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Clutha Views Lifecare & Village

At a glance
Vacancy
Yes
Name
Clutha Views Lifecare & Village
Category
Dementia
Address
64 Essex Street
Balclutha
Balclutha 9230
Postal Address
Same as above
Region
Southern (Otago)
Phone
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Email
View Email Address
Web
Visit Website
Facebook
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Personnel
Manager
Veenu Das
Owner
Heritage Lifecare
Other services
Photos
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Visitors as usual (but not if you're unwell or recently returned from overseas)
At Clutha Views you are at home with us.

We are a friendly, caring community. Become part of our Clutha Views family and be cared for by our wonderful staff, whilst making new friends and learning new activities.

When it comes to everyday life, Clutha Views makes it easy with village, rest home, hospital, day programme, respite and dementia care, so if your health needs change, we can care for you now and into the future.

Part of the close-knit Balclutha community, Clutha Views is set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens, with beautiful panoramic outlook over the Balclutha township, Kaka Point and the Clinton hills.

At Heritage Lifecare, our homes reflect the residents who choose us, the local communities around us and the people that support and work for us. You are at home with us. Contact us today to talk through your needs.

Photos are representative of Heritage Lifecare.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 18 Jan 2024

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 14
Vacancy Yes
We welcome Respite & Short-Term care.
Impending vacancy Yes
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $5.00/day up to $10.00 -$30.00/day as at 19 Jun 2024
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: 22 Jul 2024

Testimonials
Testimonials
“It was an easy decision coming here, the staff are friendly, and they really care about your wellbeing. They just can’t do enough for you”. Len, Heritage Resident.

Updated: 18 Jan 2024

Personnel
Personnel
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes
Nurse Practitioner Yes Clutha Views has a Nurse Practitioner visit monthly or as required from Dunedin Hospital and is available by phone for advice if required.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist 2 Yes Available by referral.
Occupational Therapist Yes Available by referral.
Social Worker (on site) Yes Available by referral.
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes Our menus are approved by Dieticians.
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Yes We can arrange visits from local Kaumatua.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We can arrange visits from local religious groups.
Other Personnel Yes We have a wide range of personnel. Should you require services outside our home, we can assist.

Updated: 18 Jan 2024

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes Continence Nurse Specialist from Dunedin Hospital as required.
Stomal Therapy Yes Stomal Therapist Nurse Specialist as required.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes Referrals sent as required
Clinical Management Yes

Updated: 18 Jan 2024

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 We offer respite care to give carers a much-needed break, while at the same time providing residents with care and companionship.
Carer Support Yes Day Care available. Monthly support meetings for Alzheimer/Dementia families 1st Wednesday of every month at 10.30am. Family come and have a cuppa while our activities staff care for the family member.
Subsidised Yes Talk to us to find out if you are eligible for a subsidy
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes

Updated: 18 Jan 2024

Features
Features
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage you to bring your furniture, to personalise your new home.
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Talk to us about options
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes Talk to us or your GP about options.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes It is our privilege to care for people nearing the end of their life. We work closely with GPs and Hospice to provide this care.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes
Whānau Room Yes
Māori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes Clutha Views has a beautiful panoramic outlook over the Balclutha township, Kaka Point and the Clinton hills.
Semi-Secure Yes

Updated: 18 Jan 2024

Special Features
Special Features
Clutha View's secure dementia unit is known as the "Balmoral Wing" which is a reference to a local area. Clutha Views Balmoral wing is one of three levels of service we offer as we also offer Hospital level and Resthome level care.

The Clutha View site provides a convenience shop, accessibility ramps and safety grab rails, paraplegic toilets, smoke detectors with water sprinklers, and separate dining room and lounge facilities.

Situated in the beautiful Balclutha township, Clutha Views has magnificent landscape and vegetable gardens, with a BBQ area and a courtyard for quiet and peaceful sitting and relaxing. We take pride in being warm and friendly and have become renowned for our cheerful atmosphere.

Updated: 18 Jan 2024

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We are committed to providing a meaningful and flexible range of activities and events to meet the abilities and interests of our residents, considering their individual needs and cultural beliefs.

When you make Clutha Views your home, we conduct an assessment with you and your whanau to identify your individual interests and their physical, cultural, creative, intellectual and social needs. We then develop an individualised activities plan to meet your needs.

Updated: 18 Jan 2024

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Details about meals Our menus are all approved by a Dietician.
Visitor information We welcome visitors into our home.
Internet access Free WiFi for residents and guests is available in the home.
Associated Complexes Clutha Views is part of the Heritage Lifecare group of care homes and villages across the country, from Invercargill to Whangarei. We have over 2,500 beds national wide and 500 independent living units.

Updated: 18 Jan 2024

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Other Information Yes We welcome all cultures and have a wide range of different languages spoken. We are also able to assist with translation services. Talk to us about your language needs.

Updated: 18 Jan 2024

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
(Other comments) Yes We welcome all religions and have access to local religious groups and services. Talk to us about your needs.

Updated: 18 Jan 2024

Ethnic Diets
Ethnic Diets
Ethnic Diet Status Details
Other Yes We welcome all cultures and have Dieticians who develop our menus. Talk to us about your needs.

Updated: 18 Jan 2024

Distances
Distances
Location Distance Details
Shops 2.00 Km Clutha Views does have a Shuttle service available for independent and able residents which departs at 14:00 from the Resthome, down to the shops and returns at 15:00. A convenience store is also within walking distance from Clutha Views Lifecare.
Parks 2.00 Km Naish Park in town has beautiful Rhododendrons and blossom trees along with well groomed gardens, an aviary and duck pond. The park is a great place for a picnic and the residents regularly go there for afternoon tea with the activities staff.
Library 2.00 Km Clutha Views has a library service from the public library monthly.

Updated: 18 Jan 2024

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)

Updated: 18 Jan 2024


The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.