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Aspen Lifecare
Rest Home Care
27 McLean St
Central City
Tauranga 3110
Postal Address
PO Box 915
Tauranga 3144
Bay of Plenty
(07) 578 0979
(07) 578 0978
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Yvonne Best - 07 578 0979
Aspen Lifecare Ltd
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Aspen Rest Home is only a few minutes walk from the centre of Tauranga and has fantastic views of the harbour.

28 Rest Home Level and 26 Hospital Level of Care Residents can be cared for at this aged care facility (adjoining / connecting rooms available), and carer support is available too.

We also offer day club, with plenty of activities and stimulation. We have a sensory room and garden which is enjoyed by many of our residents.

Our Facility Manager is Yvonne Best, Yvonne has extensive knowledge in the Aged Care Sector.

Under local ownership since September 2014, Aspen has undergone a facelift with a new colour scheme inside and out. Our rooms have been updated and modernized.

If you are visiting a relative who is a resident of Aspen, there is plenty to visit nearby:

- cafes and restaurants
- the shopping centre
- Tauranga library

Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 29 Oct 2015
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 25
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 29 Sep 2020
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40 Yes A Registered Nurse is on site 24/7
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Many of our Healthcare Assistants have been with Aspen for many years.
Physiotherapist Yes
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Long standing volunteers assist with activities
Hairdresser Yes Available every Monday
Podiatrist Yes Visit every 6 weeks.
Dietitian Yes
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Chaplain available
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 23 Oct 2015
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes
Wound Care No Wound care nurse specialist from Tauranga public hospital is available to assist
Diabetic Care Yes Diabetic nurse specialist from Tauranga public hospital is available to assist
Continence Advice Yes Continence nurse specialist from Continence Assocaition is available to assist
Stomal Therapy Yes Stoma nurse specialist from Tauranga public hospital is available to assist
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Nurse specialist from the Stroke Foundation is available to assist
Infection Control Yes Infection Control nurse specialist from Tauranga public hospital is available to assist
Surgical Followup Yes
Community Health Yes Available for residents that come in for respite
Clinical Management Yes Registered Nurse appointed as clinical leader is available 30 hours a week
Updated: 5 May 2009
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 Day stay available
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 1 Feb 2013
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes One room with lounge for a couple Adjoining rooms with connecting doors
Ensuite Yes Two bedrooms have a shared ensuite and one room has an ensuite toilet
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Bubby and Heidi the cats & Ralph and Ruby the Rabbits
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes Free wi fi for resident use
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Can switch the wallmounted heater on or off. It is also controlled by a central switch
Lounges/seating areas Yes As well as main lounge, we have two small lounges and two seating areas by main reception
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes We have a van (Ford Transit) able to accommodate wheelchairs. Weekly shopping trips and outings - including lunches and sightseeing
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting No We are located in central Tauranga, close to shopping centre, bank, Theatre, restaurants. We also have beautiful water and harbour views.
Smokers Room No We do have an outside area where smokers can enjoy a cigarette.
Smoking Permitted Yes Not inside the facility
Updated: 2 May 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Aspen has recently opened a Sensory Room run by fully trained staff. All sessions are supervised at all times. This leads out to a beautiful sensory garden.
Updated: 6 Mar 2014
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Big print books, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Cards, Care and Craft, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Craft, Electric beds, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Games, Garden, Gardening, Gas Fire, Housie, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Library, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Quizzes, Reading, RSA, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Stroke Group, Swimming, Theatre, Videos, Views
Updated: 5 May 2009
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Filipino Yes
German Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Punjabi Yes
Updated: 6 Mar 2014
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Jehovah Witness Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
Updated: 16 Nov 2008
Public Transport 0.10 km There is a bus stop within the central shopping area nearby.
Mall 0.10 km We are very close to the cental shopping area in Tauranga which has a wide range of shops and cafes.
Parks   Domain Park is right across the road, with a childrens playground. There are also rose gardens within walking distance.
Library 0.10 km The library is situated close by within the central shopping area.
Updated: 7 Dec 2008
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
Home and Community Health Association Yes
Home and Community Support Sector Standards (Standards NZ) Yes
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
CareerForce Home and Community Health Association New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 16 Nov 2008

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