I initially came to stay at Waihi Lifecare for one-month respite and that is when I discovered that life is so good here. After I left, I quickly set the wheels in motion to come back to live, here I am today.

I don’t know what it is that makes the place hum, but it does. The staff set high standards with their total loyalty to looking after our every need.


Our Diversional Therapist, Corinne – the patience she puts into her job is amazing. You only have to look at the artwork around to realize the talent she has. We have a great variety of activities and outings arranged on a weekly basis.

Kitchen Staff

The dedicated team of ladies supply the food we eat each day. Our chef Tracy – what a wonderful asset she is to Waihi Lifecare – nothing is too much trouble for this lady and the food is out of this world. An example was yesterday I had to go to Hamilton for an eye appointment, so I mentioned it to the staff. A plastic container was then handed to us for the trip in place of our mid-day meal. What a delight! Thank you, Tracy and kitchen staff.

Reception and Management

The new Manager Dominique is a delight to have any dealings with as nothing is too much trouble for her. Catherine at the front desk, answers calls and attends to the running of the place and is equally amazing – I cannot say enough about both of these ladies.


Where does one start to describe them. Nothing is ever too much trouble and some of us can be very prickly at times. They take everything in their stride – so you can start to see why it is such a good place to live. The total devotion they give to us is yet another feeling of contentment for me.

Medical Staff

I do not know all the nurses well but the ones I do know are very dedicated and hard working.
The Clinical Nurse Manager Frances – what a worker and you can see in the other nurses the same. Nothing is too much trouble for Eileen as I recall when I came to stay here permanently, and the new nurses are also lovely, and nothing is too much trouble.

I would highly recommend coming to live in Waihi Lifecare either short or long term.


Raymond starting his Bismarck Model Build

1:200 scale Bismarck model