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Bucklands Beach Rest Home
Rest Home
23 The Parade
Bucklands Beach
Auckland 2012
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23 The Parade
Bucklands Beach
Auckland 2012
Counties Manukau
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Karen Forbes - (09) 532 8376
Karen Forbes - (09) 532 8376
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To provide the people of Auckland a facility that delivers the highest standard of care yet maintaining the individuals independence and dignity.
"A peaceful retreat right across from the beach". We are conveniently surrounded by flat land enabling pleasant and safe areas to walk. Direct sea views from communal lounge and Sunroom and also from some bedrooms.
Our Residents enjoy regular interaction and support from our local community. We have a very motivated Activities Therapist who offers variety with individual activity choices included. We have a piano available for our entertainers. All our meals are home cooked and individual dietary needs catered for. Because we are a small Rest Home we offer a more personal environment with more one on one care. The Registered Nurse /Owner has 25 years experience in caring for the Elderly and is a trained Continence Nurse.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 30 Jun 2015
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 19
Vacancy Yes
Very large Room, with toilet-would suit a married couple or someone wishing to pay extra for a double Room. To be totally refurbished so will not be available until completed. All enquiries welcome
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $10.00/day up to $10.00/day as at 06 Aug 2021
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire
Updated: 17 Aug 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 40 Yes Karen is a Registered Nurse Registered Nurse also on call 24/7
Enrolled Nurse No
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes 14 Part time Caregivers employed
Physiotherapist 4 Yes Physio accessible anytime as required
Occupational Therapist 0.00 Negotiable Available as needed
Diversional Therapist Negotiable
Activities Co-ordinator 20pw Yes We provide a very extensive social and activities programme with a very highly motivated and enthusiastic Therapist. This includes weekly van outtings.
Hairdresser 6 Yes Available weekly onsite.
Podiatrist Yes Our Podiatrist visits monthly to 6 weekly
Dietitian Yes Regular access available as required
Accredited Visitors Negotiable Arranged through Age Concern
Kaumatua Yes Access available through the local Marae
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor 2 Yes We have a weekly inter denominational service onsite
Other Personnel Yes We have volunteers from local schools and community groups that attend frequently
Updated: 4 Oct 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes As required
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management No Can be managed as required
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We provide Palliative care and gain our support and guidance from the South Auckland Hospice Community Nurses-Totara Hospice and Counties Manukau Specialist Nurses. The Registered Nurse has completed an Advanced Care Plan course.
Wound Care Yes All wound care attended to with support from appropriate clinics etc
Diabetic Care Yes All staff are trained in Diabetic care including Insulin administration
Continence Advice Yes The Registered Nurse is a qualified Continence Advisor with many years experience
Stomal Therapy Yes The Registered Nurse is experienced in Stomal Therapy and seeks advice from Stomal Therapist if required
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes We offer this in conjunction with our visiting Physiotherapist
Tracheotomy Care Yes If required this can be offered
Infection Control Yes We provide an Infection Control Committee and up to date Infection Control Management
Surgical Followup Yes As required-the Registered Nurse has many years experience in post surgery
Psychiatric Care Yes We work very closely with Counties Manukau Mental Health.
Other Specialties Yes Continence Management
Updated: 4 Oct 2018
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 We offer Respite Care-please contact Karen on 021 2704368
Carer Support Yes We welcome either Carer Support or other short stay
High Care Needs Yes As required this can be offered
Subsidised Yes We accept fully funded Residents and have no extra charges
Private Paying Yes We do not charge extra for private paying Residents
Booking can be made in advance Yes As vacancies arise
Updated: 4 Oct 2018
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes This is encouraged to personalise the Residents room
Single Rooms Yes Large rooms available
Shared Rooms Yes One very large double room with ensuite suitable for a married couple
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes One very large double room with ensuite
Ensuite Yes Most rooms have ensuites
Alcohol Permitted Yes We also offer Happy Hours
Pets In Residence No We have visiting dogs weekly from the Outreach Programme
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Negotiable at the time
Phone Access In Own Room Yes All rooms have phone jacks and TV aerials
Wifi Yes Limited to some areas
Resident can adjust heating in own room No All underfloor or ceiling heating is adjusted to suit each Resident and monitored by the RN
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We presently have 2 Residents under 65
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have the main lounge and the Sunroom that provides direct sea views
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Female residents only No We have both male and female Residents
Male residents only No We have both male and female Residents
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes The Registered Nurse is very experienced in end of life care and works closely with Nurse Specialists
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We can offer Day Stay as required
Outings Yes Weekly planned outings every Monday using our mini bus
Residents Committee Yes We provide 6 weekly residents meetings in the lounge and invite Relatives to attend
Newsletter Yes Circulated every 2 months and we photo of the week on display
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Staff very well trained with challenging behaviour-we work very closely with Mental Health Services
Confused Residents Yes We do cater for those cognitively impaired
Smoking Permitted Yes Only in designated smoking area outside
Updated: 4 Oct 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Extensive seaviews available from communal lounge and dining areas and some bedrooms. All meals cooked onsite and are of a high nutritional standard and extensive varied menus. Our activities programme is exciting and varied and enjoyed by all.

As we are a small Rest Home we are able to meet the individual's special needs.
Updated: 25 Apr 2012
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Our weekly activities include: Indoor bowls competition with other rest homes, extensive crafts, quizzes, varied indoor games, news of the week discussions, exercise groups, weekly movies and lots of exciting outtings including the zoo, shopping malls, local farms etc.
We celebrate each residents birthday individually and family are included on the day.
We have regular piano playing and other musical groups visit regularly. We also have an excellent rapport with the local kindergarten who visit regularly to sing and dance for the residents. We have an annual pet show at the rest home which provides a variety of animals from horses to mice.
We also have special events which include fancy dress days with a theme-this also involves family participation.
We have our own library on site and the mobile library visits weekly outside the rest home entrance
Updated: 3 May 2010
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Fees do not include telephone, Sky TV. Please refer to the Rest Home Admission Agreement for more details. We dot charge any extra fees for ensuites etc. No extra charges for van outings.
Staffing qualifications and details 24 hour nursing care with the Registered Nurse on call 24/7. We have very senior qualified Caregivers who have completed Education needs.
Details about meals Extensive varied menus and individual requirements catered for including Vegetarians and Diabetics
Updated: 4 Oct 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
English Yes
Interpreter Yes Accessible as required
Italian Yes One Caregiver speaks fluent Italian
Updated: 4 Oct 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Inter denominational Yes Weekly service held in the lounge every Thursday morning for those who wish to attend
Updated: 3 May 2010
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km Bus stop on the road corner that provides a service to Howick, Pakuranga and central city locations
Shops 0.20 Km Local dairy approximately 5 minute walk
Mall 6.00 Km Howick shopping centre approx a 10 minute drive from the rest home
Parks 4.00 Km MacLeans park and Musick point both within 4 kms of rest home
Library Visiting Mobile Library every Monday
Updated: 3 May 2010
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 3 May 2010

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