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Atawhai Assisi Home & Hospital
Rest Home Care
158 Matangi Road
Hamilton 3284
Postal Address
158 Matangi Road
RD 4
Hamilton 3284
(07) 856 3019
(07) 856 8816
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Sue Pollock - (07) 856 3019
Tamahere Eventide Home Trust - (07) 856 5162
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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: 5 Mar 2013
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, clinical leader at cnl.resthome@assisi.co.nz
Impending vacancy No - 2 beds booked
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 24 May 2019
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
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, also undertakes staff training in Manual Handling. Assisi also has a full time Rehab therapist
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.
Other Personnel Yes Music Moves Me Trust visits weekly for music therapy.
Updated: 20 Nov 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
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
Updated: 12 Jul 2018
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes 1 designated respite bed at resthome level. Advanced bookings welcome.
Carer Support Yes Carer support must be approved by DSL
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 18 Oct 2018
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 Unless contra indicated. Permission must be gained from the Nurse Manager
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.
Lounges/seating areas Yes There are a number of lounges through the facility for both large and small gatherings.
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.
Palliative Care Contract No Palliative Care funding is available following assessment via the palliative care team and Disability Support Link.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We are planning to introduce a day programme shortly.
Outings Yes Outing are organised on a regular basis for those who wish to take advantage of these.
Whanau Room Yes
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 Assisi writes a Christmas newsletter. 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.
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: 12 Jul 2018
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: 12 Jul 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details about Meals Main meal served at lunch time. Dietician approved menu.
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.
Associated Complexes Tamahere Eventide, 621 SH 1, Hamilton
What's included in your fees and what's not An information pack is available on request
Updated: 12 Jul 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Indonesian Yes
Interpreter Yes Services available externally
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Samoan Yes
Tongan Yes
Updated: 12 Jul 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes Chaplain on site 3 days a week
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 will be maintained.
Updated: 12 Jul 2018
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: 12 Jul 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
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
Care Association New Zealand Yes
CareerForce Yes Careerforce assessor on site. All care staff are supported to complete careerforce levels
Home and Community Support Sector Standards (Standards NZ) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
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.
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes Via MOH website
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 Care Association New Zealand CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 12 Jul 2018

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