Enliven | Positive Ageing Services

We believe everybody
deserves to enjoy life,
whatever their age

Willard Home, Palmerston North

At Enliven Central’s Willard Home you’ll immediately feel right at home, as you’re welcomed into a friendly and vibrant community.

Situated next to Palmerston North’s Russell Street School, the children’s laughter is a favourite sound.

  • Rooms available now
  • Welcoming and homely
  • Rest home, respite and convalescent care

The Willard difference

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

Read more about the Eden Alternative.

A life worth living

For many residents the social life at Willard Home is a highlight. As well as enjoying the company of others at a similar stage of life, Willard Home residents get involved in organising 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, arts, craft, picnics 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 Willard 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 cosy 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

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

At Willard Home nurses are on-site during the day and on-call overnight. We are also in regular contact with local GPs who visit as required. If you have other health needs, such as podiatry, we’re usually able to arrange for a health professional to visit you at Willard Home.

Rest Home

Willard Home’s rest home level care provides you with the very best in clinical care in an engaging and caring environment.

Respite and Convalescent Care

Enliven Central’s Willard 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. (Breakfast in bed anyone!?) You’re also invited to take part in any of the activities and residents outings.

Family Accommodation

The Eden Cottage at Willard Home is perfect for family and friends visiting from out of town.

The Eden Cottage can accommodate up to three singles, it is equipped with a spacious lounge and separate kitchen and dining area and it has a separate entrance as well as being attached to the home.

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, and venture to Palmerston North’s shopping centre.

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: Christine Tester
Address: 17 Russell Street, Palmerston North 4414
Phone: 06 357 6959
Fax: 06 355 4855
Email: willard@psc.org.nz


Eden registered
Rest Home
24-hour nursing care
44 bedrooms

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