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Kimihia Home & Hospital
Dementia Care (Secure)
76 Rosser St
(07) 828 9396
(07) 828 7319
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Fiona Morgan
The North Waikato Care of the Aged Trust Board Inc
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To provide "the best home away from home", for older people needing care

Twenty four hour Registered Nurse coverage, trained Caregivers and full professional services to cater for all your needs.

Our award winning gardens provide a relaxing environment, and our home cooked meals are served with a smile!

Enjoy the activities and outings or simply relax and unwind in our spa pool, lounge, or the privacy of your own room.

Family and friends are always welcome to visit and share in planning and implementing care for their loved ones.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 25 Jan 2017
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 12
Vacancy Yes
12 Dementia Beds
Impending vacancy Yes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 21 Jun 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 336 Yes We offer a comprehensive service with a hospital on site which has Registered Nurse coverage 24/7. We currently have 10 nurses on our team and we have 2 on duty every day.
Enrolled Nurse 8 Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 1344 Yes
Physiotherapist 8 Negotiable Nicola from North Waikato Physio is contracted to provide services to our residents and routinely visits twice a week, or more often if needed.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable We contract services in if necessary
Diversional Therapist 80 Yes Karon, Anne and Dorothy run a comprehensive programme. They work to a monthly plan that includes shopping outings, mystery trips, indoor bowls, walking groups and lots of parties for our residents.
Hairdresser 16 Yes Carol visits Kimihia once a week, or more often if required and provides hairdressing services in our refurbished hair salon.
Podiatrist Yes Tracey from Pukekohe Podiatry visits every six weeks - additional charges apply.
Dietitian Yes In the philosophy of 'home away from home' we seek to provide 'Nana's home cooked meals'. Sausages and mash. Meat and three veg. You know, just like at home? Our menu is dietitian approved.
Accredited Visitors Yes We have many volunteers from various organisations who regularly visit our residents.
Kaumatua Negotiable Huntly is situated in the heart of the Waikato and has close links with Waikato Tainui. We are able to
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Sharon Mackay visits our residents and staff twice a week and more frequently when requested. On Sunday's, Sharon conducts a religious service in our Chapel.
Updated: 8 Feb 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care Contract Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Although we don't have a 'specialist' gastronomy nurse, we have extensive experience in peg feeding and naso-gastric management
Oxygen Management Yes We have oxygen and nebulising equipment and expertise on site
Surgical Followup Yes Convalescent Care available if approved by the DHB
Wound Care Yes Our team is skilled and experienced in wound care, and attend regular training to keep up to date with latest trends in wound care management
Diabetic Care Yes We have considerable experience dealing with diabetes and liaise closely with the diabetic care team at the DHB
Continence Advisor Yes We have a comprehensive continence management program in place
Infection Control Yes We have strict infection control protocols, and you'll find that our facility smells great
Stomal Therapist Yes Over the years we have gained considerable experience in managing stomas
Psychiatric Care Yes Our team is supported by services from the DHB Mental Health team
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes With the aid our contracted physiotherapist and occupational therapist, we can assist with stroke rehabilitation
Dialysis Yes
Specialised Dementia Care Yes Our newly opened facility offers the latest in innovative Dementia Care, assisting people with memory loss find their way around, and helping them to "enjoy the moment"
Gerontological Care Yes Heidi and her team have years of gerontology experience between them
Clinical Manager Yes Heidi has over twenty years experience in the Special Assignment Team at Middlemore Hospital and has been with us since 2004, initially part-time and as Clinical Manager since November 2005
Psychologist Yes Where required, we liaise closely with the DHB team
Psychiatrist Yes We work closely with the psycho-geriatricians from the DHB
Updated: 3 Nov 2014
Day Care Yes Not ready to leave your own home permanently yet? No worries. Retain your independence, and join us for Day Care. We collect and deliver within the Huntly area, and you can enjoy the activities and outings with us.
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes Subject to availability, there are two adjoinging rooms which may suit a couple
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Chairs must be covered in Kimihia fabric at Resident's cost. We encourage residents to personalise their rooms with photos and personal items
Alcohol Permitted No Alcohol is kept secured for the resident and supplied as required
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes By negotiation, at Resident's own cost
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We have comprehensive policies and procedures in place
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas No Specialised stain and moisture resistant seating. Lovely open plan lounge and dining area with a state of the art sound system that can be controlled to provide maximum ambience for the residents
Outings Yes If it's happening - we're there!
Rural Setting Yes Kimihia is situated in the Waikato, just an hours drive from Auckland, and half an hour from Hamilton. Enjoy the peace and quiet of country living
Smoking Permitted No Outside building only
Sprinklers Yes Fully compliant, brigade connected system
Updated: 2 Apr 2009
Special Features
Special Features
Our dementia service offers innovative methods of assisting residents to find their way around and encourage them towards living spaces and entertainment areas. This is achieved with Trompe-l'œil painted features on the walls that help identify unique spaces and rooms.

We have a magnificent sensory garden which was funded and developed by our local Lions Club. It features a rustic dry river bed with a genuine wagon wheel. There are lovely little "memory zones" which contain fragrant lavender and gardenias; water features that can safely be seen, heard and touched; and a delightful bridge that can be safely traversed. The plantings encourage birds and butterflies and there are sturdy seats to sit and experience the garden!
Updated: 2 Apr 2009
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Individualised activity programs. Regular outings.

Care and Crafts. Spas, cooking, massage, walking, exercise, RSA, Stroke Club. Housie and bingo, bowls, monthly birthday party. Alzheimers group
Updated: 2 Apr 2009
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals Full catering facilities, variety of meals, Special occasions (BBQ, Birthdays and Mid-Winter Christmas)
Staffing Details Twenty four hour Registered Nurse coverage, and a carer on duty 24/7
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please contact management for a list of costs
Updated: 2 Apr 2009
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans Yes
English Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Updated: 2 Apr 2009
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes Services on site in the chapel
Baptist Yes Services on site in the chapel
Christian Yes
Methodist Yes Services on site in the chapel
Presbyterian Yes Services on site in the chapel
Roman Catholic Yes Mass at the bedside
Updated: 2 Apr 2009
Shops 2.00 km
Parks 1.00 km
Library 2.00 km
Updated: 2 Apr 2009
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? No We offer rented accommodation only for independent living units - please apply direct to the home if you wish to be placed on the waiting list
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village?
Updated: 2 Apr 2009