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Kapiti Rest Home

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Kapiti Rest Home
Rest Home
91 Marine Parade
Paraparaumu Beach
Paraparaumu 5032
Postal Address
Same as above
Capital & Coast
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Heather Rye and Barbara Mador - (04) 902 6048
Heather Rye and Barbara Mador - (04) 902 6048
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"Kapiti Rest Home is our Residents home" - we provide a safe, family environment where each Resident's physical, mental and spiritual needs are paramount to the Management and Staff. Kapiti Rest Home is certified and is able to accept both private paying and subsidised Residents. We believe the essential components of "home" are ....safety and companionship, challenge and fun, purpose and recognition, respect and dignity. We want our home to be an environment where each Resident enjoys a lifestyle which they recognise as their own.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 15 Jan 2024

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 36
Vacancy Yes
Please contact us for more information or to arrange a visit.
Impending vacancy Yes - Please contact us.
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $0.00/day up to $15.00/day as at 09 Apr 2024
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: 14 Jun 2024

Testimonials from our Relative Satisfaction Survey February 2024:

"We are incredibly lucky to have our mum in such a gorgeous spot on the Kapiti Coast, and to be cared for and loved by such amazing people. Having mum happy and secure is peace of mind."

"Top class care and attention to each resident is clearly and happily given. The "HOME" atmosphere is evident with the behaviour and reactions of the residents".

"Kapiti Rest Home provided wonderful care for my mother. The atmosphere is warm, friendly, comfortable and 'homely'. The staff are very approachable and caring. The meals and daily activities for the Residents are of a high standard and you feel that your loved one is being looked after in a 'home away from home'. Beautiful outlook over Kapiti Island. Totally recommend Kapiti Rest Home" - Lisa.

"Our family appreciate the genuine concern and care provided to our mum. Although initially reluctant about rest home she is keen to get back after an outing with family. She is very happy and always tells us "they take good care of us in there". Thank you."

"My mother was a resident for 2.5 years. During this time I found Heather and her staff very friendly and approachable. My mother wasn't the easiest person to look after but the staff are so patient, pleasant and caring".

"We appreciate the individual care you provide. We know you see Dad as a whole person with his own needs and you cater to that as much as possible. We also appreciate the laughs the team provide to Dad and us. We are grateful for the outings and how it feels like you are always looking at what else you can do to provide a caring and fun home for Dad and the other residents".

Updated: 15 Feb 2024

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes The managers (Heather and Barbara) are both registered nurses. One is on site each weekday, and on call at all other times.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes All cares are given by experienced and caring staff. Staff are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week plus an extra person is on-call overnight every night.
Physiotherapist Negotiable
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable We will arrange for a Social Worker to visit if a Resident would like one.
Diversional Therapist Yes Our Diversional Therapists work with each Resident to coordinate activities, outings, spiritual, and exercise programmes.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Hairdresser once a week, or you can arrange our hairdresser to come in on different days for special occasions
Podiatrist Yes The Podiatrist visits once a quarter or more regularly if someone needs more care
Dietitian Yes The Dietician visits and consults on our menus 2-yearly or as requested.
Accredited Visitors Yes We have regular visitors from Age Concern, Foundation for the Blind, Alzheimers. We are more than happy to include additional visitors on our "open invitation" list.
Kaumatua Negotiable We are happy to arrange for a local Kaumatua to visit the home.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes A christian based minister visits once a month or more if requested. We are happy to arrange to connect a Resident with the spiritual advisor of their choice and religion.
Other Personnel Yes

Updated: 15 Jan 2024

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
Continence Advice Yes
ACC Rehabilitation Yes
Infection Control Yes

Updated: 15 Jan 2024

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
Other Short Stay Programme Yes Day Care
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes

Updated: 15 Jan 2024

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are welcome to decorate their room as they wish or use the furnishings we provide.
Single Rooms Yes All rooms are singles which are furnished but Residents are welcome to bring their own furniture if they wish.
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have "happy hour" every Friday and Sunday.
Pets In Residence Yes We recently adopted a Rest Home kitten (Bailey). One of the managers brings a dog most days. We frequently have visiting dogs from Canine Friends.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We reserve the right to refuse pets if they do not fit in well or pose a hygiene risk.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Can be arranged if requested (at Resident's cost)
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Our lounge is situated at the front of the building and has a stunning view of the beach and Kapiti Island.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We offer Palliative Care.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Day care available every day of the week.
Outings Yes Our Diversional therapists organise regular group and individual outings in our van.
Residents Committee Yes This comes and goes dependant on the current Residents wishes. We regularly ask for input/ideas from Residents, their friends and family with regard to how well the Rest Home caters for thier needs and wishes.
Newsletter Yes We publish an annual newsletter, but post pictures and updates on our Facebook page regularly.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes Yes some of our Residents are confused, but we help untangle the confusion for Resident's as best we can. Our staff are extremely patient and want each Resident to feel secure and in control of their lives as much as possible.
Rural Setting No We are a beach front property
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking is possible in covered area outside
Semi-Secure No Our building is locked at night and we have a security procedure but our Residents are welcome to come and go as they are able.

Updated: 19 Feb 2024

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Big print books are available from the weekly visits from the Mobile Library.

Activity programme.
We have a well designed Activity programme which caters for diverse interests and for varying capabilities.
Bingo, Board games, Bridge, Cards, Care and Craft, Cooking, Craft, Entertainment, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Happy Hour, Housie, Jigsaw, Outings, Petanque, Pianist, Quizzes, Sing-a-longs, are some of the activities that our resident Recreational Therapist organises in co-ordination with our Residents. Suggestions for new things to try are always welcome.,

Visitors: Your visitors are welcome to come any time you wish. You can entertain them in your own room or in one of the two lounges, you can even invite them to dinner.,

Vegetarian diets are catered for by our cooks.

Shopping trips are arranged with our Recreational Therapist.,

We celebrate Nationally observed Anniversaries and Personal milestones with Parties designed for the occasion.,

You are able to have Holidays when ever you wish, likewise you are able to come to us for a holiday.,

Children are welcome to visit you at the home.

Canine friends. We can't really fit dogs into the home, however we do have a few with visiting rights.,

Advocate. We are happy to work with or organise personal advocates.

Age Concern, , Alzheimer's Society, Arthritis society, Greypower, Parkinson's Society, Senior Citizens are some of the organisations who visit us regularly.

Updated: 15 Jan 2024

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Staffing qualifications and details The majority of our Caregivers have a Caregiving qualification or are working towards achieving their qualification.
Details about meals Three full meals a day plus morning and afternoon tea, and supper.
Associated Complexes Kena Kena Rest Home

Updated: 15 Jan 2024

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Filipino Yes

Updated: 15 Jan 2024

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Inter denominational Yes
(Other comments) Yes We acknowledge and respect all religions. All people are welcome here regardless of their religion as long as they are prepared to respect others. Where special rituals or food is required we accomodate these whereever possible

Updated: 15 Jan 2024

Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.10 Km Bus stop just around the corner.
Shops 0.01 Km Several shops in the area.
Mall 2.00 Km Coastlands shopping Centre
Parks 0.01 Km We are directly across the road from Paraparaumu Beach. Up the road in either direction are parks for both strolling in and for the Grandchildren to play in.
Library 2.00 Km Paraparaumu Library

Updated: 15 Jan 2024

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)

Updated: 15 Jan 2024

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