Community Assessment Rehabilitation Team
The community assessment multidisciplinary team is made up of professionals who specialise in conditions that affect older people including:
- a geriatrician
- registered nurses
- occupational therapists
- social workers
- speech language therapist.
The team works in the community and develops a patient-focused, goal-based treatment programme, based on an individual patient's needs, to promote independence and quality of life.The team also specialises in elderly people (and younger people) with behavioural and psychological symptoms associated with dementia.
The service is based on the ground floor of Whanganui Hospital's Lambie Building.