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Northland DHB Health of Older People (HOP)

Public Service, Older People's Health, Cancer Network Group, Community


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.

Services provided by Northland DHB Health of Older People include:

  • Cleaning Services (previously known as Home Help)
  • Personal Care Service
  • Carer Support Service
  • Respite Service
  • Day Care Service
  • Residential Placement Service
  • Psychiatry for Older People (POP)
  • Community Gerontology Specialist Nursing Team

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

Services Provided

Hospitals and cancer treatment centres

  • Public hospitals

Cancer Types

Brain and Spinal, Head and Neck / Thyroid, Lung, Breast, Upper Gastrointestinal (Oesophagus / Stomach / Liver), Lower Gastrointestinal (Bowel / Rectum / Anus), Kidney, Bladder, Testicular, Prostate, Gynaecological, Leukaemia and Blood, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Sarcoma, Others

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 9:03AM on December 17, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Northland DHB Health of Older People (HOP).