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Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care - Care is provided in two small and homely units

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Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care
Dementia Care (Secure environment)
14 Browning Cres
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14 Browning Crescent, Stoke, Nelson 7011
Nelson Marlborough
(03) 547 6867
(03) 547 6837
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"At Tasman we create a loving, warm and homely atmosphere where each person is supported to experience each moment richly"


We strive to achieve this vision by promoting ...

"the uniqueness of each person
the immense value of each person
and working with openness,honesty and integrity"

In these ways, we enrich each person, the community and the world.
Dementia Care New Zealand is one of New Zealand’s highly regarded aged care providers.
We provide a full range of residential care including general rest home care, dementia rest home care, general hospital level care, and dementia hospital level care. At many of our facilities, a full continuum of care is available.
We specialize in person-centred care for people who live with dementia and the elderly. This is the work we have passionately chosen to do.
We care for people in small, cosy homes with a loving, warm and homely atmosphere where each person is supported to experience each moment richly. Our small homes concept means that people with dementia experience life in a less clinical and more normalised, familiar way. Small homes that inter connect, also bring a sense of ‘community’ for a person with dementia.


1. Connecting with each person we care for as we would a very best friend means that people feel loved and important. A best friend accepts you as you are, believes in you, forgives your mistakes, really listens to you, jokes with you and loves to hear you laugh.

2. Families/whanau become part of the community we have. They are involved in their loved one’s care. They are encouraged to share their in-depth and intimate knowledge of their loved one. There is much honesty and openness. This builds trusting relationships between us all. We know family, and family know us.

3. A home that provides people with stability. Things seem familiar – a private bedroom with things in it from home, sunny spots to sit in, a garden.

4. Each staff person is someone with ability and with a potential for growth. There is much opportunity for every staff member. Each staff member can have a positive impact on residents, their family and their team.

5. Ensuring that people can continue with their old roles, if they wish, like collecting the mail, folding the washing, sweeping the floor means that they have a purpose in life. They can be involved in the running of their home.

6. As we work in these ways, people are more contented and participate in life more fully. They have their greatest chance at being physically healthy and emotionally the best they can be.

We offer 24 hour Registered Nurse coverage to all of our residents at Tasman.

Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 14 Oct 2015
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care26
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyNo
We currently have 7 rooms available at Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care.
We also have a waiting list option available. We welcome your inquiry and would love to show you around.
We create a warm sense of home with the 'small home' concept.
Each unit has a lovely open plan kitchen. There is a strong sense of community, residents enjoy walking through the gardens and visiting their neighbours.
Please see our comprehensive web site for further information about Tasman.

Please contact us if you are interested in viewing our facility and meeting our people. Ph 03 547 6867.
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 17 Nov 2017
To all the staff at Tasman Rest Home.

We would like to say a big thank you for the lovely happy friendly care given to our Father Allen Mills.
It was so nice walking into the building, residents and staff alike always greeted us with smiles and hello’s.
The sensor mat by his bed was always being set off by us accidently no matter how hard we tried not to and a staff member would come in with a beaming smile and switch it off.
Nothing seemed to be a bother.
We always felt like we belonged to a big family, this made things so much easier for us to cope with Dad having to be in an environment he didn’t want to be and his health deteriorating.
The banter between you and Dad was a joy to see, Dad loved to give cheek to someone and it was nice to see you responding back.
The care and friendliness not only extended to Dad, as an extended family always being there, we also were looked after.
The endless cups of tea and coffee, and a meal if we happened to be there at that time was so generous. Along with the one happy hour we happened to coincide with, was nice it was shared with everybody not just the residents. I know my grandchildren loved it, Toby still talks about his lemonade and chippies with Great Granddad.
We will be recommending you to everyone we talk to, our choice of care for Dad was just the best in our eyes, thank you so much.

Kindest Regards
Christine Griffith and Gene.
April 2014

15th March 2012.

My Husband, Eric, has been a resident of Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care in Stoke, Nelson since January 17th this year and I can’t speak too highly about the wonderful care he is receiving.

All the staff, from the Managers, The Registered Nurses, the Diversional Therapists and the Carers are all very competent and all so cheerful and most welcoming.

A support group meeting is held once a month for the families of the residents, which I find most helpful.

I am very happy to have Eric being cared for by these wonderful people and would thoroughly recommend Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care.
Updated: 30 Apr 2014
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes There is a Registered Nurse on site seven days a week 24 hours per day. Should you require any information regarding your loved one the nurse on duty is the person to see.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Our physiotherapist works with us each fortnight. She assesses each resident's needs and develops a safe handling plan for each resident. She also trains the staff to transfer residents safely.
Own Social Worker Yes As required
Diversional Therapist Yes Our diversional therapists know each resident very well and know what works for each person creating meaningful activities to support creativity, socialisation, stimulation and fun as well as assisting residents in the daily running of their home.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Visits weekly and more frequently when required.
Podiatrist Yes We have a podiatrist who comes on a regular basis to attend to the needs of the residents.
Dietitian Yes Our dietitian comes to Tasman monthly to review nutritional requirements of the residents
Kaumatua Negotiable Please enquire
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Tasman is interdominational so we have people from several demoninations that visit. Should you require an individual visit this can be arranged.
Other Personnel Yes We have a person who facilitates a support group for family members of people who live at Tasman. Many people find talking with others very helpful. She is also available by phone for any family member who just needs someone to talk with.
Updated: 4 Jul 2013
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our registered nurses have received training in caring for people as they experience the final stages of their life journey
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes As required
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes As required
Wound Care Yes Specialist care is available on referral
Diabetic Care No specialist care is available on referral
Continence Advisor Yes We have a continence advisor who calls on us regulary. She also runs in house training sessions for staff and is available to be contacted when we require her service.
Infection Control Yes We have a registered nurse who does special training in infection control and who has a role in infection control at Tasman. Specialist care input is available on referral
Stomal Therapist No Specialist care input is available on referral
Psychiatric Care No Specialist care input is available on referral
Stroke Rehabilitation No Specialist care input is available on referral
Specialised Dementia Care Yes All our staff are specially trained to work with people who have dementia. They have great skill in working with these residents.
Gerontological Care Yes All our staff are specially trained to care for people as they grow older. This is the work we have chosen to do.
Community Health Yes
Clinical Manager Yes Arah Cartagena is our clinical manager at Tasman Rest Home. She is supported by Ruth Babonnick, Regional Clinical Manager for Dementia Care NZ.
Other Nursing Specialities Yes Simon Hamley is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and also our Education Coordinator. Simon ensures all staff are compliant with their training, runs staff in-services and Coordinates any special training programs that we offer.
Psychologist No Specialist care input is available on referral
Psychiatrist No Specialist care input is available on referral
Updated: 8 Aug 2017
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We offer a respite care service if we have a room available at the time you need care. Please phone our manager Aldrich if you would like to make a booking.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 26 Feb 2016
Whanau Room Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
Ensuite Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Semi-Secure Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Updated: 27 Oct 2009
Special Features
Special Features
Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care is situated in a quiet suburban area in parklike surroundings. We have a warm and friendly atmosphere with small and homely units.Each unit has its own open plan kitchen. This increases our homely feel and encourages normalised activities.
'Ora' home provides rest home level care.
'Rangi' and 'Ata Hapara' homes provide a safe environment for residents requiring Dementia Rest Home Care.
'Aio' home provides specialist Dementia Hospital level care.

Our staff work hard to provide individualised care for each resident. We take pride in our ability to give care to our residents.

We are guided by our vision and values and love the work we have chosen to do.

Updated: 20 Sep 2011
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Representatives visit from RSA and Alzheimer's Society, church services, entertainment, garden, indoor games co-ordinated by the Diversional Therapist, meal options (residents can have a choice), music (visiting pianists singers and musical groups), newspaper reading, videos, outings / picnics in minibus.
Updated: 27 Oct 2009
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals Individual requirements are catered for.
Staffing Details Registered nurse present Monday to Friday. Registered Nurse on call at all other times.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please contact the Manager.
Updated: 27 Oct 2009
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Updated: 27 Oct 2009
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Inter denominational Yes
Updated: 9 Mar 2012
Public Transport 0.25 km Access by bus or taxi to Nelson City
Shops 1.50 km Stoke Shopping Centre
Mall 5.00 km Richmond Mall
Parks 0.50 km Park adjacent, with 5km walkway off this.
Library 1.50 km Stoke Library
Updated: 27 Oct 2009
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 6 Nov 2012