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Millvale House Miramar - Dementia Care NZ
Psychogeriatric Care
60 Weka Street
Wellington 6022
Capital & Coast
(04) 388 6780
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Vulori Daunibau - 04 388 6780
Jim Haines and Alison Hume - 04 388 6780
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At Millvale House we create a warm, loving and homely atmosphere, where each person is supported to experience each moment richly.


We strive to achieve this vision by promoting:

The uniqueness of each person

The immense value of each person

Openness, honesty and integrity.

In these ways, we enrich each person, the community and the world.

Dementia Care New Zealand is one of New Zealand’s highly regarded aged care providers.
We provide a full range of residential care including general rest home care, dementia rest home care, general hospital level care, and dementia hospital level care. At many of our facilities, a full continuum of care is available.
We specialize in person-centred care for people who live with dementia. This is the work we have passionately chosen to do.
We care for people in small, cosy homes with a loving, warm and homely atmosphere where each person is supported to experience each moment richly. Our small homes concept means that people with dementia experience life in a less clinical and more normalised, familiar way. Small homes that inter connect, also bring a sense of ‘community’ for a person with dementia.

We promise we will give your loved one the very best of care.

We promise we will cherish, nurture and love your special person.

We will be honest, open and trustworthy.

Millvale House is set in a pleasant neighbourhood with easy access to the gardens.

There are sunny spots to sit, pathways to follow and birds to watch.

The bedrooms are single and spacious. We encourage people to bring a few familiar things from home.

The lounge and dining areas are warm and homely. The dining area has round dining tables to encourage the sense of a family meal and a nice time spent together.

The entire home is soon to be redecorated.

Please see our comprehensive website for further information about Millvale House.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 14 Oct 2015
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 27
Vacancy Yes
We provide care in two small and homely) Contact Vulori Daunibau on 388 6780 if you wish to come and view our home and meet our people. We would love to meet with you.Please see our comprehensive web site for further information about Millvale House Miramar.
Impending vacancy Yes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 25 Jun 2018
17th March 2018

To Whom It May Concern

Re: Milvale House Miramar

When I was informed that my Mother had to be moved to the next level of Dementia Care my heart sank and I dreaded the next move in the progression of both her illness and the supervised care she would need.

We arrived at Milvale in the summer of 2013. I knew that my Mother was very unwell when we arrived and the staff called the local doctor immediately. She was diagnosed with pneumonia and was promptly put on medication. The staff at Millvale House could not have been more welcoming, kinder or more helpful to us at our personal time of great distress and need.

I have spent a considerable amount of time at Millvale over the years and can only really admire the way the facility is managed. Each of the individual patients is cherished for who they are and what they need as individuals. There are no “strict” rules at Millvale – difficult and challenging situations are discreetly handled.

I congratulate all the team at Millvale for showing such a generous commitment to the wellbeing and health of my Mother and others at the time when she is most vulnerable. I will always remember with deep gratitude the gentle caring, respect and patience that she receives. I know in my heart that my Mother is very content at Millvale and feels safe and cared for.

Best wishes,


“ My much-loved companion has been living at Millvale House for over three years now, after hospital stays and four previous placements due to changing assessments. His family and I have found Millvale to be a good and welcoming place, with its home-like layout, accessible nursing station and caring staff, whose ethos, skills, affection and respect for the individuality of each resident are constant and heart-warming. The continuity of his carers, unfailingly kind and thoughtful, is very reassuring."
Jessie March 2018.

I would just like to pass on my gratitude to your team who are taking care of my mother. My sister and I talk every week and she always lets me know how gentle and kind your staff are at Millvale.
It gives me great peace to know that my mother is cared for well as she was a very devoted mother and it was so difficult for all of us to have her placed in care. I am so grateful for their care to my mother. I also work at a hospital so I know how important it is to have vulnerable people cared for. Please pass on my heartfelt gratitude to all your staff and all their efforts. --- A.M.

“My mother is a resident at Millvale House. I have approximately eight years experience in aged care working initially as a carer and for the last four years as a diversional therapist. From my experience, a home having great staff as well as a high standard of care are the two top requirements when placing a family member.

I could not be happier in both regards when it comes to my mother. Every staff member shows a genuinely high level of commitment to residents, motivated by a good heart. To observe my mother’s interaction with staff I can see how much she likes the staff and feels safe with them. This trust is essential and allows family members to feel as happy as they can about their family member being in care, especially in dementia specific care.

I am grateful to the staff for their loving care and support. --- W.M

My father was transferred from a stage 3 facility to Millvale Miramar a couple of months ago. My first impressions of Millvale Miramar were that of a calm and caring environment, where the mangers and staff members genuinely care for their residents. Each time I visit I am aware of this calm and caring and peaceful atmosphere. My father's settling-in period has been very successful due to the ability, knowledge and care of the staff. I have noticed the staff respect my father as an individual, not just as a Dementia patient. The Family Orientation meetings organised by Jan, have been very informative. They gave me a clearer understanding of how Millvale operates and of the support available for the family. --- F.B.

Updated: 26 Mar 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40+ Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes
Occupational Therapist Yes
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser visits regularly.
Podiatrist Yes Our Podiatrist visits regularly.
Dietitian Yes
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes All denominations
Updated: 10 Dec 2014
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Liver Pool Care Pathway.
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes
Specialised Dementia Care Yes At Millvale House, we specialise in caring for people who have dementia. This is the work we have chosen to do.
Gerontological Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes Vulori Daunibau is our Clinical Manager. Vulori advises and mentors the registered nurse team and also knows each resident and their requirements. Should you have any concerns or queries regarding the health of your loved one, please contact Vulori.
Other Nursing Specialities Yes Simon Hamley is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and our Education Coordinator. He ensures staff compliance with their training, coordinates staff in-services and special training programs, and instructs Managing of Actual or Potential Aggression (MAPA).
Psychiatrist Yes
Updated: 1 Sep 2017
Rooms (Single) Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage families to bring items that help create a sense of familiarity.
Pets In Residence No family pets may visit
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Newsletter Yes monthly newsletter
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking is permitted outside in the designated smoking area.
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 30 Nov 2011
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Aromatherapy, Art, Bingo, Big print books, Board games, Bowls, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Entertainers, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Happy Hour, Hydrotherapy, Jigsaw, Massage, Music, Newspaper reading, Parties, Reading, Sing-a-longs, Vegetarian
Updated: 30 Nov 2011
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Chinese Yes
Chinese dialect Yes
Cook Island Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Filipino Yes
Indonesian Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Samoan Yes
Tuvalu Yes
Updated: 22 Feb 2011
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Updated: 22 Feb 2011
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Other details Yes Our Education Coordinator Simon Hamley is a trained instructor for Management of Actual or Potential Aggression (MAPA) from the Crisis Prevention Institute. Simon works across all facilities ensuring all our staff are trained in this valuable course.
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 1 Sep 2017