Makoha Rest Home - Tauranga
At a glance
- Sharon Fisher - (07) 576 1899
- Linda Rodrigues - (07) 576 1899
"At Makoha Rest Home we know that people make the difference"
Our highly trained rest home staff are experienced in caring for
elderly people, and as a family-owned service, we look after our community and value each resident's individuality and independence.
Our spacious rooms offer you garden views, with options for larger studio units where couples can continue living together in a comfortable caring community.Our semi-secure premises also give peace of mind for secure care of those that may wander.
All meals and baking is cooked fresh on site daily. Our chef sources all ingredients from local suppliers where possible.
We welcome you to come and visit the Makoha family and talk about how we can be your home away from home.
*Please note, we do not charge a premium for our en suite rooms*
|Contract with DHB||Yes|
|Updated: 13 Aug 2013|
Bed and Vacancy Details
|Approximate number of beds at this level of care||35|
|Rooms occasionally available|
|Impending vacancy||Yes - Room available|
|Premium Room 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||Please enquire|
|Updated: 24 May 2022|
|The home has a lovely atmosphere and everyone is so welcoming it feels like a home from home.
We found it hard to believe the wonderful experience we have had thanks to all the staff without exception. We shall never forget these three weeks of bliss. (Respite resident).
|Updated: 6 Jun 2013|
|Type||Hours Per Week||Status||Details|
|Registered Nurse||120||Yes||Our Clinical Manager works 40 hours a week and we have a Manager/Registered Nurse who also works 40 hours a week. The Clinical Manager, Registered Nurse and Manager (who has an RN background) are available 24 hours / 7 days a week on call.|
|Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers||Yes||All of our care assistants have completed health care training, the majority of staff having gained Diploma in Health Services management (level 7). All of our permanent care assistants have First Aid Certification.|
|Physiotherapist||Negotiable||We have a community physiotherapist who visits the home on a regular basis and appointments can be arranged.|
|Occupational Therapist||Negotiable||Can be sourced via Tauranga Hospital|
|Social Worker (on site)||No||Social workers are accessed through Tauranga Hospital|
|Diversional Therapist||Negotiable||We have access to a Diversional Therapist if required.|
|Activities Co-ordinator||34||Yes||Our recreational coordinator works four days a week from 10am to 4.30pm. We have a comprehensive programme of activities including outings and functions with other rest homes.|
|Hairdresser||Yes||Alternate Mondays. No appointments are necessary and prices are reasonable.|
|Podiatrist||Yes||Visits the rest home monthly.|
|Dietitian||Negotiable||A Registered dietician has approved our menus and can be accessed whenever necessary.|
|Accredited Visitors||Yes||Several services can be accessed when necessary. We have regular visits to the home from various church denominations.|
|Kaumatua||Yes||We have a Kaumatua & Kui who provide support as required.|
|Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor||Yes||We have inter denominational church services monthly and other church groups visiting. Communion weekly.|
|Other Personnel||Yes||We have access to the diabetic nurse at Otumoetai Health Centre and can obtain the services of other health professionals as required. We have a person who does monthly manicures and hand massages|
|Updated: 6 Jul 2020|
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
|Specialities or Areas of Expertise||Status||Details|
|Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management||Yes||Via our Registered Nurses|
|End of Life/Palliative Care||Yes||We do provide palliative care in conjunction with Waipuna Hospice. We like to keep our residents in familiar surroundings. The Nurse Manager has a palliative care certification and 5 care assistants are undertaking the same course.|
|Wound Care||Yes||Via our Registered Nurse. All care assistants have training in basic wound management via external specialists.|
|Diabetic Care||Yes||Local Doctors Diabetic Clinic provides back up and regular diabetic checks. All our staff are trained in diabetic and insulin care.|
|Continence Advice||Yes||We work in conjunction with the incontinence advisor from Tauranga Hospital. Continence advice and support in house is provided by product specialists from PHL Medical.|
|Stomal Therapy||Yes||Our Registered Nurse is experienced in stomal care. We can access a stomal therpist via Tauranga Hospital if required.|
|Infection Control||Yes||Our Nurse Manager attend regular seminars and a local infection control nurses group. We also work in conjunction with Tauranga Hospital infection control nurses.|
|Surgical Followup||Yes||Can provide post operative care;|
|Clinical Management||Yes||Our Nurse Manager is responsible for clinical governance|
|Other Specialties||Yes||Our Nurse Manager has an Orthopaedic degree.|
|Updated: 30 Jan 2014|
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
|Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay||Status||Details|
|Respite||Yes||We keep one room for respite care and other rooms are used for respite care as available|
|Carer Support||Yes||If rooms are available we will accomodate short stay|
|Subsidised||Yes||Yes, we have a "top up" fee of $40.00 to cover full costs.|
|Booking can be made in advance||Yes||We keep one room for respite care and this can be booked in advance.|
|Updated: 19 Mar 2013|
|May Bring Own Furniture||Yes||Yes. The large rooms can accommodate several pieces of furniture|
|Single Rooms||Yes||All our rooms are single. We have 7 very large studio rooms with full en-suites. We have 2 rooms that have a shared en-suite, kitchenette and an external courtyard. All these rooms would be suitable for a couple.|
|Rooms suitable for a couple||Yes||We have rooms which would suit a couple|
|Ensuite||Yes||24 of our 35 rooms have an en suite|
|Alcohol Permitted||Yes||In moderation and depending on residents medications|
|Negotiate To Bring Own Pet||Yes||Can negotiate|
|Phone Access In Own Room||Yes||Most rooms have a telephone jackpoint. We have a seperate residents phone line and two cordless phones which can be used in the bedrooms.|
|Resident can adjust heating in own room||Yes||Some rooms can be adjusted. Most heating is 'underfloor'|
|Lounges/seating areas||Yes||We have 2 lounges. One where most of the activities take place and another lounge where residents can have quiet time or visitors. We also have three smaller seating areas which our residents enjoy.|
|Primary Health Funded Short Term Care||Yes|
|Provide End of Life/Palliative Care||Yes||Palliative care is provided to our existing residents when needed.|
|Palliative Care Contract||No||We do not have a contract but provide palliative care to our existing residents when needed|
|Day Programme for day stay clients||Yes||By private arrangement|
|Outings||Yes||We have regular outings Monday to Friday. A number of residents attend external groups in the community. We have a monthly lunch outing to the Mt RSA or other restaraunt.|
|Whanau Room||No||We do not have a dedicated Whanau room but do have a separate lounge or residents own bedroom can be used|
|Residents Committee||Yes||Residents meetings are held every two - three months where any feedback can be attended to.|
|Family Committee||No||No family committee as such but we have an 'open door' policy and family members pop in to discuss any topics they wish.|
|Newsletter||Yes||We have a quarterly newsletter. Mitchell Court Views|
|Policy for management of challenging behaviour||Yes||We have policies and procedures in place and support from Mental Health Services for Older Persons at Tauranga Hospital.|
|Confused Residents||Yes||Some residents do get confused either because of an element of dementia or a symptom of a heath issue.|
|Rural Setting||Yes||We are set off the road in a quite urban setting, close to beaches, walkways and Cherrywood shopping centre. It is approx. a 7 minute drive to the centre of Tauranga city.|
|Smoking Permitted||Yes||We have a No Smoking Policy within all buildings. There is an outside smoking area for residents.|
|Semi-Secure||Yes||We have a security fence and gate with a digital locking pad, and the home surrounds are fully secure.|
|Updated: 13 Aug 2013|
|We provide individualised quality care in a home like atmosphere.
We do not charge a premium for en suite rooms.
Our residents are cared for as I would wish to be cared for.
Family and whanau are encouraged to be involved in all aspects of the residents care and activities.
|Updated: 22 Nov 2017|
Interests & Activities
We have a varied activity programme including; Bingo, board games, cards, care and craft, church services, concerts, internal festivals, external entertainers, exercises, indoor games, quizzes, bowls, jigsaws, nail care, newspapers, piano, gardening, outings, shopping, videos, lunch time happy hour, petanque, shopping, sing-a-longs, videos, big print books,library visits, picnic and barbeque facilities, Citizens Club outings, raffles.
Access to support from Age Concern Alzeimer's Society, Arthritis society, Blind Foundation, Pastoral care,Parkinson's Society,Grey Power,external Advocate.
|Updated: 28 Nov 2014|
|Interpreter||Yes||We can access iterpreters through the DHB|
|Maori - Te Reo||Yes|
|Updated: 11 Jan 2013|
|Anglican||Yes||Communion service 1st Tuesday of the month|
|Updated: 18 Mar 2009|
|Public Transport||0.10 Km||Bus stop at gate|
|Shops||2.00 Km||To Cherrywood shopping centre|
|Mall||5.00 Km||To main city shopping.|
|Parks||1.00 Km||To Fergusson Park|
|Library||1.00 Km||Library bus comes to Matua regularly|
|Updated: 18 Mar 2009|
Credentials & Membership
|Credentials & Membership RC||Status||Details|
|New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)||Yes|
|Updated: 20 Feb 2013|
The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.