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Woburn Home by Enliven
57 Wai-iti Crescent
Lower Hutt 5010
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Hutt Valley
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Woburn Home is hugely popular. Its relaxed and engaging atmosphere leaves you feeling warm and assured. This well-respected local icon is situated in sought-after Wai-iti Crescent, Lower Hutt.

Residential dementia care
Everyone experiences dementia symptoms differently. That’s why the care and support we provide is individualised to your needs and feelings. Enliven’s practical approach to advanced dementia care focuses on enriching the lives of people with dementia and reigniting that spark for life. It supports Enliven staff and families to interact in ways that keep people with dementia connected to the world around them.

Enliven has found that providing those with dementia with both the emotional and physical care they need often results in improvements in language, memory, self-esteem and social interactions.

For residents with dementia or for elders who are wandering and finding themselves in unsafe situations, our secure unit has been designed to reflect a domestic home rather than a more clinical hospital setting. This includes domestic-style kitchens, comfortable lounges, and outdoor garden and courtyard spaces.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 30 Nov 2022
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 26
Vacancy No
Demand for secure beds is very high. We have a no-obligation waiting list and we recommend that interested parties register their details directly with us.
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Yes
Updated: 30 May 2024
There are many reasons why people enjoy living at Enliven’s Woburn Home. We asked some of the residents that live there what they like the most about their home.

“I like everything about it. I like everybody, I don’t have to worry about anything, and I’m happy here.”
- Joy, resident.

“I’m quite comfortable here and I feel safe. There’s always someone to help and to talk to, the meals are good and I don’t have to cook!”
– Betty, resident.

“I like all the staff and there are so many things for you to do.”
– Julie, resident.

“The people here are so nice and they are always friendly.”
– Harry, resident.
Updated: 30 Nov 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes Clinical Nurse Manager is present 40 hours a week with a Registered Nurse on the site 24 hours a day 7 days a week
Enrolled Nurse 40 Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Visits twice a week
Occupational Therapist Yes Available for consultations and oversees the activities programme
Activities Co-ordinator 40 Yes
Hairdresser Yes Visits once a week
Podiatrist Yes Visits monthly
Dietitian Negotiable Access available through referral from GP
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Woburn Home has a chaplain on site. They work 12 hours a week plus on call as necessary
Updated: 30 Nov 2022
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Woburn Home has strong ties with Te Omanga Hospice
Clinical Management Yes Works 40 hours per week
Updated: 30 Nov 2022
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
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 30 Nov 2022
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes The rooms can be furnished, but residents are invited to make the space their own. You can bring along your own familiar furniture and furnishings. Many residents bring along photos, artwork, ornaments, furniture and bed covers.
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple No We welcome couples at Woburn Home, talk to us about the options available.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Some pets belong to the home and residents have chosen to look after them. Other pets have moved in with their owners.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We understand that pets are part of the family too. Talk to us about your pet moving into the home with you – pets are usually welcomed with open arms as long as they get on with other people and animals.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Residents enjoy the community feel, shared lounges, entertaining areas and gardens/courtyards.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes Woburn Home has two mobility vans for resident outings.
Whānau Room Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smokers Room Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Only in Smokers Room (Residents only). Woburn Home is a smoke free zone.
Semi-Secure No Dementia Home completely secure
Updated: 30 Nov 2022
Special Features
Special Features
Eden Alternative- a philosophy of care

We have adopted the Eden Alternative at Woburn Home, which means we work to create vibrant living and work environments for our residents. We encourage residents to maintain their own routines and continue with hobbies and interests. Residents' pets, the presence of children, plenty of plants and gardens and a high level of local community involvement is a part of our Homes' everyday life.
Updated: 30 Nov 2022
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
A highlight for many residents is the social life and companionship at Woburn Home. As well as enjoying the company of others at a similar stage of life, Woburn Home residents get involved in organising daily happenings and special events – making the most of the varied social calendar.

We have a wide range of interest groups. Regular activities and events include sight-seeing trips, guest entertainers, craft, themed parties and gardening.

Activity and interest groups and programmes are tailored to the interests of residents. This may include: Activity programme, Advocate, Alzheimer's Society, Aromatherapy, Art, Arthritis society, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Electric beds, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Library, Lotto, Mah Jong, Massage, Men, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Organ, Outings, Park, Parkinson's Society, Parties, Petanque, Pastoral care, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Reading, RSA, Senior Citizens, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Sky TV, Videos
Updated: 30 Nov 2022
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Staffing qualifications and details Clinical Nurse Manager is a Registered Nurse who works 40 hours per week.
Details about meals Each day we provide our residents their breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snacks. We’ll make sure you always have plenty of delicious food to enjoy. Our menus are co-designed by a dietician and chef to ensure there is plenty of diversity and that your meals are nutritious and satisfying, made right on-site. Morning and afternoon tea is served around the home and snacks and fruit are always available in the dining room or kitchenettes.
Associated Complexes Adjacent to Woburn Home is Woburn Retirement Apartments
Updated: 30 Nov 2022
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Interpreter No Can be arranged if required
Other Information Yes Every nationality is welcome
Updated: 30 Nov 2022
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
(Other comments) Yes Woburn Home welcomes people of all religious backgrounds and assists residents in making arrangements for worship
Updated: 22 Jul 2016
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 1.00 Km
Shops 5.00 Km
Parks 3.00 Km
Library 3.00 Km
Updated: 22 Jul 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Spark of Life Yes
The Eden Alternative Yes Woburn Home has adopted the Eden Alternative. Working to create vibrant living for our residents. Pets, the presence of children, plenty of plants and gardens and a high level of local community involvement is a part of our Homes' everyday life.
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 30 Nov 2022

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