Kōwhainui Home, Whanganui

  • Location88 Virginia Road, Otamatea, Whanganui
  • Size5 neighbourhoods (maximum of 79 residents)
  • FeaturesPets welcome, full Eden Alternative certification
  • ManagerTrish Boswell
  • Call us06 349 1400
Rest Home
Hospital Care
Health Recovery
Day programmes

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The atmosphere at Enliven’s Kōwhainui Home is bright and easy-going; the people are caring and welcoming.

Kōwhainui Home recognised.

Kōwhainui Home is one of just a few aged care facilities in New Zealand with full Eden Alternative certification – the internationally recognised elder-directed model of care.

The home also has 4-year Ministry of Health certification – the maximum certification achievement awarded by the ministry. To achieve certification the homes underwent a rigorous audit process which looked at a multitude of things, including the way residents are cared for, how staff interact with the residents, how policies and procedures are followed and applied, documentation standards and time frames, the general environment as well as the satisfaction levels of residents, families and staff.

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A full range of positive ageing services

With Enliven, as your needs change, so too can the support we provide.

At Kōwhainui Home and Village in Whanganui we offer independent retirement living, rest home care and specialist hospital care. We are sometimes able to cater for short-term stays as well – our respite and health recovery are great options for some temporary support for the community. We also run a popular day activity programme for elders living in their own homes.

If there comes a time village residents need extra support, they will have priority entry to our Kōwhainui Home when there is availability.

Why choose an Enliven home?

There are many reasons people give for choosing an Enliven home. Find out more about what makes Enliven home’s unique.

Positive ageing services

Enliven offers a range of services for older people across the lower North Island. This includes independent retirement living, rest home, hospital and dementia care, health support services such as tai chi classes and continence products and assessment and an online shop stocked with products specifically for over 65s.

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