Residents in the village go about their day with all the usual household routines and in-home hobbies. Each home has its own rhythm and distinct design reflecting different ways of life. There are gardens, pets and plenty of visitors.
A normal way of life is denied to many New Zealanders who can no longer live at home. The CARE Village is the first in the world, outside of Holland’s De Hogeweyk, to design a new way of delivering aged-care that challenges the existing rest home, hospital and secure care model. The Ministry of Health has made compliance possible with a three year pilot programme.