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St Johns Wood Rest Home & Village
Hospital Care
133-139 Tamamutu St
Taupo 3330
Postal Address
Same as above
(07) 376 2000
(07) 377 3012
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Sue Macfarlane - 07 376 2000
Oceania Group
Clinical Manager
Alfevic Empaces - 07 376 2000
Amy Schrader - 07 376 2000
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In the perfect location just a few minutes from the Lake, St Johns Wood is an attractive rest home with a warm community feel. From the staff who greet you in the hallways, to the fresh and inviting living spaces, at St Johns Wood you’ll feel right at home. There’s always something happening in our main lounge - find a friend to chat to or join in the day’s events. If it’s peace and quiet you crave, relax in the sunny courtyard, or find a comfy chair in one of our many cosy nooks.

We don’t have visiting hours at St Johns Wood because we know it’s important you stay connected to your community. It’s home so friends and family can join you anytime for a cuppa and catch up. We’re just 5 minutes from the town centre, so it’s a breeze for visitors to pop in, or get you out and about to local shops and cafes.

Hop in the village van for a jaunt, you’ll never know where it will take you next. A scenic drive or hot chips at the beach, there’s an exciting new destination each week. Or if it’s music you’re in to, enjoy your own personalised playlist with I Love Music. Join in the fun with our award-winning “Grandfriends” programme, or take part in competitive games and theme days, there’s something for everyone no matter what you’re interested in.

Great care is what we do, and we’ve got the accolades to prove it. You can be sure you’re in good hands. Oceania has won the Supreme Care Award from the NZ Aged Care Association 3 years in a row. When it comes to your care, you know what you like and don’t like - and we want to know too. Because everyone is different all of our residents get a personalised care plan where from meals to medications, everything that’s important to you is covered. We’ve also got a choice from standard rooms to stunning Care Suites, so no matter your needs or budget, there are plenty of options.

Everything you need is close by, including doctors surgery, chemists, post office, banks, movie theatre, supermarket, library, cafés and restaurants. We’re also handy to the Cosmopolitan Club, Taupo lake front (only two blocks away) and a number of churches.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 18 May 2020
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 16
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms as at 28 Jul 2020
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 23 Oct 2020
What people are say about St Johns Wood –
" The atmoshere here is excellent" - Les

"I find St Johns Wood is the best place on earth" - Connie

“St Johns wood is a beautifully presented facility with modern & spacious lounges and dining rooms.” - Mary & Joseph

“The rooms are so large and the en- suites are amazing”. - Anne

“The staff are wonderful, they truly care – we loved our stay”. Doug

"Its hard to find anything negative about the meals, the cooks make our meal times special, its like fine dining everyday - its the time of day I look forward to" - Annie
Updated: 18 May 2020
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes We have a Registered Nurse on site 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes We have a visiting physiotherapist every fortnight (Tuesday's 10am-12pm)
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable
Activities Co-ordinator Yes 48 hours per week. Anna Juezan is our co-ordinator. She facilitates a varied activities programme with the assistance of two generous volunteers who donate their time to be our residents.
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser visits weekly
Podiatrist Yes By appointment.
Dietitian Yes Oceania Healthcare employs a Dietitian
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Shirley Jones of Salvation Army has a strong presence at St Johns Wood with Devotions and daily visits
Other Personnel Yes We have a Guest services Coordinator - Nicola Walker who spends her time liaising with Care suite residents & families.
Updated: 18 May 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes
Dialysis Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes Available as required
Stomal Therapy Yes Available as required
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Spinal Injuries Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Clinical Management Yes 40 hours per week
Updated: 18 May 2020
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Other Short Stay Programme Yes Day care
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 18 May 2020
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smokers Room No Smokers external area.
Smoking Permitted Yes In designated area.
Updated: 18 May 2020
Special Features
Special Features
At St Johns Wood staff are using the Connect programme which is used Oceania wide and demonstrates values of passion, respect and to deliver excellence. It keeps residents in contact with the wider community, and we encourage excellence in all we do. It gives residents hope of keeping mobile and exercising to reach their goals.

We also have Nineteen Specialised Care Suites within our Rest Home/Hospital facility which are License to Occupy Units to which we provide either full rest home or hospital level care - the best of both worlds.
Updated: 18 May 2020
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme (SJW "Grand-friends Programme" Winner of the NZ Aged Care Supreme Award 2016), Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, large print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Children, Church, Classical Music, Men's Shed, Concerts, Craft, Dancing, Electric beds, Email, Entertainment, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Fax, Garden, Gas Fire, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Log fire, Massage, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Park, Parties, Picnic facilities, Pool table, Reading, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Sky TV, Vegetarian, Videos
Updated: 18 May 2020
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details about Meals All meals are carefully planned by our National Dietitian and prepared on site by our qualified chef. All residents needs are taken special care of. We have different menus for each day/week.
Staffing Qualifications and Details All of our staff participate Careerforce Caregiver training and each month a new training session takes place.
Associated Complexes At St Johns Wood we have dual purpose (rest home & hospital level) ensuited rooms. The apartments for purchase on site offer continuity of care as your needs change. We are part of the Oceania Group of Care Facilities.
What's included in your fees and what's not Please refer to management for details.
Updated: 18 May 2020
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Cook Island Maori Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
German Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes Can be arranged
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Polish Yes
Samoan Yes
Tongan Yes
Updated: 18 May 2020
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 18 May 2020
Shops 0.60 km CBD
Parks 0.50 km Lakefront
Library 0.50 km Great Lakes Centre
Updated: 18 May 2020
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
Home and Community Support Sector Standards (Standards NZ) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 18 May 2020

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