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
以独特的Eden Alternative 理念为更多长者提供服务。
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.
A big welcome back to volunteers!
When the Covid-19 pandemic hit New Zealand, we reduced the exposure of residents and team members to many visitors, which included our amazing volunteers.
Most of you will know, Knox has been proudly home to many hundreds of volunteers who contribute so much to the daily lives of residents and Knox team. So it was a tough call to exclude volunteer’s visits but also a necessary one.
Now however, with a more stable situation, we are in a position to invite volunteers back. We’re going to do this in a measured way so that we have the capacity to monitor the volunteer programme carefully.
Introducing our New Volunteer Coordinator, Megan Neale
Megan has taken over from Louise Heijnen. Louise has become the new Lifestyle and Leisure Coordinator.
Megan comes from a background in aviation and has previously been a volunteer here. She enjoys working with people from a variety of different backgrounds and cultures and learning peoples stories. Her main focus is to enrich the lives of residents through connections with the volunteer crew.
If you would like to see the new list of volunteering roles we have, click here to go to our Volunteers page. You can contact Megan through the links or email Megan.
Important visitor information
Thank you for your collective efforts over the past months toward the elimination of COVID-19. This has supported our efforts to keep residents, team and community safe.
Contact Tracing Continues
We are continuing contact tracing and this requires we keep a register of visitors. You either scan the QR code or sign the paper sheet at Reception.
Visiting Hours Trial to provide Quiet Time
At the request of residents, we are trialing a 3-month period of new Visiting Hours. The intention is to provide a 'quiet period' in the middle of the day to enable a quiet and restful environment for residents.
Current Visiting Hours:
• 10am – 11am
• 2pm – 6pm
Please, No Visitors to the Gym
There are also changes in the way the Physiotherapy Gym is operating and we ask that you don’t visit the Gym. To discuss specific matters relating to your family member please phone our Physiotherapists, Karen or Rosie.
NO VISITING if you have ANY flu or cold-like symptoms
Please do not visit Knox at all if you have ANY flu or cold-like symptoms as we must be meticulously careful about ALL infections. This is for the safety of your loved ones.
New Puka Home construction underway
The earthworks on our planned Puka
Home site in Griffin Avenue are almost
complete. The only real hold up now
is rain, which we are welcoming as
Auckland is desperate for rain. So once
the “water feature” has subsided, the
ground works will begin.
It is expected Puka Home will be
completed by summer.
Vote for Knox in Westpac Auckland Business Awards – Peoples Choice
This award recognises a business that has achieved success based on those that matter most to them, their community, stakeholders, staff and customers. Unlike the other categories that have an independent group of judges, this award is in the hands of the public through online voting.
Voting is now open for the People's Choice Award. You may like to give us your vote? Click here.