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Ultimate Care Kensington Court
Care Apartments
18 McMahon Street
Nelson 7011
Postal Address
18 McMahon Street
Nelson 7011
Nelson Marlborough
03 547 9444
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Debbie Gada - 03 547-9444 / 027 474 4550
Ultimate Care Group
National Villages Manager
Sharalon Sutherland - 021 717 457
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We welcome you to Kensington Court where our Village offers Villas, Studios, Apartments, and now new care suites where we provide full hospital or rest home level care. Our care suites are in close proximity to the main care facility, thus we are able to offer a continuum of care to cater for your changing health needs. Please contact us to discuss your requirements today. Phone Debbie Gada on 03 547-9444 / 027 474 4550.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
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: 21 Mar 2019
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care2
Vacancy No
0 care suites available
Impending vacancy No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 29 Oct 2020
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Studio Apartment (Studio Unit etc.)
Tenure TermsORA
Updated: 28 Jun 2017
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Debbie Gada
City/Town Nelson
Company Ultimate Care Group
Mobile 021 717 457
Email View Email Address
Updated: 4 May 2020
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Covenant Trustee Services
Email View Email Address
Updated: 3 Jul 2017
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes We have a team of dedicated registered nurses who are available 24/7. Our registered nurses are committed to providing the best possible care.
Nurse Practitioner Yes UCG Nurse Practitioner for the South Island region
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our team of caregivers are also committed and passionate about what they do for you. They are an integral part of our team and provide a home from home environment for our residents.
Physiotherapist Yes We have a contracted physiotherapist who visits regularly and when required
Occupational Therapist Yes We are more than happy to assist with a referral if this service is required for you.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable We work with the community needs assessment teams
Diversional Therapist Yes Full time activities programme runs at Kensington Court. The activities programme are run between the hospital and rest home. Our activities programme is designed to meet the needs of all our residents
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We have a developing an extensive programme to cover hospital, rest home and village. We have three full time DT's that work with our rest home and hospital residents.
Hairdresser Yes We have a great hairdressers salon in the facility. This means you can have a bit of a hair do without going too far.
Podiatrist Yes Our podiatrist will visit regularly at least once every six weeks
Dietitian Yes We currently have all of our menu's approved by a registered dietitian and nutritionist. If required we can also make independent referrals to a dietitian for independent advice
Accredited Visitors Yes We use Red Cross accredited visitors service and we currently have three visitors who come and visit residents.
Kaumatua Yes Arranged at request
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Arranged at request
Other Personnel Yes We have a support team at our National Support Office in Wellington, this consists of clinical experts who assist us in policy making and providing the best possible quality care.
Updated: 21 Mar 2019
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes If you are prescribed oxygen, our nurses are skilled to oversee your oxygen therapy
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Our registered nurses can provide any gastric management that is required
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We are committed to providing palliative care under our palliative care contract. Our team are dedicated in this area of specialty working with local hospice
Wound Care Yes We have our own National Wound care adviser as well as having access to leading wound care specialists around the country
Diabetic Care Yes Our registered nurses are trained to manage diabetes
Continence Advice Yes Our team of nurses will assist with any continence issues, as well as offer a continence assessments.
Stomal Therapy Yes Have accessed the stoma nurse through the DHB
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes We work closely with Stroke foundation
Infection Control Yes As an organisation we have an infection Control programme that has been endorsed by the Medical Officer of Health at Canterbury DHB.
Surgical Followup Yes If you have had to have surgery, we can assist you with your post op recovery plan please call the clinical manager to discuss your needs
Psychiatric Care Yes We have a good working relationship with Older persons Mental Health.
Community Health Yes Good working relationships with local General Practitioners.
Clinical Management Yes Our clinical nurse manager is full time and oversees the care of our residents. As well as this the CSM is responsible for the on-going education of our registered nurses and our care givers.
Updated: 29 Jun 2017
Facility Features
Facility Features
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 Pets allowed with negotiation with the manager.
Outings Yes Regular van outings.
Updated: 29 Jun 2017
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: 29 Jun 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
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: 29 Jun 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
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: 29 Jun 2017
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: 29 Jun 2017
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes Yes we are members of CareerForce and pleased to advise all our training for staff is conducted through the CareerForce Pathway
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes We have a qualified Diversional Therapist
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes We are members of the New Zealand Aged Care Association
Registered Retirement Village? Yes We are registered under the Retirement Villages Act
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes Please see Ministry of Health website for our last audit
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) Yes January 2018
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.
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 29 Jun 2017

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.