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Ultimatecare Ranburn
Dementia Care (Secure)
7 Nova Scotia Road
Postal Address
Box 102
(09) 432 0675
(09) 432 0672
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Rik Walstra - 09 432 0675
Ultimate Care Group - 04 477 9358
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09 432 0675
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Tucked away in the coastal community of Waipu, Northland, is Ultimate Care Ranburn. Only 40 minutes from Whangarei, we offer a rural lifestyle whilst still being close to the town centre. We have one-, two and three-bedroom independent living units within spacious grounds. With a homely feel, the units are sunny and bright.

Should your care needs change we also offer a range of other services such as rest home, hospital level and secure dementia. We have lots of space and large communal lounge areas, as well as a library.

Visitors often comment on the sense of community at Ranburn and how beautiful the setting is. We’re also lucky to have a number of wonderful beaches close by.

“There’s a real sense of community here. We’re located in a beautiful setting and there are numerous beaches in the area. We tailor activity programmes for our residents and welcome anyone who wants to join in, whilst also respecting our residents’ privacy."
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 31 Aug 2017
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 15
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy Yes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 20 Jun 2018
Lovely Village.

Thanks so much for caring for mum in your lovely dementia unit. CY
Updated: 31 Aug 2017
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 24 hrs Yes We have a dedicated team of registered nurses who are committed to providing the best possible care, both in our dementia secure area, as well as our rest home and hospital
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have a committed team of caregivers who have undergone extensive training in dementia care. They are passionate about what they do and provide a home from home like environment
Physiotherapist 0.00 Yes We have a contracted physiotherapist who will provide services to our facility when required.
Occupational Therapist 0.00 Yes Available through Northland District Health in Whangarei
Own Social Worker 0.00 Yes This service is available through Northland District Health in Whangarei
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We have an Activities programme that covers 6 days a week providing a range of social, group, individual and passive activities and fun.We intergrate this with daily living tasks for example, gardening, exercises, art n craft, baking, music
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser is available onsite one regular day per week and by special arrangement.
Podiatrist Yes Our podiatrist visits every 3 weeks and this service is available to our village residents as private consult also.
Dietitian Yes We have close access to the dietitians at Northland Health for any special dietary needs and menu planning.
Accredited Visitors Yes At Ranburn, we have regular communtiy visitors that are only too happy to lend a helping hand or provide support and companionship.
Kaumatua Yes We are pleased to have on site support in this area with our own staff and local iwi, also a pathway to greater support via Northland Health
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have weekly spiritual support from our chaplian each Thursday. Roman Catholic provide monthly communion
Other Personnel Yes We have a team of Clinical experts at our Wellington Support Office. We also have a National Clinical Coach who ensures our staff are up to date with their practices and the level of service we deliver to our residents
Updated: 31 Aug 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our dedicated skilled clinical staff will provide the best possible care to those residents who are sadly at the end stage of life. Ensuring all their needs are being met. In addition to that we offer support to all families of our residents
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Our Registered Nurses can safely manage the delicate needs of someone requiring nasogastric feeding.
Oxygen Management Yes We have medical oxygen available and concentrator amchines for those on longer term use with some dependency. Oxygen therapy nurse visits as needed
Surgical Followup Yes If care following surgery is needed we can assist you during convalesence and follow a planned treatment regime
Wound Care Yes We have a National Wound Care Nurse within our organisation who monitors all wounds and ensure the best practice for management of wound care is delivered.
Diabetic Care Yes Our staff are educated in the management of diabetes and we utilise the skills of the diabetes nurse specialist through the DHB
Continence Advisor Yes A continence nurse advisor is available to call on us for any concerns, interests or training required.
Infection Control Yes We have an Infection Control Programme that has been endorsed by the Medical Officer of Health in the South Island
Stomal Therapist No We do have access to the stoma nurse via the DHB. She will make visits to the facility.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Should any of residents suffer from a stroke our staff are trained to assist with the rehabilitation.
Specialised Dementia Care Yes Our 16 bed dementia unit is quite unique featuring carefully placed wall art specially designed for residents with dementia. This reduces the anxiety issues that can sometimes be present with dementia.
Gerontological Care Yes All our committed trained staff deliver the very high standard of gerontological care to our residents
Clinical Manager Yes We have a full time clinical manager who is responsible for the management of our clinical staff. Our Clinical manager is available for you discuss any specific needs that need to be met.
Updated: 31 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 would love to show you around our friendly home. Please phone or call in.
Carer Support Yes Yes we can provide this level of service to suit your needs
Subsidised Yes Yes we provide subsidised service
Private Paying Yes Yes we provide private paying service
Booking can be made in advance Yes We are more than happy to take bookings in advance please just call us.
Updated: 31 Aug 2017
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract No However we do provide pallative care.
Whanau Room Yes We do have a visitors area
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Shared) Yes WE have 2 double rooms more suited for couples
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes
Ensuite Yes We have 12 rooms with ensuites
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are welcome to bring their own furniture and belongings suitable to area and room size.
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have happy hour each Thursday with great entertainment and quizz nights
Pets In Residence Yes The pets in residense are totally cared for by the resident, vetted, health prog.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Private cost for in room connection. Cordless phones are available however.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Residents Committee Yes We hold monthy resident meetings
Family Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes All of our dementia staff have ACE dementia for older people certificates.
Confused Residents Yes This is well managed
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a main lounge and an alcove lounge
Outings Yes Outings are held on a weekly basis at least with walks to parks and local cafe
Rural Setting Yes
Smokers Room Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Residents in house only
Sprinklers Yes Sprinklers are located throughout facility.
Audit report available Yes On MOH wedbsite
Updated: 31 Aug 2017
Special Features
Special Features
Lovely gardens with easy access, decks all around for sitting in sun or shade. Full activities programme. Popular Happy Hour every Thursday
Updated: 31 Aug 2017
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Art, Billiards, Bingo, Big print books, Board games, Bowls, Bridge, Cards, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Digital camera, Entertainers, Exercises, Games, Gardening, Happy Hour, Housie, Jigsaw, Indoor Games, Library, Tai Chi, weekly outings, walks to local cafe and parks. Sky TV in main lounge Big Screen TV, art and crafts
Updated: 31 Aug 2017
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals All our meals are prepared onsite and include lovely home baking. Our main meal is served at midday with a lighter meal in the evening. We have a tray service if residents wish to eat in their rooms and visitors can stay for meals too if required.
Staffing Details Our staff are long serving.
Associated Complexes We are part of the Ultimate Care Group of aged care facilities
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please contact management for further details
Updated: 31 Aug 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans Yes
Croatian Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Japanese Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Updated: 31 Aug 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes communion
Updated: 31 Aug 2017
Public Transport 0.00 km no available
Shops 0.25 km close access to chemist, lotto shop, Malcolm Harker Herbalist, post shop
Mall 0.00 km Waipu township has local shops consisting of Four Square, chemist, lotto shop, Malcolm Harker Herbalist, post shop, cafes, butchery, organic fruit and vegetables, vet, antique shop various gift shops
Parks 0.00 km close proximity, easy paved walk,
Library   within 50 mtrs
Updated: 31 Aug 2017
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
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 31 Aug 2017