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Ohinemuri - Kowhai Wing

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Dementia Care (Secure)
24 Keepa Avenue
Postal Address
PO Box 154
Paeroa 3640
(07) 862 7504
(07) 862 7665
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Libin Baby - 07 862 7503
Oceania Group
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Ohinemuri lifestyle care and village offers a range of senior care options - A well maintained modern care facility offering rest home and hospital level care. A home from home friendly memory care unit. Transitional or rehabilitation care. Short term and daily day care. Ohinemuri have a newly registered village with refurbished villas ready for sale now and a newly decorated and furnished large comfortable well equipped community hall with sky TV. All located in a quiet, sunny, elevated part of Paeroa with rural views and just 3 minutes drive from Paeroa town centre.

The care facility has all single care rooms with options for couples, newly painted and furnished dining and lounge areas with extensive well kept lawns and hobby gardens surrounding the facility.

The Business Care and village manager Libin Baby has recently moved from our Elderslea site in Upper Hutt and is committed to high quality care and excellent customer service all in a home like environment with lots of activity, fun and laughter. There is a registered nurse on duty 24 hours a day.

'Home is where our story begins'

Ohinemuri is part of the Oceania Group, a member of the New Zealand Aged Care Association.

Please visit www.oceaniahealthcare co.nz for more.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 18 May 2020
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 12
Vacancy No
Small homely unit with qualified long serving staff.
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 25 Sep 2020
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 260 Yes RN - 3 / daily on 3 shifts 7 days / week Business Care & Village Manager (Rn) - 40hrs / week Clinical Manager (Rn)40 hrs / week
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes As per roster
Physiotherapist Yes Weekly for assessments and to set up a personal programme for the physio assistant.
Occupational Therapist Yes Contracted on request
Social Worker (on site) Yes Contracted on request
Diversional Therapist Yes 40 hours per week
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Activity team of 5 to cover all 3 areas within the facility daily to ensure a wide and varied programme is delivered. The memory loss unit has a dedicated activity person.
Hairdresser Yes Visits weekly, dedicated room for this service on site - prices displayed .
Podiatrist Yes Every 4-6 weeks - on site
Dietitian Yes Oceania has a registered dietitian fully accessible. She oversees the menu. Recipes are linked to the menu and a choices menu in place to ensure resident needs are met. Residents' weights are closely monitored and reported monthly to the Oceania dietitian.
Accredited Visitors Yes As required
Kaumatua Yes On request
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Visits x 3 / week and on request
Other Personnel Yes Close working relationship with mental health for older persons team who vist facility on a regular basis and on request.
Updated: 18 May 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes Concentrator/cylinders held on site, concentrators on site
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes community input
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes Palliative care acessed through DHB under end of life funding and supported through Hospice waikato
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Good community team
Dialysis Yes community input
Wound Care Yes Sound procedures and robust policies on site with community/DHB input if required
Diabetic Care Yes community input via out - patients clinics, menu is standardised and overseen by Oceania dietician - referrals through to her available from Facility
Continence Advice Yes community input- Facility supply all incontinent products - process is audited
Stomal Therapy No Via Waikato hospital
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes community input
Tracheotomy Care Yes community input
Infection Control Yes Clinical manager on site is infection control nurse. Sound procedures in place to minimize outbreaks. Infection control committee established and operates pro-actively.
Surgical Followup Yes community input via out - patients clinics
Psychiatric Care Yes Good support - visits weekly and as required on referral
Community Health Yes Community input
Clinical Management Yes Clare Mules has been at Ohinemuri for over 20 years
Other Specialties No As requested
Updated: 18 May 2020
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Respite enquiries welcomed and followed up.
Carer Support Yes We understand that emergencies occur and urgent short stay may be required, we try as much as possible to accommodate these requests.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 18 May 2020
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Negotiable
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have adjoining rooms that would suit married couples.
Ensuite Yes Additional daily charge applies
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Family responsibility to organise
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Underfloor heating can be controlled to suit individual requests.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes With specific contract from DHB
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes Enquire at Facility
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We understand that end of life care can be a difficult family time and we acommodate the needs and requirements of the resident and family/whanau at all times.
Palliative Care Contract Yes We understand that end of life care can be a difficult family time and we acommodate the needs and requirements of the resident and family/whanau at all times.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Funded or private, Mon-Fri transport - morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided along with full activities programme.
Outings Yes
Whanau Room Yes Available for families to book for a few hours or just to use as they wish, the toy box is a hit with the little ones. Ask for a colouring pack for the little ones so they can enjoy the visit too.
Residents Committee Yes Minuted, monthly meetings, chaired by independent member of the community.
Family Committee Yes Yearly satisfaction surveys to determine
Newsletter Yes Monthly facility and Oceania newsletter shares news, views and current affairs.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 18 May 2020
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Alzheimer's Society, Art, Big print books, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Breakfast in bed, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Church, Cooking, Concerts, Craft, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Games, Garden, Indoor Games, Interdenominational, , Jigsaw, Library, Massage, Minibus, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parkinson's Society, Pastoral care, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Religious services, RSA, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing,Stroke Group, Videos, Views, Visitors
Updated: 18 May 2020
Additional Information
Additional Information
Staffing Qualifications and Details 24 hour nursing with Registered Staff
What's included in your fees and what's not hairdressing, personal toileteries, dental , and optician, and transport for medical appointments
Updated: 18 May 2020
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans Yes
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Kannada Yes
Malayalam Yes
Punjabi Yes
Russian Yes
Welsh Yes
Updated: 18 May 2020
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Orthodox Christian Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 18 May 2020
Public Transport 5.00 km
Shops 2.00 km
Mall 20.00 km
Parks 1.00 km
Library 1.00 km
Updated: 18 May 2020
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes Diversional therapist
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 18 May 2020

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