Moving to an Enliven care home

There are four steps toward your move to an Enliven community

  1. Assessment by the Southern District Health Board’s Aged Care Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC) service is a requirement of entry.  The NASC provides assessment to identify your level of need for ongoing health care and support.  Depending on the outcome of the assessment, the assessor may authorise entry into residential aged care.  Visit for more information on the NASC service or talk to your GP.

  2. Contact your preferred Enliven care home or homes, to check availability and arrange a personal meeting with the care home manager.  At this meeting the manager will talk with you about your preferences, provide an admission pack and answer any questions you may have.  The meeting may also be followed by a tour of the property. 

  3. Return your completed admission pack to the Enliven care home manager.  There are number of forms for completion in the admission pack and it may be helpful to have a family member or friend assist you.  Should you have any questions regarding the contents of the admission pack, please contact your preferred Enliven care home for assistance.

  4. Move in.  Moving from your current home will require some planning and preparation.  Allow yourself time for this transition.  Your Enliven care home and its residents will have a lot of information and advice to share about local services that can assist you with the practicalities of moving.  Please ask us.

View our Aged Care Covid Policies, including visiting protocols in our Enliven Carehomes