Residents can enjoy a private or shared room and we encourage everyone to bring personal effects and/or their own furniture to make them feel at home. We are available for long term and short term stays for rest home, hospital, respite and palliative needs.
Palliative care is important and we are happy to help residents and families in need of this service. We understand that families want to spend time with their loved ones and we endeavour to accommodate this as much as possible and provide support to get through this tough time.
We have 24/7 registered Nurses available and all carers have NZQA training. Training is undertaken in the home during the course of the day and learning is applied in a supervised way. The Clinical Operations Manager and senior staff monitor and guide all staff members to ensure they are continuing to learn and keep up their skills through approved methods and courses.
Medical support is provided through the Tokoroa Medical Centre and care management by our own Clinical Operations Manager, Katherine Mcleod. All medication is reviewed and dispensed by our Registered Nurses. Further specialist services include Dieticians, Speech therapy, Podiatrist, Physiotherapy and other support services as required.
Cardrona also offers regular activities and outings managed by our Activities Coordinators. We believe it is important for residents to be active (both physically and mentally), maintain interests and interact with each other. We regularly have groups visiting the home as well to sing or play to the residents. Other specialist services such as a hairdresser or spiritual advisers etc can be arranged as required.
Delicious homemade food is a loved feature of the home and mealtimes are shared time in the dining room. Staff will assist those that may need it. Fresh fruit and vegetables are grown in our own garden and/or bought from local producers. The menu is varied and caters for special needs such as diabetes and allergies etc. Our cook is also an excellent baker and delicious treats are made on a daily basis for morning and afternoon tea.