Aged Care Information
(Last Updated: 3rd May 2019)
This facility is owned by Heritage Lifecare Limited.
Te Wiremu House is located in Te Hapara, Gisborne and offers Dementia care, Rest home care, Geriatric aged care in a 90 bed facility.
No. of Beds 90
Aged Care Management
Owned by Heritage Lifecare Limited.
Aged Care Activities
Te Wiremu has an extensive repertoire of activities and events, aimed at keeping the body and mind stimulated. Our Diversional Therapists focus on designing programmes for each individual at all levels of disability, to promote independence and creative expression. There is also active involvement in community events. Outings are an ongoing part of the activities programme and often include stopping somewhere for coffee.
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Te Wiremu House Lifecare
621 Aberdeen Road
DHB Audit Details
Further Rest Home Certification and Audits Information
Te Wiremu House Lifecare
Tairawhiti District Health Board
Audit Certification period: 48 months (Very Good)
Certificate renewal date: 1st April, 2022
Auditor: The DAA Group Limited
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Why we have Rest Home Audits
All rest homes and aged residential care facilities are certified and audited to ensure they:
- provide safe, appropriate care for their residents
- meet the standards set out in the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001.
Types of audit and when they happen
Certification / Surveillance Audits
happen every 1–4 years. After the audit, rest homes are certified for a set period of time (the exact length depends on how well the rest home performed at the certification audit). Once this time is up, the rest home must be re-audited and its certification renewed.
An unannounced spot audit (also called a surveillance audit) happens around the middle of a rest home’s certification period. The spot audit ensures progress has been made on outstanding areas identified in the earlier certification audit and that standards haven’t slipped.
In addition to audits, rest homes have to report to their DHB on how they are addressing issues found at audit. These improvements are then verified at the next audit event.
Other types of audit
Provisional audits happen when a provider purchases a certified rest home from another provider.
Partial provisional audits happen when a provider wants to add services to their certificate (eg, a rest home adding hospital-level care), when a new rest home is built, or when a provider adds capacity or reconfigures their services (eg, builds a new wing, upgrades rooms). Before 2014, audits for adding capacity or reconfiguring services were referred to as verification audits.
Rest homes may have unannounced inspections by the Ministry under the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001 in the event of a serious complaint.
DHB issues-based audits
DHBs can conduct issues-based audits under the Aged Related Residential Care Contract. For information on these audits please contact the relevant DHB.