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Wharerangi Rest Home and Village - Hospital Wing

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Wharerangi Rest Home and Village
25 Kaimanawa St
Taupo 3330
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Anne-Marie Wakefield - (07) 378 4165
Oceania Healthcare
Clinical Manager
Kaye Isaacs - (07) 378 4165
Sophia Bathe - (07) 378 4165
Village Co-ordinator
Amanda Johnston - (021) 532 818
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Close to the beautiful Lake Taupo, Wharerangi offers options for both retirement living and aged care living, with one and two-bedroom villas, and a choice of standard and premium care rooms.

Just a 5-minute walk from the town centre and lake but nestled in a peaceful spot away from the main thoroughfare.

With the town centre just a short walk away, 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.

With a warm, welcoming and family-friendly environment, Wharerangi 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.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 7 May 2021
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 20
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $15.00/day up to $20.00/day as at 11 Jan 2022
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: 1 Jul 2022
You couldn't pick a better place to live for the final years of your life. Starting with Management all the way through, it is a very friendly home. Staff are very understanding and kind -
Joan Black (Resident)
Updated: 7 May 2021
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 Yes
Activities Co-ordinator 40 Yes Our Activities co-ordinator runs 3 planners to cover hospital level, resthome level and specialist dementia level acivities.
Hairdresser 4 Yes Our hairdresser visits on Wednesday mornings.
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: 7 May 2021
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: 7 May 2021
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: 7 May 2021
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 are also 2 cats that may join you on your bed, if you allow them to.
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 Wharerangi have a great Daycare programme running every weekday except public holidays. There is a monthly programme with different activities happening each day, including outings in the Wharerangi van.
Outings Yes There are regular outings in the Wharerangi van.
Whanau 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: 7 May 2021
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: 7 May 2021
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Hospital Level fees are $257.82 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: 7 May 2021
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Indonesian Yes
Interpreter Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Nepali 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: 7 May 2021
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: 7 May 2021
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: 7 May 2021
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 7 May 2021

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