Over the next 16 years New Zealand’s population in the over 65′s+ is going to double to more than 1,200,000 – a scary thought when you consider that group as a percentage of the total population.
A consequence of this enormous growth is going to be intense pressure on the availability of accommodation provided by Healthcare providers in the area of aged care.
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It’s important you talk to other members of the family when the time comes for you to consider the options that are available for a loved one or family member who requires closer attention and care.
More often than not, the decision to place someone in care is done under the most difficult of circumstances and usually with very short time frames. In many cases, it can be as short as a few days and can be a stressful time for all concerned.
- Perhaps a person has become too ill or frail to look after themselves, or;
- for some reason the person concerned may have ended up in Hospital and the Doctor feels they may require professional care, once discharged or;
- in a situation where dementia is involved, the person may have become a danger to themselves or possibly others.