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Kerikeri Retirement Village
Dementia Care (Secure)
Ruatara Drive
(09) 407 0070
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Jan Bennenbroek - 09 929 5834
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It’s never easy when someone in your family has dementia and caring for them inevitably becomes a full time job.

Our specialist Dementia Unit is designed to stimulate their minds and help them live with dignity in a safe, caring environment.

The open plan lounge and dining room has a lovely home like feeling which opens onto a secure outdoor dining area and garden. This allows our residents the freedom to enjoy being outdoors when the mood suits without the risk of them wandering off.

We are accredited practitioners of the ‘Spark of Life Programme’ which is based on international research and development. The programme is proven to help tap into the memory of those with Dementia and to improve their self-esteem and confidence.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 9 Dec 2015
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 15
Vacancy No
Availability is subject to change, please phone reception to confirm current availability.
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 25 Jun 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes 24 hour Registered Nursing care
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes 3 days a week
Occupational Therapist No 2 days a week
Diversional Therapist Yes Daily services provided by three Therapists.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes 24 hours a week in our Social Centre
Hairdresser Yes Local Hairdresser on site 5 days a week
Podiatrist Yes Visits our complex every 3 weeks
Dietitian Yes Employed as necessary
Accredited Visitors Yes Accredited dog visits St John volunteers Village Volunteers
Kaumatua Yes On request
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Visits regularly
Updated: 27 Nov 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Specialised Dementia Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Updated: 29 Apr 2008
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes See our website for details.
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have an aviary.
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Rural Setting Yes Village is set on 10 acres of fully landscaped grounds.
Smokers Room No Designated smoker's area available outside.
Semi-Secure Yes Residents may roam within the Dementia Wing and secure outdoor area but can only leave when they are accompanied by someone with an electronic pass to activate the exits.
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 9 Dec 2015
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme - Daily programme organised by our Diversional Therapists including art, music, games, outings, craft, exercise and entertainment. Weekly programme in our Social Centre also open to the wider community - transport provided.

Bowls - We have a raised indoor bowling facility that is very popular.

Cards - Card groups meet regularly in our Social Centre or Herb Murray Room.

Chapel - A serene purpose-built chapel for inter-denominational services widely used for worship and local funerals. This asset was kindly donated by a former resident.

Exercises - Low impact exercise classes every Monday in the Social Centre; Tai Chi as part of the ACC sponsored national Fall Prevention Programme.

Happy Hour - every Friday afternoon in the Robinson lounge.

Outings - our bus takes Residents on weekly outings to Paihia and other beautiful Bay of Islands locations.

Stroke Group - meets fortnightly.
Updated: 9 Dec 2015
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals The meals are designed to provide the Residents with an interesting nutritionally balanced diet, which has the written approval of a Registered Dietitian.
Staffing Details There are two Caregivers in the Unit during the day until 9pm. There is one Caregiver with RN backup on duty through the night.
Associated Complexes Associated with the Dementia Care Unit are the following: Total Care Unit (Hospital), Rest Home, Hospice, Social Centre, Chapel, Wendywood Studio Apartments and Cottages.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include The fee for a standard room is $1797.28 inc GST per week. The base fee payable by the resident is $879.20 inc GST per week.The funding authority pays the remainder. There is an additional charge of $1 per day to cover personal toiletries and podiatry. Subsidised Residents must be assessed by the needs assessment service.
Updated: 9 Dec 2015
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Updated: 29 Apr 2008
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Inter denominational Yes
Updated: 29 Apr 2008
Public Transport 0.00 km
Shops 0.00 km Within easy walking distance
Mall 0.00 km
Parks 1.00 km Historic Stone Store Reserve
Library   Procter Library opened 2004
Updated: 29 Apr 2008
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Spark of Life Yes
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme 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: 9 Dec 2015