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.
The NASC contact for Canterbury is Older Persons Health Service
Area includes: Christchurch, Akaroa, Darfield, Hanmer, Kaikoura, Leeston, Mt Somers, Rangiora, Ashburton, Methven, Rakaia.
Website: www.cdhb.govt.nz(external link)
Phone: 03 337 7765
Address: Older Persons Health, The Princess Margaret Hospital, PO Box 800, Christchurch 8140