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Te Wiremu House Lifecare & Village

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Te Wiremu House Lifecare & Village
Respite / short term care
621 Aberdeen Rd
Te Hapara
Gisborne 4010
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Make your home at Te Wiremu House Lifecare

When it comes to everyday life, Te Wiremu House makes it easy with personalised rest home, hospital, day care, respite and secure dementia care. The well-appointed rest home rooms all look out onto delightful gardens and come complete with a call bell system and WiFi. Many of the spacious hospital rooms are furnished with ensuites.

Part of the Gisborne community since 1960, Te Wiremu House is set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens just a hop, skip and
jump from the town centre where you’ll find all the essentials including a pharmacy and library. Te Wiremu also offers a village lifestyle
with its connected Arohaina and Bruere villages.

We offer everything from physiotherapy to podiatry, a scooter bay, SKY TV, hairdressing and health checks. We have a range of recreational activities and have received awards from the NZ Aged Care Association for meeting the needs of War Veterans.

But don’t just take our word for it, see what our resident Len has to say...

Born and bred in Gisborne, Len owned a motor-body business, building trucks and fixing caravans until a stroke put him out of action. He’s been at Te Wiremu ever since.

“It was an easy decision coming here, the staff are very friendly and they really care about your wellbeing. They just can’t do enough for you.”

One of the most important things for Len was keeping his independence and he feels you can do that here. In fact, they call him ‘Mr. Independence.’ “I take myself off for a walk around the gardens, the cat comes and sleeps in here and my daughter brings their new puppy in to visit.”

Does he have any favourite staff members? “No, they all treat me the same, better than family. You can have arguments with family, never with the team here, we just have a laugh, it’s a lot of fun.”

Len says he’s thought about what a ‘better everyday’ means but all the days are good here. “Having people to talk to is a great thing.”
"The family wish to thank the wonderful staff at Te Wiremu House for their love and care over the last year of her life. You made her life very happy."
Updated: 21 Mar 2019
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Fees do not include personal items, i.e.; clothing, toiletries, personal telephone, non-subsidised medicines, pay-to-view TV (Sky) etc.
Staffing qualifications and details A staff of 75-80 work mainly on a part time basis to care for our 90 residents. As well as nurses, caregivers, activities officers, gardeners, maintenance and grounds staff, cleaners, Cooks/kitchen assistants and administrators there are also visiting specialists i.e.; physiotherapist, occupational therapists and podiatrists. A hairdresser also visits weekly. Te Wiremu is fortunate to have a strong & large team of volunteers who provide entertainment, flowers, special events and much else besides. Residents retain their own General Practitioners though an on call Doctor is available if needed. Most medical and pharmaceutical costs are paid for by Te Wiremu House. According to Health Department Regulations all residents are visited regularly by their GP who will also call when requested either by the nursing staff or the resident.
Details about meals All meals are all cooked on site, a four week menu provides a varied and nutritionally balanced diet. Personal preferences are taken into account. The menu is audited annually by a Registered Dietitian.Kitchen/food services are managed by a Qualified Chef.
Associated Complexes We are associated with Heritage Lifecare, an aged-care provider.
Updated: 21 Mar 2019
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage residents to personalise their rooms.
Single Rooms Yes Rooms are very large with modern equipment. They are equipped with a nurse call system, personal heater, access to spacious showers, and safety grab rails. Personal Freeview TV and Sky TV access is available.
Shared Rooms Yes We have one double room.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes A double room is available for couples.
Ensuite Yes We have many rooms with ensuites, please discuss this option with our Facility Manager.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Monitored together with GP guidance.
Pets In Residence Yes A much-loved cat.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We are happy to discuss options for your pets.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Can be arranged.
Wifi Yes Available for residents.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Communal lounges in the complex are equipped with comfortable seating, a stereo system and televisions with Freeview and Sky TV, and DVD players. The area is large enough for residents to run meetings, invite guests and partake in a variety of organised functions.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes A no discrimination policy is in place to provide a friendly and caring space for residents.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Te Wiremu House is an approved Liverpool Care Pathway provider. It is our privilege to care for people nearing the end of their life. We work closely with GPs and Hospice to provide this care.
Palliative Care Contract No However, after consultation with the GP, Gisborne's palliative care team are often involved.
Outings Yes As part of the activities programme, regular trips are provided to the local community. These can include shopping, sightseeing and picnics.
Whanau Room Yes Several small lounges which families are welcome to use. A room is available for families to gather and have private time or stay the night if their loved one is palliative.
Maori Kaupapa Yes In consultation with the resident, Whanau, and friends. Strong support is offered. Maori Church and Holly Communion Services are available.
Residents Committee Yes Regular meetings are held. Family are most welcome.
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Our staff are trained to recognise and manage a range of behaviours that residents may have.
Confused Residents Yes Our staff are trained to recognise and manage a range of behaviours that residents may have. This may include residents who become confused.
Rural Setting No However, we have lovely grounds and views of the hills.
Smokers Room No Only in the outside designated area.
Smoking Permitted Yes For residents only. Te Wiremu House is a staff smoke-free environment
Updated: 21 Mar 2019
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 Out of town residents are welcome
Carer Support Yes Out of town residents are welcome
Subsidised Yes Out of town residents are welcome
Private Paying Yes Out of town residents are welcome
Booking can be made in advance Yes Out of town residents are welcome
Updated: 21 Mar 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Cantonese Yes
Chinese Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Interpreter Yes
Mandarin Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Tongan Yes
Updated: 21 Mar 2019