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Bupa Tararu Care Home
Rest Home Care
921 Tararu Road
Thames 3500
(07) 868 6176
(07) 868 5086
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Sharen Madden - (07) 868 6176
Bupa Care Services - 0800 60 80 99
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Tararu Care Home is set among park-like grounds and a short stroll will give you views across the Firth of Thames.

Tararu is an important part of the Thames community. It’s a happy place with a strong family spirit and a reputation for skilled, wholehearted care.

Tararu enjoys strong community support and involvement and has friendly staff and wonderful residents.

Tararu is part of the Bupa group of rest homes, hospitals, retirement villages and personal medical alarms. We are a private company, and because we have no shareholders, we can invest what we earn to make improvements that help us provide better care.

As part of the global Bupa group, we are able to provide superior clinical support, while focusing on helping each of our residents get the most out of each day. Bupa is one of New Zealand’s leading aged care providers.

For more information, please visit the Bupa link.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 4 Apr 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 31
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Yes as at 25 Nov 2020
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 21 Jan 2021
Dear staff at Tararu Home. You have our heartfelt gratitude for the decade of loving care you have given to our Nan & Poppa.

To the wonderful team. Thank you all for the care and compassion shown to Mum, during her time as a resident.

Thank you for all the care and attention you give Mum. The kindness, friendlieness and professional care given to Mum and all the residents at Tararu is a credit to you all.
Updated: 23 Oct 2014
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have 24 hour Registered Nurse coverage. Our team of nurses have experience in aged care.
Nurse Practitioner 4 Yes Rachel our nurse practitioner visits twice a week to support oou nurses and GP
Enrolled Nurse Yes Team leader in our rest home
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our caregivers are highly experienced and work towards achieving NZQA qualifications in residential aged care. They are skilled to provide the best care for our residents.
Physiotherapist Yes Available by referral.
Occupational Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our Activities Assistant is on site 40 hours per week. Our pgrogramme incorporates one-to-one activities, group sessions and day trips.
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser, visits on a regular basis and provides a great service at a reasonable price.
Podiatrist Yes Our skilled podiatrist visits monthly or on request.
Dietitian Yes All menus are dietitian approved. Our dietitian is available for general advice and oversees special needs.
Accredited Visitors Yes This can be arranged on an individual basis.
Kaumatua Yes
Other Personnel Yes A wide range of entertainers - Allied Health Professionals as needed - A GP who visits regularly and is also available on call.
Updated: 23 Oct 2014
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We have registered nurses on duty 24 hours a day who can provide this level of care.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes We have registered nurses on duty 24 hours a day who can provide this level of care.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes It is our privilege to care for people nearing the end of their life. We work closely with GP's and Hospice to provide this care.
Dialysis Yes via Thames or Waikato Hospital
Wound Care Yes via Thames or Waikato Hospital
Diabetic Care Yes via Thames or Waikato Hospital
Continence Advice Yes via Thames or Waikato Hospital
Stomal Therapy Yes We manage resident's needs and provide a range of products with visits by community nurse specialist on request.
Infection Control Yes We meet all infection control standards.
Surgical Followup Yes via Thames or Waikato Hospital
Psychiatric Care Yes We will provide referrals to tother services as required.
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 6 Oct 2014
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are welcome to personalise their rooms. We understand the importance of making it feel like home.
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We are happy to discuss options for your pets.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes You are welcome to have a phone and internet installed at your own cost.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Our home is centrally heated with underfloor heating.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We can discuss your special needs prior to admission.
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes You may qualify for Primary Options for Acute Care Funding. Ask your GP for details.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes It is possible for people to join us during the day and return home at night.
Outings Yes As part of the activities program, regular trips are provided to the local community. These can include shopping, sight seeing and picnics.
Maori Kaupapa Yes We respect all cultures.
Residents Committee Yes We have a care homes residents group with regular meetings. Bupa also has a National Residents and Relatives Association.
Family Committee Yes Combine with the residents committee above.
Newsletter Yes The Care Homes Newsletter is published on a regular basis.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Our staff are trained to recognise and manage a range of behaviours that residents may have.
Confused Residents Yes Our staff are trained to recognise and manage a range of behaviours that residents may have. This may include residents who becove confused.
Rural Setting Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking is permitted in the designated area.
Updated: 8 Oct 2014
Special Features
Special Features
Set in flat park-like grounds. Situated between the hills and the sea at the beginning of the coastal road to Coromandel.

Tararu Rest Home and Hospital is owned by Bupa Care Services - specialists in aged care.

We provide New Zealanders with:

• Personal Medical Alarms
• Retirement village living
• Rest home care
• Hospital care
• Day care for the elderly
• Special Dementia Care
• Dementia care
• Respite care

The team at Bupa Care Services is passionate about helping older New Zealanders to get the most out of life. Our strong caring ethics, dedication and respect are valued by people at some of the most vulnerable times in their lives – so trust is intrinsic to the way we work.

Bupa has no shareholders so all surpluses are reinvested into our care homes.

Updated: 6 Oct 2014
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
A range of activities happen each day on an individual and group level which changes on a regular basis. We cater for people's special interests and hobbies. It is important to us that you live your day your way.
Updated: 6 Oct 2014
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not A government subsidy may be available for part or all of your care.
Staffing qualifications and details Tararu Care Home meets all recommended staffing levels for residential care.
Details about meals Our menus are dietitian approved and cater to individual predferences and requirements.
Associated Complexes We are part of Bupa Care Services, a specialist aged care provider. Bupa Care Services also has retirement villages, medical alarms and rehab services available.
Updated: 10 Oct 2014
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Updated: 10 Jul 2009
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 23 Oct 2014
Location Distance Details
Public Transport Facility Van - Designated Times. Taxis
Shops 4.00 Km Main Shopping Centre
Mall 4.00 Km Goldfields Shopping Mall
Parks 4.00 Km
Library 4.00 Km
Updated: 10 Jul 2009
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes The audit is available on the Bupa website www.bupa.co.nz
CareerForce Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 14 Oct 2014

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