A new website will make it easier for New Zealanders to find rest home information, including audit summaries. It will provide a much clearer picture of how rest homes operate and the care provided to residents.
The website offers easy-to-access information on over 650 aged care providers nationwide. This includes the types of rest home care, number of beds, and length of time the provider is certified for. Where available, current and previous audit summaries are provided. In the future, the website will show corrective actions as identified in the most recent audit and tracking of progress against these actions.
Full rest home audits are also available online.
New Zealand’s home and community support sector Standard
New Zealand’s standard, NZS 8158:2012 Home and community support sector Standard, covers what people receiving support in a home or community setting can expect from the services they receive and the minimum requirements for organisations. It helps to support people facing challenges to their ability to participate fully in everyday life, to maintain or increase their independence, live in their own home, participate in their communities, and fulfil the roles they value.