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Bryant House Care Facility

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Bryant House Care Facility
71 King St
Napier 4112
Postal Address
PO Box 12229
Napier. 4144
Hawke's Bay
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Greg Pritchard - 06 8447209
Greg & Susan Pritchard - 021 887 872
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Greg & Susan Pritchard took ownership of Bryant House in November 2007 when they moved back to Hawkes Bay from Australia to be closer to family. Greg’s parents had owned and managed aged care facilities since the mid 90’s which is where Greg first became exposed to the industry. With the Global Financial Crisis impacting the region hard Greg believed they needed to stick to something the family knew and understood which lead to the acquisition of Bryant House Retirement Home.

When the Pritchard’s acquired Bryant House it was a 33 bed rest home, residents were more independent, some of whom even required a car park as they were still driving. Greg recalls the last resident to drive themselves to Bryant House was in 2010, things have certainly changed since then.

With resident acuity levels on the increase and early-stage dementia becoming a common reason for people moving into care, it seemed logical to transition part of Bryant House into a Dementia facility, thus providing a safer, more secure environment for residents as their dementia progressed.

“By expanding our service delivery to incorporate Dementia, residents who had called Bryant House home for years could continue to do so as their needs changed”. This was a turning point for Bryant House and the most significant improvement we have made to date where residents, family members and staff have all benefited by reducing the anxiety of transferring to a new care facility.

Currently Bryant House can provide care for 16 rest home and 17 dementia residents. However, to effectively keep pace with the evolving needs of residents Greg and the Clinical team realise they need to further expand the service delivery to include a “high care” model referred to as hospital level care.

To achieve this a new, purpose-built care facility is being built that will provide true continuity of care incorporating serviced apartments, rest home, dementia and hospital levels of care.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 15 Nov 2023
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 17
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges 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: 24 May 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes Margaret Young is the Clinical Manager at Bryant House and along with four other Registered Nurses, makes up the Clinical Team. We have a Registered Nurse on site or on call 24/7.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes The dementia caregiving team are at varying stages pf completing their Dementia papers and any necessary additional training.
Diversional Therapist Yes Sharon is our Diversional Therapist and oversees the Activities Programme.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Ali is our Activities Coordinator, assisting Sharon to provide activities in our Rest Home and Dementia areas Monday to Friday.
Hairdresser Yes Bryant House is lucky to have hairdresser Fiona with us every Thursday and any other day if required.
Podiatrist Yes We have a Podiatrists that visit Bryant House as required. Diabetics are subsided by the Ministry of Health.
Other Personnel Yes Bryant House has a Kitchen Coordinator that ensures fresh, home cooked food is presented to residents every day. We also have a Facility Administrator who helps ensure we run smoothly.
Updated: 15 Nov 2023
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 15 Nov 2023
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
Other Short Stay Programme Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes Booking can be made in advance, however we can not always guarantee availability as a permanent placement needs to take precedence over a short-term respite stay.
Updated: 15 Nov 2023
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage residents to bring a piece of home into Bryant House. We do ask that the size of the item in relation to the room is considered in order to allow our staff to provide a safe service.
Single Rooms Yes We have 16 single Rest Home rooms We have 17 single Dementia Care rooms
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We do have 2 Rest Home rooms that would suit a couple.
Connecting Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes We have some rooms with individual ensuites, some with shared ensuites and others with communal facilities.
Alcohol Permitted Yes This is completely dependent on the individual's health and circumstances and has to be in moderation.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes This is looked at on an individual basis but is not generally encouraged.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes This is done at the residents own expense.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Each room has an econ-heater that they can turn on or off.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have lounge, dining and outdoor seating/areas. Our outdoor spaces are well maintained and designed for residents and their visitors to meet.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Bryant House can provide day care for both Rest Home and Dementia Care.
Outings Yes We have volunteers who take residents out in our van once a week. We also have additional outings for our Rest Home residents that are coordinated by our Diversional Therapist.
Newsletter Yes Bryant House publishes a newsletter every two months. It is called "GereAntics".
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We have a Behaivour Management Policy that has been sighted and approved by External Independent Auditors.
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes We are down a long driveway, set off a quiet road. Our Dementia area backs onto Taradale Intermediate with wonderful views of the surrounding hills.
Smokers Room Yes We do not permit smoking in any of our internal buildings. We do have a very small covered outdoor space that those wishing to smoke can use.
Smoking Permitted Yes Bryant House has a Smoke Free Policy however we do provide designated smoking outside areas. There is strictly no smoking in any of our buildings or outside of the designated areas.
Semi-Secure Yes Yes we have a secure area for our Dementia residents. We also have an automatic entrance gate which helps with security.
Updated: 15 Nov 2023
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Updated: 15 Nov 2023

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