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Waikiwi Gardens Rest Home
Rest Home Care
25 Ruru St
Invercargill 9810
Postal Address
25 Ruru Street, Waikiwi 9810, Invercargill
Southern (Southland)
(03) 215 7200
(03) 215 7539
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Brenda Hill - 027 530 7309
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A home with a Heart.

To provide quality rest home care to the people of Southland.

A rest home with a homely atmosphere, with care that provides a holistic approach to each individual's needs.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsUnknown
Updated: 16 Dec 2014
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care46
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
1 single room
1 bed in double room
1 bed in double room
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 23 Aug 2017
30 Secs
Waikiwi Gardens, one of the best
The staff are wonderful too
We have lots of entertainment
Theres's many things to do
We go for lots of outings
Do baking, craft and play games
Every day is so exciting
No day is even the same
If you want to go into a rest home
You can't do better then this
Than come to Waikiwi Gardens
And join in our life of bliss.

Poem Written by Kathy (resident)
Updated: 5 Mar 2017
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40 Yes Jade Diesto & Brenda Hill
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have a very kind and friendly care team working at Waikiwi Gardens Rest Home, who deliver a top quality and personalised service while ensuring our residents dignity is always respected, while maintaining a meaningful and happy life.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We have two very enthusiastic Activity Coordinators Tash & Carol
Hairdresser Yes Once a week on site. We have a salon.
Podiatrist Yes Monthly visits or as required.
Dietitian Yes Our menu's are signed off by a dietian as being well balanced, varied and tasty.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have number of Chaplains/Minsters/Priests who come to the home for regular visits.
Other Personnel Negotiable
Updated: 5 Mar 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care No Although we do not have a contract for this service we try to manage our residents end of life care. A number of our staff have training in this area.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes If required, our nurses have the required stills and experience.
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Updated: 5 Mar 2017
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 20 Mar 2013
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We have a few residents under the age of 65 and ensure that their care plans are tailored accordingly.
Day Care Yes As required.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes We have rooms available for family if they wish to stay overnight to be with a family member.
Rooms (Single) Yes With a handbasin.
Rooms (Shared) Yes Three double rooms - used by couples. We do not have 'shared' rooms in that people who do not know each other will share a room.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes We have three double rooms, these are suitable for couples.
Ensuite No Only in the double rooms.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Usually some bedroom furniture and a chair. There is a fixed desk/drawer unit in most rooms. You are welcome to hang picture etc on the wall. This is your home!
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have a happy hour. Residents have alcohol in their own rooms.
Pets In Residence Yes We have 4 resident cats who all enjoy a very over endulged lifestyle
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We look at this on a case by case situation.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Portable phone available. Own line at own cost. Some rooms will have phone jacks already.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Yes, radiator heating in each room. Our care staff will keep an eye on this for you too.
Residents Committee Yes Monthly meetings, chaired by Activities Officer and some Residents. Any issues raised are taken to the manager who will take this to the correct person and reported back to the committee by the Activities Officer.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Please contact the manager if you wish to discuss this.
Confused Residents Yes We have some mildly confused residents, each managed with a unique care plan, if we can no longer manage someone with this we will seek re-assessment as a last resort.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have one main lounge with a piano, that goes off to a sunny, warm, conservatory. We also have 2 other living area's where residents can entertain visitors, watch TV, do activities or just relax.
Outings Yes We go all over Invercargill - Bluff for ice-cream, Colac Bay, drives around town and to the supermarket and shopping centre and The Warehouse. We have our own 12 seater van and St Vincent dePaul bus for our less mobile residents.
Rural Setting No But we are surrounded by horse paddocks and in a quiet cul-de-sac.
Smokers Room Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes We have a number of designated smoking area for those who smoke.
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 10 Jan 2014
Special Features
Special Features
Waikiwi Gardens is an friendly relexable rest home full of warmth and happiness. We aim to make this a home where residents and their families feel comfortable and relaxed.

We have a very experienced staffing team who know that understanding a residents needs, treating each person as an individual and taking the time to get to know a person is what makes an excellent care giver. They pride themselves on doing a good job and genuinely care about Waikiwi Gardens and it's residents, often going above and beyond the call of duty.

Updated: 5 Jan 2015
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
One of the reasons that Waikiwi Gardens is such a great place is the excellent activities program that we offer. It includes many visiting entertainers as well as an extensive range of outings. We offer a real variety of entertainment to suit all physical abilities and a wide range of interests. Housie, bowls, live music, inter rest home sports, concerts, BBQ's, picnics, movies, country drives, walks down memory lane, dancers and school visitors are to name but a few of the exciting activities that Carol and Tash have planned each and every week.

There is a weekly planner posted every week with up and coming events and requests and suggestions from residents and their families are very welcome. Each resident is asked to fill out a questionnaire when first entering Waikiwi Gardens use to ensure that there is something for everyone.
, Outings, Music
Updated: 10 May 2017
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals Breakfast is 7.00, this is served in bed. This may be toast, cereal, fruit and porridge, and a tea or coffee and juice. We have morning and afternoon teas with home baking usual scones, muffins or loaf. Lunch is the main meal. This can be fish and chips to a full roast. We have really good meals with great vegetable selection. Our deserts range from apple sponge to sago and fruit. Lighter meal in the evening is usually something like scrabbled eggs or smoked fish on toast, spaghetti and baked beans on toast. We offer fruit or muffins to finish. Supper is served later in the evening and is a sandwich and cake or a biscuit. We have an area where you are welcome to make your own tea and coffee throughout the day.
Staffing Details We have very low staff turnover, as our staff have great relationships with the residents. We have registered nurses and all our caregivers are well trained. Our support staff are really good, always a friendly face.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please contact us for more details.
Updated: 5 Jan 2015
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Egyptian Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hokkien Yes
Updated: 5 Jan 2015
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
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
Updated: 5 Jan 2015
Public Transport 0.30 km Bus stops at the end of of our very short road.
Shops 0.30 km Hairdressers, skin clinic, op-shop, fish and chips and a restaurant are all in Ruru street.
Parks 0.10 km School playground next door for the children, plus there are many other lovely parks in the area.
Library 8.00 km Central Library.
Updated: 5 Jan 2015
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Care Association New Zealand Yes
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Other details No Care Training online
Care Association New Zealand CareerForce Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 4 Dec 2012