Dementia unit (Kahurangi)
Department: Kahurangi Dementia UnitDivision: Older Person's Health Service

Kahurangi Dementia Unit provides 24/7 short term and long term care for full-time patients in modern, home-like facilities.

Staff provide dementia assessment, support and education.

Kahurangi is a 20 bed facility, 17 of which are dedicated to Aged Residential Hospital Specialised Care residents (however one of these beds acts as a “swing” bed between the ARC and ATR) and 3 dedicated beds to Assessment, treatment and rehab of older persons health. It was a 22 bed facility until some time ago. 2 beds were decommissioned and then repurposed into a Hair Salon and a Chapel.

Services and facilities

  • Modern, home-like facilities
  • 24/7 dementia care
  • Short-term and long-term care
  • Dementia assessment
  • Promoting independence
  • Education and support
  • Whānau (family) support
  • Help for patients in the community

Normal visiting hours are between 10am and 7pm. If you want to visit outside these hours, please come via the main hospital reception.
Please check with the nurse in charge before taking a patient for a drive or walk.

If you think Kahurangi might be right for you or a family member, please talk to your usual doctor or nurse. They can organise an assessment if necessary.
We assess new patients for physical health, living skills and social skills. This assessment may take four to six weeks, and we will keep whānau informed during the process.

There is a fee for long stay dementia care patients. The patient may be eligible for a subsidy to cover these costs.
Please talk to your doctor or nurse, or the Kahurangi team to learn more.

Page last updated: 15 August 2019

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