Enliven | Positive Ageing Services

We believe everybody
deserves to enjoy life,
whatever their age

Cashmere Heights Home, Johnsonville

At Cashmere Heights Home (formerly Aotea Hospital), we’ll support you to maintain your independence and keep enjoying the things you love, while also providing the very best in clinical care. Situated on Helston Road, Cashmere Heights Home overlooks the Johnsonville township.

  • Rooms available now
  • Hospital-level care
  • Respite and convalescent care
  • Cashmere Home’s sister site

The Cashmere Heights difference

Enliven Central embraces the Eden Alternative – an elder-directed model of care. At Cashmere Heights 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 Cashmere Heights Home. Residents are welcome to entertain visitors at any time.

Read more about the Eden Alternative.

Enjoy the social life

A highlight for many residents is the social life. As well as enjoying the company of others at a similar stage of life, Cashmere Heights Home residents get involved in organising daily happenings and special events – making for a varied social calendar.

Regular activities and events include sight-seeing trips, a men’s shed, guest entertainers, craft, themed parties and gardening. Many of these activities are run jointly with the residents at sister site, Cashmere Home, which is just metres away.

Residents at Cashmere Heights Home are also 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 Cashmere Heights 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 modern 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.

We’re also able to offer some premium rooms. These rooms are larger with ensuite and kitchenette options.

Our people

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

At Cashmere Heights Home nurses are on-duty 24-hours-a-day. Our doctor (GP) visits at least twice per week and we are in regular contact to ensure all clinical needs are met. Of course, if you have other health needs, such as physiotherapy, we can usually arrange for a health professional to visit Cashmere Heights Home.


Cashmere Heights Home’s hospital level services focus on supporting residents with complex medical needs. We can provide you with the very best in clinical care in an engaging and caring environment.

Respite and Convalescent Care

Enliven’s Cashmere Heights 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

Cashmere Heights Home offers short-term rest home care. For long-term care we recommend Enliven’s Wellington homes – Huntleigh Home in Karori and Kilmarnock Heights Home in Berhampore.

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 Capital and Coast District Health Board.

Read more about rest home care subsidies.

Contact us

Manager: Karen Rhind
Address: 16 Helston Road, Johnsonville, Wellington
Phone: 04 478 9051
Fax: 04 477 3051
Email: cashmere.heights@psc.org.nz


24-hour nursing care
30 beds

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