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a senior citizen being visted by a HomeCare worker

Living at home, surrounded by your own possessions, is a comfort that everyone values. But sometimes this can become difficult. Special needs that can come with injury, ill health, disability, or advancing age can make it harder for people to maintain their independence.

This need is at the core of HomeCare’s Mission: ‘Together; preserving independence, dignity and quality of life for people living at home requiring support.’

Assisting the aged, or those with ill health  or disabilities, to live independently in their communities is central to The Salvation Army’s mission and the core work of HomeCare. HomeCare has been in operation since 1995 with its first branch in Paeroa, followed by branches in Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua and Auckland.

A network of over 900 support workers deliver care in the clients home to over 5000 individuals in need, with the focus of support around the client, and client’s family / whanau.  HomeCare’s trained and empathetic support workers will respect your dignity. They are professional, reliable, trustworthy and caring, working with you to maintain your independence.

HomeCare is accredited against the New Zealand Home and Community Support Sector standard 8158:2012.

HomeCare provides services for the following people:

•    The elderly
•    People with disabilities
•    Children with special needs
•    People who have been assessed as needing support at home
•    Community service card holders
•    People upon discharge from hospital

HomeCare provides services on behalf of:

•    Ministry of Health
•    District Health Boards
•    Accident Compensation Commission
•    Private fee-paying clients

HomeCare’s values:

–     Support Workers are:
•    Professional    
•    Reliable
•    Trustworthy
•    Caring
•    Empathetic
•    Respectful

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is committed to the mission of caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society. New Zealanders’ support in their home is one of the needs being addressed.

The Salvation Army has fought poverty and social and spiritual distress in New Zealand since 1883.  They’ve been there to help more than 120,000 families and individuals in need each year—with budgeting advice, food and clothing assistance, life skills programmes and other comfort and support. HomeCare is just one of The Salvation Army’s many services.

For more information on how The Salvation Army helps communities please click on Need Assistance above, or read the Annual Report 2013.