Rest Home Care: Athenree Lifecare - Resthome Wing

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  • Athenree Lifecare
  • 7 Marina Way
  • Athenree RD 1
  • BOP/Coromandel Peninsula 3177
  • District Health Board Area: Bay of Plenty
  • Phone: (07) 863 4169
  • Fax: (07) 863 5893
  • Manager: Sue Prendergast (Phone: (07) 863 4169)
  • Owner: Steven & Hazel Wallace (Phone: (07) 863 4169)
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Updated: 23 Sep 2016

Athenree Lifecare is a family owned and oriented rest home, hospital and dementia care facility that provides 24 hour care for those who can no longer manage safely on their own.

We also provide respite care, palliative care, an activities based day care programme and a soon to be introduced dementia night care programme that caters for families with a member suffering from Alzheimer's or other associated conditions.

5 minutes off SHW2 between Katikati and Waihi, our unique location positions us between the BOP and Waikato/Coromandel Peninsula regions.

Situated on the waters edge of the Shelly Bay Estuary, our residents have stunning views of the water, native flora and fauna. Our recently extended and revamped purpose built dementia garden is also very popular with residents and visitors.

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

A full activities programme that changes weekly is organised by our Activities Coordinator Casey. A very popular activity includes visits to the Athenree Hot Springs Thermal Mineral Pools; which is immensely satisfying for our residents. Visiting family and friends are encouraged to participate in all activities.

We welcome your enquiries and look forward to seeing you soon :)
Updated: 21 Sep 2016

Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 23 Sep 2016

Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care7
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
This could be used for long term or short term care
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 25 Oct 2016

Mum has received really good care in the six years she has been with you.

My loved one is as happy as she can be and seems very content in your care. You do a wonderful job, many thanks.

Thank you for the beautiful compassion my loved one receives from such loving people. They feel secure and cared for. I give praise and thanks for making my loved one feel so happy and contented within his surroundings and the lovely team of people who care for him.

The caregivers are so caring an loving to all of the patients.
Updated: 21 Sep 2016
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 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/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes
Advance bookings taken No Enquires about advanced bookings are welcomed.
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes
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
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

We have a monthly activity program designed by the Diversional Therapist. 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: 15 Dec 2014
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
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Interpreter Yes Can be provided
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Updated: 18 Jan 2014
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 & MembershipStatusDetails
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association Yes
ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme) Yes We currently have staff completing ACE program, ACE advanced and ACE dementia
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes Our diversional therapist is currently completing this.
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes
CareerForce (ex CSSITO (Community Support Services Industry Training Organisation) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. New Zealand Aged Care Association ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme) Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme CareerForce (ex CSSITO (Community Support Services Industry Training Organisation)
Updated: 18 Jan 2014