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Wharerangi Rest Home and Village
Dementia Care (Secure)
25 Kaimanawa St
Taupo 3330
Postal Address
Same as above
(07) 378 4165
(07) 377 2329
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Anne-Marie Wakefield - (07) 378 4165
Oceania Healthcare
Clinical Manager
Johannes de Loyola - (07) 378 4165
Sophia Bathe - (07) 378 4165
Village Co-ordinator
Evelyn White - (021) 532 818
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To be the provider of choice for senior New Zealanders of care and lifestyle options in a way that meets and exceeds the expectations of our residents, staff and stakeholders.

Respect - everyone matters
Excellence - quality in everything we do
Passion - believe that we make a difference
Deliver - we will do what we say

We provide excellent contemporary care that reflects our residents' individuality and their right to choice, respect and dignity. We provide a positive and welcoming environment in which our residents are encouraged and supported to improve their quality of life.

- A purpose build care home
- Hospital care when needed
- Specialist dementia care
- Friendly, helpful staff
- Activities and fun
- Delicious meals
- Refreshments and social occasions
- Safety and security
- Visits from friends and family
- Respite and convalescent care
- Family orientated facility and staff
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 15 May 2020
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: 15 May 2020
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse All Yes We always have a registered nurse available on site, working in the Hospital wing.
Nurse Practitioner Negotiable
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.
Activities Co-ordinator 35 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
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have our own chaplain Shirley at Wharerangi.
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 15 May 2020
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: 15 May 2020
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: 15 May 2020
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite 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
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
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted No Outdoor smoking area
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 15 May 2020
Special Features
Special Features
Award winning chef - 2018 NZACA Bidfood Excellence in Food Award for Care Homes and Hospital
Updated: 15 May 2020
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: 15 May 2020
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please refer to management for details on fees and subsidies available.
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: 15 May 2020
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Indonesian Yes
Interpreter Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Tokelauan Yes
Other Information Yes There are interpreters in the area who will assist us if needed, most launguages are covered.
Updated: 15 May 2020
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: 15 May 2020
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: 15 May 2020
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
CareerForce Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 15 May 2020

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