Stroke Foundation of New Zealand - Northern Region
Community Health Service
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.
- 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
|Mon – Fri||8:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
Wellness / healthy lifestyle
- 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.
We have resources available in Asian languages and links to Asian support services.
Family / whanau
We support and empower the family as well as the stroke person.
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.
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.
We provide support and can apply for funding for various needs - social activities, gym memberships, community activities.
We advocate for the family and the person who has had a stroke with the health sector and government agencies.
- 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 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
We provide support with accessing a needs assessor when needed.
Membership to join the Stroke Foundation is $30 per year.
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This page was last updated at 9:58AM on February 11, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Stroke Foundation of New Zealand - Northern Region.