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Cambridge Life
Rest Home
86 King Street
Cambridge 3434
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Ruchika Arora - 07 827 5972
Cambridge Life Limited - Carly Mangulabnan - 07 827 5972
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Kaitlyn Thomson - 0272722056
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Located in the heart of the “town of trees and champions” Cambridge Life reflects both strength and beauty of the place. We offer rest home and hospital level care with a strong emphasis on individualised care, delivered with warmth that makes you feel at home.

Cambridge Life is now proudly part of Sound Care Group, along with four other care homes operating all across New Zealand.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 30 Aug 2023
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 27
Vacancy Yes
Day care programme available. Carer support available.
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $25.00/day up to $25.00/day as at 20 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 Yes
Updated: 22 Apr 2024
From Janine, Nov 2022:
I would like to thank all the staff at Cambridge Life. I appreciate and feel blessed how the transfer from previous rest home to your warm welcoming care. The rooms are homely and kept in a clean relaxing environment. Kaitlyn a special thank you to for following up with DSL for the paper work previous rest home did not complete after giving them 3 weeks notice, you saved me from stress and worry. Mum has settled in quickly and feels secure and safe. She is enjoying the activities and loves the way staff are involved. A big shout out to the chef and kitchen staff, mums raves to me about her fresh veges and tasty meals. Caregivers are wonderful and friendly. Super stars! Last but not left out.......da da.... the handy man who connected her TV and has put a couple of her pictures up. I feel relieved my mum is being looked after. Takes away the worry from me.
Updated: 15 Aug 2023
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes A registered nurse is on site 24 hours a day. All RNs are experienced with caring for the older adult.
Nurse Practitioner Yes Visits weekly
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes All are encouraged to train to level 4
Physiotherapist Negotiable
Occupational Therapist Negotiable A private Occupational Therapist is available on request
Diversional Therapist Yes We have a qualified Diversional Therapist on board to ensure all our residents are engaged in a programme specifically for them.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our Activities Coordinator supports the DT in all activities. Both of them are supported by our Group Programme Leader.
Hairdresser Yes We have a lovely local hairdresser who visits regularly
Podiatrist Yes A registered podiatrist visits 6-weekly to care for feet. Private care can be arranged if desired.
Dietitian Yes A registered dietitian oversees our menu and ensures we provide appropriate meals and snacks. Special dietary requirements are also catered for.
Accredited Visitors Yes We have accredited RSA, Red Cross and Church visitors call. Other visitors are welcome at any time.
Kaumatua Negotiable Kaumatua support staff and resident elders as requested and can be called on if required.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable We are happy to contact a spiritual advisor of your choice if requested.
Other Personnel Yes We have an in-house Chef, supported by our kitchen staff, who prepares daily hot meals for the residents and Meals on Wheels. Our friendly office manager mans the front of house Mon to Fri. Our competent maintenance person keeps our building and pretty much everything else inside in good repair. We have a hardworking housekeeping team that makes sure our home is clean and welcoming.
Updated: 30 Aug 2023
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We have bottled oxygen and also oxygen concentrators for those who require supplemental oxygen. All RN's are competent in oxygen delivery
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes All registered nurses are skilled with PEG feeds and care of a person needing this type of nutritional support
Bariatric (Care of the very overweight) Yes We can arrange to care for the bariatric resident with sufficient prior notice.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our team provides care and support for the person who has received a diagnosis for which there is no cure. We are recognised for the support we give to family/whanau and our willingness to empower them to make decisions that are important to them
Dialysis Yes Our RNs are competent with CAPD, both drainage and cycler use. We work closely with the Dialysis unit at Waikato Hospital
Wound Care Yes We have several RNs with advanced wound care knowledge and access the wound care nurse specialist at Waikato Hospital if requiring further back up
Diabetic Care Yes We liaise closely with the Diabetic Nurse Educator at Waikato hospital to ensure those with diabetes receive correct management of this condition
Continence Advice Yes
ACC Rehabilitation Yes
Infection Control Yes One Registered Nurse has responsibility for infection control. Lifecare management work with other nursing homes through the Waikato Infection Control support group which meets every 2 months to share and learn the latest information We have an Infection Control Nurse who completes surveillance of infections and is responsible for staff and resident elder education about this important subject.
Surgical Followup Yes We work closely with Waikato Hospital staff to ensure safe follow up and attendance at post-op clinics receive excellent support from surgical wards when a resident elder returns after surgery.
Updated: 30 Aug 2023
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 single and double rooms to suit along with ensuite if required.
Carer Support Yes
Other Short Stay Programme Yes
High Care Needs Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 30 Aug 2023
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes You are welcome to bring furniture to make your room your own. Larger furniture is also welcome for shared areas if we have the room!
Single Rooms Yes All rooms in our rest home area are single rooms.
Shared Rooms No At times some resident prefer the companionship others. this can be arranged to suit
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes 22 rooms have ensuites, all others have shared bathrooms. There is a superior room surcharge of $25.00 per day for rooms with ensuites.
Alcohol Permitted Yes We encourage healthy use of alcohol, though we do not provide it.
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We welcome special companions that have shared your life.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes All rooms have telephone and internet jacks.
Wifi Yes We have fibre internet for our residents and also a guest login that can be requested.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes All heaters can be adjusted individually.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We have a contract to provide care for these under the age of 65 years.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have several areas for residents to share quality time with others or perhaps spend some time privately
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes We can provide care under this scheme if prior approval has been given by the DHB. Ask your social worker if you are eligible. We are happy to provide short term for privately paying resident if required.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes We have skilled staff who care for those near the end of life. We liaise closely with the palliative care team and hospice
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes People from the community are welcome to join resident elders during the day to enjoy of meaningful activities. Day care is available five days a week. Morning and afternoon tea and lunch is included in the cost.
Outings Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes We have a designated area for those who wish to smoke
Updated: 30 Aug 2023
Special Features
Special Features
Cambridge Life espouses community integration in its diversional and recreational therapy programme.
Updated: 30 Aug 2023
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Big print books, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Chapel, Children, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Dancing, Digital camera, Electric beds, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Library, Massage, Men, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Organ, Outings, Parkinson's Society, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Roses, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Sky TV, Stroke Group, Vegetarian, Videos, Pastoral care, Craft, Art
Updated: 30 Aug 2023
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Fees are as set down by the DHB for the Waipa territorial land authority. Some superior rooms incur an additional fee. Our admission agreement itemises any extra charges.
Staffing qualifications and details We have a registered nurse on duty 24 hours a day and an enthusiastic team of healthcare assistants. Domestic staff ensure we look and smell great and maintenance keeps everything in working order. We employ great staff with the right attitude.
Details about meals Our menu is approved by a registered dietitian. Special dietary requirements are arranged as required. Resident elders are encouraged to give feedback and suggestions for food choices.
Recreational opportunities Residents go on regular van trips, enjoy daily in-house activities, and have frequent meaningful engagements with members of the community.
Updated: 30 Aug 2023
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Japanese Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Nepali Yes
Rumanian Yes
Samoan Yes
Spanish Yes
Tamil Yes
Updated: 30 Aug 2023
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Christian Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
(Other comments) Yes Let us know your affiliation or preference and we will try to see what we can do to make arrangements or referrals.
Updated: 30 Aug 2023
Ethnic Diets
Ethnic Diets
Ethnic Diet Status Details
Other Yes We will try to cater to preferences and dietary prescriptions.
Vegetarian Yes
Updated: 30 Aug 2023
Location Distance Details
Shops 2.50 Km We are approximately 2.5 kms from the main shopping street in Cambridge
Parks 1.00 Km There are a number of parks in close proximity
Library 3.00 Km We are approximately 3km from our local Cambridge Library
Updated: 30 Aug 2023
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Updated: 30 Aug 2023

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