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St Johns Wood Rest Home & Village
Care Apartments
133-139 Tamamutu St
Taupo 3330
Postal Address
Same as above
(07) 376 2000
(07) 377 3012
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Sue Macfarlane - 07 376 2000
Oceania Group
Clinical Manager
Alfevic Empaces - 07 376 2000
Amy Schrader - 07 376 2000
Other services

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In the perfect location just a few minutes from the Lake, 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.

We don’t have visiting hours at St Johns Wood because we know it’s important you stay connected to your community. It’s home so friends and family can join you anytime for a cuppa and catch up. We’re just 5 minutes from the town centre, so it’s a breeze for visitors to pop in, or get you out and about to local shops and cafes.

Hop in the village van for a jaunt, you’ll never know where it will take you next. A scenic drive or hot chips at the beach, there’s an exciting new destination each week. Or if it’s music you’re in to, 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.

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. We’ve also got a choice from standard rooms to stunning Care Suites, so no matter your needs or budget, there are plenty of options.

Everything you need is close by, including doctors surgery, chemists, post office, banks, movie theatre, supermarket, library, cafés and restaurants. We’re also handy to the Cosmopolitan Club, Taupo lake front (only two blocks away) and a number of churches.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 18 May 2020
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care24
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 27 Oct 2020
"I just love being here. My care-suite is perfect. I have space for all my things and like the fact that I never have to change rooms" - Marion
Updated: 18 May 2020
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Studio Unit (Studio Unit etc.)
Low Price$99000.00
High Price$99000.00
Tenure TermsOccupation Right Agreement
Care-Suite (1 Bedroom)
Low Price$175000.00
High Price$200000.00
Tenure TermsOccupation Right Agreement
Updated: 18 May 2020
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Covenant Trustee Services Ltd
Address Level 18, 48 Emily Place
City/Town Auckland 1140
Phone 09 302 0638 OR 0800 268 362
Updated: 18 May 2020
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 168 Yes A Registered Nurse on site 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist 2 Yes We have a visiting physiotherapist who is on site fortnightly on a Tuesday
Occupational Therapist Negotiable As required
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable
Activities Co-ordinator 48 Yes Singers, musicians, Laughton St Kindergarten staff and children, a Zumba instructor and various other personnel visit the facility weekly.
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser visits weekly on a Wednesday
Podiatrist Yes We have a visiting podiatrist on a regular basis or as required
Dietitian Yes Oceania Healthcare employs a Dietitian
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Shirley Jones of Salvation Army has a strong presence at St Johns Wood
Other Personnel Yes We have a Guest services Coordinator - Nicola Walker who spends her time liaising with Care suite residents & families.
Updated: 18 May 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 18 May 2020
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are encouraged to bring their own posessions to personalise their room.
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes Our care suites are large enough to fit a couple
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have one cat in the facility
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes We recommend a wireless landline these can be sourced from Spark or Vodafone at the occupants expense
Wifi Yes Available on request. may incur a separate charge.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes
Newsletter Yes Monthly
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Smokers Room No External covered smoking area
Smoking Permitted No Outside only
Updated: 18 May 2020
Facility Features
Facility Features
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Residents go on weekly drives as well as shopping and library trips.
Community Complex Yes As part of the complex we have a communal dining room where residents can enjoy delicious home cooked meals.
24 Hour Security Yes
Emergency Call System Yes Registered Nurse available 24hrs
Newsletter Yes This is issued on a monthly basis.
Pets In Residence Yes The Village currently has one cat in residence.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Outings Yes Shopping and library trips. We also have a weekly drive.
Transport Available Yes The facility is within walking distance of the central shopping area in Taupo.
Fitness Complex No We do have a petanque court within the grounds for resident's use.
Library Yes We have a comfortable library on site
Lounges Yes We have two lounges for the residents to use.
Gardens Yes The facility has attractive well kept gardens
Other details Yes Hairdressing Salon on site.
Updated: 18 May 2020
Special Features
Special Features
We have available a Serviced Hospitality Unit in the Village available for the use of visiting friends and relatives. It is a 1 bedroom unit but will sleep up to four comfortably. This is currently charged out at $80/night.

We also have six Care Suites which are 1 bedroom units within our Rest Home facilty. Full care can be provided to residents in these Care Suites at either a rest home or hospital level care.

The Care Suites provide residents with the independence of Village living but with the additional care as it is needed. This prevents residents having to move from their units/apartments if their level of care needs change.

Our Care Suites have proved to be very popular and currently we have no vacant suites.

We have one newly converted Studio Unit available. This is a single room with tea/coffee making facilities, wall mounted flat screen TV, and small fridge and microwave.
Updated: 18 May 2020
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Craft, Dancing, Electric beds, Email, Entertainment, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Fax, Garden, Gas Fire, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Log fire, Massage, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Park, Parties, Picnic facilities, Pool table, Reading, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Sky TV, Vegetarian, Videos
Updated: 18 May 2020
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Updated: 18 May 2020
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Non denominational Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
(Other comments) Yes Church services for all denominations are held on site or can be arranged.
Updated: 18 May 2020
Shops 0.50 km CBD
Parks 0.50 km Lakefront
Library 0.50 km Great Lakes Centre
Updated: 18 May 2020
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
Home and Community Support Sector Standards (Standards NZ) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 18 May 2020

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.