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Kingswood Rest Home Matamata
Dementia Care (Secure)
175 Firth Street
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175 Firth Street Matamata 3400
(07) 888 7418
(07) 880 9330
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Tonya Holroyd - 07 888 7418
Kingswood Healthcare Matamata Ltd
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Providing dignified care for the Elderly.


Kingswood Rest Homes are comfortable, compassionate and friendly homes for Residents and those who provide their care. We will provide:

A caring, home-like environment where the Older Person can live with the dignity, honour and respect they deserve as senior members of our community;

Safe havens for our Residents, responding to their changing needs and continually measuring and improving the quality of our services to them;

Support at all times by qualified staff that will provide the highest level of ongoing individualised care appropriate to the needs of each and every Resident;

Support and treatment for alleviation of pain and suffering;

Full and understandable explanations of individual treatment, medication and progress;

Access to doctors, counsellors and other health-care professionals whenever needed;

Individual recognition and respect for the privacy of the Residents and their personal possessions;

Encouragement of a feeling of personal security;

The encouragement and opportunity for each Resident to follow their own religious and cultural beliefs;

Individual recognition and respect for the privacy of the Residents and their personal possessions;

Stimulating contact with people of all ages and the opportunity to be involved in therapeutic and challenging activities within the home and / or community;

Through the “Spark of Life” Philosophy we will re-ignite the human spirit, boost self-esteem and bring joy to life in our Residents, ensuring that the Kingswood Rest Homes are a place where the staff love working, the Residents love living and their families and friends love visiting.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 9 Mar 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 25
Vacancy Yes
You are welcome to visit at any time to experience the happy home-like, loving environment our Residents enjoy. We'd be happy to show you around at any time.
Respite beds available.
Impending vacancy Yes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 20 Jun 2018
We keep a book of the many cards and letters of appreciation and thanks we have received from families of our Residents.

You are welcome to read these or request phone numbers of families to contact regarding information about the quality of care provided at Kingswood Rest Home.
Updated: 28 Nov 2011
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner Yes A Nurse Practitioner provides all Residents at Kingswood Rest Home with their Wellness checks and liaises with the residents' General Practitioners.
Registered Nurse Yes A Registered Nurse is on duty or on call at all times.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes All of our Staff undertake specialised industry- specific training in caring for people with dementia. Through the "Spark of Life" approach we will aim to re-ignite the spark of life In our residents.
Physiotherapist Negotiable If the residents or their families request the services of a Physiotherapist, we will arrange this for them.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable If the residents or their families request the services of a Occupational Therapist, we will arrange this for them.
Own Social Worker Negotiable If the residents or their families request the services of a Social Worker, we will arrange this for them.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our Activities Coordinator practices the "Spark of Life" philosophy to ensure residents remain stimulated and active. She is also responsible for weekly trips to places of interest and many daily activities.
Hairdresser Yes Local hairdressers visit regularly for hair cuts and ladies may also have their hair set or permed as required.
Podiatrist Yes A podiatrist visits every 6 to 8 weeks.
Dietitian No Our menus are created by using WDHB guidelines and all meals are cooked on the premises by an experienced cook. Our menus and kitchens are audited regularly by a registered dietitian.
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 20 Jun 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Specialised Dementia Care Yes All staff are trained in the specialised care of people with Dementia.
Urology Yes
Updated: 9 Mar 2013
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes But is subject to availability of beds.
Updated: 20 Jun 2017
Day Care Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Shared) Yes Our shared rooms are equipped to provide privacy for both residents when required.
Male residents only No Shared rooms are gender-specific, with only same gender sharing.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes To make the Residents' bedrooms feel more like home, Residents are welcome to bring a few items like small pieces of furniture and ornaments.
Alcohol Permitted Yes With supervision, a pre-dinner drink is often enjoyed by our Residents.
Pets In Residence Yes We have two resident cats which are much loved by our Residents.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Every room has thermostatically controlled heating.
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Our qualified staff are specially trained in the management of challenging behaviour and in the Spark of Life philosophy which is designed to provide stimulation and brain excercises for our Residents in a fun, playful way.
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Our large lounge is divided into three sections, depending on what activities the Residents wish to participate in. A large TV, DVD/CD player and tape deck for movies and music, as well as a piano, an activities area and a quiet corner.
Outings Yes Minibus outings to various places of interest once or twice a week, weather permitting.
Smoking Permitted No Kingswood Rest Home is a smoke free facility.
Semi-Secure Yes Kingswood Rest Home is a Stage 3, Secure facility.
Sprinklers Yes We are fully compliant with Fire Regulations and have smoke detectors and sprinklers.
Audit report available Yes Our next Certification Audit will take place in 2015.
Updated: 9 Mar 2013
Special Features
Special Features
Kingswood Rest Home is a single storey residence set in lovely, peaceful grounds.

It is important for people with dementia to be able to wander around the gardens and we encourage residents to tend a small vegetable garden.

Residents often help to rake the leaves and love to relax under one of the shade trees in our garden. We often have a BBQ and allow family and friends to join us in the garden for an afternoon or early summer evening tea.
Updated: 20 Jun 2017
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Kingswood Rest Home has a wide range of activities available to our Residents every day, some of which are:

Bowls and Croquet


Exercise to Music


Walks and Dancing

Arts and Crafts

Minibus Outings

Ceramics and Woodwork

Reading and Mental Stimulation

Gardening and Garden Art

Music Therapy

Videos / DVD’s

Mini Golf

Board Games

Quizzes and Card Games
Updated: 24 Feb 2012
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals Meals are home cooked, tasty and nutritious, freshly prepared by staff trained in food preparation and safe handling. We employ the services of a dietitian to audit the menus regularly. Residents' individual preferences are taken into consideration.
Staffing Details People with Dementia need to be in the care of specially trained staff who understand their needs and can provide calm, friendly, quality care. Residents are treated with respect and dignity at all times. All the staff at Kingswood Rest Home undertake ongoing education and specialist training in the care of people with Dementia.
Associated Complexes Kingswood Rest Home in Matamata and Kingswood Rest Home in Morrinsville work hand in hand to provide a high level of care to members of the communities.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Information on fees is available on request.
Updated: 20 Jun 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Hindi Yes
Kannada Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Tamil Yes
Telugu Yes
Updated: 20 Jun 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes Arrangements can be made with local spiritual and religious leaders to accommodate any resident.
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
Updated: 9 Mar 2013
Shops 1.00 km
Parks 0.75 km Centennial Drive, Swap Park,
Library 1.00 km
Updated: 1 Dec 2011
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Spark of Life Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 9 Oct 2014