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Name
Freeman Court
Category
Retirement Villages (Rental)
Address
387 Roche Street
Waipa
Te Awamutu
DHB
Waikato
Phone
07 871 5260
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Erin Lyford - 07 871 5260
Owner
Habitat for Humanity Central North Island - 07 849 0284
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Description
Freeman Court is a non-for-profit independent living facility in the heart of Te Awamutu, Waikato. It's not a rest home or retirement village, but a place that provides services to support independent living. Our aim is to keep rates affordable for everyone.

Up to 44 residents live at Freeman Court. The facility has a strong legacy of making sure independent living is affordable and a little easier for older people. Board is paid weekly, which includes three home cooked meals each day, morning and afternoon tea, and all hot drinks throughout the day. Board covers weekly room cleaning and linen changes and laundry. Staff are at Freeman Court 24-hours, giving both residents and their families peace of mind.

> Respite care options
> Meal delivery service
> Walking distance from town centre and facilities

For more information on Freeman Court, please visit www.freemancourt.co.nz or give us a call on 07 8715260.
Testimonials
Testimonials
Helen, resident:
"On reaching the age of early 80’s and not having any immediate family living nearby, I gave a great deal of thought to moving from my own home to a retirement home. The move I made to Freeman Court was the correct choice in every way. We have a comfortable, relaxed environment with the company of other residents, helpful and friendly staff. Our meals are prepared by qualified and competent staff. The facilities are kept to a high standard of cleanliness. Freeman Court is an ideal residence for those who are looking for security and friendship with Te Awamutu Township being within easy walking distance."


Daughter of resident at Freeman Court:
"Freeman Court became Mum’s new “home” and she appreciated the care and help from all the staff and other residents. While there mum formed many new friendships and took part in some of the organised trips and activities.

After some health issues and discharge from hospital she came home to live at our place because I thought she would no longer be able to return to Freeman Court. It soon became apparent that we could not cope because of the lack of suitable facilities and manpower. The staff at Freeman Court insisted I bring her back to Freeman Court because that was her home and they had the facilities and staff that, with my help could care for her.

I cannot speak highly enough of the care and support my mum received from the entire staff and residents at Freeman Court [...]. I would whole heartedly recommend the caring, friendly, lovely environment at Freeman Court to anyone."
Updated: 8 Feb 2017
Composition of Facility
Composition of Facility
Type Details
Boarding House
Total44
VacancyYes
Weekly Rental$415.60
DetailsOur single rooms are fully furnished and heated, with kitchenette facilities close by for residents' convenience. The central court yard is a haven in all seasons and along with several large communal lounges provides areas of socialising and relaxation. Freeman Court is conveniently located close to the town center and a lockable scooter shed is available.
Updated: 5 Oct 2015
Rental Details
Rental Details
Rental DetailsDetails
What rental covers Board includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and morning and afternoon tea, weekly room cleaning and linen changes and laundry.
Eligibility Criteria Must be able to maintain daily independence but would like to live somewhere safe and secure and enjoy the company of others.
Garden Maintenance We employ the services of a gardener to maintain our grounds and gardens, residents maintain smaller plots around the grounds such as the courtyard.
Updated: 16 Feb 2017
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Freeman Court organises a range of activities for residents to participate in, such as craft sessions, outings, games, gardening, exercise sessions with Sport Waikato, and plenty more.
Other Personnel Yes Residential Manager who leads the team of care giving staff. All have current first aid certificates and hold relevant care giving qualifications for our sector. Kitchen Manager and staff all have Food Hygiene certificates.
Home Help (External Provider) Yes If a resident requires additional support with personal cares, such as showering or dressing, Freeman Court will approach a needs assessment agency to assess the level of support required by the individual.
Home Help (Internal Provider) Yes We promote and maintain our residents' well being and independence for as long as possible within a safe, secure and caring environment.
Meals - Internal Provider Yes Freeman Court prides itself in excellent service delivery in all departments. The kitchen produces home cooked meals and baking not only for the residents, but also Delivered Meals for the local community.
Podiatrist Yes Podiatrist visits every six weeks and residents can book an appointment (user-pays basis).
Hairdresser Yes Hairdresser visits every Thursday and residents can book an appointment (user-pays basis).
Diversional Therapist Yes Erin Lyford is a fully qualified Diversional Therapist and has worked with our residents for over 20 years.
Chaplain Yes
Updated: 16 Feb 2017
Facility Features
Facility Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Freeman Court organises a range of activities for residents to participate in, such as craft sessions, outings, games, gardening, exercise sessions with Sport Waikato, and plenty more.
Emergency Call System Yes Emergency call bells are installed in all bedrooms, toilets,showers and bathrooms. Residents are also welcome to continue their subscription for personal alarms.
Pets In Residence Yes Dogs on a leash are welcome.
Outings Yes Special outings are occasionally arranged for a minimal fee.
Transport Available Yes Van available for residents excursions. The Te Awamutu Community Health Transport Trust provides residents of Te Awamutu and the surrounding area with transport to and from medical appointments in Hamilton. Service operates: Monday to Friday
Craft Room Yes Freeman Court has a craft room with its own kitchen. There are also other resources available for a variety of hobbies and interests such as sewing, pickling, cooking.
Library Yes Freeman Court has library books delivered from the Te Awamutu Library.
Chapel Yes Weekly devotions held on Wednesday at 5.30pm, rostered among local church representatives.
Lounges Yes We have a large communal lounge, plus both wings of our home have their own smaller lounge areas with televisions.
Gardens Yes Our residents take pride in their own courtyard garden. During warmer months some of the residents can be found relaxing in the sunshine in their courtyard under the market umbrellas or tending their own garden plots.
Sprinklers Yes Sprinklers and smoke detectors are installed throughout facility.
Other details Yes Our dining room is open to families and friends of residents if you wish to call in and enjoy a meal with your loved one. Lunch is served at 12pm and consists of a cooked meal with desert. The cost is $10.00 per person.
Updated: 16 Feb 2017
Special Features
Special Features
Freeman Court provides supported living for 44 residents, who find security and peace of mind with the 24 hour a day staffing. Residents also enjoy the freedom from the stresses that come from owning and maintaining their own home. We promote and maintain our residents' well being for as long as possible within a safe, secure and caring environment.
Updated: 5 Oct 2015
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Freeman Court organises a range of activities for residents to participate in, such as craft sessions, outings, games, gardening, exercise sessions with Sport Waikato, and plenty more.

Within the complex we have several shared spaces such as lounges and a court yard for residents to enjoy some leisure time. Books, games, puzzles are available at all times, with a weekly book rotation from the library. Residents are also very welcome to help with gardening if they like.
Updated: 16 Feb 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Updated: 5 Oct 2015
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Inter denominational Yes
(Other comments) Yes Weekly devotions held on Wednesday at 5.30pm, rostered among local church representatives.
Updated: 5 Oct 2015
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.80 km Te Awamutu has a daily bus service to Hamilton with a varied timetable. The bus depot is located at the Information Centre on Gorst Avenue. There is a local taxi service to assist you into town.
Shops 0.50 km Te Awamutu has most shops and services in town. All these are within walking distance. The town centre is Alexandra Street.
Mall 0.50 km
Parks 0.30 km The closest park is opposite Freeman Court. Te Awamutu is the rose capital of New Zealand and this is evident in the towns rose garden that is located opposite the Information Centre on Gorst Avenue (800m).
Library 0.70 km Just a short stroll down the road to the Te Awamutu Public Library
Updated: 16 Feb 2017
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Eldernet Subscription Bronze Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Updated: 8 Feb 2017

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