Waitemata DHB Older Adults & Home Health (OA&HH)
Patients must reside within the Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) catchment area.
- Assessment Treatment & Rehabilitation Service (AT&R)
AT&R provides a specialist inpatient service for older people with a mix of geriatric medicine and rehabilitation which is aimed at improving and maintaining the health and independence of older people. For more information about this service, please click here.
- Continence Service
This service is part of District Nursing. Continence Nursing Specialist Service works with the patient to help manage continence issues linking with other healthcare professionals such as geriatricians, physiotherapists and dietitians, as indicated. For more information about these services, please click here.
- District Nursing Service
District Nursing provides clinic and home based nursing care including specialist wound care, palliative care and home based treatments such as the management of IV medication. For more information about this service, please click here.
- Early Discharge and Rehabilitation Service (EDARS)
EDARS is an intensive home based multidisciplinary rehabilitation service which is an alternative to rehabilitation in the hospital. This service is for >65 year olds (or >55 years old for Maori and Pacific people) and the team will assess whether the older adult is suitable for this service and can tolerate an intensive package of rehabilitation before discharge. For more information about this service, please click here.
- Gerontology Nurse Specialist Service (GNS) - Nga Kaitiaki Kaumatua
Gerontology Nurse Specialists provide gerontology nursing assessment, follow up and care coordination for older adults in the community who are at high risk due to increased frailty and complex situations. For more information about this service, please click here.
- Hospital Palliative Care Team
Palliative care supports people, and their families, who are dealing with a serious condition which cannot be cured. The aim of the palliative care team is to maintain the highest quality of life possible by relieving distressing physical symptoms and addressing emotional or spiritual needs identified by the patient or their family/ whanau, while respecting their wishes and choices. For more information about this service, please click here.
- Mental Health Services for Older Adults (MHSOA)
Mental Health Services for Older Adults is a service for service users aged 65 years and over and is provided in both an inpatient and community setting. The service is provided on the North Shore, and in Rodney District and West Auckland. For more information about this service, please click here.
- Needs Assessment and Service Co-ordination (NASC)
NASC helps older adults identify and access support services in the community to enable them to stay at home as safely and independently as possible. NASC also assists younger adults who require support services following hospitalisation or as part of a palliative care package. For more information about this service, please click here.
- Ostomy Service
This service is part of District Nursing and links with other clinicians such as colorectal surgeons and clinical nurse specialists and other members of the community multidisciplinary team. Ostomy Nursing Specialist Service provides assessment, care and management of stomas including home visits and provision of supplies. Advice and counselling, both pre and post operatively, is also available. For more information about these services, please click here.
- Allied Health Services
Allied Health services are provided both in an inpatient and community setting. Allied Health disciplines include: Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Social Work and Speech Language Therapy. For more information about Community Allied Health services please click on the links below:
Dietetics - Community click here
Occupational Therapy - Community click here
Physiotherapy - Community click here
Physiotherapy - Pelvic Floor/ Continence click here
Social Work & Counselling - Community click here
Speech Language Therapy - Community click here
- Acute Stroke Services
The Acute Stroke team includes stroke physicians, neurologists and stroke nurse specialists. This team provides specialised stroke care to all patients with a confident diagnosis of ischaemic or haemorrhagic stroke. The Acute Stroke Service has 10 allocated beds on Ward 2 and links with Assessment Treatment & Rehabilitation wards when a patient is likely to need a hospital stay of more than 5 days and rehabilitation is indicated.
- Residential Aged Care Integration Project (RACIP)
The Residential Aged Care Integration Programme (RACIP) is an innovative system to integrate care for older people living in aged care facilities and to support Residential Aged Care (RAC) staff. The programme employs a team of Gerontology Nurse Specialists and Wound Care Specialists. For more information about these services, please click here.
- [F] OA&HH Referral Form Mar16 (PDF, 88.6 KB)
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This page was last updated at 9:58AM on November 9, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by Waitemata DHB Older Adults & Home Health (OA&HH).