Southern DHB Needs Assessment & Care Coordination - Dunedin
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.
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|Mon – Fri||8:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.
Most often referrals for Needs Assessment are sent by a person's GP to the Care Coordination Centre (CCC). This is a team who manage referrals and services. A person can also refer themselves. In the case of self referrals, the CCC team may need to contact the person's GP to access health information necessary to process the referral.
The CCC will check to see if a person meets eligibility criteria for services and send the referral to the correct team who will contact the person to arrange the assessment. If necessary, they will refer the person to other parts of the health service.
The Needs Assessment team in Dunedin assess and coordinate services for people with high and complex needs.
Procedures / Treatments
The NASC work within a Restorative Support Service model which aims to maximise a person's independence.… More
Service co-ordination is a process of working with the Clinical Needs Assessor to identify, plan and review what support is required to meet the needs and goals of the person and, where appropriate, their family/whānau and carers.… More
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This page was last updated at 11:33AM on November 27, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern DHB Needs Assessment & Care Coordination - Dunedin.