the end. It was beautiful to watch you fill the house with such love and affection'"

Call us on 03 323 7177 or 0800 323717 and we will arrange a time to visit you and your family to discuss your care needs.