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Kohatu Rest Home

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Kohatu Rest Home
Rest Home
35B Nelson Street
Waitara 4320
Postal Address
Same as above
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Sandra Heal - (06)7546621
Ian & Jill Burroughs
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Kohatu Rest Home is a privately owned Aged Residential Care Facility in the heart of Waitara, Kohatu is managed by a registered nurse with many years experience in aged care as both a caregiver and registered nurse.

At Kohatu we offer the very best, compassionate care for the elderly. Our staff will do all we can to make you feel at home, We will assist you to remain as independent as possible and offer support and care when you require it. It is our goal to improve the physical, emotional and spiritual wellness of our residents and that is exactly what we do every day.

We also provide meals on wheels, day care and short term respite. (Please email or phone the facility about this)

We invite you to visit us or phone us any time. We will make you welcome and support you in all your decisions and provide all the information you may need about joining the Kohatu whanau.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 6 Apr 2022

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 24
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges No
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: 12 Jul 2024

During the past seven years my mother has been in care at Kohatu Resthome. During this time I have had great peace of mind knowing that my mother is being taken care of in a very professional and caring manner.

The management and staff are very always very approachable - no matter what. They encourage the resident to participate in outings to various places of interest and at times have in-house entertainment provided

The meals are made on the premises and are very nutritious.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Kohatu as a truly caring and homely environment.

Dulcie Matheson


I have been in supported living at Kohatu since February 2022, the staff and management of Kohatu Rest Home are amazing, they really go the extra mile for all of their residents. I enjoy the delicious home cooked meals and baking and the friendly banter with the staff.

I would highly recommend Kohatu Rest Home.

Ray McCall


My Mum Hilda arrived Feb/March 21 for a 2 week respite stay and it's nearly August and she's moved in ..for good. Because the love and genuine kindness brought out the best in her. Never known such an AWESOME Resthome. She's so safe and happy. Thank you doesn't cut it really..
Forever Grateful

Francine Nathan

Updated: 13 Sep 2023

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist 0.00 Yes
Occupational Therapist 0.00 Negotiable
Social Worker (on site) 0.00 Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Yes

Updated: 22 Nov 2022

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes
Infection Control Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes
Clinical Management Yes

Updated: 25 Oct 2019

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
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes

Updated: 6 Apr 2022

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes Subject to availability
Ensuite No Some rooms have toilets
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have happy hour every day at 4.00pm
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes
Whānau Room Yes
Māori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes
Smokers Room Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes

Updated: 6 Apr 2022

Special Features
Special Features
Kohatu is surrounded by trees and beautiful gardens - its a picture in the summer.

We grow our own vegies in big barrels close to the kitchen.

Updated: 6 Apr 2022

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We have a varied activities programme. Swimming is once a week. Entertainment with a variety of musicians is twice a week. Exercises are twice a week. We also have many outings, buggie rides at the park. We have a mens only club and they go on outings once a month

Updated: 5 Apr 2022

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please talk to Manager about fees. Fees do not include toiletries, hairdresser. We do however subsidise the Podiatrist
Staffing qualifications and details The Manager is the Registered Nurse. She is complimented with fully qualified caregivers. Caregivers have monthly training and new caregivers are fully orientated before commencement of work
Details about meals A choice of cereals for breakfast as well as porridge and toast, home baking and fresh sandwiches for morning, afternoon teas and supper. Hot meal in the middle of the day including desert and a lighter meal for tea

Updated: 15 Oct 2018

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter Yes Interpreters are available
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Tuvalu Yes

Updated: 15 Oct 2018

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Jehovah Witness Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Ratana Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes

Updated: 15 Oct 2018

Location Distance Details
Public Transport 1.00 Km The busses run at regular intervals and is only about 10 mins away
Shops 1.00 Km Shops are within walking distance
Parks 1.00 Km within walking distance
Library 1.00 Km within walking distance

Updated: 15 Oct 2018

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme

Updated: 15 Oct 2018

The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.