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St Johns Wood Care


Our Care Offering

In the perfect location just a few minutes from Lake Taupo, St Johns Wood is an attractive rest home with a warm community feel. From the staff who greet you in the hallways, to the fresh and inviting living spaces, at St Johns Wood you’ll feel right at home. There’s always something happening in our main lounge - find a friend to chat to or join in the day’s events. If it’s peace and quiet you crave, relax in the sunny courtyard, or find a comfy chair in one of our many cosy nooks.


At St Johns Wood, 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. Some Care Suites are large enough to accommodate couples, so you can be together, even when one of you requires Hospital level care. 



Hop in the village van for a jaunt, you’ll never know where it will take you next. Hot chips at the lake or off for a drive to Aratiatia Dam - 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. Join in the fun with our award-winning “Grandfriends” programme, or take part in 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 want second helpings!


Award-Winning Care

Great care is what we do, and we’ve got the accolades to prove it. You can be sure you’re in good hands. Oceania has won the Supreme Care Award from the NZ Aged Care Association 3 years in a row. 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 of our residents get a personalised care plan where from meals to medications, everything that’s important to you is covered. 


What’s Nearby

Everything you need is close by, including a chemist, post office, banks, movie theatre, supermarket, library, and an array of cafés and restaurants. We’re also handy to the Cosmopolitan Club, R.S.A, Taupo lakefront (only two blocks away) and a number of churches.


To view available Care Suite listings for St Johns Wood click here



  • Rest Home

  • Hospital

  • Care Suites

  • Retirement Village VIEW
  • 'The staff are absolutely fantastic and I cannot speak highly enough of St Johns Wood' - Rod Dann - Son of St Johns Wood resident

  • 'Dad says he feels like he is treated like a king here.' - Maggie Richmond, Daughter of St Johns Wood resident

  • 'A big factor here is that we are so central. The staff are first class and the atmosphere is excellent.' - Les Winslade, St Johns Wood Resident

  • 'I can't praise St John's enough - the staff are wonderful. They really do think of everything. They all seem to come to work not just because they want to get paid, but because they really do care.' - Connie Brettelle, St Johns Wood Resident

  • 'My decision to move into here was not predetermined, I was in a most unsettled state when I spontaneously took a look in here. I liked what I saw and the person who met me made me feel most welcome. I have no desire to look elsewhere.' - Jim Flight, St Johns Wood Resident

  • 'The facilities at St Johns Wood are just lovely' - Son of St Johns Wood resident

Staff Profile

  • Sue Macfarlane

    Business Care and Village Manager

    027 675 3347

    Sue has over 20 years' experience as a Registered Nurse in Aged Care, having managed both hospitals and villages mostly in Auckland. She is passionate about care of the elderly, and feels it a privilege to be working in this industry. She has a great sense of humour, and believes that laughter is the best medicine. Taupo has been her second home for over 40 years - her parents lived in Taupo until recently. She enjoys golfing, fishing, gardening and writing in her spare time. Her 3 adult sons live in Sydney and Auckland, and plan to visit regularly.

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  • Alfevic Empaces

    Alfevic Empaces

    Registered Nurse

    Alfie is an excellent Registered Nurse with 9-years' experience in nursing practice. He has in depth knowledge in elderly care having worked at St Johns Wood for 7 years as a Senior RN. He is very friendly and approachable. He maximises his youth by keeping active in sports and signs up to any activity that keeps him fit. He keeps himself busy and spends his free time with family and friends

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  • Toni-Lee Hughes

    Toni-Lee Hughes


    Toni-Lee is originally from Auckland and moved back to Taupo 3 years ago. Her background is in aged care administration. Toni-Lee enjoys the variety of her job - no two days are ever the same. She also loves spending time with the residents who she says "make it easy to come to work." In her free time Toni-Lee enjoys being with family, reading a good book or taking her dog for a walk.

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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

  • Chaplain

  • Happy Hour

  • Podiatrist

  • Pharmac Approved

  • Emergency call buttons

  • I Love Music

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