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Rest Homes in Canterbury, Christchurch

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Visiting Rest Homes in Christchurch

There are many types of rest homes in Christchurch, with options to suit all needs. For example, some rest homes are small (around 50 beds), some are large (150+ beds), and some offer specialised care, such as hospital care or dementia care. Visiting a few different rest homes is a great way to get a more accurate picture of the options available.

Types of Rest Homes in Christchurch

Christchurch is home to a wide range of rest homes. Most rest homes in Christchurch offer two room types: a standard single room or a larger premium room. Standard rooms usually include a bed, a television or an armchair, and some form of storage. Premium rooms tend to offer more space and may also include premium features such as an ensuite, better views, or easy access to gardens and other features. Different rest homes also provide different levels of care, including respite care, day care, hospital care, specialist dementia care, and more.

How to Search for Rest Homes in Christchurch

Village Guide makes it easy to search for and compare rest homes in Christchurch. Use the form at the top left of this page to filter rest homes by districts and suburbs. Another option is to complete our ‘Need Help Finding a Rest Home?’ form, which is located at the top right of this page. You can also search by rest home name, company, or operator if you have a specific rest home provider in mind.

How Much Do Christchurch Rest Homes Cost?

Rest homes vary in cost depending on a person’s needs, the type of rest home, location, services, room types and more. Prices will also change depending on whether the person moving into the rest home is eligible for the Residential Care Subsidy.

The Residential Care Subsidy

The Residential Care Subsidy is designed to help people afford rest home care, subsidising the costs of long-term care. To determine eligibility, the person moving into a rest home will have their finances and assets assessed. This Needs Assessment will also determine the subsidy amount. This subsidy is paid directly to the rest home, reducing the costs the resident pays directly.

Maximum Contribution

The Maximum Contribution is a cap on the amount a rest home can charge per week. The Maximum Contribution is set by the Ministry of Health based on the location of the rest home and a number of other factors. It's changed every year in July, but is currently $1,131.13 in Christchurch City [source: Gazette, March 2021]. It's important to note that this limit is for base features, meaning a resident will pay more if they choose a premium room or to receive premium services.

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Dementia Care in Christchurch

There are a number of rest homes in Christchurch that offer specialised Dementia Care. They focus on caring for people with memory and cognitive function related illnesses, such as Alzheimer's Disease. Most of the rest homes in Christchurch that provide this specialised care offer a range of flexible services to better cater to all levels of Dementia.

Who is Eligible for Dementia Care in Christchurch?

TA Needs Assessment will determine if someone requires Dementia Care. A Needs Assessment will identify exactly what level of care a person needs and help them to find a place that meets those needs. Please contact your local Needs Assessment Service Coordination (NASC) for more information.

Standards for Dementia Care in Christchurch Rest Homes

There’s a set of standards Christchurch rest homes must meet in order to offer Dementia Care. These standards are laid out in the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001. Rest homes are regularly audited to ensure compliance, but it’s worth being aware of these standards for your own peace of mind.

Find Dementia Care in Christchurch

If you're using Village Guide to find Dementia Care, you can change your search to sort by level of care. Head to the top of the page and you will find a box labelled ‘Level of Care’, just under the main search button. Click this and select ‘Dementia Care’ to filter all rest homes in a region to only those that offer Dementia Care. You can also sort by the size of the care home, filtering by the number of beds they have.

Person-Centred Care in Christchurch Rest Homes

Person-centred care can make a huge difference to the quality of care. It’s a core part of the New Zealand Framework for Dementia Care by the Ministry of Health.

Person-centred care places the resident at the core of every service and decision made in regards to their care. It gives the person receiving care proper control over the care they get, ensuring clear communication, tailored support, and safety. It's designed to make residents feel safe and supported according to their personal background and needs.

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