Rest Home Care: Waireka Care Home, Pahiatua - Rest Home

Details
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 – your 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: 6 Oct 2014

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

Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care38
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: 28 Nov 2014

Testimonials
"Staff, their friendliness and professionalism"

"Feeling contented"

"We are well cared for"

"The staff listen to you and take your information on board, willing to help, to make life a little better"

"My emotional needs are genuinely met"

"Would highly recomment this home"

"Staff are always friendly and welcoming"
Updated: 23 Oct 2014
Personnel
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner Yes We work closely with the Nurse Practitioners from the Health of Older Persons Service.
Registered Nurse Yes We have 24 hour Registered Nurse coverage. Our team of nurses have experience in aged care.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our caregivers are highly experienced and work towards achieving NZQA qualifications in residential aged care. They are skilled to provide the best care for our residents.
Physiotherapist Yes Available by referral.
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 Our hairdresser visits on a regular basis and provides a great service at a reasonable price.
Podiatrist Yes Our skilled podiatrist visits monthly or as required.
Dietitian Yes All menus are dietitian approved. Our dietitian is available for general advice and oversees special needs.
Accredited Visitors Yes This can be arranged on an individual basis.
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Regular services are taken at Waireka and visits from Chaplains are available on request.
Other Personnel Yes A wide range of entertainers - Allied Health Professionals as needed - A GP who visits regularly and is also available on call.
Updated: 15 Oct 2014
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes It is our privilege to care for people nearing the end of their life. We work closely with GP's and Hospice to provide this care.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes We are able to care for people following surgery and provide a range of convalescent care options.
Wound Care Yes We work together with GP's and specialist wound management nurses as required.
Diabetic Care Yes We are able to care for all levels of diabetes and our menu has a range of options for those who need a special diet.
Continence Advisor Yes We manage resident's needs and provide a range of continence products with visits by community nurse specialist on request.
Infection Control Yes We meet all infection control standards.
Stomal Therapist Yes We manage resident's needs and provide a range of products with visits by community nurse specialist on request.
Psychiatric Care Yes We are able to access this service.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Dialysis Yes
Specialised Dementia Care Yes
Gerontological Care Yes Bupa prides itself on providing person-centred care. Your day is planned the way you want it.
Urology Yes
Community Health Yes We link with community health professionals as required.
Clinical Manager Yes Our Clinical Manager works closely with Registered Nurses, Caregivers and families to ensure your loved one receives excellent and seamless care.
Other Post Graduate Specialities Yes We make referrals for visits as required.
Updated: 30 Oct 2014
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We welcome residents who wish to stay for a short time, either to give relatives and caregivers a break, or because they need a little bit of extra care to recuperate and return home.
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes We welcome residents who wish to stay for a short time, either to give relatives and caregivers a break, or because they need a little bit of extra care to recuperate and return home.
Advance bookings taken Yes According to bed availability.
Subsidised service Yes A subsidy may be available.
Private paying service Yes We welcome people who are self funding or have insurance cover.
Updated: 6 Oct 2014
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We can discuss your special needs prior to admission.
Day Care Yes It is possible for people to join us during the day and return home at night.
Palliative Care Contract Yes Individual funding may be available. Askyour GP or the hospital for more details.
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes It is our privilege to care for people nearing the end of their life. We work closely with GP's and Hospice to provide this care.
Whanau Room Yes We have areas available where residents and their families can spend quiet time together.
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are welcome to personalise their rooms. We understand the importance of making it feel like home.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Cat, Canary.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We are happy to discuss options for your pets.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Radiators in each bedroom which can be controlled to individual needs
Maori Kaupapa Yes We respect all cultures.
Residents Committee Yes We have a care homes residents group with regular meetings. Bupa also has a National Residents and Relatives Association.
Family Committee Yes Combined with the residents committee above.
Newsletter Yes The Care Homes Newsletter is published on a regular basis.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Our staff are trained to recognise and manage a range of behaviours that residents may have.
Confused Residents Yes Our staff are trained to recognise and manage a range of behaviours that residents may have. This may include residents who become confused.
Lounges/seating areas Yes One large lounge, numerous small seating areas.
Outings Yes As part of the activities program, regular trips are provided to the local community. These can include shopping, sight seeing and picnics.
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 Smoking is permitted in the designated area.
Sprinklers Yes Waireka Care Home meets all NZ Fire Service regulations.
Audit report available Yes Audit report the the Health & Disability Standards is available on our website. Waireka is proud to hold a 3 year certification.
Updated: 8 Oct 2014
Special Features
Waireka Care 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 GP, 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.


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.

Bupa has no shareholders so all surpluses are reinvested into our care homes.
Updated: 6 Oct 2014
Interests & Activities

A range of activities happen each day on an individual and group level which changes on a regular basis. We cater for peoples special interests and hobbies. It is important to us that you live your day your way.

Updated: 6 Oct 2014
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals Our menus are dietitian approved and cater to individual preferences and requirements.
Staffing Details Waireka Care Home meets all recommended staffing levels for residential care.
Associated Complexes We are part of Bupa Care Services, a specialist aged care provider. Bupa Care Services also has retirement villages, medical alarms and rehab services available.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include A government subsidy may be available for part or all of your care.
Updated: 10 Oct 2014
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
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
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
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 The audit is available on the Bupa website www.bupa.co.nz
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
CareerForce (ex CSSITO (Community Support Services Industry Training Organisation) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. CareerForce (ex CSSITO (Community Support Services Industry Training Organisation)
Updated: 15 Oct 2014