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Kaikohe Care
Rest Home Care
22 Bisset Rd, PO Box 267
Postal Address
PO Box 267 Kaikohe 0400
(09) 401 0260
(09) 401 0263
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Raewyn Cassidy - 09 4010260
Lexhill Ltd - 027 252 4455
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Our mission is to support independence and to deliver quality care that recognises the uniqueness and upholds the dignity of each resident.

PHOTO: George and Margaret playing crib. "15.2.15,4. A pairs 6,7,8,9."
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 22
Vacancy Yes
0 Long Term / Respite vacancy
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 18 May 2018
Our recently collated Satisfaction Survey (March 2016) is available

A comment from the family of a rest home Resident: "The caregivers ought to be highly commended for their very friendly personalities, attitudes towards the Residents. Happy personalities. Very very helpful. Even to the family. Excellent meals and care..."
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner No DHB specialist available for telephone consultation, also consult with Broadway Health Centre
Registered Nurse 40 Yes Registered Nurses are in the facility around the clock.
Enrolled Nurse 24 Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 176 Yes
Physiotherapist 4 Yes Visits fortnightly and on referral
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Visits
Own Social Worker No DHB visits by arrangement
Diversional Therapist 24 Yes We have 2 Diversional Therapists, one working with residents in PLE, and one planning, delivering, and overseeing programmes in the rest of the facility
Activities Co-ordinator No Activity programme planned and actioned by Diversional therapists and care staff
Hairdresser Yes Visits as required, or can be escorted to hairdresser of choice in town. One of our carers is also happy to style and set hair
Podiatrist Yes Visits 4 weekly, treats Residents 8 weekly
Dietitian Yes Visits as required, reviews and audits menus
Accredited Visitors Negotiable Can be arranged
Kaumatua Yes Also liaise with local iwi
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Available as required, plus most denominations visit weekly.
Other Personnel Yes Some excellent volunteers who come to share music and art, or just to sit and talk to the residents
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Excellent support from Hospice nurses
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes Access to specialist appointments as required
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes DHB Advisor consults and visits
Infection Control Yes Certified Infection Control Coordinator
Stomal Therapist No DHB specialists by arrangement
Psychiatric Care Yes DHB POPS team consult and visit regularly
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Physiotherapist visits
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Dialysis Yes All RN's and EN's trained in peritoneal dialysis
Spinal Injuries Yes
Primary Rural Health Care Yes Two routine GP visits weekly, we also escort to Broadway Health outside of routine visits if required
Specialised Dementia Care Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Urology No Access to specialist visits arranged
Community Health Yes Liaise with District Nurses
Clinical Manager Yes Jarin Thomas is our Clinical Nurse Leader
Other Nursing Specialities Yes Infection Control
Psychologist No Can be arranged
Psychiatrist Yes Not on site, Visits by arrangement regularly
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
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 We welcome prospective clients and their families to have a look around the facility
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes By arrangement
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes By arrangement
Palliative Care Contract No Can care for palliative residents in liaison with Hospice
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room No Families can stay by arrangement
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Shared) No
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes
Ensuite Yes 2 ensuited rooms
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes Providing there are no contra-indications
Pets In Residence No Not currently
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes At request
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Can have extra heating if liked. We have radiators in each room.
Maori Kaupapa Yes Kaumatua available and iwi liaison
Residents Committee Yes Residents meetings monthly, more often at request. Management always open to suggestions
Family Committee Yes Friends of the Hospital Committee. Family conferences arranged as necessary, and at request
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes Those inclined to wander are in our Protected Living Environment area
Lounges/seating areas Yes Two lounges, both with wood fires.
Outings Yes Weekly trips, more often in fine weather
Rural Setting Yes But within easy walking distance of shops
Smokers Room No Smoking on verandahs only
Smoking Permitted Yes On verandahs and outdoors only
Semi-Secure No Secured at night
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Special Features
Special Features
Semi-rural setting within easy walking distance of town, situated in 4 acres of park-like grounds.

We are friendly and caring, and we are good at problem solving.
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
RSA visits, we join in activities with Senior Citizens, support from "Friends of Kaikohe Hospital", Art, Cards, Housie weekly, Church (several different denominations weekly), Cooking, Craft, Dancing here (MINDS come for a delightful song and dance session once a month) and visiting elsewhere, Entertainment, involved in inter-rest homes games and occasions, Exercises daily, Garden, Happy hour, we visit the Ngawha Hot Pools, Indoor games, Library, 2 Log fires, Massage, Outdoor games, Movies and large TV and video, Music including kareoke regularly as well as Maori music and Poi, Newspaper reading daily, Quizzes, Shopping, Outings at least twice weekly.

Some of our Residents walk to town - one has done so twice daily for years. We can also transport Residents to town for shopping in our van.

Kohanga Reo on site, now joining the Residents to sing and perform once a week. Cute as!

MINDS group join us once a month for a song and dance session which is extremely popular and great fun.

Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals Two cooks provide meals. Preferences and diets catered for. Regular BBQ's, special meals for events etc. Home baking Boil ups a once a week option
Staffing Details Registered Nurse always on duty
Associated Complexes Stand alone facility
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Podiatry unless ordered by the Doctor, podiatrist sees individual residents 8 weekly. Haircare, hairdresser visits or we can take you to town.
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Bengali Yes
Croatian Yes Access to local speakers
Czechoslovaki Yes Access to local speakers
Dalmatian Yes Access to local speakers
Deaf Blind Sign Language No Can access
Dutch Yes Access to local speakers
English Yes
Fijian No Access to local speakers
Fijian Indian Yes Access to local speakers
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes Access arranged
Malayalam Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Samoan No Access to local speakers
Sign Language No Can access
Tamil Yes
Tongan Yes Can access
Yugoslavian Yes Access to local speakers
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baha'i Yes By arrangement
Baptist Yes Chaplain is the local Baptist Minister
Brethren Yes By arrangement
Buddhist Yes By arrangement
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes Most visit weekly
Evangelical Yes Visit to sing
Hindu Yes By arrangement
Inter denominational Yes
Muslim Yes By arrangement
Jehovah Witness Yes Local church and community
Jewish Yes By arrangement
Methodist Yes Local church
Non denominational Yes
Orthodox Christian Yes By arrangement
Pentecostal Yes Regular visits to sing
Presbyterian Yes Local union church
Ratana Yes
Ringatu Yes By arrangement
Roman Catholic Yes Priet visits weekly
Salvation Army Yes By arrangement
Seventh Day Adventist Yes Local church
Sikh Yes By arrangement
Spiritualist/New Age Yes By arrangement
The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints Yes Local church
(Other comments) Yes We are happy to arrange visits with the spiritual advisor of your choice
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Shops 0.30 km Flat 10 minute walk, good selection of shops and some nice eateries
Mall 0.30 km Flat 10 minute walk
Parks 0.20 km Flat 5 minute walk
Library 0.30 km Flat 10 minute walk, great little library!
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Care Association New Zealand Yes
CareerForce Yes
Home and Community Support Sector Standards (Standards NZ) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Care Association New Zealand CareerForce Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 8 Jun 2016