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Checklists - Rest homes, villages & home support

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Drawing a distinction between accommodation and care is a way to begin to understand the differences between retirement villages, rest homes and other options. Once there were rest homes and then along came lifestyle and retirement villages. Rest homes were tasked with caring for the frail and chronically ill, and...
There is a lot to think about (and sometimes not much time) to decide which care home is right for you. Use this list to spark ideas and questions. ROOMS Residents’ rooms should be clean, comfortable and have enough floor space. Consider how practical a full ensuite might be. It...
Letting someone into your home to support you can feel daunting. Use this list to help navigate the process. BEING PREPARED ⇒ Have you thought about what’s going to make life easier? Do you need help with housework, your personal care or something else? ⇒ What support can your friends...
VILLAGE LIFE - find out more on https://www.eldernet.co.nz/retirement-villages ⇒ Is it easy for loved ones to visit? Can your friends/whānau (such as grand­children) stay? If so, for how long? ⇒ Is the village close to services that are important to you? Your GP/local healthcare, church, clubs, or shops? ⇒ What...