Rest Home Care: Palmerston Manor

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  • Palmerston Manor
  • 117a Botanical Rd
  • Takaro
  • Manawatu
  • Palmerston North 4412
  • District Health Board Area: MidCentral
  • Phone: (06) 357 5919
  • Fax: (06) 354 0361
  • Mobile: 027 6867454
  • Manager: Jyoti Chandra (Phone: (06) 357 5919)
  • Owner: Oceania Group
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Updated: 22 Aug 2014

Tucked away from noisy traffic and framed by pretty rose gardens, Palmerston Manor provides a high standard of rest home and hospital care.

The daily care fee, which is set under our contract with the local health authority, covers a core care package. Other services are available on demand for an additional charge.

The core care package includes:

•Accommodation, meals, cleaning and laundry
•Nursing and other care, plus other health services if prescribed by a doctor
•Doctor’s visits once a month (or every 3 months at the doctor’s discretion) plus emergency visits
•All prescribed medication costs (Pharmac approved)
•An activities programme


Activities and outings

There’s plenty to do for those who are in the mood for recreation – craft activities, games and puzzles, flower arranging, sing-alongs, movies and excursions, just to mention a few. Our recreational therapist keeps programmes varied and interesting.

Delicious meals

Nutritious meals are served in the dining room or in residents’ rooms, depending on preference. Emphasis is always on a tasty menu of family favourites. All meals are prepared and cooked on site by our professional kitchen staff and special diets are catered for.

Various special meals are organised throughout the year to celebrate events.
Morning and afternoon tea is served in the main lounge, complete with home baking.

Visits from friends and family

Family and friends are welcome any time – there are no set visiting hours. You can entertain in your room, or use the home’s lounge areas. Palmerston Manor’s main lounge can be booked for special family occasions. As a family member, you can discuss things as and when you want.

To find out more please phone 06 357 5919.
Updated: 26 Jun 2014

Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 25 Nov 2013

Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care16
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 22 May 2015

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 24/7 Yes
Enrolled Nurse 1 Yes
Physiotherapist 0.00 Negotiable We are able to access when required.
Occupational Therapist 0.00 Negotiable We are able to access when required
Own Social Worker 0.00 Negotiable We are able to access when required.
Diversional Therapist Yes Trisha works full time and provides a vast range of activities and takes residents on many outings, ie cafes, Friendship club and picnics, to name a few. Also has a knitting cycle.
Hairdresser Yes Margaret is on site from Monday to Wednesday.
Podiatrist Yes We have podiatrist who visits 6-8 weekly
Dietitian Negotiable We have a dietitian to consult with privately or from MidCentral Health
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel No Dave is our handy man who is able to fix most things that residents require.
Updated: 25 Nov 2013
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes Our nurses are qualified to care for palliative residents. Also have Liverpool Care Pathway and our own Syringe Driver.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Our nursing staff are trained Enteral Feeding.
Oxygen Management Yes Our Nursing staff are trained in oxygen therapy.
Wound Care Yes We access Wound Nurse Specialists from MidCentral Health
Diabetic Care Yes We have access to Diabetes Lifestyle at MidCentral Health.
Continence Advisor Yes We have a Continence Nurse.
Infection Control Yes We have an Infection Control Nurse.
Stomal Therapist Yes Our nursing staff are trained in Stomal Therapy.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Our Nurses has experience in Stroke Rehabilitaion.
Gerontological Care No But refer to the Elder Health team at Midcentral Health
Urology No But refer to Midcentral Health Urology
Clinical Manager Yes Our Clinical Leader manages GP appointments and ensures that medical and nursing requirements are met in a timely manner.
Updated: 25 Nov 2013
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We take respite in where a bed is available
Updated: 25 Nov 2013
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes Have a room designated for families with the provision of Tea/coffee etc
Rooms (Single) Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Treasured posessions are welcome, some furniture as able given safety and space considerations.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Alcohol is consumed during Happy Hours, Nurses need to be aware of other use times to ensure no medications interactions.
Pets In Residence Yes As facility has own residents bird.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet No As have resident bird, and a very friendly cat.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Some rooms have Jack points and if resident requires their own line it will be at their expense.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes Oceania Group has a cultural assessment Tool .
Family Committee No We have monthly residents meetings.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes At times but independent and non-invasive to personal space.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Large communal lounge with television. There is an internal court yard and a courrt yard surrounded by a large rose garden.
Outings Yes We have access to a mobility van with Wheel Chair access.
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking is permitted in designated outside areas.
Sprinklers Yes
Updated: 25 Nov 2013
Special Features
Palmerston Manor of the Oceania Group uses assessment tools to determine a residents capabilities and accordingly is assisted by the staff to reach their goals especially with independence.
Updated: 25 Nov 2013
Interests & Activities

Activity programme, Bowls, Bingo, Board games, Big print books, , Breakfast in bed, Cards, Care and Craft, Classical Music, Communicare, Cooking, Craft, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Garden, G, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Library, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Park, Parties, Reading, Roses, RSA, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Videos, Fax

Updated: 25 Nov 2013
Additional Information
Details re Meals Main meals are at lunch time with a light dinner. Morning tes, afternoon tea and supper are required.
Associated Complexes We are a part of the Oceania Group of care facilities.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please refer to management for details
Updated: 25 Nov 2013
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Hindi Yes
Malayalam Yes
Mandarin Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes have staff who understand it
Pidgin Yes
Samoan Yes
Sinhalese Yes
Spanish Yes
Tokelauan Yes
Tongan Yes
Updated: 25 Nov 2013
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Updated: 25 Nov 2013
Public Transport 0.50 km There is a bus service in close porximity to the facility.
Shops 0.10 km There is a shopping complex within a 3 minute walk. This includes a pharmacy, dairy, takeaways, and hairdresser
Mall 4.00 km The two malls are the Plaza and the Downtown, these are accessible by bus or private car.
Parks 5.00 km The Diversional Therapist will take residents to the Esplanade during the summer months depending on the weather of course.
Library   We provide a library service in collaboration with the Palmerston North City Library.
Updated: 25 Nov 2013
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association Yes
Home and Community Support Sector Standards (Standards NZ) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association
Updated: 25 Nov 2013