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Kaikohe Care
Rest Home
22 Bisset Rd, PO Box 267
Kaikohe 0440
Postal Address
Same as above
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Robyn Lyndon - 09 4010260
Lexhill Ltd - 0273631000
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Swagata Nandi - 09 4010260
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Our mission is to support independence and to deliver quality care that recognises the uniqueness and upholds the dignity of each resident.

PHOTO: George and Margaret playing crib. "15.2.15,4. A pairs 6,7,8,9."
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 6 Sep 2018
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 20
Vacancy Yes
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Impending vacancy No - standard room and premium room
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $10.00/day as at 28 Feb 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: 28 May 2024
Our recently collated Satisfaction Survey (March 2016) is available

A comment from the family of a rest home Resident: "The caregivers ought to be highly commended for their very friendly personalities, attitudes towards the Residents. Happy personalities. Very very helpful. Even to the family. Excellent meals and care..."
Updated: 6 Sep 2018
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 40 Yes Registered Nurses are in the facility around the clock.
Nurse Practitioner No DHB specialist available for telephone consultation, also consult with Broadway Health Centre
Enrolled Nurse 24 Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 176 Yes
Physiotherapist 4 Yes Visits fortnightly and on referral
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Visits
Social Worker (on site) No DHB visits by arrangement
Diversional Therapist 24 Yes We have 2 Diversional Therapists, one working with residents in PLE, and one planning, delivering, and overseeing programmes in the rest of the facility
Activities Co-ordinator No Activity programme planned and actioned by Diversional therapists and care staff
Hairdresser Yes Visits as required, or can be escorted to hairdresser of choice in town. One of our carers is also happy to style and set hair
Podiatrist Yes Visits 4 weekly, treats Residents 8 weekly
Dietitian Yes Visits as required, reviews and audits menus
Accredited Visitors Negotiable Can be arranged
Kaumatua Yes Also liaise with local iwi
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Available as required, plus most denominations visit weekly.
Other Personnel Yes Some excellent volunteers who come to share music and art, or just to sit and talk to the residents
Updated: 6 Sep 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Excellent support from Hospice nurses.
Dialysis Yes All RN's and EN's trained in peritoneal dialysis
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes DHB Advisor consults and visits
Stomal Therapy No DHB specialists by arrangement
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Physiotherapist visits
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Spinal Injuries Care Yes
Infection Control Yes Certified Infection Control Coordinator
Surgical Followup Yes Access to specialist appointments as required
Psychiatric Care Yes DHB POPS team consult and visit regularly
Primary Rural Health Care Yes Two routine GP visits weekly, we also escort to Broadway Health outside of routine visits if required
Community Health Yes Liaise with District Nurses
Clinical Management Yes Padmasree Nair is our Clinical Nurse Leader
Other Specialties Yes Infection Control
Updated: 6 Sep 2018
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 We welcome prospective clients and their families to have a look around the facility
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 6 Sep 2018
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms No
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes 2 ensuited rooms
Alcohol Permitted Yes Providing there are no contra-indications
Pets In Residence No Not currently
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes At request
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Can have extra heating if liked. We have radiators in each room.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Two lounges, both with wood fires.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes By arrangement
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract No Can care for palliative residents in liaison with Hospice
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes By arrangement
Outings Yes Weekly trips, more often in fine weather
Whānau Room No Families can stay by arrangement
Māori Kaupapa Yes Kaumatua available and iwi liaison
Residents Committee Yes Residents meetings monthly, more often at request. Management always open to suggestions
Family Committee Yes Friends of the Hospital Committee. Family conferences arranged as necessary, and at request
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes Those inclined to wander are in our Protected Living Environment area
Rural Setting Yes But within easy walking distance of shops
Smokers Room No Smoking on verandahs only
Smoking Permitted Yes On verandahs and outdoors only
Semi-Secure No Secured at night
Updated: 6 Sep 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Semi-rural setting within easy walking distance of town, situated in 4 acres of park-like grounds.

We are friendly and caring, and we are good at problem solving.
Updated: 6 Sep 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
RSA visits, we join in activities with Senior Citizens, support from "Friends of Kaikohe Hospital", Art, Cards, Housie weekly, Church (several different denominations weekly), Cooking, Craft, Dancing here (MINDS come for a delightful song and dance session once a month) and visiting elsewhere, Entertainment, involved in inter-rest homes games and occasions, Exercises daily, Garden, Happy hour, we visit the Ngawha Hot Pools, Indoor games, Library, 2 Log fires, Massage, Outdoor games, Movies and large TV and video, Music including kareoke regularly as well as Maori music and Poi, Newspaper reading daily, Quizzes, Shopping, Outings at least twice weekly.

Some of our Residents walk to town - one has done so twice daily for years. We can also transport Residents to town for shopping in our van.

MINDS group join us for a song and dance session which is extremely popular and great fun.

Updated: 6 Sep 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Podiatry unless ordered by the Doctor, podiatrist sees individual residents 8 weekly. Haircare, hairdresser visits or we can take you to town.
Staffing qualifications and details Registered Nurse always on duty
Details about meals Two cooks provide meals. Preferences and diets catered for. Regular BBQ's, special meals for events etc. Home baking Boil ups a once a week option
Associated Complexes Stand alone facility
Updated: 6 Sep 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Bengali Yes
Croatian Yes Access to local speakers
Czechoslovaki Yes Access to local speakers
Dalmatian Yes Access to local speakers
Deaf Blind Sign Language No Can access
Dutch Yes Access to local speakers
English Yes
Fijian No Access to local speakers
Fijian Indian Yes Access to local speakers
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes Access arranged
Malayalam Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Samoan No Access to local speakers
Sign Language No Can access
Tamil Yes
Tongan Yes Can access
Yugoslavian Yes Access to local speakers
Updated: 6 Sep 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baha'i Yes By arrangement
Baptist Yes Chaplain is the local Baptist Minister
Brethren Yes By arrangement
Buddhist Yes By arrangement
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes Most visit weekly
Evangelical Yes Visit to sing
Hindu Yes By arrangement
Inter denominational Yes
Muslim Yes By arrangement
Jehovah Witness Yes Local church and community
Jewish Yes By arrangement
Methodist Yes Local church
Non denominational Yes
Orthodox Christian Yes By arrangement
Pentecostal Yes Regular visits to sing
Presbyterian Yes Local union church
Ratana Yes
Ringatu Yes By arrangement
Roman Catholic Yes Priest visits weekly
Salvation Army Yes By arrangement
Seventh Day Adventist Yes Mangakahia Road
Sikh Yes By arrangement
Spiritualist/New Age Yes By arrangement
The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints Yes Local church
(Other comments) Yes We are happy to arrange visits with the spiritual advisor of your choice
Updated: 6 Sep 2018
Location Distance Details
Shops 0.30 Km Flat 10 minute walk, good selection of shops and some nice eateries
Mall 0.30 Km Flat 10 minute walk
Parks 0.20 Km Flat 5 minute walk
Library 0.30 Km Flat 10 minute walk, great little library!
Updated: 6 Sep 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Care Association New Zealand Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Care Association New Zealand
Updated: 6 Sep 2018

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