Needs Assessment and Service Co-ordination (NASC)

The Needs Assessment and Service Co-ordination team assists elderly people to access services that will keep them living at home, safely and independently, for as long as possible.

These services for elderly can be funded by Hauora Tairawhiti for people who meet the eligibility criteria.

The NASC team’s focus is on elderly people over 65 years of age, who have long-term health problems, and are struggling with normal daily tasks such as personal hygiene, housework, etc. Needs Assessors complete an assessment of needs with the older person, and Service Co-ordinators use this assessment to develop care packages of support services to assist at home. NASC also assist with moving into residential care if it is no longer safe for the older person to remain at home, even with support services.