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Radius Althorp
Respite / short term care
9 Grantston Drive
Pyes Pa (near Barkes Corner)
Tauranga 3112
Bay of Plenty
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Nancy McGregor - (07) 543 2912
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Shereen Singh
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Radius Althorp healthcare is all encompassing and puts people first. We are aged care specialists and pride ourselves in providing an excellent standard of nursing and lifecare services to our clients, their families and whanau.

The inpatient service offers Respite care, Palliative care, Rehabilitation and Long term aged residential care at Hospital, Dementia and Psychogeriatric levels.

Outpatient services are offered to the general public. This includes Physiotherapy assessment and treatment and Hydrotherapy. Radius Althorp sets the benchmark for lifecare when a residential solution is required.
"To nurses and carers at Reuben - your care and kindness and support of Peter over the 2 years he was in Althorp was just great. Especially allowing him to go out to the porch..." Kath S

"...relieved to know that Roger is being taken care of so well. It has given her great relief" Isabel C

"Cant thank you enough for the care and attention. I will walk unaided and I have you to thank for this" Outpatient gratitude for our Physiotherapist Dianne
Updated: 29 Mar 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Your loved one may qualify for a subsidy and we recommend you discuss this with Support Net or your Social Worker. Our room rate includes any extra tariff assigned to your selected room that may cover courtyard access, external door, ensuite etc. Hair cuts, personal items like clothing, toiletries and treats are not covered by your care fees. Other services such as hydrotherapy, massage and podiatry are provided onsite on request.
Staffing qualifications and details We have over 140 staff caring for 117 clients. There are Registered Nurses on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week working at Radius Althorp. We have a full time very experienced Clinical Nurse Manager and our hospital meets all recommended staffing levels for residential care.
Details about meals The main meal is served at midday. Meal times are 8 am, 12noon and 5 pm. Residents have access to a weekly menu and their dietary preferences are respected and accommodated.
Updated: 29 Mar 2018
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes On negotiation - the hospital beds must remain in situ
Single Rooms Yes All of our spacious rooms are for single occupancy
Ensuite Yes Most of our dementia dedicated rooms have their own ensuite and all of our hospital rooms are individually ensuited
Alcohol Permitted Yes On discussion with the Clinical Nurse Manager so this can be managed appropriately
Pets In Residence Yes We have one cat who wanders between the dementia homes and a very friendly Admin cat!
Phone Access In Own Room Yes On discussion and acceptance of charges
Wifi Yes On discussion and acceptance of charges
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Our rooms have ceiling mounted heaters controlled by wall thermostats
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We hold a YPD contract
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes We have 4 dedicated palliative beds onsite along with 2 dedicated respite beds - all 6 beds are specifically funded by the DHB. Other short term care by arrangement
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Refer to Day Care section for information
Outings Yes As per the Recreation Programme
Whānau Room Yes
Māori Kaupapa Yes As requested
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes We are specialists at dementia care and our staff are highly trained to manage confused residents and
Rural Setting Yes Semi rural setting with lots of trees and native outlooks
Smoking Permitted No We do have a dedicated smoking area however do not encourage this
Semi-Secure Yes Our specialty dementia homes are secure as required by contract however our hospital wings do have open access outdoors with many rooms having their own external door
Updated: 29 Mar 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 have one dedicated DHB funded Respite bed that has a booking system once you have confirmed you are eligible for funding. We also will consider non funded respite stays if there is availability to accommodate this
Carer Support Yes We can accommodate Carer Support with the understanding there is a private paying portion required with this funded portion
Other Short Stay Programme Yes We can consider tailor made Day Stay options - integrated care and activities for an agreed time with a hearty mid day meal provided
High Care Needs Yes As we are primarily Hospital Level of Care providers, we are happy to discuss individualised needs for your loved ones needing short stay care
Private Paying Yes Privately paying short stay, either as respite care or convalescence, recovery post surgery or needing rehabilitation - we can assist! We have a full time Registered Physiotherapist on site who can assist with specialty needs
Booking can be made in advance Yes We are unable to book months in advance as often short stay is dependent on bed availability however, we are happy to discuss bookings in the current month
Updated: 21 Aug 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Cook Island Maori Yes
English Yes We are an English speaking facility with access to translation services through the DHB and within our own staff
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Korean Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Punjabi Yes
Spanish Yes
Tongan Yes
Updated: 29 Mar 2018