Radius Althorp is located at Pyes Pa in Tauranga, just 20 minutes from the popular Mt Maunganui beach. Integrating rest home, hospital, respite, dementia, and palliative care, Radius Althorp sets the benchmark for aged care when a residential solution is required.
Radius Althorp’s healthcare is all encompassing, putting people first. Our in-patient service offers respite care, palliative care, rehabilitation and long-term aged residential care at Hospital, Rest Home, Dementia and Psychogeriatric levels. We offer outpatient services to the general public, including a physiotherapy assessment and treatment (both ACC and non-ACC), and hydrotherapy. We also offer Tai Chi classes and Keep On Your Feet strength and balance classes to assist with any pain issues, and to keep everyone in top form. Our dedicated activities coordinators keep residents engaged and busy with regular indoor activities, as well as museum and “Big Day Out” beach outings, ice creams on the boardwalk, exploring local parks, garden walks, sightseeing, and even train rides and the odd spot of cricket. The team looks forward to the Annual Winter Ball, which is always great fun.
Because light plays a vital role in the health of our residents and staff, we ensure all rooms offer plenty of natural lighting. Each wing has spacious living areas, where residents, family and friends can gather. We are aged care specialists; we pride ourselves in providing an excellent standard of nursing and care services to our residents, their families and whānau.
- GP service
- 24 hour RN cover
- Preventive Care
- Chaplaincy Services
- Regular Entertainment & Outings
- In house activities program
- Beauty Therapy/Manicures
Hospital level care is provided for those residents who have a significant disability and medical concerns.
For residents with dementia we offer specifically targeted services, specialist staff and secure environments to ensure maximum wellbeing and safety at all times.
Short-term stays, or respite care services, are available to those who are unwell (eg, recovering from an illness or hospital stay) or who simply are in need of extra support.
For those nearing the end of their lives, specialist medical services and clinical staff are available to meet ongoing comfort and care requirements.
I have been in aged care for 25+ years in various working roles, and on my way to management, aged care has become my passion. I enjoy developing special bonds with our residents and their families, and it is an honour to look after them on their final journey of life.
We moved to New Zealand six years ago from Australia (Perth, Western Australia). When I say we, that’s my husband Steve, daughter Alanna and our dog Lexi. My first ever job in NZ was in 2017 with Radius Glaisdale in Hamilton.
I took on the role of Facility Manager at Athorp to challenge myself, learn new experiences and push myself to achieve. We have relocated to Papamoa to live the beach lifestyle. I like to fly in my spare time and am learning to fly a microlight plane. I get a feeling that it’s out of this world when I’m in the air.
I believe caring is my calling. I love my job, and I have a great team of staff, lovely family members and amazing residents who have become Althorp’s extended whānau.