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Find unbiased, independent information on Eldernet 1. Get an assessment. Your assessment will have indicated your eligibility for care. Make sure you know what level of care you need. In New Zealand interRAI is used 2. Find out what your options are. Discuss the options with your contact at your...
To move into residential care in New Zealand you will need to have to have an assessment first and meet the eligibility criteria. The criteria are high. You need to have long-term health problems and be unable to manage in your current home. The vast majority of care homes are...
I know moving into care is going to mean some changes for me. What's going to make things as easy for me as possible? What can I really expect? There are two aspects that need to be considered in this response. Generally this question is asked out of a concern...
The short answer is, ‘sort of’ – but not quite. Care homes and residential care refer to a type of service i.e., a home where care is provided for those who require it (an assessment determines eligibility). These are generic terms. A rest home applies more specifically to a type/level...
Levels of care are essentially types of care. Currently there are four ‘levels of care’ in NZ. They are : Rest Home, Hospital, Rest Home Dementia, and Psychogeriatric Specialist Hospital Care. The range of needs within these levels can differ widely. It’s possible that the levels of care classification system...
Rest Home Care – People who require this level of care in New Zealand usually have some ability to get about on their own or with someone helping them. They require some assistance with personal care and general day to day activities. Many have a degree of memory loss. Some...
Hospital level of care – Hospital care (Aged Residential Care) is provided for those who have a significant disability and medical concerns. Most require the assistance of two people to move about. Find hospital level of care for older people in New Zealand on Eldernet Residential Care https://www.eldernet.co.nz/vacancies/hospital-care
For free, impartial advice go to Eldernet . We update all aged residential care bed vacancies in New Zealand EVERY DAY. The easy to use website is the first place to go when you are looking for residential care. We cover all regions of New Zealand. To find out more...
Dementia Care – Dementia care homes provide a secure home for older adults with a dementia and for whom there are safety concerns and possible behaviour issues. Find aged residential care vacancies for dementia care at Eldernet Residential Care https://www.eldernet.co.nz/vacancies/dementia-care-secure
Specialist Hospital/Psychogeriatric Care - This type of care is designed for people with a mental health or dementia disorder who require a high level of nursing care and management of challenging behaviour. They therefore require a secure environment and the skills of staff trained in psychogeriatric care. Find Aged Residential...
Eldernet Residential Care provides daily aged residential care vacancies by level of care in New Zealand. Find vacancies here for your local district health board region. https://www.eldernet.co.nz/vacancies/psychogeriatric-care
Levels of care are essentially types of residential care in New Zealand for older adults. Currently there are four ‘levels of care’ in NZ. They are Rest Home, Hospital, Rest Home Dementia and Psychogeriatric Specialist Hospital Care. The range of needs within these levels can differ widely. D 3 is...
Levels of care are essentially types of residential care in New Zealand for older adults. Currently there are four ‘levels of care’ in NZ. They are Rest Home, Hospital, Rest Home Dementia, and Psychogeriatric Specialist Hospital Care. The range of needs within these levels can differ widely. D6 is a...
Dual use beds or rooms are also known as swing beds. For those concerned about having to move rooms if their needs change, a dual use/swing bed room may be the solution. If available, it allows for various levels of care to be provided in the same room. A possible...
Check the Eldernet Vacancy Status Report for your region: select the correct region AND your required level of care; select View in table (located on the right side of your screen); look for care homes showing a vacancy from the Vacant Beds column and No and Some from the '...
Yes, you may try out a home before making a commitment. While you will have to pay for this yourself (you should have had an assessment first) you’ll probably find it’s money well spent. A month usually gives you enough time to assess the home. Although it’s not long enough...
Eldernet Residential Care provides daily aged residential care vacancies by level of care in New Zealand. Find vacancies here for your local district health board region. www.eldernet.co.nz/vacancies
Standard rooms and services are those that are covered by the Age Related Residential Care Agreement (ARRC). All DHB/health contracted providers must meet the requirements of this agreement (currently all residential care providers are contracted in New Zealand/Aotearoa). Exam­ples of what they must provide include: Personal care and assistance. Adequate,...
The 10km Rule If your first choice of care home only has a room available that attracts extra fees (i.e. premium fees) and if you don’t want to or cannot pay an extra fee, the following applies: If there is a vacancy for a standard room at another home within...
Premium accommodation is that which is over and above the ARRC agreement requirements. It attracts additional daily costs of $5 to $100 plus. These services may include fixed features (such as an ensuite, tea/coffee making area or a view for example) and/or features associated with the room (such as an...
Check the section further down the page for comprehensive information about; Levels of care The Residential Care Subsidy Financial means assessment for a Residential Care Subsidy Premium rooms Dual use rooms Care apartments The 10km rule and much more.
You can contact the home and ask to go on a waiting list. Start to build a rapport with the home and if possible, give some reasons for why this is your first choice of home. In the meantime, make alternative arrangements with a care home elsewhere. You can move...
Social connection and physical contact with whānau are fundamental to the health and wellbeing of those in aged residential care (ARC). It is essential that ARC providers have policies in place that enable safe visiting, social activities and outings to continue, even when a viral outbreak (such as of COVID-19)...
Trial period You may try out a home before making a commitment and while you will have to pay for this yourself, you’ll probably find it is money well spent. You should have an assessment before trialing a home. A month usually gives you enough time to assess the home....
What's the difference between a retirement village and a rest home? This is a tricky one, and often the terms are incorrectly used by the media and others, making ‘the truth’ hard to find. There used to very clear distinctions between a retirement village and a care home (which is...
While there are a variety of reasons for this; the most common is that the person has experienced a deterioration in health and is having difficulty with managing at home. (Note: an assessment by an authorised service is required prior to entry to residential care.) The following are five typical...
My children think I should go into a care home. I don't. How can we sort this out? We presume that you have been assessed as being eligible for residential care and that you also have the option of staying at home. It’s likely your children are quite different to...
The Ministry of Health website's Rest home certification and audits section shows which facilities are certified. The longest period given is four years. (A shorter period usually indicates that the auditors require additional work to be done in order to meet full compliance. The issue may not be major. Do...