There’s nothing like living at home.
“Our support worker was amazing, and we really appreciate her kindness and consideration. Our heartfelt thanks for everything you do.“
Nurse Maude provides medication support, personal care, and domestic assistance so you can retain your independence and live safely at home.
Homecare services are available for anyone recovering in their own home from an accident or surgery, those who have been assessed as needing support, and those with a life-limiting illness.
Your GP, Needs Assessment and Service Coordination Agencies, ACC or public or private hospitals can refer you for Homecare which is free to those assessed as meeting eligibility for services. There is also a private payment option.
(03) 375 4200
CREST stands for Community Rehabilitation Enablement and Support Team. Their aim is to enable older people to live well at home and in their community. CREST is a free service.
How CREST works
CREST provides support for up to 6 weeks until you can manage on your own or with support in your own home. Services include nursing and home based support services, occupational therapy and physiotherapy.
Health professionals can arrange referral to the CREST service. For example, referral can be from Christchurch or Burwood Hospital, an after-hours surgery, or a general practice.
A case manager is then allocated to each CREST client. The case manager, the client and their whānau/family create a rehabilitation programme which includes short-term goals and a care plan.
Community providers, such as registered nurses and trained support workers visit clients at home to deliver the rehabilitation programme. CREST provides up to four visits a day, seven days a week.
CREST monitors each client’s care and progress to make sure they’re meeting their goals.