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Waireka Care Home, Pahiatua - Rest Home

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Waireka Care Home offers personalised rest home and hospital care in a peaceful rural location, in Pahiatua.

We pride ourselves in shaping our days around the needs and preferences of our residents. We say “your day – you way”. This means putting each resident in charge of their own day – from when they want to get up, to when and how they like their care. We also make sure there’s plenty of leisure activity and entertainment that they can choose to join in if they wish.

Above all, our kind staff respect our resident’s rights to independence and dignity.

Our residents make their rooms their own – some with photos and ornaments, others with their own curtains, wall hangings and bedspreads.

Friends and family are welcome at any time, and can share a meal, a coffee or some of our entertainment – 7 days a week.

We would be delighted to have the opportunity to talk with you about our care. Please phone our Care Home Manager, Trish Bennetts on (06) 376 8629 or feel free to drop in.
Updated: 17 Mar 2014

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Contact Details
NameWaireka Care Home, Pahiatua
Address11 Halls Rd   View Map
Postal Address11 Halls Road, Pahiatua, 4910
District Health Board AreaMidCentral
Phone(06) 376 8629
Fax(06) 376 7936
ManagerTrish Bennetts (Phone: 06 376 8629)
OwnerBupa Care Services (Phone: 0800 60 80 99)
Email View Email Address
Updated: 21 Aug 2014

Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 17 Mar 2014

Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care37
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
You are more than welcome to come and visit us at Waireka. We take pride in being part of the community and our friendly caring atmosphere.
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 19 Sep 2014

Statements about the service at Waireka.

"Feeling contented"

"Everyone's friendly and caring'

"Caring Staff"

"My emotional needs are genuinely met"

"I am always warm. Like my meals have lived locally all my life"

Staff always friendly and welcoming"
Updated: 18 Mar 2014

TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner Yes We work closely with the Nurse Practitioners from the Health of Older Persons Service.
Registered Nurse Yes Registered Nurse available 24 hours a day
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our Care givers either trained or undergoing their training for Care of Older Person.
Physiotherapist Yes Available Monday to Friday 11am - 12pm
Occupational Therapist Yes On referral to MidCentral Health Board
Diversional Therapist Yes On site Monday to Friday with a variety of activities available
Hairdresser Yes Hairdressing Salon on site. Hairdresser provides a full range of hairdressing services twice weekly. Residents may also chose to attend their own Hairdresser in the township.
Podiatrist Yes Two monthly visits
Dietitian Yes We are able to access a Dietitian as required. We are more than happy to cater for all dietary requirements.
Accredited Visitors Yes We welcome Visitors.
Kaumatua Yes We are happy to arrange this.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Regular services are taken at Waireka and visits from Chaplains are available on request.
Other Personnel Yes Our Community Liaison Coordinator, a Registered Nurse assists prospective residents and families to ease the transition from home or hospital to Waireka.
Updated: 17 Mar 2014

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Community Health Yes GP's visit twice weekly and on request.
Clinical Manager Yes Our Clinical Manager works closely with Registered Nurses, Care Givers and families to ensure your loved one receives excellent and seamless care.
Updated: 17 Mar 2014

Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Short term respite care is available in the rest home and hospital areas.
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes Please feel free to contact Trish Bennetts, Facility Manager to discuss this further.
Advance bookings taken Yes
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 17 Mar 2014

Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes We welcome your enquiry to attend our Daycare programme in a busy, social environment. Please feel free to contact Trish Bennetts, Facility manager to discuss further.
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are encouraged to bring their own furniture, duvet,and photos to create their own space.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Happy hour once a week.
Pets In Residence Yes Cat, canary.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Radiators in each bedroom which can be controlled to individual needs
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes One large lounge, numerous small seating areas.
Outings Yes Outings in mini-bus.
Rural Setting Yes Located on outskirts of Pahiatua. There are a variety of rural landscapes that Residents can enjoy from different parts of the home.
Smokers Room Yes Smokers' conservatory.
Smoking Permitted Yes Only in smokers' conservatory.
Sprinklers Yes Fire sprinklers and smoke detectors.
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 17 Mar 2014

Special Features
This rest home provides 24 hour nursing care, by friendly considerate staff, who respect the residents' rights of independence and dignity.

When entering the main entrance visitors are greeted by a warm spacious reception area, with attractive decor. The furnishings and fittings are of a luxury standard as Waireka believes that people deserve the best in their advancing years.

General Practitioners Rooms: These two Doctors rooms are used by members of the public who need short or long term observation, or who are undergoing rehabilitiation. The admission to these rooms is made by the G.P., not by the home staff.

Large outdoor walking area and gardens. A Stable caring staff in a homely environment with a high level of staff education.

Waireka is owned by Bupa Care Services, one of New Zealand's leading aged care providers. We offer a continuum of care, with personal medical alarms, retirement villages, rest homes, hospitals and dementia care. Care of people with dementia is our specialty. We take pride in adopting the best international approaches, and adapting them to our New Zealand ways.

Bupa Care Services is a New Zealand company, part of the Bupa group, based in the UK. We are a private company, with no shareholders. As such, our primary concern is for our residents, with surpluses reinvested to enable Bupa to continually enhance our care.

The team at Bupa Care Services is passionate about helping older New Zealanders to get the most out of life. Our strong caring ethics, dedication and respect are valued by people at some of the most vulnerable times in their lives –so trust is intrinsic to the way we work.
Updated: 17 Mar 2014

Interests & Activities

Activities for children (toy box, games), contact with Age Concern, Arthritis Society and Blind Foundation as necessary, Alzheimer's Society visitors, newsletters from Parkinson's Society, RSA as required, Senior Citizens at residents request, some residents attend Probus, bridge, Activities Officer takes activities including; indoor games, group dominoes, housie, supervised cooking, quizzes, many outside entertainment groups come, weekly exercises, garden for residents to walk around and/or to have a garden plot, spa bath, on site library has many books with large print, visits to town library, home movies/videos monthly, music ongoing, great views of countryside and garden, newspapers delivered to residents, residents taken shopping by staff or relatives, attendance at agricultural days, live shows, garden visits, participate in mini olympics.

Updated: 17 Mar 2014

Additional Information
Details re Meals Special dietary needs catered for. There are areas for those residents wishing to be independent with tea/coffee making and breakfasts. Cooked breakfasts are provided monthly on Fridays and for significant days such as mothers/fathers days
Staffing Details We provide 24 hr Registered nursing and have an enrolled nurse working along side the RN. Care Givers are either trained or undergoing their training for Care of the Older Person. The Clinical Manager is responsible for the clinical staff and resident care.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include We provide for both subsidised and private paying residents.
Updated: 17 Mar 2014

Languages Spoken
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Interpreter Yes We are happy to access this service as required.
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Polish Yes
Updated: 17 Mar 2014

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Brethren Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Jehovah Witness Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
(Other comments) Yes Residents are encouraged to continue to worship in the church of their choice. We will aid contact with whomever group a resident wishes to affiliate with.
Updated: 17 Mar 2014

Public Transport 0.00 km
Shops 2.00 km
Mall 0.00 km
Parks 2.00 km
Library 2.00 km On site library has many books with large print. Visits to town library.
Updated: 17 Mar 2014

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc)) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
CareerForce (ex CSSITO (Community Support Services Industry Training Organisation) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc)) CareerForce (ex CSSITO (Community Support Services Industry Training Organisation)
Updated: 17 Mar 2014

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