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Frances Hodgkins Retirement Village

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Vacancy
Soon
Levels of Care Offered
Rest Home
Name
Frances Hodgkins Retirement Village
Category
Care Apartment
Address
40 Fenton Crescent
St Clair
Dunedin 9012
Postal Address
40 Fenton Crescent
Saint Clair
Dunedin 9012
DHB
Southern (Otago)
Phone
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Email
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Web
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Facebook
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Personnel
Manager
Ann McAteer - (03) 4550277
Owner
Ryman Healthcare - (03) 3664069
Clinical Manager
Trudy Stark
Sales Advisor
Kate Morgan - 0272272433
Other services
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Winner: 2022 Trusted Brand Aged Care & Retirement Villages

At Frances Hodgkins Retirement Village, we’re dedicated to caring for you now and into your future. One in five Ryman Healthcare residents lives in a serviced apartment – and it’s easy to see why. You have the independence of living in your own home with help as you need it.

As well as independent living and assisted living in serviced apartments, Frances Hodgkins also provides resthome care.

When Ryman Healthcare was founded over 35 years ago, our co-founder Kevin Hickman thought about what he’d want for his own mother. He set one simple standard for the care we provide: It’s got to be good enough for Mum.

Today, we not only uphold that same standard, we continue to raise the bar in retirement living and aged care.

Serviced apartments are in the heart of the village, with easy access to everything Frances Hodgkins has to offer.

Leading innovation is something that Ryman villages are becoming renowned for. Our seasonal Delicious menu is made fresh on site by in-house chefs. As a serviced apartment resident, you will enjoy a home-cooked main meal every day. You can choose from three main courses, including a vegetarian option. We also cater for special dietary requirements.

Ryman offer some of the most resident-friendly and transparent terms in Australasia, with agreements written in plain language so they are easy for everyone to understand.

Our base weekly fee is fixed for the entire time you occupy your serviced apartment, guaranteed.* And our deferred management fee is capped at 20 percent – one of the lowest in the retirement sector.

We’ve developed our own ACC accredited Triple A exercise programme. Catering for all ability levels, this free programme improves strength, balance and mobility. Our Engage activities programme provides events and activities for residents, such as the weekly Happy Hour, arts and crafts, and outings in the village van.

Having daily activities and events to look forward to, combined with a friendly village environment, is what life is all about. It’s those moments of shared joy and laughter. Because at Ryman villages, we create the kind of community that our residents grew up in – connected and caring.

The village is situated in Fenton Crescent, St Clair, receiving sun all day and magnificent views over the city, the Harbour, Forbury Park and down to the beach at St Clair.

Serviced apartments have a kitchenette with a fridge-freezer and microwave, and a private ensuite. The call bells mean help is always there, as they are monitored 24 hours a day by on-site staff.

We’ve won the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand: Aged Care and Retirement Villages award eight times. And we’ve been awarded the gold medal seven times in the Reader’s Digest Quality Service award.

Of all the large providers (with 15 villages or more) in New Zealand, Ryman has the highest number of care centres with 4 years’ certification – the ‘gold standard’ in care – from the Ministry of Health. Frances Hodgkins is one such village that has achieved this ‘gold standard’ in care.

The Lifestyle at Frances Hodgkins Retirement Village has so many wonderful aspects. We appreciate that everyone has different needs and expectations, so we encourage you to come and visit.

Compare Ryman terms with other retirement village providers, find out what care options they provide for the future, and join in with the activities or events on offer. That way, you’ll obtain a real appreciation of village lifestyle, and whether you can see yourself living there.

We look forward to introducing you to our wonderful community.

*Some conditions apply
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 18 Mar 2022
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 32
Levels of care offered in Care Apartments Rest Home
Vacancy Soon
All enquiry warmly welcomed.Information package available on request
Impending vacancy Yes - Enquire now for an update
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire
Updated: 1 Jul 2022
Testimonials
Testimonials
'the company and the staff are marvellous,there is always something to do'
I no longer need to rely on my family and friends'
'knowing that care is available if required is a load off my mind'
I feel so safe.I have slept better here than I have done in years'
'my health isnt quite so good now.Living in a Serviced Apartment I know extra care is always close at hand''I feel so safe and secure'
Updated: 18 Mar 2022
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Studio Unit etc.
Total26
Serviced Apartment (1 Bedroom)
Total6
Tenure TermsPlease contact us for further details 03 4550277
Surrender DetailsFull information available on request
Service Charge DetailsPlease contact us for details of our fixed price weekly fees
Nursing Care DetailsService packages available from assisted living right through to full resthome care in your very own apartment
Updated: 18 Mar 2022
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Details
Name Kate Morgan -Sales Advisor
Address 40 Fenton Crescent St Clair
City/Town Dunedin
Company Ryman Healthcare
Phone 03 4557936 or 4550277
Mobile 027 2272433
Email View Email Address
Updated: 18 Mar 2022
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Details
Name Anchorage Trustees Services Ltd
Address 1 Sir William Pickering Drive Burnside
City/Town Christchurch.8140
Phone 03 3666713
Fax 03 3797097
Email View Email Address
Updated: 18 Mar 2022
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Details
Name Warwick Deuchrass
Address Cnr Princes St and Moray Place Private Bag 1959
City/Town Dunedin
Company Anderson Lloyd Lawyers
Phone 03 4773973
Fax 03 4773184
Updated: 18 Mar 2022
Personnel
Personnel
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes Our registered and enrolled nurses are responsible for the supervision and delivery of high quality nursing care to all care residents. The clinical manager and unit coordinators oversee our trained carers and registered nurses in the exceptional delivery of our daily care.
Enrolled Nurse Yes Our dedicated team of enrolled nurses provide high quality nursing care to all care residents.
Physiotherapist Yes A physiotherapist is available on a medical referral basis.
Hairdresser Yes We have a fully equiped hairdressing salon on site, with services available to residents for a reasonable fee. Appointments can be booked through reception or with the help of a care assistant.
Podiatrist Yes A podiatrist visits the village regularly, and care residents are treated on a medical referral basis.
Dietitian Yes
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Other Personnel Yes Should the services of a specialist be required we will assist residents in accessing the appropriate people to meet their requirements.
Updated: 28 Apr 2022
Features
Features
Feature Status Details
Ensuite Yes All serviced apartments include an ensuite.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Residents are welcome to socialise as and when they please. We hold a popular happy hour each week.
Pets In Residence Yes By negotiation.
Wifi Yes We have free WiFi operating throughout the village centre.
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Outings Yes Regular outings are held and provided by our two vans on site. We encourage residents to maintain contact with individuals and groups throughout the community.
Residents Committee Yes Our village hosts resident meetings every second month. These are an opportunity for residents to meet and express any concerns, and to share happy moments.
Family Committee Yes Relatives meetings are held every 6 months to keep everyone updated on what is happening in the village, and are an opportunity for family members to raise any issues or concerns. Relatives receive a written invitation to their meetings and residents are notified via their activity calendar when the meetings are due to take place.
Newsletter Yes A regular newsletter is circulated providing updates on village activities and exciting news.
Updated: 28 Apr 2022
Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Ryman Engage – our activities programme – is about embracing opportunities and activities that are thoughtfully planned, and age and ability appropriate. This free programme makes the most of our beautiful amenities. Firm favourites include bowling events and our weekly complimentary Happy Hour.
24 Hour Security Yes A security guard will undertake patrols at various times overnight.
Emergency Call System Yes Call bells mean help is always there, as they are monitored 24 hours a day by on-site staff.
Newsletter Yes A regular newsletter is circulated providing updates on village activities and exciting news.
Pets In Residence Yes By negotiation.
Outings Yes Regular outings are held and provided by our two vans on site. We encourage residents to maintain contact with individuals and groups throughout the community.
Transport Available Yes Personalised driving services, where the driver will accompany a resident to an appointment or on an outing, are available from companies such as Driving Miss Daisy. Our village provides an eCab service for residents to use for any personal appointments or outings.
Gay / LGBT QI Friendly Yes
Craft Room Yes Our craft room and workshop are often in use by residents working on projects big and small.
Library Yes The library is located in the village centre and houses a collection of small and large print books. Residents may borrow these books at any time.
Lounges Yes Our village has a number of spacious, quiet and comfortable seating areas for residents and family members to enjoy.
Gardens Yes Our village grounds are expertly landscaped and gardens are maintained to a high standard. Our gardeners work to a design and planting schedule. This is planned carefully around the seasons and is aimed at ensuring the gardens are colourful and looking their best all year round.
Updated: 28 Apr 2022
Special Features
Special Features
The complimentary Ryman Engage programme provides residents with a variety of activities that cover all aspects of wellbeing considered important for quality of life. These include physical activity, social engagement, intellectual stimulation, creativity and embracing culture and spirituality.

Triple A is our award-winning exercise class on offer to residents, designed to maintain and improve strength and balance, heart health and fitness and range of movement. We offer classes to suit all activity levels, even seated classes for those who are less mobile. Regular exercise benefits everyone, regardless of age, and evidence shows that it is never too late to make real fitness gains.
Updated: 19 May 2022
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Art, Ballet, Arthritis society, BBQ, Big print books, Billiards, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Bridge, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Church, Classical Music, CMA, Companion Club, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Digital camera, , Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Golf, Greypower, Happy Hour, Holidays, Housie, Indoor Games, Interdenominational, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Mah Jong, Meal choices, Mens Outings, Minibus, Minigolf, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Park, Parkinson's Society, Parties, Petanque, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Pool table, Probus, Reading, Quizzes, Rotary, RSA, Senior Citizens, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Spa , Travel, Videos, Visitors, Level Walking Areas, Outdoor Seating, Rose Garden, Shop Trolley, DVD's, In-House Video/DVD Channel, Walking Group.
Updated: 28 Apr 2022
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please contact management for details.
Staffing qualifications and details We encourage our team to take up opportunities to study Level 2 to 4 qualifications under the NZQA framework. Scholarships are offered to support further education. Our new Micro-Credential offers specialised education in dementia care.
Visitor information Visitors are welcome any time, we simply ask that they are respectful of the privacy of other residents. Current Covid protocols may require specific visitor timings, please speak to village management for further information.
Recreational opportunities Each month residents are provided with a calendar that outlines our regular programmes, along with a variety of fun special events. We welcome input and feedback from residents and families in deciding our calendar of events.
Transport Personalised driving services, where the driver will accompany a resident to an appointment or on an outing, are available from companies such as Driving Miss Daisy. Our village provides an eCab service for residents to use for any personal appointments or outings. This service is charged at $30 per hour. Please note, this service is subject to availability.
Associated Complexes We are a part of the Ryman Group of retirement villages and care facilties.
Updated: 19 May 2022
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Other Information Yes Should English not be your first language, we will make every endeavour to ensure we are able to understand you and your needs. We will also ensure an interpreter (or other) is available on request as required.
Updated: 28 Apr 2022
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Inter denominational Yes Services are held weekly in the resthome and all are welcome to attend.
(Other comments) Yes We will endeavour to meet individual resident's needs as requested.
Updated: 28 Apr 2022
Distances
Distances
Location Distance Details
Public Transport The closest bus stop to the village is on Forbury Road at the bottom of Fenton Crescent.
Shops We have a shop on premises in the village which stocks toiletries, magazines, confectionary and other small items.
Mall The Four Square supermarket on Forbury Road is less than a 10 minute walk away.
Library Residents are welcome to visit the village library at any time. A mobile library service is also provided by the activities team.
Updated: 28 Apr 2022
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Other details Yes All of Ryman Healthcare’s New Zealand villages, from Whangarei to Invercargill, have gained Dementia Friendly Accreditation as recognised by Alzheimers New Zealand.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 28 Apr 2022

The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.

NOTE: The Retirement Villages Act 2003 (The Act) is designed to provide improved protection for people who ‘buy’ into a retirement village. If you intend to ‘purchase’ you must get independent legal advice before signing your occupation right agreement as required under The Act. Some Retirement Village type facilities are not required to register under The Act so different legal requirements apply. Please make sure you investigate fully.

In some villages there may be some Retirement Village units that have multiple uses e.g. a Serviced Apartment may also be used as a Residential Care Suite. The same unit may therefore show in several places on Eldernet.

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