There are many types of rest homes in Tauranga, each with unique features and services. It's important to understand the different options available, as some rest homes will meet certain needs better than others. For instance, if the person moving into a rest home has specialised requirements for care (such as dementia), it’s important to look for rest homes that provide Dementia Care. We recommend visiting a variety of rest homes in Tauranga – you can make a shortlist right here on Village Guide.
Rest homes come in all sizes, but usually range from 50 to 150+ beds. Most rest homes offer two room types – Standard and Premium. Standard rooms usually come with a single bed, some storage space, and one to two pieces of furniture (such as a TV and armchair). Premium rooms cost more but include premium features, such as an ensuite, better view, or better access to certain rest home features.
If you want to find rest homes in Tauranga, use the search function at the top of this page. Filter by district and suburb to show only rest homes in that location. You can also sort by size and level of care using the dropdowns below the search box. Or, search by rest home provider or by name using the search function in the top right-hand corner.
If you find a rest home you like, you can create an account and save it to your favourites. This is a great way to easily compare rest homes in Tauranga.
The cost of living in a rest home will change depending on the exact location, services offered, the type of room (standard or premium), and whether the person moving into the rest home is eligible for the Residential Care Subsidy. For more information on rest home costs, visit our Resource Centre.
The Residential Care Subsidy contributes to the cost of living in a rest home. Eligibility is determined by a Needs Assessment, which involves the assessment of a person’s assets and finances. The subsidy is paid directly to the rest home, reducing the amount the resident pays for care.
The Maximum Contribution is a limit on the amount rest homes can charge on a weekly basis. While it changes every year in July, it’s currently $1,141.91 in Tauranga City [source: Gazette, March 2021]. The Maximum Contribution ensures someone won't pay more than this for a standard room. Premium services and rooms are additional costs on top of this and aren't limited by the Maximum Contribution or subsidised by the Residential Care Subsidy.
Several rest homes in Tauranga offer specialised Dementia Care. These rest homes have services and facilities designed to cater to those with dementia, such as fully-fenced outdoor areas, as well as staff with specialist training. To find rest homes that offer Dementia Care, you can filter rest homes on Village Guide.
Every rest home offering Dementia Care must meet a set of strict standards for health and safety. Some examples of these standards include space available, freedom of movement, hygiene, safety features, and more. These are all clearly outlined in the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001. When choosing a rest home for Dementia Care, it’s a good idea to be aware of these standards.
A Needs Assessment will determine if someone requires specialised Dementia Care. The person moving into a rest home will need to get a Needs Assessment through their local Needs Assessment Service Coordination (NASC) office.
To find Dementia Care Homes in Tauranga using Village Guide, click on the dropdown menu labelled ‘Level of care’ at the top of the page. Select Dementia Care and you will be shown rest homes that offer this service. You can also sort by district, suburb, and the size of the rest home to further refine your search.
Person-centred care is a key part of the New Zealand Framework for Dementia Care by the Ministry of Health. Person-centred care means ensuring the resident understands – and has a say in – their care options. It prioritises clear communication, personalised support, and correct safety and health care. It places the person first and ensures they feel safe and supported according to their needs and background.
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