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Kauri Lodge (Family Home)
Rest Home Care
154 Riccarton Rd
North West
Postal Address
(03) 348 0274
(03) 348 4079
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Hamish Bennett - (03) 348-0274
Hamish Bennett - 027 630 1568
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Kauri Lodge is a family owned and operated rest home in a fantastic location.

Kauri Lodge offers a slice of tranquility in the heart of Riccarton. Nestled against Riccarton Bush in a quiet location with buses and the Westfield shopping Mall at the gate. We are a family focused boutique Rest Home offering personal service, with security, but still providing for your independence.

We have lovely, well appointed, new Studio Units available for Private Rental or for purchase.

Kauri Lodge prides itself on having a homely enviornment with good home cooked meals and innovative activites.

Residents are offered a high standard of care, security, privacy, and independence in an environment which promotes good health and happiness with a family focus.

Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 19 Apr 2012
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care55
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
We are a family owned rest home and currently have 1 rest home care bed available.

The room has its own private ensuite.

For more information on our home, please contact us on 3480274 and ask for Hamish.
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 26 May 2017
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 70 Yes We have a team of RN's covering the day shifts and on call duties.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Referrals sent to Physiotherapy Unit as required
Occupational Therapist 0.00 Yes Is accessed when required from the Community or PMH
Own Social Worker 0.00 Yes
Diversional Therapist 40 Yes Our Diversional Therapist is well experienced and provides a great activities programme.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser 16 Yes Twice weekly by appointment. Lyn enjoys her visits to the lodge and is experienced in rest home hairdressing
Podiatrist Yes Dannielle comes to Kauri lodge every six weeks and by arrangement.
Dietitian Yes Consulted as required
Accredited Visitors Yes Accessed when required.
Kaumatua Yes We have a Kaumatua available if requested by Residents.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have the services of 5 Chaplains. Some visit individual residents, we also have a Church service every Tuesday morning which is well attended.
Other Personnel Yes Volunteers, gardeners, tradesman, doctor.
Updated: 3 Nov 2011
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Updated: 3 Nov 2011
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 16 Feb 2017
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Residents assessed by a Service co-ordinator can have access to Kauri Lodge, either private or publically funded residents accepted.
Palliative Care Contract No We do have the internal nursing expertise and backup of the GP to care for residents with terminal illness.
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes We have a room with ensuite available for family to utilise when staying from out of town
Rooms (Single) Yes Our single rooms are spacious. The rooms are well appointed and have ensuites.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes Our studio sized rooms are perfectly suited for couples. They will fit a double bed and also have room for lounge furniture. Very spacious.
Ensuite Yes All rooms at Kauri Lodge have ensuites; shower, toilet and handbasin.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage all residents to bring their own furniture. The rooms are large enough to fit a couch, 2 lounge chairs, a small table with 3 chairs, TV, Telephone, Bed - may be double size, fridge. Each room has a bench with sink - ideal for tea making.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Many elderly enjoy an evening drink. Some like to have a drink in their room, others prefer to drink in company.
Pets In Residence Yes Our friendly black cat, Max, adopted us last year and is well loved and spoilt. We also have Nellie, a ginger & white cat.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Birds and fish possible by arrangement. Other pets may depend on current pets or position of the room.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes All rooms have a phone jackpoint. We have two systems at Kauri Lodge. You can either have a independant telephone line or have a independant number that is connected to our telephone system.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes During the winter we have night stores or underfloor heating in each room.
Residents Committee Yes Our Diversional Thearpists or Hamish chair the meeting where issues of the day are discussed.
Newsletter Yes Every 3 months approx to residents and families.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a two lovely main lounges overlooking Riccarton Bush. Throughout the complex there are small setting areas.
Outings Yes Kauri lodge has fornightly shopping trip plus weekly outings in our van.
Rural Setting No We back onto Riccarton Bush - All residents say how quiet it is at the Lodge. We have keen gardeners who come to maintain our beautiful garden.
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking permitted in designated area.
Semi-Secure No Doors are locked early in the evening and visitors ring a bell to enter - visiting is welcome at any time
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes We have gained a 3 year certification. We have trained "Quality Improvement " staff dedicated to ensuring we meet and surplass the Sector Standards.
Updated: 3 Nov 2011
Special Features
Kauri Lodge offers a slice of tranquility in the heart of Riccarton. Nestled against Riccarton Bush in a quiet location with buses and the Westfield shopping Mall at the gate. We are a family focused boutique Rest Home offering a personal service, with security, but still provide for your independence.

We have lovely, well appointed, new Studio Units available for Private Rental or for purchase. Kauri Lodge prides itself on having a homely enviornment with good home cooked meals and innovative activites.
Updated: 8 Feb 2010
Interests & Activities
Our Diversional Therapists provide an innovative and diverse acitvity programmme.They are very approachable and friendly.They encourage feedback and input from the Residents. We have weekly outings, entertainment, happy hour, newspaper reading and exercises, word games or bowls .We also have a library with a variety of large print books. We endeavour to assist all residents with their interests.
Updated: 8 Feb 2010
Additional Information
Details re Meals Menus are prepared seasonally and in 4 weekly cycles. Individual meals can be prepared for residents with special requirements. Dietitian advice available. Breakfast is served in bed, residents have the choice of different cereals, friut, yoghurt, juice, toast. The hot meal is served at midday - Evening meal residents have a choice of soup and another dish eg fish pie, sandwiches, bacon and eggs and salads. Our baking is home made. There is always a variety and is always delicious!
Staffing Details Kauri Lodge has Registered Nurses. Our Registered Nurses work the morning shift and an RN is on call 24 hours a day. All carers are currently in training or have completed the ACE training. We have a total of 37 staff. We always have 2 or more staff on at any one time. Several of our staff have been here for many years. They say Kauri Lodge is a "special place" to work.
Associated Complexes Adjacent to the Resthome we have 15 Self Contained Units. These are one or two bedrooms. Arrangements can be made for these residents requiring Homecare, meals or Nursing services. The Villas are integral part of Kauri Lodge .
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Telephone, daily newspaper for private use, X-ray, dental, audiology, podiatory, cosmetic, dry cleaning, optical or specialist costs. Legal and financial expenses.
Updated: 20 Oct 2011
Languages Spoken
Dutch Yes We have several dutch residents.
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter Yes We can help arrange an interpretor on request.
Polish Yes
Samoan Yes
Sri Lankan Yes
Updated: 20 Oct 2011
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes monthly church service
Baptist Yes monthly church service
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes monthly church service
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes monthly church service
Updated: Unknown
Public Transport 0.00 km Bus stops are positioned only 3 metres from the front gate
Shops 0.00 km Cafes, Banks, and all other facilites are only metres away at Riccarton (Westfield) Mall which is only across the road. Pedestrian crossing at gate.
Mall 0.00 km Riccarton (Westfield) Mall is only across the road. Pedestrian crossing at gate.
Parks 0.00 km The rest home backs onto Deans/Riccarton Bush. The outlook makes it hard to believe when sitting enjoying the view that you are in the country.
Library   We have an on site Library.
Updated: 8 Feb 2010
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes Several carers have attained this.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 20 Oct 2011