About this Service

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’
  • Includes cultural support from Kaumātua/Kuia

Who is this service for?

People 55 years and older with mild to moderate mental illness or dementia.This service is run in partnership with the Te Whatu Ora Taranaki

Where is this service located?

What does this service cost?


Quick Info
Baby | Pēpē
Children | Tamariki
Youth | Taitamariki
Adult | Pakeke
Elderly | Pāhake
New Plymouth