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Ultimate Care Kensington Court

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Levels of Care Offered
Rest Home, Hospital
Ultimate Care Kensington Court
Care Suite
Kensington Court
18 McMahon Street
Nelson 7011
Postal Address
Same as above
Nelson Marlborough
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Angela Pidgeon - 03 547 9444 ext 390 / 027 292 5849
Ultimate Care Group
National Villages Manager
Sharalon Sutherland - 021 717 457
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Ultimate Care Kensington Court has been well establised in the Nelson community for over 20 years. Our village offers a range of affordable choices including well-appointed, tastefully designed independent villas, apartments and studios and set in landscaped gardens.

Residents living our Care Apartments have the ability to choose a support service if and when they require further assistance. Services available are: meals, bedmaking, housekeeping, general staff support, laundry and personal care.

Our residents enjoy a well managed and every changing activities programme which provides companionship and lots of fun. Residents also have access to a hairdresser, podiatrist and physiotherapist who visit regularly.

Also onsite is our resthome and hospital, giving residents and their families peace of mind in knowing they have continuum care should it be required. Our nursing staff are fully commited to providing the best possible healthcare serviced comined with the highest standards of nursing care.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies Yes. An ORA (Occupation Right Agreement) means you have to 'pay' a capital amount to live here. It's a retirement village type of purchase.

Updated: 7 Dec 2020

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 31
Levels of care offered in Care Suites Rest Home, Hospital
Vacancy No
0 care suites available
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 No

Updated: 14 Jun 2024

"Kensington has long been known for good staff and a friendly environment".

"You have friendly staff, great care and activities".

Updated: 18 Mar 2021

Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Studio Apartment (Studio Unit etc.)
Tenure TermsORA

Updated: 7 Dec 2020

Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Debbie Gada
City/Town Nelson
Company Ultimate Care Group
Phone 03 547 9444
Mobile 021 717 457
Email View Email Address

Updated: 7 Dec 2020

Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Covenant Trustee Services
Email View Email Address

Updated: 7 Dec 2020

Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Address 62 Worcester Boulevard
City/Town Christchurch
Company Anthony Harper
Phone 3790920
Fax 3669277
Mobile 3

Updated: 7 Dec 2020

Subsidy Details
Subsidy Details
Please contact us.

Updated: 7 Dec 2020

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have a team of committed registered nurses who strive to ensure residents needs are being met. Our team of registered nurses cover all shifts 24/7.
Nurse Practitioner Yes UCG Nurse Practitioner for the South Island region.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have a team of caregivers who are committed to providing the best possible care for all of our residents. Our Caregivers undergo regular training and education.
Physiotherapist Yes We can provide Physiotherapy services to our residents as needed. We work in with local physiotherapists and those from Nelson Marlborough District Health Board.
Occupational Therapist Yes We can arrange for Occupational Therapy services should you require them. Access via Nelson Marlborough District Health Board.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable We can arrange for a Social Worker to be present should you require it. Access via Nelson Marlborough District Health Board.
Diversional Therapist Yes We are delighted that we have a full-time Diversional Therapist who oversees our activities programme ensuring our residents choices of activities are met
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our activities team have an excellent activities programme that caters for all our residents needs available from Mon - Fri.
Hairdresser Yes At Kensington, we are fortunate to have our own hair salon on-site, so you can have a bit of a do without leaving the home.
Podiatrist Yes Our Podiatrist visits the first Tuesday of every month.
Dietitian Yes All of our menus have been approved by a dietitian. We can make a referral to dietitian services if this is required for individual consultation.
Accredited Visitors Yes We use Red Cross accredited visitors service and we currently have three visitors who come and visit residents.
Kaumatua Yes We can source availability of appropriate local Kaumatua or Iwi provider services which can be arranged on an individual basis as required.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We can access a Chaplin through the various church groups which visit. This can be arranged on an individual basis as required.
Other Personnel Yes We have a team of experts at our National Support Office that consists of clinical support, financial support and property support.

Updated: 7 Dec 2020

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We can provide if prescribed by a doctor, and oxygen management.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Our staff are suitably trained to manage any gastric/nasogastric requirements.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Generally speaking, people who are dying need care in four areas, physical comfort, mental and emotional needs, spiritual issues, and practical tasks. Their families need support as well. It is our goal to provide all of this at the end stage of life.
Wound Care Yes We have highly trained clinical nurses lead by our clinical coach who can provide the best care for any wounds requiring treatment.
Diabetic Care Yes All of our registered nurses are skilled to assist with the management of diabetes. We are able to support you with your diabetic needs.
Continence Advice Yes Our registered nurses have been trained to assess for continence requirements and work closely with our suppliers to ensure any continence products you require are of the highest quality.
Stomal Therapy Yes We do not have a stomal therapist on staff, but if required we would refer to the DHB stomal services for advice.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Access can be made through the Stroke Foundation. Can also consult with speech language therapy, Physiotherapy etc through the local DHB
Infection Control Yes We have an infection control programme for our organisation that has been endorsed by the Medical Officer of Health for Canterbury.
Surgical Followup Yes If your coming to stay with us post-surgery we can following an assessment of your needs provide the recovery needs you to require.
Psychiatric Care Yes Access can be made through the DHB upon request.
Community Health Yes Good working relationships with local General Practitioners.
Clinical Management Yes We have a full-time Clinical Services Manager who provides support to our Nurses and Caregivers and all care of our Residents.

Updated: 7 Dec 2020

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes May bring own bed or other furniture, personal articles, etc. We like you to feel as much at home as possible. (subject to space and safety constraints).
Single Rooms Yes We have well maintained single rooms. Please contact us for more information and availabilities.
Rooms suitable for a couple No Please contact us for more information and availabilities.
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted No Residents are able to have own alcohol within reason.
Pets In Residence No We currently have birds in the reception area and we have a cat Miley, who resides down in the hospital.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Please contact us for a chat about your pet.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Phone lines in all rooms, the connection at own cost.
Wifi Yes Free wi-fi available to our residents and visiting families.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes As an organisation our core business is Aged Care. We do however acknowledge that some of our referrals could be for people under the age of 65yrs. We will always consider this person on a case by case to ensure we can meet their needs.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a variety of locations for residents and their families to meet in, including sheltered courtyard areas, and large lounges in the resthome, hospital and village areas.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes As per the availability of rooms permit. Please contact us to see what we can do for you.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Generally speaking, people who are dying need care in four areas, physical comfort, mental and emotional needs, spiritual issues, and practical tasks. Their families need support as well. it is our goal to provide all of this at the end stage of life.
Outings Yes Our outings are very popular, we visit all the usual places of interest as well as visits to friends & family for afternoon tea. We visit groups in the local community & enjoy picnics in summer. We enjoy accessing local business too ie Crusoes, McCashins.
Whānau Room Yes We can provide a small meeting room for your private needs.
Residents Committee Yes Minuted by Diversional Therapist and an external chairperson is obtained when able.
Family Committee Yes Usually incorporated with the residents meetings.
Newsletter Yes Our Newsletter is distributed three monthly. Residents are invited to submit items of interest.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Our organisation prides itself on providing all policies required to meet the Health and Disability standards. We have a policy for managing challenging behaviour.
Confused Residents Yes At times we see confusion with some of our residents. Our team of staff are highly trained to ensure we comfort and support any of our residents that may be distressed or confused at periods of times.
Smoking Permitted Yes The Ultimate Care Group is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is permitted outside in a designated area.
Semi-Secure Yes We have alarmed doors that are activated at dusk.

Updated: 7 Dec 2020

Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Newsletter Yes We have a Quarterly newsletter which comes out.
Pets In Residence Yes We have birds in hospital lounge. Currently we have three budgies. We also have a cat called Miley who resides in our hospital.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Please contact us for a chat about your pet.
Outings Yes Our outings are very popular, we visit all the usual places of interest as well as visits to friends & family for afternoon tea. We visit groups in the local community & enjoy picnics in summer. We enjoy accessing local business too ie Crusoes, McCashins.
Gay / LGBT QI Friendly Yes
Gardens Yes

Updated: 7 Dec 2020

Special Features
Special Features
Beautiful Gardens

Ground floor rooms with partial or full ensuites

Registered Nurse on site 24/7

Open-ended visiting hours

Activities programme

Hairdresser, Podiatrist and Physiotherapist

Dietician- approved meals and catering for special diets

We are close to Supermarkets, Medical centre, Church, Shopping centre, Library & Bowling club

Updated: 7 Dec 2020

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Big print books, BBQ, Activity programme, Art, Bowls, Canine friends, Cards, Chapel, Craft, Digital camera, Electric beds, Entertainers, Exercises, Garden, Games, Happy Hour, Housie, Jigsaw, Library, Newspaper reading, Outings, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Sing-a-longs, Sky TV, Videos, Trips over for coffee at McCashins, outings for lunch at Crusoes.

Updated: 7 Dec 2020

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Standard fees apply. Other costs may be incurred for resident/epoa/family preference. Please contact us for a detailed price list.
Staffing qualifications and details Our staff go through an orientation programme and continue with on-going education. All our staff are committed to providing the best quality of care and maintaining our philosophy of 'We Promise to Care"
Details about meals All meals are home-cooked, our menus are reviewed by a dietitian and nutritionist.
Associated Complexes Our facility operates under the governance of the Ultimate Care Group with 19 care facilities NZ wide.

Updated: 7 Dec 2020

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Other Information Yes Should a resident speak predominantly another language then we would facilitate outside help to communicate with them. Some of our staff are from overseas. German, Isralei, Dutch and Fillipino's that can be accessed to assist in interpreting.

Updated: 7 Dec 2020

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Jehovah Witness Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes We have a resident active in the salvation army.
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
(Other comments) Yes We accept everyone for who they are and support them and their faith and beliefs. We have regular church services from different faiths within the facility.

Updated: 7 Dec 2020

Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.10 Km Bus stop on Main Road Stoke opposite Kensington Court village.
Shops 1.00 Km Stoke Shops are just down the road at the corner of Songer Street and Main Rd Stoke.
Mall 5.00 Km Richmond Mall is the closet mall to Kensington Court. It is open 7 days.
Parks 1.20 Km Isel Park is just down opposite the fire station on Main Road Stoke. You can enter off Main Road Stoke
Library 1.20 Km Down at Stoke Shops is the public library.

Updated: 7 Dec 2020

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes We have a qualified Diversional Therapist
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes We are members of the New Zealand Aged Care Association
Registered Retirement Village? Yes We are registered under the Retirement Villages Act
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Other details Yes We place a huge emphasis on Education and regularly run programmes and study days throughout the year.
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)

Updated: 7 Dec 2020

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.