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Kandahar Home

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Kandahar Home
Rest Home
8 Roberts Road / 2 Colombo Road
Masterton 5810
Postal Address
PO Box 298
Masterton 5840
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Enliven’s Kandahar Home is homely and welcoming; residents enjoy the engaging atmosphere and spacious grounds. Situated in the Masterton suburb of Lansdowne, this character home is close to town yet has a relaxing semi-rural outlook.

Kandahar Home offers rest home and hospital care, as well as health recovery, and an engaging day programme. While Kandahar Home is able to support people with memory loss and early dementia symptoms, our sister site, Kandahar Court, offers specialist dementia care in a secure environment.

At Enliven, we create age-friendly communities where people are happy and thrive regardless of their age or ability. As well as providing day-to-day support and clinical care, we take into account the physical, social, emotional, and cultural needs of each person we support.

Our elder-directed philosophy means we put residents at the heart of everything we do. When you or your loved one moves into an Enliven home, you’re joining a unique and special community. This means we work to ensure the elders of Kandahar Home have companionship, variety and spontaneity, fun, meaningful activity, and purpose in their lives. It ensures that elders are involved in decisions that relate to both their personal wellbeing and what happens at their home.

Our staff are not only highly trained, they’re also friendly, caring and embrace our elder-directed philosophy of care. Our nurses are on-duty 24-hours-a-day and the doctor also visits regularly. We are in regular contact with residents to ensure all clinical needs are met.

As an Enliven home, we’re proud to be more than just ‘family friendly’. At Kandahar Home, your family is part of our family, which means you’ll find there are no set visiting times. After all, family, friends, and the community play a big part in life here.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 11 Nov 2022

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 30
Vacancy Yes
Demand for beds at Kandahar is high but we do have vacancies. We offer a no-obligation waiting list and recommend that interested parties register their details with us.
Impending vacancy Yes
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $15.00/day up to $30.00/day as at 14 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 Unknown

Updated: 14 Jun 2024

There are many reasons why people enjoy living at Enliven’s Kandahar Home. We asked some of the residents that live there what they like the most about their home.

“It’s wonderful here. There’s no pressure; it has a relaxed atmosphere right through and the staff are wonderful. Everything is taken care of.”
– Glennys, resident

“This place is so homely - it doesn’t remind me of a rest home, and the staff are what makes it home here.”
– Laurie, resident.

“At Kandahar all my medical needs are taken care of and they don’t make me feel like a patient.”
– Keith, resident.

“There are activities happening every day and I’ve made a lot of friends – there are some real characters living here.”
– Kath, resident.

“There’s always someone to talk to so I never get lonely. I’ve got people around me all the time if I want, but I can be by myself when I want as well.”
– Barbara, resident.

“Kandahar is in town but it’s a rural area. I can still see the horses in the paddock next door when I look out my window. It’s home here.”
– Hazel, resident.

Updated: 9 Nov 2022

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes Registered Nurse on duty 24/7
Enrolled Nurse Yes Enrolled Nurse on duty morning and afternoon shifts
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes We have a hairdressing salon and have more than one hairdresser who visit regularly so providing a choice for residents
Podiatrist Yes Visits regularly
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Where required, providing spiritual support to residents and relatives at times of need

Updated: 9 Nov 2022

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes

Updated: 9 Nov 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
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes

Updated: 10 Nov 2022

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes The rooms can be furnished, but residents are invited to make the space their own. You can bring along your own familiar furniture and furnishings. Many residents bring along photos, artwork, ornaments, furniture and bed covers.
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We welcome couples at Kandahar Home and Court, talk to us about the options available.
Ensuite Yes Most rooms are ensuite
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Some pets belong to the home and residents have chosen to look after them. Other pets have moved in with their owners.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We understand that pets are part of the family too. Talk to us about your pet moving into the home with you – pets are usually welcomed with open arms as long as they get on with other people and animals.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes At resident's own cost
Lounges/seating areas Yes Residents enjoy the community feel, shared lounges, entertaining areas and gardens/courtyards.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes Usually at least two outings per week in our wheelchair friendly mini bus
Whānau Room No We make every effort to accommodate Whanau at times of need.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes Close to town but set in well manicured grounds with animals in our paddocks over the fences
Smokers Room Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes In smokers room

Updated: 10 Nov 2022

Special Features
Special Features
Eden Alternative- a philosophy of care

We have adopted the Eden Alternative at Kandahar, which means we work to create vibrant living and work environments for our residents. We encourage residents to maintain their own routines and continue with hobbies and interests. Residents' pets, the presence of children, plenty of plants and gardens and a high level of local community involvement is a part of our Homes' everyday life.

Updated: 10 Nov 2022

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
A highlight for many residents is the social life and companionship at Kandahar Home and Court. As well as enjoying the company of others at a similar stage of life, Kandahar Home and Court residents get involved in organising daily happenings and special events – making the most of the varied social calendar.

We have a wide range of interest groups. Regular activities and events include sight-seeing trips, guest entertainers, craft, themed parties and gardening.

Activity and interest groups and programmes are tailored to the interests of residents. This may include: Activity programme, Alzheimer's Society, Aromatherapy, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Classical Music, Cooking, Concerts, Craft, Dancing, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Golden Oldies, Greypower, Happy Hour, Holidays, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Lotto, Mah Jong, Massage, Men, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parties, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Reflexology, Rotary, RSA, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Videos, Views

Updated: 10 Nov 2022

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Details about meals Each day we provide our residents their breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snacks. We’ll make sure you always have plenty of delicious food to enjoy. Our menus are co-designed by a dietician and chef to ensure there is plenty of diversity and that your meals are nutritious and satisfying, made right on-site. We encourage you to enjoy your meals in the dining room with your friends. Morning and afternoon tea is served around the home and snacks and fruit are always available in the dining room or kitchenettes.

Updated: 10 Nov 2022

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Interpreter No Can be arranged if required

Updated: 10 Nov 2022

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
(Other comments) Yes Kandahar welcomes people of all religious backgrounds and in addition to services within the home (usually a different denomination each week) assists residents in making their own arrangements for worship. We also have our own Chaplain

Updated: 10 Nov 2022

Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km Town bus stops at gate
Shops 1.00 Km Less than 1km
Parks 1.00 Km Less than 1km

Updated: 10 Nov 2022

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Spark of Life Yes
The Eden Alternative Yes Kandahar Home and Court have adopted the Eden Alternative. Working to create vibrant living for our residents. Pets, the presence of children, plenty of plants and gardens and a high level of local community involvement is a part of our everyday life.
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)

Updated: 10 Nov 2022

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