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Waihi Lifecare (2018) Limited
Rest Home
Waihi Lifecare
18 Toomey Street
Waihi 3610
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Wendy Rowe - 0272635853
Steven Wallace - 02102669258
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Waihi Lifecare offers an exceptional Hospital and Resthome level of care in a warm and loving environment. Our rooms have been recently renovated in a peaceful, homely decor and the facility is located in an attractive garden setting.

We are very focused on the holistic wellbeing of all our residents, ensuring that both their physical and psychological needs are met at all times. A professional and caring service is delivered by our team of highly qualified Registered Nurses and Health Care Assistants, 24 hours a day. They cover all aspects of personal care from medication and pain management to ongoing emotional support.

Our two qualified Diversional Therapists implement recreation and leisure-based activity programs to support, challenge and enhance the psychological, spiritual, social, emotional and physical wellbeing of our residents and patients.

The following services are also offered;

Under 65s with long term disability or chronic illness
Long term care is available for young (under 65 years) physically disabled (YPD) or those with chronic long term illnesses, who require assistance with self-care, communication or general mobility. We have a great team of skilled and experienced care staff, who work closely with residents to nurture and maintain optimum independence and control.

GP Inpatient Service
Our highly professional Waihi General Practitioners can admit patients who are unwell or where the older person and their family or whanau are unable to care for the patient. This service includes “emergency or unplanned respite” where an immediate service response is required to avoid admission to a public hospital.

End of life – Palliative Care
We provide a caring and supportive environment where the people who are dying are supported in an environment that provides comfort, privacy and dignity for the resident and their family.

Transition to Home Post-Acute Convalescent Care
A public hospital can refer a patient who are unable to return home/stay home safely in the interim because of;
• an acute illness/episode from which they are expected to recover within 10-14 days
• A period of non-weight bearing is required (up to 42 days) post fracture
• There is a need for home modification/equipment/decisions that is leading to a delayed discharge home and the patient has otherwise completed their acute episode of care.

Respite Care
Short-term stays, or respite care services, are available to those who are unwell (eg, recovering from an illness or hospital stay) or who simply are in need of extra support. Whether it's for a couple days or a few of weeks. This gives the patient a change of scenery whilst being well cared for along with the usual carer being able to take a break.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 13 Feb 2020
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 24
Vacancy Soon
Impending vacancy Yes
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $10.00 -$25.00/day up to $45.00/day as at 05 May 2022
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 Jul 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 168 Yes Registered Nurse on duty 24 hours a day
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes 24 hours a day. Our Healthcare Assistants attend regular training and development to ensure that optimum services are provided to our residents each and every day.
Physiotherapist Yes Available as required. Our Physiotherapist works on a part time basis and is involved with assessment and support of residents and manages components of our training relating to moving and handling.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes 3 days a week. Full range of activities provided on Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Hairdresser Yes Available as required
Podiatrist Yes Three Monthly visits
Dietitian No Our menu's are audited by an external dietitian every 2 years.
Accredited Visitors Yes St John Pet Therapy visits first Friday of the month St John volunteers visit every Thursday
Kaumatua No Available if required
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Resident's own minister can be contacted on request or facility can provide spiritual advisor. Weekly church service and communion available to all residents.
Other Personnel Yes Cleaning staff, Laundry staff, Kitchen staff, Maintenance, Painter, and Office Administrator
Updated: 29 Jul 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes Oxygen is stored onsite and available for use.
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes Contract with Waikato District Health Board. Hospice Waikato.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Dialysis Yes Yes, If required
Wound Care Yes We have access to the wound specialist based at Thames Hospital
Diabetic Care Yes We have access to the allocated Diabetic Nurse through Thames Hospital as well as the diabetic nurse in each of the local medical centres.
Continence Advice Yes We have access to a continence advisor who is visiting each three months
Tracheotomy Care Yes Yes, If required
Infection Control Yes We have a trained Registered Nurse allocated in charge of our infection control programme in our facility.
Community Health No
Clinical Management Yes Waihi Hospital has experienced Senior Nurse who is Clinical Manager.
Updated: 28 Jul 2016
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 Respite care available
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 29 Jul 2016
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents may bring their own furniture or Furniture available for use.
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes Large rooms available for couples
Ensuite Yes Rooms with own Ensuite.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Discretion of Manager
Phone Access In Own Room Yes On request own expense.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes two big lounge area with big screen TV, Room for activities, games etc
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes GP Beds available on referral from Local GP.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Outings Yes Planned outings to RSA, town, shopping centres, animal farm, Supermarkets etc Van with wheel chair access available.
Whanau Room Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes We have access via the local Marae.
Residents Committee Yes General resident meetings monthly and activity meetings for residents two monthly.
Newsletter Yes Monthly
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Policy easily accessible to all staff and families can access on request.
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes Waihi is situated in a rural setting.
Smoking Permitted Yes Outside the premises.
Updated: 28 Jul 2016
Special Features
Special Features
Historic building with high ceilings and spacious hallways

Spacious rooms available for couples

Beautifully maintained gardens and grounds

Heating throughout facility

Petanque area for use in summer time
Updated: 5 Oct 2020
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activities include:

- Annual Residents Xmas Party
- Winter Christmas Party
- Art
- Bowls
- Bingo
- Board games
- Cards
- Crafts
- Classical Music
- Concerts
- Baking
- Dancing
- Entertainers and Entertainment
- Exercises
- Games
- Indoor Games
- Jigsaw
- Newspaper reading
- Outings
- Parties
- Puzzles
- Reading
- TV & Videos
- Visits from SPCA

Mini-bus Trip

Email & Fax:
The administration staff have access to e-mail and a fax machine and can use it on behalf of the residents.

Because we have our own kitchen on site, we can cater for all residents needs including vegetarians and special medical dietary requirements.
Updated: 9 Aug 2016
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Staffing qualifications and details Registered Nurse available 24 hour per day. Staffing levels according to legal requirements. Staff members include RN's, Health Care Assistants, Activity team, cleaners, laundry- and kitchen staff, maintenance staff, Administration Staff,Clinical Manager. Contracted Doctors that visit the facility three times per week.Over weekends have access to emergency doctors and hospital.
Details about meals Access to dietition who designs menus for our facility. Meals prepared on site in own kitchen and delivered to different areas. Individual food preferences are respected. Cater for different medical requirements. "Meals on wheels" available to villas and Community on request. Cater for special functions eg. Christmas, Mid Christmas, Easter, Patricks day etc.
Updated: 29 Jul 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Chinese Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Punjabi Yes
Russian Yes
Updated: 5 Oct 2020
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Hindu Yes
Jehovah Witness Yes
Methodist Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 28 Jul 2016
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.50 Km
Shops 0.50 Km There is a dairy less than half a kilometre away.
Mall 60.00 Km
Parks 0.50 Km A children playground just down the road. Gilmour lake is one KM away.
Library 0.50 Km Waihi Library
Updated: 28 Jul 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 28 Jul 2016

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