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Kapiti Retirement Trust - Sevenoaks-Midlands Gardens - The Lodge

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Kapiti Retirement Trust - Sevenoaks-Midlands Gardens
1 Lodge Drive
Paraparaumu Beach
Paraparaumu 5032
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1 Lodge Drive
Paraparaumu Beach
Paraparaumu 5032
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Wendy Huston (CEO) Cynthia Tarrant (Group Manager) - (04) 297 0116 / 0272477322
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Kapiti Retirement Trust is the oldest and largest NFP in the Kapiti Region. It has been operating for more than 60 years. The Lodge the Trust's aged care hospital holds the coveted 4 year MOH Certification & is known for the delivery of individualised, quality care. Profits from the Trust's Retirement Village, Sevenoaks-Midlands Gardens are used to provide additional resources in the Lodge including the provision of staffing ratios which are the envy of many other aged care facilities.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 19 Jun 2020
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 40
Vacancy Soon
Impending vacancy Yes
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $15.00/day up to $60.00/day as at 28 May 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Yes
Updated: 29 May 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist 4 Yes A Physiotherapist is also available for consultation as required.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes The Lifestyle and Leisure team develop a monthly activities programme. This includes one-on-one activities with residents, utilising the many interests and availability of a large number of volunteers.
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Negotiable
Accredited Visitors Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Yes The Trust is fortunate to have a team of more than 80 volunteers from the community who come in and spend time with residents.
Updated: 19 Jun 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 19 Jun 2020
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 The Lodge at Sevenoaks also has a specialist 24/7 respite wing, Matai Wing. Available to those who have a respite allocation or private pay. Clients come from throughout Wellington Region and beyond. Modern environment with individualised rooms & gardens
Carer Support Yes Also on site at Sevenoaks is the Nikau Club. This boutique day respite unit accommodates up to 15 members daily with a hot two-course meal served at midday. It operates Mon-Friday and the daily programme is customised to meet the interests and abilities of Nikau Club members.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes As well as being used for funded respite care, rooms in the Matai Wing can also be booked for private pay convalescence care following discharge from hospital or after a period of ill-health.
Booking can be made in advance Yes Yes- in the Matai Wing, up to six months in advance. Additionally, if there are vacancies emergency respite care may be available at short notice.
Updated: 19 Jun 2020
Feature Status Details
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite No Some rooms open into bathrooms and the palliative care suite has its own ensuite.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes This can be organised
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Outings Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes There is a series of regular communicaton newsletters to residents and in the case of the continuing care hospital, to families.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Updated: 19 Jun 2020
Special Features
Special Features
The entire Lodge (the continuing care unit, including a 12 bed level 3 dementia wing) has been extended and completely upgraded. All hospital level and short term care rooms have flat screen televisions, customised storage facilities and telephones are available. High speed broadband is available at no cost. Rooms in two wings open into garden areas. A premium charge applies to a number of rooms. This is based on aspect and size of the room.
Updated: 19 Jun 2020
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
The Lodge has a large team of volunteers who work individually with residents to support them in a wide variety of activities. There is a weekly activities programme which is rich in variety. Music plays a strong part in activities on offer.
Updated: 19 Jun 2020
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Updated: 19 Jun 2020
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Updated: 19 Jun 2020
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km Outside main gate, and courtesy bus to Coastlands twice a week.
Shops 1.00 Km Kapiti landing, Paraparaumu Beach. Supermarket 400m from Sevenoaks entrance
Mall 2.00 Km Coastlands
Parks 0.00 Km walkway around private lake in the village and numerous garden retreats on site.
Library 2.00 Km To the Paraparaumu public library. Also library on site with books and puzzles freely available to all residents. The Lifestyle & Leisure Team also operate a magazine trolley library for Lodge residents and take this to the residents' rooms.
Updated: 19 Jun 2020
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Care Association New Zealand Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Care Association New Zealand Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 19 Jun 2020

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