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Athenree Lifecare (Family Owned)
Rest Home Care
7 Marina Way
Athenree RD 1
BOP/Coromandel Peninsula 3177
Bay of Plenty
(07) 863 4169
(07) 863 5893
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Wendy Ellerson - (07) 863 4169
Steven & Hazel Wallace - (07) 863 4169
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Athenree Lifecare is now under new private ownership. The family owned rest home, hospital and dementia care facility provides 24 hour care for those who can no longer manage safely on their own.

We also provide respite care, palliative care and an activities based day care programme.

Five minutes off SHW2 between Katikati and Waihi, our unique location positions us between the BOP and Waikato/Coromandel Peninsula regions, and allows referrals from both the BOP and Waikato District Health Boards.

Situated on the waters edge of the Shelly Bay Estuary, our residents have stunning views of the water, native flora and fauna.

Healthy, nutritious meals approved by a dietitian are prepared by our professional cook Sarah, and residents feedback is sought daily from Sarah and her kitchen staff.

A full activities programme that changes weekly is organised by our Activities Coordinator Nicola. Visiting family and friends are always encouraged to participate in activities.

We welcome your enquiries and look forward to seeing you soon :)

Steven & Hazel Wallace (owners)
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 23 Sep 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 13
Vacancy Yes
This could be used for long term or short term care
Impending vacancy Yes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 21 Jun 2018
* "To all the staff thank you for taking great care of our Mum. A special thanks to Kayleen for treating our Mum like she was a member of her own family; you are a very special lady and forever etched in our hearts.
You are all special staff and fantastic care givers and RN's, we want to thank you all from the office to the kitchen staff."
Love the Gardner Family, June 8, 2017

* "Athenree is fantastic. You all do an amazing job. Meals are bloody good and the nurses and care givers are special. Athenree is a happy home and it has been much more professional over the last year."
John (residents husband) May 1, 2017

* "Dear Steven & Hazel, Thankyou very much for the beautiful bouquet of flowers you sent me, I was so touched. The staff at Athenree did a wonderful job caring for Don when I could no longer cope and Im very greatful for that." Margaret (residents wife) April 4, 2017

*You all do a wonderful job at Athenree. There has been a great improvement in general over the last year, keep it up."
Dr H Bouman (Waihi Beach Medical Centre) March 19, 2017
Updated: 12 Jun 2017
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes available 24hrs a day
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have a loving caring team of caregivers who receive comprehensive training in aged care and dementia.
Physiotherapist Negotiable We can access physiotherapists when needed through Waihi Beach Physiotherapist
Diversional Therapist Yes We have a consultant Diversional therapist who works to works with our activities coordinator
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our activities coordinator provides a range of activities to be enjoyed
Hairdresser Yes We have a talented hairdresser who makes regular visits fortnightly
Podiatrist Yes The podiatrist makes regular visits 6 weekly and visits can be arranged when required.
Dietitian Yes Our dietitian reviews all menus and visits can be arranged when required
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have regular services in the home taken by a minster
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 6 Sep 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care Contract Yes We are able to offer palliative care
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Oxygen Management Yes We have access to oxygen and oxygen concentrators as required.
Wound Care Yes R.Ns. on duty 24 hours a day.
Diabetic Care Yes R.Ns. plus residents Doctor.
Continence Advisor Yes Personal doctors, specialists, as required.
Infection Control Yes Nurse Manager in consultation with local Doctors and Tauranga Hospital. Alison Kneebone is our infection control officer.
Stomal Therapist No As required. OUr local District Nurse is a stomal therapist.
Psychiatric Care Yes Owner/Manager is an experienced Psychiatric Nurse.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes In consultation with Stroke specialist, Tauranga Hospital.
Tracheotomy Care Yes On call as required.
Specialised Dementia Care Yes We have a 10 bed dementia unit
Clinical Manager Yes
Other Nursing Specialities Yes On call as required.
Psychologist Yes On call as required.
Psychiatrist Yes Have access to a psychiatrist from MHSOP, mental health services for the older persons
Updated: 18 Jan 2014
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
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance No Enquires about advanced bookings are welcomed.
Updated: 18 Jan 2014
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We have a contract with the District Health Board (DHB) to provide care for people under 65yrs old.
Day Care Yes Day stays are offered to all levels of support required resthome, hospital and dementia.
Palliative Care Contract Yes WE are able to provide palliative Care.
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
Ensuite Yes WE have a small number of rooms with ensuites available.
Female residents only No We care for both male and female residents.
Male residents only No We care for both male and female residents.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have 2 resident cat's.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes In negotiation with Athenree Resthome and Hospital it is possible to bring your own pets.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Can be arranged
Wifi Yes Wifi available to residents and guests .
Maori Kaupapa Yes We have Maori staff, residents and Kaupapa can be arranged when required.
Residents Committee No We have monthly residents meetings.
Newsletter Yes available every 2 months.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Can be requested.
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes We have a regular shopping trip into Katikati, our diversional therapist takes regular trips around the local area. We also have regular trips to the Waihi Beach RSA for lunch.
Rural Setting Yes
Smokers Room No WE have areas outside allocated for smoking.
Smoking Permitted Yes
Semi-Secure Yes The home is fenced in.
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 12 May 2016
Special Features
Special Features
Athenree Resthome is unique as it is a family operated and owned home. Sitting of on the northern edge of the Tauranga Harbour with breath-taking views. Our team is loving, caring and highly trained at meeting individual needs.
Updated: 18 Jan 2014
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We have a monthly activity program designed by our Activities Coordinator Nicola. This program is maintained to meet the need of the individual.

Information packs are made available to all new residents and advise them f the home and what is available and also their rights and contact details for advocacy agents. making complaints, translators etc.
We have access to the Alzheimer's Society for family or friends interested or looking for a support group.

There is a library with large print books, art, bingo/housie, board games within the home.

We offer Breakfast in bed/room as an option and cooked eggs for breakfast as well as the regular cereals, porridge, toast and home made yoghurt.

There are a number of pets already in the home including a bird, several cats and a dog and we are pet friendly
We have a large area outside our home with gardens and grassed areas and this is completely secure.

We have a van which is used for visits and outings and is wheelchair friendly.
Updated: 11 Apr 2017
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals Meals are reviewed by a dietician and the meet any special dietary requirements. We have a summer and a winter menu.
Staffing Details Our staff are skilled at dealing with all levels of geriatric care. They all undertake study in psycho-geriatric care, and are patient and understanding, and have
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Fees do not include personal spending money for toiletries, shopping etc.
Updated: 15 Dec 2014
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Interpreter Yes Can be provided
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Updated: 11 Apr 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Inter denominational Yes
Updated: 18 Jan 2014
Public Transport 0.00 km
Shops 10.00 km Wahi Beach, Waihi, Katikati
Mall 18.00 km Tauranga
Parks 0.01 km Athenree
Library 10.00 km Waihi
Updated: 15 Dec 2014
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes Our diversional therapist is currently completing this.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 18 Jan 2014