Comfortable living & Compassionate care
Our care home in Kaeo provides residential and nursing care on a short-stay (respite), rehabilitation or permanent basis.
We get to know your loved one, learning about their unique experiences, interests and memories and getting a sense of what makes them special.
We use these insights to create personalised care and lifestyle plans that enable a fulfilling life with as much independence as possible.
Home away from home
All residents can bring their own furniture and possessions, if they wish to. Our beautiful garden provides a peaceful haven for residents to enjoy, complemented by many organised activities indoors and out.
Visitors are welcome at all times of the day thanks to our open door visiting policy. Good food is important. We pride ourselves on serving meals that are both nutritious and delicious, all prepared by our experienced chef and her team.
Lifestyle & wellbeing
At Kauri Lodge we not only look after your health, we also want your stay with us to be as enjoyable as possible.
We therefore offer a wide range of both internal and external activities. Our activity team helps clients to maximise their potential and, if they desire, to build relationships with friends both old and new.
The physical abilities of our residents can vary dramatically. We therefore have our own specialist Physio equipment for those with restrictive movement or disabilities. Our in-house physiotherapists, nurses, occupational therapist and team of health professionals will aid your recovery.
Something as simple as having one’s hair cared for and looking our best can dramatically affect how we feel about ourselves. It’s for this reason that we have experienced visiting hairdressers.
A hairdresser is present on a Thursday morning. The cost is $12.00 for a men’s cut, $18.00 for a shampoo and set, $53.00 for a perm, $14.00 for a women’s cut. If you would like to use your own hairdresser while residing in Whangaroa Health Services Trust, that can be arranged through the Facility Nurse Manager.
A Podiatrist visits 6-weekly or more regularly if required. The cost for this service is included in the fee for subsidised residents where referred by the GP and is $23.00 for private paying residents.
Laundry and ironing are done at no extra charge. This service includes due care being taken with woollens that need hand-washing, however we would advise family to wash any hand knitted jerseys, cardigans etc. Dry-cleaning can be arranged for collecting and return. The cost of dry-cleaning is met by you.
Our meals are nutritious and freshly prepared on site. Our catering manager is available to meet with you at any time to agree what menu choices you would like to have. Most dietary preferences are catered for– and our chef-led meals will support you with a nutritional, well-balanced diet.