Under section 53 of the Residential Care and Disability Support Services Act 2018, the Director-General of Health is required to notify the maximum contribution that applies in each region for long-term aged residential care.
The maximum contribution is the maximum weekly amount (inclusive of GST) that a resident assessed as requiring long-term residential care (through a needs assessment and service coordination agency) is required to pay for contracted care services provided to them in the region in which their rest home or continuing care hospital is located.
The maximum contribution is the same for all residents regardless of the type of contracted care services they receive. It is equivalent to the rest home contract price applying to residential care facilities in each territorial local authority region.
The maximum contribution set by this notice applies from 1 July 2022 and replaces the previous maximum contribution notice published in the New Zealand Gazette, 29 July 2021, Notice No. 2021-go3187.
The daily GST exclusive contract price for rest home has been increased by $2.75, GST has been added and the result has been multiplied by seven to determine the new maximum contribution. The calculations are rounded to two decimal places at each step.
|Region: Territorial Local Authority||Maximum Contribution Weekly (GST Inclusive)
|Far North District||1203.51|
|North Shore City||1294.02|
|South Waikato District||1199.10|
|Western Bay of Plenty District||1227.03|
|Central Hawke’s Bay District||1225.84|
|New Plymouth District||1225.84|
|South Taranaki District||1208.27|
|Palmerston North City||1221.43|
|Kapiti Coast District||1230.39|
|Upper Hutt City||1221.43|
|Lower Hutt City||1247.75|
|South Wairarapa District||1203.51|
|Banks Peninsula District||1234.73|
|Central Otago District||1203.51|
Copies of the maximum contribution amounts and other information about income and asset testing can be found on the Ministry of Health website at: www.health.govt.nz/our-work/life-stages/health-older-people/long-term-residential-care/maximum-contribution.
Needs assessment and service coordination agencies, Specialised Processing Services, Work and Income of the Ministry of Social Development and residential care providers, will also be able to advise the maximum contributions applying in each region.
Dated at Wellington this 30th day of June 2022.
Dr ASHLEY BLOOMFIELD, Director-General of Health.