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Athenree Life
Hospital Care
7 Marina Way
Katikati/ Waihi 3177
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Same as above
Bay of Plenty
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Leah Lobrido - (07) 863 4169
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Located at the water’s edge of picturesque Shelley Bay Estuary, Athenree Life is your calming home by the sea, providing rest home, memory care, hospital level, day care and respite services.

Five minutes off SHW2 between Katikati and Waihi, our unique location positions us between the BOP and Waikato/Coromandel Peninsula regions, and allows referrals from both the BOP and Waikato District Health Boards.

We are proudly part of Sound Care Group, with five homes in New Zealand that offer holistic care for older people.

Welcome to our home and experience our Culture of Care, where we believe every encounter is an opportunity to make you feel genuinely cared for.

Y.O.U. Plan (Your Own Unique Care Plan)

We plan your care with you and your family from the start and consider your choices at the heart of what we do. Your needs are uniquely your own and your personalised care plan is a recognition of this.

Stay connected and active

You have always lived your life with purpose and passion, and you can stay that way at our home. We design activities that keep you physically active and connected to your loved ones and the community. Our spacious rooms provide the space for both privacy and the level of care you need. While our generous lounge and secure garden area are places for enjoying friendships and views of nature.

Be nurtured and nourished

Our team of managers, nurses, caregivers and support staff are all qualified, highly trained, and share a true passion for aged care. It’s the same level of care that goes into every nutritious meal deliciously prepared by our in-house chef, and weekly plan of activities that considers your personal preferences.

Contact us to arrange a visit. We’d love to show you our home.

fm@athenreelife.co.nz | 07 8634169

Rest Home | Memory Care | Hospital Level | Day Care | Respite
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 31 Dec 2021
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 16
Vacancy Yes
5 vacant rooms , 1 with ensuite.
Impending vacancy No - Ensuite or standard
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms as at 06 Dec 2021
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire
Updated: 19 May 2022
* “During my wife’s care at Athenree Life, I must say the care she received from your staff has been excellent. Your staff have shown much empathy towards her and we have been assured she was in the best of care.” – Murray (Sept 2021)

* “I would like to thank you for your professionalism and support for Mum. I had asked her if she had settled in Athenree and she told me she is happy there because the staff are all kind to her.” - Helen (June 2021)

* "To all the staff thank you for taking great care of our Mum. A special thanks to Kayleen for treating our Mum like she was a member of her own family; you are a very special lady and forever etched in our hearts.
You are all special staff and fantastic care givers and RN's, we want to thank you all from the office to the kitchen staff."
Love the Gardner Family, June 8, 2017

* "Athenree is fantastic. You all do an amazing job. Meals are bloody good and the nurses and care givers are special. Athenree is a happy home and it has been much more professional over the last year."
John (residents husband) May 1, 2017

* "Dear Steven & Hazel, Thankyou very much for the beautiful bouquet of flowers you sent me, I was so touched. The staff at Athenree did a wonderful job caring for Don when I could no longer cope and Im very greatful for that." Margaret (residents wife) April 4, 2017

*You all do a wonderful job at Athenree. There has been a great improvement in general over the last year, keep it up."
Dr H Bouman (Waihi Beach Medical Centre) March 19, 2017
Updated: 28 Sep 2021
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes 24 hour coverage for hospital, rest home and dementia care.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our care staff complete a comprehensive training programme for aged care and dementia care.
Physiotherapist Yes We have access to physiotherapists through Waihi Beach Physiotherapist.
Diversional Therapist No We have an Activities Coordinator.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our Activities Coordinator provides a full and interesting program throughout the week.
Hairdresser Yes Our Hair dresser/Stylist comes in fortnightly. She is able to cut, die, blow wave and wash our residents hair.
Podiatrist Yes The podiatrist makes regular visits 6 weekly and visits can be arranged when required.
Dietitian Yes Our menus are reviewed and approved by a dietician. We provide a changing summer and winter menu; and vegetarian or gluten free meals can be prepared on request.
Accredited Visitors Yes Volunteers come to regularly assist and engage with the residents.
Kaumatua Yes Can be arranged.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have regular services performed by the local Minister.
Other Personnel Yes We have an in-house chef and full time maintenance staff.
Updated: 31 Aug 2021
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We have access to oxygen and oxygen concentrators as required.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management No Our Facility Manager and Registered Nurses have experience in Nasogastric and Gastronomy management.
Bariatric (Care of the very overweight) No We have specialized equipment for this type of care
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes We are able to offer palliative care.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes R.Ns on duty 24 hours a day. One of our full-time nurses is a wound care coordinator.
Diabetic Care Yes RN and on-call Doctor are able to provide care.
Continence Advice Yes Personal doctors and specialists are available if required. Access to continence advisor for specialist training.
Stomal Therapy No As required our local district nurse is a stomal therapist.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Have consultations with stroke nurse and specialists at Tauranga Hospital when required.
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control Yes We have a full-time infection control nurse.
Psychiatric Care Yes We make specialist referrals as needed and they can come as required.
Community Health Yes
Other Specialties Yes We have a full time Clinical Nurse Manager on-site and she is supported by an Overall Clinical Manager for the whole group.
Updated: 1 Sep 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 Respite care is welcome.
Carer Support Yes We support our community through day care and respite care. This allows family to have a refreshing holiday from caring for their loved one.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance No Enquires about advanced booking are welcomed
Updated: 1 Sep 2021
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage residents and families to bring their own furniture with them. However all rooms will be fully furnished if needed.
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes We have one shared room, suitable for a couple.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have one shared room, suitable for a couple.
Ensuite Yes We have a number of ensuite rooms available.
Alcohol Permitted Yes In moderation and supervised by staff and/ or family.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Negotiable. Encouraged to bring your own pet.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Can be arranged.
Wifi Yes We have WIFI available for residents and guests.
Resident can adjust heating in own room No We have heaters available and residents can bring their own form of extra heating.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability No We have a contract with the BOP District Health Board to provide care for people under 65.
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Female residents only No We provide care for both male and female residents.
Male residents only No We provide care for both male and female residents.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Day stays are offered to all levels of support required resthome, hospital and dementia.
Outings Yes We have shopping trips into Katikati, our Activities Coordinator takes regular trips around the local area. We also have regular trips to the Waihi Beach RSA for lunch. We take our residents to community activities within the area.
Maori Kaupapa Yes We have Maori residents and Kaupapa can be arranged when required.
Residents Committee Yes We have monthly residents meetings.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We have a policy and staff are trained.
Confused Residents Yes Our dementia trained staff gently guide confused residents throughout the day and night.
Rural Setting Yes We are on the edge of the beautiful Shelly Bay Estuary with exquisite water views.
Smokers Room No We have areas outside allocated for smoking.
Smoking Permitted Yes Only in allocated outside smoking areas.
Semi-Secure Yes The home is fenced in.
Updated: 31 Aug 2021
Special Features
Special Features
Athenree Life sits on the northern edge of the Tauranga Harbour with breath-taking views. Our team is loving, caring and highly trained at meeting individual needs.
Updated: 1 Sep 2021
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We have a monthly activity program designed by our Activities Coordinator. This program is maintained to meet the needs of the individual.

Information packs are made available to all new residents and advise them about the home and what is available and also their rights and contact details for advocacy agents, making complaints, translators etc.

We have access to the Alzheimer's Society for family or friends interested or looking for a support group.

We conduct various activities such as art, bingo/housie, board games within the home.

We offer breakfast in bed/room as an option and cooked eggs for breakfast as well as the regular cereals, porridge, toast and home made yoghurt.

We have a large area outside our home with gardens and grassed areas and this is completely secure.

We have a van which is used for visits and outings and is wheelchair friendly.

We have an experienced in-house chef who can cater to various dietary requirements and personal preferences.
Updated: 1 Sep 2021
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Fees do not include personal spending money for toiletries, shopping etc.
Staffing qualifications and details Our staff are skilled at dealing with all levels of geriatric care. They all undertake study in dementia care, and some have experience in hospitals.
Details about meals Our menus are reviewed by a consultant dietician and can meet any special dietary requirements. We are proud to say we had an excellent rating in last food and menu audit conducted in July 2021.
Visitor information Family and friends can visit everyday and are welcome to spend time with loved ones.
Recreational opportunities We have a weekly schedule of in-house activities and regular outings.
Internet access Available 24/7 for residents and guests.
Transport We have a van we use to transport residents to regular outings or hospital appointments.
Updated: 1 Sep 2021
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Tagalog Yes
Updated: 1 Sep 2021
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Inter denominational Yes
Updated: 31 Dec 2021
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 15.00 Km Bus available in Katikati
Shops 8.00 Km Located in Waihi Beach.
Mall 15.00 Km Located in Katikati.
Parks 0.01 Km Facility has a park next door.
Library 8.00 Km Located in Waihi Baech
Updated: 31 Dec 2021
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Care Association New Zealand Yes
Home and Community Health Association Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes Currently being completed by our Activities Coordinator.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Care Association New Zealand Home and Community Health Association New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 1 Sep 2021

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