Res­i­dents made to feel at home

Matamata Chronicle - - Golden Age -

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.

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