Moving into a retirement home
Moving into a retirement home:
You or your parents may be looking into moving into a retirement home. There are documents that must legally be given to you from the operator. These are governed by s30 of the Retirement Villages Act 2003. There are also other documents that are available on request. Your lawyer can assist you and your family with all the paperwork to make your decision to move as easy and as straightforward as possible.
But in the meantime if this is more of a distant reality at this time then you can be better prepared by doing some initial research. I would recommend you look at the Retirement Commission website – http://www.cffc.org.nz/what-we-do/retirement-villages/. This includes a booklet called “Thinking of Living in a Retirement Village?
The government website Sorted – http:/www.sorted.org.nz/life-events/moving-to-a-retirement-village. The sorted website is great for checklists of both financial and lifestyle considerations for residents.
Age Concern NZ – www.ageconcern.org.nz
There are other website available for checking and working out if a Retirement Village is right for you if you wish to take it further and require legal advice then please contact our team on (09) 869 2097.