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Bupa Tararu Care Home - Hospital Wing

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Bupa Tararu Care Home
921 Tararu Road
Thames 3500
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Jade Monigatti - (07) 868 6176
Bupa Care Services - 0800 60 80 99
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Tararu Care Home is set among park-like grounds and a short stroll will give you views across the Firth of Thames.

Tararu is an important part of the Thames community. It’s a happy place with a strong family spirit and a reputation for skilled, wholehearted care.

Tararu enjoys strong community support and involvement and has friendly staff and wonderful residents.

Tararu is part of the Bupa group of rest homes, hospitals and retirement villages. We are a private company, and because we have no shareholders, we can invest what we earn to make improvements that help us provide better care.

As part of the global Bupa group, we are able to provide superior clinical support, while focusing on helping each of our residents get the most out of each day. Bupa is one of New Zealand’s leading aged care providers.

For more information, please visit the Bupa link.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 15 Aug 2021
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 31
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No - taking enquiries
Premium Room Charges Yes from $0.00/day up to $30.00/day as at 22 Jul 2022
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: 18 Aug 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have 24 hour Registered Nurse coverage. Our team of nurses have experience in aged care.
Nurse Practitioner 2 Yes Our nurse practitioner Rachel comes once a week to support our RN's and our GP
Enrolled Nurse Negotiable
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our caregivers are highly experienced and work towards achieving NZQA qualifications in residential aged care. They are skilled to provide the best care for our residents.
Physiotherapist Yes Available by referral. Attends weekly
Occupational Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our Activities Assistant is on site 30 hours per week. Our programme incorporates one-to-one activities, group sessions and day trips. Have a 7 day a week activities programme.
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser, visits on a regular basis and provides a great service at a reasonable price.
Podiatrist Yes Our skilled podiatrist visits every 6 weeks or on request.
Dietitian Yes All menus are dietitian approved. Our dietitian is available for general advice and oversees special needs.
Accredited Visitors Yes This can be arranged on an individual basis.
Kaumatua Yes
Other Personnel Yes A wide range of entertainers - Allied Health Professionals as needed - A GP who visits weekly.
Updated: 15 Aug 2021
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We have registered nurses on duty 24 hours a day who can provide this level of care.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes We have registered nurses on duty 24 hours a day who can provide this level of care.
Bariatric (Care of the very overweight) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes It is our privilege to care for people nearing the end of their life. We work closely with GP's and Hospice to provide this care.
Wound Care Yes Our nurses are able to provide this with back up from specialist at Thames or Waikato Hospital
Diabetic Care Yes Our nurses are able to provide this with back up from specialist at Thames or Waikato Hospital
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes We manage resident's needs and provide a range of products with visits by community nurse specialist on request.
Infection Control Yes We meet all infection control standards.
Surgical Followup Yes via Thames or Waikato Hospital
Psychiatric Care Yes We will provide referrals to tother services as required.
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 7 Dec 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 This is available when we have vacancies
Carer Support Yes This is available when we have vacancies
Subsidised Yes
Updated: 15 Aug 2021
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are welcome to personalise their rooms. We understand the importance of making it feel like home.
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We are happy to discuss options for your pets.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes You are welcome to have a phone and internet installed at your own cost.
Wifi Yes on reguest
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Our home is centrally heated.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We can discuss your special needs prior to admission.
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes You may qualify for Primary Options for Acute Care Funding. Ask your GP for details.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes It is possible for people to join us during the day and return home at night once assessed by DSL.
Outings Yes As part of the activities program, regular trips are provided to the local community. These can include shopping, sight seeing and picnics.
Maori Kaupapa Yes We respect all cultures.
Residents Committee Yes We have a care homes residents group with regular meetings. Bupa also has a National Residents and Relatives Association.
Family Committee Yes Combine with the residents committee above.
Newsletter Yes The Care Homes Newsletter is published on a regular basis.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Our staff are trained to recognise and manage a range of behaviours that residents may have.
Confused Residents Yes Our staff are trained to recognise and manage a range of behaviours that residents may have. This may include residents who becove confused.
Rural Setting Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking is permitted in the designated area.
Updated: 15 Aug 2021
Special Features
Special Features
Set in flat park-like grounds. Situated between the hills and the sea at the beginning of the coastal road to Coromandel.

Tararu Care Home is owned by Bupa Care Services - specialists in aged care.

We provide New Zealanders with:

• Retirement village living
• Rest home care
• Hospital care
• Day care for the elderly
• Special Dementia Care
• Dementia care
• Respite care

The team at Bupa Care Services is passionate about helping older New Zealanders to get the most out of life. Our strong caring ethics, dedication and respect are valued by people at some of the most vulnerable times in their lives – so trust is intrinsic to the way we work.

Bupa has no shareholders so all surpluses are reinvested into our care homes.
Updated: 15 Aug 2021
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
A range of activities happen each day on an individual and group level which changes on a regular basis. We cater for people's special interests and hobbies. It is important to us that you live your day your way.
Some of the things that an be arranged are:
, Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Cards, Care and Craft, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Email, Electric beds, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Greypower, Happy Hour, Holidays, Home League, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Park, Parkinson's Society, Parties, Pastoral care, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Reading, RSA, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Views
Updated: 15 Aug 2021
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not A government subsidy may be available for part or all of your care.
Staffing qualifications and details Tararu Care Home meets all recommended staffing levels for residential care.
Details about meals Our menus are dietitian approved and cater to individual predferences and requirements.
Associated Complexes We are part of Bupa Care Services, a specialist aged care provider. Bupa Care Services also has retirement villages.
Updated: 15 Aug 2021
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Czechoslovaki Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Filipino Yes
French Yes
Hindi Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Punjabi Yes
Samoan Yes
Tagalog Yes
Thai Yes
Updated: 15 Aug 2021
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Jehovah Witness Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 15 Aug 2021
Location Distance Details
Public Transport Facility Van Taxis Connector bus
Shops 4.00 Km Main Shopping Centre
Mall 4.00 Km Goldfields Shopping Mall
Parks 4.00 Km
Library 4.00 Km
Updated: 15 Aug 2021
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village?
Updated: 15 Aug 2021

The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.