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The Sands Care


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Our Care Offering

In an unbeatable waterfront location, across the road from Browns Bay beach, The Sands offers a premium option for aged care. This is Rest Home reinvented – private and spacious Care Suites for luxurious living, as well as additional personalised services to ensure that from food to activities, your day is filled with the things you love.

Living in a Care Suite is like living in an apartment where you can enjoy the flexibility and control you're used to, along with that bit of luxury you deserve. Care Suites are for both Rest Home and Hospital level care, so any extra support you need comes to you. This means your suite is your forever home - you don’t have to go through the upheaval of moving again, and staff who know you and your family best stay caring for you. Some of our Care Suites can also accomodate a couple. A DHB assessment is not required for care that is paid for privately.

There is a choice of suites either with an open-plan bedroom and lounge, or separate bedroom and living spaces. All Care Suites have a heat pump and full ensuite, as well kitchenette with fridge and microwave - perfect for making a cuppa when friends and family visit. We also have options with private balconies and/or stunning sea views. You own the right to occupy your Care Suite, so can personalise it with your favourite furniture and treasured pieces.


Activities Programme

It’s easy to fill your day at The Sands. Your guest services coordinator will spend time with you to find out what you feel like doing. Whether you want to meet up with friends at a show, or video chat with family overseas, they take care of the logistics to make it happen. Our activities calendar is packed with a variety of group and solo pursuits. Hop in the village van for a mystery trip, join your neighbours for theme days and happy hour, or enjoy some me-time listening to your own personalised music playlist with our award-winning I Love Music programme.



Tender Sunday roasts, hot fish and chips and scrummy homemade puddings… all are regular features on our menu, which is packed with tasty classics you’d make at home. Don’t fancy what’s on offer? Have a chat to our friendly chef and kitchen team to let them know what you’re craving. Good food is best shared, and family and friends are welcome to come dine with you. Enjoy a barista coffee and a bite to eat from the onsite café or book in for a meal in the main or private dining room.


What's Nearby 

We don’t have visiting hours at The Sands because it’s your home and we know how important it is for you to stay connected to your community. With local shops and cafes just few minutes’ walk around the corner, and the Northern Motorway just a 5-minute drive away, it’s easy for friends and family to get you out and about too.


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 NZ Aged Care Association three 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 your preferences too. Because everyone is different, each of our residents get a personalised care plan, so from meals to medications, everything that’s important to you is covered.


To view available Care Suite listings for The Sands click here 




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Staff Profile

  • Adriana Summers

    Adriana Summers

    Business and Care Manager

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    Adriana brings a lot of knowledge and experience to her role as manager at The Sands. A trained nurse and GP, she has also completed a Bachelors and Diploma in Health Sciences, as well as post graduates studies in Health Services Management. Before coming to The Sands she worked with the NZ Heart Foundation, Brain Injury Association and WALSH Trust. Adriana has an open door policy and values an honest and transparent approach as a manager. She is passionate about providing a high standard of care for residents. Outside of work she likes reading, music, dancing, socialising with friends and family and walking her dog.

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  • Grant Hiskens

    Grant Hiskens

    Guest Services Manager

    Grant is here to help you feel at home in your home, finds helping residents rewarding and loves hearing about their stories. Among other things, he is responsible for managing the housekeeping and leisure team. Before joining The Sands, Grant spent 10 years at Air New Zealand and 9 years at Ronald McDonald House Charities. Outside of work, he enjoys running, cycling, travelling, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

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  • Anitha Mogilicharla

    Anitha Mogilicharla

    Clinical Manager

    Anitha completed her Bachelor of Nursing in 2013 and has worked in a variety of roles in the aged care sector. Starting off her journey with Oceania as a healthcare assistant, Anitha has since gained experience as a nurse manager and now clinical manager here at The Sands. Anitha most loves working with people from all different cultures, and won the 'Best Nurse Award' in the aged care category at the 2019 Auckland Nursing and Midwifery awards.

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  • Leigh Lambert

    Leigh Lambert

    Executive Chef

    Leigh has spent over 29 years in the hospitality industry in the UK, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand – most recently as Head Chef of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. He is passionate about making amazing food, takes enormous pride in his role and values interacting with residents to ensure the food on offer exceeds their expectations. In his spare time Leigh enjoys cooking, playing golf, sailing and fishing on his motor-sailor with his wife and 3-year-old Charlie.

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  • Dulanja Wimalaratna

    Dulanja Wimalaratna


    Dulanja is a people person who loves getting to know residents, their families and friends. She joined Oceania in 2015 and has completed her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in the UK. Dulanja believes all residents deserve beauty, care and respect throughout their life, and "residents may forget her name, but they will never forget how she made them feel”. Outside of work Dulanja enjoys travelling and socialising with friends.

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