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Karina Lifecare
Rest Home Care
15 Karina Tce
Palmerston North 4414
(06) 357 6051
(06) 357 6060
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Sue Morley - (06)3576051
Heritage Lifecare Group
Business Manager
Noreen Symons - (06)6576051
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Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 27 Oct 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 37
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 20 Apr 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes On site 7 days per week and on call at all times.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes 24 hour caregiver cover
Physiotherapist Negotiable
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes We have a Diversional Therapist who works 5 days per week 9.30am - 4pm including weekends
Activities Co-ordinator Yes This role is performed by the Diversional Therapist
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Yes Wonderful support staff which make Karina Lifecare a lovely, warm and family orientated facility.
Updated: 27 Oct 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Urology Yes
Community Health Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Other Nursing Specialities Yes
Updated: 27 Oct 2016
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Karina Lifecare has one dedicated respite bed
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 27 Oct 2016
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We welcome any enquiries, for Day Care, Respite and long term Care.
Day Care Yes All Day Care enquiries are welcomed. A full Activities program runs Monday - Friday to participate in.
Whanau Room Yes Separate whanau/family room with adjoining kitchen, affording privacy and comfort.
Rooms (Single) Yes Ample room space with a 24 hour nurse call system, TV outlets and vanity units
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes Depending on Occupancy, Double rooms are available for couples.
Ensuite Yes Some rooms are available with Toilet and Vanity ensuites.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes You are most welcome to bring some of your own furniture, to make it feel more like home.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes To be discussed with Management.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Three lounges are available, along with our new Whanau/ Recreation rooms. Our Whanau/Recreation room is heated by a lovely Log Fire.
Outings Yes Residents are taken on Van outings weekly.
Rural Setting No We have beautiful views of the Tararua Ranges from most rooms.
Smoking Permitted Yes Only outside in court yard
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 27 Oct 2016
Special Features
Special Features
Karina Lifecare is a lovely, warm, friendly facility with a homely atmosphere.

The staff at Karina encourage and support our residents, where possible to lead an independent lifestyle. We cater for the individual needs of our residents.

Family and friends are welcome to visit at anytime.

Staff attend up to date Training throughout the year, and are encouraged to hold a current First Aid.

The facility is managed by Facility Manager Sue Morley and Business Manager Noreen Symons.

The Business Manager is available Monday - Friday to answer all enquiries. Inspection is welcome.

Karina Lifecare now has free wifi available to all residents. See the Business Manager Noreen for wifi log on details.
Updated: 27 Oct 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme - A weekly planner is drawn up by the Recreation Officer informing each resident of up-coming activities and events:

Weekly outings (All Saints Friendship Centre, RSA, shopping, library), regular church services, visiting entertainment, one to one shopping, one to one therapy, exercise programmes, special events catered for (eg birthdays, anniversaries, special celebrations)
Updated: 27 Oct 2016
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals We provide good, old fashioned home cooking and baking. All our menus have been approved by a qualified dietician and special diets can easily be catered for. The following can be typically found on the menu: Breakfast: fruit, porridge, weetbix, cornflakes, toast tea, coffee or milo. Lunch: corned beef, steak casserole, mince, sweet & sour pork, fish pie, roast (every Sunday). All served with fresh vegetables, potato rice and more. Desserts: Fresh fruit salad & cream, chocolate self saucing pudding, cheesecake, bread and butter pudding, rice pudding and more. Tea: macaroni cheese, ham chips and salad, homemade soup and sandwiches, salmon mornay, bread and butter, fresh fruit and more. Morning and Afternoon tea: home baking, sandwiches etc.
Staffing Details Our staff are one of the greatest assets of our home. Almost all are long serving members. Our staff enjoy being part of a team and know that they can rely on one another as everyone willingly lends a hand to their colleagues when necessary. Some staff choose to come in their own time to take residents on outings. This says a lot about the rapport between staff and residents and for the dedication of staff.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please see the Business Manager for details.
Updated: 27 Oct 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Updated: 27 Oct 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes Service on First Thursday of every month
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Hindu Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Weekly on Fridays
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 27 Oct 2016
Shops 0.80 km Local Shops and Post Office
Mall 1.00 km City Centre
Parks 0.20 km We are located just around the corner from Memorial Park, Skating Rink and Cycle Track
Library 1.00 km City Centre
Updated: 27 Oct 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 27 Oct 2016