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Northland DHB Health of Older People (HOP)

Public Service

Description

What Health Services Are Provided For Older People?

  • Needs Assessment Service (NASC)
  • Psychiatry of Older People (POP) 
  • Geriatrician assessments
  • Access to publicly funded home, community and residential care for older people
  • Community Gerontology Specialist Nursing Team

Referral Expectations

All referrals for a Geriatrician assessment or the POPs service must come from your General Practitioner (GP).

Anyone can ask for a Needs Assessment to look at how they can be more able to manage in the community. However, if they have never been seen by the Health of Older People service or if there has been a significant change in their capabilities, a new medical review by a GP, Practice Nurse or specialist will be required.

Before referral, we recommend reading the criteria for access to funded support services listed below.

Contact can be via phone: (09) 430 4131

Information or referrals from primary care should be through the electronic referral system.

Please click on the following links for criteria and more information about services provided by Northland DHB Health of Older People:

Services and Information

  • Dementia

    Dementia More

  • Eldernet: A National Website Services for Older People

    Eldernet More

  • Falls

    Falls prevention More

  • General Information About Organising Home Supports

    Seniorline More

  • Moving into Rest Home Care: General Information

    Moving into Rest Home Care: General Information More

  • Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis More

  • Respite Care

    This provides carers of the older person with a regular scheduled programme in a residential facility.… More

  • Strokes

    Stroke More

  • Urinary Incontinence

    Urinary incontinence More

Contact Details

Whangarei Hospital

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Kaitaia Hospital

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Bay of Islands Hospital

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This page was last updated at 12:01PM on May 23, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Northland DHB Health of Older People (HOP).