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Private Care NZ: Home is where the heart is

18 Aug 2022
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No one should have to leave behind the home they love, their belongings and a lifetime of memories just because they need extra care.

Private Care NZ, part of the New Zealand Health Group, offers a range of 24/7 services nationwide to support anyone with health and wellness needs to affordably stay in their own home for longer.

Private Care NZ can provide home help, palliative care, personal care, medication management, dementia care, respite care, companionship and even postnatal home support for new families.

E-Referrals can now be made to Private Care NZ using HealthLink’s CareSelect service, making it easier for GPs to make a referral and for patients to receive the care they need.

New Zealand Health Group Managing Director Josephine Gagan says it’s important people have an option to stay in their own home if they wish to.

“Often, people really love their own home, have lots of special memories and don’t want to move out. Private Care NZ enables them to receive the support they need without having to move into a new and unfamiliar environment,” she says.

“We’ve had families say that they couldn’t have kept their loved ones at home without our extra support.”

High standard of care 

Josephine says Private Care NZ’s carers and registered nurses are all highly trained and can cater to a patient’s specific needs and preferences.

“Because Private Care NZ is part of the largest homecare group, patients can access services that some smaller operators might not have. We can pull in extra resources, and our pool of carers is much larger.”

Being privately funded means there are no long waiting lists. Their team makes every day easier for their patients by focusing on their needs and preferences, adapting to changes, and working closely with families to create a circle of care.

Private Care NZ also sells affordable, high-quality homecare products to make every day easier for people in their own homes.

How to refer to Private Care NZ:  

  • open the patient record
  • select the HealthLink icon
  • use the CareSelect search bar, and type “Private Care NZ”
  • click “Compose Referral”.

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