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Avonlea Rest Home and Hospital - D Wing

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Avonlea Rest Home and Hospital
52 Ward Street
Taumarunui 3920
Postal Address
PO Box 97
Taumarunui 3946
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Anna Looby - 07 896 8131
Avonlea Charitable Trust - 07 896 8131
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MISSION STATEMENT: To provide the highest quality elder care to those requiring a quality of life that incorporates ongoing comfort, care and companionship whilst ensuring individual values and beliefs are respected.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 23 Feb 2012

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 22
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $5.00 -$17.00/day up to $5.00 -$19.00/day as at 20 Mar 2024
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Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire

Updated: 13 Jun 2024

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Physiotherapist Negotiable
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Negotiable
Podiatrist Negotiable
Dietitian Negotiable
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Yes

Updated: 18 Jan 2012

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes
Community Health Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes

Updated: 18 Jan 2012

Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes Available when beds are free. Enquiries welcome.
Subsidised Yes Carer support funding after approval from Disability Support Link.
Private Paying Yes We accept private paying respite.
Booking can be made in advance Yes Bookings can be made ahead of time if beds are available.

Updated: 18 Jan 2012

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes These may be personalised with your favourite furnishings, pictures and ornaments. All rooms have their own television outlet and feature a “call bell system” for 24 hour peace of mind. A full laundry service is available.
Single Rooms Yes At Avonlea you’ll have your own room, which you are encouraged to consider your own home.
Shared Rooms No All rooms are single.
Rooms suitable for a couple No Avonlea has one room that can accommodate a couple.
Ensuite No Avonlea has premium rooms with ensuites as well as a vanity in the bedroom area.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Weekly happy hour. Residents can enjoy a social time with entertainment. Residents are welcome to bring their own alcohol.
Pets In Residence Yes Avonlea has a lovely resident cat.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Animals are most welcome to visit.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Several rooms have phone access. Residents are welcome to arrange to have a phone connected. Avonlea also has several phones available for residents to use.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes Avonlea offers 24 hour palliative care to help alleviate pain and reduce suffering as much as possible, with Hospice trained staff. Caring, compassionate staff give quality time to allow the resident tranquility as life’s journey comes to an end.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Day care needs can be either funded or privately funded. Days and times can be arranged to your preference.
Outings Yes Avonlea's activities department hosts many outings to a variety of destinations both local and further a field.
Whānau Room Yes
Māori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes Published monthly.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes Avonlea boasts a beautiful rural outlook which includes farmland, the Ongarue river and the main trunk line.
Smokers Room No Outside designated smoking area for residents.
Smoking Permitted Yes All buildings smoke free. Smoking permitted outside by residents only.

Updated: 17 Jul 2018

Special Features
Special Features

Avonlea is a 50 bed home administered by a Trust Board that offers you 24 hour Hospital and Residential Care of a very high standard. It is situated in the town in a quiet setting, attractively landscaped gardens with unique and picturesque river views.

Friends and family/whanau are most welcome to join us when celebrating special occasions or may drop in for a visit at any time.


We cater for Hospital level of care (Level 5) and residential level care (level 3 and 4). Funded and non-funded beds are available. All potential residents must have had an assessment prior to admission, but we can help with these arrangements.



We cater for short stays – a day. A week, a fortnight, each person is different and have their own needs and timeframes. We will fit in with whatever is requested.

DAY-CARE Avonlea offers a stimulating and exciting day care programme.

Avonlea offers a home delivery service for nutricious meals or you can purchase frozen meals.
This is a 7 day service.

Updated: 9 Jan 2014

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We provide Recreational Activities, offering a stimulating programme aimed at improving and maintaining independence. There are regular outings and community involvement.

Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Church, Classical Music, Cooking, Electric beds, Entertainment, Exercises, Gardening, Happy Hour, Jigsaw, Newspaper reading, Petanque, Pastoral care, Quizzes, Reading, Videos, Views

Updated: 18 Jan 2012

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please see the manager for details.
Details about meals We pride ourselves in offering home cooked, delicious meals. Appetising, assorted nutritious meals are served with special consideration given for individual likes and dislikes. Residents may choose to have their breakfast in bed if they wish.

Updated: 18 Jan 2012

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes

Updated: 18 Jan 2012

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes Regular services held in the facility.
Baptist Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Jehovah Witness Yes Jehovahs Witneess regularly visit Avonlea.
Non denominational Yes Avonlea cater for all religious beliefs. Interdenominational services are held regularly and ceremonies for specific denominations can be arranged.
Roman Catholic Yes

Updated: 18 Jan 2012

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Other details Yes Certification for 3 years
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)

Updated: 18 Jan 2012

The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.