The Ministry of Health and district health boards fund several services to help support people as they age.
Healthy Smiles has a series of short videos to help you learn how to best take care of your teeth and gums as you get older.
NOTE: These videos require Flash player, which older people won’t have on their computer unless, of course, they are still using one they bought in 2010.
Falls cause more injuries than anything else for older people, but there are a lot of things you can do to reduce the risk. Live Stronger For Longer has a lot of information and resources to help you stay safe and independent.
Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis caused by natural wear and tear to the cartilage and joints over time. Find out about the condition, how to get treatment and how to live with osteoarthritis.
Depression is not a normal part of ageing and it is not a character weakness. It is a medical illness for which there are effective treatments, no matter your age. Healthinfo has information about depression in older adults and where to find help.
For some people, collecting things grows out of control. Their homes become cluttered, often causing a fire or health hazard. They cannot get rid of things that most people see as rubbish. This is called hoarding, and there are services and resources that can help.
Tips to help you stay active and enjoy a better quality of life, even if you suffer from an injury or disability.
When taken correctly with regular reviews by your doctor, medications can improve your health and prolong your life. Find out how to make sure your medication programme is up-to-date with the Medication Management Service, your GP, practice nurse or pharmacist.
If you or a family member is thinking about going into a rest home or hospital care, read this important information about making an informed choice. You may be eligible for government funding if you meet certain criteria.
Page last updated: 17 April 2019
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