and loving it

Every day is an opportunity for continued growth, wellbeing and meaningful experience


Each crease on your face tells a story of rich experience that goes with a life well lived. Knox Home gives you the opportunity for that story to well and truly continue – because aging is less about decline and more about continuing to grow.

At our place there’s a little more understanding and care. There’s more companionship and joy. There are more new opportunities and worthwhile experiences to enjoy. Knox allows you to share in our busy community and simply relish more living.

Welcome to your place.

We are a little alternative

Knox is a care home and hospital in Epsom, Auckland for elders and younger adults who live with physical disability.

As a Charitable Trust with over 100 years of service to the Auckland community, Knox has never forgotten that our service to the community is about people.

In 2009 we adopted the Eden Alternative, a philosophy of care dedicated to placing elders at the centre of all we do. Eden Alternative principles uniquely guide us to transform the lives of our residents and team.

Every day is a gift. Our mission is to make sure we add more to the fulfillment and enjoyment of every single one.


Your health condition needn't define your life

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Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital
新近落成更多养老设施(Puriri Home)并将于6月开放,
以独特的Eden Alternative 理念为更多长者提供服务。
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Good care for the good life
Summary of 80 residents surveys

"My everyday care requires a huge amount of trust."

So does jumping out of a plane.

Claire has a wheelchair to get around, but that hasn’t stopped her ticking one more thing off her to-do list. Back in the 1980s Claire enjoyed solo skydiving and she had been reminiscing about it with residents and staff. A challenge from a counselling service to participate in their ‘Jump for Courage’ fundraiser saw Claire jump at the opportunity. She raised $1200 in pledges for the charity and thoroughly enjoyed the day with family, friends, residents and staff supporting and cheering her on.



At last, easier visiting


On the advice of our Medical Director and following a review of the latest guidance for Aged Care Homes I wish to advise you that we are now loosening the restrictions on visiting.


As from Wednesday 14 October the following changes apply:

• Visiting hours are between

10 am -11 am
2 pm – 4:30 pm

• Family and friends may visit between these times each day.
• No appointment booking is required.
• Please scan the QR code each time you visit.
• Please sign the visitor register when you enter.
• You are required to stop at the thermal imaging terminal to have your temperature checked.

• Visitors must stay at home if they are unwell, under investigation of COVID-19 or a close contact of someone who is a probable or confirmed COVID-19 case.


We require that you continue with all general infection control measures to avoid the spread of infection such as frequent hand washing and avoiding unnecessary contact with large groups of people. We advise you wear your own re-useable mask when visiting.

We remind visitors that residents have asked that dining rooms remain free of visitors during meals and the Physiotherapy Gym is a space for treatment and is “visitor free”. If you wish to speak with one of the Physiotherapy Team please phone them.


We welcome residents going on outings and as communicated last week, this is best arranged with the team in your family member’s home.

Let’s keep healthy and safe, while remaining vigilant.


Warm regards
Jill Woodward - CEO

Christmas Party plans underway


The Knox Children’s Christmas party is being planned for 28 November at 2pm. Further information will be sent to families and team, this year including a registration form. We are planning in anticipation of Auckland remaining free of further COVID-19 community outbreaks.

When the going gets tough, the tough get sewing


The ladies in Tawa and Weka Homes have been pulling out the sewing machine and getting to work on face masks for those in need. Wonderful dedication and great skills put to valuable use.

Well done to you all.

Voting in the Election

The Knox team has made a considerable effort to ensure residents are enrolled to vote in the upcoming General Elections on 17 October. This year we have not received practical support of this process as would normally occur so it has been a large task as most newcomers have not changed their residential address upon moving to Knox.

Those enrolled will receive their Special Vote packs from Friday 9 October and then residents will be provided support to cast their Special Votes.

Over the past weeks we have held sessions for residents and team with all of the major parties attending Knox to discuss policies. Residents have been attending in large numbers and have questioned their local candidates vigorously. A NZ First candidate was unavailable to attend. In addition we have held sessions regarding the two referenda.


10 Ranfurly Road

Epsom, Auckland


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