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Atawhai Assisi Home & Hospital
Rest Home Care
158 Matangi Rd
South East of City
Postal Address
158 Matangi Rd RD 4 Hamilton
(07) 856 3019
(07) 856 8816
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MISSION STATEMENT To enhance the quality of human life by continuing the life-giving mission of Jesus, as we follow the vision of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy.
VISION That we will be a leader in the provision of high quality residential care for the elderly. That we honour staff for their contribution to the mission.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 5 Mar 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 40
Vacancy No
For enquiries please contact Anne Sweeney, Clinical Manager at clinical.manager@assisi.co.nz and feel free to look at our website at www.assisi.co.nz
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 22 Jun 2018
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.
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 therapist, also undertakes staff training in Manual Handling. Assisi also has 2 Physiotherapy Assistants, Monday to Friday for 40 hours each week. These positions are shared with the hospital
Occupational Therapist No Contracted as required.
Diversional Therapist Yes Three therapists cover the facility 6 days per week. The DT hours are 9am - 4:30 pm Monday to Friday with 3.5hrs of cover on Saturday.
Activities Co-ordinator No See Diversional Therapy
Hairdresser Yes Our Hairdresser comes in 4 days per week.
Podiatrist Yes Podiatrists visit on site monthly.
Dietitian Negotiable Contracted Dietitian service
Accredited Visitors Negotiable Our Sisters of Mercy on site, 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: 19 Jun 2015
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our staff are skilled in Palliative care.
IV Antibiotic Capability No District nurses visit to undertake this activity when required.
Oxygen Management Yes One oxygen concentrator is available. An oxygen service is available for those prescribed.
Surgical Followup Yes Available for those residents who have had surgery
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 Advisor Yes Product consultants are utilised as required. DHB personnel are also available.
Infection Control Yes All RNs & ENs skilled in infection control.
Stomal Therapist No Registered nurses are skilled in stomal management.
Psychiatric Care No Mental Health Services for the Elderly are utilised as necessary.
Stroke Rehabilitation No Staff skilled in post stroke management for those assessed for long term care.
Specialised Dementia Care No We are able to care for those with early dementia.
Gerontological Care Yes Our nurses maintain up to date knowledge and skills
Urology Yes Depends on condition and care needs.
Clinical Manager Yes
Updated: 17 Nov 2016
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite No We have no routine beds for respite, but will consider requests, if we have a bed available at the time of enquiry.
Carer Support No We have no routine beds for respite, but will consider requests should we have a bed available at the time of request.
Subsidised Yes We will accept people on subsidy
Private Paying Yes We will accept private paying residents for short stay if we have a current vacancy.
Booking can be made in advance No We are unable to take advance bookings as we do not have dedicated respite/carer relief beds.
Updated: 20 Mar 2013
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes On a case by case basis.
Palliative Care Contract No Palliative Care funding is available following assessment via the palliative care team and Disability Support Link.
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our staff are trained in Palliative Care.
Whanau Room Yes Assisi's Whanau Room has it's own ensuite, telephone, couch, table and chairs, and is across the hall from a kitchen for tea and coffee. Meals can be purchased from the Food Service Dept
Rooms (Single) Yes all rooms are single
Female residents only No Both male & female residents welcome.
Male residents only No Both male & female residents welcome.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes This can be discussed prior to admission. All furniture must ensure resident safety & mobility around the room.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Unless contra indicated. Permission must be gained from the Nurse Manager
Pets In Residence Yes Assisi has an aviary, fish pond and 1 cat.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet No Our building layout is not suitable to individual pets.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Assisi operates a switchboard from which residents can have a phone in their room, with an internal extention number. There is a small monthly charge plus cost of mobile and toll calls.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Some adjustment, although the heating is thermostatically controlled
Residents Committee Yes A monthly Resident Meeting is held, this is open for all Residents to attend, chaired by the Executive Manager. Minutes are displayed in both the resthome & hospital.
Family Committee No However we have regular family meetings involving members of the multidisciplinary team and the residents nominated family members.
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.
Lounges/seating areas Yes There are a number of lounges through the facility for both large and small gatherings. Sheltered outdoor seating is also available
Outings Yes Outing are organised on a regular basis for those who wish to take advantage of these.
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.
Sprinklers Yes Sprinklers & smoke detectors are through out the building.
Audit report available Yes On request to the Executive Manager
Updated: 31 Mar 2017
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity Programme: Assisi has a strong activity & outings programme, utilising volunteers as much as possible. We welcome family members to assist with activities.

Bingo is played weekly and enjoyed by many of the residents.

Bowls: Residents play for a trophy regularily. Target bowls is also played regularily.

Breakfast in bed: Most residents have breakfast in bed / in their rooms.

Chapel: We have a large Chapel on site. We have a Catholic Mass 3 times per week, and an ecumenical 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.

Exercises: Exercise to Music is a daily Monday to Friday programme with the Physiotherapy Assistants.

Garden: Assisi is situated in 3 acres of flat, park like grounds with over 500 roses.

Big print books- are available in our library. A volunteer Librarian also sources books from the local library.

Board games are played on a regular basis, scrabble, chess and card games are also played when we have sufficient numbers.

A cooking group meets regularily, recent projects have been pikelets; jam & pickle making.

Electric beds- Most of the rooms have electric beds.

Email- our office staff are happy to receive emails for residents, limited capacilty to send emails.

The Physiotherapy Assistants run a gym programme each weekday morning for selected residents,

A Pianist visit weekly,

Sky TV-residents are welcome to obtain sky TV at their own cost. Please contact our office prior to organising sky installation.
Updated: 19 Jun 2015
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals A continental breakfast is served every morning. We offer a light midday meal with our main meal in the evening.
Staffing 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 Waiatarua Mercy Parklands Auckland, St Catherines Resthome Auckland, Mercy Hospice Auckland.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Hairdressing costs, own newspapers, phone in their room, podiatry in some instances and any other personal spending.
Updated: 19 Jun 2015
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans Yes Staff members willing to assist with interpretation.
Dutch Yes Staff members happy to assist is necessary.
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes Staff willing to assist
Filipino Yes Staff willing to assist
Indonesian Yes Staff willing to assist
Interpreter Yes Services available externally for some languages.
Maori - Te Reo Yes Part time staff members willing to assist if required.
Samoan Yes Staff willing to assist
Tongan Yes Staff willing to assist
Tuvalu Yes Some assistance available
Updated: 29 Apr 2010
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes Minister visits regularly
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes Both Catholic and protestant ministers available
Inter denominational Yes Catholic services available 3-5 days per week, echemenical service weekly.
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Atawhai Assisi is a catholic facility owned by the Sisters of Mercy New Zealand Ltd. Atawhai Assisi was built in 1971 by the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood.
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 2 Aug 2011
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 providesmost 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: 2 Aug 2011
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes Some staff have the national certificate, others are working towards it.
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes 2 staff members have the National Certificate in Diversional Therapy.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes Member
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes By request to the Executive Manager
Other details Yes We participate in the ACC workplace safety management programme. We currently hold tertiary level.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 19 Jun 2015