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Melrose Rest Home and Village
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
159 Waihi Road
Postal Address
P.O Box 6030, Brookfield,Tauranga 3146
Bay of Plenty
(07) 578 6006
(07) 578 2496
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Visit Website
Anna Gildenhuys - (07) 571 5843
Oceania Healthcare - 0800 333 688
Village Manager
Linda Wood - (07) 571 5844
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Melrose Lifestyle Care and Village offers:

- Plenty of space:15 acre grounds
- Rest home and hospital level care on site.(There's a registered nurse on duty 24/7in the hospital.)
- A village shop where goods are sold at cost price
- A FIXED weekly fee that covers costs such as rates, building insurance,grounds maintenance, handyman services
- A Bus Stop right outside the entrance, so it's a quick trip into the city centre or over to the Mount.

The people who live here also enjoy:

- The company of kind and friendly residents – there are 56 villas in total, so someone is always about to have a cuppa and a chat with

- An activities programme organised by a number of activities staff

- The convenience of having many everyday chores – like lawns,
gardens and general maintenance – all taken care of

Should a person need extra support, they can transfer their existing home care (domiciliary
care) from home to their villa.

In addition, there is a village nurse who can visit on a rota or as required. Plus each villa has a nurse call alarm system to use in the event of an accident or emergency.

And should your health needs change, Melrose has an aged care facility with 39 rest home beds
and 57 hospital beds and a contract with the Bay of Plenty DHB to provide these services.

And we also offer:

- For an additional fee, meals from our kitchen
- At no extra cost, a weekly shopping trip
- Games room, lounges and a library
- Stunning views of the harbour and out towards the Mount

Melrose is part of the Oceania Group, a Retirement Villages Association (“RVA”) member.

Being a member of the RVA means we follow strict standards and guidelines in terms of how we operate.

For more information about independent (retirement village) living please call Linda Wood on (07) 571 5844 or 021 278 0039.
Here are a few kind words from some of the people who enjoy living at Melrose:

“ The advantage of having rest home and hospital care (on site) played a huge part in our buying”, Ley Quennell

“ They (the staff) give an atmosphere of kindness in action”, Ruth Dalglish

“ I had no knowledge about living in a Retirement Village and was, as a result, rather apprehensive. I have now been here almost 6 years and am more than satisfied with my life here. As a result, I have no intention of leaving Melrose”, James Simcock

“ When helping an existing resident with her garden, we could feel the peace and quiet of the area and became serious about the village and inspecting the villas”, Margaret Pringle

"We would like to take this opportunity to give special thanks to the excellent team at Melrose for the outstanding care of our mother over the 7 years she as been with them and for their frienship to her and her extended family". 11 July 2011

"As I have been a visitor to Melrose for nearly six years, I wish to let you know how very nice I have found many things at your home. It is always lovely and clean, no dust on the furniture and the staff are always very nice. I'm an elderly lady and if the day came that I should go into a home, Melrose I would choose." 7/5/2012

"I cannot recommedt the Melrose complex enough. The staff at Rosewood are a wonderful, caring, empathetic, passionate group and the care they provide would rival any that is provided elsewhere. All the staff are fantastic. Whilst not aesthetically ideal, Rosewood/Maplewood have a "heart" and as such are far superior to other premises which look "pretty" but don't have the same "love" for the residents. I have recommended Melrose to many" 7/8/11
Updated: 28 Dec 2017
Availability Details
Availability Details
Room TypeVacancy?
Cottage and Open Plan Villas (Studio)No
There is currently 1 large 2 bedroom Villa with, internal garage access and open plan living for sale for $549,000.
As well as 2 small two bedroom Cottages currently under contract at Melrose.
Updated: 1 Mar 2018
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Linda Wood
Address Melrose 159 Waihi Road Judea Tauranga
City/Town Tauranga
Company Oceania Group
Phone 07 578 6006 07 571 5844
Fax 07 578 2496
Mobile 0212780039
Email View Email Address
Updated: 28 Dec 2017
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Trustees Executors Limited
Address Level 12 45 Queenstreet P.O. Box 4197 Shortland Street
City/Town Auckland
Company Trustees Executors
Phone 09 968 6620
Fax 09 968 6632
Updated: 28 Dec 2017
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Cottage and Open Plan Villas (Studio Unit etc.)
Low Price$449.00
High Price$469.00
Tenure TermsO R A Licence to Occupy.
Updated: 28 Dec 2017
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Registered Nurse in hospital area available 24 hours per day for any emergency situations.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Villa Residents are encouraged to take part in our comprehensive activity programme.
Other Personnel Yes Site Manager available to answer any questions or concerns.
Home Help (External Provider) Yes Some residents employ their own external provider or this can be arranged via Support net.
Meals - Internal Provider Yes Kitchen can provide "meals on wheels" and residents are encouraged to join Rest home residents in Dining room for meals for a small charge.
Dietitian Yes Hospitality Manager consults with Dietitian for dietary requirements and menus.
Podiatrist Yes
Hairdresser Yes Available 3 days per week
Own Social Worker No Admissions co-ordinator is a qualified Social Worker.
Physiotherapist Yes Available on request, minimum charge, physio room available to implement program free of charge.
Nursing Care Yes On request
Chaplain Yes Chaplain on site available for the needs of villa residents as well. Invited to join in our church services and Bible studies on premises.
Updated: 28 Dec 2017
Facility Features
Facility Features
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Can join in with daily Facility programme in Resthome. Also have their own Villa Residents committee who organise and run many events per year and Village Manager organises additional outings and Mystery trips for residents.
Community Complex Yes Can utilise the Carruth Day Centre on Monday - Sunday for meetings and entertainment. Also available to all Villa residents for special birthdays, anniversary celebrations at no cost.
Emergency Call System Yes Registered Nurse available to assist in Emergency situation 24 hour per day.
24 Hour Security Yes Contract with security firm to do regular visits during the night, 7 nights per week.
Newsletter Yes Newsletter monthly distributed.
Pets In Residence Yes Small pets permitted at Village Managers discretion.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Outings Yes Bus trips available weekly for Grocery shopping and twice per month for additional outings.
Transport Available Yes As above but own transport needs to be arranged for doctor's visits etc. Taxi services, Red Cross and St John services are available for residents to organise pick up and drop off to and from facility.
Restaurant No Not at present - however watch with space with the new development over the coming years.
Fitness Complex Yes Exercise programme 3 times a week in Rest home lounge. Villa residents run their own exercise programme at Carruth every Thursday morning.
Library Yes 2 Libraries on site in the Melrose facility and an extensive variety of Books and DVD's for residents to take out at their own Villa Community Centre's Library. Plus Mobile Library visits site every second Saturday.
Games Room Yes Bowls table, dart board, card table. Villa residents are invited and encouraged to join in with activities in Rest home. Community Centre also has a Pool Table, indoor Bowling area, dart board, puzzle and games area. Petanque Court onsite.
Lounges Yes With Rest home residents, as well as Carruth provides lovely lounge areas with extensive Harbour views and an outdoor BBQ area.
Gardens Yes Melrose is set across 15 acres of park like grounds with large established trees, 2 communal vegetable gardens & a citrus glade for residents to help themselves.
Sprinklers No Only when Tauranga restrictions are not in place.
Other details Yes Smoke alarms & Emergency Nurse Call systems.
Updated: 28 Dec 2017
Special Features
Special Features
- Villa residents are invited to join in with all kinds of activities and festivities offered at the rest home and Community Centre.

- Each Monday villa residents have access to Melrose's Day Centre for meetings and activities

- Excursions organised by the Villa Friendship Group

- Bowls team - which includes villa residents - takes part in competitions held at other retirement villages
Updated: 28 Dec 2017
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme:

- Extensive activity programme, Monday to Friday, with weekends planned in advance with videos, crosswords and church services.

- All resident's needs are identified on admission and we ensure that they are slotted into the activities that are most likely to satisfy their cognitive, emotional and physical needs. Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society,Arthritis society are consulted on a need-to basis.

- Art
- Big print books
- Bowls
- Bingo
- Board games
- Bridge
- Cards
- Crafts
- Classical Music
- Concerts
- Baking under supervision
- Dancing
- Entertainers and Entertainment
- Exercises
- Floor games
- Flower arranging
- Games
- Gardening
- Indoor Games
- Housie
- Mah Jong
- Jigsaw
- Newspaper reading
- Organ and piano music
- Outings
- Parties
- Petanque
- Pool table
- Quizzes
- Reading
- Sing-a-longs and singing
- Videos

Mini Bus Trips -

We visit or attend RSAs, Picnics, Outings, Games at other resthomes, doctors appointments, Concerts and Churches.

Setting/Outlook -

We have lovely views of the harbour and the Mount. Our residents can have breakfast in bed if they wish to do so.

We have large gardens, and a bible garden that can be accessed and used by residents.

Pets -

We have 1 cat in Maplewood and visitors visit us with their dogs and also have a big tropical fish tank in the reception area.

We also arrange visits from local pet shops to visit us with some animals. We arrange visits to the animal farm.

Visits by Children -

Children are encouraged to visit and we also invite them to provide concerts and sing-songs for the residents.

Internet and Fax -

The administration offices have access to e-mail and a fax machine and can use it on behalf of the residents.

Updated: 28 Dec 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans Yes
Egyptian Yes
English Yes
German Yes
Hindi Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Zulu Yes
Updated: 28 Dec 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 28 Dec 2017
Public Transport 0.30 km Hopper bus, taxi service, mobility taxi are available but residents are not able to utilise these due to their Demented state.
Shops 1.00 km Brookfield shopping centre, Pak n Save (alternated) Pharmacy etc.
Parks   Facility is situated on a large grounds with beautiful views and trees and big gardens providing the feeling of a Park.
Library 3.00 km Mobile Library visit the site every second Saturday.
Updated: 28 Dec 2017
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) 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: 28 Dec 2017

NOTE: The Retirement Villages Act 2003 (The Act) is designed to provide improved protection for people who ‘buy’ into a retirement village. If you intend to ‘purchase’ you must get independent legal advice before signing your occupation right agreement as required under The Act. Some Retirement Village type facilities are not required to register under The Act so different legal requirements apply. Please make sure you investigate fully.


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