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Whitianga Continuing Care
6 Halligan Road
Whitianga 3510
Postal Address
PO Box 402
Whitianga 3542
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Claire Tovey - 0212780047
Oceania Group - 0800 333 688
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Keri Brierley - 021 821710
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Whitianga rest home is known for its beautiful, waterfront location and warm community atmosphere. It’s a place where residents and their families can feel at home and rely on staff for a kind and thoughtful approach. Whether you enjoy socialising or quiet time, how you spend your day is up to you. Find a friend and join in the day’s activities or relax in one of our many cosy nooks.

We don’t have visiting hours because we know it’s important you stay connected to your community. It’s home, so friends and family can join you anytime for a cuppa and a catch up.

Our fantastic activities programme has something for everyone, with exercise initiatives like ‘Upright & Active’ helping residents to improve their strength and mobility and regular visits from schools and local groups to ensure residents remain connected to their community.

Living in the heart of the Coromandel certainly has its benefits, as our van trips are like no other! Enjoy fish and chips on Hot Water Beach, take a walk around the Whitianga Waterways or dip your feet in the sea at Hahei – there’s an exciting new destination every week to explore.

Tender Sunday roasts, hot fish and chips and scrummy homemade puddings… there’s a reason why the dining room is full before dinner! All of the above are regular features on our menu, which is packed with tasty family favourites you’d make at home. You’ll be sure to want second helpings.

Great care is what we do, and we’ve got the accolades to prove it. You can be sure you’re in good hands. Oceania has won the Supreme Care Award from the NZ Aged Care Association 3 years in a row. When it comes to your care, you know what you like and don’t like - and we want to know too. Because everyone is different, all of our residents get a personalised care plan where from meals to medications, everything that’s important to you is covered. We’ve got a variety of different rooms, so no matter your needs or budget, there are plenty of options.

With the beach on your doorstep, simply cross the road for a walk along the shore. The town centre is close by, so it couldn’t be easier to catch up with friends and family for coffee or browse the local shops.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 12 May 2021
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 23
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms as at 11 Aug 2022
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Yes
Updated: 18 Aug 2022
"To all the kind staff at Continuing Care for looking after me when I visited. I'll never forget the experience, it was good for my inner being, as I feel a lot better than when I arrived. Thank you for all the good deeds performed, following in the footsteps of Florence Nightingale. God Bless you all!"

"Thank you is only two words and they say alot, but thank you is not enough to say, for the 12 amazing years you all have on loving care for Mum. Thank you for being there through the tough times and happy, you all were there for me and without you all I may have given up, but then Mum never gave up. Thank you for all your understanding and wisdom."

"Thank you for your care and compassion, always treating our mother with the utmost respect so she could hold on to her dignity.
You made her stay in the hospital more like living at home with family. Thank you just doesn't cut it!"

"could not wish to be anywhere but here"

"I think I'm very well cared for and looked after"

"I feel so fortunate to be here - staff are great and there's always a happy atmsophere"
Updated: 12 May 2021
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes 24 hours, seven days per week
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Local physiotherapist can visit as required.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Available as required.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable We access the services where appropriate of the WDHB Social Worker.
Diversional Therapist Yes See Activities Co-ordinator
Activities Co-ordinator 40 Yes Our activities program is staffed 5 days per week with something for everyone.
Hairdresser Yes Salon on site. Hairdresser in once or twice weekly as required.
Podiatrist Yes We have a podiatrist that visits regulary for residents to access.
Dietitian Yes Oceania's dietian is available to consult and visits regulary.
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Yes As required
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Weekly services held on site for residents by local churches. Pastors / Chaplains visit regulary and on request.
Other Personnel Negotiable Please ask for any individual requests and we will endeavour to assist.
Updated: 12 May 2021
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Primary Rural Health Care Yes
Community Health Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 12 May 2021
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
Carer Support Yes
Other Short Stay Programme Yes
High Care Needs Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes Please phone to enquire.
Updated: 12 May 2021
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes One. We also have rooms adjoining or adjacent to each other.
Connecting Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have a facility cat, aviary with birds.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Please discuss with facility manager.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes Frequently - Facility Van with wheelchair hoist
Whanau Room Yes
Residents Committee Yes Resident and family meetings are held bi-monthly
Family Committee Yes Resident and family meetings are held bi-monthly
Newsletter Yes Every second month.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting No We go one better by being situated directly opposite the beach!
Smokers Room No Smoking area outside.
Smoking Permitted Yes Non smoking environment but outside area available.
Updated: 12 May 2021
Special Features
Special Features
At Oceania, we believe looking after your happiness is just as important as looking after your health. This mean providing a wide range of different activities and outings, preparing good food for you to enjoy and offering fun and friendship.

We have a fantastic location with sea views and directly across from the beach.
Updated: 12 May 2021
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Art, Arthritis society, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Breakfast in bed, Care and Craft, Church, Concerts, Electric beds, Entertainers, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Exercises, Golden Girls Entertainment, Golf, Housie, Library, Mah Jong, Movies, Newspaper reading, Organ, Parties, Petanque, Quizzes, Religious services, Senior Citizens, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Gardening
Updated: 12 May 2021
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please contact management for details on what fees do and do not cover.
Staffing qualifications and details 24 hour Registered Nurse cover and trained care and support staff. 24 hour access to qualified emergency medical assistance.
Details about meals Home cooked, nutritious food with tailored menus for those with speical dietary needs. Meals choices change regularly.
Visitor information Current hours 10am to 7pm. Outside of these by arrangement.
Internet access Yes - free Wi-Fi
Associated Complexes We are a part of the Oceania Group of care facilities.
Updated: 12 May 2021
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Cantonese Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
German Yes
Hindi Yes
Updated: 12 May 2021
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
(Other comments) Yes We hold some serivces on site and are able to take residents to special services if requested.
Updated: 12 May 2021
Location Distance Details
Public Transport Taxi Service Available
Shops 1.00 Km
Parks 0.80 Km We are across the road from the beach, you can hear and see the waves from our dining rooma and lounge. There is a park a short walk away.
Library 1.50 Km Facility Vehicle also visits weekly.
Updated: 12 May 2021
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes
Care Association New Zealand Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Care Association New Zealand New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 12 May 2021

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