North Shore Times : November 18th 2010
18 NORTH SHORE TIMES, NOVEMBER 18, 2010 Large outside decks provide wonderful outdoor living and the striking design combine to give a sense of absolute space, with the lock & leave convenience. There are many options for your consideration in this new Apartment building, so why not pop in to see us. how Unit Open for Viewing, 7 days a week Mon-Fri9am to 4.30pm Sat-Sun 11am to 4.30pm 550 Albany Highway, Albany, Auckland Phone: 415-2617 Fax: 415-2618 firstname.lastname@example.org or www.settlersalbany.co.nz There are now a number of accommodation options available in Townhouses and apartments. Priced from $495,000. • 2 bed, 1 bathroom & separate toilet Apartment From96sqminsize • 2 bed, 2 bathroom Apartment From 106 sq m in size • 3 bed, 2 bathroom Apartment From 129 sq m in size The Apartments have lovely views across through to the old Albany township, Albany Stadium and towards the Oteha Creek. Design & Lifestyle At Its Best Another Premiere Lifestyle village Development incorporating Fairview Lifestyle Village and Fairview Care Ltd advertisement Settlers Albany offers a lifestyle of convenience and uncompromising quality this is a brand new, luxurious, modern and inspired retirement village option incorporating the latest technology in a smart environment. 3252073AE ROTHESAY BAY VETERINARY CLINIC Where Clients are Friends, and Pets are Family. NEW VETERINARY CLINIC OPEN 6 Knights Road, Rothesay Bay Dr. Tristan Davies (BVSc, MRCVS) Owner and Operator We provide a friendly, personalised service to you and your furry family members, with consistently high standards of veterinary care Full range of veterinary services provided including: Holistic Consultation with Dr. Lyn Thomson (BVSc, DipHom). Full range of frozen food for cats and dogs from Raw Essentials. Cat Grooming available with Eve Walker Where clients are friends and pets are family Ph 479 7282 • www.rothesaybayvet.co.nz Hours: Mon-Fri 7.30am-6.30pm, Sat 9am-12 noon. **After hours emergency service onsite Mon-Fri 24 hours and Saturday until 5.30pm. ANGELS CHILDCARE Are you looking for a home away from home for your baby? SPACES FILLING FAST! $53 PER DAY (Nappies & Meals included) COME IN AND VIEW OUR FANTASTIC CENTRE 31 Anzac Street, Takapuna Call Jeane─e 09 486 4695 email@example.com 2782785AE My Family Advertising Feature Quality of life: At Anne Maree Court, animal therapy works wonders. Dealing with dementia Trapped in a mind of confusion? Unable to voice concerns or needs? Life with dementia need not be this way. Patience, respect and effective com- munication are the keys to enhancing the quality of life of someone with dementia. Anne Maree Court Resthome acknowledges and supports families in the community who provide care for people with dementia -- it is not an easy task. To assist, here are some techniques which may make the day a little easier for all involved. Firstly, talk with the person like best friends. Explain step-by-step everyday processes, regardless of whether it seems like a routine or mundane task. Invite the person to assist and com- pliment achievements. If there is fault, consider the thought -- does it harm anyone/thing? If not, just leave it be. Keep the conversation simple and listen to responses, identify hand gestures and key words. Place notes around familiar environments to assist in remembering what objects are for and their normal routines. Show interest in the items of attrac- tion; remember times associated with the past. Maintain direct eye contact and search for what makes their eyes sparkle. Animal therapy works wonders! Memory books and photo albums are great. These can be named together with short prompts to assist the person to relate the events to their life. Finally, take time out. Give credit for the achievements of making someone s day. Know that efforts are recognised, treasured and honoured by those looking in from the outside. At Anne Maree Court Resthome, staff are encouraged to treat all residents as if they were their own grandparent. Anne Maree Court can assist in a number of ways, from short term relief to provision of care for the day. Often families drop their loved ones in for the day so they can achieve simple tasks, like grocery shopping, often made frustrating or difficult when juggling care and task. With Carer Support, a cost of under $15 for six hours full care, including nursing supervision, home cooked meals, entertainment to be enjoyed, some days visitors do not want to leave. Anne Maree Court is semi-secure, so the fear of having your loved one wan- dering is removed. Investigate your options without pressure. Call Brylee, RN/manager at Anne Maree Court Resthome on 418-3118. www.annemareerest home.co.nz . Eye care? Apparently not Two thirds of Kiwi seniors pres- enting for an eye test are wearing glasses with the wrong prescrip- tion, and more than half have a serious eye condition that could cause blindness, according to research conducted by an optom- etrist chain. Christchurch seniors were the worst affected by undiagnosed eye conditions like glaucoma and dry eye, while seniors visiting Spec- savers in the Bay of Plenty had some of the worst vision in the country, with 94 percent of them wearing the wrong prescription. The nationwide study of 574 Specsavers customers aged 60 or over revealed that a staggering 66 per cent were wearing incorrect prescriptions after delaying visiting their optometrist -- some- times for many years. Meanwhile, over 57 per cent were also diagnosed with serious eye conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma and macular degener- ation that, left untreated, could result in the loss of sight. Specsavers optometrist Mike Horler says the study puts further focus on the prohibitive cost of eye care in New Zealand and its potential impact on the eye health of seniors. These extraordinarily high figures demonstrate the very con- cerning fact that New Zealand seniors are sacrificing their sight and eye health out of anxiety about the cost of optometric care, Mike says. We would expect to see gradual age-related deterioration of the vision in older people, so seniors who don t have other complicating eye diseases would generally require a new prescription about every two years. But to discover that almost all the seniors tested in some areas required a new pre- scription is extraordinary and shows that they re just not having their eyes tested often enough. In my store, I regularly have seniors coming in and telling me they haven t had an eye test for 25 years and they can remember exactly how much it cost -- over $1200! At that price, it s no won- der they didn t hurry back! This is really worrying because it means seniors are literally gam- bling with their eye sight and risking vision loss in order to avoid an expensive glasses bill. This is precisely the kind of situation Specsavers is seeking to eradicate by making glasses more affordable to the average Kiwi, Mike says. Specsavers New Zealand man- aging director Graeme Edmond says Specsavers are taking serious steps to ensure seniors in this country have access to high quality and affordable eye care. As we age, our eyes become more susceptible to age-related problems and visiting your optom- etrist regularly becomes a necess- ity to diagnose and treat these conditions early, he says. Seniors generally require more complicated and more expensive prescriptions, meaning the cost of their eyewear increases just at the time they can least afford it. This is why, at Specsavers, we really try to look after seniors by giving them a special discount, Graeme says. Seniors eye care is a priority for us and the research we under- took proves it needs to be so for all optometrists.
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