Feel at home at Rawhiti Lodge

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

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.

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