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Special Beds ... Tips and Advice

When it comes to specialist beds, retail outlets are fast catching up with traditional suppliers of medical equipment. Diana Noonan scouts around to find bed options that are 'just right'.


Practical Planning

Downsizing? Choices, Choices!

Considering a change of home and lifestyle? It's good to be proactive if you have outgrown your family home, have health concerns, or want to be closer to family. Who's out there to help with this major change? Diana Noonan reports.

Supporting Others

Advice: Wet Area Bathrooms

BathroomBeautiesConvenient, easy to clean, and space saving: what's not to like about wet area bathrooms? By John Jurman and Diana Noonan. 

We hope you enjoy our comprehensive feature about what to consider when planning a wet area bathroom.

Caring For You

Home Elevators

Home elevators are going up the list of options Kiwis are considering if they want to continue living in their existing home, but are finding the stairs troublesome.


While elevators are still seen by many as a luxury modification to make multi-level homes accessible, or when planning a new dwelling, they can be a prudent investment.

Practical Planning

Safe, Friendly Bathrooms

Whether your bathroom needs a few tweaks to be more accessible, or a complete remodel, here is advice from the experts. 


Caring For You

How Carers NZ can help

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