Your quick guide to taking the stress out of organising care.
Not sure where to start with arranging home help? Defuse some of the pressure in one, two, three.
Step 1: Know what you need and whether you qualify for funding. Having a needs assessment will answer both questions. If you qualify for funding, it can be used to pay for home help that’s organised for you, or to hire the home care worker of your choice through a private service such as Mycare.
Step 2: Check out Carers NZ. This in-depth resource was created by carers, for carers, and provides advice on virtually everything as well as a helpline for extra support.
Step 3: Whether you’ll be paying your care worker with government funding or out of your own pocket, Mycare makes finding the right support as simple and stress-free as possible. Created by people just like you who wanted a more user-friendly way to find the help they needed, it gives you the power to choose who you invite into your home – someone you click with, at a rate you can afford, who has the right skills and lives locally. It’s free to sign up and post a job ad online, takes care of the paperwork all in one place, and enables everyone in the family to stay connected and see what’s going on. Our Customer Success Team is staffed by people who understand what you are going through and are here to support you. Give us a call on 0800 677 700, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow our clear guides online.
“People need to find each other, and when you’re tired and your life is already stressful, you resent having to hunt,” says Mycare founder and former carer Laurie Hilsgen. Here she explains why she created Mycare and how it makes connecting with the help you need so much easier.