Whangarei | Mid and Far North | Kaipara

Injury & Illness

Social Needs Assessment and Rehabilitation Services

An accident, injury or illness resulting in a temporary or permanent disability can have a profound effect on an individual and dealing with lifestyle adjustments can be overwhelming. At AIM we provide a range of social rehabilitation services to aid your recovery and pave the way for you to regain your independence, so you can lead the life you want to.


Our experienced team of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Dieticians, Speech Language Therapists, Nurses, and Career Practitioners work together with you to assess your needs and provide personalised treatment programmes that meets your goals. Our social rehabilitation services are provided under ACC but we also provide these services through private insurance agencies or private individuals.


Social Rehabilitation Needs Assessments

Adjusting to life with a disability can be a difficult transition, but we can help you regain control.


No matter your disability, it is possible to overcome the challenges you face and enjoy a fulfilling life, but we appreciate and understand that adjusting can be a difficult and ongoing process.


At AIM we provide needs assessments and support programmes to achieve improved functional outcomes in our client’s day-to-day life. Our services include:

  • Single Discipline Assessments

  • Integrated Rehabilitation Assessments

  • Housing Modification Assessments

  • Seating and Wheelchair Assessments

To find out more about our range of Social Rehabilitation Needs Assessments for yourself or to refer someone, click here.


Training for Independence Assessment and Programme

Adapting your lifestyle after suffering a disability from an accident, injury or illness can difficult but we can assist you with regaining your independence.


Having a disability does not define you, but learning to adapt to your lifestyle can be difficult. Working in your environment, we provide rehabilitation services to help you achieve what is important to you, focusing on your goals and the way you want to live your life.


Our team of experienced experts will assess your situation and develop a personalised programme, to support you to achieve your goals, regain your independence and improve your quality of life.


Take back control today. To find out more about our Training for Independence Assessment and Programme for yourself or to refer someone, click here.


Driving Assessment

As part of your driver licensing application, sometimes you are required to provide a medical certificate to ensure you are medically fit to drive. 


Driving is often an important part of an individual’s lifestyle, representing independence and freedom, but driving is a complex skill that involves physical and cognitive abilities. A change or loss of function to these abilities, due to ageing, illness or injury, may affect a person’s ability to drive, therefore a GP may request a driving assessment be undertaken.


Our Driving Assessment is suitable for people who wish to commence, resume or continue driving after illness or injury. We also can advise on vehicle modifications to enable safe driving or passenger travel for those with a disability with our Transport for Independence Assessment.


To request a driving assessment or to refer someone click here to complete our online referral form.


Transport for Independence Assessment

Following injury or illness you, or a loved one, may need some assistance to travel independently. 


Independent transport is an important part of an individual’s lifestyle but after injury or illness your functional ability to travel or operate a vehicle could be impaired. We may be able to provide services that support your ability to travel independently.
During this assessment we will identify the most appropriate and suitable transport options for you, this includes and can range from; a vehicle modification or new vehicle grant, retraining for a driver’s licence or evaluating the costs of assisted or third-party travel. 


To find out more about our Transport for Independence Assessment for yourself or to refer someone, click here.