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Dementia Care (Secure)
163 Hibiscus Coast Highway
Orewa Red Beach
(prev. Orewa Secure Care)
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163 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa
09 421 1428
09 421 1728
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Sean Milne
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SOLEMAR (previously known as Orewa Secure Care) is a privately owned and operated aged care home located in a peaceful, pleasant haven on Hibiscus Coast Highway in Orewa. We overlook Red Beach, with a panoramic view of the sea.

With just 29 beds, Solemar is a boutique residence offering individual, personalised care from rest home level and respite care, through hospital and secure dementia facilities.

Bedrooms are large, sunny and well ventilated, all with ranch sliders facing the decks with those wonderful coastline views. Living areas are well equipped including wide screen smart TV & audio facilities as music is a popular activity with most of our residents.

There are no more than 14 in care in our hospital wing at one time, and 15 in the dementia unit. Our staff are professionally trained and understand the special needs of residents with age-related illnesses and dementia. Our GP is onsite weekly.

Under new owners, Solemar is being fully refurbished to create a more homely, comfortable and stimulating environment.

Our cook caters to individual dietary needs and our staffing levels enable a registered nurse to be on duty at all times. In addition to the services of a fulltime Activities Coordinator, Solemar residents enjoy regular visits by a physiotherapist, podiatrist, and hairdresser.

Solemar has District Health Board contracts for Rest Home, Dementia Care, Hospital Care and Long Term Support – Chronic Health Conditions.

Solemar is handy to Orewa town centre amenities and only 15 minutes from Albany and Auckland’s North Shore. We provide regular outing and shopping trips for our residents, who also enjoy occasional visits by entertainers.

Our Facility Manager and Clinical Manager are available at all times for anything you may wish to discuss.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 25 Jan 2018
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 15
Vacancy Yes
Privately owned and operated, under new management, with excellent medical team. Fully renovated rooms
Impending vacancy Yes - 6
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 22 Jun 2018
SOLEMAR was our first choice; it has everything we required , caring professional staff and a great atmosphere. Our very first impression was “this feels just like home”. The kindness and caring shown to all your residents is an inspiration, we can not speak too highly of it.’ - New residents family

‘Of all the care facilities we inspected SOLEMAR stood out as far as we were all concerned. All your staff have gone out of their way to make the whole family feel welcome which has been very much appreciated. Congratulations on having such a delightful home and such wonderful caring staff’ - new admission

To all the fantastic staff at SOLEMAR. Thankyou for making everything as happy as possible for my mum. I really appreciate everything you do for her. -

On behalf of the family I would like to thank you and your staff for being so caring to June. The friendly personal environment you provided was special to us and so well supported with your compassionate staff. June was treated with dignity and kindness by them all as if she was their mother. We found the staff to have a wonderful sense of humor and warm relationships with all the residents.

Once again thank you for the caring of June in the professional manner you did and will remember with fondness the time she had with you all

Just felt I had to let you know how we as a family are so pleased with the care mum is getting. Every one of your team treats each and every patient with the utmost respect and dignity mixed with such warm caring loving natures. It was a wonderful moment watching mum feed another resident her dinner and desert. The pair of them chatting away talking about god knows what. What a character. I left smiling from ear to ear. Haven't felt this happy in a long long time. If there was ever a home away from home, mum has found it. What more could we ever ask for. Thanks again.

Updated: 25 Jan 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner Yes As needed
Registered Nurse Yes 24 hours per day.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Full time
Physiotherapist Yes
Own Social Worker Negotiable As requested
Diversional Therapist Yes As needed
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Full time
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes as needed
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable
Other Personnel Negotiable
Updated: 25 Jan 2018
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
Stomal Therapist Yes as needed
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Spinal Injuries Yes
Specialised Dementia Care Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Urology Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Other Nursing Specialities Yes
Psychologist Yes as required
Psychiatrist Yes as required
Other Post Graduate Specialities Yes available at request
Updated: 19 Apr 2018
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 Yes available
Subsidised Yes All subsidies accepted, WINZ< MOH< DHB<ACC
Private Paying Yes Yes private care available
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 25 Jan 2018
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
Ensuite Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Cat
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes As needed
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes 2 Lounges and Deck
Outings Yes
Rural Setting No Sea view
Smokers Room No
Smoking Permitted Yes In designated area
Semi-Secure Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 25 Jan 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Our most special features are: our staff, our size and our location. We provide quality and homely environment.
Updated: 25 Jan 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Art, Big print books, Bingo, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Care and Craft, Cards, , Church, Children, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Electric beds, Entertainers, Entertainment, Flower arranging, Exercises, Games, Garden, Gardening, Indoor Games, Minibus, Music, Movies, Newspaper reading, Pianist, Reading, Shopping, Vegetarian, Activity programme
Updated: 25 Jan 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals Cook has over 15 years experience and has implemented a gourmet menu. She will cook to your requirements and fancies.
Staffing Details Staff are all fully trained in their field. Qualified Registered Nurses in 24 hours per day.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Podiatry, Specialists, Hairdressing
Updated: 25 Jan 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Chinese Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Filipino Yes
French Yes
German Yes
Hindi Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Portugesse Yes
Thai Yes
Updated: 25 Jan 2018
Public Transport 0.50 km Accross the road is the bus stop.
Shops 0.50 km Accross the road: a dairy, liquor, fruit and vegetables stores, restaurant.
Mall 1.00 km Silverdale and Orewa town centre
Parks 0.50 km Golf Course and Beach
Library 1.00 km Orewa town centre
Updated: 25 Jan 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Care Association New Zealand Yes
CareerForce Yes
Care Association New Zealand CareerForce
Updated: 25 Jan 2018