Retirement Housing ('Purchase')

Highlands - Metlifecare Retirement Village

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Highlands is a place like no other. Part retirement village, part resort, part country club, it is a special place with a well-deserved reputation for its community and camaraderie.

If you or your loved ones are starting to struggle with life at home our serviced apartments provides the perfect balance between support and care.

"When Mum was still at home we'd have to spend time doing the vacuuming, the laundry and things like that. Now we come in, enjoy each other's company and make the most of every moment we have together," says daughter of a Serviced Apartment resident.

Highlands is nestled amongst 12 acres of established, flat gardens and beautiful walkways, and offers a retirement lifestyle like no other. With an excellent, picturesque location in the heart of Auckland's Eastern suburbs, and a selection of spacious, established units and apartments, our lucky residents certainly live the good life.

The village offers fabulous leisure facilities and activities with a prime location close to Highland Park and Howick Village.

Offering a variety of living options, you have a choice of independent living units including villas, units and townhouses. We also offer continuum of care with serviced apartments, residential hospital and rest home.

Come and enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with like-minded people.

For more information or a private tour, please call Adelina on 09 533 0610.
Updated: 15 Aug 2013

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Contact Details
Detail
NameHighlands - Metlifecare Retirement Village
Address49 Aberfeldy Ave  
SuburbHighland Park
City/TownAuckland
Postal AddressP O Box 82270 Highland Park
District Health Board AreaCounties Manukau
Phone(09) 533 0600
Fax(09) 533 0700
ManagerJulie Pelling (Phone: (09) 533 0674)
OwnerMetlifecare Limited (Phone: (09) 539 8000)
Email View Email Address
Website http://www.metlifecare.co.nz
Updated: 24 Sep 2013

Availability Details
Room TypeVacancy?
Studio Apartments (Studio)Yes
Please do call for details of units and serviced apartments available
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Updated: 25 Sep 2014

Agent's Details
Details
Name Adelina Dantas - Sales Executive
Address Based at Metlifecare Highlands, also looks after Metlifecare Pakuranga.
City/Town East Auckland
Company Metlifecare Ltd
Phone (09) 533 0610
Fax (09) 533 0700
Mobile (021) 835 131
Email View Email Address
Updated: 2 Mar 2010

Statutory Supervisor's Details
Details
Name Mike Hablous
Address Po Box 4243 Shortland Street
City/Town Auckland 1140
Company Covenant Trustee Company
Phone 09-302-0638
Email View Email Address
Updated: 28 Nov 2012

Composition of Village
Studio Apartments (Studio Unit etc.)
VacancyYes
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Surrender Details10% per year for the first 3 years, maximum of 30%
Service Charge DetailsTailored Packages available
Meals, Laundy, Cleaning, Power included.
Personal cares
Village fee
Nursing Care DetailsVillage RN on duty Mon-Fri 8.30-5.00
24 hour emergency alarm response
1 Bedroom Serviced Apartments (1 Bedroom)
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Surrender Details10% per year for first 3 years, maximum of 30%
Service Charge DetailsTailored Packages available
Meals, Laundy, Cleaning, Power included.
Personal cares
Village fee
Nursing Care DetailsVillage RN on duty Mon-Fri 8.30-5.00
24 hour emergency alarm response
1 bedroom Unit (1 Bedroom)
GarageYes
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Surrender Details10% per year for first 3 years. 30% maximum
Service Charge Details Village fee
Nursing Care Details24 hour response to emergency call by trained staff
2 bedroom Unit - Single Level (2 Bedrooms)
GarageYes
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Surrender Details10% per year for first 3 years, Maximum of 30%
Service Charge DetailsVillage fee
Nursing Care Details24 hour emergency call response by trained staff
Village RN on duty Mon-Fri 8.30-5.00
2 Storey - 2 bedroom + study (2 Bedrooms)
GarageYes
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Surrender Details10% per year for first 3 years, 30% Maximum
Service Charge DetailsVillage fee
Nursing Care DetailsVillage RN on duty Mon-Fri 8.30-5.00
24 hour emergency alarm response by trained staff
Updated: 21 Nov 2012

Personnel & Services
Personnel / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40 Yes Village Nurse on duty Mon - Fri, 8.30 - 5.00
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Other Personnel Yes Kitchen Staff, Maintenance Staff, Grounds Staff, Office Staff, Care Staff
Home Help (External Provider) Yes Available through your Doctor.
Home Help (Internal Provider) Yes All cares delivered to your home
Meals - Internal Provider Yes Kitchen staff provide nutritious and varied meals for Lunch and Dinner.
Dietitian Negotiable
Podiatrist Yes Appointments can be made with visiting Podiatrist every 2nd Thursday
Hairdresser Yes Salon open Tuesday to Friday 9am - 3pm
Speech Therapist Negotiable
Nursing Care Yes Rest Home and Hospital level care available dependant on vacancies.
Chaplain Yes Gerald Sizoo- Chaplain for over 14 years at Highlands
Updated: 28 Dec 2012

Facility Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Full of regular activities, special functions, shopping trips and planned outings.
Community Complex Yes Refurbishment completed in 2007, furniture and decor a lovely modern and comfortable area.
Emergency Call System Yes Each Unit or Apartment is fitted with a wall mounted call point and a pendant.
24 Hour Security Yes Metlifecare Security Staff on site from 9.30pm until 6.30am. Several patrols of village each night.
Newsletter Yes The Highland Lark is published monthly by residents, contains information, village updates, interesting articles, jokes and much more. Management supplies a monthly newsletter with Staff and Resident news as well as information and reminders
Pets In Residence Yes Highlands has a number of Dogs, Cats, Birds and Fish, all very well behaved of course.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Incoming residents with pets must have prior approval of Village Manager.
Outings Yes Monday to Friday there are daily shopping trips to local shopping centres. Regular mystery trips for Serviced Apartment Residents and planned special outings each month.
Transport Available Yes Village Van is available for planned shopping trips and outings for resident groups.
Restaurant Yes Nutritious and varied meals provided for lunch and dinner. Dine in, takeaway and frozen meals available. Delivery service also available.
Swimming Pool Yes Indoor and heated with changing facilities.
Spa Pool Yes Indoor and heated with changing facilities.
Craft Room Yes Painting group, china painting (kiln available), quilting group and other arts and crafts
Library Yes Our dedicated resident Librarian does a wonderful job of organising our well stocked Library.
Games Room Yes Used for Tai-Chi, Housie, Poetry reading, Bolivia, 500, Quiz afternoon and is available for private functions.
Chapel No Use the Games room for Sunday Service and Monday Communions
Lounges Yes One large lounge available, which has many seating areas. There are many areas around the building allowing for seating.
Gardens Yes Spacious grounds with feature gardens
Sprinklers Yes The main building which houses the Serviced Apartments, Rest Home and Hospital, Community Centre and Offices has a sprinkler system in place.
Other details Yes There is a dedicated resident's computer area with 3 computers attached to the internet.
Updated: 28 Nov 2012


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Special Features
Highlands is an older Village with a charm that makes you feel comfortable and at home. The grounds give you the sense of space and privacy and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming.
Updated: 2 Mar 2010

Interests & Activities

Highlands has a range of activities which are advertised monthly with information about content, location, time, date and any costs involved.

Most of the onsite activities are free of charge and have a great attendance rate.

As there are many preferences, there are many choices. Many activities have regular groups and times and new members are always welcome.

There are movies to be watched, pool/snooker to be played, books to be read, walks to be taken, aqua aerobics to splash along with, housie to be won, pictures to be painted, songs to be sung, bowls or petanque to be played, speakers to be listened to, tea and coffee to be enjoyed and friends to catch up with.

There is something for everyone and no pressure to join, if you would rather potter in your garden or read the paper in your deck chair that is up to you.

Updated: 26 Apr 2010

Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Afrikaans Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Portugesse Yes
Samoan Yes
Thai Yes
Tongan Yes
Zulu Yes
Updated: 2 Mar 2010

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Non denominational Yes Gerald, our Chaplian, is happy to talk to anyone from any denomination and will provide whatever care and support he can. He holds regular non denominational services.
Roman Catholic Yes Holy communion is held regularly in the activities room by the Catholic Lay Minister
Updated: 26 Apr 2010

Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport   Bus stop at Aviemore Drive entrance
Shops   Highland Park Shopping Centre within walking distance, which includes: Countdown, Foodtown, Paper Plus, Jewellers, Chemist, Clothing and gift shops. Also Cafes and Restaurants.
Mall 5.00 km Pakuranga Plaza a 15 minute drive. Botany Town centre is a 15 minute drive away.
Parks   Lloyd Elsmore Park opposite Village on Aviemore Drive.
Library   Mobile Library Bus stops in the village every Monday at 11am. Highland Park Library within walking distance
Updated: 26 Apr 2010

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc)) Yes
Registered Retirement Village Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association Yes
ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme) Yes
RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc)) Registered Retirement Village New Zealand Aged Care Association ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme)
Updated: 2 Mar 2010


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NOTE: The Retirement Villages Act 2003 (The Act) is designed to provide improved protection for people who ‘buy’ into a retirement village. If you intend to ‘purchase’ you must get independent legal advice before signing your occupation right agreement as required under The Act. Some Retirement Village type facilities are not required to register under The Act so different legal requirements apply. Please make sure you investigate fully.

 

In some villages there may be some Retirement Village units that have multiple uses e.g. a Serviced Apartment may also be used as a Residential Care Suite. The same unit may therefore show in several places on Eldernet. The DHB Shared Services website provides additional information about this service.