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Puriri Court Lifecare
Hospital Care
202 Kamo Rd
(09) 437 9302
(O9) 4376487
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Wendy Smith - 09 4379302
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We are customer focused and promoting excellence in Aged Care to maintain our reputation as one of the "Best"
The management and Staff at Puriri Court Lifecare believe it is their responsibility to provide a secure, warm and homely environment to all Residents who make Puriri Court their home.
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 13 Dec 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care44
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Long Term
Short term
Carer support
Large rooms (including Doubles) available. Full bathrooms and Ensuites available.
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 28 Apr 2017
Review by Kate O'Malley;
Exactly what a rest home should be - caring, friendly and full of interesting activities to choose from. Really enjoyed my visits to see my mum. Well done all of the team

Review by Dolleh Tuporo;
Just wanna say that these people are amazing. they really look after their residents and not only treat them like patients but like family. and they are also very welcoming when it comes to a residents family. my grandmother was in Puriri Court for quite a long time before she passed just over a year ago now. and it was good to see that she loved it there. she made and lost a few friends, and I met alot of nice people every time I went to visit.
from me and the rest of my family, Thankyou so much Puriri Court for helping us all take care of our grandmother

MH (Auditor)

Larkin family for care
Kathleen Bartlett – really love the look of Puriri Court. Beautiful stunning entrance, so lovely to visit. The facility is beautifully clean.
Glenda Watson rang to say she and her husband were at the café in Hikurangi when the Out and About bus arrived. She said the staffs were brilliant, patient and chatting with the Residents, getting them settled. They felt it was just amazing!.

A little word of thanks (poem)
For a whole lot of thoughtfulness
There are all kinds of things
But none could mean more
Than the thank you this brings.
Not only for your kindness
But for the wonderful way
You have of making it seem your pleasure
To care for all in this way
Barbara, Julie and family

To the residents, the staff that looked after me, I do appreciate what you all did for me while I was at Puriri Court.

"Thank you so much for looking after mum while she has been recovering from her stroke in June. Mum's ready to go home tomorrow but we will be forever indebted to you all for your care and support over the last 4 months and helping her to be ready to go home".

“Thank you so much for the wonderful care you gave our Dad when he was at Puriri Court.
You went way beyond the call of duty in your care and attention to Dad and you were a great comfort to us all during the very difficult and sad time, we shan’t forget it”
Norma Harrisons Family

“I just want to compliment you all on the way Puriri Court is run. The clean and comfortable rooms and the well dresses and looked after patients”
N Bollen

“Absolutely delighted with the care provided to my Mother. She is positively blooming since her arrival here. She loves the food – especially the fresh fruit. Many many thanks.”
Y Clapperton

“To all the staff at Puriri Court Rest Home. A big thank you for the loving care my mother received while in your care. Being here in Australia it was a great comfort knowing my Mum was getting the best of care at all times. And with a smile!”

“To all the wonderful staff at Puriri Court. I want to thank you so much for the amazing care and love that you gave my Grandma while she was in your care. Also for all the support you gave me and my family over the past weeks. You are all Amazing!!! Thank you so much!!!
M Kimete

“This is just a quick note and a small token of appreciation for the wonderful work you do at Puriri Court Rest Home. We often hear from our clients families how outstanding the attention and care that their loved one received from you during their time at Puriri Court Rest Home.”
The Team at Morris and Morris funerals

“ I would like to say thank you to all the staff of “C” wing for helping my Auntie feel welcome as she stays in their care. Thank you for being you and giving her the love, support and respect that she deserves”
D Rudkin

“The home is lovely and so are the staff. Love the baking.”
F Hartnell

"Staff made an extra effort to ensure our Mother had a WONDERFUL 85th birthday!”

Thank you everyone for your caring and kindness to me.
My stay will always be a pleasure to remember.
Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2015.

Thank you to all staff who took such great care of our Mum.

Puriri Court have been so very helpful and supportive of Mum, that we would certainly like to continue a relationship with you all.

Updated: 13 Dec 2016
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes 24 hour coverage for Hospital & Resthome
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Health Care Assistants work rostered duties
Physiotherapist Yes We have a Physiotherapist visit on Request
Diversional Therapist No Our Activities Co-ordinators are currently training to become a Diversional Therapist.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes A varied and interesting programme taking into account Residents likes, dislikes, and abilities. Bus trips are available 3 days weekly. Residents decide at their meetings where they would like to go. Regular entertainment and happy hour
Hairdresser Yes Hairdressing Salon on site. Hairdresser visits weekly, on Tuesdays
Podiatrist Yes Podiatrist visits on Request
Dietitian Yes Our Menus are developed and reviewed by a Registered Dietician on a regular basis. Meals are prepared according to the dietary requirements of our Residents
Accredited Visitors Yes On Request
Kaumatua Yes Our Kaumatua will visit on request
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Our Chaplain visits weekly, and on request Worship services are held 3 x monthly.
Other Personnel Yes We have a number of people who visit regularly to entertain, share their craftwork skills with our Residents. and accompany them on outings. Library visits the Facility monthly.
Updated: 13 Dec 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care Contract No The Puriri Room is a dedicated palliative care room. Large and spacious with a deck area to accommodate families/whanau/friends visiting. A bed is available for those who wish to stay overnight. A large monitor is positioned overhead to allow skyping.
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Accessed through local Hospital
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Diabetic Care Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Continence Advisor Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Infection Control Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Stomal Therapist Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Psychiatric Care Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Safe supportive environment for people requiring care post stroke. Staff provide rehabilitative care working with DHB personnel to formulate a team approach enabling full support to asssit people with a view to achieving their full potential.
Tracheotomy Care Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Gerontological Care Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Urology Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Community Health Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Clinical Manager Yes
Other Nursing Specialities Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Psychologist Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Psychiatrist Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Other Post Graduate Specialities Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Updated: 13 Dec 2016
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Respite clients are most welcome at Puriri Court
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes We welcome short stays.
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 13 Dec 2016
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Shared) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes
Ensuite Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are encouraged to bring any items they wish to.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Happy Hour is weekly and on special occassions Residents are permitted to purchase their own alcohol for own use
Pets In Residence Yes We offer Pet therapy weekly. Visitors are welcome to bring pets in by arrangement. The health benefits of Pet contact are well proven.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Residents Committee Yes Residents design their own activities programme at their meetings. Bus outing destinations are discussed along with anything else they feel they would like to do.
Family Committee No Family members are welcome at all Resident meetings and are encouraged to attend
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Three lounges are available for our Residents comfort.
Outings Yes Our 20 seater bus is in use several days a week. Residents enjoy getting "out and about". Destinations are decided by the Residents at their Residents Meeting Provision for wheelchairs also
Smoking Permitted Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes Achieved 3 year certification effective December 29th 2013. No areas for improvement were identified.
Updated: 13 Dec 2016
Special Features
Puriri Court is Certificated and licensed to provide services to 72 complex care residents. Every effort has been made to design and furnish Puriri Court for the comfort and convenience of our residents. Residents can have single rooms with the option of en suite bathroom. Double rooms are also available. Rooms are furnished with a bed, dresser, night table and chair. We encourage residents to personalize their rooms with a favourite chair, photos, treasures and other memorabilia. We are here to cater for your every need, no matter how big or small.
A comfort fund can be established. This provides ongoing funds for small purchases.
Our Residents health is our primary concern. We provide tailored healthcare which is regularly reviewed with your involvement and the participation of your family, General Practitioner and our fully trained care team.

A Nurse Call System operates throughout the building so you are safe in the knowledge that someone will come immediately to your aid.
Professional nursing staff are on duty 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
At Puriri Court we pride ourselves on the ongoing education and upskilling of our staff. Palliative care is an area that our staff are excel in. Education provided by North Haven Hospice is attended regularly. We are extremely grateful to North Haven for this wonderful service.
All staff are committed and proud to participate in our education programme.
Dietician approved Meals and refreshments, as well as special diets, are prepared on site at Puriri Court.
Here there is something for everyone. We cater for both those that enjoy the company of others, and those who prefer their own company.
We strive to ensure our Residents retain their own individuality and sociability. A comprehensive activity program which includes flower arranging, bingo, bowling, van drives, musical entertainment, reminiscence, reading groups, exercises, crafts, word games, birthday celebrations and cooking is provided by our dedicated activities staff. Activities are tailored to individual needs if necessary, and Residents are encouraged to participate in the formation of the Activity Plan at their Monthly Residents Meeting.
To ensure our Residents are able to get out and about at every opportunity, the Puriri Court Bus departs regularly on a variety of outings. Residents enjoy the comfort of our 20 seater bus which is equipped with a wheelchair hoist enabling our chair bound Residents to enjoy outings. Residents love all the toots and waves from the public as they go about their jaunts!

Family / Whanau involvement is encouraged at Puriri Court.
Updated: 13 Dec 2016
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Large print books, BBQs, Picnic facilities, Art, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, (SPCA visit), House cat (Charlie). Cards, Craft, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Dancing, bus outings 3x weekly
Own phone on request.
Fax, Email,Internet on request,
Entertainment, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games,
Gardening, Happy Hour, Indoor Games, Library, Music, Movies, Newspaper reading,
Outings Minibus, Wheelchair Taxis can be arranged on request.
Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, RSA, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Videos, Sky TV on request, shopping, (Small shopping centre nearby)
Lotto tickets on request,
Bus Stop at Gate,
Membership and visits to support groups (Stroke, Parkinsons Disease) etc available on request.
Updated: 13 Dec 2016
Additional Information
Details re Meals Our catering team maintains the highest standards of traditional home cooking, providing delicious meals and tempting snacks around the clock served in either our two dining room or in your own room if preferred. We can also cater for private functions and your visitors are always welcome to join you at mealtimes.
Staffing Details 0ur Residents health is our primary concern. We provide tailored healthcare which is regularly reviewed with your involvement and the participation of your family, General Practitioner and our fully trained care team. At Puriri Court we pride ourselves on the ongoing education and upskilling of our staff. Palliative care is an area that our staff are excel in. Education provided by North Haven Hospice is attended regularly. We are extremely grateful to North Haven for this wonderful service. All staff are committed and proud to participate in our education programme.
Updated: 13 Dec 2016
Public Transport   Bust stop at gate
Shops   Several Local shops within 1 km. 10 minutes from Whangarei.
Mall   10 minutes
Parks   10 minutes
Library   10 minutes, whangarei library also visit Puriri Court
Updated: 13 Dec 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes
CareerForce Yes A robust education programme is carried out at Puriri Court. In addition to Careerforce ongoing education is provided throughout the year. External educators visit monthly to provide upskilling in their area of expertise.
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 13 Dec 2016