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Northland DHB Health of Older People (HOP)

Public Service

Personal Care Service

Assistance or supervision for showering/ bathing, dressing etc.

Disability Criteria:

A person with an age related disability which is likely to continue for a minimum of six months and result in a reduction of independent function to the extent that ongoing support is required.


Can include any combination of the following activities:

  • supervision needed to shower, dress and personal grooming
  • requires hands on assistance to set up and shower, dress, dental hygiene etc
  • requires assistance with toileting
  • assistance or supervision with eating and drinking
  • supervision of medication
  • assistance with meal preparation (extenuating circumstances, not a daily service)
  • assistance with exercises/mobility.

Frequency of service is based on client's assessed need. This includes the impact for the client of continence, cognitive impairment & mobility impairment etc.

This page was last updated at 12:23PM on July 9, 2018.