The Residential Care Subsidy provides financial assistance for those who are assessed as needing long term residential care. A helpful publication is ‘Long-term Residential Care for Older People-What you need to know’. Call Age Concern Canterbury for a copy. Ph 366 0903.
The organisation responsible for paying the Residential Care Subsidy is the Ministry of Health.
The role of Work and Income is to determine if you qualify for the subsidy by assessing your assets and income.
Deaf Link Free Fax is 0800 621 621. It can also be used for those too upset to telephone.