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Who lives in a Rest Home?


Our residents are pretty independent, have their wits about them but aren’t quite able to live in their own home anymore. Usually a combination of several of these things flag that it’s time for a bit more support: not cooking meals or taking medications regularly, becoming increasingly forgetful or confused, having small falls and accidents around the home, becoming lonely as it becomes difficult to stay in touch with friends and do the things they used to do. 


Most residents who come into Rest Home level care do so after being assessed by a District Health Board Needs Assessor, however a referral is not always required. Give us a call if you're unsure and want to understand what's required in your particular situation.

What makes our caring staff so great

Having fantastic caring and stable staff makes the world of difference. You just have to ask our residents, talk with their family members or see our staff in action for yourself, to understand how dedicated and passionate our people are about what they do. They truly want to provide great quality care. We select these special people, invest in award winning, comprehensive on-going training and show them how much we appreciate them so they want to stay doing what they do best. We have so many staff who have been with us for many years, sharing resident’s lives and helping new staff become part of the care team. 


Delivering great personalised care

What really sets Oceania apart from other places is the highly individualised care we provide for each resident. We develop a unique Person-Centred Care plan for every resident in our care.  These help us to understand as much as possible about the individual now, as well as the life they have lead before coming into our care. This plan is shared with everyone who cares for the resident and is reviewed and updated to reflect the residents current care needs. Families and staff keep in touch with changes to care with phone calls or face to face chats. Families are also an important part of the 6 monthly care reviews where they can join the GP, nurse and other professionals to discuss the resident and plan future care.


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  • "Two of my adult children are in the medical field and the caring professionalism of the staff was noticed immediately. The staff really seem to enjoy their jobs, each other's company and working as part of a team. I would often hear them humming or singing bits of songs when they assist residents down the corridors" - Wife of an Oceania Resident

  • 'The whole facility is like a home away from home. It couldn't be a more loving place, there's a beautiful atmosphere. As far as I'm concerned they're tops, always so caring. You're treated like a person, a real human being. I couldn't fault them in anyway actually.' - Oceania Resident

  • “My wife receives great care and the way staff talk to residents make them feel at home. The amount of activities that go on is good therapy as well.” - Husband of an Oceania Resident

  • "My father fought going into care for so long but he found his fears were certainly groundless with the care and attention he received. He told me he was happy to be there which spoke volumes to me." - Daughter of an Oceania Resident

  • "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 Oceania Resident

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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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