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Stroke Foundation of New Zealand - Northern Region

Community Health Service

Today

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

We are here to help and support people and their families/whānau affected by stroke. It can be challenging when it happens to you or to someone close, but many New Zealanders who have had a stroke go on to live healthy, functional lives.

We

  • Provide ongoing support, advice and information on strokes to families/whānau. 
  • Inform of the impact of stroke on the family and lifestyle patterns.
  • Encourage caregivers to set in place appropriate support mechanisms.
  • Support everyone involved to exercise, make good choices and take control over their lives.
  • Provide information on the code of health and disability (consumer rights), abuse and neglect and challenging incidents.
  • Respect and acknowledge the rights of the clients and their cultural needs. We provide active assistance to clients in transit from hospital to home.
  • Provide follow up services and realistic goals.

You can also find us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StrokeFoundationNZ

Ages

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Make an appointment, Referral

Charges

Membership to join the Stroke Foundation is $30 per year.

Hours

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Languages Spoken

English

Services Provided

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

  • Smoking cessation

We provide information, support and referrals (on to appropriate services) on healthy living e.g. quit smoking, gym programmes & green prescriptions, exercise groups, healthy eating.

Asian services

We have resources available in Asian languages and links to Asian support services.

Family / whānau

  • Respite
  • Support

We support and empower the family as well as the stroke person.

Kaupapa Māori

We have a Māori advisor who works with IWI & can provide support to the whānau & stroke person. 

We have brochures available in Māori.

Mother and child / Māmā and pēpi

We provide support to the child and their family.

Pacific Island people

We have a Pacific Island advisor for relevant support. We have brochures available in Samoan, Tongan & Cook Island.

Advocacy

We advocate for the family and the person who has had a stroke with the health sector and government agencies.

Transport

  • Hospital transport/ shuttle
  • Disability transport (total mobility)

We provide information on:

  • hospital transport/shuttles
  • disability transport
  • we complete Auckland transport applications for 1/2 price taxis (Total Mobility Scheme).

Home support

  • Carers
  • Home visiting
  • Needs assessment

We support the family/ whānau with referral for a needs assessment if required, do home visitation providing information on respite services, carer support groups, other resources to support & inform carers.

Screening and prevention

We provide information and education on stroke prevention which includes healthy lifestyle.

Injury, illness or disability

  • Disability support
  • Respite
  • Transport

We provide support with accessing a needs assessor when needed.

Older Adult Stroke Support

We have stroke clubs supporting physical exercise & social contact.

Youth Support

We provide support and can apply for funding for various needs - social activities, gym memberships, community activities.

Region

Central Auckland, East Auckland, North Auckland, Northland, South Auckland, West Auckland

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Postal Address

PO Box 65 371
Mairangi Bay
Auckland 0754

This page was last updated at 3:47PM on February 9, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Stroke Foundation of New Zealand - Northern Region.