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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.
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.
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.