Levin Home for War Veterans, Levin
- LocationCorner of Prouse and Matai Street, Levin
- Size6 neighbourhoods (maximum of 74 residents)
- FeaturesPets welcome, full Eden Alternative certification and Spark of Life philosophy
- ManagerSuzanne Simpson
- Call us06 366 0052
Levin Home for War Veterans is a rest home with a difference. This friendly and comfortable home has a rich history and a vibrant future.
Levin Home for War Veterans was first opened in 1959 for soldiers returning from war. Today, the home welcomes people from all walks of life, but a close relationship remains with the Defence Force and the other armed services.
All residents at Levin Home are supported to maintain close connections with family, friends and the local community. That means the home if often a hive of activity with residents and visitors enjoying spending time together around the spacious home.
When you first walk in the door, you’ll notice Levin Home’s warm, welcoming and home-like environment; very different to the ‘institutional’ aged care set-ups of the past.
Like any family home there are lots of shared spaces, including cosy lounges, entertaining areas, gardens and the large dining room. We also have a large recreation and crafts room and the Veteran’s Arms lounge – an RSA-style lounge complete with a bar, pool table, big-screen projector, defence force displays and a cosy fireplace.
Residents utilise these spaces whenever they like, to socialise, read, do activities and host visitors. You’ll often find avid conversations happening here!
Your place. Your space.
Residents of Levin Home for War Veterans enjoy the well-appointed rooms, some of which include an ensuite bathroom and/or kitchenette.
Residents are be invited to set up your room just how they like it. We encourage them to bring along their own familiar things that make them feel at home (you can even bring your pet!)
Many residents bring items such as photographs, artwork, ornaments, bed covers and even favourite pieces of furniture. Some rooms are large enough to accommodate a television, stereo, radio, dressing tables or other furniture.
A special kind of care.
Levin Home for War Veterans offers rest home, hospital and dementia care, short-term respite and health recovery care and a small number of independent living rental units for retirees.
At Levin Home we embrace Enliven’s philosophy of care. We have full Eden Alternative certification which means we take every opportunity to make sure elders have companionship, spontaneity, fun, meaningful activity and a sense of purpose in their lives.
Meanwhile, our unique approach to dementia care is based on Dementia Care International’s Spark of Life philosophy. This practical approach supports us to interact with residents in a way that keeps them connected to the world around them. It often results in improvement in language, memory, self-esteem and social interactions.
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.