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Summerset at Pohutukawa Place (New Plymouth)

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Summerset at Pohutukawa Place (New Plymouth)
70 Pohutukawa Place
Bell Block
New Plymouth 4312
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Martin Hook - 021 197 7405
Summerset Group
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Leonie Davies - 022 639 1322
Sales Care Specialist
Jude Hunt - 021 546 508
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Teresa Jurkiewicz - 021 839 133
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Dementia - Memory Care

Summerset at Pohutukawa Place's memory care centre offers secure specialist dementia care in a purpose-built, safe and homely environment.

Each of our spacious modern memory care apartments is purchased under a licence-to-occupy*. They include a double bedroom, ensuite bathroom, small kitchenette, and a generous lounge for family and friends; enabling residents to continue to lead active and positive lives in a secure setting.

Our unique way-finding, large open communal areas and outdoor courtyard garden provide freedom of movement and a sense of independence, perfect for people needing specialist dementia care who are at risk of wandering.

Key features of our memory care centre:

- Care is provided by dementia-friendly trained staff in a purpose-built, safe, homely environment

- Our memory care centre design is based on world-class dementia living

- Centre design is based around circular architecture so residents can always find their way back to the main area

- There are secure outdoor garden areas and inviting, communal lounge, living and kitchen area

- Sensory technology is installed in every memory care apartment. Sensors are programmed to each resident's most common movements and routines. If the cycle is broken at any stage, a silent nurse call system alerts caregiver pagers so residents always have help at hand

- A diverse activities programme is offered seven days a week focused on meeting individual needs

- Prospective residents will have been independently assessed by the DHB as requiring secure specialist dementia care

- All residents must be NASC accessed as requiring secure specialist dementia care

*Licence to occupy. Images are indicative.

Summerset Memory Care – Margaret’s family share their journey:

Margaret’s family sat down with us to share their journey from identifying her dementia, the impact on each of them, and their reasons for choosing a Summerset memory care apartment.

Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai3s82nLWJg
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraUnknown
ORA Applies Yes. An ORA (Occupation Right Agreement) means you have to 'pay' a capital amount to live here. It's a retirement village type of purchase.
Updated: 4 Aug 2023
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 20
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Yes from $42.00/day up to $72.00/day as at 07 Dec 2023
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: 7 Dec 2023
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents bring their own furniture into their Memory Care Apartment, so they can continue to enjoy a familiar environment that feels like home
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Māori Kaupapa Yes We have culturally appropriate services in care, we work in partnership with the whanau to ensure a person centred service for our māori residents.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Updated: 7 Aug 2023
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Art, Bingo, Board games, Cards, Care and Craft, Canine friends, Cooking, Classical Music, Concerts, Dancing, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Garden, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Library, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parties, Pastoral care, Quizzes, Reading, Sing-a-longs, Sky TV, Videos
Updated: 7 Aug 2023
Ethnic Diets
Ethnic Diets
Ethnic Diet Status Details
Other Yes We can provide other ethnic meals, please discuss this with the Care Centre Manager.
Vegan Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Updated: 7 Aug 2023

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