Jump to Content

Search our directory

Waihi Lifecare (2018) Limited

Send me an
Information Pack
At a glance
Waihi Lifecare (2018) Limited
Rest Home Care
18 Toomey Street
Postal Address
18 Toomey Street
Waihi 3610
(07) 863 8089
(07) 863 3534
View Email Address
Helen Riesen
Steven Wallace
Other services
Tap to view all photos 1/3
Add your own review for this service

This service provider has not received any reviews yet.

Waihi Hospital and Rest Home has been supporting the local community in the beautiful town of Waihi since 1902. The private facility is set in lovely landscaped grounds and is only a stone’s throw from local bush walks, gardens, beaches and cafes.

We are now proud to present a newly refurbished room which offers residents a home away from home with a generous sized bedroom with Ensuite.

Waihi Hospital and Rest Home offer Hospital, Rest Home, Palliative and Respite level care. We aim to facilitate and support the highest level of independence, as it applies to each person, with dignity, privacy and respect. We are committed to providing holistic care in a homelike environment which ensures comfort, dignity and freedom.

Featuring lush gardens and indoor activity rooms for intimate gatherings; Waihi Hospital and Rest Home has a lively activity program to suit all residents. Everything we do is aimed at living well. We are passionate about the residents enjoying their favourite pastimes and we encourage the whole family to be involved. Eating is a wonderful social event and good nutrition underpins good health. Our menus are superb and we cook fresh on site.

Waihi Hospital and Rest Home is supported by a team of dedicated aged care professionals who help us enhance our resident's lifestyles. The 56 bed facility offers single, double and shared rooms, along with home-style furnishings and finishes.

Waihi Hospital and Rest Home invites you to tour the facility and the new accommodation. Please contact us for more information.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 28 Jul 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 24
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 24 May 2019
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 168 Yes Registered Nurse on duty 24 hours a day
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes 24 hours a day. Our Healthcare Assistants attend regular training and development to ensure that optimum services are provided to our residents each and every day.
Physiotherapist Yes Available as required. Our Physiotherapist works on a part time basis and is involved with assessment and support of residents and manages components of our training relating to moving and handling.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes 3 days a week. Full range of activities provided on Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Hairdresser Yes Available as required
Podiatrist Yes Three Monthly visits
Dietitian No Our menu's are audited by an external dietitian every 2 years.
Accredited Visitors Yes St John Pet Therapy visits first Friday of the month St John volunteers visit every Thursday
Kaumatua No Available if required
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Resident's own minister can be contacted on request or facility can provide spiritual advisor. Weekly church service and communion available to all residents.
Other Personnel Yes Cleaning staff, Laundry staff, Kitchen staff, Maintenance, Painter, and Office Administrator
Updated: 29 Jul 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes Oxygen is stored onsite and available for use.
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes Contract with Waikato District Health Board. Hospice Waikato.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Dialysis Yes Yes, If required
Wound Care Yes We have access to the wound specialist based at Thames Hospital
Diabetic Care Yes We have access to the allocated Diabetic Nurse through Thames Hospital as well as the diabetic nurse in each of the local medical centres.
Continence Advice Yes We have access to a continence advisor who is visiting each three months
Tracheotomy Care Yes Yes, If required
Infection Control Yes We have a trained Registered Nurse allocated in charge of our infection control programme in our facility.
Community Health No
Clinical Management Yes Waihi Hospital has experienced Senior Nurse who is Clinical Manager.
Updated: 28 Jul 2016
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Respite care available
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 29 Jul 2016
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents may bring their own furniture or Furniture available for use.
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes Large rooms available for couples
Ensuite Yes Rooms with own Ensuite.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Discretion of Manager
Phone Access In Own Room Yes On request own expense.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes two big lounge area with big screen TV, Room for activities, games etc
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes GP Beds available on referral from Local GP.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Outings Yes Planned outings to RSA, town, shopping centres, animal farm, Supermarkets etc Van with wheel chair access available.
Whanau Room Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes We have access via the local Marae.
Residents Committee Yes General resident meetings monthly and activity meetings for residents two monthly.
Newsletter Yes Monthly
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Policy easily accessible to all staff and families can access on request.
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes Waihi is situated in a rural setting.
Smoking Permitted Yes Outside the premises.
Updated: 28 Jul 2016
Special Features
Special Features
Historic building with high ceilings and spacious hallways

Spacious rooms available for couples

Beautifully maintained gardens and grounds

Ear Health visits Waihi Hospital monthly.

Total Hearing visits Waihi Hospital monthly.

Bioptron Light Therapy -Light assisted healing. Reduces pain,Swelling, improves blood flow and Oxygen supply.
Available by week by appointment.

Heating throughout facility

Petanque area for use in summer time

Updated: 9 Aug 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activities include:

- Annual Residents Xmas Party
- Winter Christmas Party
- Art
- Bowls
- Bingo
- Board games
- Cards
- Crafts
- Classical Music
- Concerts
- Baking
- Dancing
- Entertainers and Entertainment
- Exercises
- Games
- Indoor Games
- Jigsaw
- Newspaper reading
- Outings
- Parties
- Puzzles
- Reading
- TV & Videos
- Visits from SPCA

Mini-bus Trip

Email & Fax:
The administration staff have access to e-mail and a fax machine and can use it on behalf of the residents.

Because we have our own kitchen on site, we can cater for all residents needs including vegetarians and special medical dietary requirements.
Updated: 9 Aug 2016
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details about Meals Access to dietition who designs menus for our facility. Meals prepared on site in own kitchen and delivered to different areas. Individual food preferences are respected. Cater for different medical requirements. "Meals on wheels" available to villas and Community on request. Cater for special functions eg. Christmas, Mid Christmas, Easter, Patricks day etc.
Staffing Qualifications and Details Registered Nurse available 24 hour per day. Staffing levels according to legal requirements. Staff members include RN's, Health Care Assistants, Activity team, cleaners, laundry- and kitchen staff, maintenance staff, Administration Staff,Clinical Manager. Contracted Doctors that visit the facility three times per week.Over weekends have access to emergency doctors and hospital.
Updated: 29 Jul 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Kannada Yes
Malay Yes
Malayalam Yes
Punjabi Yes
Tamil Yes
Updated: 28 Jul 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Hindu Yes
Jehovah Witness Yes
Methodist Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 28 Jul 2016
Public Transport 0.50 km
Shops 0.50 km There is a dairy less than half a kilometre away.
Mall 60.00 km
Parks 0.50 km A children playground just down the road. Gilmour lake is one KM away.
Library 0.50 km Waihi Library
Updated: 28 Jul 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 28 Jul 2016

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