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Summerset in the River City (Wanganui)

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Summerset in the River City (Wanganui)
Care Apartment
40 Burton Avenue
Wanganui East
Wanganui 4500
Postal Address
40 Burton Avenue
Whanganui East
Whanganui 4500
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Shelley Walls - 06 343 3133
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Brent Davis - 06 825 1062
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Summerset serviced apartments are ideal for over 70's who are living independently at the moment but would feel more confident with support close at hand. These modern, mobility friendly apartments are warm, comfortable and full of features that make them easy to live in.

With options for both couples and singles, serviced apartments offer a generous double bedroom, spacious separate living area with kitchenette, and an ensuite with accessible shower, grab rails and non-slip floor.

Serviced apartments come with the confidence of extra care and support on hand. Our range of service packages cover help with housekeeping, meals and personal care. And, if you've been assessed as needing rest home level care, there's no need to move. This can be provided in your serviced apartment. Our serviced apartments have received 4 year certification from the Ministry of Health to provide rest home level care.

With serviced apartments conveniently located in our village centre, it's easy to meet friends and family for coffee at our Divine Cafe and enjoy the facilities including our communal lounge, the library, computers, pool table, exercise room, and all-weather bowling green. And, if you're keen to get involved, there are regular activities and events to keep you busy.

To find out more, please call us on 0800 786 637 or request our free information pack by clicking on the button at the top of the screen.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 5 Feb 2018
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 12
Levels of care offered in Care Apartments Rest Home
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
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: 17 Aug 2022
"I find the Summerset Care apartment very comfortable. It is just like a home away from home. All your daily needs are there and you have security day and night. I find that a blessing. I enjoy the outings in the van. The trip to Cross Hills Rhododendron Gardens a little while ago was wonderful." Maria Limpus - Serviced Apartment resident.
Updated: 2 Feb 2018
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Care Apartment (Studio Unit etc.)
Updated: 31 Jul 2014
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Public Trust
Company Public Trust
Updated: 31 Jul 2014
Subsidy Details
Subsidy Details
On application subject to own financial position and DHB requirements.
Updated: 31 Jul 2014
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes 24 hours 7 days a week
Nurse Practitioner Yes Nurse Manager
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Cover all shifts 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Physiotherapist Negotiable
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable
Diversional Therapist 30 Yes 7 days per week except Public Holidays
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes 4 days per week
Podiatrist Negotiable Qualified Podiatrist visits
Dietitian Negotiable Usually provided by DHB
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor No We have a Chaplain that comes regularly from the Wanganui East parish.
Updated: 7 Jan 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes In partnership with Hospice
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes In partnership with Hospice
IV Antibiotic Capability No Usually provided by DHB
Wound Care Yes Access to wound care specialist through hospital.
Diabetic Care Yes Access to diabetic care specialist from the hospital
Continence Advice Yes Through the hospital and community based groups.
Stomal Therapy No Usually provided by DHB.
Infection Control Yes But access to infection control specialist through the local hospital.
Surgical Followup Yes
Psychiatric Care No Usually provided by DHB.
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 27 Feb 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Our serviced apartments have received 4 year certification from the Ministry of Health to provide rest home level care.
Updated: 27 Feb 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Billiards, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Bridge, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Church, Concerts, Craft, Dancing, Digital camera, Electric beds, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Lectures, Library, Minibus, Minigolf, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Organ, Outings, Park, Pastoral care, Petanque, Pianist, , Pool table, Probus, Quizzes, Reading, Shopping, Singing, Sky TV, Videos
Updated: 31 Jul 2014
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Details about meals For our Divine Café and in-house catering, Cater Plus offers contemporary food menus prepared on site with wholesome, seasonal, fresh, locally grown produce.
Updated: 9 Mar 2018
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km Bus stop right outside front gate.
Shops 0.30 Km Bakery, bottle store, butcher and dairy and another 200 meteres to Wanganui East shopping centre.
Mall 3.00 Km Trafalgar Square
Parks 1.00 Km Kowhai Park and river walkway.
Library 0.00 Km In main building of village. Also Mobile Library has stop outside village gates once per fortnight.
Updated: 31 Jul 2014
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Registered Retirement Village? Yes Registered 27th September 2007.
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 31 Jul 2014

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.