Memory care


Industry leading care for people living with dementia

Our memory care centres provide modern apartment style living with innovative design to create a world-class environment for people living with dementia. Coupled with our resident centric philosophy to improve the lives of people living with dementia our residents enjoy a welcoming atmosphere designed specifically for them.

We aim to help New Zealanders better understand dementia and to break down its stigma. We do this through an ongoing partnership with Dementia New Zealand, our Dementia Friendly accreditation, and collaborating in educational opportunities such as the New Zealand Herald series on dementia: Brain’s Trust: Combating Dementia

Memory care centre

Our memory care centre was developed to enable people living with dementia to continue to lead active lives in a safe and homely environment.

  • Circular, biophilic design

  • Apartment style living

  • Specialist dementia care and staff

  • Sensory room

  • Outdoor courtyard

  • Supporting technology

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Locations around Summerset

We offer dementia care in several villages across the country, with new memory care centres underway or planned for many more. Current locations:

Award-winning memory care

Summerset by the Ranges in Levin is home to our first-generation memory care centre. The Levin memory care centre’s design and approach was awarded the Aged Care Association’s Built and Grown Environment Award for exceptional design in 2017. We have further developed this for our second-generation memory care offering.

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Dementia Friendly accreditation

Summerset was one of the first retirement village operators in New Zealand to be officially recognised by Alzheimers New Zealand as a Dementia-friendly organisation. The accreditation means our villages and organisation have met key standards focused on what people with dementia need now and in the future. Dementia friendly training is completed by all staff and we are really proud to help those with dementia get the best out of life.

Dementia New Zealand partnership

We’re partnering with Dementia New Zealand to provide greater education about dementia, and remove some of its stigma, to both our residents, our staff and the wider community.


Our Memory Care Apartments are secured by way of Licence to Occupy. In our Levin village we have a small number of Memory Care Rooms which are Non-Licence to Occupy, with an additional premium room charge of $42 per day. Please speak to our Care Centre Manager for full information on costs and subsidies available.