There are many rest homes in Whangarei. Visiting the ones you are interested in is a great way to compare options, ask questions, and better understand the services they provide, such as their levels of care.
Most rest homes in Whangarei are mid-sized, meaning they have between 50 and 100 beds. There are also some small rest homes (with 50 beds or less) and large rest homes (with over 100 beds).
There are two room types in most rest homes: standard and premium. In a standard room, there’s usually space for a single bed and one to two small items of personal furniture. Premium rooms tend to be more spacious or better positioned. They might also come with a private bathroom or direct garden access.
Different rest homes offer different levels of care. Some examples include dementia care, hospital level care, respite care, and day care.
Here on Village Guide, you can search for rest homes in Whangarei and filter your results by suburb, level(s) of care, size, and more. Simply navigate to the top section of this page to specify what you’re looking for.
Rest home costs vary depending on factors such as the level of care a resident requires, whether they are eligible for the Residential Care Subsidy, and the type of room they reside in. For more information about the costs of living in a rest home, please visit our rest home care resource page.
The Residential Care Subsidy is a government-funded subsidy that helps with the cost of living in a Whangarei rest home. To be eligible for this subsidy, residents must complete a Needs Assessment and be found to need long-term residential care. They must also complete an assets and income test and meet the relevant criteria.
Set by the Ministry of Health, the Maximum Contribution is a cap on how much a rest home can charge a resident each week. NB: it excludes charges for premium rooms. The current Maximum Contribution for the Whangarei District is $1,126.93 [source: Gazette, May 2020]. The Maximum Contribution is updated each year in July.
Some rest homes in Whangarei offer Dementia Care. This is specialised care for residents with memory or cognitive decline. These conditions are progressive and they affect people differently at different stages. Dementia care is flexible by-design, so it can support residents with a wide range of needs.
Only people who are assessed (by a Needs Assessment) as needing dementia care are eligible to receive this level of care. Needs Assessments can be arranged by contacting your local branch of NASC (Needs Assessment and Service Coordination).
The Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001 sets out compulsory standards for providing dementia care. Any Whangarei rest home providing dementia care will be regularly audited to ensure they meet these standards.
To find rest homes in Whangarei that offer dementia care, navigate towards the top of this page. Underneath the banner and the ‘search rest homes’ button, you will see a menu titled ‘level of care’. Select dementia care from the drop-down menu and then click ‘Apply’ to display the rest homes that provide this care.
Person-centred care is a cornerstone of the New Zealand Framework for Dementia Care by the Ministry of Health. It places the resident at the heart of all decisions made about their care and provides care that’s tailored to someone’s personal needs and background.
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