More About Our Facility

We offer three levels of care: 

  1. Rest Home Care
  2. Continuing Hospital Care
  3. Respite Care, or short-term carer relief

Kemp provides rest home and hospital services for seniors.  We provide permanent care, and Kemp becomes their new home, or respite care – this is where seniors in the community come to us for shorter periods of time and then return home.  It might be while their usual caregiver is away or if they are unable to stay at home for a short time.

Most people who reside at Kemp are over 65, however we do have some younger people who require care similar to the care provided to our seniors.  

Kemp is a faith-based organisation and is part of the Wellington City Mission.  As such, we have strong Christian values and these are embedded in our practice.  This includes arohatanga (compassion), manaakitanga (hospitality) and whanaungatanga (this is creating an environment that our residents can call home).  Along with meeting our residents physical and social needs, as a faith-based organisation meeting the spiritual needs of our residents is important to us.  We have a chapel on site and we have our own dedicated chaplain, along with a range of visiting ministers from different denominations.

Meeting our residents’ cultural needs is one of our strengths – we have a range of cultures at Kemp including Maori, Pasifika, Asian and European.  Our diverse staff reflects the cultures of the residents we care for and we have strong cultural links to our community.  For example, we have a monthly Maori and Pasifika group for all of our residents who would like to share a meal and experience waiata, karakia and a range of cultural guest speakers.

Most residents have individual rooms with shared en suites in the rest home and larger specialised bathrooms in the hospital. Kemp Home & Hospital also offers a small number of double rooms, in which couples can be cared for.    

The grounds are designed to allow walking, and feature sheltered sitting areas, with attractive gardens, trees and lawns.

Special events are celebrated at Kemp, for example, multi-cultural day, International Day of Older Persons and special commemorative services.  Our residents also enjoy visits and entertainment provided by local schools and community groups.

All residents are encouraged to use the facility as they would their own home, to the extent that it does not interfere with the freedom of others.  To this end each unit has a large lounge or smaller seating areas for the use of residents, families/whanau and there are tea/coffee making facilities in each unit.  

For more information contact:

Valelia Gibb
Nurse Manager

21 Te Pene Avenue, Titahi Bay, Wellington
PO Box 52081, Titahi Bay, Wellington
Phone: 04 236 8099
Fax: 04 236 6176