Feel at home at Rawhiti Lodge
A warm welcome awaits at Rawhiti Lodge Care in Matamata.
A converted villa set in well-maintained, attractive gardens and grounds with easy access to the town centre, Rawhiti Lodge offers rest home care for up to 24 residents.
Rawhiti residents experience a homely atmosphere with home-cooked meals prepared by our experienced cook from a seasonal menu approved by a registered dietitian.
Life is busy at Rawhiti with a range of activities organised by activities co-ordinator Sandy Orr. From Happy Hour to theatre outings, visiting entertainment groups and gardening as just a taste of what’s on offer.
Rawhiti has a philosophy of encouraging residents to maintain close and continuing contact with plants, animals and children. Many of its residents are from farming backgrounds and enjoy continuing contact with animals, so at Rawhiti they have two cats, a small bird aviary and encourage relatives to bring in family pets. Residents also have the opportunity to get their hands dirty with a little gardening into pots on the decked area.
You will be cared for by a team of trained care workers and experienced registered nurse Felicity Noble, who will assess residents for personal care plans.
The team is led by Hazel Lamberth, a registered nurse with more than 20 years’ experience in nursing older people.
LOVELY LAMB: Resident Betty Hollands feeds Rawhiti Lodge’s lamb Blossom. Blossom comes into Rawhiti each day with manager Hazel and is fed by residents.