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Powley Village - Metlifecare Care Home

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Powley Village - Metlifecare Care Home
135 Connell Street
Blockhouse Bay, West Auckland
Auckland 0600
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Blessy Jacob - 09 627 0700
Metlifecare - 0800 909 303
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Care at Metlifecare is deeply personal and always personalised.

Our Aged Residential Care supports every resident to live a fulfilling life in a safe and welcoming setting that feels like home.

We take time to get to know you, so we can better support and care for you. We’ll develop a personalised care plan with you – to understand your preferences and help you to continue doing the things you love.

Your friends and family will always be welcome to spend time with you, and they can join in for meals and celebrations as well as pop in for a cup of tea and chat.

The need for care can be unpredictable, making it hard to guarantee that a care place will be available at times. Although we can’t always control availability, we encourage you to get in touch - we are here to help. People come first, always. That’s our Care Promise.

Explore how our Aged Residential Care can support you: https://www.metlifecare.co.nz/aged-care


Powley is a place like no other - a pretty garden sanctuary that at its heart has a wonderful, old-fashioned spirit.

Nestled amongst pretty, peaceful, English cottage gardens in the heart of Blockhouse Bay, Powley is remarked upon for its friendly, caring, long-term staff, charming cottages and serviced apartments and even a tranquil chapel, all well loved by our residents and staff alike.

This is a community with real heart, come experience it for yourself.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 28 Jul 2017
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 36
Vacancy Soon
1 room available after refurbishment
Impending vacancy Yes
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Yes from $15.00/day up to $55.00/day as at 10 Apr 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: 17 Apr 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have Registered Nurses on duty at all times.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our Caregivers are all involved with the Aged Care Education programme developed by the Health Education Trust. This programme is recognized by the NZ Qualifications Authority
Physiotherapist Yes We have a physiotherapist who visits the Facility regularly
Occupational Therapist Yes We have a Occupational Therapist who visits the site regularly
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our Activities Co Ordinator plans a programme for the Residents. There are sesssion throughout the day during the week
Hairdresser Yes We have a Hairdresser on site
Podiatrist Yes The Podiatrist visits the Care Home each month
Dietitian Yes We have access to a Dietitian when required
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We are fortunate to have our own Chapel on site and Services are held every Sunday morning. We have visiting Clergy also
Updated: 28 Jul 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes Our Staff are trained in the Management of Oxygen Therapy
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Our Staff are able to manage this aspect of Care
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Staff are trained in Palliative Care and liase with Hospioce as required
Wound Care Yes Our Staff are trained in Wound Care and have access to Woundcare Specialist with the District Health Board if necessary
Diabetic Care Yes Our Staff are trained in the management of Diabetes
Continence Advice Yes Our Staff are trained in Continence Management and have access to specialist services with the District Health Board if required
Stomal Therapy Yes Staff are trained in Stoma Management & have access to Specilaist Services in the District health Board if necessary
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control Yes We have an Infection Control, Resource Nurse on site and an Infection Control Advisor if required
Surgical Followup Yes
Updated: 27 Nov 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 This service is dependant on bed availability
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 3 Feb 2016
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents may bring their own furniture - Nurse Manager to be consulted first
Single Rooms Yes All rooms at Metlifecare Powley are single rooms with their own ensuite toilet and handbaisin
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have 2 lounges and a courtyard seating area
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We are able to provide Palliative Care here at Metlifecare Powley
Outings Yes We have a regular Bus Trip as part of the Activities Programme for Residents
Residents Committee No We have a Residents Meeting which is held each month
Family Committee No Resident's family members are welcome at the monthly Residents Meeting and we also hold a Partner's Family Meeting once a month
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting No We have established gardens and trees on the site
Smoking Permitted Yes
Updated: 28 Jul 2017
Special Features
Special Features
Every room has its own ensuite toilet and handbaisin
Updated: 3 Feb 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Age Concern, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Breakfast in bed, Chapel, Church, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Digital camera, Entertainers, Entertainment, Games, Exercises, Happy Hour, Indoor Games, Massage, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Pastoral care, Quizzes, Reading, Singing
Updated: 3 Feb 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Arabic Yes
Chinese Yes
Chinese dialect Yes Mandarin
Cook Island Maori Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Mandarin Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Niuean Yes
Polish Yes
Rarotongan Yes
Samoan Yes
Updated: 3 Feb 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
(Other comments) Yes We have a Chapel on site and a Sunday Service is held. St Saviours hold a Church Service in the Carehome once a month and we have a visiting Chaplin each week. Other spiritual/eligious affiliations can be catered for.
Updated: 28 Jul 2017
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 3 Feb 2016

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