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Huntleigh Home
Rest Home Care
221 Karori Rd
Wellington 6012
Capital & Coast
04 464 2020
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Huntleigh Home is hugely popular. Conveniently located in central Karori, it’s a warm and vibrant place to live. The modern home overlooks a sunny central courtyard and residents enjoy the indoor-outdoor living.

Huntleigh Home, like all Enliven Central homes, embraced an elder directed model of care called the Eden Alternative.

This means we work to ensure the elders of Huntleigh Home have companionship, variety and spontaneity, fun, meaningful activity and purpose in their lives. It ensures that elders are involved in decisions that relate to both their personal wellbeing and what happens at their home.

Here, residents are supported to maintain their independence and routines, and to continue with hobbies, interests and passions, in a way that’s right for the individual.

Our staff are not only highly trained, they’re also friendly, caring and embrace our elder-directed philosophy of care.

At Huntleigh Home, in addition to rest home care we also provide hospital level services. This means we have nurses on-duty 24-hours-a-day. The doctor also visits regularly and we are in regular contact to ensure all clinical needs are met.

Enliven’s Huntleigh Home offers rest home and hospital level care services, as well as short term respite and health recovery care.

As an Enliven home we’re proud to be more than just ‘family friendly’. At Huntleigh Home, your family is part of our family. After all, family, friends and the community play a big part in life here.

At Huntleigh, you’ll find there are no set visiting times; you can invite your grandchildren, family and friends to visit at any time. Plus we have a great toy box and games to keep the little ones entertained!

You may like to invite family or friends to join in the special events and social outings organised by Huntleigh Home. And of course, family and friends are always welcome to join you for a meal.
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 19 Jul 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care43
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 24 Apr 2017
There are many reasons why people enjoy living at Enliven’s Huntleigh Home. We asked some of the residents that live there what they like the most about their home.

“The recreation programme is wonderful and they think of so many different things to do. I’ve done things here I never thought I would enjoy,” – Dale

“The staff are friendly and welcoming, they’re cheerful, very capable and they love what they do. I feel at home here” – Effie

“Huntleigh has excellent caregivers. I get the support I need and still get to continue with all of the things I want to do.” – Arlene
Updated: 19 Jul 2016
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Physiotherapist Yes Once or twice a week and on demand if required
Occupational Therapist Yes On a consultancy basis.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Week days - with a programme organised seven days a week.
Hairdresser Yes Once a week.
Podiatrist Yes On a consultancy basis.
Dietitian Yes On a consultancy basis.
Kaumatua Yes On a consultancy basis.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Regular church services and visits from Huntleigh Chaplain.
Updated: 19 Jul 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Urology Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Updated: 19 Jul 2016
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We currently have respite vacancies available.
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes
Advance bookings taken Yes
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 19 Jul 2016
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes Depending on room availability.
Rooms (Single) Yes All our rooms are single and very large.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes We welcome couples at Huntleigh Home, talk to us about the options available.
Ensuite Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes The rooms can be furnished, but residents are invited to make the space their own. You can bring along your own familiar furniture and furnishings. Many residents bring along photos, artwork, ornaments, furniture and bed covers.
Alcohol Permitted Yes We encourge enjoyment of drink with family and friends.
Pets In Residence No Some pets belong to the home and residents have chosen to look after them. Other pets have moved in with their owners.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We understand that pets are part of the family too. Talk to us about your pet moving into the home with you – pets are usually welcomed with open arms as long as they get on with other people and animals.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes All rooms have own jackpoint - connection and calls at residents' cost.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Maori Kaupapa No However we support cultural diversity.
Residents Committee Yes Monthly meetings.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Residents enjoy the community feel, shared lounges, entertaining areas and gardens/courtyards.
Outings Yes Interesting outings arranged by the Activites Co-ordinator.
Smokers Room Yes Well vented indoor room.
Smoking Permitted Yes Outside only or in smokers room.
Sprinklers Yes
Updated: 19 Jul 2016
Special Features
* In the heart Karori
* Close to the bus stop, Karori shopping mall, library and Community centre
* Large single rooms with TV provided in each room
* Centrally heated with individual controls in each room

Eden Alternative- a philosophy of care

We have adopted the Eden Alternative at Huntleigh Home, which means we work to create vibrant living and work environments for our residents. We encourage residents to maintain their own routines and continue with hobbies and interests. Residents' pets, the presence of children, plenty of plants and gardens and a high level of local community involvement is a part of our Homes' everyday life.
Updated: 19 Jul 2016
Interests & Activities
A highlight for many residents is the social life and companionship at Huntleigh Home. As well as enjoying the company of others at a similar stage of life, Huntleigh Home residents get involved in organising daily happenings and special events – making the most of the varied social calendar.

We have a wide range of interest groups. Regular activities and events include sight-seeing trips, guest entertainers, craft, themed parties and gardening.

Activity and interest groups and programmes are tailored to the interests of residents. This may include:
, Activity programme, Age Concern, Aromatherapy, Art, Arthritis society, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bridge, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Church, Classical Music, , Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Greypower, Happy Hour, Holidays, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Lotto, Mah Jong, Men, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parties, Pianist, , Quizzes, Reading, Reflexology, Roses, RSA, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Videos
Updated: 19 Jul 2016
Additional Information
Details re Meals Each day we provide our residents their breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snacks. We’ll make sure you always have plenty of delicious food to enjoy. Our menus are co-designed by a dietician and chef to ensure there is plenty of diversity and that your meals are nutritious and satisfying, made right on-site. We encourage you to enjoy your meals in the dining room with your friends. Morning and afternoon tea is served around the home and snacks and fruit are always available in the dining room or kitchenettes.
Staffing Details The facility is lead by the Clinical Nurse Leader and is fully staffed with registered nurses and caregivers. All staff undertake training as per the Quality plan, and other inservice training is arranged depending on needs.The clinical staff are supported with the kitchen, laundry and cleaning staff. The overall leadership is directed by the Manager who has worked in the aged care sector for many years.
Associated Complexes Adjacent to Huntleigh Home is Huntleigh boutique serviced retirement apartments.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please call for information regarding fees.
Updated: 22 Jul 2016
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans Yes
Cook Island Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter Yes This can be arranged if required.
Updated: 19 Jul 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
(Other comments) Yes Huntleigh Home welcomes people of all religious backgrounds and assists residents in making arrangements for worship
Updated: 19 Jul 2016
Public Transport 0.00 km Immediately outside the facility on Karori Road.
Shops 0.30 km Karori Shopping Mall and Marsden Village.
Mall 0.30 km See above
Parks 0.00 km Swimming Centre is behind the complex
Library 0.30 km Karori Library
Updated: 19 Jul 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes As with all Residential Care a summary is available on the MOH website
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Spark of Life Yes
The Eden Alternative Yes Huntleigh Home has adopted the Eden Alternative. Working to create vibrant living for our residents. Pets, the presence of children, plenty of plants and gardens and a high level of local community involvement is a part of our Homes' everyday life.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 11 Jan 2017