Opunake Cottage Rest Home

Where comfort, care and compassion count


There comes a time when you realise that Mum and Dad may not be able to manage alone anymore.

Tell-tale signs can include:

·        A formerly well-groomed parent looking slightly dishevel or wearing clothing inappropriate to the weather or occasion

·        Clothing needing more frequent laundering

·        Unexplained weight loss (not caused by medical condition or dental issue)

·        Loss of confidence, reluctance to pursue usual activities and routines

·        Reducing contact and communication with family, friends and neighbours

·        Household tasks, cleaning and laundry left undone

·        Medications becoming muddled or not being taken correctly

The Cottage can help by giving you (the caregiver) a break or by being an extra pair of hands (and eyes).