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Kenwyn Rest Home
56 Kenrick Street
Te Aroha
Te Aroha 3320
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56 Kenrick Street
Te Aroha 3320
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Cornelia Campbell
Trevor Beer
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Kenwyn Home was established as a rest home for the elderly in 1963 by the Open Brethren Assemblies, it is now owned by Trevor & Doreen Beer.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 18 Mar 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 16
Vacancy Yes
Enquiries welcome.
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms as at 11 Dec 2023
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: 23 Feb 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes
Nurse Practitioner Yes
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Negotiable Contracted as required.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Contracted as required.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable Contracted as required.
Diversional Therapist Negotiable
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Thursdays plus extra by appointment
Podiatrist Yes Six weekly visits.
Dietitian Yes Contracted Dietition Service.
Kaumatua Negotiable Available on request.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Weekly services to cater for all denominations. We have strong connections with out local churches.
Updated: 5 Aug 2011
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes Registered Nurses competent.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Registered Nurses competent.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Registered Nurses trained, however limited services are available, contact with Hospice & WDHB Palliative Care Team.
Wound Care Yes Registered Nurses have taken extra in wound care management.
Diabetic Care Yes Nurses are up to date. We utilise Specialist Nurses from the DHB as necessary.
Continence Advice Yes Product Consultants are utilised as required.
Stomal Therapy Yes Training is provided by Stoma Nurse from WDHB when required.
Infection Control Yes Nurse Manager has qualifications in infection control.
Surgical Followup Yes Registered Nurses competent.
Psychiatric Care Yes Mental Health Services for the elderly are utilised as necessary.
Clinical Management Yes Nurse Manager is a Registered Nurse.
Updated: 16 Jun 2011
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Can be discussed prior to admission.
Single Rooms Yes 12
Rooms suitable for a couple No
Alcohol Permitted No Not encouraged.
Pets In Residence Yes We have one cat "Smooch".
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet No Our building layout may not be suitable to individual pets, but can be discussed prior to admission.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Kenwyn operates a switchboard from which residents can have a phone in their room, with an internal extention number. There is a small monthly charge of $20.00 per month plus any toll or mobile calls.
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Heat pumps in hallways, some rooms do have own heaters that are controlled by thermostats.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes On a case by case basis.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a new large sunny lounge, a smaller tv area, a sunroom and outdoor decking.
Palliative Care Contract Yes Palliative Care funding is available following assessment via the Palliative Care Team and Disability Support Link.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Daycare service is available to people in the community providing socialisation, main meal and cares.
Outings Yes Outings are organised on a regular basis for those who wish to take advantage of these.
Māori Kaupapa Yes We are culturally aware.
Residents Committee Yes A three monthly Resident Meeting is held, this open for all residents to attend. This is attended by the Nurse Manager.
Family Committee No Management and Registered Staff are available at all times to discuss any concerns or answer any questions.
Newsletter Yes Kenwyn News is published several times a year.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Policy in place.
Rural Setting Yes Kenwyn is set with mountain views of Mt Te Aroha, and by the Waihou River with views of the wetland area.
Smoking Permitted Yes Covered seated area is available outside.
Updated: 5 Aug 2011
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Kenwyn employ four Diversional Therapists who organise and assist with games, outings and entertainment. Our Therapists also assist with tasks such as personal letter writing if required.

Shopping trips to Te Aroha township every week for those who are ambulant. For small needs, such as toothpaste, sweets, batteries, tissues, there is a shop run by the Activities Co-ordinator out of the Therapy Room in the Main House. All items are sold at cost.

Card games, especially uno is enjoyed by some residents
Bingo is a regular game played. Prizes provided by the home.

Church groups visit their parishioners regularly, and the different Church groups rotate the taking of Sunday Service.

Craft groups are held weekly.

Digital camera is used to record birthdays, special events and fun moments. These can be emailed to family if the resident wishes.

Email and mail from family and friends is assisted and encouraged.

Entertainers, concert groups, school groups and others regularly come into the home to entertain.

Fax and photocopying facilities are available to all residents at a small charge.

We have park-like grounds for our residents to enjoy.

Meals are available to Residents families at a cost of $7.00 per meal, bookings required the previous day if possible

Minibus available with lifter. This is used for outings, transportation to appointments, or sometimes a drive in the country.

We have a strong relationship with Community Groups from School Children to older persons. We encourage and support our residents to continue with their outside interests and activities, clubs etc.


An outgoing mail box is located in the main foyer and is cleared daily at 4.00pm. Stamps and stationery may be purchased from the residents’ shop from the Activities Co-ordinator. Incoming mail is delivered to residents Monday to Saturday.
Updated: 16 Jun 2011
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Staffing qualifications and details Our Resthome has a registered nurse on daily till 5pm. We have enrolled nurses that work through the week, some evenings and weekends. We have a Registered Nurse on call 24/7. Caregiver ratio’s are based on care levels. All care staff are expected to complete ACE training(Aged Care Education).We have monthly inservices and all staff are encouraged to attend other training opportunities.
Details about meals Nutritious, well balanced meals are provided that have been approved by a qualified dietician. The breakfast is served in the residents room, the main meal is served at midday and a lighter meal for dinner. We like all residents to come to the dining room for the main meal, however, they may choose to have evening meals in their rooms. Our Catering Manager has “Food Safety” Qualifications from Wintec. We cater for specialised dietary needs as well as providing alternatives as requested.
Updated: 16 Jun 2011
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Updated: 16 Jun 2011
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
(Other comments) Yes We have a good relationship with all denominations.
Updated: 16 Jun 2011
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km Access to voluntary service.
Shops 1.00 Km Te Aroha township provides full services.
Mall 0.00 Km
Parks 1.00 Km Next door Kenwyn Reserve is available to residents. 1km is the famous Te Aroha Domain.
Library 1.00 Km Kenwyn has a library on site, also books are sourced from the local library according to residents tastes.
Updated: 16 Jun 2011
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)
Updated: 16 Jun 2011

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