Respite care is typically provided in a care home, specialist hospital, or dementia unit. There are different levels of respite care to meet different needs.
Funding for respite care is determined by the needs assessment. The Ministry of Health provides different levels of funding based on someone’s needs.
The first step is to request a needs assessment. Once that has been approved, you can book respite care for yourself or a family member at an approved residential care facility. For more information please visit the respite section of the ministry of health website.
Rest home care is a type of residential care. Rest homes (also called care homes) provide 24-hour care to people who are no longer able to live independently.
Hospital level care is specialist clinical care for residents from registered nurses and highly trained caregivers. It includes end of life care and respite care.
Dementia level care is specialist care for residents with dementia who require accommodation within a secure environment with support from highly trained staff.
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