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Wellington offers a range of residential care. There are both boutique rest homes like Benhaven Rest Home and Cornwall Rest Home, as well as larger operators like Ryman Healthcare, Summerset and Oceania.
The New Zealand government offers a residential care subsidy to those who are eligible. This helps to cover rest home costs, and the amount will depend on your income and assets.
There are several factors which determine eligibility, including whether you have completed a needs assessment. This assessment confirms whether you require permanent residential care and the level of care required.
For a high-level overview of the financial support available, read our article on 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. Needs assessments are performed by a DHB-approved assessor, and though they are not obligatory in all cases, they can be very helpful.
To learn more, take a look at our in-depth article on the needs assessment.
Wellington offers residential care, assisted living and independent living options. For those looking for independent or assisted living, look for Retirement Villages in Wellington in our search pages.
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