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Waihi Lodge Care Centre

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Waihi Lodge Care Centre
Rest Home
16 Shaw Street
Geraldine 7930
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South Canterbury
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Mike van der Heyden - (03) 693 8131
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Waihi Lodge Care Centre which comes under the Seniorcare Geraldine Inc umbrella is a community owned not for profit 21 bed aged residential care facility located in the heart of beautiful Geraldine, South Canterbury. We offer rest home level care and private respite. Waihi Lodge is known for its' homely atmosphere and we aim to provide a family focused place that is supportive and secure for our residents and wider senior community.

Our vision is to provide 'Eldercare Excellence At All Times' and our team of committed, caring, well trained and friendly staff take pride in getting to know each resident personally and what's important to them.

Our team of Registered Nurses provide assessment and management of health issues, in collaboration with GPs with early intervention to help prevent acute hospital admissions and transfer to hospital level care facilities. The vast majority of residents spend their last days here at Waihi Lodge - their home.

Waihi Lodge has a strong community spirit and we welcome and encourage friends and family. Residents are taken on weekly van outings to places of interest they have requested to visit including cafes and restaurants.
A volunteer program enables those who otherwise may not have visitors or family close by to see a friendly face.

Our resident cat, Whiskers, is often found lounging on one of the beds or bringing in the odd trophy bird or mouse!

Our modern function centre can accommodate up to 100 people and is able to be hired out at a very reasonable cost.

Seniorcare Geraldine Inc has 11 cottages available for low-cost rental. An assessment process determines the level of need of applicants. Cottage residents are welcomed into Waihi Lodge Care Centre for certain activities and to join us by special arrangement for lunch.

We also offer three serviced apartments. There are currently no vacancies.

The Community Services Committee provides a voluntary outreach service for members of the Geraldine community. Regular community events include weekly gentle exercises and a monthly social morning tea. These take place at Waihi Lodge Function Centre.

Volunteers provide a private daily (including weekends) Meals on Wheels service with home cooked hot meals delivered to your door.

Our day program, Club Waihi, is part of our philosophy of caring for older people. It provides a few hours of activity, friendship and fun in a group setting three days per week - as well as offering time out for family and caregivers. To find out if you are eligible please contact your GP for a referral to the NASC team. Alternatively, you can contact NASC on 03 687 7114 or 03 687 2309.

For more information on any of the above please contact our Administrator, Tracy Sims, on 03 693 8131 or email admin@waihilodge.co.nz
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 9 Jun 2016

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 21
Vacancy No
Room with shared ensuite
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $10.00/day up to $30.00/day as at 21 May 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Yes

Updated: 14 Jun 2024

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 40 Yes 2 Registered Nurses work together to provide assessment, care and management of our residents.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes A team of caregivers work to provide 24-hour care.
Physiotherapist 0.00 Yes Physiotherapy is provided as required by George & Liz Ball of Four Peaks Health, Geraldine.
Occupational Therapist Yes Occupational Therapy is provided as required.
Diversional Therapist 30 Yes A Diversional Therapist provides activities for both the care centre residents and Club Waihi - day programme according to the requirements of the residents
Activities Co-ordinator 30 Yes An Activities Coordinator provides an activity program according to the likes/dislikes and requirements of the residents.
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser- Judy, visit Fortnightly to provide a hairdressing service to all residents.
Podiatrist Yes Corey Doudel visits monthly or bi-monthly to provide a podiatry service for residents.
Dietitian Yes Dietitian services are provided when necessary. A regualr dietitian review of our menu ensures a balanced and nutritious menu is provided.
Kaumatua Yes Available on request
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Regular Presbyterian and Anglican church services are held at Waihi Lodge. A Catholic chaplain visits regularly and any other chaplains or spiritual advisors are welcome.
Other Personnel Yes Volunteers - a couple of volunteers visit, take residents out or joins in programme activities

Updated: 13 Apr 2021

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes Waihi Lodge has its own Oxygen concentrator & Oxygen saturation equipment
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Registered Nurses & a team of caregivers provide end of life care; the vast majority of residents spend their last days here at Waihi Lodge, their home.
Wound Care Yes Registered Nurses on-site
Diabetic Care Yes Registered Nurses on-site. A diabetes specialist nurse is available to assist with challenging cases.
Continence Advice Yes Registered Nurses on-site
Stomal Therapy Yes Stomal care can be provided by our Registered Nurses on-site in collaboration with the Stomal Therapist nurse from SCDHB.
Infection Control Yes Registered Nurses on-site
Psychiatric Care No Registered Nurses work collaboratively with the mental health team based in Timaru
Clinical Management Yes 2 Registered Nurses work in a team with the Facility Manager (who is an RN) who provides the clinical management of the residents in the facility.

Updated: 9 Jun 2016

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 Private paying respite care can be accommodated. We have a dedicated respite room that can be booked in advance- after discharge from hospital, or for respite for relatives. Please give us a call.
Carer Support Yes Carer support with 'top-up' is available in a dedicated respite room which can be booked in advance. Inquiries welcome- we can sometimes accommodate you at short notice. We can accommodate young persons with disability, dependent on care needs.
Private Paying Yes Waihi Lodge Care Center is pleased to provide a private paying service for our community.
Booking can be made in advance Yes We have a dedicated respite room which can be booked in advance so that carers can book trips and holidays knowing that their loved one will be in good hands.

Updated: 13 Apr 2021

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage new residents to bring their own chair, sentimental pieces of furniture, photos and ornaments- things that are important to them.
Single Rooms Yes Many with ensuite
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes 2 double rooms which would suit a couple
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes Waihi Lodge is the residents' home. A wee nip or a beer/wine is enjoyed by many. If alcohol is a problem it will be limited after discussion with the family
Pets In Residence Yes Cookie the cat. Other animals are welcome to visit us.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Animals are an important part of the life of Waihi Lodge Care Centre
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Some rooms have phone access.
Wifi Yes Free wi-fi is available thoughout the facility.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Large lounge, small private lounge areas, sunroom, sheltered sundeck and outdoor seating.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Most of the Residents of Waihi Lodge end their days here and the team of Registered Nurses work closely with the resident's GP to ensure that their needs are met at the end of their life.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Waihi Lodge Care Centre welcomes Cottage residents to join in activities and for lunch. A private daycare service is available by arrangement.
Outings Yes We have access to the Geraldine Community Bus and go on outings regularly
Whānau Room Yes
Residents Committee Yes Regular meetings are held with the advocate. Residents advocate available to speak with if any concerns.
Newsletter Yes Monthly.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Staff are trained to manage challenging situations upholding the dignity and respect of the resident.
Confused Residents Yes Many of our rest-home level residents have been diagnosed with dementia and can be confused at times. Staff are trained to manage challenging situations upholding the dignity and respect of the resident.
Rural Setting Yes Located in the heart of the village- some residents walk into town.
Smokers Room No Non-smoking facility. A 'Quit Smoking' program is supported
Smoking Permitted No Non-smoking facility. A 'Quit Smoking' program is supported

Updated: 8 Dec 2016

Special Features
Special Features
Seniorcare Geraldine is an integral part of the Geraldine community, providing quality rest home care at Waihi Lodge Care Centre for over 50 years.

The Function Centre is available for resident entertainment and private functions. This room can accomodate up to 100 people. e.g. Birthdays and celebrations and is regularly used to bring residents and community members together.

The McKechnie wing was upgraded in 2004 and enables Waihi Lodge Care Centre to offer private large bedrooms with ensuites and a high standard of care and in a rural environment second to none.

Waihi Lodge completed its Certification in April 2015 with three years.Being as it is, a community asset, Waihi Lodge Care Centre is not required to provide profits and dividends to it’s proprietors. It is therefore more directly focused on the well-being of the residents. Happy hour every week with entertainment of choice. No excuses needed for a party.

Waihi Lodge is situated under the hill in a bush clad setting. Geraldine is a caring community minded town. We welcome contact at any time

Also available from the care centre kitchen is a meal service to the older person in the community who have a need for a meal to be delivered hot on a plate to their door.

This is available within the Geraldine Township. Seven days a week.

Updated: 9 Jun 2016

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Residents have input into planning of activities and entertainment.

Age Concern delegate and contact with Alzheimers Society available. Talking books from Blind Foundation. Parkinson's Society support person is available. Contact with Probus, Senior Citizens and RSA if required. Cards (euchre, last card etc). Art demonstrations. Church services with communion and hymn singing. Crafts -e.g. making gift cards. Dancing and art demonstrations. Quizzes, Weekly entertainment and exercises to music with ball games and walking. Outdoor games. Gardens with walks in rose garden. Happy hour weekly. Variety of indoor games. Own library and public visits weekly. Cooking, Meals options cater for all tastes. Music includes CD's and tapes, piano and keyboard. Newspaper reading. Videos. Outings, Shopping, Canine friends,

Updated: 9 Jun 2016

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please contact management Special holiday rates may apply
Staffing qualifications and details Person-centred care by Registered Nurses,and experienced mature caregiving staff. GP of choice.
Details about meals Home cooked meals with regular resident feedback and input into menu planning.A meals on wheels service is provided to the community seven days a week. Hot meals, delivered to your door

Updated: 9 Jun 2016

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes

Updated: 20 Jun 2013

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Seventh Day Adventist Yes

Updated: 20 Jun 2013

Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km We have the use of the Geraldine Community Bus and a private transport service called 'Here4U' which provides excellent car transport and assistance.
Shops 1.00 Km Close to town centre
Mall 0.00 Km
Parks 1.00 Km Attractive garden and local walks
Library 1.00 Km Access to the new Geraldine library complex

Updated: 9 Jun 2016

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Care Association New Zealand Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Care Association New Zealand Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)

Updated: 9 Jun 2016

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