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Observatory Village Care
Care Apartment
21 Stoke Street
Oamaru 9400
Postal Address
PO Box 39
Oamaru 9444
Southern (Otago)
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Moira Kliegl - (03) 434 5450
Observatory Village Lifecare Ltd
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Observatory Village Lifecare provides a community within a community...offering companionship, security and new experiences. We offer a selection of 1 and 2 bedroom Serviced Apartments within our main centre and in a stand alone 2 storey building adjacent to our Community Centre.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBNo
ORA Applies Yes. An ORA (Occupation Right Agreement) means you have to 'pay' a capital amount to live here. It's a retirement village type of purchase.
Updated: 24 Jul 2019
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Unknown
Updated: 30 Jun 2022
"A wonderful addition to the Oamaru community".
"The Village is well run and the residents are taken great care of. The staff are understanding and you are greeted with a smile".
"Very happy - I love living here".
"Very pleased I am here"
Updated: 24 Jul 2019
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Serviced Apartment (1 Bedroom)
Serviced Apartments (2 Bedrooms)
Updated: 24 Jul 2019
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Katrina Holywell
Address 21 Stoke Street
City/Town Oamaru
Company Observatory Village Lifecare Ltd
Phone 03 434 5450
Email View Email Address
Updated: 24 Jul 2019
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Community Health Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 24 Jul 2019
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Female residents only Yes
Male residents only Yes
Outings Yes
Whanau Room Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Rural Setting Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 24 Jul 2019
Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes
Community Complex Yes
Emergency Call System Yes
Newsletter Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Outings Yes
Transport Available Yes
Gay / LGBT QI Friendly Yes
Fitness Complex Yes
Craft Room Yes
Library Yes
Games Room Yes
Chapel Yes
Lounges Yes
Gardens Yes
Updated: 24 Jul 2019

The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.

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.