Enliven | Positive Ageing Services

We believe everybody
deserves to enjoy life,
whatever their age

Brightwater Home, Palmerston North

At Enliven Central’s Brightwater Home residents continue doing the things they love, while remaining safe in a warm, vibrant and caring environment.

  • Rooms available now
  • Dementia and hospital level services
  • Respite and convalescent care
  • Next to Brightwater Village

The Brightwater difference

Enliven Central embraces the Eden Alternative – an elder-directed model of care. At Brightwater Home you’ll be supported to maintain your independence and routines, and to continue with your hobbies, interests and passions.

Your pet is welcome to move in with you if it ‘gets on’ with other people and animals. Your grandchildren and other family are always welcome to visit. If you’re a gardener we have plenty of space and if you’re a cook, our chef is always looking for a helping hand! There is also a high level of family and community involvement at Brightwater Home. Residents are welcome to entertain visitors at any time.

Read more about the Eden Alternative.

A life worth living

A highlight for many residents is the social life. As well as enjoying the company of others at a similar stage of life, Brightwater Home residents get involved in organising the daily happenings and special events – making the most of the varied social calendar. The constantly changing programme includes activities such as sight-seeing trips, guest entertainers, craft, themed parties and meals out. Residents are encouraged to invite their family and friends to enjoy the various lounges, gardens and courtyards, or join them for a meal.

Your place. Your space

At Brightwater Home you’ll enjoy the community feel, shared lounges, entertaining areas and secure central gardens. But of course, you’ll also have your own private room. This is your space.

The recently redecorated rooms can be furnished, but residents are invited to make the space their own. You can bring along your own familiar furniture and furnishings. Many residents bring along photos, artwork, ornaments, furniture and bed covers.

Our people

Brightwater Home staff are not only highly trained, they’re also friendly, caring and embrace an elder-directed philosophy of care.

We have nurses on-duty 24-hours-a-day. The home’s GP visits at least twice a week and we are in regular contact to ensure all clinical needs are met. Of course, if you have other health needs, such as podiatry, we’re usually able to arrange for a health professional to visit you at Brightwater Home.

Dementia care

The experience of dementia can cause stress and frustration for both the person experiencing dementia and their family. Enliven Central’s Brightwater Home can provide a range of services to support people with dementia and their families. At Brightwater Home you can continue to actively participate in normal life activities whilst remaining safe in a secure, purpose-built home.


Brightwater Home’s hospital level services focus on supporting residents with complex medical needs. Our staff are able to care for most medical conditions.

Respite and Convalescent Care

Enliven’s Brightwater Home also welcomes older people who require short term care and support. This may be when your usual carer or family member needs a break or following surgery or illness.

During your stay, you’ll enjoy your own furnished room, shared lounges and delicious meals in the dining room or your room. You’re also invited to take part in any of the activities and residents outings.

Rest Home

Brightwater Home’s sister sites – Willard Home in Palmerston North and Coombrae Home in Feilding provide rest home level care services.

Find out more about Willard Home.

Find out more about Coombrae Home.

Family Accommodation

Spending quality time with your loved one couldn’t be easier thanks to Brightwater Home’s family suite.

The family suite at Brightwater Home is perfect for family and friends visiting from out of town.

Equipped with one double room with double bed, two single bedrooms, one bathroom, a small lounge area with a television, a dining room, fridge, microwave and tea and coffee making facilities, the family suite at Brightwater Home is the ideal place to stay for a short time.

During your stay you can visit your loved at any time; there are no set visiting hours. You can take part in recreation activities and social outings, join your loved one for meals, venture to the centre of Palmerston North or enjoy a picnic at one of the reserves nearby.

Accessing our services

Accessing any of our services is easy. You can be referred by a doctor or Needs Assessment Agency, or you can call us directly.

Our services can be paid for privately, or you may be eligible for a subsidy from MidCentral District Health Board.

Read more about rest home care subsidies.

Contact us

Manager: Lea-Anne Morgan
Address: 69 Brightwater Terrace, Palmerston North
Phone: 06 356 4190
Fax: 06 357 8350
Email: brightwater@psc.org.nz


Eden registered
24-hour nursing care
57 beds

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