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Karori Village - Metlifecare Retirement Villages
29 Messines Rd
Wellington 6012
Postal Address
PO Box 17330
Wellington 6147
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Barbara Long - (04) 476 8759
Metlifecare - (04) 476 8759
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Brian Waldock - (09) 539 8000
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Barbara Long - (04) 476 8759
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Established over 100 years ago, Metlifecare Karori offers a range of residential aged care including Independent living, rest home, secure dementia and hospital care.

Metlifecare Karori stands in just over 3/4 of a hectare, surrounded by established trees and mature gardens including roses, lavender and many other varieties of flowers as well as deciduous and evergreen trees. It overlooks the valley with glimpses of the harbour.

It is ideally located in the residential heart of Karori in Wellington.

Just a few minutes from Marsden Village, as well as the Karori Mall and 10 minutes from the centre of the city, it is well situated for shopping and is within walking distance from nearby cafes.

Metlifecare Karori offers a warm, caring and secure environment for residents and provides a home away from home when total independence is no longer an option and hospital care is needed.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 27 Sep 2021
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 28
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $66.63 -$69.70/day up to $261.70/day as at 01 Jul 2022
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Yes
Updated: 1 Jul 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 40 Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Contracted to Selwyn Sprott Village from TBI Health
Occupational Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes An activities' programme is in place, run by two full-time activities' coordinators.
Hairdresser Yes Hairdressing and beautician salon on site, massage is available on request.
Podiatrist Yes A podiatrist is available on request
Dietitian Yes Contracted to Selwyn Sprott Village from Food Savy.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Services are held at Selwyn Sprott Village.
Other Personnel No Each level of Service has its own Care Manager who overseas the Caregivers and Registered Nurses, and is responsible for keeping families updated with progress reports.
Updated: 14 Feb 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes
Updated: 27 Aug 2010
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes Seven Double rooms for married couples
Ensuite Yes All our single rooms in the new wings have Ensuite
Alcohol Permitted Yes Within reason
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Outings Yes
Whanau Room Yes available on request
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes only in designated area outside
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 19 Feb 2016
Special Features
Special Features
The Selwyn Foundation is a registered charity
Updated: 1 Oct 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Alzheimer's Society, BBQ, Board games, Bowls, Canine friends, Church, Classical Music, Dancing, Entertainers, Exercises, Games, Indoor Games, Internet, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parties, Quizzes, Reading, Sing-a-longs, Sky TV, Videos
Updated: 14 Feb 2020
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not The following are not included: Beautician, Hairdresser, Massage Therapist, Podiatrist, Specialist Care Phone, Taxis
Staffing qualifications and details We have a full team of Registered Nurses and a full team of qualified caregivers.
Details about meals We have catering services supplied by an external catering service who manage our homely menu, and can cater for any type of diet.
Updated: 14 Feb 2020
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Arabic Yes
Armenian Yes
Cantonese Yes
Chinese dialect Yes
Cook Island Maori Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Filipino Yes
French Yes
Greek Yes
Hindi Yes
Indonesian Yes
Japanese Yes
Korean Yes
Malayalam Yes
Mandarin Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Rarotongan Yes
Samoan Yes
Thai Yes
Tongan Yes
Welsh Yes
Updated: 27 Aug 2010
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Updated: 21 Mar 2013
Location Distance Details
Shops 1.00 Km
Mall 2.00 Km
Parks 2.00 Km
Library 2.00 Km
Updated: 21 Mar 2013
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 21 Mar 2013

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