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Camellia Resthome
Rest Home
1743 Rewi Street
Te Awamutu
Te Awamutu 3800
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Joanne Feng - 0212627832
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Camellia Resthome is a professionally run and managed home for the elderly, we are committed to providing excellence in care. We welcome the opportunity to meet the needs and expectations of both our residents and their families.

Our residents are encouraged to maintain independence and individuality, while maintaining links with the wider community.

At Camellia we have a well deserved local reputation as being the best. The management and staff are dedicated to ensure we will always be the first choice in aged care in this district.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 6 Feb 2020
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 30
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No - 0
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $17.00/day as at 07 Sep 2023
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: 30 Nov 2023
"A very happy place to live"
"Great clean fresh smelling environment" "Very friendly helpful staff who go the extra mile for us"
"Great care - second to none"
Updated: 6 Feb 2020
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 40 Yes Registered Nurse on duty 9.00am - 5.00 pm Monday to Friday and on call 24/7.
Enrolled Nurse No Keep updated with current practice and participate in ongoing education
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have a team of dedicated Health Care Assistants who participate in on-going aged care education.
Physiotherapist 0.00 Yes Contracted as required
Occupational Therapist 0.00 Yes Contracted as required
Social Worker (on site) 0.00 Negotiable
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Sue and Heather have been with us for a number of years as caregivers before taking on the role of Activities Co-ordinator, their hours are Monday - Friday 8.30am - 3.00pm.
Hairdresser Yes We have a hairdresser who visits our residents weekly.
Podiatrist Yes Contracted as required
Dietitian Yes Our menu's are approved by a dietitian and reviewed on a regular basis. We have two cooks - at Camellia and we specialize in home baking.
Accredited Visitors Yes Work closely with the DHB and liase with other health professionals as required.
Kaumatua Yes As required
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Regular interdenominational services.
Other Personnel Yes We have a beautician who visits as required. She also provides intensive foot care.
Updated: 6 Feb 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Wound Care Yes RN has maintained current best practice standards in wound care
Diabetic Care Yes Diabetic reviews held in collaboration with medical centre diabetes specialist staff
Continence Advice Yes RN up to date with current practices and liases with DHB appointed continence advisor if required.
Infection Control Yes RN keeps up to date with current infection control policies and procedures and provides appropriate education to staff. Liases with DHB specialist infection control team if required.
Updated: 6 Feb 2020
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 Depending on availability of beds, we are happy to provide respite care and also convalescence care.
Carer Support Yes Day care available in consultation with nurse manager
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 6 Feb 2020
Feature Status Details
Single Rooms Yes All our rooms are single.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes We provide modern fully ensuited and semi ensuited rooms.
Alcohol Permitted Yes We also have happy hours regularly.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes
Whānau Room Yes We have a second "quiet lounge" which is available to families/whanau
Māori Kaupapa Yes We have input from Kaumatua as required.
Residents Committee Yes Regular monthly resident meetings are held
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes Several of our rooms look out onto farmland.
Smoking Permitted Yes Outside designated areas only.
Updated: 6 Feb 2020
Special Features
Special Features
Small privately owned Rest Home, with a high priority of providing personalised care while promoting independance and community connections.
The majority of our rooms are spacious and of a very high standard. All rooms have electric beds, TV's, hand basins etc as standard.
Updated: 6 Feb 2020
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Variety of activities provided with support from our activities co-ordinator. Included are , BBQ's, bingo, bowls, canine friends, cards, visits from children, church services, concerts, DVD's, entertainers, Exercises programme created by Arthritis foundation, games, gardening, happy hour monthly, jigsaws, library, music, outings, pastoral care, quizzes, RSA visits, sky tv.
Updated: 6 Feb 2020
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Contact Nurse Manager or Owner for more details.
Staffing qualifications and details Registered Nurse works Monday to Friday and on call after hours and weekends. 3 caregivers, 1 cleaner, 1 cook, 1 Activities person providing care during the day. 3 caregivers in the afternoon and 1 caregiver overnight.
Details about meals Home style meals are prepared daily on the premises by our chef/baker.. Cooked meal at lunch time, lighter meal at teatime with home made muffins, sandwiches or scones for morning, afternoon tea and supper.
Updated: 6 Feb 2020
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Filipino No Staff member
Māori - Te Reo Yes Staff member
Samoan Yes staff member
Updated: 6 Feb 2020
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes The local Vicar comes each month for a communion service for those who wish to attend.
Baptist Yes Attend morning tea monthly
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Evangelical Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Lay person brings communion to members
(Other comments) Yes Transport can be arranged to attend community church services as required. We do our utmost to accommodate the needs of all individuals.
Updated: 6 Feb 2020
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.20 Km
Shops 1.50 Km
Mall 0.00 Km
Parks 1.00 Km
Library 1.70 Km The local Te Awamutu Library is available to issue our residents with a wide and varied range of reading material.
Updated: 6 Feb 2020
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy No Activities Co-ordinator
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 6 Feb 2020

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