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Cardrona Rest Home & Hospital
16 MacKenzie Street
Putaruru 3411
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16 Mackenzie Street
Putaruru 3411
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Debbie Beer - 078833708
Doreen & Trevor Beer - 078833708
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Katherine McLeod - 078833708
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At Cardrona our philosophy is to create a home like environment where our residents and their family can feel comfortable and relaxed. As we are a small home we get to know everyone well and this enables us to provide quality care within a family atmosphere. Each resident has individual needs and we work with you to provide the care that is needed.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 18 Mar 2019
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 12
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy Yes
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $14.00/day up to $14.00/day as at 16 Apr 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Yes
Updated: 16 Apr 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have a Registered Nurse rostered on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes A great team of dedicated caregivers are on hand to help with all residents personal cares. There are at least two caregivers on each shift.
Physiotherapist Negotiable This is assessed as required for each resident
Occupational Therapist Negotiable This is assessed as required for each resident
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We have two lovely ladies who run a wide variety of activities to cater for all residents interests and capabilities including: arts and crafts, current events, regular walks and outings etc
Hairdresser Negotiable We organise a hairdresser to visit the home on a regularly/ upon request
Podiatrist Negotiable We organise a podiatrist to visit the home regularly as required
Dietitian Negotiable All menus are regularly reviewed by a dietitian. Extra services can be arranged if required.
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Regular church services are conducted a the home across a number of denominations
Updated: 1 Oct 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our staff are trained in end of life care and provide compassionate and sensitive care to suit the residents' needs. We also have large rooms available to enable family to comfortably spend as much time as like with their family member.
Dialysis Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes Katherine McLeod our Clinical Operations Manager has built her career in the aged care sector and is happy to share her knowledge and advice with staff and families.
Updated: 1 Oct 2018
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 are able to cater for all levels of respite care needs subject to room availability
Carer Support Yes We are able to cater for all levels of carer support or other short stay care needs subject to room availability. This also includes convalescence through ACC or PAC funding.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 1 Oct 2018
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage residents to bring their own furniture to make their room feel homely
Single Rooms Yes Most of our rooms are singles and one wing of the home has shared en-suites
Shared Rooms Yes We have a few shared rooms which are very large and can be comforting for those who like company or else are great for couples.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have a few shared rooms which are very large and can be comforting for those who like company or else are great for couples.
Ensuite Yes We have 12 single rooms with a shared en-suite (between two).
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Yes we have a gorgeous cat called Lucky and a budgie called Gyp.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet No Residents are welcome to have their pets come and visit but we can not accommodate them permanently.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes A residents phone is provided for communal use and residents are welcome to install their own phone if they wish.
Wifi Yes Wifi is available throughout the building for residents use.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes All rooms have radiators that can be adjusted to suit individual needs.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We have a Ministry of Health Contract to deliver this service.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Several seating areas indoors and outdoors are provided to cater for all needs. Our sunroom which overlooks the back garden is a popular area.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes As required
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes See specialities above.
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We are happy to take day care residents and assimilate them into our daily program her at Cardrona.
Outings Yes Regular outings are organised in our van to local events and sightseeing trips.
Whānau Room Yes
Residents Committee Yes All residents are invited to monthly meetings to discuss the services provided at the home.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes We are located in the heart of the rural township of Putaruru. We have expansive grounds which can be viewed from all over the home and we also have views over the neighbouring school playing fields.
Smoking Permitted Yes In designated area.
Updated: 18 Mar 2019
Special Features
Special Features
Cardrona is a family run business with a loyal and caring team of staff. A positive and professional working environment is important to the overall running of Cardrona. We enjoy our work and a laugh with each other and the residents. The owners are part of this team and work together with staff on a daily basis. Our work place has a fun and supportive environment which is great for staff and residents alike.

There are several lounges and sun rooms where residents can entertain family, participate in group activities or just head up for a quiet snooze in the big comfy chairs. We have added in six shared en-suites as an additional feature for our residents’ comfort.

We are conveniently located a short distance from the centre of Putaruru, with the supermarket just across the road. Cardrona’s expansive gardens with lovely eye catching roses can be viewed from the all sun rooms or enjoyed by strolling through the grounds.

We encourage visitors to come and spend time with their loved ones and to feel they are welcome at the home.
Updated: 18 Mar 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Cards, Care and Craft, Children, Craft, Electric beds, Digital camera, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Games, Garden, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parties, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Reading, Roses, RSA, Shopping, Sing-a-longs
Updated: 18 Mar 2019
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please see the manager for details
Staffing qualifications and details The team is led by our Clinical Operations Manager, Katherine Mcleod (RN) and General Manager, Debbie Beer (BCA,BA). Together they use their years of experience in nursing and business to support encourage and educate the team of Registered Nurses, Caregivers and domestic staff to care for the residents at Cardrona. Education is provided every month to all staff and we also manage the careerforce training modules for care in-house on an individual basis.
Details about meals All meals are made onsite by our cooks. They cater for the taste of our residents with regular reviews by a dietitian. Their speciality is home cooked meals like you used to have. Fresh baking is available everyday and all likes, dislikes and dietary needs can be catered for.
Updated: 18 Mar 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Updated: 18 Mar 2019
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes Living Springs Gospel
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Updated: 18 Mar 2019
Location Distance Details
Shops 0.20 Km Countdown supermarket is conveniently located across the road. Easily within walking distance.
Library 0.75 Km There is one in town nearby and they also make house calls for residents who are keen readers.
Updated: 18 Mar 2019
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)
Updated: 18 Mar 2019

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