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Kandahar Home / Kandahar Court
8 Roberts Road / 2 Colombo Road
Masterton 5810
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PO Box 298
Masterton 5840
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Peter Newman - (06) 370 0447
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Enliven’s Kandahar Home is homely and welcoming; residents enjoy the engaging atmosphere and spacious grounds. Situated in the Masterton suburb of Lansdowne, this character home is close to town yet has a relaxing semi-rural outlook.

While Kandahar Home is able to support people with memory loss and early dementia symptoms, our sister site, Kandahar Court, offers specialist dementia care in a secure environment.

Enliven’s Kandahar Court has spark. This home is more than bricks and mortar; it’s a place of connection, compassion and understanding. We understand the experience of dementia can be distressing. At Kandahar Court staff are specially trained in supporting people with dementia and their family and friends.

Kandahar Home and Court, like all Enliven Central homes, embraces an elder directed model of care called the Eden Alternative.

This means we work to ensure the elders of Kandahar Home and Court have companionship, variety and spontaneity, fun, meaningful activity and purpose in their lives. It ensures that elders are involved in decisions that relate to both their personal well being and what happens at their home.

Here, residents are supported to maintain their independence and routines, and to continue with hobbies, interests and passions, in a way that’s right for the individual.

Our staff are not only highly trained, they’re also friendly, caring and embrace our elder-directed philosophy of care. Our nurses are on-duty 24-hours-a-day and the doctor also visits regularly. We are in regular contact with residents to ensure all clinical needs are met.

Enliven’s Kandahar Home and Court offer rest home, dementia and hospital level care services, as well as short term respite, health recovery care and an engaging day programme. At Kandahar Court we offer a range of dementia services, including specialist residential dementia care, short-term respite, a day guest programme and advice and support for families and friends.

As an Enliven home we’re proud to be more than just ‘family friendly’. At Kandahar Home and Court, your family is part of our family. After all, family, friends and the community play a big part in life here.

At Kandahar Home and Court, you’ll find there are no set visiting times; you can invite your grandchildren, family and friends to visit at any time. Plus we have a great toy box and games to keep the little ones entertained!

You may like to invite family or friends to join in the special events and social outings organised by Kandahar Home and Court. And of course, family and friends are always welcome to join you for a meal.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 3 May 2017
There are many reasons why people enjoy living at Enliven’s Kandahar Home. We asked some of the residents that live there what they like the most about their home.

“It’s wonderful here. There’s no pressure; it has a relaxed atmosphere right through and the staff are wonderful. Everything is taken care of.” – Glennys.

“This place is so homely - it doesn’t remind me of a rest home, and the staff are what makes it home here.” – Laurie.

“At Kandahar all my medical needs are taken care of and they don’t make me feel like a patient.” – Keith.

“There are activities happening every day and I’ve made a lot of friends – there are some real characters living here.” – Kath.

“There’s always someone to talk to so I never get lonely. I’ve got people around me all the time if I want, but I can be by myself when I want as well.” – Barbara.

“Kandahar is in town but it’s a rural area. I can still see the horses in the paddock next door when I look out my window. It’s home here.” – Hazel.
Updated: 20 Jul 2016
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes Registered Nurse on duty 24/7
Enrolled Nurse Yes Enrolled Nurse on duty morning and afternoon shifts
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes We have a hairdressing salon and have more than one hairdresser who visit regularly so providing a choice for residents
Podiatrist Yes Visits regularly
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Where required, providing spiritual support to residents and relatives at times of need
Updated: 19 Jul 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 19 Jul 2016
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
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 19 Jul 2016
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes The rooms can be furnished, but residents are invited to make the space their own. You can bring along your own familiar furniture and furnishings. Many residents bring along photos, artwork, ornaments, furniture and bed covers.
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple No We welcome couples at Kandahar Home and Court, talk to us about the options available.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Some pets belong to the home and residents have chosen to look after them. Other pets have moved in with their owners.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We understand that pets are part of the family too. Talk to us about your pet moving into the home with you – pets are usually welcomed with open arms as long as they get on with other people and animals.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Available at resident's cost
Lounges/seating areas Yes Residents enjoy the community feel, shared lounges, entertaining areas and gardens/courtyards.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes Usually at least two outings per week in our wheelchair friendly mini bus
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes Close to town but set in well manicured grounds with animals in our paddocks over the fences
Smokers Room Yes In the main rest home
Smoking Permitted Yes
Updated: 19 Jul 2016
Special Features
Special Features
Eden Alternative- a philosophy of care

We have adopted the Eden Alternative at Kandahar, which means we work to create vibrant living and work environments for our residents. We encourage residents to maintain their own routines and continue with hobbies and interests. Residents' pets, the presence of children, plenty of plants and gardens and a high level of local community involvement is a part of our Homes' everyday life.
Updated: 19 Jul 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
A highlight for many residents is the social life and companionship at Kandahar Home and Court. As well as enjoying the company of others at a similar stage of life, Kandahar Home and Court residents get involved in organising daily happenings and special events – making the most of the varied social calendar.

We have a wide range of interest groups. Regular activities and events include sight-seeing trips, guest entertainers, craft, themed parties and gardening.

Activity and interest groups and programmes are tailored to the interests of residents. This may include: Activity programme, Alzheimer's Society, Aromatherapy, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Classical Music, Cooking, Concerts, Craft, Dancing, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Golden Oldies, Greypower, Happy Hour, Holidays, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Lotto, Mah Jong, Massage, Men, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parties, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Reflexology, Rotary, RSA, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Videos, Views
Updated: 19 Jul 2016
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Details about meals Each day we provide our residents their breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snacks. We’ll make sure you always have plenty of delicious food to enjoy. Our menus are co-designed by a dietician and chef to ensure there is plenty of diversity and that your meals are nutritious and satisfying, made right on-site. We encourage you to enjoy your meals in the dining room with your friends. Morning and afternoon tea is served around the home and snacks and fruit are always available in the dining room or kitchenettes.
Updated: 22 Jul 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Interpreter No Can be arranged if required
Updated: 19 Jul 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
(Other comments) Yes Kandahar welcomes people of all religious backgrounds and in addition to services within the home (usually a different denomination each week) assists residents in making their own arrangements for worship. We also have our own Chaplain
Updated: 19 Jul 2016
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km Town bus stops at gate
Shops 1.00 Km Less than 1km
Parks 1.00 Km Less than 1km
Updated: 19 Jul 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Spark of Life Yes
The Eden Alternative Yes Kandahar Home and Court have adopted the Eden Alternative. Working to create vibrant living for our residents. Pets, the presence of children, plenty of plants and gardens and a high level of local community involvement is a part of our everyday life.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 11 Jan 2017

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