Whareama Care

 

Our Care Offering

Whareama is a warm and welcoming home in the heart of Stoke. With the library and supermarket just across the road, our residents are truly connected to the local community. Other shops and cafes are within easy walking distance.

 

Our main building is set in a lovely garden area where residents enjoy the tranquil surroundings. Delicious and nutritious home cooked meals are available and there’s an engaging activities programme to make every day interesting.

 

We recognise that our staff are our greatest asset. They live the Oceania values of Respect, Excellence and Passion and deliver outstanding care to Wharema’s residents. Oceania’s commitment to ongoing training and the opportunity to achieve a certificate level qualification keeps our people engaged and connected to Whareama’s ideals and, most importantly, the residents.

 

Activities Programme

Maaike, our Diversional Therapist, leads the activities team at Whareama. Our programme is full of great choices, including sing-a-longs, pub quizzes and shopping trips. We also have monthly theme days and weekly entertainment.

 

Our newsletter ‘Connect with Whareama’ keeps everyone up-to-date with what’s happening at Whareama.

 

What’s Near By

The center of Stoke is only two minutes away and the beautiful railway reserve offers easy walking options close by. The Nelson Provincial Museum and Isel House is just across the Greenmeadows Park nearby.

 

With shopping and cafes around the corner, it’s easy for residents and families to enjoy the relaxed Nelson lifestyle.

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FACILITY SERVICES

  • Rest Home

  • Hospital

  • Respite

  • Palliative | End of life care

  • Under-65 Hospital Level Care

  • Mum really enjoyed her short time in the home with the caregivers and nurses always taking the extra care to ensure her happiness, health and general well being was taken care of. My sister and I were regular visitors and were always welcomed by name by the staff, kept informed of any issues and concerns fully discussed with us. - Daughter of resident

  • To the amazing staff at Whareama, thank you so much for all the love and care that you showered on Dad. Your kindness has humbled our family and we so appreciate it, as did Dad. What you do everyday is truly incredible so thank you. - Daughter of a Whareama Resident

  • "Our thanks to you all for your care, kindness and concern for Mum. It is not easy work, but as her family, we see you work so professionally, with respect, acceptance and often humour. Thank you all!" - Family of a Whareama Resident

  • Thank you for keeping us informed about our Grandparents progress. It's hard when you live so far away, but knowing they were in good hands helped us get through each day. You are Angels from heaven and do an incredible job. - Grandchildren of Whareama Residents

  • We want to thank you all for the outstanding care Mum received, we appreciate everything you did to make her comfortable - the compassion you showed not only to her, but to the whole family. The little things you did were very special and something we will always remember. What a great team! - Family of a Whareama Resident

  • Please accept my sincere thanks for the professional and compassionate care you gave my father. He was only with you for a short while, but you made such a difference at a difficult time. - Son of a Whareama Resident

  • Just to thank you so very much for everything you did for Mum. We really appreciate all the patience, care and kindness shown while she was at Whareama. - Family of Whareama Resident

  • Thank you for everything you did for Dad. The friendship, care and listening ear meant everything to him and our family. - Daughters of a Whareama Resident

  • To the Staff - Thank you for your kindness and care of Mum over 4 years. I so appreciate your support and help. - Daughter of a Whareama Resident

  • To the wonderful staff of Whareama Hopsital and Home, Thank you for all your love, support and thoughtfulness towards our Grandmother. She was a treasured friend to all and inspiration to many, she was a wonderful influence in our lives. She loved her time as a volunteer at Whareamama, making many friends there and was only fitting she received care here in the place so dear to her heart. We will be eternally grateful for the wonderful care you gave to our grandmother. - Family of a Whareama resident

  • "This token of our appreciation is given with our heartfelt thanks for all the love and care you gave to Bob/Dad. It was a great comfort to us that he was so well cared for, and we remember you all so fondly. Mum is missing you all." - Family of Bob (Whareama Resident)

  • Thank you for the care our dear mother received at Whareama. We, as a family are so grateful for the love and support she experienced whilst with you. Being able to stay in the Whanau room was perfect. Thank you so much - Family of resident

  • To all the wonderful, caring and kind staff that made life so comfortable for mum in the 10 months she was at Whareama. She was able to be surrounded by love and care in dignity and peace. Bless you all, you are very special people. - Daughter of resident

  • To the staff at Whareama Rest Home, You are an amazing bunch. Thank you for the care of our Mum and Mum thanks you also. - Family of Whareama Resident

  • To all the wonderful hard working staff at Whareama, Many thanks for all your help making my job run so smoothly when I come to work at your lovely home. I always feel welcome and supported - Employee of Whareama

  • The Staff at Whareama, Thank you for your kind care of Mum. Have a blessed Christmas - Son of Whareama Resident

  • To all the kind caring compassionate staff, We thank you for looking after our friend these last two and a half years. - Friend of Resident

  • To all the wonderful staff who look after Mum, A big thank you to you all for all you do for my Mum. Best wishes - Daughter of Resident

  • "We are so grateful for all the help and kindness you have given us, and me especially" - Lesley Harvey

  • "To the team at Whareama, your thoughtfulness was much appreciated and your loving care of June, particularly over the last 10 days". - Family of June (Oceania resident)

Staff Profile

  • Sharon Blackbeard

    Sharon Blackbeard

    Facility Manager

    027 323 2526

    Sharon is a Registered Nurse with 21yrs Aged Care experience. She has worked in a number of Management roles in the Nelson/Motueka area and has strong ties with the local Community. She is committed to providing an excellent service to the people of Motueka. Her main areas of interest include Dementia and Palliative care.

    Email: Sharon.blackbeard@
    oceaniahealthcare.co.nz

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  • Clo Taylor

    Clo Taylor

    Clinical Manager

    Clo is a Registered Comprehensive Nurse with over 30 years’ nursing experience in varied roles and places. She first worked for Oceania in 2009 and has returned in 2015, and says working in aged care is the most challenging and stimulating job she has ever done. Clo finds Whareama to be full of life and history – with a comfortable atmosphere, like a happy home. She enjoys leading such a friendly and helpful team whose caring nature truly shows as they interact with residents. The sunshine and colour-filled gardens are an added bonus!

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  • Lesley Shaw

    Lesley Shaw

    Administration

    Lesley works closely with the residents, families and visitors, making sure everyone feels welcome and at ease.

  • Maaike Faber-van-Burik

    Maaike Faber-van-Burik

    Occupational Therapist

    Maaike joined Oceania in June 2014. She is a trained Occupation Therapist with a lot of experience in aged care. Maaike believes that independence and individuality need to be reflected in everything we offer to our residents.

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  • Martin Stretch

    Martin Stretch

    Executive Chef

    Originally from England, Martin has worked in kitchens all over the world, predominantly in Restaurants and Hotels. The shift from ‘Restaurant style’ to ‘Rest Home style’ was a big change, but he is embracing the challenge of lifting the quality of the meals for Whareama residents. He’s passionate about producing food that looks great and is full of flavour. Martin enjoys having a good yarn with the residents and getting their feedback. Outside of work he loves spending time with his friends and family - especially his new baby daughter. Martin also loves skiing.

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Features and Services

  • Vans / minibus

  • Physio-therapist

  • Hairdresser

  • Outdoor seating

  • 24/7 nurse onsite

  • Chaplain

  • Happy Hour

  • Podiatrist

  • Pharmac Approved

  • Emergency call buttons

  • Hot Drink Facilities for Families

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