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Atawhai Assisi Home & Hospital
Rest Home Care
158 Matangi Road
Hamilton 3284
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158 Matangi Road
RD 4
Hamilton 3284
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Deanne Bowen - (07) 856 3019
Tamahere Eventide Home Trust - (07) 856 5162
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Level 4 Restrictions - critical visitors only
Mission statement:
"To provide a quality caring service for older people, in a Christian environment."
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 16 Jul 2019
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 39
Vacancy Yes
For enquiries contact Gaye Thackray 0276427838
Impending vacancy No - Respite bed enquires welcome
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $15.00/day up to $25.00/day as at 28 Sep 2021
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 26 Nov 2021
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have full Nursing cover in our Rest Home. Most shifts are covered by a Registered Nurse. When an Enrolled Nurse is rostered they will work under the supervision of the RN in our Hospital.
Nurse Practitioner Yes A NP visits twice weekly and works closely with our GP
Enrolled Nurse Yes Our Enrolled Nurses work under the supervision of the Registered Nurse in the Hospital
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Caregivers are rosterd across all shifts, and work under the supervision of a registered nurse, or an enrolled nurse.
Physiotherapist Yes Contracted physiotherapist. Assisi also has a full time, qualified, Rehab therapist who provides individualised and group exercise programmes.
Occupational Therapist No Contracted as required.
Diversional Therapist Yes Diversional therapist works Monday - Friday
Activities Co-ordinator No See Diversional Therapy
Hairdresser Yes Our Hairdresser comes in 2 days per week.
Podiatrist Yes Podiatrists visit on site monthly.
Dietitian Negotiable Contracted Dietitian service
Accredited Visitors Yes Our Sisters of Mercy on site, and chaplain provide support for residents and their families.
Kaumatua Negotiable One of our staff members assists in this role as required
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Priest says Mass 3 days per week at 10.30am. A communion service is held Tuesdays & Fridays at 4pm. Pastoral care is provided by Sisters on a daily basis. Assisi has a strong Pastoral care service.
Updated: 16 Jul 2019
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes One oxygen concentrator is available. An oxygen service is available for those prescribed.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our staff are skilled in Palliative care.
IV Antibiotic Capability No District nurses visit as required via a community health referral system
Wound Care Yes Registered nurses have undertaken extra training in wound care management.
Diabetic Care Yes Our nurses are up to date in diabetic management. We utilise specialist nurses from the District Health Board as necessary.
Continence Advice Yes Product consultants are utilised as required. DHB personnel are also available.
Stomal Therapy No Registered nurses are skilled in stomal management.
Stroke Rehabilitation No Staff skilled in post stroke management for those assessed for long term care.
Infection Control Yes All staff are skilled in infection control.
Surgical Followup Yes Available for those residents who have had surgery
Psychiatric Care No Mental Health Services for the Elderly are utilised as necessary.
Clinical Management Yes The general manager of care services is an experienced registered nurse. A clinical nurse leader oversees day to day care and works Mon-Fri.
Updated: 16 Jul 2019
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 1 designated respite bed at resthome level. Advanced bookings welcome.
Carer Support Yes Carer support must be approved by DSL
Other Short Stay Programme Yes Atawhai Assisi runs a DAY PROGRAMME Monday - Friday, 10am - 3pm. Referral to the day programme is via DSL. Transport available for pick up and drop off.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 16 Jul 2019
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes This can be discussed prior to admission. All furniture must ensure resident safety & mobility around the room.
Single Rooms Yes all rooms are single
Alcohol Permitted Yes Please discuss with Clinical Nurse Leader.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet No Our building layout is not suitable to individual pets.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Some adjustment, although the heating is thermostatically controlled
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes On a case by case basis and with DSL approval.
Lounges/seating areas Yes There are a number of lounges through the facility for both large and small gatherings.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Female residents only No Both male & female residents welcome.
Male residents only No Both male & female residents welcome.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our staff are trained in Palliative Care, and liaise closely with Hospice.
Palliative Care Contract Yes Palliative Care funding is available following assessment via the palliative care team and Disability Support Link.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm. Transport available for pick up and drop off. Referral via DSL.
Outings Yes Outing are organised on a regular basis for those who wish to take advantage of these. We have our own van.
Whanau Room Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes Not on site, however happy to work closely with whanau to ensure cultural needs are met.
Residents Committee Yes A monthly Resident Meeting is held, this is open for all Residents to attend, chaired by our Chaplain who is supported by a DT
Family Committee No We keep in regular contact with families and the management team are happy to be contacted for any issues
Newsletter No Families are invited to participate in an annual familiy satisfaction survey.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Policy in place.
Confused Residents Yes Depends on the level and type of confusion. We do not provide secure dementia care.
Rural Setting Yes Assisi is set within three acres of gardens, within 10 acres of farm land and is surrounded by lifestyle blocks and small farms.
Smokers Room No We are a smoke free facility for all staff, residents, visitors and trades.
Smoking Permitted No We are a smoke free facility for all staff, residents, visitors and trades.
Semi-Secure No While we have gates on our driveways we are unable to provide secure facilites for those who tend to wander.
Updated: 16 Jul 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity Programme: Assisi has a very good programme, utilising volunteers as much as possible. We welcome family members to assist with activities. the Activity programme is planned well in advance and is displayed for residents and visitors.
Chapel: We have a large Chapel on site. We have a Catholic Mass 3 times per week, and a multi-denominational service each Wednesday. Communion services are held on Tuesday & Friday.
Entertainment: Assisi has various groups entertaining on a regular basis, providing a range of entertainment, including music.
Updated: 16 Jul 2019
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not An information pack is available on request
Staffing qualifications and details The Resthome has nursing cover for morning and evening shifts with night shift covered by our hospital nurses. The Hospital has 24 hour / 7 day a week nursing cover who are available to assist Resthome staff in emergencies. Caregiver ratio's are based on care levels.
Details about meals Main meal served at lunch time. Dietician approved menu.
Associated Complexes Tamahere Eventide, 621 SH 1, Hamilton
Updated: 16 Jul 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
Chinese Yes 1 Chinese nurse
Cook Island Maori Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Indonesian Yes
Interpreter Yes Services available externally. There may be an associated cost with this service.
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Samoan Yes
Tongan Yes
Other Information Yes We are happy to support any culture with entry into our facility.
Updated: 16 Jul 2019
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes Chaplain on site 3 days a week
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes Sisters of Mercy and Chaplain on site
Inter denominational Yes Catholic services available 3-5 days per week, multi-denominational service weekly.
Methodist Yes Tamahere Eventide Trust
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Atawhai Assisi was owned by Sisters of Mercy until 1April 2018. The Methodist church and Tamahere Eventide Trust purchased Atawhai Assisi. A strong Christian focus is maintained.
(Other comments) Yes We are happy to support any faith/ religion with entry into care.
Updated: 16 Jul 2019
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 2.00 Km Assisi is 1.5 kms outside the city boundary. The nearest bus route is 2 kms away.
Shops 2.00 Km The Hillcrest shopping centre is our nearest centre, this provides most services. Not accessable without transport.
Mall 6.00 Km The City Centre is 15 minutes (16km) away. Westfield Shopping Centre (Chartwell) is approximately 20 minutes away.
Parks 4.00 Km Hamilton City Gardens offer beautiful walkways, a cafe and is wheelchair accessible. Other accessable cafes are nearby.
Library 2.00 Km Atawhai Assisi has a voluntary Librarian who visits our residents, gets to know their tastes in literature, & sources books from the Hillcrest Branch of the Hamilton Public Library. Assisi also has a number of large print books in our in-house library.
Updated: 16 Jul 2019
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes We have a clinical nurse educator and all our staff are fully supported with ongoing education
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes 2 staff members have the National Certificate in Diversional Therapy.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? No Tamahere Eventide is a member and currently has a retirement village. Plans are in place to develop a retirement village at Atawhai Assisi.
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes Tamahere Eventide is a member
Spark of Life Yes
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 21 Aug 2020

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