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Levin War Veterans Home

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Levin War Veterans Home
Corner of Prouse and Matai Street
Levin 5510
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Levin Home for War Veterans Levin Home for War Veterans Levin Home for War Veterans
Everyone is welcome at Levin War Veterans Home. This unique home recognises the men and woman who have fought for our freedom and cared for our country. Levin Home has a rich history and vibrant future.

Levin War Veterans 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 Levin War Veterans 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 Levin War Veterans 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
Detail Status
Contract with Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 21 Nov 2022

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 37
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Unknown

Updated: 23 Jul 2024

There are many reasons why people enjoy living at Enliven’s Levin War Veterans Home. We asked some of the residents that live there what they like the most about their home.

“The staff - the way they look after us in all respects is absolutely fantastic. They do everything they can. I couldn’t wish for better.”
- Vic, resident.

“I’m with my husband and we’re able to be together – our rooms are directly across from each other.”
- Ruth, resident.

“The friendship, and being able to say g’day to people. They’re all lovely and the staff are wonderful.”
- Percy, resident.

“The staff are very good to you – they’re excellent. I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else, I’m happy here.”
– Rose, resident.

“Levin Home is a nice place to in and we [my husband and I] liked the fact that it was originally opened for those who have lived through war.”
– Vera, resident.

“There’s plenty in the way of entertainment, with music, a pool table, darts boards, card tables and areas to eat and have a drink.”
– Dave, resident.

Updated: 21 Nov 2022

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes 24 hours per day - 7 days per week
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes
Kaumatua Yes
Other Personnel Yes Visiting spiritual carers (church). RSA Welfare Officers.

Updated: 21 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
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes

Updated: 21 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
Booking can be made in advance Yes

Updated: 21 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
Rooms suitable for a couple No We welcome couples at Levin Home, talk to us about the options available.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
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.
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
Whānau Room Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes
Semi-Secure Yes

Updated: 21 Nov 2022

Special Features
Special Features
We have adopted the Eden Alternative at Levin War Veterans 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.

Residents of Levin War Veterans Home established the Veterans Arms in early 2014. The social club is run by the residents who invite family, friends and members of the community to attend each month. Attendees enjoy entertainment, a meal and refreshments, as well as a game of pool or cards and even the occasional sing-a-long. The New Zealand flag holds pride of place, but the room is also adorned with RSA memorabilia and includes a bar leaner, café style seating and comfy lounge chairs.

Updated: 21 Nov 2022

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
A highlight for many residents is the social life and companionship at Levin Home. As well as enjoying the company of others at a similar stage of life, Levin 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, Advocate, Alzheimer's Society, Age Concern, Arthritis society, BBQ, Big print books, Billiards, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Cards, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Craft, Dancing, Digital camera, Electric beds, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Games, Garden, Gardening, Golden Oldies, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Library, Men, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Organ, Outings, Parkinson's Society, Parties, Petanque, Picnic facilities, Pool table, Quizzes, Reading, Roses, RSA, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Stroke Group, Vegetarian, Videos

Updated: 21 Nov 2022

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Personal items
Staffing qualifications and details Staffing 24 hours per day- 7 days a week
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 Reevedon Home in Levin

Updated: 21 Nov 2022

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Interpreter No Can be arranged if required

Updated: 21 Nov 2022

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Presbyterian Yes
(Other comments) Yes Levin Home for War Veterans welcomes people of all religious backgrounds and assists residents in making arrangements for worship

Updated: 21 Nov 2022

Location Distance Details
Public Transport 2.00 Km 1km to railway station. 2km to bus
Shops 2.00 Km To town centre
Mall 2.00 Km
Parks 1.00 Km
Library 2.00 Km

Updated: 21 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 Levin 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: 21 Nov 2022

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