Iona has led the way in quality residential care for older people in North Otago for more than 60 years. The compassionate and experienced senior team consists of the manager and two unit nurse managers. Skilled clinical and caring staff are complemented with registered nurses, a physiotherapist, occupational therapist, dietician and chaplain. Activities staff and volunteers run an innovative programme six days a week.

Beautifully positioned in large park-like grounds, Iona is very much a part of the Oamaru community. Set back from the busy road, residents love to watch the world outside from the comfort of the lounges; an ideal place to spend time with visiting friends and family. With a comprehensive range of care options, Iona’s spacious facilities and skilled staff ensure the highest quality of life for residents.

Iona offers rest home and hospital level care, with a secure dementia care unit, for up to 79 residents.

Staff at Iona will work with you and your family to support you through the process of coming to a care home, and welcome enquiries at any time. Please contact us for further information or to arrange a time to visit to see what we can offer you or your family member.




IONA care home from Sylvester Media on Vimeo.


  • Hospital level care
  • Rest home level care
  • Rest home level dementia care
  • Respite or palliative care

To discuss room availability, or request a tour, contact Maireta Harrison, Manager, 03 437 1870


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