Information & Resources
Living with a life-limiting illness or supporting someone who is can raise a lot of questions and concerns, so here are some resources and information that we think may help during this time. We are also open to discussing your situation with you, so please contact us at anytime. Please also let us know if there is information that you would like to see listed on this page.
Ending Life Well - A podcast series for carers
A podcast series to help carers who may find themselves thrown in the deep end caring for loved ones who are dying, is now available on all good podcast apps.
The series, created by the specialist palliative care team at Otago Community Hospice and supported by Hospice New Zealand, is the first of its kind in New Zealand.
The series provides reliable advice and information for carers who may not have the time or headspace to read the online resources available to carers. It’s also specifically built around those particular challenges when looking after someone who is dying and the complexities that can arise.
Inspired by the Kowhai Programme – a well-established Otago Community Hospice carers education programme – created in response to research done, with carers of people with terminal illness, in collaboration with the University of Otago in 2010, and produced by Denise van Aalst, a palliative specialist nurse with over 20 years experience.
Ending Life Well is available from all good podcast apps, or by clicking this link.
Te Ipu Aronui
This website is to support Māori whānau (families) to provide care to adults and kaumātua (older people) at end of life, as well as take care of whānau at the same time. We want to support whānau who may have been unable to retain their traditional care customs due to the forces of colonialism and assimilation, as well as the influence of modern urban lifestyles.
Te Hokinga a Wairua End of Life Service (services.govt.nz)
This government provided service has 2 parts:
Someone' s died and I need information - Find information about what to do, and services that might be available to you following the death of a loved one.
I want to plan and share my wishes and information - Find information to help create and share personalised plan of what you want to happen when you die.
Click header above to go directly to Te Hokinga a Wairua End of Life Service
Practical resources for patient carers
The below videos are a great resource for our patient carers to help with the practical day to day care of your loved one. Please click on the picture below - this will take you to the video.
Help to move around in bed
Ki te neke neke e runga i te moenga
Transferring patient from the bed to chair and back again
Ki te nuku turoro mai i te moenga ki te turu
Ki te horoi i runga te moenga
Changing the bed sheets with the patient in the bed
Te huri i te rau
How to prevent bed sores
ki te muru nga mamae o te moenga
Mouth cares for palliative care patients
Tiaki te mangai
How to give sublingual medication
Tango rongo ma raro i te arero
How to stay positive as a caregiver
How to prevent caregiver burnout
We have a range of brochures that explain our services that you can download, read or print.