This guide is intended to support you in navigating the move into residential care. Beginning with a needs assessment, visiting care facilities and understanding the costs of care, including fees that are not publicly funded.
Steps for moving into long term care
How to get skilled help with decision making
Questions to ask and things to consider
Why you should read this document before moving in
What you can expect to pay, extra costs and public funding for long term care
Options for making a complaint about care and the process required to transfer to another facility or District Health Board
Levels of accommodation offered by retirement villages and differences to long term care in a rest home or hospital