Visiting Rest Homes on the North Shore
Auckland’s North Shore is home to many rest homes. With many different facilities, it’s a good idea to visit a few to get a feel for what’s available. To arrange a visit with a North Shore rest home, please contact the care manager.
Types of Rest Homes on the North Shore
There are several types of rest homes on the North Shore. There are small rest homes with around 50 beds, right through to larger rest homes with 150 beds or more. Some are in quiet suburban streets, while others are central to shops, transport, and other amenities.
Most rest homes include two room types: standard rooms and premium rooms. Standard rooms tend to be single rooms, with space for a single bed and one or two small pieces of furniture, such as a television or armchair. Premium rooms tend to be more spacious and come with additional comforts, such as a private ensuite or garden access.
Each rest home on the North Shore will offer different levels of care. For example, some rest homes will offer every level of care available – including specialist care, such as Dementia Care – while others offer a more limited range.
How to Search for Rest Homes on the North Shore
It’s easy to search for rest homes on the North Shore on Village Guide. Simply navigate to the top-left of this page, where you’ll find a form allowing you to filter rest homes by suburb. Another way to search for rest homes is by completing the ‘Need Help Finding A Rest Home?’ form, which is located on the top-right of this page.
How Much Do North Shore Rest Homes Cost?
The cost of a rest home depends on several factors, such as room type or services needed. Often, the main factor influencing the total cost is whether the person moving into the rest home is eligible for the Residential Care Subsidy.
The Residential Care Subsidy
The Residential Care Subsidy is a government-funded subsidy that contributes to the cost of living in a North Shore rest home. To be eligible to receive the subsidy, someone must require long-term care according to a Needs Assessment. They must also meet the criteria of an income and assets test.
There’s a cap on how much a North Shore rest home is entitled to charge per week for standard services – this is called the Maximum Contribution. Set by the Ministry of Health, the Maximum Contribution is updated annually each July. The Maximum Contribution for North Shore City is currently $1,188.81
[Gazette, April 2021]. Please note, the Maximum Contribution does not apply to premium rooms or services.