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8
Jun

Meet Lorna

Eighty-nine year-old Lorna Olsen gets Community Health support in Christchurch. Watch the video below to find out how our support enables Lorna to remain living safely and comfortably in her own home. Find out more about our Community Health services.

8
Jun

Meet Dan and Arthur

Dan and Arthur live as part of a group of four young men all with intellectual disabilities. Watch the video below to find out how support from NZCare Disability enables them to live as independently as possible.

8
Jun

Meet Margie

Margie Galambos is a longstanding client of HealthCare New Zealand, who suffered a significant Traumatic Brain Injury 25 years ago. She has been supported for the last four years by our team to promote her social and physical rehabilitation goals, and to enhance positive behaviours and minimise the risk to herself and others when behaviours are exhibited that are challenging.

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25
May

Meet Gary

Gary Charteris cheated death not once, but twice, after being kicked by a horse and then a deer. The 61-year-old central Otago farmer had a lucky escape after being kicked in the head by a deer on his property – an accident that knocked him unconscious and nearly killed him. “I don’t remember much, but I was later told I

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25
May

Meet Marcia

Marcia’s back on track. HealthCare New Zealand recently helped Marcia Petley get back on the running track after a few minor setbacks. Marcia, who is 89 years old, has represented New Zealand in running at international Masters events, including the World Masters Games. However, a few recent accidents resulted in minor injuries that required wound care and rehabilitation. “I’ve never

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23
May

Meet Selwyn

Selwyn Jensen describes himself as a country boy who always wanted to be a farmer. He did just that, becoming a sheep farmer to rebel against his cow cocky dad, Selwyn jokes. But a car accident on Anzac Day in 2003 put an end to his career when Selwyn injured his spine. He also suffered a traumatic brain injury. That

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1
Apr

Wheelchair rugby championship

HealthCare New Zealand low point wheelchair rugby championship On the 7th and 8th of April, we went along last to Te Awamutu to support the HealthCare New Zealand low point wheelchair rugby championship. Have a look at some of the highlights on the video below:

14
Sep

Meet Rachel and KJ

Rachel Rympa and Kimberly Dark live with Huntington’s disease. Along with nine others, they live in a care home in Christchurch. Story captured and filmed by AttitudeLive. For more information head to attitudelive.com. Find out more about our disability support services and NZCare Disability.

26
Aug

Meet Kina and Aroha

Kina and Aroha Gregory receive rehabilitation support. Watch the video below to find out how our support enables Kina and Aroha to maintain their independence.