Care costs and funding
In New Zealand, the cost of standard aged residential care (rest home, hospital and dementia care) is set by the Government. At Enliven we offer a range of optional room upgrades and additional services.
To access aged-residential care in New Zealand you’ll need to undergo a ‘needs assessment’ which is organised through your local DHB’s Needs Assessment Service Coordination (NASC).
To access government funding to cover your care you’ll need to complete a ‘financial assessment’ and subsidy application through Work and Income.
Needs and financial assessment: how to access aged-residential care
The diagram below summarises how the needs assessment and funding application process works.
Find out more on the Ministry of Health website: