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Freeman Court

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Freeman Court
Supported Living
387 Roche Street
Te awamutu
Te Awamutu 3800
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Tricia Ball - 07 871 5260
Habitat for Humanity Central Region - 07 849 0284
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Freeman Court is a not-for-profit independent living facility for older people 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.

At Freeman Court, people live together in a warm, home-like environment. Residents share meals, socialise and retreat to their own spaces when they feel like it. They go out when they want to, knowing that everything at home is clean, secure and taken care of.

Up to 36 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.

For more information on Freeman Court, please visit www.freemancourt.co.nz or give us a call on 07 871 5260.

Freeman Court is part of Habitat for Humanity Central Region - a Community Housing Provider and registered charity with a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
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

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
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.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Hairdresser visits fortnightly and residents can book an appointment (user-pays basis).
Podiatrist Yes Podiatrist visits regularly and residents can book an appointment (user-pays basis).
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes

Updated: 8 Mar 2024

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
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 or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes From time to time, some of our rooms may be available for short term respite. People who stay for respite are entitled to the same services and benefits as permanent residents.
Subsidised Yes Please contact us for current respite care fees. If someone is referred by WDHB, fees are discussed per individual and depend on the clients need.
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes

Updated: 8 Mar 2024

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes Freeman Court has a limited number of rooms with a private ensuite bathroom.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We appreciate the companionship that pets provide. Freeman Court has resident cats who live on site. However, as most of our spaces are shared, Freeman Court is not equipped to cater for personal pets.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes On request
Wifi Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Freeman Court has several communal areas for socialising and relaxing.
Outings Yes Residents are invited to join in optional outings throughout the year.

Updated: 8 Mar 2024

Special Features
Special Features
Freeman Court provides supported living for 36 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: 8 Mar 2024

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Freeman Court organises a range of activities for residents to participate in, such as craft sessions, outings, games, gardening, exercise sessions, and plenty more.

Within the complex we have several indoor and outdoor shared spaces for residents to enjoy. Books, games and puzzles are available at all times. Residents are also very welcome to help with gardening if they like.

Updated: 8 Mar 2024

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Board is paid weekly, which includes three home cooked daily meals, morning and afternoon tea, and hot drinks throughout the day. Board covers weekly room cleaning and linen charges and laundry. Accommodation subsidies are available (please contact WINZ). Please contact us for our current fees.
Staffing qualifications and details Our staff members are on site 24-hours and are committed to keeping the facility ship-shape, making life comfortable for our residents.
Details about meals All meals are home cooked. Board includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and morning and afternoon tea. Freeman Court also operates a meal delivery service for people in the Te Awamutu area.
Visitor information Visitors are welcome any time and can stay for a meal at a small charge.

Updated: 8 Mar 2024

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes

Updated: 5 Oct 2015

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Inter denominational Yes
(Other comments) Yes Weekly chaplain visits

Updated: 8 Mar 2024

Location Distance Details
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