Rest Home Care: Aspen - Rest Home Beds

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  • Aspen
  • 27 McLean St
  • Central City
  • Central
  • Tauranga
  • Postal Address: PO Box 915, Tauranga 3140
  • District Health Board Area: Bay of Plenty
  • Phone: (07) 578 0979
  • Fax: (07) 578 0978
  • Mobile: 02102391923
  • Manager: Mary McDonald (Phone: 07 578 0979)
  • Owner: Aspen Lifecare
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Updated: 13 Jul 2015

Aspen Rest Home is only a few minutes walk from the centre of Tauranga and has fantastic views of the harbour.

Up to 54 Rest Home residents can be cared for at this aged care facility, and carer support is available too.

We also offer day care, with plenty of activities and stimulation. We have a sensory room and garden which is enjoyed by many of our residents.

Our Facility Manager is Mary McDonald, a RN with 9 years Experience in Aged Care Management.

Under local ownership since September 2014, Aspen is undergoing a facelift with a new colour scheme inside and out. Our rooms are being updated and modernized.

If you are visiting a relative who is a resident of Aspen, there is plenty to visit nearby:

- cafes and restaurants
- the shopping centre
- Tauranga library

Updated: 6 Mar 2015

Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 21 Feb 2013

Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care51
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
We offer day club, carer support, respite and permanent care.
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 3 Sep 2015

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40 Yes A Registered Nurse is on call 24 / 7.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Many of our Healthcare Assistants have been with Aspen for many years.
Physiotherapist Yes
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Two volunteers to assist diversional therapist with activities
Hairdresser Yes Available every Monday
Podiatrist Yes Visit every 6 weeks.
Dietitian Yes
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Chaplain from the Salvation Army
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 6 Mar 2015
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care No Wound care nurse specialist from Tauranga public hospital is available to assist
Diabetic Care Yes Diabetic nurse specialist from Tauranga public hospital is available to assist
Continence Advisor Yes Continence nurse specialist from Continence Assocaition is available to assist
Infection Control Yes Infection Control nurse specialist from Tauranga public hospital is available to assist
Stomal Therapist Yes Stoma nurse specialist from Tauranga public hospital is available to assist
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Nurse specialist from the Stroke Foundation is available to assist
Community Health Yes Available for residents that come in for respite
Clinical Manager Yes Registered Nurse appointed as clinical leader is available 30 hours a week
Psychiatrist Yes From Tauranga Hospital
Updated: 5 May 2009
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes Day stay available
Advance bookings taken Yes
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 1 Feb 2013
Day Care Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes One room with lounge for a couple
Ensuite Yes Two bedrooms have a shared ensuite and one room has an ensuite toilet
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Bubby the cat.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Can switch the wallmounted heater on or off. It is also controlled by a central switch
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have three lounges, and three small seating areas inside. As well as a covered area in the garden and a covered area in the sensory garden.
Outings Yes We have a van (Ford Transit) converted for disability and wheelchair access that take residents on weekly shopping or sightseeing outings.
Rural Setting No We are located in central Tauranga, close to shopping centre, bank, Theatre, restaurants. We also have beautiful water and harbour views.
Smokers Room No We do have an outside area where smokers can enjoy a cigarette.
Smoking Permitted Yes Not inside the building.
Semi-Secure Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available No The latest audit reports are available on line from the MOH web site.
Updated: 4 Feb 2015
Special Features
Aspen has recently opened a Sensory Room run by fully trained staff. All sessions are supervised at all times. This leads out to a beautiful sensory garden.
Updated: 6 Mar 2014
Interests & Activities

Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Big print books, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Cards, Care and Craft, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Craft, Electric beds, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Games, Garden, Gardening, Gas Fire, Housie, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Library, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Quizzes, Reading, RSA, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Stroke Group, Swimming, Theatre, Videos, Views

Updated: 5 May 2009
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Filipino Yes
German Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Punjabi Yes
Swiss Yes
Updated: 6 Mar 2014
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Jehovah Witness Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
Updated: 16 Nov 2008
Public Transport 0.10 km There is a bus stop within the central shopping area nearby.
Mall 0.10 km We are very close to the cental shopping area in Tauranga which has a wide range of shops and cafes.
Parks   Domain Park is right across the road, with a childrens playground. There are also rose gardens within walking distance.
Library 0.10 km The library is situated close by within the central shopping area.
Updated: 7 Dec 2008
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association Yes
Home and Community Health Assocation Yes
Home and Community Support Sector Standards (Standards NZ) Yes
ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme) Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Yes
CareerForce (ex CSSITO (Community Support Services Industry Training Organisation) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association Home and Community Health Assocation ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme) CareerForce (ex CSSITO (Community Support Services Industry Training Organisation)
Updated: 16 Nov 2008