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Rest homes & retirement villages

If you or a family member is thinking about going into a rest home or hospital care, read this important information about making an informed choice. It is important to realise that not everyone who wants to enter a rest home or have hospital care will be funded by the government. For more information on this, see the Ministry of Health's resources: Health of older people and Needs Assessment and Support Services for Older People: What you need to know.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed March 2016.

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Retirement and lifestyle villages

Choosing a rest home or hospital

Checklist to compare residential care facilities

Moving to a different rest home or hospital

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