Many people prefer to remain in their own home with community support but there are times when it is necessary to move to another level of support. There are many options which can include moving to retirement villages, day care options and rest homes. If you are concerned speak with your family or doctor.
If you are considering residential care you will be required to have a needs assessment. The assessment will determine your eligibility for funded aged residential care.
For Hutt Valley residents you can contact the Service Co-ordination Centre for a needs assessment 04 566 2226.
More information for everyone can be found by ringing Senior Line call 0800 725 463 or click on this link.
Information about other health services for older people can be found on our site here.
You will also find more information about accessing health care at home on our Community Health Services and District Nurses page here.