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Arvida The Wood
Rest Home
156 Milton Street
The Wood
Nelson 7010
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Same as above
Nelson Marlborough
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Katrina Strickett - 0274041537
Arvida Group Limited - 0800 278 432
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Welcome to The Wood, an Arvida Retirement Village close to the heart of Nelson.

The Wood Retirement Village offers retirement living, security and care in a happy, home-like environment. We have a dedicated team of trained staff, whose focus is on “positive ageing”, ensuring needs are met.

The Wood Retirement Village is centrally located close to the Milton Street shops, parks, gardens and just minutes from Nelson’s CBD. Set in beautifully landscaped gardens you’ll find tastefully designed Villas, Serviced Apartments and Studios, our Rest Home and Hospital.

If you are looking for a retirement community where you can continue to enjoy life to the full, and where people respect and look after each other, we’d love the opportunity to show you around our village.

Why not give us a call and experience life at Arvida for yourself?
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 22 Feb 2022
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 34
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $20.00/day up to $40.00/day as at 25 May 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 No
Updated: 25 May 2024
Care Suite Bed and Vacancy Details
Care Suite Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 37
Care Suite Vacancy Yes
Care Suite Impending vacancy No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 25 May 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes 24 hours per day
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes All caregivers are supported to complete NZQA certificates in care of the older person
Physiotherapist Yes Monday
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes One fully qualified Diversional Therapist who leads a wellness team of three people
Hairdresser Yes Tuesdays and Thursdays
Podiatrist Yes Twice a month
Dietitian Yes Arvida national dietitian
Accredited Visitors Yes Through Age Concern
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Yes Volunteers
Updated: 22 Feb 2022
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes On request.
Updated: 22 Feb 2022
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Limited. Encouraged to bring personal items.
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes All rooms have ensuite
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Goldfish, budgies, visiting pets.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Private arrangement
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Underfloor heating - maintenance person will adjust.
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Outings Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Designated outside area.
Semi-Secure Yes Contracted security surveillance
Updated: 22 Feb 2022
Special Features
Special Features
Lovely modern facility with large rooms and corridors, underfloor heating, gas fireplaces, ensuite rooms.

Gorgeous, tranquil garden settings and courtyards for residents and families to enjoy. Raised garden beds and herb garden.

We have a purpose built activity room that looks out onto the front courtyard and fountain area. Small and large lounges provide a choice of place to rest and relax or socialize with others.
Updated: 22 Feb 2022
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme is created in conjunction with the residents and provided by a qualified Diversional Therapist, assisted by Wellness team members. The Wood has a Mini Van for outings and shopping trips. Mystery van rides on a weekly basis. There is an activities room to provide a full range of social activities. Regular entertainers and groups along with a weekly happy hour give residents the choice of a varied programme.

BBQ's, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Church, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Electric beds, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Free Wifi, Games night, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Housie, Gas fire, Library onsite and external Library visits, Men's group, Minivan, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parties, Petanque, Quizzes, Religious services, Resident advocates, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Sky TV, Talking books, Videos, Volunteers.
Updated: 22 Feb 2022
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Other Information Yes Interpreter as required
Updated: 22 Feb 2022
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.01 Km Outside.
Shops 0.20 Km
Mall 1.00 Km
Parks 0.20 Km
Library 0.20 Km
Updated: 22 Feb 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
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 22 Feb 2022

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