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Name
Freeman Court
Category
Supported Living
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.
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBNo
CertificationNo
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 16 Feb 2017
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care40
Updated: 16 Feb 2017
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: 1 Feb 2017
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We encourage independent living for as long as possible withing a safe and secure environment. If at any stage, you need extra support with day-to-day activity, we can arrange this. All staff is trained to meet industry requirements.
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Hairdresser visits every Thursday and residents can book an appointment (user-pays basis).
Podiatrist Yes Podiatrist visits every six weeks and residents can book an appointment (user-pays basis).
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Updated: 16 Feb 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes When a person's situation allows, Freeman Court provides palliative care under the guidance of district nurses and the resident's GP.
Infection Control Yes Infection control policies are in place.
Updated: 16 Feb 2017
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Our rooms are available for short term respite care. People who stay for respite are entitled to the same services and benefits as permanent residents.
Advance bookings taken Yes
Subsidised service Yes For respite care the fee is $107 + gst per day. If someone is referred by WDHB, fees are discussed per individual and depend on the clients need.
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 16 Feb 2017
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Rooms (Single) Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes On request
Wifi Yes
Outings Yes
Updated: 16 Feb 2017
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: 1 Feb 2017
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
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals All meals are home cooked. Board includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and morning and afternoon tea.
Staffing Details Staff is on site 24 hours and are trained in sector requirements and first aid. They are here to keep an eye out for you and help you feel at home.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include 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 charges and laundry. Accommodation subsidies are available (please contact WINZ). The weekly board is $415.60 (price includes gst). For respite care the fee is $107 + gst per day. If someone is referred by WDHB, fees are discussed per individual and depend on the clients need. A bond fee applies.
Updated: 16 Feb 2017
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Updated: 5 Oct 2015
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: 16 Feb 2017
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 & MembershipStatusDetails
Eldernet Subscription Bronze Yes
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
CareerForce
Updated: 16 Feb 2017
What's New

Freeman Court is currently undertaking renovations and all rooms will be refurnished.



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