Story: Care and carers

Home-care services

Home-care services

The development of a policy of 'ageing in place' – encouraging older people to stay in their own homes – has led to the establishment of home-care services. Paid carers visit clients in their own homes and assist them with a range of tasks, including showering, housework and shopping. Here, Helen Walsh, a carer working for Florence Nightingale Agency in the Marlborough-Nelson area, combs Robert Crichton’s hair. In 2009 he was living independently, supported by regular help from carers.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Care and carers - Care of elderly people', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 August 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 11 May 2018