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Karetu House

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Karetu House
Rest Home
19 Karetu Road
Auckland 1051
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19 Karetu Road
Auckland 1051
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Jo Macfarlane - 0212794501
Jo Macfarlane - 021 279 4501
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Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 16 Aug 2018
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 41
Vacancy Yes
Enquiries are always welcome
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire
Updated: 29 May 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes
Nurse Practitioner Negotiable When required
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes In excess of contract requirements.We also employ a full time cook.
Physiotherapist Negotiable We have one on contract
Occupational Therapist Negotiable We have one on contract
Social Worker (on site) Yes On referral
Diversional Therapist Yes Who really goes the extra mile!
Activities Co-ordinator Yes She is amazing!!!
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes Every 6 weeks.
Dietitian Yes Annual
Accredited Visitors Yes Regular visits from Health and disability representatives, local churches and we utilise Age Concern services
Kaumatua Negotiable By arrangement
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Numerous visitors from all denominations
Updated: 16 Aug 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Bariatric (Care of the very overweight) Yes By special arrangement and discussion
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
ACC Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes Behavioural Issues
Updated: 28 Sep 2022
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite No Yes
Carer Support No Carer Support and Day Stay are most welcome and everyone is encouraged and welcome to participate in the wide range of activities we provide.
Other Short Stay Programme No Interim Care Programme. For when a client has been in hospital and requires a little more care before they go home.
Subsidised Yes
Booking can be made in advance No Please feel free to call and enquire
Updated: 16 Aug 2018
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes This is your home. We encourage you to make it as comfortable as possible and be surrounded by your own belongings.
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes We manage this in a resident's care plan.
Pets In Residence Yes One cat called Skinny and a Bird called Charley. We are thinking of getting another cat but we are not sure how Skinny is going to feel about this.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Staff and friends bring their little dogs in and are most welcome.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes Staff are happy to help set up all of your Wifi needs.
Resident can adjust heating in own room No The facility is central heated
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We have quite a number of residents under 65
Lounges/seating areas Yes Main Lounge shared with the dining room with a piano and big screen TV. Smaller areas are around the home. We have a dedicated DVD lounge and a pool table. We also have a courtyard with picnic tables and a large covered front deck Sky TV -
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes Absolutely!! You would be most welcome.
Female residents only No We only have a small number of female residents
Male residents only No Karetu House is a predominantly male orientated environment.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Day Care clients are most welcome and encouraged to participate in our wide range of activities. Transport to and from can be provided at a charge. Please call to enquire.
Outings Yes CMA three times a week, Bus Rides with Ice Creams twice a week,Craft Mornings,Team Activity outings,Local Competitions, Plays, Shows, Movies,Charter Boat Fishing, Shopping and Lotto Runs. McDonald's Lunch Outings We are into anything that is going!!!
Whānau Room Yes
Māori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Family Committee No Unfortunately, we never have enough family involved to form a committee but open communication between staff, management, residents and family is certainly encouraged.
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes This is us. This is what we are known for and this is what we do and what we do probably better than anyone else.
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Outdoors only.
Updated: 16 Aug 2018
Special Features
Special Features
We are a mixed facility, but have a lot of men.
We accommodate unique people and have a a cruisey outlook. Most of our residents are quite ambulant and wander up to the shops, TAB etc. We have a lower demographic age than most other facilities.
We have an extremely low staff turnover and we all participate in a comprehensive staff training programme.
Our facility has security cameras in place.
We work to maximise independance and focus on 'wellness'.
Updated: 3 Oct 2011
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Aromatherapy, Art (CMA) , BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Bridge, Canine friends, Cards, Children, Church, Rock Music, CMA, Communicare, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Digital camera, Electric beds, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Men, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parties, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Videos, RSA, Fishing and Smoking Fish
Updated: 28 Aug 2014
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Cantonese Yes This staff member is multilingual but only works part time
Cook Island Maori Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes This staff member only works on a casual basis
Interpreter Yes We are happy to make available an interreter for any one who requires one.
Mandarin Yes This staff member is multilingual and only works part time
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Niuean Yes
Rarotongan Yes
Samoan Yes
Spanish Yes
Tongan Yes
Other Information Yes Whilst English is the first language spoken in our facility some of our staff are multi-lingual and this is of great advantage to our multi-cultural population in our care
Updated: 16 Aug 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Christian Yes Good Community Links with Greenlane Christian Centre for outings, events, coffee mornings, visits etc. Greenlane Christian Centre visit every Friday morning for a great service and sing-a-long
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Inter denominational Yes Every Second Sunday the World Harvest Inter Denominational Church comes in for a service and a big sing-a-long
Roman Catholic Yes Tuesday Communion and Regular visits from St Michaels Catholic Church and all denominations are welcome to attend.
Salvation Army No Great Relationship with Epsom Lodge and the Salvation Army Drop In Centre. Residents visit the drop in centre once a week and transport is arranged.
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints No We have quite a bit of Mormon input.
(Other comments) Yes
Updated: 16 Aug 2018
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.10 Km Bus stop at the top of the street
Shops 0.10 Km Dairy at the top of the street, Countdown a short walk.
Mall 3.00 Km Newmarket - transport provided and the bus route goes right past the mall.
Parks 0.10 Km
Library Mobile library comes on site
Updated: 16 Aug 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)
Updated: 16 Aug 2018

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