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Pāhake Whaiora Primary Care (Mental Health of Older People Service)

QuickInfo

  • For older people aged over 55 years
  • We liaise with whānau/family
  • Assessments, information and support provided
  • Cultural support available

The Pāhake Whaiora Primary Care service works alongside pāhake (older people) who are experiencing early stage dementia, and age related conditions, including mental health and addiction problems. This community-based service is available for whānau throughout Taranaki. The service can work with community providers to:

Navigate pathways for older persons in community and hospital settings

  • Identify ‘what’s needed’
  • Liaise and attend specialist care appointments
  • Demystify the health speak

Support pāhake and their whānau in this stage of their lives

  • Keep whānau informed of ‘what’s available’
  • Maintain connection to their community and natural supports

Whānau Ora based interventions that help:

  • Pāhake and whānau determine ‘what’s best’
  • Include cultural support from Kaumātua/Kuia

To see a copy of our rack card click here or on the image below.

Who provides this service?

Tui Ora
Ph 06 759 4064
Email: reception@tuiora.co.nz

Email: reception@tuiora.co.nz

How much does this service cost?

Free

Who is this service for?

People of 65 years and older with mental illness from any ethnicity. People under the age of 65 may also be eligible - please contact the service in the first instance. This service is run in partnership with the Taranaki District Health Board.

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Accepted Referrers

  • Any other health Provider
  • Anyone (The person being referred must give consent)
  • General Practitioners

Accepted Referral Methods

  • Email
  • Fax
  • Phone (If Self Referral)

Referrer Feedback

An acknowledgement letter is sent to the referrer on receipt of referral.

Progress reports are regularly provided to the referrer.

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QuickInfo

  • For older people aged over 55 years
  • We liaise with whānau/family
  • Assessments, information and support provided
  • Cultural support available