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Highlands Village - Metlifecare Care Home
49 Aberfeldy Avenue
Highland Park
Auckland 2010
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PO Box 82270
Highland Park
Auckland 2143
Counties Manukau
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Thembi Ngema - 09 533 0662
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Highlands is a place like no other. Part retirement village, part resort, part country club, it is a special place with a well-deserved reputation for its community and camaraderie.

If you or your loved ones are starting to struggle with life at home our serviced apartments provides the perfect balance between support and care.

"When Mum was still at home we'd have to spend time doing the vacuuming, the laundry and things like that. Now we come in, enjoy each other's company and make the most of every moment we have together," says daughter of a Serviced Apartment resident.

Highlands is nestled amongst 12 acres of established, flat gardens and beautiful walkways, and offers a retirement lifestyle like no other. With an excellent, picturesque location in the heart of Auckland's Eastern suburbs, and a selection of spacious, established units and apartments, our lucky residents certainly live the good life.

If you ever need greater daily support, we offer a full continuum of care, with a residential hospital and rest home on-site. Knowing that you will be treated with dignity and respect means you and your family can be confident you will receive the highest level of assistance from people you already know and trust. This also enables couples to stay close by even if your needs become different, with one moving into care while the other remains in the village.

Come and enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with like-minded people.

For information on our hospital and rest home please contact Thembi on 09 533 0662 or 021 508 403
For more information on our serviced apartments and independent living, please call Sarah on 09 533 0610.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 28 Aug 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 36
Vacancy No
Our combined hospital/rest home is located on the first floor of our main building and forms part of our retirement village complex which comprises 70 serviced apartments and 125 independent units on a twelve acre site in the Eastern suburbs of Auckland. Enquiries welcome.In addition to Rest Home and Hospital level of care, we have Serviced Apartments which come with service or care packages.
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $10.50/day up to $25.50/day as at 16 Jun 2022
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: 23 Jun 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes
Nurse Practitioner Negotiable Via the contract GP service and the DHB
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Through the DHB
Social Worker (on site) Yes Through the DHB
Diversional Therapist Yes We provide stimulating activities for residents, some regular features and special themed events each month.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Deborah is on site 3 days per week to take care of all hairdressing needs.
Podiatrist Yes Holds a clinic every six weeks
Dietitian Yes Available on a referral basis and regularly visits
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Negotiable As and when needed
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Advise us of your needs and we can assist in facilitating visits for you
Other Personnel Negotiable Please advise us of any needs you may have
Updated: 2 Sep 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes
Dialysis Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes
Updated: 6 Nov 2013
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: 6 Nov 2013
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage residents to bring their own furniture to personalise their rooms. Staff must have sufficient access to the room to provide care and in case of an emergency, we must be able to enter the room with emergency equipment.
Single Rooms Yes All 41 bedrooms are single occupancy
Shared Rooms No No shared rooms
Ensuite Yes 16 bedrooms have en-suite facilities with toilet and handbasin. 1 bedroom has a full en-suite with shower, toilet and handbasin.
Alcohol Permitted Yes We encourage residents to continue living 'as normal a life as possible', this includes having their favourite tiple in the evenings. As long as the consumptin of alcohol does not impede on other residents and is of a reasonable limit.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes We can assist in setting up a phone in your room
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have large open plan lounge divided into many seating areas, to encourage interaction in small group and a smaller activities lounge. The views take in the wonderful village gardens
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes We support and provide POAC (Primary Options for Acute Care) when we are able as a short stay when there is a vacancy available
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our team of dedicated nurses are highly skilled with end of life care and work alongside the POI and Hospice Teams for continued support
Palliative Care Contract No we do not have a contract, however can provide palliative care.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Please discuss options with us
Outings Yes We try to have regular outings, the groups are small and not everyone gets to go out every week, however we try to encourge all residents to have at least 1 outing a month. We do many walks in the gardens during fine weather.
Whanau Room No We do have a sun lounge that is not utilised by the current resident group and we use that for families meetings and rest areas.
Maori Kaupapa Yes Please discuss your needs with us
Newsletter Yes Seasonal newsletter to keep you up to date
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We do sometimes have residents with challenging behaviours. If the challenging behaviour begins to have an impact on the majority of residents living in the home then we work with the families to consider alternative options if all other interventions have not been successful.
Confused Residents Yes We do sometimes have confused residents & we manage them as best we can in their own environments. If the confusion begins to have an impact on the majority of residents living in the home, we work with the families to consider alternative options.
Updated: 2 Sep 2020
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Bingo, Bowls, Board games, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Church, Craft, Concerts, Entertainers, Exercises, Games, Happy Hour, Housie, Jigsaw, Minibus, Movies, Newspaper reading, Outings, Quizzes
Updated: 6 Nov 2013
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Staffing qualifications and details all care staff attend ongoing inservice education and Careerforce training.
Details about meals all meals prepared by chef and monitored by dietician.
Updated: 20 Aug 2020
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Cantonese Yes
Chinese Yes
Chinese dialect Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Korean Yes
Mandarin Yes
Samoan Yes
Tagalog Yes
Tongan Yes
Updated: 2 Sep 2020
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Inter denominational Yes We can arrange regular visits from chaplains to assist you with your needs
Updated: 2 Sep 2020
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 2.00 Km Bus stop on Pakuranga Highway
Shops 1.00 Km Highland Park Shops
Mall Botany Town Centre Mall is a few Km away
Parks Lloyd Elsmore Park is in our local area
Library 0.00 Km There is a Village Resident run library on site
Updated: 2 Sep 2020
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 6 Nov 2013

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