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There are several rest homes in Gisborne, offering a range of residential care options.
Most of the rest homes in the region are locally owned, but Ryman Healthcare, one of the larger operators, has a rest home in Gisborne’s city centre.
Depending on your eligibility, the government offers a residential care subsidy to help cover rest home costs. The amount of support you can receive depends on your income and assets.
Whether you are eligible for the subsidy depends on age, financial status, whether your chosen rest home is contracted to the DHB and whether you have completed a needs assessment.
For more details, read our article on how the residential care subsidy works in New Zealand,
A needs assessment is used to determine whether you require permanent residential care, and the level of support that you need. While it’s not obligatory in all cases, the assessment can provide clarity on what kinds of care are available to you.
To get a better understanding of how the process works, take a look at our article on how the needs assessment works.
A rest home will suit those looking for full-time residential care. If you think independent living or assisted living would be more suitable, there are also plenty of Retirement Villages in Gisborne
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