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Whangaroa Health Services- Kauri Lodge
Whangaroa Health Services Trust/Kauri Lodge
180 Omaunu Road
Kaeo 0479
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Angie Sherman - (09) 4050649
Whangaroa Health Services Trust
General Manager
Judy McHardy - 09 405 0649 ext 240
HR & Administration
Annette Stewart - 09 4050649 ext 243
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Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 10 Nov 2015
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 13
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 No
Updated: 8 Dec 2023
"High level of care in a small place which really feels like home, not an insitution. Loved all the staff."
Updated: 4 Nov 2020
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have an awesome team of Nurses who pride themselves in the quality of care they deliver to our residents. Some of our nurses are born and bred n the local area and abroad which makes a dynamic mix of clinical and cultural excellence
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We pride ourselves on having a diverse team of caregivers from all over the world. They are caring, loving and work with great integrity.
Physiotherapist 9 Yes We are fortunate enough to have a well respected and recognized Physio living in the local area. Carey Bramley loves working with our residents to improve and fine tune their mobility and ensure the longevity of their physical movements We also have a physio assistant who works with our residents 3 days per week.
Diversional Therapist Yes We have a Diversional therapist working 4 days of the week.The residents have a busy schedule with movies, arts and crafts, gardening, Library trips, beach trips and excercise
Hairdresser Yes Visits once a month to ensure our residents are looking smart as often as they can.
Podiatrist Yes Visits by appointment
Dietitian Yes We utlise the services of a reputable Dietitian to organize and plan our menus ensuring our residents get the best food intake as possible.
Accredited Visitors Yes Visits by: -SPCA with friendly animals for residents to play with -Local singing groups -Local youth groups to entertain
Kaumatua Yes Regular engagement with our local Kaumatua and Kuia to ensure support is on hand when needed
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Once a month on Fridays there is a church service onsite which the local church and chaplain faciliate.
Updated: 4 Nov 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Bariatric (Care of the very overweight) Yes
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes We work closely with Hospice Mid-Northland and Hospice Far North to provide a specialist level of care for both the resident and their whanau, to ensure they are empowered and free from suffering.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We are currently contracted to provide services to support patients and their families during the last vulnerable days of their lives.
Wound Care Yes We have access to wound care specialist support from the District Nurses
Diabetic Care Yes We have a diabetic nurse from our adjoining health center that oversees residents and their diabetic care plans
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
ACC Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Spinal Injuries Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Primary Rural Health Care Yes We have a comprehensive team of doctors and clinicians that work out of our adjoining health center. Who know the residents well and on a one to one basis. Adding quality to the level of care they receive.
Community Health Yes We have a community wellness team including a Nurse practitioner, Wellness Centre/Gym "The Pa" with 2 fitness support, and a navigator.
Clinical Management Yes Our current Clinical Manager has 10 years experience in gerentology/Aged care, and some specialist experience with Hospice.
Updated: 4 Nov 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 We have a designated room that is spacious with the TV and washing basin area
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes We try to take bookings ahead with a list filling up so get in quickly
Updated: 11 Nov 2015
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage residents to bring their own favourite chair, and to put up their family pictures on the walls. TVs are wall-mounted in each room, wall mount only is provided.
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We currently have 2 x cats we have adopted into the facility. And have regular visits by family dogs and the SPCA
Phone Access In Own Room Yes In some cases we have made allowances for this
Wifi Yes Throughout the residence there is free Wifi connection
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes There are panel heaters in every room
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes we have 2 lounges, both with sky tv.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes we have just purchased a brand new van for outings
Māori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes Monthly residents meetings
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes Spectacular views over the valley from the expansive deck area
Smoking Permitted Yes WHile we have a smoke-free policy for staff, we do have an outdoor covered area set aside for residents who wish to smoke.
Semi-Secure No Our property is very rural and the grounds are large, it is not secure.
Updated: 4 Nov 2020
Special Features
Special Features
We pride ourselves on "small town big spirit" concepts
Updated: 11 Nov 2015
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, BBQ, Big print books, Art, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Bridge, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Entertainers, Gas Fire, Gardening, Garden, Happy Hour, Holidays, Hydrotherapy, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Lotto, Maori Women's Welfare League
Updated: 11 Nov 2015
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Updated: 11 Jan 2017
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes Current member
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 11 Jan 2017

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