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Bethany Hill Dementia Care
582 Leigh Road
Whangateau 0985
Postal Address
PO Box 329
Matakana 0948
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Dennie Chiew
Clinical Manager
Dennie Chiew - 09 4226006
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021 1754716
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Bethany Hill is a 30-bed specialist dementia care rest home which provides a protected living environment for people who are affected by dementia and related disorders. We provide long term residential care, respite care, day care and care for under 65 with disability. We are set in a peaceful rural setting with magnificent southern views over Whangateau Harbour and Omaha Bay and beautiful native bushes and hills on our north and west boundaries. Our residents can enjoy watching the chickens and guinea fowls fossicking in the courtyard. Along the way, there are raised garden beds so residents can actively participate in gardening. The design maximises indoor-outdoor flow, with residents free to wander safely through the park-like surroundings without feeling confined. There are farm animals in the neighbouring paddocks, fruit trees and a vegetable garden which residents are encouraged to help tend. We believe that living with dementia does not mean being holed up indoors where it is ”safe” rather the engagement with nature, fresh air, appreciation of countryside and great outdoors each day can bring all kinds of benefits both physically and mentally.

At Bethany Hill, we understand what it means to feel at home and you are welcome to personalise the room with your own belongings. Family and friends are welcome to visit. We look forward to welcoming new residents and making them part of the warm family environment.

We would love to have the opportunity to talk to you about what we can do to help. You are welcome to visit us and discuss your needs with us. Please feel free to contact us.

"Don't dwell on the disease, value the moments, the pearls of wisdom, their smile and humour"

Get help sooner and more can be done.

Please visit our website: www.bethanyhill.co.nz
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 31 Oct 2018
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 30
Vacancy Yes
We also offer short term. Please feel free to contact us for details.
Impending vacancy Yes - En suite room available soon.
Premium Room Charges Yes as at 21 Apr 2021
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Yes
Updated: 26 Jun 2022
“We found this place by referral from the medical team ..... we did look at other options, and we felt that this place has an indoor and outdoor setting and is more than what you can hope for…”

"I would recommend the place... The nature of dementia is challenging and it is nice to know there is something solid and ongoing here and we are happy with it.”

"Wow you have such wonderful staff.  They really care!  I love seeing them having a cuppa with dad talking about stuff.  It just looks like something normal!"

"It was great to see my dad outside raking the leaves in the garden when I arrived, and not sitting inside"

"I just want to thank you all for taking such good care of ...... Thank you for calling Mental Health Services, and for giving me the chance to be there too.  I think that was the most thorough evaluation ..... has had, going right back to the neurologist who first diagnosed him.  I hope the changes make a difference, as I'm sure you do too.  Thank you - I know ..... couldn't be in better hands."

"We don't know what dad gets up too as much now so we appreciate your regular updates."

"I love getting your news letters, thank you.  I now suggest to my friends in my support group that they ask other local facilities to do the same."

Updated: 6 Nov 2018
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 40 Yes Hours and time split between 2 RN's. plus on calls. Manager is also registered nurse.
Nurse Practitioner 32 Yes Full time either on site or on-call 24/7
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Fully staffed by experienced Dementia level trained caregivers. Staff ratio is higher than Ministry of health recommendation.
Physiotherapist Yes Available on-call for either ACC on non-ACC related therapy
Social Worker (on site) No If needed, we can access Social workers from Community Mental Health
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Comes every 4 weeks, or as requested
Podiatrist Yes Comes every 4 weeks
Dietitian Yes We have our menues regularly audited and reviewed by a NZ Registered Dietician.
Accredited Visitors Yes Regular training from gerontology nurse specialist, Waitemata District Health Board
Kaumatua Yes Available as needed
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Fortnightly visits or as requested
Other Personnel Yes Regular visitors from the SPCA, church, Matakana Primary School, families volunteering their time
Updated: 31 Oct 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our caregivers have done the training in Palliative care and we do take palliative care residents with ongoing support from our Hospice nurses and the G.P.
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes
Dialysis Yes
Wound Care Yes The wound care specialist nurse can be accessed through DHB if needed
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Infection Control Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes We have access to neccessary support to assist in diagnosis and support.
Primary Rural Health Care Yes
Community Health Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 31 Oct 2018
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes We have a permanent respite room. Please call us to check for availability.
Carer Support Yes We provide carer support. Please contact us for details.
Other Short Stay Programme Yes We also provide day care programme. Please call us for details.
Subsidised Yes fee can be subsidised depending on your income assessment.
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes Please contact us for details.
Updated: 31 Oct 2018
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes You are welcome to personalise the room with your own furniture, television etc.
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes these could suit married couples or those who needs companions
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes Please contact Manager for details
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Please contact Manager for details
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Can be arranged, please contact manager for details
Wifi Yes Can be arranged if needed. Please contact manager for details.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We have contract with Waitemate DHB to admit people under 65 years with disability.
Lounges/seating areas Yes there are many large decked areas for outdoor seating and enjoying the sunshine. And many comfortable seating is available all around the facility.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We provide day care programme. Please contact us for details.
Outings Yes
Whanau Room Yes There is a lounge area which can be used for quiet and family time.
Residents Committee Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes There are Policies and Procedures in place for challenging behaviour
Confused Residents Yes safe, secure areas both indoors and out for those that may wander
Rural Setting Yes At Bethany Hill, we can enjoy magical southern views over Whangateau Harbour and Omaha Bay while restful rural views to the North engender a feeling of peace and tranquillity.
Smoking Permitted Yes Covered outside areas available for smokers
Semi-Secure Yes Our surrounding are fully fenced and secured.
Updated: 31 Oct 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Quiet country setting
Surrounded on one side by native bush and pasture, on the other, the sea and beautiful beaches.
Many species of native birds can be seen. Pick eggs from the chicken coop every day.
Updated: 31 Oct 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We have a comprehensive occupational therapy and activity programme for the individual as well as groups. This includes, but is not limited too-Animal therapy, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Child therapy, Church, Craft, Entertainers, Fax, Garden, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Meal choices, Minibus, Music, Newspaper reading, Parties, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Roses, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Views, Videos
Updated: 31 Oct 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Details about meals Lovely home cooked meals Individual likes and dislikes always taken into account Special diets catered for
Updated: 31 Oct 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Chinese Yes
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Updated: 31 Oct 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Updated: 31 Oct 2018
Location Distance Details
Shops 5.00 Km just a short ride to the lovely village of Matakana
Parks The beach is only a short walk away
Updated: 31 Oct 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 31 Oct 2018

The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.