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Tamahere Eventide Home & Retirement Village - Kowhai Wing

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Tamahere Eventide Home & Retirement Village
61 Bollard Road, RD 3
Hamilton 3283
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61 Bollard Road
RD 3
Hamilton 3283
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Emmarentia Robinson - (07) 856 5162 ext 846
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MISSION STATEMENT: "To provide a quality caring service, for older people, in a Christian environment."
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 16 Jul 2019
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 42
Vacancy Yes
We have 2 secure dementia care wings with 1 respite bed. Please book well in advance.
Impending vacancy No - 2 beds available
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 Yes
Updated: 8 Dec 2023
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 168 Yes Minimum of one Qualified Nurse on site 24 hours per day. Clinical Nurse Leader works Mon - Fri
Nurse Practitioner 4 Yes Visits 2 days per week
Enrolled Nurse 56 Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 722 Yes Health care assistants provide all 'hands on' care, with support from registered and enrolled nurses. Our health care assistants are supported fully to complete NZQA accredited career force training
Physiotherapist 35 Negotiable We have a rehab therapist who supports residents with a structured exercise programme, either individualised or in groups. Support from a DHB community health physio is available as required via a referral process
Diversional Therapist 133 Yes We have 2 diversional therapists, one for each dementia care wing. Diversional therapy is provided 9.5 hours per day, 7 days per week in both the secure units.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Activities co-ordinators in the resthome work alongside dementia care therapists to ensure the residents in the secure units remain integrated with the community.
Hairdresser Yes We have our own 'on-site' salon. Bookings are available Monday to Thursday 9.00am - 3.00pm.
Podiatrist Yes Visits 1 day per month. This a user pays service, however, is free to diabetics.
Dietitian Yes Our menu is approved by a dietician and quality meals provided by our chefs 7 days per week.
Accredited Visitors Yes Staff are supported by volunteers
Kaumatua Negotiable Kaumatua support provided as required
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor 50 Yes We have a chaplaincy service available to both residents and staff. We also have our own chapel. For more information email: chaplain@tamahere.co.nz
Other Personnel 40 Yes We have our own contracted GP service who visit 2 days per week. We have a training co-ordinator, and work closely with WINTEC. We have an established dedicated education unit (DEU)which supports students during nursing training.
Updated: 16 Jul 2019
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We can provide end of life care for our long term residents. We have support from the hospice palliative liason nurse as required. In some cases, it may be necessary to transfer to a more specialised environment.
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes We have access to hospital stomal therapists. Our staff are also experienced in stomal therapy.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Our rehab therapist and staff support residents with a rehab programme as necessary
Infection Control Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes We work closely with DHB mental health team
Clinical Management Yes Sue Pollock - General manager care service gmcare@tamahere.co.nz or contact registered nurse on duty resthome1@tamahere.co.nz or mobile 0273367002
Other Specialties Yes Liase closely with DHB specialists as required via a referral process
Updated: 10 Sep 2018
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 We have a designated rest home level care respite bed. 2 dementia care level respite beds For further information please contact us for an information package or email gmcare@tamahere.co.nz
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 10 Sep 2018
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We recommend bringing own lounge chair for room.
Single Rooms Yes With hand wash basin.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Our residents enjoy a weekly happy hour on a Friday afternoon
Pets In Residence Yes We have cats, chickens, an aviary and a fish pond.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have several lounge and quiet areas throughout the rest home. We also have covered outdoor areas, and seating available throughout our extensive outdoor garden areas.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We provide a day care programme 5 days per week. We also provide a transport service to and from the programme. A meal is provided at lunch time, and also morning and afternoon tea.
Outings Yes Regular outings in our own mini vans
Whānau Room Yes
Residents Committee Yes Monthly residents meetings are held in the resthome, and chaired by our Chaplain.
Newsletter Yes Tattler issued on a quarterly basis.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes Set on 30 acres on Hamilton boundary. We have well established grounds with tress and gardens
Smoking Permitted Yes We have designated smoking areas for residents only. As per the Waikato DHB contract, we are a smoke free site for staff and visitors.
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 10 Sep 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Rural setting on 10.48 hectares with large landscaped gardens.
Updated: 10 Sep 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Member of Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Blind Foundation, Parkinson's Society, RSA, art, craft, dancing, entertainment, exercises, garden, happy hour, indoor games, bowls, golf green, library, music, newspaper reading, quizzes, shopping, Sky TV, movies, outings, large print books, chapel, concerts, craft, exercises, flower arranging, garden, newspaper reading, organ, pastoral care, petanque, pianist shopping, sing-a-longs
Updated: 10 Sep 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Staffing qualifications and details Minimum of one Registered Nurse on site 24 hours per day.
Details about meals Breakfast is served in rooms from 0730. Main meal is at lunch time in dining room. Baking & or sandwiches are provided for Morning & afternoon tea and supper
Associated Complexes Tamahere Retirement Village, Rimu Apartments, and Cherry Blossom Cafe
Updated: 10 Sep 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
Chinese Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Tongan Yes
Updated: 10 Sep 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes Non denominational approach to chaplaincy.
Methodist Yes Alternate Methodist, Anglican, Presbyterian services.
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Updated: 10 Sep 2018
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 2.00 Km Provide transport with 2 mini vans.
Shops 3.00 Km Hillcrest and Westfield Shopping Center.
Mall 5.00 Km Weekly trips to Westfield Shopping Centre.
Parks 5.00 Km Hamilton gardens, Hamilton Lake
Library On site library.
Updated: 10 Sep 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes Our registered nurses are required to complete the Waikato DHB PDRP programme
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 10 Sep 2018

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