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Te Awa Lifecare

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Levels of Care Offered
Rest Home, Hospital
Te Awa Lifecare
Care Suite
1866 Cambridge Road
Cambridge 3434
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Mandy Hudson - 021764536
Clinical Manager
Shirley Warrington - 0272250142
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Te Awa has developed cottages for independent living. The cottages offer spacious living with separate bedrooms and a rural outlook. The Cottages can be fully serviced to meet individual requirements. Cottage size range: 80-100m2.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 22 Jan 2019
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 17
Levels of care offered in Care Suites Rest Home, Hospital
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire
Updated: 12 Apr 2024
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Mandy Hudson
Address 1866 Cambridge Road
City/Town Cambridge
Company Te Awa Lifecare
Phone 07 8276103
Mobile 021764536
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Updated: 24 Aug 2020
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Covenant Trustee Services Ltd
Address 191 Queen Street
City/Town Auckland
Company Covenant Trustee
Phone 09 3020638
Fax 09 3021037
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Updated: 26 Sep 2018
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Name Geoff Currie
Address 6 Peeterborough Lane
City/Town Christchurch
Company Geoff Currie Lawyers
Phone 03 3658355
Fax 03 3658356
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Updated: 26 Sep 2018
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have a full compliment of Registered Nurses that provide full support and individualised care to ensure that care provision is of the highest quality. All support is tailored to meet your individual requirements.
Nurse Practitioner Yes Our Care Co-coordinator Shirley has recently completed her Masters of Nursing having a focus on Palliative Care. Her skill and expertise gathered over the years adds a further dimension for specialist care requirements.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have a dedicated of Health Care assistants who provide support to align with our Vision and Values. Our model of care is holistic in nature to support 'Companionship' rather than task based care.
Physiotherapist Yes Physiotherapy is able to be accessed once charted and is on a needs be basis.
Social Worker (on site) No We do work closely with the Hospice who have the facility to access Social Work expertise to ensure families/Whanau requirements are fully supported during transitional phases of care.
Activities Co-ordinator No Our model of Care is based on Companionship therefor the staff that provide initial support undertake social requirements to aid building relationships.
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdressing is on site once per week. Appointments can be made in our Salon that is located in the Community Centre.
Podiatrist Yes This can be arranges on an individual basis for Residents. Unless prescribed by the GP this service will be on-charged to the Resident.
Dietitian Yes All menus are reviewed by a dietitian to ensure that they meet the nutritional requirements for Residents. Indivisualised food preferences are catered for along with monitoring of allergies and personal preferences.
Kaumatua Yes We have the ability to source Kaumatua as and when requested.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We will support Resident with access to there chosen affiliation of chaplaincy or spiritual advisor.
Other Personnel Yes Our wonderful team is on hand to ensure you make the most of every day.
Updated: 24 Aug 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes All aspects associated with Oxygen Management Therapy are able to be provided
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Services in relation to ongoing medical management is able to be managed in a supportive environment.
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes Part of our service is to provide palliative care.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Part of our service is to provide palliative care.
Dialysis Yes For folk who are undertaken peritoneal dialysis this will be supported in service provision.
Wound Care Yes Wound Care is undertaken to align to best practice management. Close monitoring and early intervention are essential to ensure that skin integrity is maintained. We focus on providing pressure relieving to support skin integrity.
Diabetic Care Yes Diabetic requirements are supported to maximise a 'normal lifestyle'. Close monitoring and supervision along with medication management is supervised if required. Full participation with each and every resident is part of daily care requirements.
Continence Advice Yes All continence issues are addressed to ensure dignity and respect is maintained.
Stomal Therapy Yes Full support and supervision is provided.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes It is a privilege to support people to maximise their well being. It is about using it and not losing it. Provision of care is about 'people choices'. Our focus is to support wellness and maximise daily living potential.
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Spinal Injuries Care Yes We provide Hospital level care.
Infection Control Yes Te Awa Lifecare has a dedicated Health & Safety team. Staff are actively involved and participate in regular Health & Safety training to ensure that Health & Safety is alive and well within the work place.
Surgical Followup Yes We work closely with external providers to ensure that resident requirements are met to maximise ongoing health care needs.
Psychiatric Care Yes Physiological support is part of each and every one of us. Holistic care provision is central to maintaining dignity and respect for all people who are part of our service provision.
Clinical Management Yes We have a dedicated Clinical Care Manager who has a focus on supporting sand complimenting the Registered Nursing Team to ensure every aspect of daily care provision is provided in a timely manner.
Other Specialties Yes We work closely with the Waikato Hospice team to support palliative and end of life care.
Updated: 22 Jan 2019
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are welcome to bring their own Furniture.
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple No Available on an individual case and as available
Ensuite Yes Each Care Suite has it's own spacious ensuite.
Alcohol Permitted Yes It is all about a change of address not a change in lifestyle. We are committed to supporting independent choices.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes You are most welcome to discuss this with the Manager
Phone Access In Own Room Yes All rooms have a direct line with its own phone
Wifi Yes Wifi is available throughout the facility.
Resident can adjust heating in own room No All rooms are heated. The temperature can be adjusted in your own room to meet your individualised requirements. All common areas are centrally heated.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Te Awa Lifecare has a small intimate lounge that Residents and families can use to make a cuppa, enjoy a meal in or simply catch up with families in. There are a number of other communal spaces available within the unit and the village centre.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Part of our service is to provide palliative care.
Palliative Care Contract Yes Part of our service is to provide palliative care.
Outings Yes Outings are encouraged for all our Residents
Whānau Room Yes
Residents Committee Yes Residents Meetings will be held regularly with the Management Team
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes This, at times, goes with the territory
Rural Setting Yes We are situated in the center of a spacious Rural Setting, with a lovely outlook.
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 22 Jan 2019
Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes
Community Complex Yes
24 Hour Security Yes
Emergency Call System Yes
Newsletter Yes
Transport Available Yes
Gay / LGBT QI Friendly Yes
Fitness Complex Yes
Craft Room Yes
Library Yes
Games Room Yes
Lounges Yes
Gardens Yes
Other details Yes 2 Indoor bowling lanes, Snooker Room furnished with two full sized hand-crafted slate snooker tables, Cinema, Woolshed Cafe
Updated: 24 Aug 2020
Special Features
Special Features
Located in Cambridge, Te Awa Lifecare is one of New Zealand’s leading Lifecare villages, offering a full range of independent living, assisted living and care options.

The village has been designed to retain the rural landscaping with extensive lawn and garden areas which celebrate the heritage of the site. It is important to us that the environment has tranquil surroundings for residents to enjoy.

Our facilities will always be of the highest quality and our staff are dedicated to providing friendly service and skilled care.

Te Awa Lifecare will continue to grow on the strength of its history and heritage and our vision for the future. We invite you to be part of this.
Updated: 24 Aug 2020
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Interpreter Yes If required
Updated: 24 Sep 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
(Other comments) No Residents choice of belief is respected
Updated: 24 Sep 2018
Location Distance Details
Public Transport There is a bus service that goes right past the gate
Shops 2.50 Km The Lovely town of Cambridge is just up the road and can cater for all needs.
Parks 2.00 Km There are a number of Parks in Cambridge however Te Awa is surrounded by lots of open space and beautiful trees
Library 2.50 Km The local Library in Cambridge is located in the middle of town
Updated: 24 Sep 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Registered Retirement Village?
Updated: 24 Sep 2018

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