Moving into residential care
Where to start when thinking about residential care
If you’re looking to move into a rest home or hospital you have some big decisions to make. Find out what you first need to think about and do.
Your Admission Agreement and care plan
When you move into a rest home or hospital you sign an Admission Agreement. This contract has information about your rights and responsibilities. Your Care Plan is the other important document that’s prepared for you.
Transfer to a different residential care facility
You can transfer to another residential care facility if you want to. Or you may have to transfer if the level of care you need has changed.
Urgent admission to a residential care facility
Even if your need is urgent, you can only move into your preferred rest home or hospital if it has a suitable vacancy.