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Introduction

Eligibility into Residential Aged Care is determined by a Needs Assessment. Have you been assessed? If not, contact your doctor or the Assessment service at your District Health Board for further information.
 
There is no such as the ‘best’ rest home or hospital; what suits one person doesn’t suit another. All of the following are important when choosing a residential care facility and you will have your own priorities. Remember however, as the purpose of residential care is to provide care, it is the philosophy and delivery of care however that is the most important element.
 
Use this checklist to help you make the best decision. The list is not exhaustive. We suggest you compile a shortlist from the website and visit at least three facilities before making your choice.

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