Age Concern has published some information about residential care for older people that Age Concern finds is sometimes missed or not fully understood.
The article refers to the Health and Disability Services Standards NZS 8134:2008, which is used to monitor the quality of residential care. The standard requires rest homes to meet the standard and be certified to operate by the Ministry of Health.
Other areas covered include moving to a rest home, finding a rest home, government funding, and the complaints process.
Read the article.