The CARE Village was founded on the belief that there had to be a better way of delivering aged care, one which not only preserved the lifestyles of those needing care, but also challenged traditional institutional practices in the wider industry. The CARE Village is the first of its kind to be built in the world outside of Holland. The concept of giving people with dementia the opportunity to go about their normal lives is based on the renowned Dutch dementia village, De Hogeweyk. Our model of care is based on creating and conserving lifestyle, independence and most importantly, community. At The CARE Village, we strive to continuously challenge and better the way aged care is delivered, both here in New Zealand and world-wide. We have worked closely with the Ministry of Health in developing our leading-edge model and our highly-skilled staff, along with the latest in technology, mean residents have the freedom to move about the village in a safe and constant environment. Where possible, residents are also able to come and go from the village as they please.