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Athenree Lifecare
Dementia Care (Secure environment)
7 Marina Way
Athenree RD 1
BOP/Coromandel Peninsula 3177
Bay of Plenty
(07) 863 4169
(07) 863 5893
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Sue Prendergast - (07) 863 4169
Steven & Hazel Wallace - (07) 863 4169
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Athenree Lifecare is a family owned rest home, hospital and dementia care facility that provides 24 hour care for those who can no longer manage safely on their own.

We also provide respite care, palliative care, an activities based day care programme and a soon to be introduced dementia night care programme that caters for families with a member suffering from Alzheimer's or other associated conditions.

5 minutes off SHW2 between Katikati and Waihi, our unique location positions us between the BOP and Waikato/Coromandel Peninsula regions.

Situated on the waters edge of the Shelly Bay Estuary, our residents have stunning views of the water, native flora and fauna. Our recently extended and revamped purpose built dementia garden is also very popular with residents and visitors.

Healthy, nutritious meals approved by a dietitian are prepared by our very experienced cook Sue, and residents feedback is sought daily from Sue and her kitchen staff.

A full activities programme that changes weekly is organised by our Activities Coordinator Nicola. A very popular activity includes visits to the Athenree Hot Springs Thermal Mineral Pools; which is immensely satisfying for our residents. Visiting family and friends are encouraged to participate in all activities.

We welcome your enquiries and look forward to seeing you soon :)
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 20 Sep 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care14
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 28 Apr 2017
Mum has received really good care in the six years she has been with you.

My Aunty is as happy as she can be and seems very content in your care. You do a wonderful job, many thanks.

Thank you for the beautiful compassion my loved one receives from such loving people. They feel secure and cared for. I give praise and thanks for making my loved one feel so happy and contented within his surroundings and the lovely team of people who care for him.

The caregivers are so caring an loving to all of the patients.
Updated: 20 Sep 2016
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes available 24hrs a day
Enrolled Nurse Yes We have 1 EN on staff
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have a caring team of caregivers who attend ACE dementia training.
Physiotherapist Negotiable We can access physiotherapists through Waihi Beach Physiotherapist
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We have a qualified activities co-ordinator
Hairdresser Yes We have a hairdresser that makes regular visits as required.
Podiatrist Yes podiatrist visits 6 weekly and as required
Dietitian Yes dietician reviewed menus and available as required
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Regular services are held in the home.
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 11 Apr 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care Contract Yes We provide Palliative Care and work with Waipuna hospice and other services.
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes We provide Palliative Care and work with Waipuna hospice and other services. Our nurse have specific training in end of life care.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes We are able to support clients requiring PEG, NG and alternate nutritional and hydration needs. We have RNs on duty 24/7 and a our Facility manager who is an experienced RN.
Oxygen Management Yes We have oxygen and oxygen concentrators as required.
Wound Care Yes We have a dedicated Tissue viability & wound care RN All RNs and care staff receive training on wound care.
Diabetic Care Yes We cater to any special dietary requirements and are able to manage and support Non insulin and Insulin dependant diabetics.
Continence Advisor Yes We are very experienced in assessing and managing continence and related issues. Our GP provides the medical review in this area.
Infection Control Yes Our registered nurse is our infection control officer.
Stomal Therapist Yes AS required, our local district nurse is a stoma therapist.
Psychiatric Care Yes We have monthly visits from the MSHOP Psychiatrist and a resident can be referred in consultation with the family. We work closely with Tauranga MHSOP team and our staff are trained and qualified in dementia care
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Working in consultation with stroke specialists at Tauranga Hospital.
Tracheotomy Care Yes All RNs have experience of caring for tracheotomy and specialized advice can be sought from TPH as required.
Specialised Dementia Care Yes We have trained and qualified staff and access to mental health services for the older person We have a 14 bed secure dementia unit.
Gerontological Care Yes We are an aged care service provider and have contracts with the MOH to provide care and services for people with disabilities and for the older adult.
Clinical Manager No This service is provided by our senior nurses, under the guidance of the Facility Manager.
Other Nursing Specialities Yes Each of our RNs has a specialized role within the home and takes a lead in our areas of quality, infection control, wound management, restraint minimization, health and safety and our Facility manager has 30 years clinical nursing experience.
Psychiatrist Yes We partner with the psychiatrist from mental health Services for the Older People (MHSOP) who visits monthly and is available for urgent reviews.
Other Post Graduate Specialities Yes All our RNs are supported to attend post graduate study and development.
Updated: 6 Sep 2016
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes
Advance bookings taken No Enquires are welcomed about advanced bookings
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 18 Jan 2014
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We have a contract with the District Health Board (DHB) to provide care for people under the age of 65
Day Care Yes We offer day stays to people requiring resthome, hospital and dementia level care.
Palliative Care Contract Yes Our staff are experienced in Palliative care and receive regular training and updates. We are closely supported by Waipuna hospice. All our RNs receive syringe driver training and updates. Our team are caring and sensitive to the needs of others.
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
Ensuite Yes WE can provide a small number of rooms with ensuites.
Female residents only No We care for both male and female residents
Male residents only No We care for both male and female residents
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have 2 cats.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes In negotiation with Athenree Resthome and Hospital it is possible to bring your own pets.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Can be arranged.
Wifi Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes We have Maori staff, residents and access to Kaupapa as required.
Residents Committee Yes We have monthly residents meetings.
Newsletter Yes Every 2 months.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Can be requested.
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes There is a weekly shopping trip into Katikati, our activities co-ordinator takes regular outings around the local area. Also have regular trips to the Waihi Beach RSA for lunch.
Rural Setting Yes
Smokers Room No We have smoking areas outside.
Smoking Permitted Yes
Semi-Secure Yes The whole facility is fenced.
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 15 Jul 2016
Special Features
Athenree Resthome is unique as it is a family operated and owned home. Sitting of 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 secure stage three is currently open and has been operating now for the last couple of years sucessfully.

The services shown on this page will be provided in this part of the complex and will be consistent with our rest home and hospital services.
Updated: 18 Jan 2014
Interests & Activities
We have an activity program that changes weekly and is designed by our activities co-ordinator and over seen by a diversional therapist. This program is geared to meet the need of the individual.

Everybody is given information in their welcome pack to include how to acess a patient's advocate, and how they can complain.

We are able to access the Alzheimer's Society for anybody that is interested or looking for a support group.

Anybody interested in doing art, would be able to be helped by our activities co=ordinator.

We have regular BBQ's through the summer months.

We have some big print books within the home and would be able to access more from the local libraries.

We are able to acess the blind foundation for anybody requiring this service.

Board games are on offer through our activity program.

We can play bowls within the home and occasionaly go to other homes for inter-resthome bowls competions.

Breakfast in bed is an option that can be offered at Athenree Lif Care.

Canine friends are something that can be negotiated at Athenree Life Care. We have 2 resident cats.

We can organise to go to Care and Craft if this is required

Children are welcome in the home as visitors. We occasionally have talent quests performed by children, or visiting children groups.

We don't have a church attached to our facility but we have a monthly communion service. We endeavour to organise transport to church services for those that wish this.

Concerts - we have had lots of concerts put on by different organisations. Through this coming year we hope to have different groups come in regularly to entertain the residents.

Any one interested in flower arranging is encouraged to help with arranging flowers around the home.

We do have a fax available in the home for anyone wanting to keep in touch with family and friends.

We have a large area outside our home with gardens and grassed areas for people to wander and ponder in.

Athenree Lifecare is connected to the internet so residents can acess emails.

Athenree Lifecare has a van which is used regularly to take residents on outings.

Incorporated into our diversional program is the possibity of going to the movies depending on what the residents want.
Updated: 11 Apr 2017
Additional Information
Details re Meals Our cooks freshly prepare and cook the meals daily and these are served separately to the unit. There is a Kitchenette area within the unit and a large spacious dining area with a choice of tables. Special diets are catered for. Finger food is often provided as a an alternative to ordinary meals depending on the resident we have.
Staffing Details We can have 14 residents in our secure unit and through the day their are two staff on.
Updated: 15 Jul 2016
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes Can be arranged
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Nepali Yes
Spanish Yes
Updated: 11 Apr 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
(Other comments) No ALL denominations are welcome here, including those who follow their own
Updated: 18 Jan 2014
Public Transport   Hospital van used for regular outings and/or specialist medical appointments.
Shops   8 to 60 kilometres-depending on need.
Parks   We are situated on the waterfront, top end of the Tauranga Harbour. We watch the changing of the tides from the lounge/dining room, and the rising of the sun over the inlet. Beautiful.
Library   Own library-access to local libraries as required.
Updated: 18 Jan 2014
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes
Care Association New Zealand Yes
CareerForce Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Care Association New Zealand CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 18 Jan 2014