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Atawhai Assisi Home and Hospital

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Atawhai Assisi Home and Hospital
Rest Home
158 Matangi Road
Hamilton 3284
Postal Address
158 Matangi Road
RD 4
Hamilton 3284
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Versie Gareza - (07) 856 3019
Tamahere Eventide Home Trust - (07) 856 5162
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David McGeorge - (07) 859 1581
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Mission statement:
"To provide a quality caring service for older people, in a Christian environment."
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 16 Jul 2019
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 39
Vacancy Yes
For enquiries contact Sharon Leela Paul 02764278381
Impending vacancy Yes - Beds available
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $35.00/day up to $35.00/day as at 22 Mar 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 No
Updated: 29 May 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have Registered Nurses onsite 24/7.
Nurse Practitioner Yes A NP visits twice weekly and works closely with our GP service.
Enrolled Nurse Yes Our Enrolled Nurses work under the supervision of the Registered Nurse in the Hospital.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Healthcare Assistants are rostered across all shifts, and work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, or an Enrolled Nurse.
Physiotherapist Negotiable Contracted physiotherapist available. Assisi also has two full time, qualified Rehab Therapist who provide individualised and group exercise programmes for our residents.
Occupational Therapist No Contracted as required.
Diversional Therapist Yes Diversional Therapist works Monday - Friday facilitating meaningful activities, outings and entertainment for our residents, as well as 1 on 1 visits.
Activities Co-ordinator No See Diversional Therapy
Hairdresser Yes Our Hairdresser comes in 2 days per week.
Podiatrist Yes Podiatrists visit on site monthly.
Dietitian Yes Contracted Dietitian service
Accredited Visitors Yes We have regular visits from Canine friends.
Kaumatua Negotiable We can arrange our local Kaumaatua to visit.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Priest says Mass 3 days per week at 10.30am. A communion service is held Tuesdays & Fridays at 4pm. Pastoral care is provided by both our Priest and Chaplain.
Other Personnel Yes We have volunteers that visit to assist with activities and spend time with residents.
Updated: 26 May 2022
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes One oxygen concentrator is available. An oxygen service is available for those prescribed.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our staff are skilled in Palliative care.
IV Antibiotic Capability No District nurses visit as required via a community health referral system
Wound Care Yes Registered Nurses have undertaken extra training in wound care management.
Diabetic Care Yes Our nurses are up to date in diabetic management. We utilise specialist nurses from the District Health Board as necessary.
Continence Advice Yes Product consultants are utilised as required. DHB personnel are also available.
Stomal Therapy Yes Registered Nurses are skilled in stomal management.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Staff skilled in post stroke management for those assessed for long term care. Rehab Therapists also available for physical rehabilitation.
Infection Control Yes All staff are skilled in infection control.
Surgical Followup Yes Available for those residents who have had surgery.
Psychiatric Care No Mental Health Services for the Elderly are utilised as necessary.
Clinical Management Yes The General Manager is an experienced Registered Nurse. A Clinical Nurse Leader oversees day to day care and works Mon-Fri.
Updated: 26 May 2022
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 1 designated respite bed at Rest Home level. Advanced bookings welcome.
Carer Support Yes Carer support must be approved by DSL.
Other Short Stay Programme Yes Atawhai Assisi runs a Day Programme Monday - Friday, 10am - 3pm. Referral to the Day Programme is via DSL. Transport available for pick up and drop off.
Subsidised Yes Most of our rooms are fully subsidised with no premium fees.
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 26 Apr 2023
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes This can be discussed prior to admission. All furniture must ensure resident safety & mobility around the room. All rooms come with a bedside table and dresser.
Single Rooms Yes All residents have their own room
Ensuite No All rooms are within close proximately to a shared bathroom.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Please discuss with Clinical Nurse Leader.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet No Our building layout is not suitable to individual pets.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes All rooms have a phone provided
Wifi Yes Residents and families are able to access our Wifi network
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Some adjustment, although the heating is thermostatically controlled
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes On a case by case basis and with DSL approval.
Lounges/seating areas Yes There are a number of lounges through the facility for both large and small gatherings.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Female residents only No Both male & female residents welcome.
Male residents only No Both male & female residents welcome.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our staff are trained in Palliative Care, and liaise closely with Hospice.
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 Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm. Transport available for pick up and drop off. Referral via DSL.
Outings Yes Outing are organised on a regular basis with our Diversional Therapist. We have our own van.
Whānau Room Yes
Māori Kaupapa Yes Not on site, however happy to work closely with whanau to ensure cultural needs are met.
Residents Committee Yes A monthly Resident Meeting is held, this is open for all Residents to attend, chaired by our Chaplain who is supported by a DT
Family Committee No We keep in regular contact with families and the management team are happy to be contacted for any issues
Newsletter No Families are invited to participate in an annual familiy satisfaction survey.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Policy in place.
Confused Residents Yes Depends on the level and type of confusion. We do not provide secure dementia care.
Rural Setting Yes Assisi is situated on the outskirts of Hamilton.
Smokers Room No We are a smoke free facility for all staff, residents, visitors and trades.
Smoking Permitted No We are a smoke free facility for all staff, residents, visitors and trades.
Semi-Secure No While we have gates on our driveways we are unable to provide secure facilites for those who tend to wander.
Updated: 26 Apr 2023
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity Programme: Assisi has a team of Diversional Therapists who strive to provide quality, meaningful activities for residents in the Rest Home and Hospital. Our activity programme is planned and displayed for residents, staff, friends and family members to view. We welcome family participation in any activity. Activities include group games, 1-on-1 activities, entertainment, outings, cooking and crafts. The team utilise volunteers to further diversify the activities they can offer the residents.
Chapel: We have a large Chapel on site. We have a Catholic Mass 3 times per week, and a multi-denominational service each Wednesday. Communion services are held on Tuesday & Friday.
Entertainment: Assisi has various groups entertaining on a regular basis, providing a range of entertainment, including music.
Updated: 26 May 2022
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not An information pack is available on request
Staffing qualifications and details The Resthome has nursing cover for morning and evening shifts with night shift covered by our hospital nurses. The Hospital has 24 hour / 7 day a week nursing cover who are available to assist Resthome staff in emergencies. Caregiver ratio's are based on care levels.
Details about meals Main meal served at lunch time. Dietician approved menu.
Associated Complexes Tamahere Eventide, 621 SH 1, Hamilton
Updated: 16 Jul 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
Chinese Yes 1 Chinese nurse
Cook Island Maori Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Indonesian Yes
Interpreter Yes Services available externally. There may be an associated cost with this service.
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Samoan Yes
Tongan Yes
Other Information Yes We are happy to support any culture with entry into our facility.
Updated: 16 Jul 2019
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes Chaplain on site 3 days a week
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes Catholic priest lives on site
Inter denominational Yes Catholic services available 3-5 days per week, multi-denominational service weekly.
Methodist Yes Tamahere Eventide Trust
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Atawhai Assisi was owned by Sisters of Mercy until 1April 2018. The Methodist church and Tamahere Eventide Trust purchased Atawhai Assisi. A strong Christian focus is maintained.
(Other comments) Yes We are happy to support any faith/ religion with entry into care.
Updated: 26 May 2022
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 2.00 Km Assisi is 1.5 kms outside the city boundary. The nearest bus route is 2 kms away.
Shops 2.00 Km The Hillcrest shopping centre is our nearest centre, this provides most services. Not accessable without transport.
Mall 6.00 Km The City Centre is 15 minutes (16km) away. Westfield Shopping Centre (Chartwell) is approximately 20 minutes away.
Parks 4.00 Km Hamilton City Gardens offer beautiful walkways, a cafe and is wheelchair accessible. Other accessable cafes are nearby.
Library 2.00 Km Atawhai Assisi has a voluntary Librarian who visits our residents, gets to know their tastes in literature, & sources books from the Hillcrest Branch of the Hamilton Public Library. Assisi also has a number of large print books in our in-house library.
Updated: 16 Jul 2019
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes We have a clinical nurse educator and all our staff are fully supported with ongoing education
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes We have Diversional therapists currently studying
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? No Tamahere Eventide is a member and currently has a retirement village. Plans are in place to develop a retirement village at Atawhai Assisi.
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes Tamahere Eventide is a member.
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 26 May 2022

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