Health in Ageing

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board's Health in Ageing Specialist Services for Older People is based in Tauranga Hospital. They provide specialist hospital staff who can identify issues they may need assistance with. Within the HIA service is a  dedicated stroke unit and a TIA Clinic service.

With access to a gymnasium and outpatient facilities the service also has an attached residential 'flat' that allows a transition for patients due to be discharged home. These patients can regain confidence living independently, with the support of hospital staff who can identify issues they may need assistance with.

The BOPDHB has two aged care facilities in Tauranga for the sole use of respite care clients aged over 65, and has secured 'Level 3' dementia beds in the Western Bay of Plenty. The use of these beds is being monitored to ensure they are sufficient for the needs of the community.

They are available to Support Net clients living in the community, either alone or with a carer, who have been assessed by Support Net as having high needs.


Contact:

Phone: 07 579 8716

Last updated: August 29, 2018