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Karetu House
Rest Home Care
19 Karetu Road
(09) 529 0364
(09) 529 0365
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Liz Swift - 0274 759 430
Jo Macfarlane - 021 279 4501
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Karetu House is a home full of chilled, relaxed, happy and very social folk. Staff and residents are full of laughter and fun. Come and join us.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 23 Jan 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 43
Vacancy Soon
Impending vacancy Yes - Enquiries are always welcome
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 20 Apr 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner Negotiable When required
Registered Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes In excess of contract requirements.We also employ a full time cook.
Physiotherapist Negotiable We have one on contract
Occupational Therapist Negotiable We have one on contract
Own Social Worker Yes On referral
Diversional Therapist Yes Who really goes the extra mile!
Activities Co-ordinator Yes She is amazing!!!
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes Every 6 weeks.
Dietitian Yes Annual
Accredited Visitors Yes Regular visits from Health and disability representatives, local churches and we utilise Age Concern services
Kaumatua Negotiable By arrangement
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Numerous visitors from all denominations
Updated: 11 Oct 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Bariatric (care of the very overweight) Yes By special arrangement and discussion
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes by arrangment with local GP
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist No If required
Psychiatric Care Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Specialised Dementia Care Yes Assessments of the individual are made beforehand to asertain whether they are suitable for our facility.
Gerontological Care Yes
Urology Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Psychologist Yes On referral
Psychiatrist Yes We have a very good relationship with Mental Health Services for Older People
Other Post Graduate Specialities Yes We have a Comprehensive and Dementia Nurse.
Updated: 11 Oct 2017
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite No Yes
Carer Support No Carer Support and Day Stay are most welcome and everyone is encouraged and welcome to participate in the wide range of activities we provide.
Booking can be made in advance No Please feel free to call and enquire
Updated: 11 Jan 2017
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We have quite a number of residents under 65
Day Care Yes Day Care clients are most welcome and encouraged to participate in our wide range of activities. Transport to and from can be provided at a charge. Please call to enquire.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Shared) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes
Ensuite Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes This is your home. We encourage you to make it as comfortable as possible and be surrounded by your own belongings.
Alcohol Permitted Yes We manage this in a resident's care plan.
Pets In Residence Yes One cat called Skinny and a Bird called Charley. We are thinking of getting another cat but we are not sure how Skinny is going to feel about this.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Staff and friends bring their little dogs in and are most welcome. We also have Charlotte from Pet Therapy who brings in a farmyard of animals.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes Communal Tablets available to all residents
Resident can adjust heating in own room No The facility is central heated
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Family Committee No Unfortunately, we never have enough family involved to form a committee but open communication between staff, management, residents and family is certainly encouraged.
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes This is us. This is what we are known for and this is what we do and what we do probably better than anyone else.
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Main Lounge shared with the dining room with a piano and big screen TV. Smaller areas are around the home. We have a dedicated DVD lounge and a pool table. We also have a courtyard with picnic tables and a large covered front deck Sky TV -
Outings Yes CMA three times a week, Bus Rides with Ice Creams twice a week,Craft Mornings,Team Activity outings,Local Competitions, Plays, Shows, Movies,Charter Boat Fishing, Shopping and Lotto Runs. McDonald's Lunch Outings We are into anything that is going!!!
Smoking Permitted Yes Outdoors only.
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 11 Oct 2017
Special Features
Special Features
We are a mixed facility, but have a lot of men.
We accommodate unique people and have a a cruisey outlook. Most of our residents are quite ambulant and wander up to the shops, TAB etc. We have a lower demographic age than most other facilities.
We have an extremely low staff turnover and we all participate in a comprehensive staff training programme.
Our facility has security cameras in place.
We work to maximise independance and focus on 'wellness'.
Updated: 3 Oct 2011
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Aromatherapy, Art (CMA) , BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Bridge, Canine friends, Cards, Children, Church, Rock Music, CMA, Communicare, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Digital camera, Electric beds, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Men, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parties, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Videos, RSA, Fishing and Smoking Fish
Updated: 28 Aug 2014
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Cook Island Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Interpreter Yes We are happy to make available an interreter for any one who requires one.
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Niuean Yes
Rarotongan Yes
Samoan Yes
Spanish Yes
Tongan Yes
Other Information Yes Whilst English is the first language spoken in our facility some of our staff are multi-lingual and this is of great advantage to our multi-cultural population in our care
Updated: 11 Oct 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Christian Yes Good Community Links with Greenlane Christian Centre for outings, events, coffee mornings, visits etc. Greenlane Christian Centre visit every Friday morning for a great service and sing-a-long
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Inter denominational Yes Every Second Sunday the Polynesian Inter denominational Church Group comes in for a service, songs, prayers, dancing items etc and a great time has had by all
Roman Catholic Yes Tuesday Communion and Regular visits from St Michaels Catholic Church and all denominations are welcome to attend.
Salvation Army No Great Relationship with Epsom Lodge and the Salvation Army Drop In Centre. Residents visit the drop in centre once a week and transport is arranged.
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints No We have quite a bit of Mormon input.
(Other comments) Yes
Updated: 11 Jan 2017
Public Transport 0.10 km
Shops 0.10 km Dairy
Mall 3.00 km Newmarket - transport provided and the bus route goes right past the mall.
Parks 0.10 km
Library   Mobile library comes on site
Updated: 3 Oct 2011
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 11 Jan 2017