Navigating Wellness

A guide to primary health care for older adults in New Zealand

 

Recognising the distinctive challenges confronted by older adults within the New Zealand primary healthcare system, Third Age Health has taken a proactive step in collaboration with the CHT Aged Care Fund to develop a guidebook. This guidebook is crafted to offer clear and concise information on relevant health topics and practical advice for navigating and optimising primary care services. Supported by the CHT Aged Care Fund, this initiative strives to empower older individuals by providing them with the necessary tools for self-reflection, enabling them to make well-informed healthcare decisions. Ultimately, the guidebook stands as a testament to Third Age Health’s commitment to enhancing the overall healthcare experience for older people, fostering a proactive and informed approach to their wellbeing.

 

The aim of this guidebook is to support older adults in New Zealand navigating healthcare in the community. This guidebook gives practical advice for older people and their loved ones covering a range of relevant health topics. Each topic includes relevant information, simple tips, resources for further support and interactive self-assessments.

Accessing the guidebook

Digital copies

To view or download the full digital version of the guidebook please click on the linked book below

Navigating Wellness A guide to primary health care for older adults in New Zealand

We have also provided separate topics by section which you can view or download below.

Printed copies and feedback

A limited number of printed copies of the guidebook are available for distribution. If you are interested in requesting printed copies, please send an email to Madelaine Young by clicking the link on her name. Your feedback on the guidebook is always welcome – if you have some specific, constructive feedback on the guidebook – please send this to Madelaine Young, or complete our survey by clicking this link.

The guidebook by section

Primary Healthcare

This section of the guidebook covers Primary Care.

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General practice: Navigating wellness
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Health checks: Navigating wellness

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Pharmacy and medicines: Navigating wellness

Health and Wellbeing

This section of the guidebook covers Health and Wellbeing

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Diet and Nutrition: Navigating Wellness
 
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Frailty: Navigating Wellness

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Hearing and Vision: Navigating wellness
 
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Memory and cognitive changes: Navigating wellness
 
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Pain: Navigating wellness
 
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Physical fitness and mobility: Navigating wellness
 
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Sleep: Navigating wellness
 
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Toileting: Navigating wellness
 
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Support and future planning

This section of the guidebook covers support and future planning

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Abuse and neglect: Navigating wellness
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Future planning: Navigating wellness
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Getting support: Navigating wellness
 

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Loneliness and grief: Navigating wellness
 
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Self Assessments Compilation 

Some readers or practitioners may wish to download all of the self-assessments as a single file. 

You can do so by clicking on the link below:

Self-assessments compilation

 

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