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Wharerangi Rest Home and Village

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Wharerangi Rest Home and Village
25 Kaimanawa St
Taupo 3330
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Anne-Marie Wakefield - (07) 378 4165
Oceania Healthcare
Clinical Manager
Kaye Isaacs - (07) 378 4165
Sophia Bathe - (07) 378 4165
Village Co-ordinator
Amanda Johnston - (021) 532 818
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Close to the beautiful Lake Taupo, Wharerangi offers options for aged care living, with a choice of standard and premium care rooms.

Your room is your own private space, so you can decorate it with your favourite pictures and ornaments. Standard rooms are large enough for a single bed, a chair and a wardrobe or chest of drawers. The cost of a standard room is included in the Care Services Fee set by the DHB. Premium rooms have additional features such as more space, an ensuite bathroom or outdoor access, but you’ll need to pay an extra amount per day to cover the cost of these premium features.

Just a 5-minute walk from the town centre and lake but nestled in a peaceful spot away from the main thoroughfare.

With the town centre just a short walk away, you can enjoy having everything you need at your doorstep, including shops, a post office, supermarkets, banks, a movie theatre, a local library and a great variety of cafes and restaurants. The local Cosmopolitan Club is also nearby and is popular with a number of our residents.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 9 Dec 2021
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 10
Vacancy No
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 Please enquire
Updated: 27 Jun 2022
You couldn't pick a better place to live for the final years of your life. Starting with Management all the way through, it is a very friendly home. Staff are very understanding and kind -
Joan Black (Resident)
Updated: 7 May 2021
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse All Yes We always have a registered nurse available on site, working in the Hospital wing.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes We have a visiting Physiotherapist weekly.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable We have a Social Workers in the Taupo Public Hosptial, available if needed, also Tuwharetoa Health.
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator 40 Yes Our activities programme covers resthome, hospital, and specialist dementia programmes. Mystery Van outings on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
Hairdresser 5 Yes The hairdresser comes to Wharerangi weekly on a Wednesday.
Podiatrist Yes The podiatrist calls regularly as needed in liaison with the clinical team.
Dietitian Yes Oceania has a qualified Dietitian
Accredited Visitors Yes Age Concern Visitors can be arranged for residents that request this service.
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have our own chaplain Shirley at Wharerangi.
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 7 May 2021
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
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 7 May 2021
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
Other Short Stay Programme Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 7 May 2021
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Pets In Residence Yes 2 cats
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Residents will have to have their provider set them up with their own account.
Wifi Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We can provide respite care for under 65's with disabilities, depending on their individual needs.
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We have a great day programme running with a fulltime Activities Co-Ordinator. Lunch is provided along with morning and afternoon teas. Specialist programme for the Dementia Unit.
Outings Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted No Outdoor smoking area
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 7 May 2021
Special Features
Special Features
Award winning chef - 2018 NZACA Bidfood Excellence in Food Award for Care Homes and Hospital
Updated: 7 May 2021
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society,, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Church, Classical Music, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Electric beds, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Garden, Games, Golf, Happy Hour, Holidays, , Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Library, Massage, Minibus, Minigolf, Movies, Music, Men, Newspaper reading, Park, Outings, Parkinson's Society, Parties, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Reading, Shopping, Singing, Videos
Updated: 7 May 2021
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Dementia fees $160.99 per day, after assessment residents may be entitled to subsidies from the government.
Staffing qualifications and details All of our staff have Health Care Assistant training. Monthly training sessions and meetings are held for all care staff. Career Force training offered to all care staff.
Details about meals All meals are carefully planned, all residents needs are taken special care of. We have different menus for each day/week.
Associated Complexes We also have a resthome and hospital on site and a retirement village. We are a part of the Oceania Group of care facilities.
Updated: 7 May 2021
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Indonesian Yes
Interpreter Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Nepali Yes
Thai Yes
Tokelauan Yes
Other Information Yes There are interpreters in the area who will assist us if needed, most launguages are covered.
Updated: 7 May 2021
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Salvation Army Yes
(Other comments) Yes All religions are welcome here, we understand the importance of religion, and can assure residents they will not be discriminated against.
Updated: 7 May 2021
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.50 Km Taxi service, we are very close to town, 2 blocks takes you into town. Bus service available around town.
Shops Dairy 5 minutes walk from the resthome.
Mall No malls in Taupo
Parks There are alot of parks around our area. Walking distance to Lake Front
Library There is a library service with the local library, we also have our own little library at Wharerangi.
Updated: 7 May 2021
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 7 May 2021

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