Rest home care is provided in a dedicated facility by trained caregivers and registered nurses. In New Zealand, both private companies and not-for-profit organisations provide rest home care.
There are regulations around how much a rest home can charge for care. A
is set by the Ministry of Health and is between $1000 and $1200 per week,
depending on where you live. The maximum contribution is adjusted on an annual basis
on the 1st of July.
Please note: Fees may exceed the maximum contribution if someone opts for additional or premium services.
The residential care subsidy is government funding towards the cost of rest home care. It’s means tested and depends on a resident’s income and assets. A resident can apply for the residential care subsidy multiple times throughout their life, as their circumstances change.
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A list of organisations to support you through the process of finding a rest home, completing a needs assessment and applying for funding.
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