Eldon Care


Our Care offering

Eldon is situated on the city fringe providing a peaceful semi-rural setting, with a golf club to our south, and hills and bush on the east and west boundaries. Tui and Wood Pigeons are a frequent sight. With gardens and courtyards our residents enjoy easy access to the outdoors.


Eldon is frequently described as welcoming and friendly.

As you enter via the main entrance you can usually hear and see residents interacting with each other and the happy faces and laughter of staff.


We offer residential care for up to 133 elderly people, as well as some younger clients with similar health issues.


Our commitment is to provide and promote the best possible care for the aged - by assisting our staff to gain excellent skills, while learning the value and satisfaction that comes from working in Aged Care.


All staff take part in the Oceania training programme, a programme recognised and awarded excellence by NZ Aged Care Association.


Eldon has a reputation for managing a wide variety of residents while always working towards meeting their needs as individuals.


Activities Programme

Providing meaningful and varied activities in a large facility with so many hospital residents, takes creative thinking, organisation and planning, along with flexibility, as some days things are just not going to go the way you planned. Eldon has a well-trained team of five recreation staff lead by Holly Chapman a qualified Diversional Therapist.


The team work hard to offer varied and fun activities adapting these to meet the individual’s needs and capabilities. Some of these activities include happy hour, art and crafts, baking, quizzes and crosswords, scenic drives, café outings, indoor golf, "It’s In The Bag", pet therapy, church services, music therapy as well as external entertainers and of course, exercise sessions and sit dancing. We also have special events such as the annual mini Olympics, high tea on the Queen’s birthday, farm animal zoo visits and of course celebrate all those special days throughout the year including St Patrick’s day, Melbourne Cup day, Halloween, Mother’s day, Christmas and Easter. Each year we fund raise for a local or national organisation with a link to health. Eldon compete in the annual Kapiti inter-rest home bowls – Eldon has won for the past three years.


Eldon also has a Sensory Suite which uses a combination of soothing lights, sounds and tactile objects to stimulate the senses and help residents relax.


What’s Near By

Eldon, while being situated in a semi-rural, is only 1.7kms from the heart of Paraparaumu. Paraparaumu itself is less than an hour north of Wellington by car or a train (trains run every half hour). Paraparaumu and surrounding areas on the Kapiti Coast enjoy a noticeably warmer climate with great gardens and miles and miles of easily accessible beach over-looking Kapiti Island, steeped in history and now a bird sanctuary. The Kapiti Coast has wonderful private and public gardens, and every year there is a garden trail showcasing some of the amazing private gardens. There is a thriving arts community with a number of well-known artists whose studios are open to the public during business hours. Cafes and restaurants dot the coastline and the shallow and calm sea allows for safe swimming. There are a number of golf courses including the Links course and now you can fly directly to and from Paraparaumu from Auckland and Christchurch with plans to include the Hawkes Bay in the future.



  • Rest Home

  • Hospital

  • Respite

  • Palliative | End of life care

  • "The care Mum receives is just super, she's been really well looked after. The food is fabulous, clothes are always clean, beds always clean. If anything happens the staff are always straight on the phone to tell me what's going on. They've been amazing" - Daughter of an Eldon Resident

  • "Please pass on our thanks to you and your team who have done a marvellous job in caring and settling dad in. The professionalism and level of care has been excellent." - Daughter of Oceania resident

  • "You are all very special people, I saw the dignity and respect you show all the residents including my mum, I head back overseas in the knowledge she is very well cared for." - Daughter of Oceania resident

  • "I love to be here. The staff are absolutely incredible. I feel so safe and that's the main thing." - Dorothy Girven, Oceania Resident

  • "Rettie, thank you, all of your staff have done more than we could have ever achieved alone. 2 years and 5 months after our mum fell down and broke her hip – she has melted with your persistent loving care and got up from her chair. Mum’s psychogeriatricist said she may never get up. You have proved this wrong." - Family member of Oceania resident

  • "It occurs to me that 'the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.' To me this means the endless patience, encouragement, support and tireless care your staff give my family cannot be understated." - Family member of Oceania resident

  • "Just want to let you know how happy and grateful our family is, not only for the superb care you’re providing for our Mum but also for the wonderful respect and kindness everyone shows to residents and family members." - Family of Oceania resident

  • "On more than one occasion, the nurses came in to talk to Alan and say goodbye to him for the day, before they left at the end of their shift. They all loved him and cared for him in a most special way, even though Alan was unable to speak very much due to a stroke." - Niece of Oceania resident

Staff Profile

  • Helene Walton

    Business Care Manager

    021 195 0475

    Helene is a Registered Nurse with a wealth of experience in Aged Residential Care, having worked in Senior Nursing and Management roles since 2001. She has also won several Community awards for establishing support groups within the community. The most important thing to Helene is being able to help residents in need and supporting them to stay connected with the community In her free time she enjoys writing, public speaking, making soap, playing the piano, spending time with her grandchildren and she is also a race walking judge.

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  • Sharon Lockyer

    Sharon Lockyer


    (04) 298 8199 ext 8742

    Sharon joined us over seven years ago after over 20 years as an administrator at PlaceMakers. She has recently completed a number of papers towards a Business Diploma. Sharon is a key member of the senior management team.

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  • Holly Chapman

    Holly Chapman

    Diversional Therapist

    Holly leads the recreation team, which includes Denise, also a diversional therapist, Donna and Alison. Holly joined us four and a half years ago completing her formal qualifications in 2012. She is based in the hospital but has oversight across all areas. Being very creative and artistic, a number of pieces of her own art can be seen adorning our walls from time to time.

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  • Leanne Tan

    Food Services Manager

    Leanne has been with us for almost 6 years. She is a qualified Chef completing her qualifications via City & Guilds with double distinction in 2008. Leanne came to New Zealand from Malaysia in 1989. Incredibly, Leanne speaks Malay, Mandarin, Cantonese and Hokkien as well as English. She is well supported by an excellent team which includes two other qualified chefs, Bruce and Tyler.

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  • Healthcare

    Eldon is well supported by our contract doctors, Drs. Davies, Dyer and Averi along with Mary Potter Hospice, Julie Hollingsworth, Nurse Practitioner, Dr Janet Turnbull, Geriatrician, Louise Fairbanks, Psycho-geriatric Liaison Nurse - along with other key staff from Capital Coast DHB.

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Features and Services

  • Vans / minibus

  • En Suites

  • Physio-therapist

  • Hairdresser

  • Outdoor seating

  • GP/Nurse Practitioner Visits

  • 24/7 nurse onsite

  • Chaplain

  • Happy Hour

  • Podiatrist

  • Pharmac Approved

  • Emergency call buttons

  • Hot Drink Facilities for Families

  • I Love Music

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