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.
There are two NASC contacts for Northland:
Health of Older People, Northland DHB
Area includes: Covers the whole of Northland except Hokianga (see below)
Please note that Meals on Wheels are not available in all areas, check with your local provider.
Other meal providers
Sabres Ezi Meals, 80 Station Road, Kamo 09 435 0947. See website ezimeals.com/()
Whangarei, 09 430 4101 ext 7952.
Kaikohe, 0800 100 643, option 1.
Kerikeri, 09 407 9910.
Kawakawa, 09 404 2858 ext 64032
Kaeo, 09 405 0134. Kaitaia, 09 408 9181 ext 4711.
Mangawhai, 09 431 4355 / 021 413 614.
Northland DHB have a number of Shuttle Services() available. All shuttle services are available for patients Monday to Friday. Health shuttles are available for people who may require transport. The service is usually free for people attending outpatient appointments, parents of children with an appointment at the hospital and carers attending with patients, although a Koha (donation) is always welcomed.
Seniorline compiles lists of services and facilities in Northland. See below for listings of rest homes and hospitals, retirement villages, rental accommodation, activities and day programmes and homecare agencies.