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Elmswood Care


Our Care offering

Set in large park-like grounds with beautifully maintained gardens, Elmswood is a small; family orientated aged care facility offering dementia care in a family-feeling environment. Having been recently refurbished, the rooms are bright and airy, and there are a range of room sizes to suit individual needs. Residents have access to inviting common areas, and a secure garden and courtyard where they can spend time with family, friends or the resident cat and dog.


Our residents can’t say enough about the fantastic meals, the consistently high standard of care provided, the great staff, and the always-interesting recreational programme.


This programme is run by a full-time Diversional Therapist who organises activities for throughout the week including arts, crafts, games and entertainment. There are regular visits from external entertainers, and each week residents can go on outings in the facility minibus.


What’s Near By

  • Close to Brookfield Shopping Centre
  • Tauranga CBD 1.5 km away
  • Only 9.7 km to Mt Maunganui



  • Dementia

  • ‘I have always been impressed and grateful for the quality of care given by all your staff. We are forever grateful that Dad could finish his days ‘at his home’ listening to music they thoughtfully provided and farewelled by staff who he had become very fond of’ - Lorraine, Daughter of a former Elmswood 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

  • "The staff I had most contact with were Diane, Lorraine and Mia. They have been just fantastic, but I realise that everyone has contributed to Mum’s overall care. There were mornings when I had to wait for the staff to finish hugging Mum and telling her to have a lovely time when I came to take her out." - Family members 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

  • Annelize Van Zyl

    Annelize Van Zyl

    Business and Care Manager

    021 564 583

    Originally from South Africa, Annelize immigrated to New Zealand in 2011. Annelize has had a varied career which has given her a range of business and people skills, including roles in Child Protection and the Defence Force. She started working with the elderly in 2014 and hasn’t looked back since. Annelize is passionate about delivering a high standard of care and services for residents and their families. Outside of work Annelize likes to go exploring on road trips, and teaches children to swim on the weekends.

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  • Lolita Rissetto

    Lolita Rissetto

    Clinical Manager

    Lolita has worked with Oceania since 2012. She is a Registered Nurse - but also has a range of skills from previous study in Business Administration, and roles in hospitality and retail. Lolita is really passionate about working with the elderly, as well as sharing her knowledge and skills with staff in her team. At home Lolita lives with her husband and her two dogs, Samson and Duke.

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Features and Services

  • Vans / minibus

  • En Suites

  • Physio-therapist

  • Hairdresser

  • Outdoor seating

  • Happy Hour

  • Podiatrist

  • Pharmac Approved

  • Emergency call buttons

  • BBQ Area

  • Internet

  • I Love Music

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