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Distance Caring

If you live across town, across the country, or across the world from someone who needs your help, here are ideas to bridge the distance. By Beatrice Hale

Caring at a distance involves two places: where you live, and where whoever needs your support lives. Ten to one these days you are living in another town, maybe even another country, and there is physical distance between you and the person who relies on you.

First things first for those of us caring at a distance: ourselves. Often we have to deal with guilt-inducing whispers from the past.

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Webinars: Learning for Carers

Carers NZ's initial webinar series is currently being reviewed and we are designing new topics for those who like to learn and connect with other carers online!

Visit soon to see our new lineup of webinar topics. Webinars will be held monthly from the New Year, hosted by experts in a range of learning areas. We will be promoting these in our regular e-newsletters and in social media.

A typical webinar runs for an hour or so and allows carers to ask questions, learn about sources of help, and have a bit of time out during their day.


Advice: Helping with Oral Hygiene

OralHealthTickDo you help someone maintain their oral health? Good dental health is vital for everyone because a healthy mouth is important for speaking, eating, and overall wellbeing. 

Many serious conditions can first be detected in the mouth. People with dementia or other conditions that impair judgement, or who can’t easily move their hands, are especially likely to have dental problems. 

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Advice: Preventing Pressure Sores

NursewithOlderLadyOlder people who spend a lot of time sitting or lying down, and whose skin has become fragile due to ageing, can quickly develop pressure sores, which may take a long time to heal. 

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Advice: Caring for Feet!

FeetInBedFoot hygiene is essential for everyone, especially older people or those with circulatory or diabetic conditions. Care for your family member’s feet (and yours too!) with tips from registered nurse and beauty therapist Glenny Jones. 

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