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154 Waihi Rd
Tauranga 3112
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154 Waihi Road
Tauranga 3110
Bay of Plenty
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Anna Gildenhuys - 021 564 583
Oceania Group
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Being a small, close-knit community with a warm and welcoming feel, at Elmswood we are dedicated to providing a supportive environment for residents and their families.

Nestled in the quiet, leafy suburb of Judea, close to the fantastic shops, cafes and restaurants of Tauranga, Elmswood really does boast the perfect location. And with State Highway 2 close by, and a bus stop right outside, it couldn’t be easier for friends and family to pop by or take you out and about.

Set in large park-like grounds with beautifully maintained gardens, Elmswood offers Memory Loss Support (Dementia) care in a family-oriented environment. Having been recently refurbished, the rooms are bright and airy, and there are a range of room sizes to suit individual needs. Residents have access to inviting common areas, and a large secure garden and courtyard where they can spend time with family, friends or the resident cat and dog.

Your room is your own private space, so you can decorate it with your favourite pictures and ornaments. Standard rooms are large enough for a single bed, a chair and a wardrobe or chest of drawers. The cost of a standard room is included in the Care Services Fee set by the DHB. Premium rooms have additional features such as more space, an ensuite bathroom or outdoor access, but you’ll need to pay an extra amount per day to cover the cost of these premium features. Our newly refurbished Memory Loss Support Unit is dedicated to supporting our residents with Memory Loss who require a secure environment in which to reside. Elmswood also runs a day stay programme, for those looking for a little bit of extra help.

Our residents can't say enough about the fantastic meals, the consistently high standard of care provided, the great staff, and the always-interesting recreational programmes.

Oceania is a leading provider of premium healthcare services in New Zealand. With over 40 locations across the country, we’ve been part of local communities for over 50 years. We’re recognised as industry leaders in care, winning awards for innovation, food, staff training and community engagement.

When it comes to your care, you know what you do and don’t like – and we want to know your preferences too. Because everyone is different, all of our residents get a personalised care plan, so from meals to medications; everything that’s important to you is covered.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 31 May 2023
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 37
Vacancy Yes
Our newly refurbished Memory Loss Support Unit is dedicated to supporting our residents with Memory Loss who require a secure environment in which to reside. We have a mixture of various sized rooms and some with their own toilet facility (not a full ensuite). Our spacious outdoor area is unique to Tauranga and provides a secure free access area for our residents.
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $26.00/day up to $26.00/day as at 06 Mar 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire
Updated: 12 Apr 2024
"The Registered nurses and care givers are “Top Notch” and I can’t fault them.

Staff are very friendly and welcoming and show their affection to the residents"

"Keep up the good work. Your staff are kind and treat their residents with respect"
Updated: 31 May 2023
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 152 Yes Fully trained to work with residents at this level of care.
Nurse Practitioner Yes Nurse practitioner visits 3 times a week.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 1092 Yes All of our Healthcare Assistants are trained to work with residents at this level of care.
Physiotherapist Yes Contracted service as required.
Diversional Therapist 56 Yes On site Tuesday to Saturday
Activities Co-ordinator No Staff to support the Divisional Therapist from Sunday to Thursday
Hairdresser Yes Thursday and Friday, Alida is really good with our residents.
Podiatrist Yes Lisa is on site every 6 weeks.
Dietitian Yes Available as required
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Updated: 31 May 2023
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes As required
Wound Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes Monday to Friday
Updated: 31 May 2023
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes
Updated: 31 May 2023
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes Some rooms
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Cats and Dog
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Wifi Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Updated: 31 May 2023
Special Features
Special Features
Fully secure, large, park-like gardens to provide a sense of space.

All room doors are brightly painted to assist residents with orientation and location of their personal space and belongings.
Updated: 31 May 2023
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Art, BBQ, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Care and Craft, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Indoor Games, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Views
Updated: 31 May 2023
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Staffing qualifications and details Fully staffed to Ministry of Health requirements.
Associated Complexes The Bayview also in Waihi Road, providing RH and Hospital care
Updated: 31 May 2023
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes BCM can speak Afrikaans
English Yes Most staff are fluent in english
Filipino Yes DT can speak Filipino
Other Information Yes Interpreter services are available
Updated: 31 May 2023
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
(Other comments) Yes We will link with spiritual advisors and support as required.
Updated: 31 May 2023
Location Distance Details
Public Transport .
Updated: 31 May 2023
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)
Updated: 31 May 2023

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