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Aspen Lifecare
Rest Home Care
27 McLean St
Central City
Postal Address
PO Box 915, Tauranga 3140
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 Mary McDonald, a RN with 9 years Experience in Aged Care Management.

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
Updated: 29 Oct 2015
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 32
Vacancy Yes
We offer day club, carer support, respite and permanent Rest Home and Hospital Level of Care
Impending vacancy Yes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 25 Jun 2018
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
Surgical Followup 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 Advisor Yes Continence nurse specialist from Continence Assocaition is available to assist
Infection Control Yes Infection Control nurse specialist from Tauranga public hospital is available to assist
Stomal Therapist 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
Community Health Yes Available for residents that come in for respite
Clinical Manager Yes Registered Nurse appointed as clinical leader is available 30 hours a week
Psychiatrist Yes From Tauranga Hospital
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
Day Care Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit 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
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
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
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes As well as main lounge, we have two small lounges and two seating areas by main reception
Outings Yes We have a van (Ford Transit) able to accommodate wheelchairs. Weekly shopping trips and outings - including lunches and sightseeing
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
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes The latest audit reports are available on line from the MOH web site
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 & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
Home and Community Health Assocation 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 Assocation New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 16 Nov 2008