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Athenree Life - Secure Unit

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Athenree Life
7 Marina Way
Athenree 3177
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Same as above
Bay of Plenty
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Trudy Rainbird - 0273057143
Carly Mangulabnan - (07) 863 4169
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Located at the water’s edge of picturesque Shelly Bay Estuary, Athenree Life is your calming home by the sea, providing rest home, memory care, hospital level, day care and respite services.

We are located between Katikati and Waihi, positioning us at an accessible distance from both BOP and Waikato/Coromandel Peninsula regions.

We are proudly part of Sound Care Group, with five homes in New Zealand that offer holistic care for older people.

Welcome to our home and experience our Culture of Care, where we take every encounter as an opportunity to make you feel genuinely cared for.

Y.O.U. Plan (Your Own Unique Care Plan)

We plan your care with you and your family from the start and consider your choices at the heart of what we do. Your needs are uniquely your own and your personalised care plan is a recognition of this.

Stay connected and active

You have always lived your life with purpose and passion, and you can stay that way at our home. We design activities that keep you physically active and connected to your loved ones and the community. Our spacious rooms provide the space for both privacy and the level of care you need. While our generous lounge and secure garden area are places for enjoying friendships and views of nature.

Be nurtured and nourished

Our team of managers, nurses, caregivers and support staff are all qualified, highly trained, and share a true passion for aged care. It’s the same level of care that goes into every nutritious meal deliciously prepared by our in-house chef, and weekly plan of activities that considers your personal preferences.

Contact us to arrange a visit. We’d love to show you our home.

fm@athenreelife.co.nz | 07 8634169

Rest Home | Memory Care | Hospital Level | Day Care | Respite
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 31 Dec 2021

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 14
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No - 1 vacant room
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms as at 01 Jul 2024
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: 12 Jul 2024

* “During my wife’s care at Athenree Life, I must say the care she received from your staff has been excellent. Your staff have shown much empathy towards her and we have been assured she was in the best of care.” – Murray (Sept 2021)

* “I would like to thank you for your professionalism and support for Mum. I had asked her if she had settled in Athenree and she told me she is happy there because the staff are all kind to her.” - Helen (June 2021)

* "To all the staff thank you for taking great care of our Mum. A special thanks to Kayleen for treating our Mum like she was a member of her own family; you are a very special lady and forever etched in our hearts.
You are all special staff and fantastic care givers and RN's, we want to thank you all from the office to the kitchen staff."
Love the Gardner Family, June 8, 2017

* "Athenree is fantastic. You all do an amazing job. Meals are bloody good and the nurses and care givers are special. Athenree is a happy home and it has been much more professional over the last year."
John (residents husband) May 1, 2017

* "Dear Steven & Hazel, Thankyou very much for the beautiful bouquet of flowers you sent me, I was so touched. The staff at Athenree did a wonderful job caring for Don when I could no longer cope and Im very greatful for that." Margaret (residents wife) April 4, 2017

*You all do a wonderful job at Athenree. There has been a great improvement in general over the last year, keep it up."
Dr H Bouman (Waihi Beach Medical Centre) March 19, 2017

Updated: 30 Aug 2023

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes available 24hrs a day
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have a loving caring team of caregivers who receive comprehensive training in aged care dementia, and have hospital experience.
Physiotherapist Negotiable We can access physiotherapists when needed through Waihi Beach Physiotherapist. Referrals available when necessary through the GP.
Diversional Therapist Yes We have an activities coordinator supported by our Group Programme Leader.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our activities coordinator provides a range of activities catering to our residents various needs and preferences.
Hairdresser Yes We have a talented hairdresser who makes regular visits fortnightly.
Podiatrist Yes The podiatrist makes regular visits 6 weekly and visits can be arranged when required.
Dietitian Yes Our consultant dietitian reviews all menus and visits can be arranged when required.
Accredited Visitors Yes Volunteers come to regularly assist and engage with the residents.
Kaumatua Yes Can be arranged.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have regular services in the home given by a minister.
Other Personnel Yes We have an in-house chef and full time maintenance staff.

Updated: 30 Aug 2023

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We have access to oxygen and oxygen concentrators as required.
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes We are able to offer palliative care
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes R.Ns. on duty 24 hours a day. One of our full-time nurses is a wound care coordinator.
Diabetic Care Yes R.Ns. plus residents' on-call Doctor.
Continence Advice Yes Personal doctors, specialists, as required.
Stomal Therapy Yes As required. Our local District Nurse is a stomal therapist
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes In consultation with Stroke specialist, Tauranga Hospital.
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control Yes We have a full-time infection control nurse.
Psychiatric Care Yes We make specialist referrals as needed and they can come as required.
Clinical Management Yes We have a full time Clinical Nurse Manager supported by an Overall Clinical Manager for the whole group.
Other Specialties Yes On call as required.

Updated: 30 Aug 2023

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 Enquiries about advanced bookings are welcome.

Updated: 30 Aug 2023

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes We have one couple room.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have one couple room.
Alcohol Permitted Yes In moderation and supervised by staff.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Negotiable.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Can be arranged
Wifi Yes Wifi available to residents and guests .
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a spacious lounge with a good view of the bay.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Female residents only No We care for both male and female residents.
Male residents only No We care for both male and female residents.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes We are able to provide palliative Care.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Day stays are offered to all levels of support required resthome, hospital and dementia.
Outings Yes We have shopping trips into Katikati, our Activities Coordinator takes regular trips around the local area. We also have regular trips to the Waihi Beach RSA for lunch. We take our residents to community activities within the area.
Māori Kaupapa Yes We have Maori residents and Kaupapa can be arranged when required.
Residents Committee Yes We have monthly residents meetings.
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We have a policy and staff are trained.
Confused Residents Yes
Smokers Room No We have areas outside allocated for smoking.
Smoking Permitted Yes Only in allocated outside smoking areas.
Semi-Secure Yes The home is fenced in.

Updated: 30 Aug 2023

Special Features
Special Features
Athenree Life sits on the northern edge of the Tauranga Harbour with breath-taking views. Our team is loving, caring and highly trained at meeting individual needs. Our spacious outdoor spaces make for a relaxing environment.

Updated: 30 Aug 2023

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We have a monthly activity program designed by our Activities Coordinator. This program is maintained to meet the needs of the individual.

Information packs are made available to all new residents and advise them about the home and what is available and also their rights and contact details for advocacy agents, making complaints, translators etc.

We have access to the Alzheimer's Society for family or friends interested or looking for a support group.

We conduct various activities such as art, bingo/housie, board games within the home.

We offer breakfast in bed/room as an option and cooked eggs for breakfast as well as the regular cereals, porridge, toast and home made yoghurt.

We have a large area outside our home with gardens and grassed areas and this is completely secure.

We have a van which is used for visits and outings and is wheelchair friendly.

We have an experienced in-house chef who can cater to various dietary requirements and personal preferences.

Updated: 30 Aug 2023

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Fees do not include personal spending money for toiletries, shopping etc.
Staffing qualifications and details Our staff are skilled at dealing with all levels of geriatric care. They all undertake study in dementia care, and some have experience in hospitals.
Details about meals Our menus are reviewed by a consultant dietician and can meet any special dietary requirements. We are proud to say we had an excellent rating in last food and menu audit conducted in July 2021.
Visitor information Family and friends can visit everyday and are welcome to spend time with loved ones.
Recreational opportunities We have in-house activities and regular outings.
Internet access Available 24/7 for residents and guests.
Transport We have a van we use to transport residents to regular outings or hospital appointments.

Updated: 30 Aug 2023

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes Can be provided
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Tagalog Yes
Other Information Yes We can provide an interpreter if needed.

Updated: 30 Aug 2023

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
(Other comments) Yes Let us know your preferences and affiliation and we will try to make arrangements.

Updated: 30 Aug 2023

Location Distance Details
Shops 10.00 Km Wahi Beach, Waihi, Katikati
Mall 18.00 Km Tauranga
Parks 0.01 Km Athenree
Library 10.00 Km Waihi

Updated: 30 Aug 2023

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes
Care Association New Zealand Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes Our Activities Coordinator is currently completing this. Our Group Programme Leader is a registered DRT practitioner.
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Care Association New Zealand Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)

Updated: 30 Aug 2023

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