Visiting rest homes in Whangarei
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.
Types of rest homes in Whangarei
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.
How to search for rest homes in Whangarei
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.
How much do rest homes in Whangarei cost?
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
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.