Residents made to feel at home
The grand old homestead which is now Rawhiti Lodge was built in 1918, is on the Matamata heritage trail and presents the original front appearance with existing established trees planted before the landscaping of 1948.
In the 1980s Rawhiti became a rest home.
Set in exceptionally beautiful grounds, this family orientated stage four home has 24 beds. Four have adjourning en suites, two are queen sized rooms and 16 are single of various sizes and layout.
New owners began the refurbishment project in September 2011.
All carpets have been replaced throughout. Residents have the choice to bring their own furniture, and have their private telephones and Sky installed.
Extra care is taken to make the residents feel like they are at home. Daily activities are available including weekly outings in the 10-seater van. Our hairdresser is on site weekly, church service and happy hour happen monthly.
Entertainers and pet therapy visit weekly. Shopping expeditions are as required.
The staff are friendly and caring, hardworking and considerate.
Rawhiti Lodge has regular dress-up days to keep the residents smiling and laughing creating a homely atmosphere.
The staff are well led by a fair, honest and decent manager who understands the needs of elderly people and their families.
All staff are supported to keep their training up to date.
The menu has been dietitian reviewed and caters for personal choices.
Rawhiti Lodge is an accredited home with an effective internal auditing system. Support services are available on site by physiotherapy and the nurse practitioner from the Matamata Medical Centre.
Go and see for yourself, anytime. No appointment is necessary.
Historical: The grand old homestead which is now Rawhiti Lodge was built in 1918. It is on the Matamata heritage trail.