Providing care - who can help?
Dementia is progressive, meaning that a person’s ability to communicate and engage in activities will decline overtime. Depending on the person with dementia, what stage they are at and what their capabilities are, everyday care can vary.
During the later stages of dementia, a person becomes less able to undertake activities of daily living independently and you may find it challenging to support the person with dementia at home. This can be a difficult time for family and especially for the full-time carer. The first thing to remember is that you are not alone, and Dementia Auckland provides a wide range of support services targeted at carers.
Here to help
Make the most of the support provided by Dementia Aucklandfor people living with dementia, as well as other services across the city. Below is a directory of services you may find helpful for caring for someone with dementia.
- Dementia Auckland referral form—In order to refer someone to our services.
- Geneva Healthcare—For a range of specialist services including transport assistance, domestic support, and personal care.
- Meals on Wheels—Hot meals delivered to your doorstep.
- Ministry of Health—Claim your carer support subsidy.
- Work & Income New Zealand—See if you can qualify for a disability allowance.