I think my parent nees care, what do I do?

The Aged Care Process

Step Two:
How can my parent apply for an assessment?

Your parent can get an assessment in a number of ways:

Your parent can visit their General Practitioner (GP). Your parent’s GP will refer them to a District Health Board (DHB) assessor. If your parent is in hospital, a nurse will arrange an appointment with the DHB assessor.

OR

You can contact the DHB assessors and make an appointment yourself. Phone your District Health Board, and ask to speak to a Needs Assessor.

OR

You can also ask a social worker or an organisation such as Age Concern to contact an assessor.

Find the contact details of the assessors on the Ministry of Health website

Step Three: How will my parent be assessed?

Step One: How do I know if my parent needs care?