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Cambridge Life
Rest Home
86 King Street
Cambridge 3434
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Carly Mangulabnan - 07 827 5972
Cambridge Life Limited - Carly Mangulabnan - 07 827 5972
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Kaitlyn Thomson - 0272722056
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As we have embraced the Eden Alternative(R) philosophy and become the first registered Edenising home in New Zealand our vision is: At Lifecare we make old age worth living.
Our mission:
To make each day meaningful for resident elders by providing an elder friendly environment, meeting the needs of elders to their satisfaction and encouraging each person at Lifecare to grow and share skills.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 22 Dec 2021
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 31
Vacancy Yes
We are the first registered Edenising home in NZ, see edeninoz.com.au for details. Day care programme available. Carer support available.
Impending vacancy Yes - 1
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $15.00/day up to $15.00/day as at 11 Apr 2022
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Yes
Updated: 27 Jun 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes A registered nurse is on site 24 hours a day. All RNs are experienced with caring for the older adult. 2 are Eden Associates.
Physiotherapist Yes A registered physiotherapist visits weekly to prepare a plan of care. Our physiotherapy assistant ensures the plan of care is put into action.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Diversional Therapist No We have a qualified Diversional Therapist on board to ensure all our residents are engaged in a programme specifically for them.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our co ordinator ensures that a programme is varied and interesting for all our residents
Hairdresser Negotiable We have 2 local hairdressers visit each week, though visits to a local salon can also be arranged.
Podiatrist Yes A registered podiatrist visits 6-weekly to care for feet. Private care can be arranged if desired.
Dietitian Yes A registered dietitian oversees our menu and ensures we provide appropriate meals and snacks. Special dietary requirements are also catered for.
Accredited Visitors Yes We have accredited RSA, Red Cross and Church visitors call. Other visitors are welcome at any time.
Kaumatua Negotiable Kaumatua support staff and resident elders as requested and can be called on if required.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable We are happy to contact a spiritual advisor of your choice if requested.
Other Personnel Yes Afternoon Edeners are High School students who visit each afternoon to be companions for resident elders. They bring a teenager's perspective to life at Lifecare.
Updated: 22 Dec 2021
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes RNs are trained in this area.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes RNs are trained in this area.
Bariatric (Care of the very overweight) Yes We can assist with a bariatric resident
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We are able to help support resident elders for whom there is no cure. Family/whanau have reported we have been a great help and support at this difficult time.
Dialysis Yes Our RNs and some HCAs are familiar with CAPD through cyclers and straight drainage.
Wound Care Yes we have several RNs with this skill, though also use the Wound Nurse specialist at Waikato Hospital when necessary.
Continence Advice Yes
ACC Rehabilitation Yes
Infection Control Yes We have an Infection Control Nurse who completes surveillance of infections and is responsible for staff and resident elder education about this important subject.
Surgical Followup Yes We receive excellent support from surgical wards when a resident elder returns after surgery.
Updated: 22 Dec 2021
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 have single and double rooms to suit along with ensuite if required
Carer Support Yes
Other Short Stay Programme Yes
High Care Needs Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 22 Dec 2021
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes You are welcome to bring furniture to make your room your own. Larger furniture is also welcome for shared areas if we have the room!
Single Rooms Yes All rooms in our rest home area are single rooms.
Shared Rooms No At times some resident prefer the companionship others. this can be arranged to suit
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes 22 rooms have ensuites, all others have shared bathrooms. There is a superior room surcharge of $15.00 per day for rooms with ensuites.
Alcohol Permitted Yes We encourage healthy use of alcohol, though we do not provide it.
Pets In Residence Yes As an Edenising home we have animals who live here. They help reduce boredom and loneliness and birdsong is great to wake up to!
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We welcome special companions that have shared your life.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes All rooms have telephone and internet jacks.
Wifi Yes We have fibre internet for our residents and also a guest login that can be requested.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes All heaters can be adjusted individually.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We have a contract to provide care for these under the age of 65 years.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have several areas for residents to share quality time with others or perhaps spend some time privately
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes We can provide care under this scheme if prior approval has been given by the DHB. Ask your social worker if you are eligible. We are happy to provide short term for privately paying resident elders if required.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes We have skilled staff who care for those near the end of life. We liaise closely with the palliative care team and hospice and use the Liverpool Care Pathway and anticipatory prescribing to help manage symptoms.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes People from the community are welcome to join resident elders during the day to enjoy of meaningful activities. Day care is available five days a week. Morning and afternoon tea and lunch is included in the cost.
Outings Yes
Residents Committee Yes We have a very active group of resident elders who help drive us to achieve our goals.
Newsletter Yes This is produced several times a year and sent to all residents and family members
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes We have a designated area for those who wish to smoke
Updated: 22 Dec 2021
Special Features
Special Features
As the first registered Edenising home in NZ we are the leader in this culture change to improve the lives of resident elders. The Eden Alternative (R) describes the three plagues of old age as loneliness, helplessness and boredom. These plagues account for the bulk of suffering of the older person and are plagues of the spirit. More deadly than physical disease, and harder to overcome.
We work to create a human habitat, where elders have close and continuing contact with plants, animal and children, as these provide the antidotes to the three plagues and improve quality of life.
Updated: 22 Dec 2021
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Big print books, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Chapel, Children, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Dancing, Digital camera, Electric beds, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Library, Massage, Men, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Organ, Outings, Parkinson's Society, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Roses, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Sky TV, Stroke Group, Vegetarian, Videos, Pastoral care, Craft
Updated: 22 Dec 2021
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Fees are as set down by the DHB for the Waipa territorial land authority. Some superior rooms incur an additional fee. Our admission agreement itemises any extra charges.
Staffing qualifications and details We have a registered nurse on duty 24 hours a day and an enthusiastic team of healthcare assistants. Domestic staff ensure we look and smell great and maintenance keeps everything in working order. We employ great staff with the right attitude.
Details about meals Our menu is approved by a registered dietitian. Special dietary requirements are arranged as required. Resident elders are encouraged to give feedback and suggestions for food choices.
Associated Complexes We are a stand alone home, family owned and community minded.
Updated: 22 Dec 2021
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Japanese Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Spanish Yes
Updated: 22 Dec 2021
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Christian Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
Updated: 22 Dec 2021
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes We have been a member from the inception of this organisation.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 22 Dec 2021

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