About Edenvale Rest Home Hospital & Dementia Care
Edenvale Rest Home & Hospital is a modern, warm and inviting residence with the addition of specialised dementia care set in tranquil landscaped grounds in the heart of Mt Eden.
Providing holistic quality living, Edenvale Home is a non-profit charitable trust, providing quality care and accomodation within a family environment. With a committed team mindset, we aim to provide a safe, homelike and tranquil environment for every resident.
Residents are encouraged to make Edenvale their home, which means that guests and day visitors are made to feel welcome.
Level grounds encompass mature landscaped gardens, concrete walkways and sheltered, restful courtyards. Edenvale Home is situated within easy walking distance of shops, public transport, library, churches and other community services. As Edenvale Home is set back from a quiet tree-lined street in the residential suburb of Mt Eden, residents are guaranteed a tranquil environment day and night.
Christian Principles guide management in all its decision-making. We maintain an attitude of love, acceptance and respect for every individual within Edenvale Home. Valuing each unique resident is of the utmost importance and goes a long way in ensuring the success of Edenvale Home, and most importantly, the happiness and comfort of our residents.
All our rooms are dual service. Our small homely dementia unit provides a safe, sunny environment for the elderly who require secure dementia care.
We welcome your visit as you decide on the best place for the care and wellbeing of your loved ones.
At Edenvale you can expect...
Residents are in the superb care of numerous dedicated staff overseen by the General Manager. Fully qualified Registered Nurses and Nurse Aids provide 24-hour care.
Medical Consultation Clinics are conducted on-site by the regular visiting Doctor, who is also available for urgent treatments and house calls.
Regular on-site services include a Podiatrist, a Hairdresser, a Physiotherapist, and a visiting Chaplain.
Our Dementia unit has a calm and positive mood and are active but not busy. Residents are able to enjoy the freedom to wander inside and out to the gardens within the secure environment. Our fully qualified staff specialise in Dementia care and make residents as comfortable as they would be in their own homes, including them in much of what’s offered to Rest Home residents as well as outings and small group activities specific to Dementia residents.
Safety and warmth
Edenvale Home consists of well maintained solid brick and tile buildings with plush wall to wall carpet, electric heating, warm lighting and modern decor throughout.
Generous corridors with gently sloped floors provide wheelchair access to all facilities within the building.
The Residents are spoiled with the homes sunny north facing feature and holds 41 individual rooms. Each room is amply sized and comes fully furbished with a single bed and mattress, bedding, dresser, wardrobe, electric heater, mirror and bedside lighting. Some rooms have spacious ensuites while others are located adjacent to shared bathroom facilities.
Washrooms, showers and full on-site personal laundry are all accessible within the building confines.
Private television and telephone connections can be installed in residents’ rooms if desired.
Each room has an emergency call system installed. There are fire detection systems, alarms and extinguishers throughout the complex.
Overseeing the day-to-day running of Edenvale is General Manager Marlene, who has over 18 years of experience working with Edenvale Home. For her the best part is seeing residents happy, content and feeling at home.
The General Manager is supported by a fantastic care team, consisting of a Clinical Leader, Registered Nurses and experienced Nurse Aids who provide 24-hour care and an Activity Co-ordinator. Our hard-working support staff consists of administrators and maintenance workers. Our catering and cleaning is under contract to Medirest, who provides on-site cooks that prepare and serve delicious homemade baking and meals.
The wonderful staff of Edenvale Home provide our residents with consistency, ensuring good relationships are maintained amongst staff and residents alike. We are proud of our long serving staff and consider them one of our most important features.
Edenvale is proud to have such genuine and diverse staff working and caring for our residents. Languages spoken by our team include; Afrikaans, English, Fijian, Fijian Indian, Filipino, Hindi, Niuean, Samoan and Tongan.
On the 10th of May 1961 at a meeting of the combined leaders of Open Brethren Auckland churches the suggestion was made of the possibilities of a "Home for Aged".
A group got together for the first planning meeting on July 3rd 1961. The need for such a home was established and many planning sessions followed.
Several properties were considered including locations in Ladies Mile, Kelston and the North Shore. None of these sites were ideal. Then in 1964 in Mt Eden 42 Edenvale Road and 10 Punga Street came on the market. Soon after 44 Edenvale Road was available to be purchased at a good price. The decision was made to go ahead.
Planning quickly went ahead and by July 1964 a basic outline was prepared and a formal application for a government subsidy was prepared and sent to parliament. Fundraising among the Churches was commended in November 1964. In February 1965 "The Edenvale Home Trust Board" was incorporated as a Charitable Trust.
By 1967 funding had been secured and the building project got underway. Haughey, Fox and Partners (Tom Haughey was an original board member) were the architects and engineers for the project.
In July 1968 the Social Security Department accepted the home as an approved Home for welfare purposes with the provision of supplementary government assistance.
Edenvale Home was officially opened by The Minister of Health the Hon. D. McKay on the 23rd of November 1968. Also in attendance as an honoured guest was His Worship the Mayor of Mt. Eden Mr. R. C. Mills.
Over 50 years now Edenvale has continued to be a welcoming home to everyone.
Edenvale Home Trust Board Incorporated Society Number 212747