The primary point of contact for services for older adults is Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC). NASC services cover help to stay at home, support services for carers and entry into residential care. They can also link with other District Health Board (DHB) services and community based agencies. Please note in Whanganui the needs assessment and service coordination roles are separate, see below.
The contact for needs assessment in Whanganui is Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation Community Services
Area includes: Whanganui, Bulls, Marton, Ohakune, Raetihi, Taihape, Waitotara Valley.
Phone: 06 348 3309
Website: www.wdhb.org.nz(external link)
Address: Wanganui Hospital, Ground Floor, Lambie Building, 100 Heads Road, Whanganui.
The contact for service coordination in Whanganui is AccessAbility
Phone: 0800 758 700
Address: 244 Victoria Ave, Whanganui 4500
Whanganui DHB contracts AccessAbility to complete service co-ordination for older people following an InterRAI assessment by the Community Assessment and Rehab team at the DHB.