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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 DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 25 Jan 2017
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 12
Vacancy No
12 Dementia Beds
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room 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: 29 Jun 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 336 Yes We offer a comprehensive service with a hospital on site which has Registered Nurse coverage 24/7. We currently have 10 nurses on our team and we have 2 on duty every day.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 1344 Yes
Physiotherapist 8 Negotiable Julia from North Waikato Physio is contracted to provide services to our residents and routinely visits twice a week, or more often if needed.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable We contract services when required
Diversional Therapist 80 Yes Karon, Tania and Dorothy run a comprehensive activity programme. They work to a monthly plan that includes: outings, mystery trips, indoor bowls, walking groups, Kimihia Cafe, pamper sessions and lots of parties. Our daily 'Happy-Half' is a hit with all of our residents.
Hairdresser 16 Yes Carol visits Kimihia once a week, or more often if required and provides hairdressing services in our refurbished hair salon.
Podiatrist Yes Nathan and the team from Pukekohe Podiatry come to provide services every six weeks - additional charges may apply.
Dietitian Yes 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? Our menu is dietitian approved.
Accredited Visitors Yes We have many volunteers from various organisations who regularly visit our residents including: K9 Pals, Huntly Lions Club, BPW Huntly, Meals on Wheels drivers.
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: 26 Aug 2020
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 on site
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Although we don't have a 'specialist' gastronomy nurse, we have extensive experience in peg feeding and naso-gastric management
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Dialysis Yes
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 the DHB
Continence Advice Yes We have a comprehensive continence management program in place
Stomal Therapy Yes Over the years we have gained considerable experience in managing stomas
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes With the aid our contracted physiotherapist and occupational therapist, we can assist with stroke rehabilitation
Infection Control Yes We have strict infection control protocols, and you'll find that our facility smells great! Our staff have especially stringent in following policies and procedures during the pandemic to ensure our residents are safe and happy in our bubble.
Surgical Followup Yes Convalescent Care available if approved by the DHB
Psychiatric Care Yes Our team is supported by services from the DHB Mental Health team
Clinical Management Yes This role is held in tandem between Heidi & Charmaine. Heidi has over twenty years experience in the Special Assignment Team at Middlemore Hospital and has been with us since 2004, now working part-time hours. Charmaine works full-time and oversees the Hospital and Dementia unit.
Updated: 26 Aug 2020
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!
Maori 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
Maori - 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
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) 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
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 26 Aug 2020

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