At a glance
- Andrew Russ
- Andrew Russ - 0275 532614
- Clinical Nurse Manager
- Julia Corby - 07 871 5617
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1. Caring is an Art. We are proven Artists. In June 2022, for the second consecutive time, we achieved the highest certification level possible from the Ministry of Health - 4 years.
2. We are a Boutique Family Rest Home, not a corporate hotel.
3. We have 38 years of proven experience servicing the older persons of Te Awamutu.
4. "Dishonor not the Aged, as we shall all be numbered among them".
It's our philosophy. We live and breathe it.
5. Our food.
Classic meals, reminiscent of our Residents era.
6. "We don't stop laughing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop laughing.
Atmosphere, activities, fun and good times are abundant.
|Contract with Te Whatu Ora||Yes|
|Updated: 6 Jul 2022|
Bed and Vacancy Details
|Approximate number of beds at this level of care||29|
|1 x male bed|
|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||No|
|Updated: 1 Dec 2023|
|Our fantastic Resident and Family Satisfaction survey results are available to view on request by any new Resident or their Family
|Updated: 23 Oct 2018|
|Type||Hours Per Week||Status||Details|
|Registered Nurse||Yes||Our Clinical Nurse Manager has over 25 years of experience working in both Community Clinical Specialist & Aged Care Clinical Nurse Leadership roles. Our CNM/RN team is on call 24/7 to support delivery of resident care and piece of mind.|
|Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers||Yes||Our staffing levels are above Ministry of Health recommendations and are based on a business risk management policy of providing staffing levels to ensure the health and safety of both our Residents and employees at all times.|
|Physiotherapist||Yes||A local Physiotherapist who has been approved as a preferred supplier to Te Ata is available as required|
|Occupational Therapist||Yes||An OT who has been approved as a preferred supplier to Te Ata is available as required|
|Social Worker (on site)||Yes||This service can be accessed as and when required to meet the needs of a Resident|
|Diversional Therapist||Yes||Daily activities, outings and socialisation form an integral part of our daily routine. We have a Level 4 qualified Diversional Therapist and Activities Co Ordinator employed between 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday to deliver our Resident centered programmes.|
|Hairdresser||Yes||Weekly visits are made on site by an experienced hairdresser. Alternatively, Residents may prefer to use their own local hairdresser.|
|Podiatrist||Yes||A Podiatrist who has been approved as a preferred supplier to Te Ata visits the Residents on a regular service cycle to attend to all nail cares.|
|Dietitian||Yes||Te Ata has access to the services of a qualified Dietician. All meal menus are audited by a Dietician every 2 years|
|Kaumatua||Yes||The services of Kaumatua are regularly utilised at Te Ata and are available as requested by Residents.|
|Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor||Yes||Communions are held on site at Te Ata and are supported by ensuring access to all spiritual services for all Residents as and when required.|
|Updated: 11 Aug 2022|
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
|Specialities or Areas of Expertise||Status||Details|
|End of Life/Palliative Care||Yes|
|Continence Advice||Yes||Regular continence assessments are completed with Residents and/or whanau with the goal of preserving and maintaining our Residents dignity.|
|Infection Control||Yes||Infection control protocols are integrated into our day to day policies and procedures. All Staff are required to complete annual hand hygiene and use of PPE competencies. At Te Ata, we also complete environmental hygiene swabs to measure the effectiveness of our cleaning and infection control programme. These are analysed by Hills Laboratories.|
|Community Health||Yes||Te Ata also looks after complex high need Clients living in their own home. We visit these clients daily, as many times as required to assist them with their personal cares, medication management, insulin management, maintaining social, cultural and community links, exercise and breathing programmes and facilitating access to GP and Allied Health services. These Clients also have the ability to visit Te Ata on a daily basis for socialisation with other like minded Older Persons.|
|Clinical Management||Yes||Our Clinical Nurse Manager supports care delivery through regular review & assessments of our Rest Home and Community Clients. Participation and inclusion of family and whanau in this process is encouraged and promoted.|
|Updated: 4 Feb 2021|
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
|Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay||Status||Details|
|Respite||Yes||We a current Waikato DHB contracted provider of respite services.|
|Other Short Stay Programme||Yes||We are a current Waikato DHB contracted provider of day programme services. We pick up Clients from home, bring them to Te Ata for socialisation, activities and outings with other like minded Clients and return them home mid afternoon. This service also covers a full midday meal.|
|Booking can be made in advance||Yes|
|Updated: 30 Oct 2018|
|May Bring Own Furniture||Yes||Bringing your "favourite" items of furniture is encouraged. Anything goes to make our home feel like your home.|
|Single Rooms||Yes||Most single rooms have their own ensuite and heat pump.|
|Rooms suitable for a couple||Yes||We believe in the philosophy of "until death do us part". We actively promote and attempt to provide rooms for older couples wanting to achieve this goal.|
|Pets In Residence||Yes||Pet therapy is an important part of our holistic approach to service delivery.|
|Negotiate To Bring Own Pet||Yes|
|Phone Access In Own Room||Yes|
|Wifi||Yes||We are connected to ultra fast fibre with boosters located around our home for fast and easy access.|
|Resident can adjust heating in own room||Yes||Every room has its own heat pump.|
|Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly||Yes|
|Provide End of Life/Palliative Care||Yes|
|Day Programme for day stay clients||Yes|
|Residents Committee||Yes||Regular Residents meetings are held throughout the course of each year|
|Policy for management of challenging behaviour||Yes|
|Smoking Permitted||Yes||In designated smoking area|
|Updated: 12 Jun 2020|
|There’s a lot of coming and going at Te Ata. Some residents come in for long term care, some for short term respite care, and some come for the day and go home at night. We can also care for your loved one in their own home or in a supported living house.
Come and have a chat with us. We will listen, and then assist you in anyway to ensure your loved one receives the best care package to meet their needs.
|Updated: 25 Jun 2019|
Interests & Activities
|Activity programme, Aromatherapy, Art, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Massage, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parties, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, RSA, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Stroke Group, Videos|
|Updated: 12 Jun 2020|
|Māori - Te Reo||Yes|
|Updated: 26 May 2022|
|Public Transport||0.00 Km|
Credentials & Membership
|Credentials & Membership RC||Status||Details|
|National Certificate in Diversional Therapy||Yes|
|New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)||Yes||Current active member|
|Updated: 12 Jun 2020|
The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.