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 & financial assessment

Optional premium rooms

Optional service additions

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.

Premium rooms


At Enliven we offer a range of room types; that means (subject to availability) you do have some choice when it comes to the type of room you choose.

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: 

Premium rooms


At Enliven we offer a range of room types; that means (subject to availability) you do have some choice when it comes to the type of room you choose.

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.

To view each home’s premium room options and daily fees click ‘Learn more’. 

Huntleigh Home, Karori, Wellington

Huntleigh Home offers a variety of premium rooms types ranging from $10-$45. This includes options of large spacious rooms with a door directly into the courtyard, rooms with a toilet only, rooms with an ensuite and large studios with an ensuite and hospitality unit. All premium rooms have WiFi.

 

Cashmere Home, Johnsonville, Wellington

Cashmere Home offers a selection of rooms with a personal or shared ensuite ranging from $12-$20. All premium rooms have WiFi access.

 

Cashmere Heights Home, Johnsonville, Wellington

Cashmere Heights Home offers a selection of premium rooms including large rooms with space for a lounge suite and rooms with an ensuite ranging from $12-$20. All premium rooms have WiFi access.

 

Woburn Home, Lower Hutt

Enliven’s Woburn Home offers a selection of premium rooms ranging from $10-$50. Options include own toilet, personal ensuite, shared ensuite and large studios with ensuite and hospitality unit. All premium rooms have WiFi access.

 

Kandahar Home, Masterton

Kandahar Home offers a selection of large premium rooms ranging from $20-$30. Options include personal ensuite, and personal toilet only. All premium rooms have WiFi access.

 

Levin Home for War Veterans

Levin Home offers a selection of premium room types ranging from $7-$27. Options include larger rooms with an external door onto a small private patio, rooms with an ensuite, and studios with ensuite and hospitality unit. All premiums have WiFi access.

 

Brightwater Home, Palmerston North

Brightwater Home has one premium room with a personal ensuite and WiFi access for $28.75.

 

Willard Home, Palmerston North

Willard Home has one premium room with a personal ensuite and WiFi access for $20.

 

Coombrae Home, Feilding

Coombrae Home has two premium rooms. Both have a personal ensuite and WiFi access for $20.

 

Kowhainui Home, Whanganui

Kowhainui Home has a selection of premium rooms ranging from $10-$20. Options include large rooms with ensuite and studios with personal ensuite and hospitality units. All premium rooms have WiFi access.

 

Chalmers Home, New Plymouth

Chalmers Home has a selection of premium rooms ranging from $18-$30. Options include rooms with personal toilets, rooms with a personal ensuite and rooms with direct access to the courtyard and/or beautiful views of the mountains or sea. All premium rooms have WiFi access.

 

Longview Home, Tawa

Kandahar Court, Masterton

No premium rooms currently.

 

 

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.)
  • Hairdressing
  • Beauty therapy
  • Podiatry
  • 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
  • Transport
  • 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.