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Otumarama Rest Home
Care Apartments
199 Nayland Road
Nelson Marlborough
(03) 547 5659
(03) 547 5656
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Sharon Blackbeard - 03 5475659 Ext 8581
Oceania Healthcare - 0800 333 688
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With its meandering tree-lined driveway and expansive gardens, it’s easy to see why Charles Rayner chose this location to build a home he could retire to in 1892. In a dramatic act of transformation, the original homestead was burned to the ground in the 1980s to make way for a hospital and home for the elderly.

The tree-lined drive and rose-filled gardens retain the charm of an earlier era, but once you step inside Otumarama, you’ll discover a boutique aged care home complete with spacious new Care Suites.

Living in a Care Suite gives you the flexibility and control you're used to and that little bit of luxury you deserve. You can relax knowing you won't have to move again if you ever need a higher level of care. Both rest home and hospital level care can be provided in your Care Suite.

All Care Suites have a kitchenette with fridge and microwave perfect for making a cuppa when friends and family visit, as well as a full ensuite bathroom and heat pump. You own the right to occupy your Care Suite so you can truly make it your own with your favourite furniture and treasured pieces.

There’s plenty to do for those who are in the mood for recreation. We have a computer workstation, TV lounge and dining room. The activities programme includes crafts, games and quizzes, exercise groups, live music, church services, guest speakers and scenic excursions, just to mention a few.

Oceania’s award winning I Love Music programme makes it easy for you to enjoy the music you love anytime, anywhere. We help you reconnect with all your favourites, from big band to classical, by providing you with an mp3 player loaded with your own unique music playlist.

Tender Sunday roasts, hot fish and chips and scrummy homemade puddings… there’s a reason why the dining room is full before dinner! All of the above are regular features on our menu, which is packed with tasty family favourites you’d make at home. You’ll be sure to be up for second helpings!

Great care is what we do and we’ve got the accolades to prove it. Oceania’s won the supreme award from the New Zealand Aged Care Association 3 years in a row, so you can be sure you’re in good hands. When it comes to your care, you know what you like and don’t like - and we want to know too. Because everyone is different all of our residents get a personalised care plan, so from meals to medications, everything that’s important to you is covered. Otumarama provides rest home, hospital and end of life care.

Otumarama has a primary school on one side, an intermediate on the other and is opposite a high school. This means many of our residents have grandchildren and great grandchildren close by, making visiting easy. The suburb of Stoke is a very close knit community and friends and families are often within walking distance. There is a small shopping centre within very easy walking distance and a larger one just a little further away. It’s not uncommon for the administrator to take a wheelchair resident shopping and to the local library. Nelson Central is approximately a 7 minute drive away.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBUnknown
ORA Applies No
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsUnknown
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Updated: 22 Mar 2019

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. The DHB Shared Services website provides additional information about this service.