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Wharekaka Rest Home
Rest Home Care
20 Oxford Street
Martinborough 5711
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P O Box 127
Martinborough 5711
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Jenny Prentice - 063069701
Wharekaka Trust Board Inc
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Level 4 Restrictions - critical visitors only


To be the best first choice provider of quality aged care services in the lower North Island.
To maintain the highest quality of care for residents consistent with wise and prudent management.

Wharekaka aims to provide professional and dedicated care for elderly people while promoting their independence in a warm and friendly home like environment.

We encourage respect, independence and involvement in decisions affecting quality of life.
We provide tender loving care and assistance in activities of daily living, without discrimination as to race, sex or religion.
We actively promote honesty, integrity and trustworthiness.
We offer services in a consistent fair manner in an empathic supportive environment.

Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 13 Sep 2018
"Very happy - I enjoy the staff and other residents".
"Very happy with care provided and the staff are amazing!!""
"Thankyou so much for all you do".
"Thankyou for taking great care of Dad during the past three years."
Updated: 26 Sep 2018
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes Registered Nursing staff are available 24 hours per day. A Clinical Nurse Manager is available 29 hours per week in addition to the Registered Nurses.
Nurse Practitioner Negotiable We have access through the Martinborough Medical Centre.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes All caregivering staff are highly trained and fully orientated. Staff have either received or working toward National Qualifications.
Physiotherapist Negotiable We have access to private and Wairarapa DHB Physiotherapists.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable We have access via Wairarapa DHB and private O.T.'s by negotiation.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable We have access to private Social Workers by negotiation. Also available through the Wairarapa DHB.
Diversional Therapist No O
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our varied and active programme caters for all residents. Music, exercise, outings in our vans, bowls, visits by the local
Hairdresser Negotiable A local provider can be accessed as required
Podiatrist Yes Monthly visits are received from a highly trained professional Podaitrist.
Dietitian Negotiable We have access via Wairarapa DHB. We also employ an independent auditor to review our meal services, including Meals on Wheels.
Accredited Visitors Yes Access is via Age Concern, or WOOPS.
Kaumatua Yes A Kaumatua is available as needed.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Monthly Church services and specific services by request.
Other Personnel Yes Wharekaka Auxiliary are a wonderful group of people who meet monthly and carries out many fundraising activities. They are also involved in providing outings for the residents.
Updated: 23 Nov 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes As required.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes As required in consultation with the appropriate GP or Medical Specialist.
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Wharekaka has a contract with the Wairarapa DHB to provide End of Life care. Care staff are trained to provide this level of support. Kahakura Palliative Care provide support and guidance to the facility as required.
Dialysis Yes As required with the appropriate GP or Medical Specialist support and follow up.
Wound Care Yes Wairarapa DHB wound care specialist offers support to the Clinical Nurse Manager and Registered Nurses.
Diabetic Care Yes Resident's GP with access to the Wairarapa DHB
Continence Advice Yes Also via Wairarapa DHB
Stomal Therapy Yes Also via Wairarapa DHB.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes As required in consultation with the appropriate GP or Medical Specialist support and follow up.
Tracheotomy Care Yes As required with the appropriate GP or Medical Specialist support and follow up.
Infection Control Yes Also via Wairarapa DHB
Surgical Followup Yes Resident's GP with follow up via Wairarapa DHB. Wharekaka offers Health Recovery Care.
Psychiatric Care Yes Access via Wairarapa DHB
Primary Rural Health Care Yes A Nurse Practitioner is available via the Martinborough Medical Clinic.
Community Health Yes Access via Wairarapa DHB District Nursing.
Clinical Management Yes Wharekaka employs a Care Manager
Other Specialties Yes As required
Updated: 23 Nov 2020
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 Arrangements can be made by contacting the Clinical Nurse Manager.
Carer Support Yes Daycare is available Monday-Friday. Included is a hot midday meal.
Other Short Stay Programme Yes We take referrals for Health Recovery admission from Wairarapa DHB
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 23 Nov 2020
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes OS&H standards apply. However, residents are encouraged to bring some personal furniture and belongings when they move into Wharekaka.
Single Rooms Yes All single rooms, some rooms have ensuites and some have hand washing facilities.
Ensuite Yes Partial or full ensuites are available in some rooms.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Alcohol is permitted however this is monitored by the Care Manager.
Pets In Residence Yes Currently we have two resident cats
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes At the discretion of the Facility Manager.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Portable phone or own land line. An extra line for the use of a computer is available upon request or own land line is at the cost of the resident.
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Heating is through a radiator system. There is a heat pump in the dining room. Radiators are in all bedrooms providing warmth. We do not encourage residents to adjustment the radiators.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Please discuss with the Clinical Nurse Manager and General Manager.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a lovely sunny day room and a small sitting area inside the main entrance.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Daycare is provided. An exciting and extensive activities programme is run by the Activities Coordinator Monday-Friday, this includes cards, housie, movies and happy hour to name a few.
Outings Yes Weekly outings for residents are arranged by the activities coordinator
Whanau Room Yes We will set up an area in the Rest Home as required.
Residents Committee Yes Facilitated by an independent advocate.
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Pleae discuss with the Clinical Nurse Manager.
Confused Residents Yes Please discuss with the Care Manager.
Rural Setting Yes Semi-rural: Martinborough. Large park like grounds and surroundings. within walking distance to the main shopping centre of Martinborough.
Smokers Room No Wharekaka have a smoke free policy with a designated smoking area outside the rest home.
Smoking Permitted Yes Wharekaka operates as a smoke free facility - there is a designated area outside the home for residents to use.
Updated: 23 Nov 2020
Special Features
Special Features
Wharekaka Rest Home is owned and operated by the Wharekaka Trust Board. This 'not for profit' ownership structure ensures that the services are operated on behalf of and for the benefit of the residents in this 20 bed home. Wharekaka also provides twelve independent, two bed room villas, on land adjacent to the rest home. All Villas are available as they become vacant on a 'Occupation Rights Agreement' basis .
The home is managed by a part-time Facility Manager with the support of a full-time Care Manager and fulltime Receptionist.

We have wonderful community involvement in the home from our Auxiliary who fundraise and provide social support.

Good quality food with a variety of menus is an important part of our care. We enjoy lovely home cooking and baking. Our dining room is conducive to the enjoyment of meal times with views across the garden and a large outdoor deck space.

We have wonderful support from the wider community, with people donating all manner of things, like fruit and vegetables. We have a group of volunteers who assist wit providing a range of support and activities for the benefit of or residents.
Updated: 23 Nov 2020
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
A comprehensive daily activities and entertainment plan is developed and run by our Activities Coordinator.

We try to focus on meeting all residents’ need whether in group format or for individual requirements, providing stimulating and imaginative opportunities to enjoy according to interests and ability.
Updated: 23 Nov 2020
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please enquire.
Staffing qualifications and details Wharekaka staff are: Care Manager and Registered Nurses with qualified Care Givers supported by administration, cleaning, maintenance and gardening staff.
Details about meals Breakfast is delivered to residents room on their personal tray at about 8:00 am. We encourage residents to attend the dining room for lunch at 12.00 noon (main meal) and the tea meal is at 5pm. Morning and afternoon teas is delivered to residents room or the day room at 10am and 3pm accompanied by some home baking. Supper is available if required. Should a resident require something to eat in between these times we are happy to make something from the kitchen.
Associated Complexes We have regular outings to/ visits by other facilities in the region
Updated: 23 Nov 2020
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
(Other comments) Yes Wharekaka will assist every resident in having access to their religion or spiritual following of choice
Updated: 2 Sep 2007
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km Public transport is difficult, however there are bus services to Featherston so that people can get the train to Wellington.
Shops 0.50 Km There is a lovely little town centre, which is an easy walk from Wharekaka
Mall 0.00 Km
Parks 0.00 Km Martinborough itself is nestled in parklike surroundings. "The Square" in the centre of town is an easy wlk from Wharekaka. On the first Saturday of February and March this little square becomes the focus of the famous "Martinborough Fair "
Library 0.50 Km There is a library in the town hall and we can access talking books for our residents as required. We have our own library with donated books.
Updated: 23 Nov 2020
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes Wharekaka is a member of the NZACA.
Registered Retirement Village? Yes Wharekaka is registered under the Retirement Villages Act.
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) Yes 3 years certification achieved in audit on 14 September 2020
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: 23 Nov 2020

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