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Kandahar Court
2 Colombo Road
Masterton 5810
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Situated in the Masterton suburb of Lansdowne, Kandahar Court, Enliven's specialist dementia care facility in the Wairarapa, is homely and welcoming, and residents enjoy the engaging atmosphere and spacious grounds.

This home is more than bricks and mortar; it’s a place of connection, compassion and understanding. We understand that the experience of dementia can be distressing. At Kandahar Court, staff are specially trained in supporting people with dementia and their familes and friends.

Residential dementia care
Everyone experiences dementia symptoms differently. That’s why the care and support we provide is individualised to your needs and feelings. Enliven’s practical approach to advanced dementia care focuses on enriching the lives of people with dementia and reigniting that spark for life. It supports Enliven staff and families to interact in ways that keep people with dementia connected to the world around them.

Enliven has found that providing those with dementia with both the emotional and physical care they need often results in improvements in language, memory, self-esteem, and social interactions.

For residents with dementia or for elders who are wandering and finding themselves in unsafe situations, our secure dementia cottages have been designed to reflect a domestic home rather than a more clinical hospital setting. They include domestic-style kitchens, comfortable lounges, and outdoor garden and courtyard spaces.

We also offer short-term dementia respite, subject to availability.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 9 Nov 2022
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 29
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy Yes
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Unknown
Updated: 24 May 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes On staff
Podiatrist Yes Visits regularly
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Where required, providing spiritual support to residents and relatives at times of need
Updated: 9 Nov 2022
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 9 Nov 2022
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
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 9 Nov 2022
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes The rooms can be furnished, but residents are invited to make the space their own. You can bring along your own familiar furniture and furnishings. Many residents bring along photos, artwork, ornaments, furniture and bed covers.
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple No We welcome couples at Kandahar Home and Court, talk to us about the options available.
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Some pets belong to the home and residents have chosen to look after them. Other pets have moved in with their owners.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We understand that pets are part of the family too. Talk to us about your pet moving into the home with you – pets are usually welcomed with open arms as long as they get on with other people and animals.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Residents enjoy the community feel, shared lounges, entertaining areas and gardens/courtyards.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Outings Yes Usually at least one trip per week
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 9 Nov 2022
Special Features
Special Features
Eden Alternative- a philosophy of care

We have adopted the Eden Alternative at Kandahar Court, which means we work to create vibrant living and work environments for our residents. We encourage residents to maintain their own routines and continue with hobbies and interests. Residents' pets, the presence of children, plenty of plants and gardens and a high level of local community involvement is a part of our Homes' everyday life.
Updated: 9 Nov 2022
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
A highlight for many residents is the social life and companionship at Kandahar Home and Court. As well as enjoying the company of others at a similar stage of life, Kandahar Home and Court residents get involved in organising daily happenings and special events – making the most of the varied social calendar.

We have a wide range of interest groups. Regular activities and events include sight-seeing trips, guest entertainers, craft, themed parties and gardening.

Activity and interest groups and programmes are tailored to the interests of residents. This may include: Activity programme, Alzheimer's Society, Aromatherapy, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Classical Music, Cooking, Concerts, Craft, Dancing, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Golden Oldies, Greypower, Happy Hour, Holidays, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Lotto, Mah Jong, Massage, Men, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parties, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Reflexology, Rotary, RSA, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Videos, Views
Updated: 9 Nov 2022
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Details about meals Each day we provide our residents their breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snacks. We’ll make sure you always have plenty of delicious food to enjoy. Our menus are co-designed by a dietician and chef to ensure there is plenty of diversity and that your meals are nutritious and satisfying, made right on-site. We encourage you to enjoy your meals in the dining room with your friends. Morning and afternoon tea is served around the home and snacks and fruit are always available in the dining room or kitchenettes.
Updated: 9 Nov 2022
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Thai Yes
Updated: 9 Nov 2022
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
(Other comments) Yes Kandahar welcomes people of all religious backgrounds and in addition to services within the home, assists residents in making their own arrangements for worship. We also have our own Chaplain
Updated: 9 Nov 2022
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Spark of Life Yes
The Eden Alternative Yes Kandahar Home and Court have adopted the Eden Alternative. Working to create vibrant living for our residents. Pets, the presence of children, plenty of plants and gardens and a high level of local community involvement is a part of our everyday life.
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 9 Nov 2022

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