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Huntleigh Home
221 Karori Road
Wellington 6012
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Anna Roberts - 04 464 2020
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Huntleigh Home is hugely popular. Conveniently located in central Karori, it’s a warm and vibrant place to live. The modern home overlooks a sunny central courtyard, and residents enjoy the indoor-outdoor living.

Huntleigh Home 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 Huntleigh 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 Huntleigh Home, 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: 9 Nov 2022
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 43
Vacancy Yes
Large, downstairs room with ensuite.
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $10.00 -$20.00/day up to $35.00 -$45.00/day as at 29 May 2024
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: 29 May 2024
There are many reasons why people enjoy living at Enliven’s Huntleigh Home. We asked some of the residents that live there what they like the most about their home.

“The recreation programme is wonderful and they think of so many different things to do. I’ve done things here I never thought I would enjoy,”
– Dale, resident.

“The staff are friendly and welcoming, they’re cheerful, very capable and they love what they do. I feel at home here”
– Effie, resident.

“Huntleigh has excellent caregivers. I get the support I need and still get to continue with all of the things I want to do.”
– Arlene, resident.
Updated: 9 Nov 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes Rostered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Physiotherapist Yes 1 to 2 times a week, or more if required
Occupational Therapist Yes On a consultancy basis
Activities Co-ordinator No Daily, with a programme organised 7 days a week
Hairdresser Yes Available once a week
Podiatrist Yes On a consultancy basis
Dietitian Yes On a consultancy basis
Kaumatua Yes On a consultancy basis
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Available on request
Updated: 9 Nov 2022
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
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 9 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: 9 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 Each room is larger than the average room in most facilities
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We welcome couples at Huntleigh Home, talk to us about the options available.
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes We encourage enjoyment a drink with family and friends
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.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes All rooms have a jackpoint. The connection and calls are costs borne by the resident
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability 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 Regular outings are arranged by the acitivities co-ordinator
Whānau Room Yes Depending room availability
Māori Kaupapa No However we support cultural diversity
Residents Committee Yes A meeting is held monthly
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Smokers Room Yes A well vented room
Smoking Permitted Yes Only outside or in the smokers room
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 9 Nov 2022
Special Features
Special Features
* In the heart Karori
* Close to the bus stop, Karori shopping mall, library and Community centre
* Large single rooms with TV provided in each room
* Centrally heated with individual controls in each room

Eden Alternative- a philosophy of care

We have adopted the Eden Alternative at Huntleigh 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: 9 Nov 2022
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
A highlight for many residents is the social life and companionship at Huntleigh Home. As well as enjoying the company of others at a similar stage of life, Huntleigh 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, Age Concern, Aromatherapy, Art, Arthritis society, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bridge, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Church, Classical Music, , Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Greypower, Happy Hour, Holidays, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Lotto, Mah Jong, Men, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parties, Pianist, , Quizzes, Reading, Reflexology, Roses, RSA, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Videos
Updated: 9 Nov 2022
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please call for information regarding fees
Staffing qualifications and details The facility is lead by the Clinical Nurse Leader and is fully staffed with registered nurses and caregivers. All staff undertake training as per the Quality plan, and other inservice training is arranged depending on needs.The clinical staff are supported with the kitchen, laundry and cleaning staff. The overall leadership is directed by the Manager who has worked in the aged care sector for many years.
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 Adjacent to Huntleigh Hospital and Rest Home is Huntleigh retirement apartments.
Updated: 9 Nov 2022
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
Cook Island Maori Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter Yes This will be arranged if required
Updated: 9 Nov 2022
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
(Other comments) Yes Huntleigh Home welcomes people of all religious backgrounds and assists residents in making arrangements for worship
Updated: 9 Nov 2022
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km Immediately outside the facility on Karori Rd
Shops 0.30 Km Karori Shopping Mall and Marsden Village
Mall 0.30 Km See above
Parks 0.00 Km Indoor swimming centre is behind Huntleigh
Library 0.30 Km Karori Library
Updated: 9 Nov 2022
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Spark of Life Yes
The Eden Alternative Yes Huntleigh 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: 9 Nov 2022

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