Palliative Care

Palliative care in the comfort of home.

In our experience, New Zealanders undergoing palliative care want to live in the comfort of their own home – and quite rightfully so. Home Instead’s trained team of CAREGivers can provide you with the utmost care, and help make living at home as comfortable as can be.

Our trained CAREGivers can support your care needs, and develop a home hospice or palliative care plan suited to your individual needs and preferences. This often includes:

Personal care

Including any help you may need dressing, toileting or bathing.

Emotional support

At any time of day or night, your supportive CAREGiver will be by your side when needed.


From trips to the shops to puzzles at home, our CAREGivers would love to spend time with you.


We can assist around the house, and keep your pride and joy clean and tidy.

Linen changes

We’ll have fresh sheets and towels ready for you.

Respite for family carers

It’s important to give your caring family members short breaks every now and again, and to keep your relationship with them as positive as possible.

Social interaction

Whether you’d love to chat about recent current affairs or simply enjoy some silence as you read, your personal CAREGiver will offer you the kind of social interaction you prefer.


For compassionate, supportive care, contact your local Home Instead office.

All the palliative care information and support you’ll need

We believe that understanding your options helps you to make an informed choice about your palliative care journey.

For more information on our 24-hour palliative care services and support in establishing a palliative care plan that is right for you and your family, please contact your local Home Instead office 09 300 6053.


Care services for all your needs and wishes

Home Instead firmly believe in making life at home as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. That’s why, with our palliative care services, you’ll have:

  • One of our professional CAREGivers personally matched with you, who will stay with you as long as needed
  • Strong companionship from your regular CAREGiver
  • Control over the days, times and services you receive (from occasional visits to 24/7 in-home care)
  • 24/7 telephone support provided by your local care team
  • The comfort that your friendly CAREGiver can help with whatever is needed around the house.

Here to help

For more information on our 24-hour palliative care services and support in establishing a palliative care plan that is right for you please call us on 09 300 6053.

CareGiver dressing senior

Words about our CAREgivers


“Mark from the Home Instead CAREGiver team understood my husband and his needs so well.  He is so caring. My husband has dementia and also has a catheter, which is a lot to handle.

John responds well to Mark because he makes the effort to learn how to make John feel relaxed.  John is always happy to see Mark arrive now because he has gained John’s trust.

Mark has a special way of touching John’s hand which seems to make John relaxed and comfortable in Mark’s company. Mark is willing to step in readily with feeding John and assisting him with his toileting. Having Mark there gives me the confidence to go out, knowing that John is in capable (and friendly) hands.”


“Robyn is amazing – she was just so genuinely caring (for Dad & all of us).  She showed “gentle initiative” and seemed to be able to hone in on what was needed.

Dad was always a very private & shy man (about being seen without clothes) and she treated him with such dignity that he was always very comfortable with her care.  She used the communication book brilliantly and would stay a little longer when it was needed without issue. She is an exceptional communicator and carer – she is something very special.  We could actually sleep – when Robyn was doing the overnight shift (and that was especially precious to us towards the end).”

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