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Lara Lodge Rest Home
Rest Home Care
4 Pegasus Drive
Postal Address
4 Pegasus Drive, Rotorua
(07) 347 7604
(07) 347 7604
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Teresa and Walter Scheer - (07) 3477604
Nurse manager
Simone MacMillan - (07) 3477604
Our mission is to work with the elderly providing quality services which will enhance their quality of life, achieving optimal levels of functional ability and health status in a family orientated environment.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 10 Jul 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care21
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
We have a delightful large rooms that is situated in a peaceful and quiet part of the resthome. It is very close to sunny lounge that is ideal for entertaining visitors or enjoying time out away from other residents.
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 23 Jun 2017
April 2013
To the Wonderful family that is "Lara Lodge" and all Mum's friends there: thank you from all our family
January 2013
Our Aunty researched the various Homes in Rotorua and chose Lara Lodge herself. She has been very happy and content living out her final years there. The family have been very happy with the care that she has received. Thank you.

October 2012
To Our Dear Friends at Lara Lodge. Thank you ladies for your wonderful care and love to our dear Mother. Your care was really appreciated by the family. It was outstanding.

October 2012
To (the wonderful) staff of Lara Lodge. Thanks++ on behalf of the family for your consistent kindness and patience. You've helped our Mother make as smooth a transition into her new life as could be.

Thank you all so much for the love and care you gave my Mother. She was always smiling during her stay at Lara Lodge and I truely feel that she was at her happiest and most content for years. Thank you all so much for making the difference.

Thank you all so much for the love, care and patience you have with had for Aunty.

Our heartfelt thanks for the wonderful care and love you gave our Mum.

Thanks for going the extra mile with a smile; for taking such wonderful care of my Father during a difficult time. Your help in help in big or small ways makes all the difference. Thanks for being so friendly, welcoming and kind to me too.

Thank you so very much for all you have done for Aunty. She loves being at Lara Lodge.

With heartfelt appreciation for all that you have done for our Mother.

Thank you for the great care you give to my sister.

I want to thank you all for your help to my brother and also for your invariable welcome and help to me whenever I visited. Rotorua is fortunate to have you.

Thanks for all the wonderful care you gave to our Mum. We couldn't have wished for a better place for her. You all have been great.

Many thanks to all you kind thoughtful people who made our Mother and Nana so very welcome and comfortable at Lara Lodge ('The Club' is what she usually referred to her home with you). She was happy there and always praised your care. Thank you very much.

Thank you for all your care for our mother in the latter years of her life. she was happy and secure living at Lara Lodge with her life organized for her as she was no longer able to do so.

Thank you very much for taking such great care of our Mum.

Our heartfelt thanks to you all for your kind care of Mum. your love and support over the last years have made every possible moment precious for our family. You will all have a special place in our hearts.

Thank you for all you did for our Mother and family. You made us feel part of a bigger family, "The Lodge Family". You guided us through a most difficult time with love and support. We will be forever grateful for the care and respect Mum had in her final days. Once again, our heartfelt "thank you".

Updated: 22 Apr 2013
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes We employ two Registered Nurses. This ensures that a Registered Nurse is either on site or on call 24 hours/7days a week.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 24/7 Yes We have a minimum of two Care Givers working throughout the day from 7am to 11pm. Overnight, we have one Care Giver working. We also have a person on call each night.
Physiotherapist Negotiable A Physiotherapist can be arranged to visit, as required.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable An Occupational Therapist can be arranged to visit, as required.
Own Social Worker Negotiable As required
Activities Co-ordinator 15 Yes Our Activities Co-ordinator is employed 3 hours a day, Monday to Friday. She organizes activities on both an inidividual and group basis. The programme is varied and includes exercises, activities, quizzes; games; entertainment; shopping; outings.
Hairdresser Yes Our Hairdresser works every Monday and offers a wide range of services, including perms, sets, cuts, etc
Podiatrist Yes A registered Podiatrist has a regular clinc here at Lara Lodge
Dietitian Yes Our Menus are regularly audited to ensure the meals are well balanced and nutritious. We offer alternatives for those Residents with specific dietry needs or preferences.
Accredited Visitors Negotiable As required and as available.
Kaumatua Negotiable As required
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Weekly and monthly visits from clergy of various denominations.
Other Personnel Yes Many community groups, e.g. RSA regularly visit our Home
Updated: 10 Jul 2013
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We are able to offer a Palliative Care Service
Oxygen Management Yes We have two Registered Nurses providing cover 24 hours/7days a week who can oversee administration of oxygen
Surgical Followup Yes We welcome patients requiring convelescance following surgery.
Wound Care Yes Our Registered Nurses have a comprehensive knowledge of wound care and liaise with Wound Care Specialists and Doctors
Diabetic Care Yes Our diabetic residents are monitored closely and treatment given as prescribed by experienced nursing staff.
Continence Advisor Yes We have access to a Continence Advisor through Lakes DHB and daily management by Registed Nurses
Infection Control Yes Staff receive regular training in infection control as it is a high priority at Lara Lodge. Our high standards are maintained through regular auditing processes and Quality Assurance programmes.
Stomal Therapist Yes We have access to a Lakes District Health Board Stoma Therapist who works alongside the registered nurses at Lara Lodge to maintain optimal care.
Psychiatric Care Yes We have access to the Community Mental Health Team
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes We have access to the Stroke Foundation specialist.
Community Health Yes We work closely with community groups such as Alzheimers Society, Parkinsons, Diabetic, Stroke, RSA, Hospice, District Nursing, Arthritis Society, Blind Foundation,
Clinical Manager Yes We have a full time Prinicpal Nurse/Manager working at Lara Lodge
Other Nursing Specialities Yes We work closely with specialist nurses at Lakes DHB
Psychologist Yes We have access to a Psycho-Gerontologist
Psychiatrist Yes We have access to Lakes District Health Board Mental Health Unit
Other Post Graduate Specialities Yes We work closely with GPs, medical, surgical and orthopaedic specialists.
Updated: 22 Apr 2013
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
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 22 Apr 2013
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We welcome all enquiries.
Day Care Yes We offer a day care programme Monday to Friday
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes We work in corroboration with community based agencies, providing short term care following discharge from hospital, prior to returning home
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We provide palliative care with the support of Hospice
Whanau Room Yes Although we do not have a specific room available, arrangements can be made to accommodate Whanau if they wish to stay. This is at the discretion of Management.
Rooms (Single) Yes Please see the 'Special Features' section.
Rooms (Shared) Yes There are three large rooms that may be shared. They may also be used as large single rooms if required.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes Three large bedrooms are suitable for couples
Ensuite Yes Most rooms have an en-suite with hand basin and toilet. There are three shower areas throughout the complex.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage our Residents to bring their own furniture and personal items.
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have a 'Happy Hour' twice a week. You may keep alcohol in your room if you enjoy a more regular drink
Pets In Residence Yes We have a resident cat. Other animals visit with their owners from time to time.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We welcome discussions regarding the possibility of bringing your own pet from home
Phone Access In Own Room Yes A portable phone is available for use by all Residents. Alternatively, you may wish to have your own phone connection in your room. Please discuss this with Management.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Assistance can be given if required to do this.
Residents Committee Yes There is a monthly resident meeting. We encourage and value feedback from Residents on all issues. Minutes are typed and distributed.
Family Committee No We meet regularly with family members to review the care plan for the resident. We have an 'open door' policy that encourages family/whanau to approach management regarding concerns at any time.
Newsletter Yes Our newsletter is produced monthly and includes birthdays, items of interest, current events, visits, topical news and a humorous section.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Please see the Manager for details relating to this policy.
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes There are three large lounge areas available at Lara Lodge for your use. Two large deck areas open out to the sun with lovely views over extensive gardens.
Outings Yes
Smokers Room Yes For those Residents wishing to smoke, a Gazebo has been erected on one of the north facing decks.
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking is permitted in the outdoor Gazebo only
Semi-Secure Yes An alarm system has been installed to alert staff when exit doors have been opened. We have access to tracking devices if requied which are monitored by the Police.
Sprinklers Yes Audited and checked regularly by Wormalds
Audit report available Yes Please discuss with Management
Updated: 22 Apr 2013
Special Features
Special Features
On arrival, a visitor may be momentarily taken aback if expecting to visit some sort of 'institution'. The buildings are no different from the surrounding private homes; we are a large residential Home for the Elderly,tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac.

When Lara Lodge was set up, the main objective was to create a home for the Elderly that was a "real home". From the entry, to the comfortable luxury of three lounges, the impression is one of strolling through what might be termed
"A Gentleman's Residence." This is further enhanced by the Lodge's delightful "Old World" Dining Room and the discreetly placed spacious bedrooms.

The north facing bedrooms and lounges look out onto sun drenched decks and a large shrubbery dominated by colourful rhododendrons and roses. The two sweeping deck areas are wonderful areas for relaxing in the sunshine and enjoying the view over the landscaped gardens. Both decks are sheltered from prevailing winds and one is under cover.

Our bedrooms enjoy a scenic outlook; some have their own private balconies. The most striking impression is the homeliness of our bedrooms (these are upgraded and redecorated regularly). Each is immaculately presented, most with their own basin/toilet facilities, and are spacious enough to be a comfortable bed-sitter. Residents can feel cosy and safe in the privacy of their own rooms, knowing that immediate attention is only a touch of a button away using the latest hospital-style call bell system.

A resident's telephone is available for general use. You may, however, wish to arrange for a private connection into your room giving access to phone and internet.

You may also wish to arrange for Sky installation to be installed.

Updated: 22 Apr 2013
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Age Concern, Large print books, Bingo, Board Games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Bridge, Cards, Concerts, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Beautiful landscaped Gardens, Happy Hour, Indoor Games, Inter Residential Competitions, Access to Mobile Library, Music, Outings, Pianist, Religious Services, Quizzes, Sing-a-longs, Videos, Art, Children visiting, , Craft, Email, Fax, Games, Garden, Jigsaw, Mah Jong, Movies
Updated: 22 Apr 2013
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals All meals and baking are prepared in our Kitchen. The menu is varied and is audited regularly by a Dietician to ensure meals are balanced and nutritious. Special diets are available on request.
Staffing Details All staff are trained to a high standard, with ongoing education using the ACE programme. Staff are committed to providing a safe and caring environment. A Registered Nurse is available 24 hours/7 days a week. Routine monthly visits by doctors or more frequently as required.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include If you would like to know more about our Fee details, please feel free to contact our office on:- 07 3491913
Updated: 22 Apr 2013
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Fijian No Resident
Interpreter Yes Lara Lodge will organize interpreters for Resdidents and their Families, as requested
Maori - Te Reo Yes Residents and Staff members
Updated: 22 Apr 2013
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes Anglican, Presbyterian and Roman Catholic clergy visit regularly.
Jehovah Witness Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
(Other comments) Yes All religious affiliations needs met as requested
Updated: 22 Apr 2013
Public Transport 0.50 km Bus stop is just a short walk of approximately 15 minutes to Malfory Road. Enjoy a comfortable ride on our new City Buses which regularly travel into town throughout the day.
Shops 3.00 km Take a leisurely stroll to our local dairy or travel the 3km into the centre of town.
Mall 3.00 km Take advantage of 'one stop' shopping at the Rotorua Mall
Parks 3.00 km Stroll around the Government Gardens enjoying the Rose Gardens, Historical Buildings and the Lake Front
Library 3.00 km The Library Bus visits our Home once a week and offers a large selection of books (including large print) for your enjoyment. Alternatively, travel to town and enjoy our beautiful renovated Library and a coffee in the coffee shop adjacent to it.
Updated: 22 Apr 2013
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes Our Activitiy Co-ordinator is presently undertaking training towards her National Certificate
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes Please ask Management.
Other details Yes Lakes DHB audit Ministry of Health Financial Audit
CareerForce Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 22 Apr 2013