FOCUS AREA: Housing
ARO Ā TAKE: Ngā Whare
Housing is a fundamental requirement to enable active ageing.
If housing is a source of comfort, instead of a source of stress or challenge in the life of an older person,
life is just easier.
Support at Home
Services available to ensure that remaining in ones’ own home is a source of comfort rather than a source of stress.
- Mobile services to support people at home including
-Domestic assistance (home help) and personal assistance
-Meals on Wheels
- Community based supports
-Occupational and Physio Therapy
-Falls and fracture prevention services
-Home maintenance services
– Supermarket delivery
For some great information on ‘Home repairs and maintenance checklist tools’ click the link below
For information on ‘Support tools for older renters and landlords’ click the link below
We also have a few hard copies of these, if you would like one please contact us
Parata Day Centre:
Day Care is provided Wednesday to Friday, 10am to 3.30pm. Interesting programmes of activities – arts, crafts, music, games, exercise, entertainments, outings and more – are offered. Transport to and from the Centre is available. A full midday meal, morning and afternoon teas are provided. Anyone is welcome for friendship, fun & activities in a warm friendly environment.
Parata also offer Meals on Wheel to anyone that would like them for $12/ meal
Call 03 208 6303
Housing and Retirement Village Models
Availability of options, under a range of models, for housing for those in their older years.
- Intergenerational living
- Community-based model
- Trust vs privately owned
- Co-location with other community facilities eg schools, childcare
- Kaumatua housing
For great information for people wondering whether or not to downsize. Click the link below
We also have a few hard copies of this, if you would like one please contact us
Gore Rest home and Retirement Villages
Albany House Rest home
Albany House Rest Home offers 25 hospital, residential, palliative, respite, long term chronic care – under 65’s beds.
Bupa Windsor Park Care Home
Windsor Park care home offers 79 beds at rest home, hospital, short term and dementia care level.
Bupa Windsor Park Retirement Village
Windsor Park Retirement Village offer 51 stylish modern one and two bedroom villas
Enliven Resthaven Village
Resthaven Village offers 60 beds at rest home, hospital and rest home level dementia care.
Resthaven also has 21 self-contained cottages, which can be purchased under an occupation rights agreement.
Parata offers 26 bed for residential care, Parata Centre for Day Care, Parata Retirement Village with 27 self-contained Flats, and a Meals on Wheels service.
Affordability, Suitability, Location and Sizing
Meeting the housing needs of those in their older years, recognising the changing landscape of home ownership
- Ageing and limited housing stock
- Assessment housing stock
- Fewer people will enter retirement who own their own home
- Down-sizing options
Rates Rebate Scheme
The rates rebate scheme offers a discount to low income earners who pay rates on their own home. Ratepayers apply to their local council for the rebate
Technology and Smart Houses
Maximising the technology available to make life easier and enable people to safely remain in their own home if they wish to. Integrating the right technologies gives families the security and peace of mind to know loved ones are safe.
- Safety management
- Health support technologies
- Retail services, ie supermarkets
- Connecting families through
There are a range of options for helping safety at home. These include alarms to press in case of an accident or illness, alarms that will trigger if a person falls and also to help those caring for others.
The current MSD-accredited medical alarm suppliers are:
ADT Security Neva Alone
0800 111 238
0800 20 30 40
St Johns Medical Alarm
0800 50 23 23 23
0800 559 720
0800 865 865
Securely also can provide movement tracking sensors for the home, they track patterns of activity – such as getting out of bed in the morning & using the bathroom, making a cup of tea or opening the fridge. This allows you to see that your loved one is OK and can send alerts if they haven’t got out of bed that morning or changed normal activities.
HAVE YOUR SAY
We would love to hear from you! What do you think needs to be done to make Gore District the place you would want to stay in for your older years?