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Cashmere Home and Cashmere Heights Home
51 and 16 Helston Road
Wellington 6037
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51 Helston Road
Wellington 6037
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Cashmere Home and Cashmere Heights Home have a relaxed, yet vibrant and engaging atmosphere. Residents tell us they enjoy the home-like environment, strong community connections, and fantastic recreation programme – Cashmere is known for its fantastic cultural days and special events.

Cashmere offers hospital level care for older people with high clinical needs, complex medical conditions and/or those who need support to do simple daily tasks.

At Enliven, we create age-friendly communities where people are happy and thrive regardless of their age or ability. As well as providing day-to-day support and clinical care, we take into account the physical, social, emotional, and cultural needs of each person we support.

Our elder-directed philosophy means we put residents at the heart of everything we do. When you or your loved one moves into an Enliven home, you’re joining a unique and special community. This means we work to ensure the elders of Cashmere Home and Cashmere Heights Home have companionship, variety and spontaneity, fun, meaningful activity, and purpose in their lives. It ensures that elders are involved in decisions that relate to both their personal wellbeing and what happens at their home.

Our staff are not only highly trained, they’re also friendly, caring and embrace our elder-directed philosophy of care. Our nurses are on-duty 24-hours-a-day, and the doctor also visits regularly. We are in regular contact with residents to ensure all clinical needs are met.

As an Enliven home, we’re proud to be more than just ‘family friendly’. At Cashmere, your family is part of our family, which means you’ll find there are no set visiting times. After all, family, friends, and the community play a big part in life here.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 19 Apr 2017
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Unknown
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: 20 May 2024
“The Cashmere staff are so caring, efficient and so concerned for your wellbeing. You get a smile every time they see you. They are so warm and nothing is too much trouble," says Thomas Martindale.

Read more about what Thomas as to say by visiting our website here: http://www.psc.org.nz/enliven-news/cashmere-resident-defies-odds/

Updated: 19 Apr 2017
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 640 Yes A Registered Nurse is on duty at all times
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist 2 Yes Visits once per week
Occupational Therapist No Visits once per month
Activities Co-ordinator 80 Yes
Hairdresser Yes Visits alternate Tuesday mornings
Podiatrist Yes Visits every six weeks
Dietitian Negotiable
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor 20 Yes
Other Personnel Negotiable
Updated: 19 Apr 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes Oxygen cylinders and concentrators on site
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We provide palliative care in consultation with hospice coordinators
Wound Care Yes We have specialists available on call
Diabetic Care Yes We have specialists available on call
Continence Advice Yes We have specialists available on call
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Infection Control Yes We have specialists available on call
Clinical Management Yes The Manager is also a Registered Nurse.
Updated: 19 Apr 2017
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 Subject to beds being available
Carer Support Yes Subject to beds being available
Private Paying Yes Subject to beds being available
Updated: 19 Apr 2017
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes The rooms at Cashmere Home 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 Cashmere Home. Talk to us about the options available.
Ensuite Yes Some single rooms have ensuite.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We believe pets can be both calming and energising. 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.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi No We hope to be able to provide this service in the future.
Lounges/seating areas Yes At Cashmere Home you’ll enjoy the community feel, shared lounges, entertaining areas and two central courtyard gardens.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes
Māori Kaupapa Yes Cashmere Home has a policy on Maori Health
Family Committee No Family meetings occur every 3 months. Guest speakers are often also invited to these meetings.
Newsletter Yes Weekly newsflash on residents activities and happenings at Cashmere Home
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 19 Apr 2017
Special Features
Special Features
Eden Alternative- a philosophy of care

We have adopted the Eden Alternative at Cashmere 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: 19 Apr 2017
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
A highlight for many residents is the social life and companionship at Cashmere Home.

As well as enjoying the company of others at a similar stage of life, Cashmere 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, a men’s club, guest entertainers, craft, themed parties and gardening.

Interests and activities: Art, Activity programme, BBQ, Big print books, Board games, Canine friends, Chapel, Care and Craft, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Garden, Gardening, Housie, Happy Hour, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Library, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parties, Pastoral care, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Senior Citizens, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Vegetarian
Updated: 19 Apr 2017
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Staffing qualifications and details A Registered Nurse is on duty at all times. We maintain a staffing ratio of 1 care worker for every 5 residents.
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. We encourage you to enjoy your meals in the dining room with your friends. Morning and afternoon tea is served around the home and snacks and fruit are always available in the dining room or kitchenettes.
Associated Complexes Enliven runs a number of homes in the Wellington region including Longview Home in Tawa.
Updated: 19 Apr 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Cantonese Yes
Chinese Yes
Chinese dialect Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
German Yes
Gujarati Yes
Hindi Yes
Hokkien Yes
Indonesian Yes
Interpreter No We have access to Interpreter services.
Malay Yes
Mandarin Yes
Samoan Yes
Sri Lankan Yes
Tagalog Yes
Tamil Yes
Thai Yes
Tokelauan Yes
Tuvalu Yes
Updated: 19 Apr 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes Visit by Anglican Minister
Baptist Yes Once a month the members from the Baptist Church holds a service on Sunday afternoons
Christian Yes Roman Catholic Minister gives communion once a month.
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
(Other comments) Yes Cashmere welcomes people of all religious backgrounds and assists residents in making arrangements for worhship
Updated: 19 Apr 2017
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km The bus stops right outside Cashmere Home
Shops 0.50 Km
Mall 0.50 Km Johnsonville Mall
Parks 2.00 Km
Library 1.00 Km Johnsonville library
Updated: 19 Apr 2017
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
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 Cashmere 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.
Other details Yes QPS Benchmarking
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 19 Apr 2017

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