NZ Framework for Dementia Care


Category: Health and Social - Home Based Care
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, 11:13 AM

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, 12:28 PM