Waikanae Lodge is set in the heart of the Garden Area and is bordered by established homes, beautiful gardens and the picturesque Waikanae River. It’s a place where residents can remain close to family, friends and community groups, while enjoying all the care, comfort and support that our community life offers.
Independent living or rest home level care
The village was architecturally designed in 1991 to suit the needs of older people, and is a licensed Rest Home and Private Hospital. As well as a full Care Facility, you’ll find tastefully designed Villas and Serviced Apartments, with a choice of one, two or three bedrooms.
By providing a range of accommodation options, we can cater for your current requirements and adapt to any change in your health or personal circumstances, giving you the comfort of knowing you’ll have the support and care you need.
As an Arvida village, we take care to listen and help residents to continue to enjoy the things they love to do. We also offer a one-on-one personal coaching programme offered by the Diversional Therapist that actively empowers residents to take charge of their own health and wellbeing.
Life at Waikanae Lodge
At Waikanae Lodge we enhance the quality of life for all of our residents by providing a safe, caring and engaging environment. Daily life revolves around regular contact with others, the chance to participate in a diverse range of activities, and to share good times and good memories with newly-made friends.
Tapping into the social life is a great way to make new friends. Our motto is always “The more the merrier!”
Indoor bowls, darts, supervised exercise programmes, movie afternoons, happy hours, aromatherapy, music therapy, craft sessions, flower arranging, weekly hairdresser visits, church services, weekly shopping trips (transport provided), quizzes, singalongs and picnics.
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Waikanae Lodge units are available under the "Occupation Right Agreement" (ORA). Waikanae is a registered retirement village and is a full member of both the Retirement Villages Association (RVA) and the New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA). If you are 65 or over and you need further care, a Government allowance may be available to assist with fees in your Serviced Apartment. Work and Income New Zealand will explain the assistance available and eligibility criteria.
For all enquires on our available units and costings please phone 04 902 6800
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. How does the Village Fee work?
The village fee is a set monthly fee that covers all the outgoings, including council and water rates, building insurance and external maintenance, upkeep of community facilities, staff costs, gardening and management of the village.
As we want to provide certainty for all customers, we’ve adopted a ‘fixed for life’ weekly village fee (for independent Villas and Apartments). This base weekly fee will never change from the day you join us, so you know exactly what your outgoings will be each week.
2. Who pays for the refurbishment of the villa/apartment when I leave?
On termination of your ORA, Waikanae Lodge is responsible for all refurbishment costs associated with your villa or apartment.
3. What happens if my needs change?
At Waikanae Lodge we offer a full continuum of care so you can access additional care services while remaining in your own home. We can assist with meals, laundry, cleaning, access to doctors and nurses and 24 hour emergency assistance and the ability to transfer to an apartment or resthome.
4. Can my friends and family stay with me?
Yes, of course. When you move into Waikanae Lodge we want you to maintain your family and social ties, and even expand them! This is your home, so you can have guests over to visit or stay whenever you like. It’s up to you.