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Do I need a Care Plan to move into rest home?

No you don't need a Care Plan to move into a care home but one will be developed with you either before or on your arrival. 

A Care Plan details how care is to be delivered to a resident when moving to a rest home. It is created following an interRAI assessment (a requirement for moving to care) in consultation with you and family/whanau or extended care network, so that you are able to make informed decisions about care.

Care plans should be reviewed every six months or if/ you have a change in circumstances – i.e. a health issue.  

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Updated: 3 Feb 2024
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