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St Johns Wood Rest Home & Village
Care Apartments
133-139 Tamamutu St
Taupo 3330
(07) 376 2000
(07) 377 3012
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Sue Macfarlane - 07 376 2000
Oceania Group
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Alfevic Empaces - 07 376 2000
Toni-Lee Hughes - 07 376 2000
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NZACA Winners 2016 - Overall Excellence in Aged Care Award

To be the provider of choice for senior New Zealanders of care and lifestyle options in a way that meets and exceeds the expectations of our residents, staff and stakeholders.

Respect - everyone matters
Excellence - quality in everything we do
Passion - believe that we make a difference
Deliver - we will do what we say

We provide excellent contemporary care that reflects our residents' individuality and their right to choice, respect and dignity. We provide a positive and welcoming environment in which our residents are encouraged and supported to improve their quality of life.

St Johns Wood offers independent retirement village living as well as rest home and hospital care.

It's an easy walk to town or the lakefront and the level footpaths are great for mobility scooters. Two-minutes drive from the centre of town, it is close enough for you to easily keep your old connections and networks going, while enjoying a caring, relaxed village lifestyle.

For example:

- The Taupo Medical Centre and Taupo Health Centre are just 400 metres away
- The Taupo RSA and Cosmopolitan Club is just 650m away
- Pak’n Save Supermarket: 650m away, and
- The Taupo Library 1km away

At St Johns Wood you’ll be close to the things that matter, while having the added reassurance of friendly, professionally trained staff, in-house home care and superior rest home and hospital amenities as an option, should your care needs change.

Leave the cooking to someone else and enjoy home cooked lunches an dinners in our dining room or delivered to your room. Morning and afternoon tea is served daily in the main lounge.

There is also a hospitality suite for guests and family members visiting from out of town. Three communal lounges/dining room, games room, library and a physiotherapy room.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care7
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy Yes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 25 Apr 2018
"I just love being here. My care-suite is perfect. I have space for all my things and like the fact that I never have to change rooms" - Marion
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Studio Unit (Studio Unit etc.)
Low Price$99000.00
High Price$99000.00
Tenure TermsOccupation Right Agreement
Care-Suite (1 Bedroom)
Low Price$165000.00
High Price$175000.00
Tenure TermsOccupation Right Agreement
Updated: 20 Jul 2017
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Covenant Trustee Services Ltd
Address Level 18, 48 Emily Place
City/Town Auckland 1140
Phone 09 302 0638 OR 0800 268 362
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 168 Yes A Registered Nurse on site 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist 2 Yes We have a visiting physiotherapist who is on site fortnightly on a Tuesday
Occupational Therapist Negotiable As required
Own Social Worker Negotiable
Activities Co-ordinator 48 Yes
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser visits weekly on a Wednesday
Podiatrist Yes We have a visiting podiatrist on a regular basis or as required
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
Other Personnel Yes Singers, musicians, Laughton St Kindergarten staff and children, a Zumba instructor and various other personnel visit the facility weekly.
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes Our care suites are large enough to fit a couple
Ensuite Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are encouraged to bring their own posessions to personalise their room.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have one cat in the facility
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Phone lines can be connected at the occupants expense
Wifi Yes Available on request. may incur a separate charge.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Newsletter Yes Monthly
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Smokers Room No External covered smoking area
Smoking Permitted No Outside only
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Facility Features
Facility Features
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Residents go on weekly drives as well as shopping and library trips.
Community Complex Yes As part of the complex we have a communal dining room where residents can enjoy delicious home cooked meals.
Emergency Call System Yes Registered Nurse available 24hrs
24 Hour Security Yes
Newsletter Yes This is issued on a monthly basis.
Pets In Residence Yes The Village currently has one cat in residence.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Outings Yes Shopping and library trips. We also have a weekly drive.
Transport Available Yes The facility is within walking distance of the central shopping area in Taupo.
Fitness Complex No We do have a petanque court within the grounds for resident's use.
Library Yes We have a comfortable library on site
Lounges Yes We have two lounges for the residents to use.
Gardens Yes The facility has attractive well kept gardens
Sprinklers Yes
Other details Yes Hairdressing Salon on site.
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Special Features
Special Features
We have available a Serviced Hospitality Unit in the Village available for the use of visiting friends and relatives. It is a 1 bedroom unit but will sleep up to four comfortably. This is currently charged out at $80/night.

We also have six Care Suites which are 1 bedroom units within our Rest Home facilty. Full care can be provided to residents in these Care Suites at either a rest home or hospital level care.

The Care Suites provide residents with the independence of Village living but with the additional care as it is needed. This prevents residents having to move from their units/apartments if their level of care needs change.

Our Care Suites have proved to be very popular and currently we have no vacant suites.

We have one newly converted Studio Unit available. This is a single room with tea/coffee making facilities, wall mounted flat screen TV, and small fridge and microwave.
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Big print books, Billiards, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Children, Church, Classical Music, 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: 12 Apr 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Non denominational Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
(Other comments) Yes Church services for all denominations are held on site or can be arranged.
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Shops 0.50 km CBD
Parks 0.50 km Lakefront
Library 0.50 km Great Lakes Centre
Updated: 12 Apr 2017
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
Home and Community Support Sector Standards (Standards NZ) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) 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: 12 Apr 2017

NOTE: The Retirement Villages Act 2003 (The Act) is designed to provide improved protection for people who ‘buy’ into a retirement village. If you intend to ‘purchase’ you must get independent legal advice before signing your occupation right agreement as required under The Act. Some Retirement Village type facilities are not required to register under The Act so different legal requirements apply. Please make sure you investigate fully.


In some villages there may be some Retirement Village units that have multiple uses e.g. a Serviced Apartment may also be used as a Residential Care Suite. The same unit may therefore show in several places on Eldernet. The DHB Shared Services website provides additional information about this service.