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Puriri Court Lifecare
202 Kamo Road
Whau Valley
Whangarei 0112
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Ruth Mckenzie
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At Puriri Court you are at home with us.

We are a friendly, caring community. Become part of our Puriri Court family and be cared for by our wonderful staff, whilst making new friends and learning new activities.

When it comes to everyday life, Puriri Court makes it easy with rest home, hospital and respite care, so if your health needs change, we can care for you now and into the future.

Part of the sunny Northland city of Whangarei, Puriri Court is set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens, just a short drive from the city centre, where you’ll find all the essentials.

At Heritage Lifecare, our homes reflect the residents who choose us, the local communities around us and the people that support and work for us. You are at home with us. Contact us today to talk through your needs.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 19 Jan 2024
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 52
Vacancy Yes
We welcome all enquiries. Please contact our team.
Impending vacancy No - We welcome all enquiries
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Yes from $15.00/day up to $30.00/day as at 29 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
"Exactly what a rest home should be - caring, friendly and full of interesting activities to choose from. Really enjoyed my visits to see my mum. Well done all of the team."
- Kate O'Malley

"Just wanna say that these people are amazing. They really look after their residents and not only treat them like patients but like family. and they are also very welcoming when it comes to a residents family. my grandmother was in Puriri Court for quite a long time before she passed just over a year ago now. and it was good to see that she loved it there. she made and lost a few friends, and I met alot of nice people every time I went to visit.
From me and the rest of my family, thank you so much Puriri Court for helping us all take care of our grandmother."
- Dolleh Tuporo

"Thank you so much for looking after mum while she has been recovering from her stroke in June. Mum's ready to go home tomorrow but we will be forever indebted to you all for your care and support over the last 4 months and helping her to be ready to go home".
- AK
Updated: 19 Jan 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Available by referral.
Occupational Therapist Yes Available by referral.
Social Worker (on site) Yes Available by referral.
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Hairdressing Salon on site.
Podiatrist Yes A podiatrist visits regularly.
Dietitian Yes Our menus are approved by Dieticians.
Accredited Visitors Yes On request.
Kaumatua Yes We can arrange visits from local Kaumatua.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Our Chaplain visits weekly, and on request. We can arrange visits from local religious groups.
Other Personnel Yes We have a number of people who visit regularly to entertain, share their craftwork skills with our Residents. The Library visits the Facility monthly. Other services include Appointment Transportation, Laundry Service, Medication Delivery, Speech Therapy, Translator/Interpreter, Dental, Housekeeping Service, Pharmacy Services.
Updated: 19 Jan 2024
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Palliative Care (Contracted) No The Puriri Room is a dedicated palliative care room. Large and spacious with a deck area to accommodate families/whanau/friends visiting. A bed is available for those who wish to stay overnight. A large monitor is positioned overhead to allow skyping.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes
Wound Care Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Diabetic Care Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Continence Advice Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Stomal Therapy Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Safe supportive environment for people requiring care post stroke. Staff provide rehabilitative care working with DHB personnel to formulate a team approach enabling full support to asssit people with a view to achieving their full potential.
Tracheotomy Care Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Infection Control Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Surgical Followup Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes
Community Health Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Updated: 19 Jan 2024
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 We offer respite care to give carers a much-needed break, while at the same time providing residents with care and companionship.
Carer Support Yes Our short stay programmes provide careers with a much-needed break, and support.
Subsidised Yes Talk to us to find out if you are eligible for a subsidy.
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 19 Jan 2024
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Rooms are furnished with a bed, dresser, night table and chair. We encourage residents to personalise their rooms with a favourite chair, photos, treasures and other memorabilia.
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes Double rooms are also available.
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We offer Pet therapy weekly. Visitors are welcome to bring pets in by arrangement. The health benefits of Pet contact are well proven.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Talk to us about options.
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes You may qualify for Primary Options For Acute Care Funding. Ask your GP for details.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes It is our privilege to care for people nearing the end of their life. We work closely with GPs and Hospice to provide this care.
Outings Yes
Whānau Room Yes Available as well as a family kitchenette.
Māori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 19 Jan 2024
Special Features
Special Features
At Puriri Court, our home reflects the residents who choose us, the local communities around us and the people that support and work for us. You are at home with us.

Situated in the stunning Whangarei, Puriri Court features magnificent landscaped with a BBQ area and a courtyard for quiet and peaceful sitting and relaxing. We take pride in being warm and friendly and have become renowned for our cheerful atmosphere.
Updated: 19 Jan 2024
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We are committed to providing a meaningful and flexible range of activities and events to meet the abilities and interests of our residents, considering their individual needs and cultural beliefs.

When you make Puriri Court your home, we conduct an assessment with you and your whanau to identify your individual interests and their physical, cultural, creative, intellectual and social needs. We then develop an individualised activities plan to meet your needs.
Updated: 19 Jan 2024
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Details about meals Our menus are all approved by a Dietician.
Visitor information We welcome visitors into our home.
Internet access Free WiFi for residents and guests is available in the home.
Associated Complexes Puriri Court is part of the Heritage Lifecare group of care homes and villages across the country, from Invercargill to Whangarei. We have over 2,500 beds nation-wide and 500 independent living units.
Updated: 19 Jan 2024
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Chinese Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Filipino Yes
Gujarati Yes
Hindi Yes
Other Information Yes We welcome all cultures and have a wide range of different languages spoken. We are also able to assist with translation services. Talk to us about your language needs.
Updated: 19 Jan 2024
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes We are able to accommodate our residents' spiritual needs as requested. A spiritual advisor, chaplaincy and church services are available.
Updated: 19 Jan 2024
Ethnic Diets
Ethnic Diets
Ethnic Diet Status Details
Other Yes We welcome all cultures and have Dieticians who develop our menus. Talk to us about your needs.
Updated: 19 Jan 2024
Location Distance Details
Public Transport Bust stop at gate
Shops Several Local shops within 1 km. 10 minutes from Whangarei.
Mall 10 minutes
Parks 10 minutes
Library 10 minutes, whangarei library also visit Puriri Court
Updated: 19 Jan 2024
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)
Updated: 19 Jan 2024

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