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Stroke Foundation of New Zealand - Northern Region

Community Health Service

Today

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

We are here to help and support people and their families/whanau affected by stroke. It can be challenging when it happens to you or to someone close, but many New Zealanders who have had a stroke go on to live healthy, functional lives.

We

  • Provide ongoing support, advice and information on strokes to families/whanau. 
  • Inform of the impact of stroke on the family and lifestyle patterns.
  • Encourage caregivers to set in place appropriate support mechanisms.
  • Support everyone involved to exercise, make good choices and take control over their lives.
  • Provide information on the code of health and disability (consumer rights), abuse and neglect and challenging incidents.
  • Respect and acknowledge the rights of the clients and their cultural needs. We provide active assistance to clients in transit from hospital to home.
  • Provide follow up services and realistic goals.

You can also find us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StrokeFoundationNZ

How do I access this service?

Make an appointment, Referral

Hours

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Service Types

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

  • Rehabilitation
  • Smoking cessation

We provide information, support and referrals (on to appropriate services) on healthy living e.g. quit smoking, gym programmes & green prescriptions, exercise groups, healthy eating.

Asian services

We have resources available in Asian languages and links to Asian support services.

Family / whanau

  • Respite
  • Support

We support and empower the family as well as the stroke person.

Kaupapa Māori

We have a Maori advisor who works with IWI & can provide support to the whanau & stroke person. 

We have brochures available in Maori.

Mother and child

We provide support to the child and their family.

Older adult

We have stroke clubs supporting physical exercise & social contact.

Pacific Island people

We have a Pacific Island advisor for relevant support. We have brochures available in Samoan, Tongan & Cook Island.

Youth

We provide support and can apply for funding for various needs - social activities, gym memberships, community activities.

Advocacy

We advocate for the family and the person who has had a stroke with the health sector and government agencies.

Transport

  • Hospital transport/ shuttle
  • Disability transport (total mobility)

We provide information on:

  • hospital transport/shuttles
  • disability transport
  • we complete Auckland transport applications for 1/2 price taxis (Total Mobility Scheme).

Home support

  • Carers
  • Home visiting
  • Needs assessment

We support the family/ whanau with referral for a needs assessment if required, do home visitation providing information on respite services, carer support groups, other resources to support & inform carers.

Screening and prevention

We provide information and education on stroke prevention which includes healthy lifestyle.

Injury, illness or disability

  • Disability support
  • Respite
  • Transport

We provide support with accessing a needs assessor when needed.

Charges

Membership to join the Stroke Foundation is $20 per year.

Languages Spoken

English

Region

Central Auckland, East Auckland, North Auckland, Northland, South Auckland, West Auckland

Contact Details

Postal Address

PO Box 65 371
Mairangi Bay
Auckland 0754

This page was last updated at 12:46PM on March 14, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Stroke Foundation of New Zealand - Northern Region.