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The Hummingbird House

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The Hummingbird House
Rest Home
68 Morningside Road
Whangārei 0110
Postal Address
Same as above
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Yaroslav Divnov - 021511306
Clinical Manager
Theffany Dauz - 0272307320
Facility Landline
Residents Or Registered Nurse - 09 4382755
Other services
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The Hummingbird House aims to deliver quality care for your loved ones. Fostering a homely environment, filled with love, kindness and respect.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 25 Jul 2019

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Unknown
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: 13 Jun 2024

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 40 Yes We have full time RN on site 5 days per week, available on call in event of emergency.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Highly experienced Health Care Assistant with Level 2, 3, and 4 Qualification.
Physiotherapist Yes Residents are referred when necessary.
Occupational Therapist Yes Residents are referred when necessary.
Social Worker (on site) Yes Residents are referred when necessary.
Diversional Therapist 10 Yes We have extremely capable, compassionate,qualified and experienced friendly one diversional therapist. Has a wide range of activities and outings of interest to the residents.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We have certified DT and activity coordinator working with residents and doing daily activities.
Hairdresser Yes Comes upon request, Including a barber.
Podiatrist Yes Comes every 8 weeks.
Dietitian Yes Residents are referred when necessary.
Other Personnel Yes All meals are freshly cooked everyday. Residents are able to order hot breakfast everyday.

Updated: 25 Jul 2022

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes
Wound Care Yes Our Register Nurse is highly trained with wound care measures. Staff are trained to support.
Diabetic Care Yes Residents are referred as necessary. We provide diabetic diet and can do insulin injection etc
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Spinal Injuries Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes Referrals as required.
Psychiatric Care Yes Referrals as required to mental health specialist.
Community Health Yes Through Northland Health, local GP
Clinical Management Yes We have a full-time Clinical RN.

Updated: 23 Feb 2022

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: 23 Feb 2022

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes You are welcome to bring your own furniture and set up the room to make it more familiar for your loved ones.
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have rooms big enough to accommodate couples , provided that they are at same level of care, with some discussion with DHB.
Connecting Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes Some rooms have shared Ensuite.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Only in moderation and under supervision of staff or family member.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We do allow you to bring small pets.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes The whole facility has unlimited WiFi for the residents to use.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes All rooms have heaters.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We assist in the process of applying for funding for our under 65 clients
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Cafe No But we can serve coffee or drink when required.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Female residents only No All are welcome
Male residents only No All are welcome
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Respite Day Care Programme is available
Outings Yes We arrange regular outings and sometimes take part in community events, We also arrange regular trip
Whānau Room Yes The room is available for all your celebration.
Māori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes Resident conduct 2 monthly meeting
Family Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We have a comprehensive policy in Managing Challenging Behaviour
Confused Residents Yes If a residents show sign of confusion this is medically investigated, families kept updated. Appropriate referrals are done.
Rural Setting Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes In smoker's bays only.
Semi-Secure No Secure dementia unit on site

Updated: 23 Feb 2022

Special Features
Special Features
Quiet and relaxing overall environment suitable for resident's relaxation and well-being.
Freshly prepared meals by a full time chef.
Excellent care from highly experienced care staff and nurses.

Choosing a Specialized Facility that will meet all your relative’s needs can be a difficult task.
The time of decision to put your family member into care can be heartbreaking especially for a husband or wife who have been together for many years. There is a grieving process, which can be slow, progressive or rapid.

The transition from home to full time care is very upsetting to the family, but often less so for a person who has advanced dementia. We find that these people get along surprisingly well together, they talk to each other and organised some of their own activities, even though the activities may be continually repeated.

Each person admitted to care may have a behaviour that is socially unacceptable, and it is impossible to teach new tasks or ways to behave appropriately. With this in mind, each person should be accepted as they are, at their own level, maintaining as much independence as is within their capabilities.

You will probably have many questions to ask about the quality of life and care the folks receive while in care, about the standard of accommodation, service and food, the number of staff on duty, how medical services are assessed and lots more questions.

Collecting a comprehensive Social History, of values and interests for each Resident, enables a greater individualisation of approaches and possible intervention that might bring pleasure and minimize stress.
Coming to terms with the devastation of a Dementia diagnosis is not easy for friends, relatives and whanau. Our expert team is well qualified to support you.


As this is our residents “home” it is courteous to make a time that is convenient to our residents for you to visit. Contact the facility and arrange to discuss your needs with the Manager.

Have a list of questions if you wish. Our management team are very skilled in caring for persons with dementia and can provide support at this time

You may feel more comfortable bringing someone with you when you visit.

Updated: 22 Feb 2022

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Details about meals We have 8 weeks cyclic menu Summer and winter.

Updated: 23 Feb 2022

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Chinese Yes
Chinese dialect Yes
English Yes
Filipino Yes
French Yes
Mandarin Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes

Updated: 22 Feb 2022

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Inter denominational Yes
Non denominational Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Regular visits for communion or on request
Salvation Army Yes Regularly visit and sings and talks with all residents.
(Other comments) Yes We have a Minister that regularly gives communion to our residents who so desire it. She also is available for Advocacy services and other services as required.

Updated: 20 Oct 2009

Location Distance Details
Public Transport Bus stop at end of facility driveway
Shops 3 minute walk, Tawewa Shopping Centre 12 -15 minute walk; central Whangarei 15 -20minutes walk. We have weekly shopping trips for residents.
Parks Local parks within walking distance; weekly van drives to garden parks in and around Whangarei
Library We have a weekly "Library run" for residents; for those who do not wish to visit the library our Activities co-ordinator will exchange books on request. We have our own Library resources too.

Updated: 20 Oct 2009

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes Diversional Therapist in training

Updated: 2 Nov 2015

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