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.
On this page:
Needs and financial assessment: how to access aged-residential care
The diagram below summarises how the needs assessment and funding application process works.
For more information you can refer to the Ministry of Health’s publication: Long-term Residential Care for Older People: What you need to know.
You can find out more about the financial means assessment on the Ministry of Health website here.
Like all rest homes, only standard rooms are covered by Government funding. If you wish to have a premium room you must pay an additional daily fee.
Each home has different premium room options and daily fees. View each home below to find out more:
Our premium rooms are popular and are subject to availability.
If there is no premium room vacancy when you move in, you are welcome to go on the waiting list and move when one becomes available.
If you have a premium room and wish to move out and into a standard room, we ask that you give six months’ notice. This may be waived or shortened if there is a standard room available within that time or where there is evidence of financial hardship.
Optional additional services
At Enliven homes we offer a wide range of additional services to all residents. These services are designed to make your life at your Enliven home more comfortable and enjoyable but are completely optional.
- WiFi – options for 24 hour and monthly access (Note: this is included in the premium room costs.)
- Beauty therapy
- Ear care
- Additional (unassessed) continence products
- Hip and limb protectors
- Non-subsidised medicines
- Specialist chair purchase or hire
- Special seating cushions
- Clothing name labels
- Resident shop selling a range of items from writing paper and stamps to hosiery and sweet treats
- Electrical testing of personal items such as televisions, radios, and electric shavers
- Catering for family events
- In-home means for family and friends – single use and concession tickets are available
- Guest accommodation and breakfast
- Escorting to appointments
- Use of the Resident Trust Fund (an account managed by Enliven on behalf of residents so you can easily use your money cover additional expenses without the need to carry cash)
- Paying bills on behalf of a resident through the Resident Trust Fund account.
Please be aware that services vary between homes, services may be stopped, and new services may be added at any time. When booking these services, the costs and details will be included as an addendum to the admission agreement. The costs and service offering are reviewed annually, and any changes or increase will be communicated ahead of time.