For Family and Carers
There are many people who are caring for someone who is dying throughout New Zealand. Sometimes it can be difficult to know what to do or what help and support is available.
It is important to remember you are not alone.
There are few experiences more difficult than caring for someone at the end of their life. Each of us faces death as uniquely as we lead our life. We all hope that when death comes it will be as peaceful and dignified as possible. We also hope we'll face it feeling comfortable in our surroundings, well cared for and that those we love are well supported.
At Hospice Mid-Northland, we support you and your loved ones both practically and emotionally to ensure that you can provide the best of care in the way that you wish. Hospice will continue to be there for you with emotional support in a form that suits your needs.
- Informal drop-ins or more formal counselling.
- Bereavement Support
- Helping to make sense of loss and grief - please read our helpful brochure
- Remembrance Gathering
- A yearly gathering to honour those in our care who have died.
- Social support - supporting you to access agencies and information dealing with monetary, housing and other non-medical related issues that family/whanau may be experiencing at this time
- Library covering a wide range of written and DVD information
- Ongoing support
Palliative Care Handbook
Hospice New Zealand has designed a booklet that aims to answer some of the questions or issues that might come up as part of this journey. The type of topics covered in the guide include: being a caregiver, caring for a loved one, circles of support, home nursing tips, and practical matters. Thanks to the generous support of the VMD Collier Charitable Trust we are able to supply this guide without charge.
Please click the image to the right to access this document and contact us for more information or for a hardcopy of this booklet.