Presbyterian Support is the sole provider in South Canterbury of Community First home-based care. An alternative to rest home care, Community First is available to people 65 years and over who have been assessed as needing rest home level of care but who choose to stay living in their own home.
Our team of trained and dedicated Registered Nurses and Support Workers are just as skilled working in the community as they are in rest homes. We can provide you or your loved ones with the same level of flexible and comprehensive support that they would receive in a rest home.
We work within a “restorative care” model. This means we focus on your strengths, abilities, needs and goals to help you improve and/or maintain your physical and psychological health and continue to live as independently as possible. Your individual care plan is reviewed with you every three months.
An alternative to rest home care, Community First Registered Nurses and trained Support Workers provide rest home level care for eligible clients aged 65+ who choose to stay in their own homes.
Funding for this service may be available through a health funding authority, or you may elect to pay privately if you do not meet the eligibility criteria for funding.
The earlier you talk to us about services, the more we will be able to help you. If you would like to remain in your own home as long as possible, or would like to enquire about services that could be available for a relative, contact us to find out more.