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Counties Manukau Health is committed to ensuring the services it funds support the Health of Older People Strategy vision:
While older people are generally well and living independently, their numbers will grow significantly in the next 20 years. Good health and quality of life are particularly strongly linked in older age groups. Older people are significant users of health and support services, both in terms of frequency of use and the costs of supplying services. For both these reasons, assisting older people to maintain good health is important.
Long stay residential care is only available at:
You will be referred to this service following an assessment by a Geriatrician and NASC (Needs Assessment Service Coordinator) if it is felt that you or a relative requires long term hospital level care. In the future, long stay residential care will be phased out at these hospitals and moved into community residential care.
Before going into a rest home or private hospital, government agencies require an assessment. This has two parts to it:
The second part of the assessment is done by the needs assessment coordinators. They look at what options you have with respect to home assistance and the financial implications of going into a rest home. This assessment usually takes place after the clinic appointment.
Palliative care services are only available at:
You will be referred to this service by Middlemore Hospital, Franklin Hospice or your General Practitioner. This support is also available for symptom control and management.