Rest Home Care: Kandahar Home / Kandahar Court

Kandahar has provided a full range of residential care services for older people in the Wairarapa for more than 50 years. The home is set in large, pleasant grounds and is close to shops and QEII Park.

Kandahar has 33 single rooms in a warm, home-like environment with help on-call. We offer a welcoming and tranquil environment where residents enjoy wonderful companionship and top quality care.
Updated: 26 Aug 2015

Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsUnknown
Updated: 26 Aug 2015

Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care33
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Demand for beds at Kandahar is high but we do have vacancies. We offer a no-obligation waiting list and recommend that interested parties register their details with us.
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 23 May 2016

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Registered Nurse on duty 24/7
Enrolled Nurse Yes Enrolled Nurse on duty morning and afternoon shifts
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes We have a hairdressing salon and have more than one hairdresser who visit regularly so providing a choice for residents
Podiatrist Yes Visits regularly
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Where required, providing spiritual support to residents and relatives at times of need
Updated: 26 Aug 2015
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Updated: 24 Oct 2014
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes
Advance bookings taken Yes
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 26 Aug 2015
Day Care Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room No We make every effort to accommodate Whanau at times of need.
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes We have a number of couples who are residing at Kandahar. Some choose to share a bedroom and have a separate room as a day room / lounge, others prefer separate rooms. We can usually accommodate both options close to each other.
Ensuite Yes Most rooms are ensuite
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Several pets in residence, including our home cat 'Romeo' as well as visiting pets.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes At resident's own cost
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes Usually at least two outings per week in our wheelchair friendly mini bus
Rural Setting Yes Close to town but set in well manicured grounds with animals in our paddocks over the fences
Smokers Room Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes In smokers room
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 26 Aug 2015
Special Features
Eden Alternative- a philosophy of care

We have adopted the Eden Alternative at Kandahar, which means we work to create vibrant living and work environments for our residents. We encourage residents to maintain their own routines and continue with hobbies and interests. Residents' pets, the presence of children, plenty of plants and gardens and a high level of local community involvement is a part of our Homes' everyday life.
Updated: 26 Aug 2015
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
(Other comments) Yes Kandahar welcomes people of all religious backgrounds and in addition to services within the home (usually a different denomination each week) assists residents in making their own arrangements for worship. We also have our own Chaplain
Updated: 26 Aug 2015
Public Transport 0.00 km Town bus stops at gate
Shops 1.00 km Less than 1km
Mall 0.00 km
Parks 1.00 km Less than 1km
Updated: 26 Aug 2015