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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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We aim at providing personalized care within our close knit, family orientated home with 19 beds.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 4 Apr 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 19
Vacancy Yes
We have a double room for men, which overlooks Te Awamutu
Impending vacancy Yes - Female bed in a shared room
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 24 May 2018
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 Te Awamutu - the proprietors living quarters are attached and Tarahill is 2 kilometres south of Te Awamutu. The grounds at Tarahill
are expansive with good "off road" parking available.

Tarahill Resthome is privately owned by Heather and Gordon Lydford - Heather has been Nurse Manager at Tarahill since 1996. Tarahill is due to have a full Certification audit in December 2017.

Residents hold monthly meetings and are actively involved with the planning of meals/menus - our main meal is at night which the residents vote on monthly - they want it this way as it is their "home"

We are here to help you and your family and look forward to caring and sharing the experience with you all.
Updated: 28 Nov 2017
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 had won many awards for her creative game activities at the annual Resthome Games - Dee gained her certificate in Diversional Therapy in 2015.

We get as many residents as possible out to various community based social programmes but respect the right for them to do their "own thing" if they wish to be on their own. Birthdays and special events are recognized and celebrated. We also have various groups come into our home to entertain our residents.

Families & friends are welcome to join in with any activity or celebration being held within our "home"
Updated: 28 Nov 2017
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