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An interRAI assessment and related service coordination are free to New Zealand citizens and those residents eligible for publicly funded services.
The following example is for someone requiring standard, non-complex home support services three days a week. It’s a very common scenario based on the services subsidised by the health authorities. Services such as these are generally not required after hours, on weekends or public holidays. If they are, after-hours fees...
The short answer to the question ‘is it realistic?’ is yes it can be, if sufficient support is provided. Commonly this requires a mix of formal home support services and family/whanau support. While the example below gives details for privately funded services, in reality there are several scenarios for how...
It is useful to understand that there are essentially two parts to the payment. The first is the ‘care’ component which does not vary in cost or quality, and the second is the ‘accommodation’, which is the variable part of the payment. If you have been assessed and are eligible...
We understand, the cost for living in a residential care home does seem high, however a bit of a reality check shows that it’s not at all. The following is a comparison with someone living in a hotel and buying in home support services three times a week. No other...
These decisions can be complex so, after you've thought through what some acceptable options are for you, we advise that you obtain professional financial and legal advice. If you stay at home, are all the support services you require available? If you intend to pass on some inheritance, some of...