Dementia care in Auckland
Dementia Care covers a variety of illnesses that affect the brain, of which Alzheimer's
Disease is the most common. These illnesses are progressive, and tend to affect people
differently. Dementia Care in Auckland rest homes must be appropriately flexible to cater
to all levels.
Eligibility for Dementia Care in Auckland
To determine whether someone requires Dementia Care in Auckland, they must undergo a
Needs Assessment. This is a simple step that helps to determine the appropriate level of care.
You can contact your local Needs Assessment Service Coordination (NASC)
to enquire about this process.
Standards for Dementia Care in Auckland Rest Homes
Rest homes in Auckland must meet certain standards in order to offer Dementia Care Auckland.
These requirements are laid out in the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001,
and are compulsory for all rest homes in Auckland that wish to offer these services.
Auckland rest homes are audited to ensure these standards are met and maintained.
Find Dementia Care Auckland
Use the search function on Village Guide to find a variety of Auckland rest homes with Dementia Care.
How to search for Dementia Care in Auckland
To search for Auckland rest homes with Dementia Care capabilities, start on the
Auckland search page. Use the main
search box to choose the district and suburbs, then click the ‘Level of Care’
button and select ‘Dementia Care’.
If you have a preference for the size of the rest home, you can also choose homes with
fewer than 50 beds, 50 to 100 beds, and 100 beds or more.
Person-centred care in Auckland rest homes
The Ministry of Health has provided a framework for District Health Boards around
New Zealand as a guide for Dementia Care pathways. One of the key facets of this
framework is the concept of person-centred care.
Person-centred care means putting the dementia patient at the heart of all decision
making about their care in all rest homes. This includes acquiring consent for all decisions,
allowing the patient to take part in decision making, upholding their rights at all times,
clearly communicating with them, and providing a level of care and support reflective of
their personal background and needs.