Residential care options in Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt

When is residential care a good idea?

Deciding when to go into residential care can be difficult for seniors and their family.

It's distressing witnessing a decline in daily living activities such as inadequate meals, dehydration, dressing, taking a bath or shower, using the toilet, coping and decision making. 

Most people prefer to remain in their own home with community support but there are times when it is necessary to move to another level of support. 

If you are concerned speak with your family or doctor.

Getting a needs assessment for funded residential care

If you are considering residential care your first step is to have a needs assessment. 

A comprehensive needs assessment is required even if you are going into a public hospital. The assessment will determine your eligibility for funded aged residential care.

Contact Hutt Valley Service Co-ordination Centre for a needs assessment in the Hutt Valley - phone 04 566 2226. 


Subsidies to help  cover costs of rest home care

Residential care subsidy

Sorted NZ says ..."The needs assessment indicates whether you may be eligible to apply for a Residential Care Subsidy. If you apply and qualify, the subsidy and most of your NZ Super will be used to pay for your care, leaving you a small amount of personal money to spend." 

Contact the Ministry of Health’s Residential Care Information Line on 0800 737 777 or visit their website.

Residential Care Loan
Many people going into residential care want to keep their home. Rather than selling your home to pay for your care, WINZ may be able to help you with a Residential Care Loan. This is an interest free loan paid to the hospital or rest home and is usually repaid when your home is sold. Ph WINZ 0800 999 727

Residential care rest homes in Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt

Here is some good information about longterm residential care to read from the MOH website. A full list of certified providers and audit reports is available on the Ministry of Health website. Consumer.org.nz  has audits for all rest homes that have been investigated in New Zealand.


Address  Facilities Certified 
Petone Britannia House
38 Britannia Street
Petone
Ph 04 977 7982 
petoneresidence@paradise.net.nz 

Independent living units to purchase or rent
Certified rest home care
 
Home service
Hospital care
 
Yes
Audit 

Lower Hutt

Aroha Care Centre
6 Cooper St,
Taita 
Ph 04 567 1026 
info@arohacarecentre.co.nz 
Independent living units to purchase or rent
Home service
Certified rest home care 
Hospital care  
Yes
Audit 
Acre Court Retirement Village
758 High St
Epuni
Ph 04 567 1417
Independent living units to purchase No
Manor Park Private Hospital
14 Manor Park Road
Lower Hutt
Ph 04 563 5240
manorpark@mph.net.nz 
Certified psycho-geriatric care 
 
Yes
Audit
Riverleigh Residential Care
1- 5 Connolly Street
Lower Hutt
Ph 
04 569 7955
riverleigh@terranova.net.nz 
Certified rest home 
Hospital care
Yes
Audit
Ropata Village Trust
57 Ropata Crescent
Boulcott
Ph 04 920 0846
manager@ropatavillage.co.nz
Independent living units to purchase
Support living
No  
Shona McFarlane Retirement Village
66 Mabey Road
Avalon
Ph 04 577 1090
tracey.sprott@shonamcfarlane.co.nz 
Independent living townhouses to purchase or rent 
Serviced apartments
 
Certified rest home 
Hospital care 
Yes
Audit
Wesleyhaven Village
249  Rata Street
Naenae
Ph 04 567 8766
deckston@wesleyca.org.nz
strand@wesleyca.org.nz
Independent living subsidised rental units
Certified rest homes, Deckston and Strand
Hospital care
Yes
Audit
Woburn Home
57 Wai-iti Crescent
Woburn
Ph 04 569 6400
woburn@psc.org.nz 
Independent living units to rent
Home service
Certified rest home 
Hospital care
Dementia unit
Yes
Audit
Woburn Masonic 
63 Wai-iti Crescent 
Woburn
Ph 04 569 6839
christine.townsend@masonicvillages.co.nz
Independent living options:
  - units to rent 
  - apartments under construction and available to purchase
Certified rest home
Hospital care

Yes
Audit
Stokes Valley  Stokeswood Rest Home & Hospital
18 Glen Road
Stokes Valley
Ph 04 562 9060
stokeswood@bupa.co.nz  
Independent living units to rent
Certified rest home 
Hospital care
Yes
Audit
Upper Hutt  Benhaven Rest Home
29 Golders Rd, 
Elderslea
Ph  04-527 8727 
benhavenresthome@gmail.com
Certified rest home  Yes
Audit
 
Elderslea Lodge
29 Redwood Street
Elderslea
Ph  04 528 0670
helene.walton@oceanialiving.co.nz
Certified rest home 
Hospital care
Dementia care
Yes
Audit
Fergusson Rest Home & Hospital
654 Fergusson Drive
Upper Hutt
Ph 0
4 528 7689
fergusson@bupa.co.nz
Independent living units to purchase
Home service
Certified rest home 
Hospital care
Dementia care

Yes
Audit
 
Heretaunga Rest Home and Village
2 Field Street
Silverstream
Ph 
04 527 8181 
janice.bellamy@oceanialiving.co.nz
Independent living units to purchase
Home service
Certified rest home 
Dementia care 
Yes
Audit
Hutt Gables Village
1094 Fergusson Drive
Clouston Park
Ph 
04 526 9292
beverley.sutherland@oceanialiving.co.nz

Independendent living units to purchase  No
Mercy Villas
17 Gibbons St
Ph 
04 934 6083
mercyvillas@paradise.net.nz
Iindependent living units to rent Not certified 
St Josephs Home of Compassion
237 Fergusson Drive
Heretaunga 
Ph 04 528 5089 
theresa.m@compassion.org.nz
Certified rest home 
Hospital care
Dementia care

Yes
Audit
Summerset at the Course
20 Racecourse Road
Trentham
Ph 04 5272980 
trentham.manager@summerset.co.nz
Independent living units to purchase
Certified rest home 
Hospital care

Yes
Audit