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Nelson offers a range of residential care options, depending on the required level of care. A needs assessment will determine this level of care. Then, you can use the filters on our search pages to find the rest homes which suit your needs.
The New Zealand government offers a residential care subsidy to help cover rest home costs. For those who are eligible, 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.
To learn more, 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.
For a more detailed understanding of how the process works, take a look at our article on how the needs assessment works.
Full-time residential care is not suitable in all cases. For those looking for independent or assisted living, there are also plenty of Retirement Villages in Nelson/Tasman.
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