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There are over 45 rest homes in Otago, offering varied levels of care. You’ll find rest homes throughout Otago’s main centres of Queenstown and Dunedin, as well as in the smaller towns of Central Otago.
A needs assessment will determine the required level of care. Then, you can use the filters on our search pages to find the rest homes which meet your needs.
In New Zealand, the government offers a residential care subsidy to help cover rest home costs. If you are eligible, the amount you can receive will be dependent on your income and assets.
Eligibility for the subsidy depends on several factors, including age, financial status, whether the care home has a contract with the DHB and whether a needs assessment has been carried out. This needs assessment confirms the requirement for permanent residential care.
For a more detailed overview, read our article explaining how the residential care subsidy works in New Zealand.
A needs assessment is a process that helps you understand your care and support needs. It is performed by a qualified assessor who can help you identify the services that are right for you.
For more information, take a look at our full article on the needs assessment.
Otago offers residential care, independent living and assisted living options. For those looking for independent or assisted living, look for Retirement Villages in Otago in our search pages.
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