Older age can be one of the most fruitful and challenging periods of our lives. Most people aged over 65 years are healthy and active but if you have health issues, local support is available.
Here you’ll find information and resources to access support for older people living in the Wairarapa.
Home help and carers
Eldernet is a national web directory of services and information for older people.
Wairarapa Care Network Day Care, Personal Care, Nursing Care services for Masterton and surrounding districts.
Carers NZ one-stop-shop for resources and information for carers of older people. Freephone 0800 777 797
Home & Community Support Agencies
Home links - Home services to maintain independence. Provides short term home help and personal carers for people recovering from illness.
Ph 06 946 9803 request an information pack
Access Community Health provides home and community support services to enable independent living.
Office 1, Totara Business Village, 407 Queen St, Masterton 5810, Freephone 0800 284 663
Healthcare NZ Community Health - home services to maintain independence. Find short term home help and personal carers to help recover from illness. Ground Floor Departmental Building 31 Chapel St, Masterton 5810, Freephone 0800 150 808.
Seniorline is a free phone service and website with information for older people and their carers making decisions about staying at home, retirement villages, day care options and rest homes. Freephone 0800 725 463
Health navigator is a health information site that has senior health resources including videos, factsheets and advice to support
Aged Care Hub – a non-governmental directory of services to support older people in New Zealand.
Meals on wheels Wairarapa Hospital
Hot lunch meals are available through Wairarapa DHB if you live in Masterton.
$6.50 with a referral from your GP or district nurse. $11.50 without a referral.
To access this service, phone Wairarapa Hospital Kitchen ph 370 2531, or 06 946 9800 ext 4041, Mon-Friday 8.30am-4pm. Delivery Mon-Friday, Masterton, 11.30-1pm.
Glenwood Masonic Hospital
Cost $10.50, no referral required, Mon-Sun, Masterton only.
Ph 06 377 0221, extn 5, Mon-Fri, 8.30am-5pm
Delivered to Masterton, Carterton, Greytown, Featherston and Martinborough
Contact The Salvation Army Wairarapa, 210 High St, Carterton, ph 379 6782, Monday – Friday 9-2pm
If you are considering residential care you will be required to have a needs assessment. The assessment will determine your eligibility for funded aged residential care. For an assessment contact FOCUS on 06 946 9813 or 0800 900 001, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are different types of rest home and care facilities available in the Wairarapa, and differing levels of care. You may need short or long term support. Buyingor renting are further considerations.
Residential care is means and asset tested, find out more through Work and Income.
Search for residential care in Wairarapa on the Eldernet website.
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Community Health Services and District Nurses