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.
Your health condition needn't define your life
Discover our Care Studios, where focused, supportive health care, comfortable surroundings and new opportunities are yours.
Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital
以独特的Eden Alternative 理念为更多长者提供服务。
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.
Water pipeline project impacts Ranfurly Rd access
Watercare is completing the Hunua 4 pipeline section from Campbell Road to Khyber Pass from now until 2020.
All visitors need to be aware of reduced access and parking opportunities in and around Knox. There is currently no access to Ranfurly Road from Manukau Road. The only access is from Market Road.
"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.
Knox closed to all but essential health visitors
Covid-19 Response – Restrictions on Visiting Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital
Currently Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital is closed to all but essential health visitors. This exclusion includes family members of residents.
Should there be exceptions due to a resident’s illness then arrangements will be made by the care team which will require approval by Chislon Gabriola, Care Leader.
We have taken this step on the advice of our Medical Director to ensure we are doing all we can to protect the wellbeing of residents.
We ask that you communicate via phone in the usual way with the care team in your family member’s home.
We will be updating you via email. Many thanks for your assistance.
Chief Executive Officer
A sea of sunflowers
If you’ve visited Knox recently, you’d find it hard to miss the vibrant faces of beautiful sunflowers; the result of our annual sunflower growing competition!
Each home propogated sunflower seedlings and along with volunteers from the Ernst and Young Indirect Tax team, they spent an afternoon together carefully planting. The tax team commented on having such a great day, treasuring their time spent getting to know some of the Knox community and stating that their “memories of the day will last for a life time!”
As summer progressed, the homes nurtured and tended to their flowers with water, some TLC (and rumors of some secret fertilisers), all of which evidently paid off. Judging of the flowers took place early February.
All homes involved did a fantastic job, some working with some particularly tough soil conditions.
Weka Home produced the tallest sunflower. Nikau Two Home produced the sunflower with the biggest face and the most unique sunflower!
New Care Studios ready for purchase
The health condition you may have needn't define your life. Our brand new Care Studios have been designed to provide the security of hospital-level care from Registered Nurses and Care Partners.
We’ll also make sure there are still opportunities for new friendships, continued growth and meaningful experiences.
There are just 10 Care Studios available on level 2 of Puriri Home. The household has generous shared living spaces and ensuite bedrooms. And with great views and a sunny outlook from beautifully light and airy living spaces, it really is a lovely place to be.
From $190,000 to $200,000, one of our Care Studios could be yours.