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Kimihia Home & Hospital
76 Rosser Street
Huntly 3700
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76 Rosser Street
Huntly 3700
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Fiona Morgan
The North Waikato Care of the Aged Trust Board Inc
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To provide "the best home away from home", for older people whom require care.

Kimihia provides 24hour Registered Nurse coverage, trained Caregivers and full professional services to cater for all your needs.

Our award winning gardens provide a relaxing environment, and our home cooked meals are served with a smile!

Enjoy the activities and outings or simply relax and unwind in vaiours lounge spaces, or the privacy of your own room.

Family and friends are always welcome to visit and share in planning and implementing care for their loved ones.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 18 Sep 2023
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 12
Vacancy Yes
12 Dementia Beds
Impending vacancy No
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 No
Updated: 18 Apr 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have Registered Nurses on the floor 7 days a week. Fiona, Neethu and Denise (our Clinical Leadership team) are available for discussions and there is always someone from Senior Management on-call 24 hrs/7 days per week. We are in the process of recruiting more Registered Nurses to join our team.
Nurse Practitioner No As part of our medical provision to residents, Tui Medical provides a Nurse Practitioner to complete thorough reviews of residents medical and clinical care requirements for 2 half days per week. Tui staff provide a fantastic service, and they are available to meet with family members to ensure that care is resident-focused. We also work very closely with Te Whatu Ora Waikato Nurse Practitioners for the provision of clinical expertise, guidance and support for clinical decision-making.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 1344 Yes Our healthcare assistants receive onsite and external training to ensure that the care they provide to our residents is current best practice.
Physiotherapist 8 Negotiable We contract the services of the team from North Waikato Physiotherapy to provide services to residents. We are assigned a physiotherapist and she visits routinely twice a week. If required, she will visit site more often to ensure assessments and the creation of rehabilitation plans is completed. The Physiotherapist also provides teaching sessions for clinical staff.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable We contract services when required.
Diversional Therapist 80 Yes Our Diversional Therapy team consists of Tania, Maya & Dorothy. They provide a brilliant service and keep our residents entertained and busy with activities and outings. A large component of the activities they provide is to ensure our residents remain active and present within our community.
Hairdresser 16 Yes Carole visits weekly and provides hairdressing services in our dedicated beauty salon. Residents are able to book in weekly for a set or colour, or as often as necessary to ensure they look gorgeous all the time.
Podiatrist Yes We contract services from Counties Podiatry. Nathan visits six weekly and can provide a number treatments onsite. Priority is given to our residents with diabetes - additional costs may apply.
Dietitian Yes Niki monitors our food service & audits Biennally. In the philosophy of 'home away from home' we seek to provide 'Nana's home cooked meals'. Sausages and mash. Meat and three veg. You know, just like at home?
Kaumatua Yes Huntly is situated in the heart of the Waikato and has close links with Waikato Tainui. We have staff members, residents and supportive whanau whom whakapapa to our local area and are available when we call.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Sharon Mackay visits our residents and staff three times a week and more frequently when requested. On Sunday's, Sharon conducts a religious service in our Chapel.
Updated: 18 Sep 2023
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We have oxygen and nebulising equipment and expertise onsite.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Although we don't have a 'specialist' gastronomy nurse, we have extensive experience in peg feeding and naso-gastric management.
Bariatric (Care of the very overweight) Yes
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Dialysis Yes Residents are able to receive CAPD onsite or we can facilitate travel to Te Whatu Ora Waikato to receive haemodialysis.
Wound Care Yes Our team is skilled and experienced in wound care, and attend regular training to keep up to date with latest trends in wound care management.
Diabetic Care Yes We have considerable experience dealing with diabetes and liaise closely with the diabetic care team at Te Whatu Ora Waikato.
Continence Advice Yes We have a comprehensive continence management program in place and our staff receive regular training provided by our Continence Product supplier, Pacific Hygiene.
Stomal Therapy Yes Our staff have considerable experience dealing with Stoma's. We are confident with the care that is provided.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes With the aid our contracted physiotherapy and occupational therapy teams, we can assist with stroke rehabilitation and our Rehabilitation Assistant is adequately qualified to provide this care.
ACC Rehabilitation Yes This is need to be discussed with the Facility Manager.
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control Yes We have strict infection control protocols and procedures. Our staff were especially stringent in following policies and procedures during the pandemic, to minimise risk for our residents to keep them safe and happy in our bubble.
Surgical Followup Yes This can be facilitated by clinical team
Psychiatric Care Yes Our team is supported by services provided Te Whatu Ora Waikato Mental Health Services Older Person team.
Clinical Management Yes Neethu is our Clinical Nurse Leader and she has a wide range of skills and an extensive clinical knowledge. Neethu is supported in her role by Denise who has worked as a District Nurse for over 20 years. Fiona is our Facility Manager and has in excess of 20 years work experience in New Zealand.
Updated: 18 Sep 2023
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage residents to personalise their rooms with photos and personal items. Residents are permitted to bring their own furniture, providing that it does not over-clutter their personal spaces.
Single Rooms Yes All of our rest home and secure dementia unit rooms are single rooms
Shared Rooms Yes We have 4 shared rooms only within our Hospital wing.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes Subject to availability, there are two adjoinging rooms which may suit couples
Ensuite Yes There are 2 rooms within the rest home that have ensuites. All 11 of our Studio Apartments have ensuites as well.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Our residents participate in a daily 'Happy-Half', where they share a drink, socialise and catch-up with their friends about their day in our rest home lounge and sun-room
Pets In Residence Yes We currently have a Jessie our cat and a bird that we adopted from previous residents
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes By negotiation
Phone Access In Own Room Yes By negotiation, at Resident's own cost
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas No Specialised stain and moisture resistant seating. Lovely open plan lounge and dining area with a state of the art sound system that can be controlled to provide maximum ambience for the residents
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We provide end of life care in our 2 dedicated palliative care rooms that were refurbished with the help of our Friends of Kimihia
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Not ready to leave your own home permanently yet? No worries. Retain your independence, and join us for Day Care. We collect and deliver within the Huntly area, and you can enjoy the activities and outings with us.
Outings Yes If it's happening - we're there!
Māori Kaupapa Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We have comprehensive policies and procedures in place
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes Kimihia is situated in the Waikato, just an hours drive from Auckland, and half an hour from Hamilton. Enjoy the peace and quiet of country living
Smoking Permitted Yes Residents are still permitted to smoke only in a designated area
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 26 Aug 2020
Special Features
Special Features
Our dementia service offers innovative methods of assisting residents to find their way around and encourage them towards living spaces and entertainment areas. This is achieved with Trompe-l'œil painted features on the walls that help identify unique spaces and rooms.

We have a magnificent sensory garden which was funded and developed by our local Lions Club. It features a rustic dry river bed with a genuine wagon wheel. There are lovely little "memory zones" which contain fragrant lavender and gardenias; water features that can safely be seen, heard and touched; and a delightful bridge that can be safely traversed. The plantings encourage birds and butterflies and there are sturdy seats to sit and experience the garden!
Updated: 2 Apr 2009
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Individualised activity programs. Regular outings.

Care and Crafts. Spas, cooking, massage, walking, exercise, RSA, Stroke Club. Housie and bingo, bowls, monthly birthday party. Alzheimers group
Updated: 2 Apr 2009
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please contact management for a list of costs
Staffing qualifications and details Twenty four hour Registered Nurse coverage, and a carer on duty 24/7
Details about meals Full catering facilities, variety of meals, Special occasions (BBQ, Birthdays and Mid-Winter Christmas)
Updated: 2 Apr 2009
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
Chinese Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Japanese Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Samoan Yes
Spanish Yes
Tongan Yes
Updated: 14 Sep 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes Services on site in the chapel
Baptist Yes Services on site in the chapel
Christian Yes
Methodist Yes Services on site in the chapel
Presbyterian Yes Services on site in the chapel
Roman Catholic Yes Mass at the bedside
Updated: 2 Apr 2009
Location Distance Details
Shops 2.00 Km
Parks 1.00 Km
Library 2.00 Km
Updated: 2 Apr 2009
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? No We offer rented accommodation only for independent living units - please apply direct to the home if you wish to be placed on the waiting list
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)
Updated: 26 Aug 2020

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