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Rahiri Lifecare

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Rahiri Lifecare
Rest Home
348 High Street
Dannevirke 4930
Postal Address
348 High Street
Dannevirke 4930
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Tina Broad - (06) 374 4155
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Rahiri offers a full range of care, including rest home, hospital and dementia care. What sets Rahiri apart is our wonderful, kind staff, who are determined to put each resident in charge of their own day. We make sure the care we give fits around your preferences, rather than driving your day. That’s why we say “your day – your way.”

Our residents make their rooms their own – some with photos and ornaments, others with their own curtains, wall hangings and bedspreads.

Friends and family are welcome at any time, and can share a meal, a coffee or some of our entertainment – 7 days a week.

We would be delighted to have the opportunity to talk with you about our care. Please phone our Care Home Manager, Tina Broad on (06) 374 4155 or feel free to drop in.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 11 Aug 2021

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 26
Vacancy Yes
You are more than welcome to come and view Rahiri and discuss your needs with us and place your name on the waiting list.
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $7.00/day up to $10.00/day as at 19 Jun 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: 21 Jun 2024

Comments on the care at Rahiri

"I get looked after very well. My needs are taken into account"

"Caregivers, nurses, other Residents are always nice"

"Friendly atmosphere"

"Staff treat me well"

"Nurses really caring"

"Came in for respite and enjoyed it so decided to come back"

"It was well recommended"

Updated: 11 Aug 2021

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have 24 hour Registered Nurse coverage. Our team of nurses have experience in aged care.
Nurse Practitioner Yes We work closely with the Nurse Practitioner through the Health of Older Persons team.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our caregivers are highly experienced and work towards achieving NZQA qualifications in residential aged care. They are skilled to provide the best care for our residents.
Physiotherapist Yes Available by referral.
Occupational Therapist Yes As required.
Diversional Therapist Yes Our diversional therapist is on site at Rahiri Monday through to Friday.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser visits on a regular basis and provides a great service at a reasonable price.
Podiatrist Yes Our skilled podiatrist visits monthly or on request.
Dietitian Yes All menus are Dietician approved. Our Dietitian is available for general advice and oversees special needs.
Accredited Visitors Yes This can be arranged on an individual basis.
Kaumatua Yes Kaumatua visit on request by residents and their families.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Our spiritual advisor comes in as required for residents and also to provide training for staff.
Other Personnel Yes A wide range of entertainers - Allied Health Professionals as needed - A GP who visits regularly and is also available on call.

Updated: 11 Aug 2021

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We have registered nurses on duty 24 hours a day who can provide this level of care.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes It is our privilege to care for people nearing the end of their life. We work closely with GP's and Hospice to provide this care.
Dialysis Yes
Wound Care Yes We work together with GP's and specialist wound management nurses as required.
Diabetic Care Yes We are able to care for all levels of diabetses and our menu has a range of options for those who need a special diet.
Continence Advice Yes We manage residents needs and provide a range of continence products with visits by community nurse specialist on request.
Stomal Therapy Yes We manage resident's needs and provide a range of products with visits by community nurse specialist on request.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes We provide support for residents who have had a stroke. This may include physiotherapy and special diet options.
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control Yes We meet all infection control standards.
Surgical Followup Yes We are able to care for people following surgery and provide a range of convalescent care options.
Psychiatric Care Yes We will provide referrals to other services as required.
Community Health Yes We link with community health professionals as required.
Clinical Management Yes Our Clinical Manager works closely with the Registered Nurses, Caregivers and families to ensure your loved one receives excellent and seamless care.

Updated: 11 Aug 2021

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 We welcome residents who wish to stay for a short time, either to give relatives and caregivers a break, or because they need a little bit of extra care to recuperate and return home.
Carer Support Yes We welcome residents who wish to stay for a short time, either to give relatives and caregivers a break, or because they need a little bit of extra care to recuperate and return home.
Subsidised Yes A subsidy may be available.
Private Paying Yes We welcome people who are self funding or have insurance cover.
Booking can be made in advance Yes According to bed availability.

Updated: 11 Aug 2021

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are welcome to personalise their rooms. We understand the importance of making it feel like home.
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes Some rooms have ensuites attached.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We are happy to discuss options for your pets.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes You are welcome to have a phone and internet installed at your own cost.
Lounges/seating areas Yes
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 GP's and hospice to proved this care.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes It is possible for people to join us during the day and return home at night.
Outings Yes As part of the activities programme, regular trips are provided to the lcoal community. These can include shopping, sight seeing and picnics.
Whānau Room Yes We have areas available where residents and their families can spend quiet time together.
Māori Kaupapa Yes We respect all cultures.
Residents Committee Yes We have a care homes residents group with regular meetings. Bupa also has a National Residents and Relatives Association.
Family Committee Yes Combined with the residents committee above.
Newsletter Yes The Care Homes Newsletter is published on a regular basis.
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 becove confused.
Rural Setting Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking is permitted in the designated area.

Updated: 11 Aug 2021

Special Features
Special Features
At Rahiri we have lovely park like grounds. Large outdoor walking area, gardens and decks. Stable caring staff in homely environment. High level of staff education.

Rahiri is owned by Bupa Care Services, one of New Zealand's leading aged care providers. We offer a continuum of care, with personal medical alarms, retirement villages, rest homes, hospitals and dementia care. Care of people with dementia is our specialty. We take pride in adopting the best international approaches, and adapting them to our New Zealand ways.

Bupa Care Services is a New Zealand company, part of the Bupa group, based in the UK. We are a private company, with no shareholders. As such, our primary concern is for our residents, with surpluses reinvested to enable Bupa to continually enhance our care.

The team at Bupa Care Services is passionate about helping older New Zealanders to get the most out of life. Our strong caring ethics, dedication and respect are valued by people at some of the most vulnerable times in their lives –so trust is intrinsic to the way we work.

Updated: 11 Aug 2021

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
A range of activities happen each day on an individual and group level which changes on a regular basis. We cater for people's special intersts and hobbies. It is important to us that you live your day your way.

Updated: 11 Aug 2021

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not A government subsidy may be available for part or all of your care.
Staffing qualifications and details Rahiri meets all recommended staffing levels for residential care.
Details about meals Our menus are dietitian approved and cater to individual preferences and requirements.
Associated Complexes We are part of Bupa Care Services, a specialist aged care provider. Bupa Care Services also has retirement villages, medical alarms and rehab services available.

Updated: 11 Aug 2021

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter Yes We are able to access this service when required.
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Samoan Yes

Updated: 11 Aug 2021

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Inter denominational Yes
Non denominational Yes
(Other comments) Yes We respect and cater for all residents spiritual and religious beliefs.

Updated: 11 Aug 2021

Location Distance Details
Shops Travel by car to the main shopping area.
Parks 3.00 Km Travel by car to the beautiful Domain Gardens.
Library The Diversional Therapists visits on Wednesdays to the Library.

Updated: 11 Aug 2021

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