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Kingswood Rest Home Matamata

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Kingswood Rest Home Matamata
175 Firth Street
Matamata 3400
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175 Firth Street
Matamata 3400
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Tonya Holroyd - 07 888 7418
Kingswood Healthcare Matamata Ltd
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Kingswood Rest Homes in Matamata and Morrinsville are currently the only Rest Homes in the Matamata-Piako District specialising in the 24-hour care of people who have been assessed as requiring Stage 3 Dementia care.

In Matamata we offer a 25-bed specialist facility to care for people assessed with Stage 3 Dementia. We also offer respite beds, when beds are available, to those who need them. Our Rest Home building opened in November 2018 and offers 16 private bedrooms, some with ensuite bathrooms, as well as an option of a premium room or suite.

In Morrinsville, we offer 28 Dementia beds in total, situated in two completely separate buildings with their own grounds.

The first building can accommodate 12 people assessed with dementia in a beautifully restored villa, incorporating a new wing set in a mature, established garden.

The second Dementia wing is a newly established Male Only wing, which accommodates men only. There is a Men’s Shed, a Potting Shed, a Chicken Run and a Vege Garden, which will keep the blokes busy. Daily activities are offered around our male Residents’ own particular interests and their past hobbies.

Our modern Rest Home building has 16 single bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms, offering Rest Home and hospital level of care. There are lovely patios and gardens and a little café situated in the grounds for daily socialising. Assisted living facilities are also available at our Morrinsville site and we can accommodate up to nine people in two serviced houses with meals and cleaning supplied.

In May 2022, a brand new, purpose built, 30-bedroom Specialised Psychogeriatric wing opened adjacent to our Rest Home building. This has come about as a result of an increasing need in the Waikato to provide quality of life for an older patient with significant psychiatric or behavioural disturbance.

Separate living rooms, courtyards and garden areas allow residents to break away to a place of comfort or quiet when they need to.

We are passionate about what we do and we are proud of the ongoing achievement of the maximum certification achievable from HealthCert each time we are audited.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 9 Mar 2013

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 25
Vacancy Yes
room 25 in DU is under renovation
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 Please enquire

Updated: 21 Jun 2024

We keep a book of the many cards and letters of appreciation and thanks we have received from families of our Residents.

You are welcome to read these or request phone numbers of families to contact regarding information about the quality of care provided at Kingswood Rest Home.

Updated: 28 Nov 2011

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes A Registered Nurse is on duty or on call at all times.
Nurse Practitioner Yes A Nurse Practitioner provides all Residents at Kingswood Rest Home with their Wellness checks and liaises with the residents' General Practitioners.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes All of our Staff undertake specialised industry- specific training in caring for people with dementia. Through the "Spark of Life" approach we will aim to re-ignite the spark of life In our residents.
Physiotherapist Negotiable If the residents or their families request the services of a Physiotherapist, we will arrange this for them.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable If the residents or their families request the services of a Occupational Therapist, we will arrange this for them.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable If the residents or their families request the services of a Social Worker, we will arrange this for them.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our Activities Coordinator practices the "Spark of Life" philosophy to ensure residents remain stimulated and active. She is also responsible for weekly trips to places of interest and many daily activities.
Hairdresser Yes Local hairdressers visit regularly for hair cuts and ladies may also have their hair set or permed as required.
Podiatrist Yes A podiatrist visits every 6 to 8 weeks.
Dietitian No Our menus are created by using WDHB guidelines and all meals are cooked on the premises by an experienced cook. Our menus and kitchens are audited regularly by a registered dietitian and we have conistantly acheived 'Excellence' at both our sites for our kitchen and menu audit.
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Yes

Updated: 15 Nov 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
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes

Updated: 9 Mar 2013

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 But is subject to availability of beds.

Updated: 20 Jun 2017

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes To make the Residents' bedrooms feel more like home, Residents are welcome to bring a few items like small pieces of furniture and ornaments.
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes Our shared rooms are equipped to provide privacy for both residents when required.
Alcohol Permitted Yes With supervision, a pre-dinner drink is often enjoyed by our Residents.
Pets In Residence Yes We have two resident cats which are much loved by our Residents.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Every room has thermostatically controlled heating.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Our large lounge is divided into three sections, depending on what activities the Residents wish to participate in. A large TV, DVD/CD player and tape deck for movies and music, as well as a piano, an activities area and a quiet corner.
Male residents only No
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes Minibus outings to various places of interest once or twice a week, weather permitting.
Māori Kaupapa Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Our qualified staff are specially trained in the management of challenging behaviour and in the Spark of Life philosophy which is designed to provide stimulation and brain excercises for our Residents in a fun, playful way.
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes
Smoking Permitted No Kingswood Rest Home is a smoke free facility.
Semi-Secure Yes Kingswood Rest Home is a Stage 3, Secure facility.

Updated: 14 Nov 2018

Special Features
Special Features
Kingswood Rest Home is a single storey residence set in lovely, peaceful grounds.

It is important for people with dementia to be able to wander around the gardens and we encourage residents to tend a small vegetable garden.

Residents often help to rake the leaves and love to relax under one of the shade trees in our garden. We often have a BBQ and allow family and friends to join us in the garden for an afternoon or early summer evening tea.

Updated: 20 Jun 2017

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Kingswood Rest Home has a wide range of activities available to our Residents every day, some of which are:

Bowls and Croquet


Exercise to Music


Walks and Dancing

Arts and Crafts

Minibus Outings

Ceramics and Woodwork

Reading and Mental Stimulation

Gardening and Garden Art

Music Therapy

Videos / DVD’s

Mini Golf

Board Games

Quizzes and Card Games

Updated: 24 Feb 2012

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Information on fees is available on request.
Staffing qualifications and details People with Dementia need to be in the care of specially trained staff who understand their needs and can provide calm, friendly, quality care. Residents are treated with respect and dignity at all times. All the staff at Kingswood Rest Home undertake ongoing education and specialist training in the care of people with Dementia.
Details about meals Meals are home cooked, tasty and nutritious, freshly prepared by staff trained in food preparation and safe handling. We employ the services of a dietitian to audit the menus regularly. Residents' individual preferences are taken into consideration.
Associated Complexes Kingswood Rest Home in Matamata and Kingswood Rest Home in Morrinsville work hand in hand to provide a high level of care to members of the communities.

Updated: 20 Jun 2017

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes

Updated: 14 Nov 2018

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes Arrangements can be made with local spiritual and religious leaders to accommodate any resident.
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Seventh Day Adventist Yes

Updated: 9 Mar 2013

Location Distance Details
Shops 1.00 Km
Parks 0.75 Km Centennial Drive, Swap Park,
Library 1.00 Km

Updated: 1 Dec 2011

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Spark of Life Yes

Updated: 9 Oct 2014

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