Dementia Care with a Difference

Winner 2014 Mid-Central Health Awards – Best Use Of Technology In Healthcare

To care for those who once cared for us is the highest honour. Tia Walker
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Have the confidence and peace of mind that you’re in caring hands.
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Human kindness goes a long way towards healing. Dr Libby
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Supporting a Life Worth Living

Westella Homestead has been providing rest home and dementia care services including respite and day care for the elderly for more than 30 years.

Our grand villa is set in a slice of rural New Zealand where we provide aged care with a difference.

We’re known for an award-winning service that constantly challenges the traditional by balancing the management of dementia risk with the provision of a home. The grand old homestead and seven and a half acres of secure park-like grounds lend themselves well to supporting our philosophy that Westella should look and feel like home to our residents.

We aim to always maximise our client’s independence and choice. Readily available technologies are used to assist with the management of dementia in the least restrictive means. This allows care to be managed by use of open space, empowerment and flexibility for our residents.

We offer something special, so come and visit to see how we can welcome you.

Westella Homestead exterior


Feilding-based Westella Homestead has been operating successfully since 1984. Its location in seven and a half acres of secure, tranquil park-like gardens is attractive to residents with dementia and high cognitive age-related disabilities.

Westella Homestead provides 26 beds. All rooms are tastefully decorated and fully furnished. The surrounding generous open spaces bring a unique sense of freedom and openness to our clients who are elderly with dementia and mental, intellectual or behavioural support needs. These needs are often present in conjunction with other age-related disabilities.

Our food is made with our clients in mind. Meals are hearty, generous and delicious. We always welcome and encourage family to visit and they often become part of the extended Westella family. Day programmes cater for all levels of need and include activities such as gardening, walking, outings to town and exercise.

Families and support services have advised that Westella is an ideal environment for dementia clients because of the space, privacy, security, its rural-based activities and the least restrictive way Westella manages the risks associated with dementia. We offer carer relief and respite.   Everything we do it driven by a desire to give our clients the security, contentedness, warmth and sense of wellbeing they deserve. Equally our clients’ families should feel peace of mind knowing that their loved one is in caring hands at Westella.

Private care options are available. Talk to us today to find out how we can help you.

Westella Homestead

84 Waughs Road
P O Box 455 Feilding
Phone +64 6 323 9095
Fax +64 6 323 5473