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Rest Home Care
5 Golf Road
Te Awamutu
(07) 871 3672
(07) 871 3757
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Heather Lydford - 07 871 3672
Heather & Gordon Lydford - 07 871 8448
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Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 4 Apr 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care19
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Female shared room
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 19 Oct 2017
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner Yes
Registered Nurse Yes
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Physiotherapist Yes
Occupational Therapist Yes
Own Social Worker Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable
Updated: 29 Oct 2006
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Urology Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Psychologist Yes
Psychiatrist Yes
Updated: 29 Oct 2006
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We do provide Respite care if & when beds are available
Carer Support Yes We do provide Carer support if & when beds are available
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 20 Mar 2013
Rooms (Single) Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Rural Setting Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes
Semi-Secure Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Updated: 29 Oct 2006
Special Features
Special Features
Tarahill Resthome is a purpose built Resthome in Te Awamutu, and was named after the ‘Hill of Tara’ in Ireland where the ancient Kings of Ireland were crowned.

Tarahill was built in 1986,and is a level north facing home that gets the all day sun, looking across the surrounding farmland - the proprietors living quarters are attached and is 2 kilometres south of Te Awamutu. Tarahill won the ‘Garden of the Year’ award for the Best Resthome or Retirement Village in 2004 by the Keep Te Awamutu Beautiful Society.

Tarahill Resthome is privately owned by Heather and Gordon Lydford - Heather has been Nurse Manager at Tarahill since 1996. Tarahill gained Certification for three years in 2010 and had a spot audit carried out in August 2011 which was passed with only 2 partial attained sector standards

We are here to help you and your family and look forward to caring and sharing the experience with you all.
Updated: 15 May 2012
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Aromatherapy, Arthritis society, BBQ, Big print books, , Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Bridge, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Casino, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Craft, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Games, Garden, Gardening, Greypower, Housie, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Library, Massage, Minibus, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parkinson's Society, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Roses, RSA, Senior Citizens, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Stroke Group, Theatre, Travel, Vegetarian, Videos, Views, Womens Institute, Monthly "Armchair Travels"

We are fortunate to have an Activities Co- Ordinator who is highly motivated and encorporates each resident's individual hobbies & needs into their daily activities - she has won many awards for her creative game activities at the annual Resthome Games - Dee is presently working at completing her certificate in Diversional Therapy.
Updated: 18 Nov 2009
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals All meals prepared on site and the main meal for the day is at night as the resident's elect to have it at that time of day - it is their home & they have monthly meetings & have input into the menu planning . Menu's are reviewed by a qualified dietician every 5 years.
Staffing Details Kitchen staff have attained Food Hygeine Certificates
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Fee details given upon enquiry
Updated: 19 Jul 2012
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Chinese dialect Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Interpreter Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Welsh Yes
Updated: 10 May 2009
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes Monthly in house service
Non denominational Yes any religiuos needs meet
(Other comments) Yes Rosetown Community church- monthly
Updated: 29 Oct 2006
Shops 2.00 km Residents go into town to do personal shopping each week
Mall 2.00 km
Parks 2.00 km Resident's and family often visit our lovely parks with packed picnics
Library 2.00 km Those resident's that like to go to the library are taken in each week to select their choice of reading material. We also have the library drop off books each week to some resident's.
Updated: 18 Nov 2009
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce 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
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 7 Sep 2011