Just 4 kilometres from the New Plymouth CBD, Radius Thornleigh Park is located in the quiet residential suburb of Highlands Park.
Thornleigh Park is a single-level facility, set amidst picturesque grounds with stunning landscaped gardens. Our home has been recently refurbished and modernised, and offers rest home, private hospital, palliative, and respite care. The home has been designed with many private spaces, along with common areas for families, friends and residents to socialise.
Here at Thornleigh Park we believe “a life worth living is the path to wellness” and the activities and outings we plan for our residents reflect this belief. Annual sunflower competitions, museum visits, “Tea and Tunes”, and a buggy trip along the coastal walkway are just a few of the events our residents enjoy. Another highlight for our residents has been taking part in the “Waikato Commonwealth Games”, competing in events such as balloon volleyball, Frisbee-discus throwing, beanbag toss, and indoor long bowls. Fundraising for the local community is dear to our residents’ hearts, and we are always on the lookout for new and exciting opportunities for our residents to get involved.
- GP service
- 24 hour RN cover
- Preventive Care
- Chaplaincy Services
- Regular Entertainment & Outings
- In house activities program
- Beauty Therapy/Manicures
- Clothing alterations
Rest Home Care
Our rest homes cater to those who are mostly independent but may require some assistance with personal care and general day-to-day activities.
Hospital level care is provided for those residents who have a significant disability and medical concerns.
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.
Young Disabled Care
Young Physically Disabled (YPD) care is available in certain locations, for those under 65 who require assistance with self-care, mobility and/or communication.
Melissa has over 22 years’ experience in aged care and has both a Diploma in Health and a Postgraduate Certificate in Gerontology. She started as a registered nurse in private residential care, and worked her way up to positions as a charge nurse and then as an aged care home manager.
Melissa finds aged care a rewarding career, and she enjoys working with older people that have plenty of life experience and knowledge. Melissa looks for staff who are kind, respectful and provide great care for residents.
When she’s not at Heatherlea, Melissa and her partner often go swimming and take bike rides in the bush. Her children are now grown up, so in her spare time she takes her two dogs Abby and Fern (a Maltese and a Springer Spaniel) for long walks.