Senior Line is a website to help people navigate the health system.
We know finding out where to go for support or what services are available for seniors can be confusing; from District Health Boards (DHB), to Senior Services (through Work and Income) and many non-government agencies such as Alzheimer's NZ and Age Concern. Senior Line provides information to make decisions about staying at home, retirement villages, homecare, day care and rest homes.
Many of the more common conditions or diseases that affect older New Zealanders have their own organisations that provide good quality information and support for individuals and their families.
Patient portals are being used to book doctor's appointments, check on lab results and email GPs.
There are a number of health conditions that may affect us more as we get a bit older. Keeping tabs on these will help keep you healthy and injury free.