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Bupa Tararu Care Home - Rest Home

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Bupa Tararu Care Home
Rest Home
921 Tararu Road
Thames 3500
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Jade Monigatti - 0272976667
Bupa Care Services - 0800 60 80 99
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Tararu Care Home is set among park-like grounds and a short stroll will give you views across the Firth of Thames.

Tararu is an important part of the Thames community. It’s a happy place with a strong family spirit and a reputation for skilled, wholehearted care.

Tararu enjoys strong community support and involvement and has friendly staff and wonderful residents.

Tararu is part of the Bupa group of rest homes, hospitals and retirement villages. We are a private company, and because we have no shareholders, we can invest what we earn to make improvements that help us provide better care.

As part of the global Bupa group, we are able to provide superior clinical support, while focusing on helping each of our residents get the most out of each day. Bupa is one of New Zealand’s leading aged care providers.

For more information, please visit the Bupa link.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 13 Nov 2023

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 40
Vacancy Soon
Impending vacancy Yes - taking enquiries
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Yes from $10.00/day up to $40.00/day as at 11 Jun 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire

Updated: 13 Jun 2024

Dear staff at Tararu Home. You have our heartfelt gratitude for the decade of loving care you have given to our Nan & Poppa.

To the wonderful team. Thank you all for the care and compassion shown to Mum, during her time as a resident.

Thank you for all the care and attention you give Mum. The kindness, friendlieness and professional care given to Mum and all the residents at Tararu is a credit to you all.

Updated: 15 Aug 2021

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have 24 hour Registered Nurse coverage. Our team of nurses have experience in aged care.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our caregivers are highly experienced and work towards achieving NZQA qualifications in residential aged care. They are skilled to provide the best care for our residents.
Physiotherapist Yes Available by referral and visits weekly.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Can be organised on a case by case basis
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our Activities Assistant is on site 30 hours per week. Our programme incorporates one-to-one activities, group sessions and day trips. We have 7 days a week activities.
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser, visits on a regular basis and provides a great service at a reasonable price.
Podiatrist Yes Our skilled podiatrist visits every 6 weeks or on request.
Dietitian Yes All menus are dietitian approved. Our dietitian is available for general advice and oversees special needs.
Accredited Visitors Yes This can be arranged on an individual basis.
Kaumatua Yes
Other Personnel Yes A wide range of entertainers - Allied Health Professionals as needed - Our GP visits weekly.

Updated: 13 Nov 2023

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We have registered nurses on duty 24 hours a day who can provide this level of care.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes We have registered nurses on duty 24 hours a day who can provide this level of care.
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes It is our privilege to care for people nearing the end of their life. We work closely with GP's and Hospice to provide this care.
Dialysis Yes via Thames or Waikato Hospital
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes via Thames or Waikato Hospital
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes We manage resident's needs and provide a range of products with visits by community nurse specialist on request.
Infection Control Yes We meet all infection control standards.
Surgical Followup Yes via Thames or Waikato Hospital
Psychiatric Care Yes We will provide referrals to tother services as required.
Clinical Management Yes

Updated: 15 Aug 2021

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
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes

Updated: 6 Jan 2023

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are welcome to personalise their rooms. We understand the importance of making it feel like home.
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes Each resident does need to have their own room. They can however reside in 1 room if they wish.
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We are happy to discuss options for your pets.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes You are welcome to have a phone and internet installed at your own cost.
Wifi Yes Upon request.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Our home is centrally heated with underfloor heating.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We can discuss your special needs prior to admission.
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes You may qualify for Primary Options for Acute Care Funding. Ask your GP for details.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Outings Yes As part of the activities program, regular trips are provided to the local community. These can include shopping, sight seeing and picnics.
Māori Kaupapa Yes We respect all cultures.
Residents Committee Yes We have a care homes residents group with regular meetings. Bupa also has a National Residents and Relatives Association.
Family Committee Yes Combine with the residents committee above.
Newsletter Yes The Care Homes Newsletter is published on a regular basis.
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 Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking is permitted in the designated area.

Updated: 13 Nov 2023

Special Features
Special Features
Set in flat park-like grounds. Situated between the hills and the sea at the beginning of the coastal road to Coromandel.

Tararu Care Home is owned by Bupa Care Services - specialists in aged care.

We provide New Zealanders with:

• Retirement village living
• Rest home care
• Hospital care
• Day care for the elderly
• Special Dementia Care
• Dementia care
• Respite care

The team at Bupa Care Services is passionate about helping older New Zealanders to get the most out of life. Our strong caring ethics, dedication and respect are valued by people at some of the most vulnerable times in their lives – so trust is intrinsic to the way we work.

Bupa has no shareholders so all surpluses are reinvested into our care homes.

Updated: 15 Aug 2021

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
A range of activities happen each day on an individual and group level which changes on a regular basis. We cater for people's special interests and hobbies. It is important to us that you live your day your way.
These are some of things that are available at Bupa Tararu:
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Art, , BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Cards, Care and Craft, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Electric beds, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Home League, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parkinson's Society, Parties, Pastoral care, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Reading, RSA, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV

Updated: 15 Aug 2021

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not A government subsidy may be available for part or all of your care.
Staffing qualifications and details Tararu Care Home meets all recommended staffing levels for residential care.
Details about meals Our menus are dietitian approved and cater to individual predferences and requirements.
Associated Complexes We are part of Bupa Care Services, a specialist aged care provider. Bupa Care Services also has retirement villages.

Updated: 15 Aug 2021

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Indonesian Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Punjabi Yes
Tagalog Yes
Thai Yes

Updated: 13 Nov 2023

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Jehovah Witness Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes

Updated: 15 Aug 2021

Location Distance Details
Public Transport Facility Van Taxis Connector bua
Shops 4.00 Km Main Shopping Centre
Mall 4.00 Km Goldfields Shopping Mall
Parks 4.00 Km
Library 4.00 Km

Updated: 15 Aug 2021

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes
Care Association New Zealand Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Care Association New Zealand Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Registered Retirement Village?

Updated: 15 Aug 2021

The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.