Additional Client Services

The following services are available for existing Pacific Homecare clients

Client workshops

For many years Pacific Homecare has provided services of household care, personal care, social support services and complex care for our clients on a case by case basis. Our goal is to continually improve these services by further specialising or customising our services to each of our clients and their families. Sometimes we run workshops focusing on specific client needs, where we share knowledge and best practices for working and providing services to our clients. If you are interested in attending a workshop or have an idea for a workshop topic, please contact your coordinator or our office.

FREE home insulation programme

The local Counties Manukau District Health Board (CMDHB) Warm Up Homes Project team is encouraging more people to apply for funding towards insulating their homes in order to make them warmer during winter, therefore minimising the number of respiratory and health issues that occur. For further information please contact the Snug Homes Project Coordinator on 09 477 0270 or email: snughomes@ecoinsulation.co.nz or visit the Energywise website.

Financial assistance

There are a number of benefits and allowances available for different circumstances including age, disability and income. More information is available from the Ministry of Social Development and some of these include:

Find out more from Guide for Carers, Carers Air Ministry of Social Development

Equipment

The Ministry of Health may be able to help supply equipment to people with physical, intellectual, sensory (vision or hearing) and/or age-related disability needs. People with chronic health conditions and high ongoing support needs under 65 years may also be able to access equipment. Equipment is generally provided at no charge, although part charges for some items may apply. Equipment information is available from the Ministry of Health, and may include assistance with:

Free Hearing Therapy service

LIFE Unlimited offers a FREE Hearing Therapy service. To find out more, click here.

Wheelchairs

Pacific Homecare has access to client wheelchairs at cost from a Health supplier, subject to it being the appropriate wheelchair for you. Pacific Homecare can source it at cost and pass savings onto clients so please talk to your Coordinator and/or ring the office to enquire.