Visiting Rest Homes in Tauranga
There are many types of rest homes in Tauranga, each with unique features and services. It's important to understand the different options available, as some rest homes will meet certain needs better than others. For instance, if the person moving into a rest home has specialised requirements for care (such as dementia), it’s important to look for rest homes that provide Dementia Care. We recommend visiting a variety of rest homes in Tauranga – you can make a shortlist right here on Village Guide.
Types of Rest Homes in Tauranga
Rest homes come in all sizes, but usually range from 50 to 150+ beds. Most rest homes offer two room types – Standard and Premium. Standard rooms usually come with a single bed, some storage space, and one to two pieces of furniture (such as a TV and armchair). Premium rooms cost more but include premium features, such as an ensuite, better view, or better access to certain rest home features.
How to Search for Rest Homes in Tauranga
If you want to find rest homes in Tauranga, use the search function at the top of this page. Filter by district and suburb to show only rest homes in that location. You can also sort by size and level of care using the dropdowns below the search box. Or, search by rest home provider or by name using the search function in the top right-hand corner.
If you find a rest home you like, you can create an account and save it to your favourites. This is a great way to easily compare rest homes in Tauranga.
How Much Do Tauranga Rest Homes Cost?
The cost of living in a rest home will change depending on the exact location, services offered, the type of room (standard or premium), and whether the person moving into the rest home is eligible for the Residential Care Subsidy. For more information on rest home costs, visit our Resource Centre.
The Residential Care Subsidy
The Residential Care Subsidy contributes to the cost of living in a rest home. Eligibility is determined by a Needs Assessment, which involves the assessment of a person’s assets and finances. The subsidy is paid directly to the rest home, reducing the amount the resident pays for care.
The Maximum Contribution is a limit on the amount rest homes can charge on a weekly basis. While it changes every year in July, it’s currently $1,141.91 in Tauranga City [source: Gazette, March 2021]. The Maximum Contribution ensures someone won't pay more than this for a standard room. Premium services and rooms are additional costs on top of this and aren't limited by the Maximum Contribution or subsidised by the Residential Care Subsidy.