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Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village

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Vacancy
Soon
Name
Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village
Category
Dementia Care (Secure)
Address
49 Covent Drive
Stoke
Nelson
Postal Address
49 Covent Drive
Stoke
Nelson 7011
DHB
Nelson Marlborough
Phone
03 538 0880
Fax
03 538 0881
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Personnel
Manager
Cathy Hiku - 03 538 0880
Owner
Ryman Healthcare
Clinical Manager:
Jessie Tang
Assistant Manager:
Jane Hockey
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Description
Your health needs may change over time and if they do, it’s good to know you won’t have to move again. It’s comforting for couples at different stages in their health to know that they can be cared for within the same Ryman village, by the same Ryman team.

At Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village, we not only provide independent and assisted living, we also provide a full care offering, which includes specialist dementia care.

Our village is a supportive and caring community that works to improve the experience of residents living with dementia. We provide a safe environment for residents to enjoy living in, with a focus on experiences, rather than processes.

Our myRyman Life model of dementia care is an innovative approach to supporting residents living with dementia. The approach focuses on supporting residents to live in the moment, and to feel kindness, love, and security. It promotes spontaneity, laughter, and fun.

Our dementia care area has an easy-to-navigate environment, including a welcoming and tranquil outdoor area for people to relax in. Cues and signage support memory and help residents with orientation.

Since 2014, Ryman Healthcare has repeatedly won the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand: Aged Care and Retirement Villages award. And we’ve been awarded the gold medal four times in the Reader’s Digest Quality Service award.

Of all the large providers in New Zealand (with 15 villages or more), Ryman has the highest number of care centres with 4 years’ certification – the ‘gold standard’ in care – from the Ministry of Health.

Innovations such as our custom-made electronic care app, myRyman, contribute to this high standard. In every care room, a device enables nurses and carers to see and record information about each resident. This award-winning technology creates greater efficiencies, allowing our teams to spend more time with residents as a result.

Private rooms are warm and spacious, and every room includes an ensuite bathroom. Dementia residents are discreetly monitored by a sensor system, which alerts our care team if a resident is out of bed at night. The system switches on lights that help guide the resident to their ensuite, and then back to bed.

We provide all meals and snacks from our seasonal Delicious menu. Meals are prepared fresh on site by our village chefs, with a choice of three main courses, including a vegetarian option. We also cater for special dietary requirements.

Ryman has emergency generators at every village so our residents and our people can be safe and comfortable in a power outage. For dementia residents, maintaining a calm environment is an essential part of our myRyman Life approach to dementia care. Therefore, emergency generators provide real peace of mind.

What really makes a difference in Ryman care centres, is the daily dedication of our care teams. Residents and their families think the world of our nurses and carers. And because our staff ratios are some of the highest in the care sector, the individualised care we provide creates the unique experience that residents tell us they love.

Choosing the right care centre for a loved one with dementia is one of the most important decisions you will make. At Ernest Rutherford, our dedication to care begins even before you or your loved one has moved in.

You’ll be supported by our care team every step of the way, to ensure the move into dementia care is a smooth and informed transition.

We look forward to introducing you to our warm and caring community.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 25
Vacancy Soon
We have beautiful ensuite rooms available. Rooms have full nurse call system, TV with freeview and views or access to the surrounding gardens or courtyards.
Impending vacancy Yes - We welcome your enquiry
Premium Room Charges Yes as at 13 Dec 2019
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 13 Dec 2019
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes We have a registered nurse on site 24/7
Physiotherapist Yes Our physiotherapist visits each Wednesday and Friday.
Diversional Therapist Yes The Dementia Care unit has its own fully trained diversional therapist who provides a range of activities for the residents.
Hairdresser Yes We have two hairdressers on site on a Tuesday Wednesday and Thurday and are available at other times as requested. We also have a beauty thearpist who visits each Wednesday.
Podiatrist Yes Our podiatrist visits on a monthly basis.
Dietitian No We do not have a dietitian on site but do have a dietitians input when preparing menus.
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Interdenominational church services are held on a weekly basis.
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents can bring their own furniture to make their room feel like home. This is only limited by safety and space constraints.
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes Happy hour on a weekly basis
Pets In Residence Yes The rest home has a cat in residence currently.
Lounges/seating areas Yes In our Dementia Care unit we have large open spaces rather than seperate lounges.
Outings Yes We have regular outings for all of our residents.
Whanau Room Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes We have a local Maori minister who visits
Residents Committee No While we do not have a resident's committee resident meetings are held every second month.
Family Committee No We do not have a specific family committe but family meetings are held every six months.
Newsletter Yes We produce a quarterly newsletter
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Please ask management to view this policy if you wish.
Confused Residents Yes
Semi-Secure Yes Our Dementia Care unit is fully secure
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Special Features
Special Features
Lovely internal courtyards which residents have access to from their room. Rooms on outside have lovely views to bowling green.
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We have a dedicated diversional therapist for our dementia care unit who prepares a stimulating activities programme for our residents.

For more information please contact management.
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details about Meals All our meals are cooked on site and have that lovely ome cooked quality. Our main meal is served at lunch time with a lighter meal being served in the evening. Morning and afternoon tea and supper all consist of delicious home baking from our kitchen. We cater for all special dietary requirements and endeavour to cater for personal preferences where possible. Our menus change on a seasonal basis.
Staffing Qualifications and Details We pride ourselves on encouraging our staff to upskill and so are confident that our staff have the skill and abilities to meet our resident's needs. Our staff have all completed or are in the process of completing their "Ace" training and a large number hold a Certificate in the Care of the Older Person.
Associated Complexes We are part of the Rymans Healthcare Group of care facilities. Ryman Healthcare is one of New Zealand’s leading providers of Retirement Village Living for New Zealanders over the age of 65. The company has built an unprecedented reputation building exceptional Retirement Villages, employing professional and caring staff and as a result, are six-time winners of the Australasian Aged Care Awards for “Best Retirement Village in New Zealand”.
What's included in your fees and what's not Please refer to management for details on what the fees do and do not cover.
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Dutch Yes
English Yes
German Yes
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Inter denominational No An interdenominational services is held on a weekly basis by ministers from a range of different religions on a roster basis.
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.10 km We have a bus stop very close by
Shops 2.00 km We have a small shop in Village which supplies a small range of necessities. However we are also situated near to Stoke shopping centre.
Parks 2.00 km We are close to Saxton Fields a comprehensive sports facility. Resident's also enjoy trips to Iffel Park in Stoke has lovely gardens and walks.
Library 2.00 km Stoke Library is located in the centre of Stoke approximately 2km away. We also have a library on site in the Village.
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Other details Yes Internal Ryman Audit are also undertaken
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: 27 Feb 2019

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

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