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Athenree Lifecare (Family Owned)
Hospital Care
7 Marina Way
Athenree RD 1
BOP/Coromandel Peninsula 3177
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7 Marina Way
RD 1
Katikati 3177
Bay of Plenty
(07) 863 4169
(07) 863 5893
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Helen Watson & Steven Wallace - (07) 863 4169
Helen Watson & Steven Wallace - (07) 863 4169
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Athenree Lifecare is now under new private ownership. The family owned rest home, hospital and dementia care facility provides 24 hour care for those who can no longer manage safely on their own.

We also provide respite care, palliative care and an activities based day care programme.

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.

Situated on the waters edge of the Shelly Bay Estuary, our residents have stunning views of the water, native flora and fauna.

Healthy, nutritious meals approved by a dietitian are prepared by our professional chef Sarah, and residents feedback is sought daily from Sarah and her kitchen staff.

A full activities programme that changes weekly is organised by our Activities Coordinators Janet and Catherine. Visiting family and friends are always encouraged to participate in activities.

We welcome your enquiries and look forward to seeing you soon :)

Steven & Hazel Wallace (owners)

Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 21 Sep 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 11
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy Yes
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms as at 14 Jan 2021
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 15 Jan 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: 12 Jun 2017
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 Yes We have a Diversional Therapist who works with our Activites 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 regularly.She is able to cut, die, blow wave and wash our residents hair.
Podiatrist Yes We have a podiatrist who visits our home every month or we are able to organise appointments.
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.
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have regular services performed by the local Minister.
Other Personnel Yes Our Facility Manager is a Registered Nurse with many years of experience.
Updated: 21 Sep 2016
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 Yes Our Facility Manager and Registered Nurses have experience in Nasogastric and Gastronomy management.
Bariatric (Care of the very overweight) Yes We have specialized equipment for this type of care
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes Our staff are experienced in Palliative care and receive regular training. We are closely supported by Waipuna hospice.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our staff are experienced in Palliative care and receive regular training. We are closely supported by Waipuna hospice.
Wound Care Yes Registered Nurses are competent in wound care.
Diabetic Care Yes Registered Nurses are competent in diabetic 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 stoma therapist.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Have consultations with stroke nurse and specialists at Tauranga Hospital when required.
Tracheotomy Care Yes On call as required, all Registered Nurses have knowledge and experience.
Infection Control Yes Infection control officer are our Registered Nurses. All staff attend regular infection control training and updates. Regular meetings. Attendance at conferences.
Psychiatric Care Yes We partner with Mental Health Service for Older people. at Tauranga Hospital (MHBOP). The psychiatrist visits monthly and as required.
Community Health Yes
Other Specialties Yes Our Nursing staff have a wide range of skills and experience which complement each other, we have many years of clinical experience and knowledge in our nursing team.
Updated: 15 Oct 2017
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: 21 Sep 2016
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
Pets In Residence Yes We have 2 resident cats.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Negotiation 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 Yes We have a contract with the BOP District Health Board to provide care for people under 65.
Lounges/seating areas 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 We are able to provide palliative Care.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We offer an activity based day care programme and a soon to be introduced dementia night care programme that caters for families struggling to cope with a member suffering from dementia.
Outings Yes We have regular shopping trips into Kaitkati, our activities coordinator takes regular outings around the local area; to the local hot pools for example and also have regular outings to the Waihi Beach RSA for lunch.
Maori Kaupapa Yes Closely linked to Otawhiwhi Marae, whanau most welcome.
Residents Committee Yes We have a residents meeting 3 times per month.
Family Committee Yes We have a family meeting 3 times per month.
Newsletter Yes We have a newsletter that is circulated twice a month.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Our dementia trained staff work closely with the resident, family and medical staff to reduce anxiety and to sensitively manage challenging behaviours.
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 Smoking outside.
Smoking Permitted Yes Outside for residents only.
Semi-Secure Yes Our dementia wing is the only secured part of the facility.
Updated: 21 Sep 2016
Special Features
Special Features
Athenree Lifecare is a unique family owned and oriented facility with breath-taking views of the Shelly Bay Estuary.

Having simple access to the Athenree Hot Pools, Waihi Beach, Bowen Town park, shops and wildlife viewing are just a few of the benefits of our location.

Our dementia wing and purpose built garden is also highly regarded by the residents and visitors.

Updated: 21 Sep 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We have an activity program that is changed weekly and approved by a Diversional Therapist and implemented by our Activities Coordinator.

We are able to access the Alzheimer's Society for anybody that is interested or looking for a support group.

Art classes available.

We have regular BBQ's through the summer months.

We have books available and have access to the local libraries.

We have weekly bingo/housie.

We are able to acess the Blind Foundation for anybody requiring this service.

Board games are available.

Indoor bowls within the home can be played and occasionaly go to other homes for inter-resthome bowls competions.

Breakfast in bed is an option that can be offered at Athenree Lifecare.

Canine friends are something that can be negotiated at Athenree Lifecare. We have several residents cats, and a bird called Manu.

We have regular SAYGO.

Children are welcome in the home as visitors. We occasionally have talent quests performed by children, or visiting children groups within the home like brownies or kindergarden groups.

We don't have a church attached to our facility but we have a monthly communion service. We endeavour to organise transport to church services for those that wish this.

Concerts - through November/December we have concerts put on by different organisations. Through this coming year we hope to have different groups come in regularly to perform.

Cooking and crafts are a regular activity.

Any one interested in flower arranging is encouraged to help with arranging flowers around the home.

We have a skype, face time email or other internet services available for anyone wanting to keep up with family and friends.

We have a large area outside with gardens for walks.

Happy hour occurs regularly without fail.

Massages are offered through our diversional therapy program along with foot spa's.

Athenree Lifecare has a van which is used regularly to take residents on outings.

Movie viewings can be arranged.
Updated: 11 Apr 2017
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not .
Details about meals
Updated: 21 Sep 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Interpreter Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Updated: 11 Apr 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Inter denominational Yes
Updated: 21 Sep 2016
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 0.00 Km Facility has a park next door.
Library 8.00 Km Located in Waihi Baech
Updated: 21 Sep 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Care Association New Zealand Yes
CareerForce Yes .
Home and Community Health Association Yes
Home and Community Support Sector Standards (Standards NZ) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes Currently being completed by our diversional therapist.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Care Association New Zealand CareerForce Home and Community Health Association New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 21 Sep 2016

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