What’s covered by the Daily Care Fee in a Rest Home?
When people move into a care facility there are often a few questions around what the standard fees cover and what things need to be paid for or arranged privately. The table below is a helpful guide, but for more details you may want to ask the facility manager.
|Service ||Covered by Daily Care Fee / Facility ||Privately Paid and/or Arranged |
|Room ||Yes, standard rooms are covered ||A Premium room or Care Suite will have additional fees |
|Meals ||Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and supper are all provided. || |
|Laundry ||Yes ||Dry cleaning and delicate washing |
|Bed linen and towels ||Yes ||You may like to bring a bedspread from home to personalise your room |
|Doctor or Nurse Practitioner visits ||Yes ||If you want to use your own doctor there may be extra fees |
|Medication ||Yes, if prescribed by a doctor and funded by PHARMAC ||Some additional costs may apply in certain circumstances |
|Specialist appointments ||Some, depending on appointment ||Some e.g. Dentistry, optometry, audiology etc. |
|Wound Care ||Yes || |
|Continence products ||Yes ||Some additional costs may apply |
|Transport ||Some, depending on occasion and level of care ||Private appointments and personal travel e.g. to visit a friend |
|Activities ||Facility activity programme ||Some special events or outings may have extra costs |
|Phone ||Facility line for local landline calls ||Cell phones, private phone line in room or toll calls |
|TV ||In communal area/s ||Private TV or SKY connection in room |
|Internet ||Facility Wi-Fi ||Personal internet connection in your room |
|Toiletries ||No ||Yes |
|Hairdressing ||No ||Yes |
|Physio & Podiatry ||If prescribed ||If privately arranged |
|Furniture ||We will provide a bed and other basic furniture if required ||Some items can be brought from home provided they fit safely in the room |
Looking for more information?
You might be interested in these pages:
How much does aged care cost and who pays for aged care?
Room options and their costs
Residential Care Subsidy
Or contact the manager of your local Oceania Rest Home
The Ministry of Health website and WINZ website also have helpful information.