Jump to Content

Masonic Court - Awatea Wing

At a glance
Vacancy
Yes
Name
Masonic Court
Category
Hospital
Address
13 Clausen Street
Takaro
Palmerston North 4412
Postal Address
Same as above
Region
MidCentral
Phone
View Phone Number
Fax
View Fax Number
Mobile
View Mobile Number
Email
View Email Address
Personnel
Manager
Karen Adrian - (06) 358 9399
Owner
Masonic Villages Association Trust
Other services
Photos
gallery image 1
Tap to view all photos 1/9

We have disabled our ‘feedback’ feature. We apologise for any inconvenience. Find out more here: I want to read reviews of rest homes

Visitors as usual (but not if you're unwell or recently returned from overseas)
Masonic Court is an established and well respected aged care facility that has been in Palmerston North since 1972. The facility has grown over the years with support from our community and we are now able to provide 24- hour care for up to 49 rest home and hospital level residents both permanently and short term (respite and intermediate care) and Palliative care.

In 2014 we merged with the Masonic Villages Trust and have become a large provider of exceptional aged care in the lower half of the north island. Each facility is unique and at Masonic Court we offer holistic care that’s all about you, a selection of homely rooms some with private en-suites, 24- hour Registered Nurses on site, passionate staff and engaging lifestyle programs with diverse recreation programs e.g. art, music and animal therapies, resident outings, as well as specialist services e.g. physiotherapy, podiatry with pastoral and chaplaincy services regularly available

With a welcoming, friendly atmosphere, and a place where family and friends are encouraged to visit as often as they choose, spending time with loved ones and making new friends is the spirit of our home. You will feel at home with our friendly, qualified staff and our person-centred model of care while enjoying the rich quality of life that encourages companionship, independence and safety.

Amenities you will value
With over 50 years servicing our community we know exactly what our residents and families value. Whether it’s a cosy armchair in the sunshine, enjoying our regular entertainment, having your hair done, enjoying a relaxing card or board game or a walk outside to enjoy the gardens, we have thought of all the really important things.

Food you will love
Delicious and nutritious food is central to our residents’ enjoyment of life. We bring in fresh, high quality produce and lovingly prepare it in-house for maximum flavour and goodness. With seasonal menus and favourite dishes, our home cooked food is a highlight of living at Masonic Court

Our Staff
Our wonderful staff will inspire you with their dedication and professionalism. You can rest assured that they will look after you with the same care and attention as they would give to their own family member. Some of our devoted clinical staff members have been with Masonic Court more than 10 years!

If you are looking permanent Rest Home or Hospital level care or short-term residential respite care our caring Masonic Court staff are here to help and support you.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
CertificationYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 21 Nov 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 15
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $10.00/day up to $20.00/day as at 03 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 Please enquire
Updated: 29 May 2024
Testimonials
Testimonials
I just want to thank you for the wonderful way your staff have cared for my Mum sice she arrived at Masonic Care. The genuine love and care of yur staff was evident from the moment I arrived to visit Mum recently. From the moment we found your community there, my family have felt so much at home....When talking with some of the staff they spoke that for them it was more of a vocation than a job, that was a great belssing for me to hear. Thank you once ahain for the genuine love you show to our darling mother and to the other residents.

Many thanks for the love and care you showed G over the last few weeks. You are all amazing and the love you show the residents and for you job shines through...

All the family are so thankful and appreciative of the love, kindness, respect and care you gave Mum while she was living at the Masonic. She was always telling us how she felt thoroughly spoilt and fussed over - and she loved it.

I would like to thank you all for the care that my brother Bob received while he was with you. The nurses and care givers were always friendly and helpful to Bob and i know he would also want to mention the whole team there. Great meals from the kitchen, the care from the laundry staff, maintenance and the house keeping staff. The gardens also gave him an intreest, so well kept. Thank you for looking after him so well. You make a great team and we appreciate your care and compassion towards Bob and his family
Dad passed away last Friday at the home in the care of your wonderful staff and this is just a short note from myself and the family to thank you and all the staff for the care he has reeived over the past 3 and a half years.... The nurses and care givers have always looked after dad as though he was a family member and we are deeply appreciateive of this

I would like to thank you all for the care that my brother B received while he was with you. The nurses and care givers were always friendly and helpful to B and i know he would also want to mention the whole team there. Great meals from the kitchen, the care from the laundry staff, maintenance and the house keeping staff. The gardens also gave him an interest, so well kept. Thank you for looking after him so well. You make a great team and we appreciate your care and compassion towards B and his family

... the staff at Clausen street - Palmerston North are the best - and their compassion for residents is second to none.

Thank you for all the wonderful support you give to K daily, and on behalf of my family we are grateful for the work that you all do & we apprciate everyone at Masonic Court.

Thank you for all the loving care. Tenderness and sensitivity you showed our Mum...She lived at the Masonic Court Home unitl the end of her life. We will never forget and are truely thankful for what you did for our faimily

Thank you all so much for the dedicated care and friendship you showed V over many years. Your love and attention has been greatly appreciated.
Updated: 1 Mar 2024
Personnel
Personnel
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes Registered nurse on duty 24 hours a day 7 days a week
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Regular review and as required
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes Two qualified DT workers Mon -Sat. 50 Hours min per week
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Every Wednesday Dedicated room available for other hairdressers to use
Podiatrist Yes 6 Weekly visits
Dietitian Yes Sets menu
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Church every Thursday (rotation of various religions) Spiritual Advisor lives in the village
Updated: 1 Mar 2024
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 Staff have access to specialist
Diabetic Care Yes Staff have access to specialist
Continence Advice Yes Staff have access to specialist
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 28 Aug 2018
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 8 May 2019
Features
Features
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes In two connecting rooms
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Residents Committee Yes Monthly Residents Meeting
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Outside in a sheltered area
Updated: 7 Sep 2008
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Bridge, Cards, Care and Craft, , Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Digital camera, Electric beds, Email (if required), Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Housie, Hydrotherapy (Spa Bath), Indoor Games, Internet (if required), Jigsaw, Library, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parties, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Videos
Updated: 9 Oct 2009
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Contact Manager for details
Staffing qualifications and details We have a great team of friendly professional staff, with very good staff/patient ratios.
Details about meals All meals and baking are done on the premises, we have our main meal at midday with a lighter meal at night. Morning tea is always freshly baked muffins or scones.
Updated: 7 Sep 2008
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans No Can source person if required. Staff member employed that could assist
Chinese Yes Can source person if required. Staff member employed that could assist
Cook Island Maori No Can source person if required. Staff member employed that could assist
Deaf Blind Sign Language No Can source person if required
Dutch No Can source person if required
English Yes
Fijian No Can source person if required
Interpreter Yes Arranged where needed / on request
Japanese Yes Can source person if required. Staff member employed that could assist
Māori - Te Reo No Can source person if required. Staff member employed that could assist
Samoan No Can source person if required. Staff member employed that could assist
Sign Language No Can source person if required
Tongan No Can source person if required. Staff member employed that could assist
Updated: 9 Oct 2009
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes Church service every Thursday morning - rolling roster of denominations.
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
(Other comments) Yes Individual requests can be arranged
Updated: 7 Sep 2008
Distances
Distances
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.50 Km 2 Minutes walk to bus.
Shops 1.00 Km Chemist, Grocery store and bank
Mall 2.50 Km Centre of town
Parks 1.00 Km Next to railway station
Library 2.00 Km
Updated: 7 Sep 2008
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes Have staff members with this qualification
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 9 Oct 2009

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