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Palliative care resources

Ministry of Health

Information about palliative care from the Ministry of Health. Palliative care means relieving or soothing pain and suffering. Palliative care involves supporting and helping a person with a ‘life-limiting illness’ that cannot be cured and may at some time result in the person dying (whether that is years, months, weeks or days away). 



Palliative care for tamariki (children)

Information about palliative care for tamariki. Palliative care can be available to children with a chronic illness, or to children with a serious illness who recover, as well as to children who are dying.



Advance Care Planning

Information about Advance Care Planning. Advance care planning helps you, the important people in your life and your health care team plan for your end-of-life care.



The Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand

The Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand (FDANZ) is an association of funeral directing companies carrying out the majority of funerals in New Zealand.



Aged Residential Care information

Information about Residential Care from the Ministry of Health:



Information about paying for Residential Care from the Ministry of Health:


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