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The Wood Retirement Village
Rest Home Care
156 Milton Street
The Wood
Nelson 7010
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156 Milton Street
The Wood
Nelson 7010
Nelson Marlborough
(03) 545 6059
(03) 546 9505
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Nathan Davis - (03) 545 6059
Arvida Group Limited
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Welcome to The Wood, an Arvida Retirement Village close to the heart of Nelson.

The Wood Retirement Village offers luxury 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 while providing excellence thoughout our continuum of care.

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 DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 10 Nov 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 35
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms as at 13 Jan 2021
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 18 Jan 2021
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes 24 hours per day
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes All caregivers are required to do NZQA certificate in care of the older person
Physiotherapist Yes Tuesdays
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes Two fully qualified Diversional Therapists
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Tuesdays and Thursdays
Podiatrist Yes Each month
Dietitian Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Yes Volunteers
Updated: 25 Sep 2017
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: 10 Nov 2016
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: 10 Nov 2016
Special Features
Special Features
Lovely modern facility with large rooms and corridors, underfloor heating, gas fireplaces, ensuite rooms.

Tranquil garden settings and courtyards. Resident vegetable garden, sensory garden and reflection 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: 25 Sep 2017
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme is provided by 2 qualified Diversional Therapists. The Wood has a Mini Bus for outings and shopping trips. There is an activities room and mini theatre 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, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Church, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Electric beds, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Housie, Gas fire, Men's group, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parties, Petanque, Quizzes, Religious services, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Sky TV, Theatre, Videos,Volunteers, Womens activities.
Updated: 25 Sep 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Other Information Yes Interpreter as required
Updated: 10 Nov 2016
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: 10 Nov 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 10 Nov 2016

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