Northland DHB Health of Older People (HOP)
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
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
Eldernet: A National Website Services for Older People
Falls prevention More
General Information About Organising Home Supports
Moving into Rest Home Care: General Information
Moving into Rest Home Care: General Information More
This provides carers of the older person with a regular scheduled programme in a residential facility.… More
Urinary incontinence More
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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).