49 Aberfeldy Avenue,
Enjoy the best of both worlds at Highlands
Love being close to the action but yearning for that country feel?
Residents at Metlifecare’s Highlands get the best of both worlds, with a village set among 12 acres of botanical gardens and established trees, yet just minutes from local shops, Botany Town Centre and the Pakuranga Golf Club.
This is a village that enjoys a special place in the heart of the local community. It’s a friendly ‘people’ place where residents and staff forge close connections, and you will be warmly welcomed with open arms.
Join us for a tour
Enjoy the convenience of a town lifestyle in a tranquil and relaxed setting, and allow yourself the time and space to savour all the benefits retirement living can bring. Book a tour and come and see the best of both worlds for yourself.Book a tour
An intimate gem nestled on 12 acres of flat ground this sunny, private village is an oasis of peace amongst established trees and beautiful gardens. The layout of the grounds gives residents of Highlands a generous feeling of space between units. You can choose from a variety of villas set upon the sprawling grounds, or serviced apartments for easier living.
Plus, our on-site care home means you’ll have the care options and level of support you need even if your health changes. Welcoming, homely, and staffed by a passionate and skilled care team, we provide high quality hospital and rest home level care, short term respite and convalescence care, plus we have an award winning palliative care programme.
The tight-knit community is made up of busy, active residents making the most of their homely surrounds and their friendly neighbours. A lively social programme keeps everyone on the go and includes exercise classes, aquarobics and regular trips outside the village.
So why not come and enjoy a completely independent lifestyle in a caring Kiwi atmosphere – you’ll wish you’d done it years ago!
Features and Amenities
- 24-hour emergency call system
- Bowling green and pétanque terrain
- Dining room , library and lounge
- Hobbies room
- Ecare – self-monitor your blood pressure, heart rate and weight
- Hairdressing salon
- Pool table and wood workshop
- Swimming pool and spa
Open Days & Events
There are no open day events planned at the moment, but don’t let that stop you paying us a visit! Drop in and say hello or contact us to arrange a village tour at a time which suits you.
To view a typical month's activity calendar for this village click here
Even for the most able retiree, there comes a time when help is needed with the basics of day-to-day living. Family members often step in to provide support, however there is always a limit to how much time can be committed and the level of care they can provide. This is where serviced apartment living can provide the ideal answer.
We can provide a whole host of services, 24-hour support and a quality of life that you or your loved ones truly deserve. While you may be at a stage where you need a higher level of care, you can keep the spirit of independence, while your family can rest assured that you are always in safe hands and in good company. For advice on how to talk to your loved ones about moving into a retirement village click here.
RETAIN DHB SUPPORT OR TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HIGHLANDS’ ON-SITE CARE PACKAGES
Highlands offers a range of on-site care packages uniquely tailored for your needs, and delivered in a timely, caring manner by our expert care team. Alternatively, you’re welcome to continue using your DHB-funded personal care services.
SERVICED APARTMENTS FOR ASSISTED LIVING
Our purpose-built one-bedroom serviced apartments have a kitchenette and bathroom, and offer continued independence with support services tailored to your personal needs. We can even provide you with full rest home level care from the comfort of home.
Just like home
If the time comes that you or your loved one needs 24 hour care, rest assured you are in the right place. Our 41-bed care facility offers both rest home and hospital level care. Cosy, welcoming and friendly, it’s designed to feel just like home.
Located on the first floor, many of the rooms have superb views over our much-admired rose gardens, or across the bowling green towards Lloyd Elsmore Park. Better still, some have balconies, providing direct access to the outdoors (a real luxury in a care home). And because we are just a stone’s throw from our other village accommodation, Highlands offers the perfect solution for couples. Even if your individual needs change, you’ll still be able to stay close by.
Highlands care home also offers ACC rehabilitation, short-term care (including convalescence) and POAC (Primary Options for Acute Care). What’s more, palliative care is part of our culture. Our excellent palliative care programme runs from admission through until end of life, and includes individual palliative care plans for every resident, plus the services of a specialist palliative care nurse who works closely with Totara Hospice. Highlands residents are in the best possible hands!
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Live your best life
Here at Highlands we champion resident-directed care. That means you’ll get to live life your way, in an environment that supports your independence and encourages you to keep doing the things you love. We work closely with residents and their families to give people the best quality of life possible, every step of the journey.
Great care comes from great people
The quality of care home staff plays a major role in the quality of life care home residents enjoy. That’s why Highlands staff are among the best in their field. We handpick them not only for their expertise and experience, but for their compassion – and passion – for what they do. For them, treating people with dignity and respect comes naturally. It comes from the heart.
Great care comes from great people
- Intimate and caring, with a big emphasis on quality of life
- Family and friends are always welcome
- Strong focus on palliative care
- Regular visits from physiotherapists, podiatrists, plus easy access to external providers such as speech language therapists and dieticians
- Longstanding staff – they love their jobs!
- Integrated activity programme – we encourage families and whanau to join in
- Enjoy amazing food created by our experienced village chefs, and plenty of choices. Plus, meals can be tailormade to suit individual needs
- Bright and airy open plan living and dining spaces
- Our buddy system pairs new admissions with like-minded residents to help them settle in and feel more comfortable.
In this care home, the accommodation supplement pricing ranges from a minimum of $5.51 to a maximum of $25 per day. This pricing covers additional comforts and facilities over and above the standard provision for residential care.
Our care home is certified and audited to provide safe and appropriate care for our residents with Ministry of Health Audit reports available here.
We have the skills and experience.
- Highlands is a member of the Retirement Village Association
- All our nursing staff are registered with the NZ Nursing Council and hold a current Practising Certificate
- All our non-regulated care workers have access to Aged Care Education training programmes
Independent living. Choose the home that suits your lifestyle.
Highlands has a range of accommodation choices that allow for completely independent living through to serviced apartments for assisted living and a care home. This gives couples the chance to stay close should their individual needs change.
Our one and two-bedroom villas on one level come with fresh interiors and lovely gardens. Two-storey, two-bedroom (plus study) villas, also with wonderful décor, fittings and appliances, are set on manicured sections.
All villas are easy walking distance to community facilities with plenty of activities to take part in.
While you remain responsible for your own household tasks and meals, we take care of all the outdoor maintenance. If you would like more help, we offer a range of service and care packages delivered to you in your home.
What residents are saying
Fully support and agree with the health of residents being the priority. Regardless of what is announced next week if it’s decided staying in L4 a bit longer we would fully support this. Thanks for the information you are sending out and your transparency- it is much appreciated. Although mum does not use technology she has expressed that she is feeling very supported by staff with receiving letter updates and regular phone calls, Thank you.
Thank you again for showing me the butterfly house at Highland Park, and showing me around the beautiful grounds you and your team maintain. So impressive!!
Jacek’s dream job as Head Gardener at Highlands
Job satisfaction over and above a weekly wage, is something most people look for. Fortunately, head gardener at Metlifecare’s Highlands Retirement Village, Jacek Andreasik,…
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