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Te Ata

At a glance
Te Ata
Rest Home
588 Teasdale St
Te Awamutu
Te Awamutu 3800
Postal Address
Same as above
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Andrew Russ
Andrew Russ - 0275 532614
Clinical Nurse Manager
Julia Corby - 07 871 5617
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Why choose Te Ata?

1. Caring is an Art. We are proven Artists. In June 2022, for the second consecutive time, we achieved the highest certification level possible from the Ministry of Health - 4 years.

2. We are a Boutique Family Rest Home, not a corporate hotel.

3. We have 38 years of proven experience servicing the older persons of Te Awamutu.

4. "Dishonor not the Aged, as we shall all be numbered among them".
It's our philosophy. We live and breathe it.

5. Our food.
Classic meals, reminiscent of our Residents era.

6. "We don't stop laughing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop laughing.
Atmosphere, activities, fun and good times are abundant.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 6 Jul 2022

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 28
Vacancy Yes
1 x male bed
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered Yes
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: 15 Jul 2024

Our fantastic Resident and Family Satisfaction survey results are available to view on request by any new Resident or their Family

Updated: 23 Oct 2018

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes Our Clinical Nurse Manager has over 25 years of experience working in both Community Clinical Specialist & Aged Care Clinical Nurse Leadership roles. Our CNM/RN team is on call 24/7 to support delivery of resident care and piece of mind.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our staffing levels are above Ministry of Health recommendations and are based on a business risk management policy of providing staffing levels to ensure the health and safety of both our Residents and employees at all times.
Physiotherapist Yes A local Physiotherapist who has been approved as a preferred supplier to Te Ata is available as required
Occupational Therapist Yes An OT who has been approved as a preferred supplier to Te Ata is available as required
Social Worker (on site) Yes This service can be accessed as and when required to meet the needs of a Resident
Diversional Therapist Yes Daily activities, outings and socialisation form an integral part of our daily routine. We have a Level 4 qualified Diversional Therapist and Activities Co Ordinator employed between 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday to deliver our Resident centered programmes.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Weekly visits are made on site by an experienced hairdresser. Alternatively, Residents may prefer to use their own local hairdresser.
Podiatrist Yes A Podiatrist who has been approved as a preferred supplier to Te Ata visits the Residents on a regular service cycle to attend to all nail cares.
Dietitian Yes Te Ata has access to the services of a qualified Dietician. All meal menus are audited by a Dietician every 2 years
Kaumatua Yes The services of Kaumatua are regularly utilised at Te Ata and are available as requested by Residents.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Communions are held on site at Te Ata and are supported by ensuring access to all spiritual services for all Residents as and when required.

Updated: 11 Aug 2022

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes Regular continence assessments are completed with Residents and/or whanau with the goal of preserving and maintaining our Residents dignity.
Infection Control Yes Infection control protocols are integrated into our day to day policies and procedures. All Staff are required to complete annual hand hygiene and use of PPE competencies. At Te Ata, we also complete environmental hygiene swabs to measure the effectiveness of our cleaning and infection control programme. These are analysed by Hills Laboratories.
Community Health Yes Te Ata also looks after complex high need Clients living in their own home. We visit these clients daily, as many times as required to assist them with their personal cares, medication management, insulin management, maintaining social, cultural and community links, exercise and breathing programmes and facilitating access to GP and Allied Health services. These Clients also have the ability to visit Te Ata on a daily basis for socialisation with other like minded Older Persons.
Clinical Management Yes Our Clinical Nurse Manager supports care delivery through regular review & assessments of our Rest Home and Community Clients. Participation and inclusion of family and whanau in this process is encouraged and promoted.

Updated: 4 Feb 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 a current Waikato DHB contracted provider of respite services.
Carer Support Yes
Other Short Stay Programme Yes We are a current Waikato DHB contracted provider of day programme services. We pick up Clients from home, bring them to Te Ata for socialisation, activities and outings with other like minded Clients and return them home mid afternoon. This service also covers a full midday meal.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes

Updated: 30 Oct 2018

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Bringing your "favourite" items of furniture is encouraged. Anything goes to make our home feel like your home.
Single Rooms Yes Most single rooms have their own ensuite and heat pump.
Shared Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We believe in the philosophy of "until death do us part". We actively promote and attempt to provide rooms for older couples wanting to achieve this goal.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Pet therapy is an important part of our holistic approach to service delivery.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes We are connected to ultra fast fibre with boosters located around our home for fast and easy access.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Every room has its own heat pump.
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes
Residents Committee Yes Regular Residents meetings are held throughout the course of each year
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes In designated smoking area

Updated: 12 Jun 2020

Special Features
Special Features
There’s a lot of coming and going at Te Ata. Some residents come in for long term care, some for short term respite care, and some come for the day and go home at night. We can also care for your loved one in their own home or in a supported living house.

Come and have a chat with us. We will listen, and then assist you in anyway to ensure your loved one receives the best care package to meet their needs.

Updated: 25 Jun 2019

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Aromatherapy, Art, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Massage, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parties, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, RSA, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Stroke Group, Videos

Updated: 12 Jun 2020

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Samoan Yes
Sri Lankan Yes

Updated: 26 May 2022

Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km
Shops 0.00 Km
Mall 0.00 Km
Parks 0.00 Km


Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes Current active member
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)

Updated: 12 Jun 2020

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