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Rangiura Home
Rest Home
17 Matai Crescent
Putaruru 3411
Postal Address
17 Matai Crescent
Putaruru 3411
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Natalie Ward - 07 885 1040
Rangiura Trust Board
Clinical Nurse Leader
Ros Corban - 07 885 1040
Village Manager
Natalie Ward - 07 885 1040
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Welcome to Rangiura – which translates as Glorious Sunset.

Set in the beautiful South Waikato, Rangiura offers you the best of both worlds.
We are close to all amenities and the bustling community of Putāruru whilst retaining that “in the country” feel.
We offer a number of Services to our Residents including Care Home, Hospital Support, Memory Support and Retirement Village Living.

People choose to stay at Rangiura because we are different. You can feel it from the moment you step through the door. We encourage independence, being individual and living your life the way you want to through choice and showing respect – respect for you in your home in your elder years.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 2 Mar 2012
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 31
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $10.00/day up to $20.00/day as at 21 Mar 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: 12 Apr 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes 6 Registered Nurses
Nurse Practitioner Yes 1 Nurse Practitioner
Enrolled Nurse 1 Yes 1 Enrolled Nurse
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes 49 Health Care Assistants
Physiotherapist Yes As part of our team we have a registered physiotherapist who provide a large range of services including rehabilitation, mobility, pain management, exercise classes etc. If you have any need for mobility aids they will assess/arrange this.
Occupational Therapist 0.00 Negotiable Will visit as required
Social Worker (on site) 0.00 Negotiable Will visit as required
Diversional Therapist Yes 3 Diversional Therapist
Activities Co-ordinator 1 Yes
Hairdresser 1 Yes Why go to the hairdresser when one can come to you? By appointment. Staff will make your appointment if you are unable to. Salon expenses are not included in your fee.
Podiatrist Yes As required
Dietitian Yes As required
Accredited Visitors Yes As required
Kaumatua Yes Available through Ruakawa Trust
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Always available on request/visits weekly
Updated: 21 Jul 2023
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Diabetic Care Yes Utilise the services of Anglesea Dieticians
Continence Advice Yes Care Manger trained in this field
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Stroke Nurse visits as required.
Infection Control Yes Qualified IC Staff and committee
Community Health Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes Nurse Practitioner
Updated: 21 Jul 2023
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 have one room dedicated to respite care or short-stays. It is important to us that families and carers can be assured of care when they are requiring a break. Please speak to our RN team if you wish to know more regarding this vital service.
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 21 Jul 2023
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes You may wish to bring a favourite chair, bedding, paintings or ornaments or perhaps your own bed. This is limited only by the space available and by your care needs. We openly encourage residents to have their own special things about their rooms.
Single Rooms Yes All single.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes 6 Studio Units
Ensuite Yes 25 rooms in the Rest Home/ Hospital with ensuites
Alcohol Permitted Yes Happy hours are held regulary and residents are encouraged to have a social drink if this has been part of their routine and is deemed appropriate by their GP.
Pets In Residence Yes Dog Mattie and birds.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes You may have your own telephone connected in your room (at your cost). Otherwise there are phones available in the home for your use. We now support our residents with our own Telecomunications network.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Many small lounge areas, conservatories, and a large recreation hall.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes We have a 10 seater mini bus which we utilize both as a courtesy coach and for fortnightly outings to local places of interest.
Whānau Room Yes
Māori Kaupapa Yes Availabe through Ruakawa Trust
Residents Committee Yes Meetings for all residents are held every three months, where residents are welcome to make suggestions on any matters that concern you or improvements that can be made.
Family Committee No We do conduct regular surveys/audits to gain family/whanau feedback as well as regular information and feedback forums with families/care givers.
Newsletter Yes We provide a monthly newsletter, which sets out the programme of things happening. We encourage all residents to take part where possible. We also send out a quarterly more " newsy" letter to families and and residents
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes See challenging behaviours ( Unmet Needs) policy.
Confused Residents Yes Our 16 bed memory support unit, Fern Haven - supports residents with dementia who require secure living.
Rural Setting Yes Located in the heart of the Waikato, at the rear of the town where views of the surrounding farmland and hills can be had.
Smokers Room Yes We have a designated covered area outside for those residents wanting to smoke.
Smoking Permitted No Rangiura has a no smoking policy throughout the Home.
Updated: 20 Feb 2024
Special Features
Special Features
The Rest Home is well positioned on a gentle rise on the outskirts of the rural township of Putaruru. The modern purpose built brick home and Retirement Village units are run by a charitable trust; the original land being donated by Wally Grey. This generosity was supplemented by the efforts, money and services of families and businesses from Putaruru and the surrounding districts. Thanks to this support we can provide you with the highest standards of care and facilities.

The Home is laid out in a series of wings which relate to the central core of the home where there is reception, offices, lounges, dining room, and kitchen. The home is spacious and has a relaxed yet very professional feel about it.

There are several options of rooms ranging from larger studio rooms through to ensuited rooms and non ensuited rooms. The studio units have a bedroom/lounge area with tea/coffee making facilities, small fridge and full walk in bathroom. These rooms are available and some are ideal for couples. Some of the ensuited rest home rooms are also very spacious.

One of the homes greatest attributes is the staff. The team relate well to one another and are caring compassionate people, many of whom have worked in the home for a number of years. Staff feel well recognised for their work and say that the Trust Board are thoughtful, considerate and great to work for. Happy staff help to create a happy home.

Our comprehensive introductory information package for new residents can be sent to you if you request this. It contains clear information about the assessment and service co-ordination process that is undertaken prior to entry to rest home care, a copy of our “Agreement to Provide Residential Care Services at Rangiura Rest Home”, a useful overview of “Enduring Power of Attorney”, “Resident Rights & Responsibilities”, a “copy of our “Concerns & Complaints” form (we believe that caring for someone is a two way process and if is to work well all parties need to be open with each other. We therefore try to make this process as easy fro you as possible) and a handy checklist of some of the things we suggest that you consider when you are looking for a rest home or hospital. Please feel free to request this package.
Updated: 21 Jul 2023
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Pets living in residence
Church/Religious Services (Each Thursday churches hold a service).
A flat path all the way around the building for walking.

Activity programme, Advocates, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Aromatherapy, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Blind Foundation activities, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Bridge, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Children, Church services, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Digital camera, Electric beds, Entertainers, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Gardening, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Library, Massage, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Organ, Outings, Parties, Pastoral care, Petanque, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Pool table, Probus, Quizzes, Reading, Roses, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Theatre, Views, Videos...and much much more
Updated: 21 Jul 2023
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Fees do not include clothing,personal toiletries e.g. shampoo, toothpaste etc, toll calls, individual phone line, individual paper, dentist, optician, audiologist, hairdresser, dry cleaning, solicitors, chaplain, sky tv in own room and personal insurance.
Staffing qualifications and details All staff are trained and education is continuing. The Career Force programme is followed. General Care/Health Services STAFF Philosophy Our service is not limited to physical and material things. Our aim is to help older members of the community turn their latter years into a time of fulfillment and completion. It is a time when they should integrate the joys and sorrows, hopes and anxieties of life – which the elderly feel in a particularly sensitive way. Look at the treasure of humanity and wisdom that is yours in your elderly folk Love them and be grateful to them All of the staff at Rangiura are competent in Rest Home care requirements. We practice a policy of ongoing in-house education and training to ensure staff are fully capable of meeting your needs. Our Manager is responsible for the administration of the Rest Home. Your Care Your involvement in planning your own care is really important. There are various formal ways this happens: The Residents History and Assessment form is completed either prior to or immediately after admission. This is your opportunity to have make your unique needs known. A Care Plan will be developed from this, in consultation with you, and your family. Doctors we use the Residential Eldercare Services for medical care. One of these Doctors will be responsible for your medical care. Be sure to advise our Registered Nurses if you are unwell. They will discuss the situation with you and if necessary make arrangements for you to see your Doctor. Rangiura will pay the accounts for residents who are on Rest Home subsidy. Self-funding clients pay their own accounts Registered Nurses We have a team of registered nurses who work in conjunction with your doctors. Please discuss any medical problems with them and they will be pleased to tend to your health needs. Medication The Registered Nurse or the Senior staff member on each shift is responsible for administering medication. Our pharmacist from Putaruru Unichem dispenses medication for one week, commencing Friday morning. We have a separate policy for self-medication if appropriate.
Details about meals All home cooked meals prepared on the premises with fresh baking for morning and afternoon teas. All meals are prepared on site by our qualified staff. Strict hygiene and food regulations are observed at all times. All staff are appropriately trained and qualified in food preparation and service. • Special Dietary Requirements are catered for according to your Doctor or in consultation with a dietician. • Likes and Dislikes – Some of this information is collected on admission. Please let us know of any allergies or incompatibilities. • Cultural Preferences may influence the sort of food you prefer. Let us know your special needs and we will find ways of meeting them. • Visitors are welcome and can be catered for using the onsite 'Cafe Rangiura'. • Going Out – It is a requirement that Staff are advised if you will be out for a meal. MEAL TIMES Breakfast in your room from 7.30 am Lunch in the dining room from 11.45 am Tea in the dining room from 4.45 pm Morning and afternoon teas and supper are served every day.
Associated Complexes Rangiura Retirement Village ( please see website for further details)
Updated: 21 Jul 2023
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Cook Island Maori Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter Yes As required.
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Pidgin Yes
Updated: 21 Jul 2023
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km Transpost available to take residents into town/appointments if required
Shops 1.00 Km
Mall 0.00 Km
Parks 1.00 Km
Library 1.00 Km South Waikato District Council Library (Putaruru) does a book swap once a fortnight.
Updated: 21 Jul 2023
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 20 Apr 2011

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