NZ Framework for Dementia Care


Category: People Affected by Dementia - Services Available
Updated on: 11-Jun-2016

Title: Ministry of Health – Needs Assessment and Support Services for Older People: What you need to know


Description: This booklet provides information to older people and their families and whānau on how to access needs assessment and home support services.

It provides a description of what it means to be needs assessed and how services are provided.

You can find an up-to-date list of needs assessment agencies and their contact details on the Needs Association and Service Co-ordination Association website.


Appropriate Audience: Older people, Family/Whānau carers of older people


Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 23 Jun 2017, 11:11 AM

Title: Services for Seniors brochure – Ministry of Social Development


Description:  This brochure is updated a couple of times a year and has been a very popular resource. It “contains a summary of the services we offer older people”. It pulls together in one brochure a lot of the information that is covered within the website.


Target Audience: Older people.

Appropriate Audience: Older people, family or carers of older people.


Pricing: Free online resource


Contact Person: call 0800 552 002, email

Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 24 Jul 2017, 5:10 PM

Title: Needs Assessment Service Co-ordination Association (NASCA) – Older Peoples NASC Services



The Needs Assessment Service Co-ordination Association (NASCA) is the national association for Needs Assessment Services Co-ordination (NASC) agency managers and other senior NASC team members within the disability and health sectors.

NASCA is a not for profit incorporated society whose purpose is to further the interests of needs assessment and service coordination for children and adults with disabilities, older people, and people with mental health needs, as well as other sectors in New Zealand.

Need Assessment Services Co-ordination (NASC) agencies work with older people to help identify their needs and to outline what support services are available. They allocate District Health Board-funded support services and assist with accessing other supports.



Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 28 Jul 2017, 12:31 PM