Supported independent Living provides support to older people struggling with isolation and confusion so they can maintain their spark for life and stay living safely and well at home.
Te Waka Haumaru, our older persons team, works alongside kaumātua living alone with little to no whānau support, providing the support they need to continue their daily activities with enjoyment and confidence. This can include anything from linking kaumātua to social activities to helping them prepare for their future by making sure they have the necessary legal and financial supports.
To qualify for the Supported Independent Living programme the person must be:
An older person can refer themselves for an assessment with Care Coordination or they can be referred by their GP or another health professional, or by a family member or friend.
Care Coordination will carry out a needs assessment and may obtain additional health information from the older person’s GP or from Te Whatu Ora. If they decide the older person needs assistance from the Supported Independent Living programme they will refer them to Te Waka Haumaru, our older persons team.
We’ll allocate a team member to work with the older person to create a plan so they can achieve sustainable independent living.