Rest Home Care

Ranui Home & Hospital (Presbyterian Support Otago)

Facility Image Thumbnail Facility Image Thumbnail Facility Image Thumbnail
Click to enlarge
Ranui is owned and operated by Presbyterian Support Otago (PSO), and has been certified as being one of the top rest homes in New Zealand;worthy of the maximum four year certification period by the Ministry of Health, through independent auditor Health & Disability Auditing New Zealand (HDANZ).

The audit included reviews of policies and procedures, observation of how services were provided to residents, surveys of and meetings with residents and families, plus interviews with rest home management.

PSO introduced the Valuing the Lives of Older People philosophy of care for residents some years ago, a level of service being practiced in a way the auditors found “fantastic”.

“This is a well-deserved outcome for all your hard work and going A change of address, not of lifestyle, is how we like to describe a person’s move into a Presbyterian Support Otago home or hospital.

Residents continue to have personal choices – when to get up in the morning, go on outings, be involved in activities…daily life is determined by individual needs and preferences.

Like all our facilities, Ranui welcomes people of all backgrounds and cultures.

Ranui an integral part of Alexandra and is renown for its friendly atmosphere and the quality care given to residents.

Offering a wide range of services, Ranui rooms are always in demand, and has a long, proud tradition of providing quality services to the region.

The staff does all it can to help residents and families experience a good transition to living at Ranui, and welcomes family input into creating the right ‘personal feel’ for their loved one.

Ranui also offers:
Hospital care
Demential care
Independend living - Ranui Court


Updated: 19 Aug 2014

Our facility also offers these services:

Contact Details
Detail
NameRanui Home & Hospital (Presbyterian Support Otago)
Address4 Chapple Street  
DistrictCentral Otago
City/TownAlexandra
District Health Board AreaSouthern (Otago)
Phone(03) 448 8280
Fax(03) 448 6772
ManagerMavis Thornton (Phone: (03) 448 8280)
OwnerPresbyterian Support Otago (Phone: (03) 4777115)
Email View Email Address
Website www.psotago.org.nz
Updated: 2 Apr 2014

Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 9 Apr 2013

Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care14
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 3 Sep 2014

Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Ranui has Registered Nurse cover 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The manager is an RN and holds a current annual Practising Certificate.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Physiotherapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Accredited Visitors Yes Ranui has its own experienced volunteer team to assist when needed.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Ranui welcomes visiting chaplains from the community
Updated: 2 Aug 2010

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes Unit Nurse Manager
Updated: 2 Aug 2010

Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Day Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes Adjoining Rooms with shared ensuite
Ensuite Yes shared ensuites
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes By arrangement
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Outdoor area available for smokers
Semi-Secure Yes Locked at night
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes Please take the time to look for our report on the Ministry of Health website. We are proud of our report which is undertaken by an independent third-party review authority. http://cert.moh.govt.nz/certification/review.nsf
Updated: 22 Jul 2010

Special Features
Ranui is an integral part of the Alexandra community and a highly sought-after home for older people seeking residential care.

It is a short, flat walk to Alexandra township and community facilites, passing the beautiful gardens at Centennial Park.

Ranui is purpose-built and maintained to a high level, and residents have plenty of room in which to enjoy the wide range of activities continually available to them.

The exceedingly high standard of meals is always commented on by residents and visitors alike, as is the home's ambiance and standard of care offered to rsidents.

Presbyterian Support Otago residences have a policy of valuing the lives of older people, and this is reflected in the many services and facilities offered.

Updated: 2 Aug 2010

Interests & Activities

Maintaining regular social and community activity our individual residents had before moving to Ranui, is encouraged. We believe residents should maintain the connection they had with their family, friends and community, and will do all we can to ensure those connections are kept.

In-house, we have an extensive activities programme that includes exercise, quiz sessions, newspaper readings, guest speakers and entertainers, and Happy Hour is a very popular event.

There is great emphasis on outings, undertaken in comfortable vans, with events ranging from concerts to garden visits.

Some residents prefer to undertake hobbies and interests privately, or on a one-to-one basis, and we are happy to accommodate them.


Updated: 5 Aug 2010

Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals All reasonable steps are taken to ensure residents have their food preferences respected. A dietician oversees the nutritional value of every meal and our highly experienced cooks create attractive meals from in-house commercial kitchens.
Staffing Details All Presbyterian Support Otago homes have multi-disciplinary teams with staff focused on providing respectful, quality care to residents.
Associated Complexes Elmslie House Home & Hospital, Holmdene Home & Hospital, Iona Home & Hospital, Ross Home & Hospital, St Andrews Home & Hospital, Taieri Court Rest Home,Wanaka Retirement Village and Enliven Otago (Presbyterian Support) - Help for Those at Home
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include All details discussed at initial meetings.
Updated: 5 Aug 2010

Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Other Information Yes English is spoken at all Presbyterian Support homes and hospitals. In some cases staff are able to converse in other languages.
Updated: 22 Jul 2010

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
(Other comments) Yes All religious affiliations are respected. Some services are held in-house, at other times participation in community church services is encouraged.
Updated: 2 Aug 2010

Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport   Taxi can be arranged.
Shops   The Alexandra shopping area is just 1km down a flat, safe raod from Ranui. However, a superette is closer for those wanting to shop there.
Mall   Collected and delivered on the premises
Parks   Nearby
Library   Nearby
Updated: 2 Aug 2010

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes http://cert.moh.govt.nz/certification/review.nsf
Home and Community Health Assocation Yes
Home and Community Support Sector Standards (Standards NZ) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
CareerForce (ex CSSITO (Community Support Services Industry Training Organisation) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Home and Community Health Assocation CareerForce (ex CSSITO (Community Support Services Industry Training Organisation)
Updated: 22 Jul 2010


Facility Image

What's New

This wonderful group of staff and volunteers ar Ranui have just celebrated receiving either their long service or national qualification certificates from Presbyterian Support Otago's Chief Executive, Gillian Bremner.

Ranui's Manager, Mavis Thornton (pictured standing second from the left) says well qualified staff and those who have worked alongside residents for a number of years, help provide residents with a daily life full of friendship, fun and laughter. Residents build up trust with long-standing staff members and enjoy seeing familiar faces.

Thank you to everyone at Ranui for going the 'extra mile'.