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Ashlea Grove Rest Home

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Ashlea Grove Rest Home
41 Centennial Avenue
Milton 9220
Postal Address
Same as above
Southern (Otago)
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Angie-lee Boulton - 03 417 7988
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Our mission statement states

Ashlea Grove has a 17-bed secure dementia unit and a 20 bed rest home. We pride ourselves on offering a high standard of care. We operate an open disclosure policy and an
open door policy, visit us anytime.
We have an excellent activities programme that is developed for our residents' individual needs. We enjoy group activities, indoor bowls being a favorite. We aim to promote a safe, warm, friendly homely atmosphere for our residents. We believe that family is important. There's always a cup of tea waiting for you and Angie-lee and Ricky are here to help with any questions you may have.

It is our mission at Ashlea Grove to provide all our residents with a safe caring country environment that is comfortable and homely and enables residents to maintain their independence as much as possible.

Ashlea Grove Rest Home has a special place in the hearts of the Milton community, as it use to be the local hospital. Many of our residents had their babies here many years ago.

We pay particular attention to special events in our residents lives during the year. Christmas time in particular receives many positive comments from the residents and those who visit. Ashlea Grove has undergone a face lift throughout the rest home with new furniture, drapes, carpet, wallpaper and more up to date pictures and paint scheme. Ashlea Grove is a family run rest home, we pride ourselves on being family based and we are lucky to be in a envious position where our caregivers are locals therefor they bring a loving family environment to this beautiful rest home.

We work in our resident's home they do not live in our place of work.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 28 Feb 2024
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 17
Vacancy Yes
Refurbished beautiful large rooms, lots of room, outside garden area, bird Avery, vege garden,
Impending vacancy Yes
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $0.00/day up to $20.00/day as at 01 Feb 2024
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: 29 Feb 2024
We recently took Dad on a trip to Palmerston North to see his family. It was three nights away, and the first time we had taken Dad out over night since he began living at Ashlea Grove in January.
The trip was a success, and an important reminder of just how much your care of Dad means to us.
The wonderful work you all do with Dad means that we can continue to live our lives, take care of our son, go to our jobs. Things that would be impossible if Dad was in our full-time care.
Ashlea Grove provides a safe space for Dad, unlike anything we could provide at home, with multiple unavoidable hazards meaning we need to watch him constantly. The peace of mind this gives us is invaluable.
Your care of Dad also means we can continue to make lovely memories with Dad, without being overwhelmed by the constant physical cares he requires.
I just wanted to write a brief letter to express how much the work you do means to us.
I know so much of what you do goes unseen by residents' families, but we couldn't be more grateful to you all for everything you do.
So thank you, to each of you for your part in caring for Dad and for caring by extension for his family, friends, and the community.
V Duncan

We didn't realise you guys had purchased Ashlea Grove, but we are so very happy to get this news. You all do such a great job of caring for the special people who reside there and they are so lucky to have you and your amazing staff. You have cared for our elderly aunt for many years and we are amazed at the wonderful care given to her and we thank you for that. We wish you all the best going forward.
Judy and Carl

"I transferred my mother to Ashlea Grove a few months ago, im amazed how quick she has adapted to the change, the level of care is 2nd to none and the staff are so compassionate, the management make you feel like one of the family, I highly recommend Ashlea Grove if your looking for a place for your loved one's" J.Bos

Thankyou for the care you have given Ngaire for the last 3.5 years. My testimonial for your enterprise, "If I ever have to go into care, Ashlea Grove is top of the list' My family and Solicitor have been told this. Stu Roxburgh.

"In our Mum's words "Thanks to the Rest Home Management, Nurses and staff for all you’ve done for me over the years".
It gave our family peace of mind to know that Mum was well looked after and cared for by the staff at Ashlea Grove Rest Home.
Murry Family

"When my wife was diagnosed with dementia and needing full time care, we checked out Ashlea Grove Rest Home in Milton.
We immediately had a good feeling about the home, the staff, nurses and carers.
The facilities were well maintained and clean, with plenty of room, and we were given three rooms to choose from at that time.
When visiting from Alexandra, we were always greeted by first names and consulted about everything related to Joy's care. If I was visiting at meal times I was always included.
The generous offer for the family to use two rooms, to be present with my wife in her final weeks was appreciated.
Joy was a resident of Ashlea Grove for two and a half years, and she was always treated with respect, compassion and care.
People often asked me if I would bring her to a closer rest home, when space came up, but we wanted to do what was best for her not me, and she was content and secure at Ashlea Grove.
I observed a lot in the many trips down to visit Joy, and I was always relieved that she was receiving such great care." 30.06.2022
Updated: 28 Feb 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Negotiable
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 7 Sep 2022
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes
Updated: 7 Sep 2022
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Other Short Stay Programme Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 7 Sep 2022
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes The rooms are very big at Ashlea Grove
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes We have 2 shared rooms in our secure unit.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have 3 massive rooms big enough for a couple with a bathroom and toilets very close.
Connecting Rooms No Ten of our rooms have sliding doors onto a big deck, Often our residents have pot plants, tables, chairs, and other nic- nak's on the deck.
Ensuite Yes We have 6 rooms with there own toilet and basin. and a further 4 rooms with hand basins.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We are happy for a family cat to live with any resident.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes cats only. But we could accommodate a small dog.
Phone Access In Own Room No All rooms have phone jacks
Wifi Yes very good
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes With all new radiators, with adjustable heat range.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have 3 lounge areas all fully refurbished.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes
Whānau Room Yes
Māori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Family Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes
Smokers Room No Smoking area outside with roof over for weather protection
Smoking Permitted Yes
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 7 Sep 2022
Special Features
Special Features
Country Rest Home
Updated: 7 Sep 2022
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme,
Big print books,
Blind Foundation,
Board games,
Canine friends,
Flower arranging,
Happy Hour,
Indoor Games,
Newspaper reading,
Pastoral care,
Senior Citizens,
Updated: 7 Sep 2022
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Buddhist Yes
Christian Yes
Evangelical Yes
Jehovah Witness Yes
Jewish Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Orthodox Christian Yes
Pentecostal Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
(Other comments) Yes
Updated: 7 Sep 2022
Location Distance Details
Shops 5 Minute Trip in our Van
Updated: 7 Sep 2022
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)
Updated: 7 Sep 2022

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