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Puriri Court Lifecare
Rest Home Care
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(09) 437 9302
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Ruth Mckenzie - (09) 4379302
Heritage Lifecare Group
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Lijo George
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When it comes to everyday life, Puriri Court makes it easy with village, rest home, and hospital care. The well-appointed rooms all look out onto landscaped gardens and come complete with a 24-hour call system, WiFi and ensuites.

Part of the sunny Northland city of Whangarei, Puriri Court is set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens, just a short drive from the city centre, where you’ll find all the essentials.

We offer everything from hairdressing to speech therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry and SKY TV. We have a range of recreational activities including board games, happy hour, gardening, crafts, and indoor bowls. Our facility van is also always on hand for outings.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 13 Dec 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 23
Vacancy Yes
Long Term
Short term
Carer support
Large rooms (including Doubles) available. Full bathroom and Ensuites available. Several rooms overlooking Puriri tree and gardens, some with Ranchsliders onto deck
Impending vacancy Yes
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms as at 13 Aug 2020
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 23 Sep 2020
"Exactly what a rest home should be - caring, friendly and full of interesting activities to choose from. Really enjoyed my visits to see my mum. Well done all of the team."
- Kate O'Malley

"Just wanna say that these people are amazing. they really look after their residents and not only treat them like patients but like family. and they are also very welcoming when it comes to a residents family. my grandmother was in Puriri Court for quite a long time before she passed just over a year ago now. and it was good to see that she loved it there. she made and lost a few friends, and I met alot of nice people every time I went to visit.
From me and the rest of my family, thank you so much Puriri Court for helping us all take care of our grandmother."
- Dolleh Tuporo

"Thank you so much for looking after mum while she has been recovering from her stroke in June. Mum's ready to go home tomorrow but we will be forever indebted to you all for your care and support over the last 4 months and helping her to be ready to go home".
- AK
Updated: 20 Nov 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Professional nursing staff are on duty 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Enrolled Nurse Yes A Nurse Call System operates throughout the building so you are safe in the knowledge that someone will come immediately to your aid.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes At Puriri Court we pride ourselves on the ongoing education and upskilling of our staff. Palliative care is an area that our staff are excel in. Education provided by North Haven Hospice is attended regularly. We are extremely grateful to North Haven for this wonderful service. All staff are committed and proud to participate in our education programme.
Physiotherapist Negotiable Physiotherapist visits on Request.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Occupational Therapist visits on Request.
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes A varied and interesting programme taking into account Residents likes, dislikes, and abilities. Bus trips are available 3 days weekly. Residents decide at their meetings where they would like to go. Regular entertainment and happy hour
Hairdresser Yes Hairdressing Salon on site. Hairdresser visits weekly, on Tuesdays
Podiatrist Yes Podiatrist visits on request.
Dietitian Yes Our Menus are developed and reviewed by a Registered Dietician on a regular basis. Meals are prepared according to the dietary requirements of our residents and can be delivered.
Accredited Visitors Yes On request.
Kaumatua Yes Our Kaumatua will visit on request.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Our Chaplain visits weekly, and on request. Worship services are held 3 x monthly.
Other Personnel Yes We have a number of people who visit regularly to entertain, share their craftwork skills with our Residents. The Library visits the Facility monthly. Other services include Appointment Transportation, Laundry Service, Medication Delivery, Speech Therapy, Translator/Interpreter, Dental, Housekeeping Service, Pharmacy Services.
Updated: 20 Nov 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Palliative Care (Contracted) No The Puriri Room is a dedicated palliative care room. Large and spacious with a deck area to accommodate families/whanau/friends visiting. A bed is available for those who wish to stay overnight. A large monitor is positioned overhead to allow skyping.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes
Wound Care Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Diabetic Care Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Continence Advice Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Stomal Therapy Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Safe supportive environment for people requiring care post stroke. Staff provide rehabilitative care working with DHB personnel to formulate a team approach enabling full support to asssit people with a view to achieving their full potential.
Tracheotomy Care Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Infection Control Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Surgical Followup Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes
Community Health Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes Accessed through local Hospital
Updated: 13 Dec 2016
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Respite clients are most welcome at Puriri Court
Carer Support Yes We welcome short stays.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 13 Dec 2016
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Rooms are furnished with a bed, dresser, night table and chair. We encourage residents to personalize their rooms with a favourite chair, photos, treasures and other memorabilia.
Single Rooms Yes Rooms are equipped with a nurse call system, personal heater, spacious showers, and safety grab rails. Personal Freeview TV access is available.
Shared Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes Double rooms are also available.
Ensuite Yes Residents can have single rooms with the option of ensuite bathroom. Please discuss this option with our Facility Manager.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Happy Hour is weekly and on special occasions. Residents are permitted to purchase their own alcohol for own use.
Pets In Residence Yes We offer Pet therapy weekly. Visitors are welcome to bring pets in by arrangement. The health benefits of Pet contact are well proven.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We are happy to discuss options for your pets.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes Available for residents.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Three communal lounges in the complex are equipped with comfortable seating, a stereo system and televisions with Freeview TV, Sky TV, and DVD players. The area is large enough for residents to run meetings, invite guests and partake in a variety of organised functions.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes A no discrimination policy is in place to provide a friendly and caring space for residents.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes You may qualify for Primary Options For Acute Care Funding. Ask your GP for details.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes It is our privilege to care for people nearing the end of their life. We work closely with GPs and Hospice to provide this care.
Outings Yes As part of the activities programme, regular trips are provided to the local community through the use of our 20 seater bus. Residents enjoy getting "out and about". Destinations are decided by the Residents at their Residents Meeting, and These can include shopping, sightseeing and picnics. There is also a provision for wheelchairs.
Whanau Room Yes Available as well as a family kitchenette.
Residents Committee Yes Residents design their own activities programme at their meetings. Bus outing destinations are discussed along with anything else they feel they would like to do.
Family Committee No Family members are welcome at all Resident meetings and are encouraged to attend.
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Our staff are trained to recognise and manage a range of behaviours that residents may have.
Confused Residents Yes Our staff are trained to recognise and manage a range of behaviours that residents may have. This may include residents who become confused.
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking permitted in the designated (outdoor) area.
Updated: 20 Nov 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Puriri Court Lifecare Complex offers all the benefits of a care facility, including entertainment, activities and companionship. The site provides a paraplegic toilets, and separate dining room and lounge facilities. The facility is fitted with accessibility ramps and safety grab rails, wide corridors, and smoke detectors with water sprinklers.

Situated in the stunning Whangarei, Puriri Court features magnificent landscaped with a BBQ area and a courtyard for quiet and peaceful sitting and relaxing. We take pride in being warm and friendly and have become renowned for our cheerful atmosphere.
Updated: 20 Nov 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Here there is something for everyone. We cater for both those that enjoy the company of others and those who prefer their own company. We strive to ensure our Residents retain their own individuality and sociability. A comprehensive activity program which includes flower arranging, bingo, bowling, van drives, musical entertainment, reminiscence, reading groups, exercises, crafts, word games, birthday celebrations and cooking is provided by our dedicated activities staff.

Activities are tailored to individual needs if necessary, and Residents are encouraged to participate in the formation of the Activity Plan at their Monthly Residents Meeting.

To ensure our Residents are able to get out and about at every opportunity, the Puriri Court Bus departs regularly on a variety of outings. Residents enjoy the comfort of our 20 seater bus which is equipped with a wheelchair hoist enabling our chair-bound Residents to enjoy outings. Residents love all the toots and waves from the public as they go about their jaunts!

Family / Whanau involvement is encouraged at Puriri Court.
Updated: 20 Nov 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details about Meals Our catering team maintains the highest standards of traditional home cooking, providing delicious meals and tempting snacks around the clock served in either our two dining room or in your own room if preferred. We can also cater for private functions and your visitors are always welcome to join you at mealtimes.
Staffing Qualifications and Details 0ur Residents health is our primary concern. We provide tailored healthcare which is regularly reviewed with your involvement and the participation of your family, General Practitioner and our fully trained care team. At Puriri Court we pride ourselves on the ongoing education and upskilling of our staff. Palliative care is an area that our staff are excel in. Education provided by North Haven Hospice is attended regularly. We are extremely grateful to North Haven for this wonderful service. All staff are committed and proud to participate in our education programme.
What's included in your fees and what's not A comfort fund can be established. This provides ongoing funds for small purchases.
Updated: 20 Nov 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
French Yes
Malayalam Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Tagalog Yes
Updated: 20 Nov 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes We are able to accommodate our residents' spiritual needs as requested. A spiritual advisor, chaplaincy and church services are available.
Updated: 20 Nov 2018
Public Transport   Bust stop at gate
Shops   Several Local shops within 1 km. 10 minutes from Whangarei.
Mall   10 minutes
Parks   10 minutes
Library   10 minutes, whangarei library also visit Puriri Court
Updated: 13 Dec 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes
CareerForce Yes A robust education programme is carried out at Puriri Court. In addition to Careerforce ongoing education is provided throughout the year. External educators visit monthly to provide upskilling in their area of expertise.
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 13 Dec 2016

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