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Anne Maree Court
Rest Home Care
17-27 Fraser Ave
Northcote 0627
Waitemata North
(09) 418 3118
(09) 418 2270
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David Halewood
Sheryl Samuel
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A Resthome that incorporates a philosophy that the home belongs to its Residents makes Anne Maree Court the place they want to be! Anne Maree Court is centred on the belief that the Resident is part of a much larger family/whanau, so families/whanau and friends are kept fully engaged in the care of their relative.

Our relationship with the family means we can call them in as necessary - eg to sit with their relative when the Resident is unwell or needs their family/whanau around them.

Families are welcome to stay and enjoy a meal with us.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 11 Feb 2014
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 26
Vacancy Yes
We have a variety of rooms available, some with partial en-suites and others with full en-suites. We always keep two rooms vacant for those in need of respite.Our staff have special skills with dementia and creating a happy home-like atmosphere.
Taking bookings now so utilise the services offered and treat yourself to a holiday!!!
Impending vacancy Yes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 27 Apr 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 168 Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist 2 Yes Visits weekly.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Own Social Worker Yes WDHB
Diversional Therapist Yes 7 days a week
Hairdresser 5 Yes Visits weekly.
Podiatrist Yes Podiatrist visits on a 6 weekly basis.
Dietitian Yes Under contract.
Accredited Visitors Yes Through Age Concern.
Kaumatua Yes Visits on request.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Mass by Catholic Priest weekly and interdenominational monthly
Updated: 21 Feb 2014
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care Contract No work closely with North Shore Hospice
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Staff trained plus support from Hospice.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes WDHB
Oxygen Management Yes Oxygen on site.
Wound Care Yes Through the WDHB and Community Support Services.
Diabetic Care Yes Support through the Diabetes Association.
Continence Advisor Yes Through Community Support and Continence Association. Also in-house specialist.
Infection Control Yes In house.
Stomal Therapist Yes Support services from Stoma Association. Staff trained in this care.
Psychiatric Care Yes Support from Mental Health Services WDHB
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes We have had success in rehabilitating stroke victims back to the community.
Specialised Dementia Care Yes Although we are not a dementia specialist unit, we do have very good skills and knowledge in caring for people with dementia.
Gerontological Care Yes WDHB Gerontology service
Urology Yes WDHB
Clinical Manager Yes
Psychiatrist Yes Mental Health Team WDHB
Other Post Graduate Specialities Yes NETP program for new graduate nurses
Updated: 11 Feb 2014
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 11 Feb 2014
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We do our best to cater for all people who need support.
Day Care Yes A flexible programme operates seven days a week. Please contact our manager to discuss your individual needs. Day care is for 6 hours of care and can be subsidised with your Carer Support Form.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes POAC
Palliative Care Contract No In association with North Shore Hospice.
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes As part of Private hospital level of care provision.
Whanau Room Yes We have a Whanau suite and are therefore usually able to cater for the needs of families/whanau for quite extended periods of time.
Rooms (Single) Yes All our rooms are serviced by an ensuite, either privately or shared with one other. This allows the opportunity of choice in the care of your loved one.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes We have one double room which is best suited for a couple. It is spacious enough to accommodate a queen sized bed or two single beds. Again, the choice is yours.
Ensuite Yes All rooms have ensuites. Some are shared, others are private.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage families to personalise their loved ones rooms to assist in the transition into Resthome care as well as allowing a familiar environment filled with personal comforts.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Alcohol is locked away by the Staff but is easily accessible to families. Staff can regularly provide alcoholic beverages on a routine basis with the families consent.
Pets In Residence Yes We currently have Oscar,our resident ginger tom and there are three other cats belonging to residents. Dogs are regular visitors to the facility and most residents enjoy petting them. Pets are seen as therapeutic and add to the homely atmosphere.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Any new additions to our family must be vaccinated and personally cared for by the Resident or family.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes We encourage keeping communication links between Residents and families.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Many rooms are on gas lines and others are on the Resthomes boiler. Some rooms have electric heaters. All can be adjusted for the perfect temperature required.
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee No There is no actual committee, however the Residents have a monthly meeting with the Diversional Therapist and are encouraged to assist us with improving their quality of life and assisting them with meeting their personal wishes/requests.
Newsletter Yes Our newsletters are renowned for being informative, bright and colourful.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes There are a number of shared communal areas around the home from the large activities rooms, dining room, lounge, outdoor areas through to a sunroom, quieter and smaller areas.
Outings Yes We have regular weekly outings.We visit parks and beaches near and far. Residents who are less mobile still enjoy a scenic drive and the fresh air.
Semi-Secure Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes Passed the MOH Audit November 2013 with no corrective actions raised.
Updated: 8 Apr 2014
Special Features
Special Features
Anne Maree Court became part of the Anne Maree Group of homes with the sister home Anne Maree Gardens in Avondale.

The Philosophy of the Anne Maree Group, encourage the importance of fun and laughter and the belief that everyone has potential.

The Manager of Anne Maree Court has a passion for education and dementia care.

She looks for the potential in everyone and seeks ways in which to extend the individual. This applies to staff and Residents, as she believes everyone likes to give their best.

Staff are encouraged and trained to help Residents retain or regain skills. This helps Residents retain their dignity. It is a goal of the service to rehabilitate Residents wherever possible.

The value of each person and the building of a caring Whanau/family environment is paramount. A simple but meaningful example is that everyone should be acknowledged as they are met or passed during the course of the days activities. Staff at the home acknowledge the importance of relationships during all the life stages. Companionship is therefore encouraged and staff know to respect Residents privacy.

It is management policy to be very flexible in how services are delivered and aim to anticipate needs before they arise. The service is likely to be able to offer solutions to those situations that you may consider being ‘tricky’. We have an open door policy with regard to Residents and staff. Everyone at Anne Maree Court knows that they can speak to her about anything at any time.

The building is ‘tucked away’ in a suburban street and was built initially as a facility for those with intellectual disabilities. The building surrounds a central courtyard area. Individual rooms have easy indoor-outdoor flow and are linked to the continuous corridor. Alternative access and egress can be made via the covered walkway dissecting the central courtyard. A thorough building and grounds maintenance programme has been implemented to ensure the safety of Residents, staff and their families.

We believe all Residents are at risk of falling, strategies are implemented to minimise this such as exercise programmes and purchasing of dining room chairs with arms (so residents can get up from the tables easily) etc.

Anne Maree Court is a multicultural community with staff who speak multiple languages from Indian, Tongan to Cantonese. You never know what the staff there can offer - contact the Manager to find out more.
Updated: 11 Feb 2014
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
The activity programme plays a central role in the daily life of the home. The activity programme never finishes so activities are underway all day.

Activities programmes include outside entertainment, as well as visits from the Outreach Society (pet therapy programme). With a Diversional Therapist on seven days a week, the communal lounge is never short of a game of golf, bowls or bingo. The options at Anne Maree Court are endless and staff are always keen to add to their big pool of ideas and games.

Updated: 11 Feb 2014
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals We have a menu that caters for most dietary requirements. This runs on a seasonal basis utilising as much fresh produce and home baked food as possible.
Staffing Details The service has a commitment to furthering contemporary nursing practice. There is a Registered Nurse 24/7. It is important that any staff members who are employed are passionate about elders. We look for staff who have a kindly manner, gentle touch and are ‘team players’. Staff are well trained having completed ACE training, First Aid, OSH and Infection Control. Management appreciate all that the staff do and this appreciation is demonstrated in a variety of little ways eg personally acknowledging those who come up with good ideas and the giving of ‘Angel of the Month' awards. Management also provide free meals for staff. Team spirit amongst the staff is important. Everyone plays an important part with none more important than another.
Associated Complexes Anne Maree Gardens.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please see the Manager for full details.
Updated: 11 Feb 2014
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans Yes
Burmese Yes
Cantonese Yes
Chinese Yes
Chinese dialect Yes
Cook Island Yes
Croatian Yes
Danish Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
French Yes
Hokkien Yes
Interpreter Yes WATIS Interpreter service from WDHB
Korean Yes
Mandarin Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Niuean Yes
Punjabi Yes
Rarotongan Yes
Samoan Yes
Swedish Yes
Thai Yes
Tongan Yes
Updated: 11 Feb 2014
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Christian Yes
Non denominational Yes
Updated: 11 Feb 2014
Public Transport 0.10 km Lake Road
Mall 0.50 km Northcote Shopping Centre
Parks 0.50 km Located close to many parks reserves including ASB netball stadium.
Library 0.50 km Northcote Shopping Centre.
Updated: 11 Feb 2014
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 11 Feb 2014