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Rest Home
Parata Day Centre
39 Kitchener Street
West Gore
Gore 9710
Southern (Southland)
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Alisha McColl - (03) 208 6303
Parata Anglican Charitable Trust - (03) 209 6303
Village Manager
Mary Pullar - 027 232 8014
Day Activity Programme Contact
Mary Pullar - (03) 208 6303
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We welcome residents to share our Home. We aim to provide the highest level of individual care. Family, friends and members of the community are encouraged to join with us in ensuring our residents enjoy their lives to the full.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 12 Jan 2017

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 26
Vacancy Soon
Standard Room with nice outlook, shared ensuite, garden view
Impending vacancy Yes - Room with ensuite facilities.
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $6.00/day up to $16.00/day as at 28 Mar 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 No

Updated: 14 Jun 2024

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 88 Yes We have three Registered Nurses working across weekdays and weekends.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Several trained and highly experieinced healthcare assistants
Diversional Therapist 20 Yes
Activities Co-ordinator 26 Yes Parata has a varied programme with activities, speakers, entertainment, bus trips, cards, bowls and groups. Regular 'inter Home' activities, competitions and combined social events.
Hairdresser Yes Visits fortnightly
Podiatrist Yes Visits 8 weekly
Dietitian Negotiable On request.
Accredited Visitors Yes Hearing Technologists visit quarterly. Organised on request or need.
Kaumatua Yes Heather Hetaraka provides a link between Parata and our local iwi. Parata is proud of our links with Hoani Parata and his legacy.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Chaplain is Lois Shallard . Clergy of all denominations visit regularly.

Updated: 24 Oct 2023

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes Advanced nursing assessment

Updated: 12 Jan 2017

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 When rooms are available
Carer Support Yes When rooms are available
Subsidised Yes For those assessed for Resthome Care and eligible for subsidy
Private Paying Yes For those assessed for Resthome Care but not eligible for subsidy
Booking can be made in advance Yes Conditional on room availability

Updated: 12 Jan 2017

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents encouraged to bring personal belongings.
Single Rooms Yes 21 Residential Care; 5 Studio Units. All rooms Certified for Residential Care
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes Several options available (adjoining rooms or our large Premium rooms would suit couples)
Ensuite Yes Residential rooms: shared ensuites. Studios: individual ensuites.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Happy Hour weekly
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Telephone points in rooms. Telephone available for resident usage.
Wifi Yes WiFi available to residents.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Home is centrally heated with individual controls on all radiators.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Parata has a television lounge, a conservatory and the Parata Centre. There is seating in our lovely gardens.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Parata Centre: a custom built facility provides Day Care, Wednesday to Friday, 10am to 3.30pm.
Outings Yes Parata has a bus with wheelchair hoist, and a twelve-seater van. Residents have outings in the bus every week.
Whānau Room Yes Whanau facilities are available within the complex
Residents Committee No Residents' meetings are held regularly and the Manager and executive are always available to the residents. All suggestions welcome.
Family Committee Yes Families are welcome to join our 'Parata People'
Newsletter Yes Monthly Activities programme sheet.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Our staff are trained to manage situations for the benefit of all residents.
Confused Residents Yes Our staff are trained to help and comfort residents who are confused with dignity and understanding.
Rural Setting No Parata is located in Gore which is a small town servicing the rural community of Eastern Southland.
Smoking Permitted Yes In designated areas only.
Semi-Secure Yes Residents are free to come and go as they please during daylight hours, doors are alarmed at night. We expect residents, their families or friends to advise if the resident is going out for safety reasons.

Updated: 20 Jun 2018

Special Features
Special Features
Day Care:
Parata Centre was built in 1994 specifically to provide Day Care for the communities within Eastern Southland. Day Care is provided Wednesday to Friday, 10am to 3.30pm. Interesting programmes of activities - arts, crafts, music, games, exercise, entertainments, outings and more - are offered. Transport to and from the Centre is available. A full midday meal, morning and afternoon teas are provided. Our aim is to provide stimulation, fun and companionship to the elderly members of our community and support for community caregivers.

The Parata Complex is surrounded by extensive lawns and gardens. The residents gain real enjoyment from the gardens, taking a stroll, sitting on the garden benches or just admiring the view from inside the Home.

Updated: 12 Jan 2017

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Parata Centre is a specially built facility in which we provide activitiy programme and entertainment for day guests, residents and the community. A Centre Co-ordinator is employed to arrange programmes which will interest and entertain all who attend. Having fun is most important.The choice of activities is wide and varied, including:-


Bowls Table, Housie, Cards, Bocca, Board Games, Cards, Jigsaws, Wool crafts, Quizzes.


Yoga, Exercise Equipment, Walks in the extensive gardens.


Painting, Handcrafts, Spinning. Parata participates in (and at times hosts) a Wearable Arts Competition for Resthomes in the Southland region.


Sing-a-longs plus visiting choirs and entertainers from the community. Equipment available to play a large collection of tapes, discs and records.


Parties to celebrate events and festivals. Fundraising events. Regular newspaper and book readings. Magazines provided. Library with collection of big print books. Television lounge with Sky TV. Also a television in the Centre - both have equipment to play the collection of dvds and videos available. Church and community events. WiFi for the use of Residents and Guests.


Weekly Outings in the Parata Bus and special longer trips. The Monthly Activity Programme includes outings to community events.

Updated: 12 Jan 2017

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not In accordance with Parata policy, the fee charged to private paying residents is in line with the fee paid to Parata under the Residential Care Contract. The Services included in, or excluded from, the Fee are in accordance with the provisions of the Contract with the Health Department. This basis is applies to all residents. Information on fee structure available on request.
Staffing qualifications and details Parata maintain a high-staffing ratio. All staff receive on-going training through an In-Service Education Programme and Careerforce programmes managed by the Registered Nurse in liaison with the Manager. The staff training emphasises the need for all residents to be cared for in a respectful and dignified manner.
Details about meals We pride ourselves in offering a varied menu of a high standard. Our residents enjoy tasty meals prepared by our capable cooks supplemented by home baking. We cater for all special diets and are mindful of residents' preferences. Parata also operate a meals-on-wheels service within the community.
Associated Complexes The Parata complex incorporates 26 rooms certified for residential care (21 bed Residence, 5 Studio Units for intermediary care), Parata Centre for Day Care, Parata Retirement Village with 27 self-contained Flats, and a Meals on Wheels service. Parata is one of many Anglican Care facilities throughout New Zealand.

Updated: 12 Jan 2017

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Filipino Yes Staff member

Updated: 12 Jan 2017

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes Holy Communion Service fortnightly.
Inter denominational Yes Interdenominational Service on Sunday afternoon.
(Other comments) Yes Representatives of all of the denominations visit within the Home.

Updated: 12 Jan 2017

Location Distance Details
Public Transport No public transport in Gore
Shops 1.50 Km to shops in Main Street. Dairy 450 metres away.
Parks 1.50 Km Gore Botanic Gardens
Library 1.80 Km Gore Library and The Gallery

Updated: 12 Jan 2017

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Other details Yes Anglican Care Network

Updated: 12 Jan 2017

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