Rangiura Charitable Trust Board was formed in 1975, following the South Waikato District's desire to build a Residential Home for the elderly. The land for the home was generously donated by the late Wally and Dot Grey, and the local community then fundraised a significant amount to enable the Home to be constructed debt free. In 1981 a 30 bed rest home was proudly opened. Since this time the Home has grown to include 26 rest home beds (including six studio apartments), 26 hospital/palliative beds and 20 specialised dementia- specific beds. Rangiura also has a well established retirement village made up of 80 duplex and standalone villas, situated across two sites.
Ranguira (which translates to "Glorious Sunset") has just completed the first two stages of it's expansion to services and has plans to expand further in the next 18 months to include additional dementia and hospital beds, home-care services, and the possibility of licenced-serviced apartments. In this way we can continue to meet the growing health care needs of the older population in our community.
Rangiura is extremely fortunate to have had the continuous support of the South Waikato Community over the years and has remained the leading aged care provider in the district due to these community connections and generous input of individuals and groups alike. Our dedication to providing both a homelike and loving environment , coupled with a professional clinical service, ensures our residents are cared for in a truly holistic manner.
Currently we employ approximately 95 wonderful staff and are fortunate to have over 40 regular volunteers who complement our team of dedicated personnel in all areas of the daily running of the Home and Village. Out team consists of highly dedicated and qualified professional staff; including an In-house GP and Nurse Practitioner, an experienced Clinical Director, ten Registred Nurse's, Pharmacy services, a full-time Physiotherapist and Diversional Therapist and a Podiatrist. We also have a broad range of visiting medical practitioners and nurse specialists We look forward to showing you around our special Home and Village and hope we can be of assistance to you in the future.
Our lovely warm and friendly Rest Home currently consists of 26 beds, (including 6 studio rooms). It has a relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere and has been designed to ensure safety and security as well as a home-like, close-knit community feel. A full range of clinical, physio, diversional , nutritional and care services are available over a 24-7 period.
In October 2010 we also began providing comprehensive care for older people requiring Level 5 ( hospital level/continuing care) – opening with 12 dedicated hospital care beds, we have since grown to 26 beds, with the additional advantage of being able to provide advice, support and care for residents and their families/whanau requiring palliative care services. As part of this service- we have the majority of bedrooms installed with the Romedic- ceiling hoist system. The first system of it's kind to be installed in NZ, this hoist system enables our physio and care team to handle and mobilise residents at the safest levels , and also provides additional oportunites for rehabilitation and incresed circulation/stimulation.