Opunake Cottage Rest Home

Where comfort, care and compassion count

MEET OUR TEAM

The Cottage prides itself on having a great team



FACILITY MANAGER – Sandra Deegan

Sandra is honored to be back managing the Cottage as this is where she started her working career as a caregiver.  Sandra is tangata whenua of the local coastal area, and is extremely passionate about the welfare of members of the local community.  She is humbled by being able to enhance local people’s lifestyles and in particular in their golden years regardless of whether they are residing at the Cottage.



OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR – Sharon Tapiki

Sharon our office administrator is an invaluable part of our team. She's always ready and willing to help out and is great with all our residents and families.



NURSE – Sally Le Gros

Sally lives in Opunake with her young family and joined the Cottage in March 2019.   She is a registered nurse with a strong background and focus in aged care.  Aged care has always been a special interest for Sally, particularly palliative care.  Sally feels privileged to be part of the residents and families' lives, and enjoys making a difference no matter how small.  Sally enjoys the warm friendly atmosphere of the Cottage which stands out to be unique in a strong tight-knit community.



OUR CARE GIVERS

Our exceptional care givers, number one priority and passion is for the well-being of our residents. They provide around the clock care and always come to work with a smile and a big heart ready to help.  They are all local people and between them have many years’ experience giving their time to enhance the lives of the people residing at the Cottage.


OUR COOKS

Our cooks Crystelle and Ana bring a huge amount of energy, experience and passion to the kitchen.  Their home baking and cooking is second to none.


 

OUR ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR – Mel Brown

Mel is our activities coordinator. She runs an excellent programme of activities designed to stimulate our residents and above all else ensure they are having fun!  Mel’s strengths are the understanding and working with the resident’s individual cultural backgrounds and beliefs.


OUR HOUSEKEEPER - Rose