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Taurima - West wing

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Rest Home
85 Clawton Street
New Plymouth 4310
Postal Address
85 Clawton Street
New Plymouth 4310
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Colleen Cartwright - (06) 753 5538
Graham and Sheryl Lilly - (06) 3248606
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On behalf of the staff and residents of Taurima Rest Home, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you.

We understand the process of moving into a rest home is not always easy so we have developed this information for you and your family. Our staff will do all they can to make you feel at home. We will assist you to remain as independent as possible and offer support and care when you require it. We need you to help us care for you as well, so please let us know your preferences, needs, hopes, aspirations and concerns.

We invite you to visit us or phone us any time. We will make you welcome and support you in all your decisions and provide all the support systems you may require.

Kind Regards
Colleen Cartwright
Taurima Facility Nurse Manager
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 10 Aug 2016

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 30
Vacancy Yes
Come and see what we have to offer. We welcome all new residents, for short or long term care. Come and have a break on Respite Care, or come and stay with us and make us your new home. Great staff, fantasic meals and a beautiful, peaceful environment.
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges No
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: 12 Jul 2024

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes 24 hours registered nursing supervision.All clinical support given.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We offer 24 hour care
Physiotherapist Negotiable
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We have an Activities Co-Ordinator 5 days a week ,keeping residents active and interested in day to day activities.She organises outings, crafts, activities, entertainment and special occasions.
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser visits second Friday morning or on request and offers sets, cuts and perms at reasonable prices.
Podiatrist Yes The podiatrist calls approximately every eight weeks. You can access this service as needed or be referred to the podiatrist by the Registered Nursing staff .
Dietitian Yes Dietitian reviews the menus annually, and provides specialist advice on request.
Kaumatua Yes We work closely with our local Kaumatua and cultural support groups
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Residents receive support from any adviser of their choice. Church services are held each month, with details available on the noticeboard. Catholic communion is offered each Sunday morning.
Other Personnel Yes Your own General Practitioner will care for you .You can choose an advocacy service or a personal advocate to represent you if needed. You may also choose a Kamatua or cultural adviser, or we can arrange that for you.

Updated: 1 Mar 2023

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We work closely with the hospice as the need arises so that our residents quality of life is assured to the end.
Dialysis Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes
Primary Rural Health Care Yes
Community Health Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes

Updated: 9 Jan 2018

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
Carer Support Yes
Other Short Stay Programme Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes

Updated: 16 Jul 2018

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Please feel free to make your room attractive and personal to you. You may bring anything that reminds you of home so you can develop a home away from home.
Single Rooms Yes All our rooms contain vanities, heating, wardrobes and plenty of room for personal furniture.
Shared Rooms Yes One double room for married couples.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes one as above
Ensuite No However, the bathrooms are placed to ensure that there is one within easy reach.
Alcohol Permitted Yes On a Friday a social hour is held. Sherry, wine, beer, lemonade and juice are served. Alcohol is permitted in your rooms, but consumption must be kept to such a level that you do not disrupt friends and neighbors. Staff are aware some medications restrict alcohol.
Pets In Residence Yes You may bring your own pet if its small.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes You may keep a bird or fish in your room. Other pets by negotiation.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes If you do not have your own phone, you may use the homes phones. The residents phone number is 753 2980.
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room No We have central heating that is climate controlled.
Lounges/seating areas Yes One lounge, sitting in the foyer and outdoor seating. TV sets are provided. All lounge chairs have been raised to make it easier for residents to get up and down safely without incident at the same time providing comfort for you family members.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes We provide regular outings and are always looking for new ideas of places to visit.
Whānau Room No No separate whanau room however family/whanau and friends are made to feel welcome and are given privacy as needed.
Māori Kaupapa Yes We work closely with local iwi, and support groups as required by our residents.
Residents Committee Yes There is a monthly resident's meeting where all residents have the opportunity to express their views on topics relating to thier care at Taurima. Resident's families are welcome to attend also.
Family Committee Yes See Resident's Committee
Newsletter Yes A newsletter is sent out to families and others every three months.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes We cater for aged related confusion , often referred to as "delightful dementia",
Rural Setting No Our Rest Home is built down a private right of way , away from traffic noise , with plenty of sun and places to sit in peaceful surroundings.
Smokers Room Yes Taurima has a smoke free policy and as such does not accept smoking within the Home but a designated smoking area is available.
Smoking Permitted Yes
Semi-Secure Yes All outside doors are locked at night after 7 pm for the safety of all within as in a home.

Updated: 1 Mar 2023

Special Features
Special Features
Taurima was opened in January 1992 and was purpose built to provide 24 hour residential care.

The Rest Home is set in secluded, park like grounds where there is seating on a sheltered outdoor forecourt.

Gardens and rural views.

More information is available in the 'Taurima Rest Home Website : taurimaresthome.co.nz

Updated: 2 Mar 2018

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
The varied programme of activities, entertainment, guest speakers, craft, quizzes, fun and exercises to music, bowls and outings is available for all residents of the Home.

The weekly programme including notices of day trips, special outings etc, is written on the whiteboard by the resident’s noticeboard, which is situated in the main lounge.

Our Christmas party with live band entertainment is a fully catered occasion for residents, and their families.
We celebrate all special occasions , including birthdays, Melbourne cup day, St Patricks day etc.

Updated: 22 Feb 2022

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Fees will be discussed with you and/or family prior to admission. Please feel free to discuss the fees with the Manager. There may be a maximum asset level to qualify for a government subsidy. It is best to discuss these issues with your family, social worker or solicitor.
Details about meals Breakfast is served at 730am in the dining room, or in your room if you prefer. A choice of cereals, fruit, toast and spreads are available. Dinner, the main meal of the day, is served at 12 noon. We provide a nutritionally balanced and varied diet. Tea is served at 5.00pm. Soup, a hot savoury, fruit, plus bread and spreads is served. A daily menu is written up on the whiteboard in the dining room. Morning and Afternoon tea is available in the dining room, or in your own room if you are unwell, at 10.15am and 2.30pm. Supper will be served to you in the lounge or your room around 7.30pm.

Updated: 1 Mar 2023

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes Main Language spoken
French No Translaters available
Interpreter Yes An interpreter will be used where necessary.
Māori - Te Reo Yes Translaters available
Sign Language Yes Available

Updated: 2 Sep 2013

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
(Other comments) Yes Whatever choice you have for spiritual wellness will be accommodated within our service. We have a church service for all denominations every two weeks and communion on a Sunday.

Updated: 16 Jul 2018

Location Distance Details
Public Transport Taxi service at the door. Bus stop close by
Shops 0.50 Km The local shops are a short stroll from the rest home and provide a bank, gift shop, dairy, take aways, Café, restaurant, pharmacy ,florist, bakery, fruit &vege shop and a post shop -book shop .
Mall 3.00 Km New Plymouths main town centre is s short drive away
Parks 5.00 Km The Parks surrounding New Plymouth are very accessible and little distance.
Library Library delivery services. On site library also available. There are a large number of large print books and other novels for you to borrow.

Updated: 15 Sep 2015

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Other details Yes certification
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)

Updated: 3 Jul 2013

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