Gracedale Rest Home & Hospital

Nestled in a peaceful location at the foot of Mt Roskill, Gracedale is a modern, award-winning hospital and rest home. Architecturally designed with 36 resident rooms divided into four wings, Gracedale has been purpose-built to encourage social interaction and a sense of belonging. And to ensure residents can remain as independent as they wish, yet always feel right at home.

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Care philosophy

As a Christian-based, not-for-profit organisation, Gracedale’s aim is to deliver excellent and compassionate care that supports residents to remain independent, active and fulfilled for as long as they are able.

The staff of registered nurses and qualified caregivers are all dedicated, caring people who have on-going training to meet the needs of all residents. HBH Senior Living manages Gracedale on a day-to-day basis.

Living space

Built in 2004, Gracedale is conveniently located close to the South Western motorway, so families can visit easily. The layout is specially designed to encourage interaction among residents – each wing has its own community dining room with tea and coffee making facilities.

Residents’ rooms are fully furnished, spacious and ‘home-like’, each with a large private ensuite, underfloor heating and small outside patio. A large sun lounge is also available for all residents, which flows  outside to peaceful and private landscaped gardens.

Level of care

Secure, private and compassionate rest home and hospital care. Gracedale is small and personal, with only 36 residents’ rooms and a low staff turnover, resulting in a close-knit community where everyone gets to know each other.


Our Activities Co-ordinator organises a wide range of activities so that residents can continue leading a full and active life by maintaining mobility and developing new skills, including: regular outings, bus tours and shopping trips, bingo, indoor bowls, line dancing, knitting, choir, pet therapy, mobile library, ‘News & Views’ sessions, special celebrations and music and entertainment. Residents can choose to be involved in activities as much or as little as they like.


Life at Gracedale is kept lively with regular visits from a hairdresser and podiatrist, as well as weekly doctor’s visits if required. Residents are also invited to the in-house church service every Sunday. Meals are freshly cooked in house rather than delivered – and our in-house dietician means specific dietary needs can be catered for. And to ensure it feels ‘just like home’, pets are not just allowed – they’re welcomed!

Industry endorsements

In 2010, Gracedale received the Excellence in Care award by the New Zealand Aged Care Association – the overall award for outstanding excellence in aged care.

Additional care available

  • Home-cooked meals are prepared with the approval of a qualified dietician – and individual diets can be arranged for you as required.
  • The in-house receptionist can help with ordering newspapers, making appointments with the visiting hairdresser and podiatrist, and operating a ‘petty cash system’ for smaller expenses.
  • A private telephone can be installed in rooms if desired.
  • Weekly doctor visits.
  • A Chaplain is available for counselling and spiritual guidance, as well as weekly Church services and Bible study and daily devotions.
  • In-house laundry service.

Premium charges

HBH tries to be financially accessible. Our premium fees are some of the lowest in Auckland. A premium is a charge over and above the daily fee set by the Ministry of Health. The premium fee pays for services that fall outside of those contracted by the DHB. At HBH our premium charges are only for the size of and facilities available in the rooms in the care home.

  • A Premium Room: is larger, and has a full private en-suite bathroom.
  • A Standard Room (does not have a premium charge) is smaller and has only a private toilet. The shower is shared.
  • Premium charges: minimum $16 and maximum $25.50 per day. All inclusive of GST.

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