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Waitemata DHB Early Discharge & Rehabilitation Service (EDARS)

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Description

About the Service

The Early Discharge and Rehabilitation Service (EDARS) is a new service at Waitemata DHB that delivers individually prescribed rehabilitation based on a patient’s specific needs and delivered in their home environment. It comes under the umbrella of the Older Adults & Home Health Service and is an alternative to admission to an inpatient Assessment, Treatment & Rehabilitation ward (AT&R), or can shorten a patient’s stay in hospital.

EDARS care is comparable to the current AT&R inpatient service and is delivered in the patient’s home by a team of senior clinicians across the disciplines of: social work, dietetics, speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and nursing, and in collaboration with our geriatricians.

 

Entry Criteria

To be eligible for admission to EDARS patients must fulfil all of the following requirements:

  • Be resident within Waitemata District Health Board catchment area
  • Currently be an inpatient of Waitemata DHB, this includes regional services such as the Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit
  • Be aged 55+ years Māori or Pacific, or 65+ years all other ethnicities
  • Have a medical condition that is sufficiently stable to be safely discharged home
  • Have the potential to return to safe function following short-term intensive rehabilitation
  • Be physically and cognitively able to engage in a short-term intensive rehabilitation programme
  • Have a home environment that is conducive to supporting a short-term intensive rehabilitation programme.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 1:13PM on July 4, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Waitemata DHB Early Discharge & Rehabilitation Service (EDARS).