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Elmwood Care


Our Care offering

Family-friendly is how we’re often described by our residents - and we certainly live up to that reputation! From the staff who greet you in the hallways, to the fresh and inviting living spaces, at Elmwood you’ll feel right at home. Our main lounge is a vibrant hub of activity. Follow the music and laughter to find a friend to chat to, or to join in the day’s events. Or if it’s peace and quiet you crave, explore the bountiful gardens, or relax in a comfy chair in one of our many cosy nooks.


At Elmwood, we offer a choice of both Standard Rooms and Care Suites, which means no matter your needs or budget, there are plenty of options. 


Care Suites are designed to give you more flexibility, plus that little bit of luxury you deserve. Both Rest Home and Hospital care can be provided in your Care Suite, which means you can relax knowing you won’t have the upheaval of moving again if your needs increase. 


Your Care Suite is designed to be your forever home, so you’ll be able to stay in the same familiar place, with your friends around you and the staff who know you best caring for you. You own the right to occupy your Care Suite, so you can personalise it with your favourite furniture and treasured pieces. A DHB assessment is not required for care that is paid for privately. 


All Care Suites have a heat pump and full en-suite, as well as a kitchenette with a fridge and a microwave – perfect for making a cuppa when friends and family come to visit. 


Activities Programme

Hop in the village van for a jaunt, you’ll never know where it will take you next. Cuddling kittens at the cat café or hot chips on the ferry to Devonport, there’s an exciting new destination each week. Or if it’s music you’re into, enjoy your own personalised playlist with I Love Music, and keep fit and flexible with Move and Groove. Furry friends, fashion shows, competitive games and theme days, there’s something for everyone no matter what you’re interested in.



Tender Sunday roasts, hot fish and chips and scrummy homemade puddings… there’s a reason why the dining room is full before dinner! All of the above are regular features on our menu, which is packed with tasty family favourites you’d make at home. You’ll be sure to be up for second helpings!


Award-Winning Care

Great care is what we do, and we’ve got the accolades to prove it. Oceania’s won the supreme award from the New Zealand Aged Care Association 3 years in a row, so you can be sure you’re in good hands. When it comes to your care, you know what you like and don’t like - and we want to know too. Because everyone is different all our residents get a personalised care plan. From meals to medications, everything that’s important to you is covered. 


What's Nearby

We’re just around the corner from the Southern Motorway, so it’s a breeze for visitors to pop in, or get you out and about to local shops and cafes. Auckland's stunning Botanic Gardens are just across the road and are the perfect spot for catching up with friends and family.


Click here to view available Elmwood Care Suite listings




  • Rest Home

  • Hospital

  • Care Suites

  • Respite

  • Palliative | End of life care

  • Retirement Village VIEW
  • "I want to say a huge heartfelt thank you for the way you all care for mum. I am so thankful for the grace, integrity and respect with which the team treat mum." - Daughter of resident at Elmwood

  • "I really want to acknowledge each and every team member in Totara wing. You guys are AMAZING and worth your weight in gold. Your care has made a tough time much easier to cope with. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts." - Granddaughter of an Elmwood Resident

  • "Dad loves his unit at Elmwood. Our family appreciates the wonderful care he receives and the friendship the staff show, being his day-to-day family. We could not have hoped for better care and attention." - Family of an Elmwood resident

  • "I wanted something that felt like home - not a hotel. When we walked into Elmwood it felt different from the other places, I was comfortable right away. I’ve become friendly with Rose across the hall – we call into each other’s places for coffee and a chat. I have no regrets about coming here." - Catherine Cowan, Elmwood Care Suite 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

  • "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

  • "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

Staff Profile

  • Gail Kopa

    Gail Kopa

    Business and Care Manager

    021 518 651

    Gail has been a Registered Nurse since 2001 and has spent over 10 years in Management – mostly in Aged Care. She is passionate about working with the elderly, focusing on holistic approach to care and providing quality 5 star service and 5 star staff. In her free time Gail enjoys being with her Whānau and holidays up North.

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  • Donna Marshall

    Donna Marshall


    (09) 269 0775

    After working for the government for 28 years Donna wanted a change but did not know what that change was. She had a mother in a private hospital and when she heard about working for Elmwood she jumped at the chance and absolutely loves her job as an Administrator - specialising in payroll and assisting the Facility Manager.

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  • Sarah Ellis

    Sarah Ellis

    Diversional Therapist

    (09) 269 0750

    Originally from England, Sarah and has now lived here for twenty years. Having started off in nursing, she then tried her hand as an Activities Therapist and loved it so much - she hasn’t looked back. She then went on to do her Diversional Therapy training.

    Realising it’s a big step to come into a retirement village, her aim is to make your family member feel at home and be part of our Elmwood Family.

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Features and Services

  • Vans / minibus

  • En Suites

  • BBQ Area

  • Physio-therapist

  • Hairdresser

  • Outdoor seating

  • GP/Nurse Practitioner Visits

  • 24/7 nurse onsite

  • Internet

  • Podiatrist

  • Hot Drink Facilities for Families

  • Pharmac Approved

  • Emergency call buttons

  • I Love Music

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Oceania provides Rest Home, Hospital, Dementia, Respite and Palliative/End of Life Care, as well as Independent Retirement Village living, at over 40 New Zealand locations.

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