There are many different types of rest homes throughout the Auckland region. We recommend visiting several rest homes in Auckland to get a sense of the options available. If you have specialised requirements such as requiring hospital care or dementia level care, visiting the facility will help you to determine whether they offer the services you need.
Small rest homes tend to have 50 or fewer beds, whereas mid-sized rest homes have 50-100 beds. Large rest homes have more than 100 beds.
Most Auckland rest homes offer at least two room types. Typically, you can opt for a standard single room or a premium room. Standard rooms usually include space for two small items of furniture, such as a television and armchair. Premium rooms usually offer more space, as well as premium features such as an ensuite or garden access.
If you’re looking for Auckland rest homes, you can use the search function on Village Guide to create a shortlist of options. You can further filter results by location, size, and levels of care. If you already have a provider in mind, such as Ryman Healthcare or Arvida Group, you can also search by operator.
The cost of living in a rest home depends on a number of factors, such as location, services, room type, and eligibility for the Residential Care Subsidy. You can read more about the cost of rest home care here.
The Ministry of Health sets a ‘maximum contribution’ to put a cap on the amount any rest home can charge per week. This limit is updated each year and depends on the location of the rest home. It’s currently between $1,000 and $1,200 per week.
The only time the cost of an Auckland rest home may exceed the maximum contribution is if you opt to receive premium services. Premium services are not covered by the Residential Care Subsidy.
The Residential Care Subsidy helps to cover the cost of living in an Auckland rest home. To be eligible, you must be needs assessed to determine that you require rest home care. You must also meet the financial criteria of the income and assets test.
Dementia Care covers a variety of illnesses that affect the brain, of which Alzheimer's Disease is the most common. These illnesses are progressive, and tend to affect people differently. Dementia Care in Auckland rest homes must be appropriately flexible to cater to all levels.
To determine whether someone requires Dementia Care in Auckland, they must undergo a Needs Assessment. This is a simple step that helps to determine the appropriate level of care. You can contact your local Needs Assessment Service Coordination (NASC) to enquire about this process.
Rest homes in Auckland must meet certain standards in order to offer Dementia Care Auckland. These requirements are laid out in the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001, and are compulsory for all rest homes in Auckland that wish to offer these services. Auckland rest homes are audited to ensure these standards are met and maintained.
Use the search function on Village Guide to find a variety of Auckland rest homes with Dementia Care.
To search for Auckland rest homes with Dementia Care capabilities, start on the Auckland search page. Use the main search box to choose the district and suburbs, then click the ‘Level of Care’ button and select ‘Dementia Care’.
If you have a preference for the size of the rest home, you can also choose homes with fewer than 50 beds, 50 to 100 beds, and 100 beds or more.
The Ministry of Health has provided a framework for District Health Boards around New Zealand as a guide for Dementia Care pathways. One of the key facets of this framework is the concept of person-centred care.
Person-centred care means putting the dementia patient at the heart of all decision making about their care in all rest homes. This includes acquiring consent for all decisions, allowing the patient to take part in decision making, upholding their rights at all times, clearly communicating with them, and providing a level of care and support reflective of their personal background and needs.
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