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Hodgson House Lifecare & Village
Retirement Village
51 Botanical Road
Tauranga South
Tauranga 3112
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Bay of Plenty
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Make your home at Hodgson House Lifecare.

When it comes to everyday life, Hodgson House makes it easy with village, rest home, and hospital care. The well-appointed rooms all look out onto sheltered courtyards or landscaped gardens and come complete with a 24-hour call system, WiFi and ensuites.

Part of the sunny city of Tauranga, Hodgson House is set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens, just a hop, skip and jump from the Gate Pa shopping centre where you’ll find all the essentials. Just a short drive from there and you’re in the Tauranga city centre.

We offer everything from hairdressing to speech therapy, physiotherapy, and SKY TV. We have a range of recreational activities including board games, happy hour, gardening, crafts, and indoor bowls. Our facility van is also always on hand for outings.
Upcoming Open Days
Upcoming Open Days
No open days are currently scheduled.
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Marion Garfitt (Facility and Village Manager)
Address Hodgson House, 51 Botanical Road, Tauranga South
City/Town Tauranga 3112
Company Heritage Lifecare group
Phone (07) 578 - 4846
Fax (07) 578 - 4943
Email View Email Address
Updated: 20 Sep 2018
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Company Covenant Trustee Services
Updated: 13 Aug 2015
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Name Heritage Lifecare
Address PO Box 13223, Johnsonville
City/Town Wellington 6440
Phone (04) 901 - 2310
Email View Email Address
Updated: 20 Sep 2018
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 Subject to room availability - arranged with Manager
Updated: 10 Feb 2016
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / Service Hours Per Week Status Details
Hairdresser Yes By request at Reception.
Podiatrist Yes By request at Reception - 6 weekly visits.
Physiotherapist Yes ACC accredited - Appointments made via Reception.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Request via the Manager.
Diversional Therapist Yes Village residents participate in Hodgson House activities and have their own activities (bus outings/happy hour).
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Initial contact made via Reception, as a Chaplain is available, and various religious groups can be arranged to visit to provide services for all of our residents.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Based in Care Facility.
Meals - Available On-site Yes Meals can be booked via Reception before 10:00AM. Fee payable.
Home Help - Available On-site Negotiable
Home Help - External Provider Yes
Registered Nurse 24hrs Yes Based in Care Facility.
Nursing Care Negotiable Request via the Manager.
Dietitian Negotiable All menus are Dietitian approved. A Dietitian is available for general advice and to oversee special needs.
Speech Therapist Negotiable
Other Personnel Yes Hodgson House has a range of services available, such as appointment transportation, laundry service, and interpreter services. We are able to arrange for our residents if required.
Updated: 16 Nov 2018
Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Activities and exercise programmes in place at care home, which is advised through the Monthly Newsletter delivered to all residents.
Community Complex Yes Main Care Facility.
24 Hour Security Yes
Emergency Call System Yes Initial contact directly to the Duty R.N. in the main Care Centre. Manual call point and pendant standard with every Villa.
Newsletter Yes Monthly Newsletter delivered to your mail box.
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Happy to allow small dogs/cats, not to be replaced when passes away.
Outings Yes Notified via the Monthly Newletter and updates from the Manager and or Diversional Therapist. Regular trips are provided to the local community. These can include shopping, sightseeing and picnics.
Transport Available Yes Weekly free shopping bus to the supermarket. Taxi bookings can be made via Reception.
Restaurant No Meals available in main facility dining room. Bookings should be made before 10:00AM via Reception. Fee payable Meals can be delivered to your Villa via prior booking at Reception before 10:00AM. Fee payable.
Gay / LGBT QI Friendly Yes A no discrimination policy is in place to provide a friendly and caring space for residents.
Craft Room No Villa Residents are welcome to join in any advertised Craft session.
Library Yes Small Library - books regularly changed with Tauranga Library.
Games Room Yes Activites available at Main care Facilty - including Indoor raised bowls, mahjong, bridge, entertainment, SayGo exercise class and more.
Chapel Yes The main lounge is dedicated to chapel services Friday and Sunday from 10-11.30am. The Library is also the quiet room where Bible study is held.
Lounges Yes Villa Residents are very welcome to use the lounges in the main Care Facility. All are equipped with comfortable seating. The area is large enough for residents to run meetings, invite guests and partake in a variety of organised functions - bookings via Reception.
Gardens Yes Wander and enjoy at your leisure. Site is based in a quiet cul-de-sac with water views.
Other details Yes The facility is fitted with accessibility ramps and safety grab rails, wide corridors, and smoke detectors with water sprinklers.
Updated: 16 Nov 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Hodgson House Lifecare Facility and Village Lifecare offer all the benefits of the complex’s facilities, including entertainment, activities and companionship. We take pride in being warm and friendly and have become renowned for our cheerful atmosphere.
Updated: 16 Nov 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Hodgson House has an extensive repertoire of activities and events, aimed at keeping the body and mind stimulated. Our Diversional Therapist focuses on designing programmes for each individual at all levels of disability, to promote independence and creative expression.

Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society and other associations are easily accessed through us and we welcome them to our facility. Large print books and Blind Foundation listening books form part of our library service and we also rent DVDs or videos. Entertainers form a regular part of our programme. A piano is also available in the main lounges.

Here are just some of the activities and interests of residents which arise on a regular basis:

Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Cards, Church, Concerts, Craft, Dancing, Flower arranging, Games, Gardening, Golden Oldies, Happy Hour, Indoor Games, Jigsaws, Movies, Music, Quizzes, Shopping, Sing-a-longs.

There is also active involvement in community events. Outings are an ongoing part of the activities programme and often include stopping somewhere for coffee. We also love to celebrate the many birthdays and anniversaries that are part of our life here. Our experienced and mature staff help provide a homely and safe atmosphere and join in the many activities and visits that we have at Hodgson House.
Updated: 16 Nov 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Deaf Blind Sign Language Yes Available upon request
English Yes All staff
Fijian Indian Yes Member of staff
Filipino Yes Member of staff
Hindi Yes Members of staff
Interpreter Yes Access can be arranged
Maori - Te Reo Yes Member of staff
Punjabi Yes Member of staff
Samoan Yes Member of staff
Tagalog Yes Members of staff
Tongan Yes Member of staff
Updated: 19 May 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes Hodgson House has close links to the Anglican parishes in the Tauranga area, we have Anglican Services every Sunday morning.
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes We are able to accommodate our residents' spiritual needs as requested. A spiritual advisor, chaplaincy and church services are available.
Inter denominational Yes We have Inter-Denominational Services every Friday morning.
Roman Catholic Yes
(Other comments) Yes Residents may attend their usual place of worship for as long as they are able.
Updated: 16 Nov 2018
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.50 Km bus stop
Shops 1.00 Km Shopping mall
Parks 1.00 Km small park with wateredge
Library 4.00 Km Public Library
Updated: 13 Aug 2015
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) Yes 2017
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Spark of Life Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 15 Feb 2018

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