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The New Zealand government offers a residential care subsidy to help cover rest home costs. If you are eligible, your level of support will depend on your income and assets.
Eligibility depends on age, financial status, whether your chosen rest home is contracted to the DHB and whether you have completed a needs assessment. A needs assessment confirms whether you require permanent residential care.
For more information on this financial support, read our article on how the residential care subsidy works in New Zealand,
A needs assessment is used to determine the level of support you require. Though the assessment is not obligatory in all cases, it can provide clarity on what kinds of care are available to you, as well as information about facilities in your area.
For more information, read our article explaining the details of the needs assessment.
Rest homes will suit those looking for full-time residential care. If you are looking for independent or assisted living, try looking for Retirement Villages in Taranaki in our search pages.
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