Southern DHB Needs Assessment & Care Coordination - Southland
The Aged Care Needs Assessment and Service Coordination is a district-wide service that is based in Dunedin, Invercargill and the Rural Hospitals.
The service provides assessment to identify the level of need for ongoing support in the home and community settings. Services are allocated based on this identified need.
The service provides support for elderly people with an ongoing disability.
Access to the service is Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm.
For more information on this service in other areas please click on the following links:
|Mon – Fri||8:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.
Christmas: Open 23 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 26 Dec. Open 27 Dec. Closed 28 Dec — 29 Dec. Open 30 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 2 Jan. Open 3 Jan.
Your GP will refer you to this service if they think you would benefit from seeing a team of people to assist with any difficulties related to illnesses affecting you in old age or if they feel you would benefit from a specialist doctor’s advice regarding your medical condition.
Procedures / Treatments
There are several types of memory problems people can have. If you are referred because of memory concerns it is very helpful to bring along a family member. It is also very important to bring all of your medications with you as these can often affect memory. A full medical… More
This is a condition of gradual loss of memory and other functions of awareness or thinking such as concentration over time. There are several types of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia, which is due to the same sort of illnesses that cause stroke. More
These are not a natural part of aging. There are many reasons why people fall over and a review of your medical problems and medications may well reveal some reasons for falling that can be fixed. If you have lots of falls, seeing a specialist as well as the physiotherapist… More
A stroke is where the blood supply to an area of the brain is interrupted causing damage to brain cells. This happens either with a clot in the blood vessel or the blood vessel bursting. The effects of a stroke depend on where in the brain, and how big, the… More
Urinary incontinence or a loss of bladder control is the involuntary passage of urine.… More
Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens your bones. Osteoporosis is not painful but it makes your bones more prone to breaking (fracture). Women are more likely than men to suffer from osteoporosis and as you get older you are more likely to have it.… More
0800 627 236 or (03) 470 9300
0800 435 166 or (03) 470 9506
PO Box 828
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This page was last updated at 2:23PM on June 18, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern DHB Needs Assessment & Care Coordination - Southland.