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Makoha Rest Home - Tauranga

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Makoha Rest Home - Tauranga
Rest Home
228c Levers Road
Tauranga 3110
Postal Address
Same as above
Bay of Plenty
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Kathryn Davies - (07) 576 1899
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*Mitchell Court Rest Home now known as Makoha Rest Home is one of a few homes in the area that has a 4 year Certification*

"At Makoha Rest Home we know that people make the difference"

Our highly trained rest home staff are experienced in caring for
elderly people, and as a family-owned service, we look after our community and value each resident's individuality and independence.

Our spacious rooms offer you garden views, with options for larger studio units where couples can continue living together in a comfortable caring community.Our semi-secure premises also give peace of mind for secure care of those that may wander.

All meals and baking is cooked fresh on site daily. Our chef sources all ingredients from local suppliers where possible.

We welcome you to come and visit the Makoha family and talk about how we can be your home away from home.

*Please note, we do not charge a premium for our en suite rooms*
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 13 Aug 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 35
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No - Room available
Short stay considered No
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: 24 Apr 2024
The home has a lovely atmosphere and everyone is so welcoming it feels like a home from home.

We found it hard to believe the wonderful experience we have had thanks to all the staff without exception. We shall never forget these three weeks of bliss. (Respite resident).
Updated: 6 Jun 2013
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 120 Yes Our Clinical Manager works 40 hours a week and we have a Manager/Registered Nurse who also works 40 hours a week. The Clinical Manager, Registered Nurse and Manager (who has an RN background) are available 24 hours / 7 days a week on call.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes All of our care assistants have completed health care training, the majority of staff having gained Diploma in Health Services management (level 7). All of our permanent care assistants have First Aid Certification.
Physiotherapist Negotiable We have a community physiotherapist who visits the home on a regular basis and appointments can be arranged.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Can be sourced via Tauranga Hospital
Social Worker (on site) No Social workers are accessed through Tauranga Hospital
Diversional Therapist Negotiable We have access to a Diversional Therapist if required.
Activities Co-ordinator 34 Yes Our recreational coordinator works four days a week from 10am to 4.30pm. We have a comprehensive programme of activities including outings and functions with other rest homes.
Hairdresser Yes Alternate Mondays. No appointments are necessary and prices are reasonable.
Podiatrist Yes Visits the rest home monthly.
Dietitian Negotiable A Registered dietician has approved our menus and can be accessed whenever necessary.
Accredited Visitors Yes Several services can be accessed when necessary. We have regular visits to the home from various church denominations.
Kaumatua Yes We have a Kaumatua & Kui who provide support as required.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have inter denominational church services monthly and other church groups visiting. Communion weekly.
Other Personnel Yes We have access to the diabetic nurse at Otumoetai Health Centre and can obtain the services of other health professionals as required. We have a person who does monthly manicures and hand massages
Updated: 6 Jul 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Via our Registered Nurses
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We do provide palliative care in conjunction with Waipuna Hospice. We like to keep our residents in familiar surroundings. The Nurse Manager has a palliative care certification and 5 care assistants are undertaking the same course.
Wound Care Yes Via our Registered Nurse. All care assistants have training in basic wound management via external specialists.
Diabetic Care Yes Local Doctors Diabetic Clinic provides back up and regular diabetic checks. All our staff are trained in diabetic and insulin care.
Continence Advice Yes We work in conjunction with the incontinence advisor from Tauranga Hospital. Continence advice and support in house is provided by product specialists from PHL Medical.
Stomal Therapy Yes Our Registered Nurse is experienced in stomal care. We can access a stomal therpist via Tauranga Hospital if required.
Infection Control Yes Our Nurse Manager attend regular seminars and a local infection control nurses group. We also work in conjunction with Tauranga Hospital infection control nurses.
Surgical Followup Yes Can provide post operative care;
Clinical Management Yes Our Nurse Manager is responsible for clinical governance
Other Specialties Yes Our Nurse Manager has an Orthopaedic degree.
Updated: 30 Jan 2014
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 We keep one room for respite care and other rooms are used for respite care as available
Carer Support Yes If rooms are available we will accomodate short stay
Subsidised Yes Yes, we have a "top up" fee of $40.00 to cover full costs.
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes We keep one room for respite care and this can be booked in advance.
Updated: 19 Mar 2013
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Yes. The large rooms can accommodate several pieces of furniture
Single Rooms Yes All our rooms are single. We have 7 very large studio rooms with full en-suites. We have 2 rooms that have a shared en-suite, kitchenette and an external courtyard. All these rooms would be suitable for a couple.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have rooms which would suit a couple
Ensuite Yes 24 of our 35 rooms have an en suite
Alcohol Permitted Yes In moderation and depending on residents medications
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Can negotiate
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Most rooms have a telephone jackpoint. We have a seperate residents phone line and two cordless phones which can be used in the bedrooms.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Some rooms can be adjusted. Most heating is 'underfloor'
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have 2 lounges. One where most of the activities take place and another lounge where residents can have quiet time or visitors. We also have three smaller seating areas which our residents enjoy.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Palliative care is provided to our existing residents when needed.
Palliative Care Contract No We do not have a contract but provide palliative care to our existing residents when needed
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes By private arrangement
Outings Yes We have regular outings Monday to Friday. A number of residents attend external groups in the community. We have a monthly lunch outing to the Mt RSA or other restaraunt.
Whānau Room No We do not have a dedicated Whanau room but do have a separate lounge or residents own bedroom can be used
Residents Committee Yes Residents meetings are held every two - three months where any feedback can be attended to.
Family Committee No No family committee as such but we have an 'open door' policy and family members pop in to discuss any topics they wish.
Newsletter Yes We have a quarterly newsletter. Mitchell Court Views
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We have policies and procedures in place and support from Mental Health Services for Older Persons at Tauranga Hospital.
Confused Residents Yes Some residents do get confused either because of an element of dementia or a symptom of a heath issue.
Rural Setting Yes We are set off the road in a quite urban setting, close to beaches, walkways and Cherrywood shopping centre. It is approx. a 7 minute drive to the centre of Tauranga city.
Smoking Permitted Yes We have a No Smoking Policy within all buildings. There is an outside smoking area for residents.
Semi-Secure Yes We have a security fence and gate with a digital locking pad, and the home surrounds are fully secure.
Updated: 13 Aug 2013
Special Features
Special Features
We provide individualised quality care in a home like atmosphere.

We do not charge a premium for en suite rooms.

Our residents are cared for as I would wish to be cared for.

Family and whanau are encouraged to be involved in all aspects of the residents care and activities.
Updated: 22 Nov 2017
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We have a varied activity programme including; Bingo, board games, cards, care and craft, church services, concerts, internal festivals, external entertainers, exercises, indoor games, quizzes, bowls, jigsaws, nail care, newspapers, piano, gardening, outings, shopping, videos, lunch time happy hour, petanque, shopping, sing-a-longs, videos, big print books,library visits, picnic and barbeque facilities, Citizens Club outings, raffles.

Access to support from Age Concern Alzeimer's Society, Arthritis society, Blind Foundation, Pastoral care,Parkinson's Society,Grey Power,external Advocate.
Updated: 28 Nov 2014
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes We can access iterpreters through the DHB
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Updated: 11 Jan 2013
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes Communion service 1st Tuesday of the month
Baptist Yes Monthly service
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Jehovah Witness Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 18 Mar 2009
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.10 Km Bus stop at gate
Shops 2.00 Km To Cherrywood shopping centre
Mall 5.00 Km To main city shopping.
Parks 1.00 Km To Fergusson Park
Library 1.00 Km Library bus comes to Matua regularly
Updated: 18 Mar 2009
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)
Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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