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Kemp Home and Hospital
Rest Home
21 Te Pene Avenue
Titahi Bay
Porirua 5022
Postal Address
PO Box 52081
Titahi Bay
Porirua 5242
Capital & Coast
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Valelia Gibb - (04) 236 8099
Wellington City Mission - (04) 477 5960
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The staff at Kemp Home and Hospital undertake to provide a professional and caring environment with opportunities for elders to live a dignified and fulfilling daily life.

We believe in:

the individuality of those in our care and their right to make informed choices through our interaction with them and their families,

and in creating a pleasant living environment with professional care and the encouragement of activity, both mental and physical, to maintain the optimum quality of life.

Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 14 Jun 2012
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 21
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No - 0
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges No
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: 1 Mar 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 8x40 Yes Registered nurses on all shifts supervise and take responsibility for all care
Physiotherapist Yes Services available as prescribed. Physiotherapist visits at least weekly.
Occupational Therapist No
Social Worker (on site) No All services provided by Capital Support and Capital Coast staff.
Diversional Therapist Yes Services provided by the Occupational Therapy Team
Hairdresser Yes Available Tuesdays. Very reasonable rates for men and women.
Podiatrist Yes Visits twice monthly.
Dietitian Yes Annual Dietician audit of all meal servcies
Kaumatua Yes For both Maori and Pacific Island clients
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Anglican Chaplain on staff. Catholic Services fortnightly. Services for people of other Christian denominations and other faiths as requested. Chapel and hall available
Other Personnel Yes Medical Officer, experienced in geriatric care available at all times
Updated: 12 Nov 2014
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes Currently undertaking advanced qualifications
Psychiatric Care Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: Unknown
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
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes Limited to availability
Updated: 22 Mar 2013
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes Shared
Alcohol Permitted Yes Happy hour each Saturday
Pets In Residence Yes We currently have two budgies and fish.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Clients pay for private line, or cordless phones available for use.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Adjustable heating available in each room
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Eleven areas of varying sizes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Outings Yes Thursday van trip to the local Plaza.
Whānau Room Yes
Residents Committee Yes Independent chairperson, families welcome.
Family Committee Yes As residents committee
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes suburban setting with extensive sheltered gardens including rose garden and gazebo
Smokers Room Yes Two smoking areas available for residents
Smoking Permitted Yes We have an allocated smoking area
Semi-Secure Yes Facility locked at 5pm each night
Updated: 12 Nov 2014
Special Features
Special Features
Suburban setting with extensive sheltered gardens including rose garden and gazebo.

Nursing students from Whitiriea Polytechnic, Medical students from Wellington School of Medicine, Students from the Police college and care giver students from a variety of institutions undertake learning experience and add to our daily experiences
Updated: Unknown
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Aromatherapy, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Bridge, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Electric beds, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Housie, Interdenominational, Jigsaw, Lectures, Library, Maori Women's Welfare League, Meal choices, Men, Minibus, Motivational, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Organ, Outings, Park, Parties, Pastoral care, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Reading, Recreation, Religious services, Roses, Service women, Servicemen, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, TAB, Vegetarian, Videos, Views, Visitors
Updated: Unknown
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not All hotel services including personal laundry provided in cost.
Staffing qualifications and details Each unitis staffed by a team of registered nurses and care givers, led by a Care Manager who is responsible for the day to day running and quality of care in the unit. All nurse assistants have care givers certificates.
Details about meals All meals provided including morning and afternoon teas and snacks as desired. Facilities for tea and coffee and heating food in each unit
Associated Complexes Also listed as hospital.
Updated: Unknown
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Cook Island Maori Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes
Japanese No We are situated in Porirua and participate in the Sister City exchanges with Nishio, a city similar to ours and S.E. of Ngagoya
Malay Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Niuean Yes
Samoan Yes
Tongan Yes
Other Details Yes Staff at Kemp Home and Hospital wish to make admission and stay at Kemp as pleasant and supportive as possible for clients of all cultures and ethnic groups. There are people on the staff who are fluent in Maori, all Pacific and several Asian languages.
Other Information Yes Tokalau, Cook Island Maori & All Pacific Islands
Updated: 29 Jun 2010
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes Christian, L.D.S, Buddhist. Muslim
(Other comments) Yes Open to people of all Christian denominations and other faiths. Clergy and religious representatives are welcome and we will strive to provide support in any way possible.
Updated: Unknown
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.03 Km On main bus route. Bus stop outside
Shops 0.20 Km Adjoins local shopping centre
Parks 0.10 Km Adjoins local sports ground
Updated: Unknown
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)
Updated: Unknown

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