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Ropata Lodge

At a glance
Ropata Lodge
Rest Home
57 Ropata Crescent
Lower Hutt 5010
Postal Address
Same as above
Hutt Valley
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David Hitchins - (04) 920 0846
Ropata Lodge Limited
Office Administrator
Michelle Iovine - (04) 920 0846
Facility Manager
Helene Walton - (04) 920 0846
Other services
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Vision Statement

"Supporting dignified independent living for the elderly"

Statement of Purpose

"To provide a high quality, diverse and non-institutional living environment; a place where residents can enjoy the safety and security of medical, domestic, and social support systems that are designed to uphold, but not intrude upon, their need and desire for independence.

To ensure that these facilities are available to residents with as wide a range of life experiences and income levels as possible."
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 1 Dec 2015

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 35
Vacancy Soon
3 room available now
Impending vacancy Yes - 2 rooms available soon
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Yes from $30.00/day up to $50.00/day as at 15 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 Please enquire

Updated: 12 Jul 2024

Our mother has happily resided at Ropata Lodge for the last 2 1/2 years. Sadly after becoming very unwell she has had to move on to Hospital care. Our family can fully recommend Ropata for anyone that needs rest home care. Staff and nurses always caring and obliging to the varying needs. We loved the homely atmosphere and tasteful decor along with the spacious rooms. It was always a pleasure to visit our mum here and easy to make up our minds this was the best place for our mum.
L.Plugge - January 2021

I came to Ropata Lodge because of the great team work and the size of the units. I love having my own furniture in my unit so my grandkids can relate to my surroundings. The meals are wonderful and the everyday activities are wide and varied.
Raewyn Nelson

I was not coping at home when I got pneumonia so I came into Ropata Lodge for 2 weeks of respite care and loved it so much I stayed – in fact, I knew after 1 week that I wanted to stay. Everyone is so good to me here – kindness itself. I am very happy.
Barbara McCabe

I am very happy here – my family and I think it was definitely the right decision to come here. I am very satisfied with the caring attitude that the staff show towards all of us here. The activity programme is thoroughly worthwhile and caters for our needs. The food is very good too.
Grace Wood

Ropata Lodge is like a 5 Star Hotel but very homely. I love all the activities that are run during the week. I am looked after in all areas. It’s fantastic that I can put out my laundry in the morning and it’s back later in the day. I can’t complain about anything. Everything you ask for is here.
Denis Cody

Updated: 5 Feb 2021

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes Our registered nurse provides 24-hour a day advice and guidance coverage.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Caregivers provide around the clock care with Registered Nurse either on site or on call 24 hours a day.
Physiotherapist Yes Private practitioner available at High Street Health Hub
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Private operator visits regularly.
Dietitian Yes Engaged on a consultancy basis
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Communion held regularly and pastoral visits as requested.
Other Personnel Yes The manager runs the village on a day-to-day basis.

Updated: 15 Apr 2024

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: 1 Dec 2015

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Relax in the main lounge in front of the gas fire. Piano available. A lovely internal courtyard with outdoor seating and gardens is situated off the main lounge.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Outings Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Semi-Secure Yes

Updated: 1 Dec 2015

Special Features
Special Features
Ropata Lodge provides assisted supported living care for the elderly.

Some residents will be quite independent and others will require more personal care and / or nursing assistance.

Generally Ropata has a few apartments available for short term stays for respite or convalescent care. This service is ideal for those people who may need care and support following hospital discharge or perhaps when their caregiver and / or family members are away on holiday. Clients of ACC and also private medical schemes use the services of Ropata Lodge from time to time.

Updated: 15 Apr 2024

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Ropata Lodge encourages residents to participate in activities of their choice. Our vision is for Ropata to be interacting with the community on many levels.

In-house programmes include: in-door bowls; bingo; quizzes; puzzles.

Groups of residents meet at their leisure for cards, scrabble and other games.

Fireside drinks are held on a fortnightly basis with finger food and entertainment provided.

Choirs and musical performers are invited to perform in the atrium on a regular basis.

A strong sense of belonging makes it easy for family members to organise additional activities such as video/DVD nights, craft workshops and outings., Craft, Jigsaw, Library, Minibus, Movies, Pianist, Quizzes, Videos

Updated: 15 Apr 2024

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Respite / Convalescent Care fees depend on the level of care and support necessary for the welfare of the respite / convalescent care person. Full details are available by contacting our Manager, (04) 920 0846.
Staffing qualifications and details A full time manager handles the day to day running, with support staff of Health Care Assistants, kitchen and cleaning staff.
Details about meals Wholesome, nutritious meals and home baking are a feature at Ropata. Breakfast is served to individual apartments with lunch and tea served in the dining room. When necessary meals can be delivered to residents in their apartment.

Updated: 1 Dec 2015

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes

Updated: 15 Apr 2024

Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.01 Km Almost at the door.
Shops 0.06 Km Pak'n'Save. Lower Hutt CBD is 1.5km. Hutt Hospital 500m and there is an adjacent medical centre and pharmacy.
Mall 1.50 Km Westfield Queensgate.
Parks 0.50 Km Riverside walkway.
Library 2.00 Km Lower Hutt public library, with Mobile Service also available.

Updated: 1 Dec 2015

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: 1 Dec 2015

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