Lower Hutt Specialised Hospital Care

Heritage Lifecare provides senior hospital care, including specialised geriatric and dementia care at St Joseph's Lifecare in Lower Hutt. As part of our hospital service, we also offer palliative/end of life care in a rest home environment. Located in a quiet street in Heretaunga and set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens, St Joseph’s Lifecare provides a peaceful, relaxing environment for our residents and their visitors.

Our friendly hospital staff are always available to discuss your needs and our highly trained, registered nurses will ensure you and your family are always well-informed and cared for.

Nearby locations

Wellington - Wairarapa

St Josephs Lifecare (Hāto Hōhepa Raupī Ora)

  • Care home
  • Rest Home Care
  • Hospital Care
  • Day Programme
  • Respite Care
  • Dementia Care
  • Palliative Care

Dementia Care

Dementia Care is a key part of Heritage Lifecare’s service. As one of New Zealand’s largest certified Specialised Hospital Care providers, our focus is to alleviate the stress and uncertainty of living with Dementia for both our residents and their families.

In Lower Hutt, Dementia Care services are available through St Joseph’s Home of Compassion, a well-established care home located in the peaceful suburb of Heretaunga . Our specialised Dementia Care team focuses on ensuring you and your family always feel completely supported with the appropriate care at every level. Dementia can be overwhelming for everyone involved due to the uncertainty of what is going to happen in the future. At St Joseph’s Lifecare, our Dementia services provide reassurance and security, no matter what the future holds.

Find out more about Dementia Care in Lower Hutt.

Senior Hospital - not offered by HLC

At St Joseph’s in Lower Hutt, our aim is to ensure complete comfort and support to our residents and their families and our senior hospital services provide a safe and secure hospital environment for people who require round-the-clock assistance from registered nurses and caregivers. We understand that mental health and physical health are equally important and that everyone has different needs. For that reason, all of our senior hospital residents receive a comprehensive health care plan, tailored to their individual needs and because many of our residents are palliative, we offer palliative care as part of our Senior Hospital service.

Palliative Care

At Heritage lifecare, we believe that the last stages of life should be lived with complete dignity and compassion. That’s the role of Palliative Care and at St Joseph’s Lifecare. Compassion is in our name and our nature and it's our privilege to support the Lower Hutt community, ensuring that people in our care live out their lives in comfort and care for as long as they need. At St Joseph’s Lifecare, many of our residents are palliative and receive Palliative Care through our Geriatric Care services. Our specially trained medical and support staff bring happiness and comfort to their lives through daily activities, socialising with others and delicious, nutritious meals. If a family member requires end of life care, come and talk to us about our Palliative Care services.

Learn more about our Palliative Care services.

Geriatric Care

For almost 100 years, St Joseph’s Lifecare has provided Geriatric Care to the Lower Hutt community. Today, our staff are trained to deliver tailored care for every resident so you can move in and relax, knowing our Geriatric Care team is there to support you at every stage.

Geriatric Care services at St Joseph’s include Rest Home and Respite care as well as a Day Programme and specialised Geriatric Care services including Dementia and Hospital Care. We provide palliative/end of life care as part of our Geriatric Care service as many of our residents are palliative. Each resident receives a comprehensive health care plan, tailored to their individual needs. For people considering moving to Rest Home care, our Day and Respite Programmes are an ideal introduction to geriatric care at St Josephs Lifecare, providing carers and family with time to rest and recharge.

Learn more about Geriatric Care at St Joseph’s Lifecare.

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