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Wharerangi Rest Home and Village - Hospital Wing

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Wharerangi Rest Home and Village
25 Kaimanawa Street
Taupō 3330
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John McNaughton - (07) 378 4165
Oceania Healthcare
Clinical Manager
Kaye Isaacs - (07) 378 4165
Anna Johnson - (07) 378 4165
Village Co-ordinator
Anna Lopez - (021) 532 818
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Located in a peaceful position close to beautiful Lake Taupo but away from the main thoroughfare, Wharerangi offers a range of options for aged care, with a choice of standard and premium care rooms.

Your room is your own private space, so you can decorate it with your favourite pictures and ornaments. Standard rooms are large enough for a single bed, a chair and a wardrobe or chest of drawers. The cost of a standard room is included in the Care Services Fee set by the DHB.

Wharerangi has a warm, welcoming and family-friendly environment and is known in the community for providing a high level of personalised care. With vibrant hubs for socialising, or quiet spaces to relax, residents can pick and choose how to spend their day.

The town centre is just a five-minute walk away, so you can enjoy having everything you need at your doorstep, including shops, a post office, supermarkets, banks, a movie theatre, a local library and a great variety of cafes and restaurants. The local Cosmopolitan Club is also nearby and is popular with a number of our residents.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 11 May 2023
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 18
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $11.00/day up to $25.00/day as at 08 Feb 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: 17 Apr 2024
Tena koutou katoa. On Behalf of Betty's children we would to thank the team from Wharerangi. They loved our Mother and took beautiful care. Her body gave up when our Father passed, but her spirit soared and her mind remained clear until the final days.
Na te Aroha
Updated: 11 May 2023
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 168 Yes We have a registered nurse on site 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist 3 Yes We have a visiting Physiotherapist who will call each Tuesday at 10.30 am.
Social Worker (on site) N/A Negotiable There is a Social worker in Taupo who works out of the Public Hospital, she is available when we need her.
Diversional Therapist 40 Yes Our Diversional Therapist runs planners to cover hospital level, resthome level and specialist dementia level acivities.
Activities Co-ordinator 10 Yes
Hairdresser 4 Yes Our hairdresser visits weekly.
Podiatrist Yes There is a visiting podiatrist that calls to Wharerangi.
Dietitian Yes Oceania employs a Dietician
Accredited Visitors Yes Age Concern visitor can be arranged for residents that request this.
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Shirley Jones of Salvation Army has a strong presence at Wharerangi with Daily Devotions, and visiting residents
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 11 May 2023
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
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 11 May 2023
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
Other Short Stay Programme Yes
High Care Needs Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 11 May 2023
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage residents and families to make their room as homely and personal as they wish bringing their own furniture and ornaments.
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes We have 6 rooms at Wharerangi that have ensuites.
Pets In Residence Yes We have one bird who loves to sing along with the residents. There is also a fish tank to admire.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Residents are welcome to connect with their own provider and have their own private number, this is the expense of the resident.
Wifi Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes There are 3 lounges to choose from at Wharerangi.
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 There are regular outings in the Wharerangi van.
Whānau Room Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes We have a designated outdoor smoking area for residents
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 11 May 2023
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Age Concern, Art, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Care and Craft, Church, Craft, Entertainers, Exercises, Games, Garden, Happy Hour, Jigsaw, Library, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Sing-a-longs, Videos
Updated: 11 May 2023
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Hospital Level fees are $290.41 per day, after assessment residents may be entitled to subsidies from the government. The maximum private contribution for hospital level care is the current resthome level care rate.
Staffing qualifications and details All of our staff have health care assistant training on an annual basis and as required by other providers.
Details about meals All meals are carefully planned, all residents needs are taken special care of. We have different menus for each day/week.
Associated Complexes We have a rest home and secure dementia unit on site as well as a retirement village. We are part of the Oceania Group of care facilities.
Updated: 11 May 2023
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Indonesian Yes
Interpreter Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Thai Yes
Tokelauan Yes
Other Information Yes there are interpreters in the area who will assist us if needed, most launguages are covered.
Updated: 11 May 2023
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Salvation Army Yes
(Other comments) Yes All religions are welcome here, we understand the importance of religion, and can assure residents they will not be discriminated against.
Updated: 11 May 2023
Ethnic Diets
Ethnic Diets
Ethnic Diet Status Details
Other Yes We will endeavor to cater for all diets. Our chefs are happy to discuss your wishes with you.
Vegetarian Yes
Updated: 11 May 2023
Location Distance Details
Public Transport Taxi service, we are very close to town, 2 blocks takes you into town. Bus service around town
Shops Dairy 5 minutes walk from the resthome.
Mall No malls in Taupo
Parks There are alot of parks around our area.
Library There is a library service with the local library, we also have our own little library at Wharerangi.
Updated: 11 May 2023
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)
Updated: 11 May 2023

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