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There are over 50 rest homes in the Waikato region, from Waipa out to the Coromandel. Many of these are located in the main centres of Hamilton, Cambridge and Taupo, but you’ll also find rest homes throughout the more rural areas of the Waikato region.
Waikato offers a range of residential care options, and a needs assessment will determine the level of care required. Many of the larger rest home operators have a presence in Waikato, including Bupa, Summerset, Ryman Healthcare and Oceania.
You may be eligible for a residential care subsidy, which is offered by the government to help cover rest home costs. Your eligibility and how much you can receive depends on your income and assets, amongst other factors.
You will also need to complete a needs assessment to confirm your requirement for permanent residential care. To learn more about eligibility and the subsidy overall, read our breakdown of how the residential care subsidy works in New Zealand,
A needs assessment helps to determine a person’s requirements for support services and whether they meet the criteria for long-term residential care. Though the assessment is not obligatory in all cases, it can provide clarity on what kinds of care are available to you.
For more information, take a look at our article on the needs assessment.
Rest homes offer full-time residential care. If you are looking for independent or assisted living options, Waikato has plenty of options available - just look for Retirement Villages in Waikato in our search pages.
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