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HBH Senior Living Gulf Views

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HBH Senior Living Gulf Views
Rest Home
22 Selwyn Road
Auckland 2014
Counties Manukau
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Gulf Views is a boutique rest home in Howick that boasts expansive views of the Hauraki Gulf, as well as a lovely garden and well-appointed facilities. Small and personal, with just 45 residents and friendly, long-serving staff, Gulf Views has a close-knit community where everyone gets to know each other.

The unique family approach to care and community was inspired by its founders and continues to be fostered by HBH Senior Living, making Gulf Views a highly desirable place to live.

Care philosophy
Established in 1991 by local resident, Scotch Macdonald, in memory of his wife Annette, Gulf Views retains a close-knit ‘family’ feel, combined with excellent and compassionate care that supports residents to remain independent, active and fulfilled.

Gulf Views’ dedicated and caring registered nurses and qualified caregivers have on-going training to meet the needs of all residents. Managed by HBH Senior Living on a day-to-day basis, Gulf Views offers long-term care and some short-term respite care as occupancy allows.

Handy location
As its name suggests, Gulf Views offers excellent views of the Hauraki Gulf, including Waiheke Island and Pine Harbour. It’s very close to a beach and reserve, while nearby Howick Village has plenty of cafés, restaurants, a supermarket and other specialty shops.

Comfortable, personal rooms
Most rooms have shared ensuite bathrooms and for those that do not, toilets are in very close proximity. There is central heating throughout, with a thermostat gauge in every room. Residents are most welcome to bring their own furniture to reflect their personal tastes and individuality and help them feel more at home.

The majority of rooms in Gulf Views are standard rooms covered by the daily fee set by the Ministry of Health. This makes it a very affordable option for older people in the East Auckland community.

• A Standard Room (covered by the Ministry of Health) has a shared shower and toilet between 2 rooms.
• A Premium Room (includes a Premium Fee, is larger and has a private toilet.

A close, connected community
Gulf Views is a close-knit community that offers a wide range of activities and outings. A Residents’ Committee is managed and chaired by the residents and meetings are held every two months. Our two Activities Co-ordinators work under the direction of the Occupational Therapist, offering a range of activities including bingo, board games, quizzes, bowls, cards, care and craft, flower arranging, RSA visits and lunch outings (the RSA is close by so members can easily attend), and regular summer barbecues.

Health and wellbeing options
Residents’ health and wellbeing is well catered for at Gulf Views with a hairdresser on site two to three days a week, an occupational therapist on site one day per month and as required; and a podiatrist, physiotherapist and doctor on call if needed. We also have a consultant dietitian who works with kitchen staff to ensure that specific dietary needs are catered for. What’s more, our residents are welcome to have fish or a bird in their room to help our home feel more like their home.

Additional care available
• Home-cooked meals are prepared with the approval of a qualified dietician – and individual diets can be arranged for you as required.
• The in-house receptionist can help with ordering newspapers and making appointments with the hairdresser, occupational therapist, podiatrist, physiotherapist and doctor.
• A Chaplain is available for counselling and spiritual guidance.
• A private telephone can be installed in rooms if desired.
• An in-house laundry service is available.

Managed by HBH Senior Living
Gulf Views is managed by HBH Senior Living, a Howick-based senior living village with numerous industry endorsements for excellence of care. A non-profit organisation, HBH is well known for their philosophy of putting caring first, and for the way their highly trained and professional people go above and beyond the call of duty.

HBH is also one of only two registered providers in Auckland of the Eden Alternative, an internationally recognised programme that puts the needs of older people are at the centre of everything they do. See www.hbh.org.nz.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 11 Oct 2012

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 45
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms as at 12 Jun 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Yes

Updated: 12 Jul 2024

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist 0.00 Yes If required
Occupational Therapist Yes If required
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Two activities co-ordinators who work under the direction of the Occupational Therapist.
Hairdresser Yes On site two to three days per week and as required.
Podiatrist Yes Visits approximately six weekly
Dietitian Yes As required
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Yes Accessible from O Wairoa marae.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes A monthly service is led on onsite by the clergy of All Saints Anglican Church in Howick

Updated: 27 Feb 2023

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes This is encouraged as we feel it reflects your individuality and will help you feel more at home with familiar items around you.
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes Most rooms have shared ensuites for those that do not there are toilets in very close proximity.
Alcohol Permitted Yes A fortnightly Happy Hour is run by volunteers.
Pets In Residence No Pets are welcome visitors.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Fish or bird only at present.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Residents can have their own phone at the cost of $26 per month. Portable phone also available with phones throughout the building.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes A thermostat gauge is located in every room and central heating is throughout. We try to respect resident preferences with temperature settings.
Lounges/seating areas Yes There is one large lounge and several small areas. The smaller areas are quieter and are suitable for conversation especially during visiting. The conservatory area has tea making facilities and is a popular spot at afternoon tea time.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes We can provide POAC care but this depends upon bed availability.
Palliative Care Contract No We will provide end of life care within our ability however the Nurse Manager reserves the right to consider reassessment and private hospital transfer if it is felt the residents needs are not able to be met here.
Outings Yes There is always a capacity number wanting to attend outings. We may therefore have to repeat some of the more popular outings to accommodate all.
Residents Committee Yes Residents are invited to join the committee. Meetings are held two monthly, solely chaired and managed by the residents. Management only attend at the request of the committee. Minutes are posted on the notice board.
Newsletter Yes A newsletter is published every quarter.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We do have a policy in place however those who require more specialised care would be reassessed.
Smoking Permitted No Please note: Gulf Views is a SMOKE FREE site.

Updated: 19 Nov 2020

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, BBQ (in the summer these are part of our daily life), Bingo (always well supported), Blind Foundation (available if required), Board games, Bowls (we have an ongoing competition with another local rest home - this is quite a competitive event), Care and Craft, Regular Church service, Email (families may email us and we will print out for the resident), Regular Exercises, Games, Gardening (new raised beds have recently been added), Wine and beer are served with dinner), Indoor Games, Library (small inhouse collection - please see our note about our external library service), Minibus, Movies (Monterey Theatre is in close proximity), Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parties (we have cocktail parties, Queens Birthday and the Melbourne Cup, and the rest home birthday - these are eagerly anticipated and thoroughly enjoyed), Pastoral care, Picnic facilities (we make our own picnics here), Quizzes, Senior Citizens, Shopping (we go to the malls about every second month), Videos, Stunning views of the Hauraki Gulf taking in Waiheke Island and Pine Harbour

Updated: 19 Nov 2020

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Samoan Yes
Tongan Yes

Updated: 28 Aug 2015

Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.30 Km There is a short walk to the bus stop in the village of Howick which gives transport to the city and Botany Town Centre.
Shops 0.30 Km Village type shopping centre with plenty of cafes, restaurants, supermarket and other specialty shops. This affords a pleasant place to spend some time with your family. Many of our residents enjoy an outing here.
Mall 5.00 Km Botany Centre and other smaller malls.
Parks 0.50 Km Children's playground and beach are both handy. The playground is adjacent to the Domain. Gentle safe beach with easy access and great views from the carpark.
Library 0.30 Km A handy walkway to the rest home. We also get books delivered to the home. The library select books suited to individual preference. Videos and DVDs can also be provided.

Updated: 28 Aug 2015

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Other details Yes We provide our own inhouse training via the ACE programme and use a contracted clinical educator to support staff. This means that staff have access to a professional trainer with appropriate skills.
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)


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