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Dunblane Lifecare and Village

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Name
Dunblane Lifecare and Village
Category
Hospice, Palliative Care
Address
178 Rutene Road
Kaiti
Gisborne 4010
Postal Address
Same as above
DHB
Tairawhiti
Phone
(06) 867 4759
Fax
(06) 867 4757
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Valda Polkinghorn - 021837058
Owner
Heritage Lifecare Group - 04 9012310
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Description
Make your home at Dunblane Lifecare & Village

When it comes to everyday life, Dunblane makes it easy with village, rest home, hospital, respite, day and palliative care. We also have the largest secure dementia care unit in the region. The well-appointed rooms look out onto our award-winning gardens and come complete with WiFi and a call bell system.

Built on the site of the historic Dunblane Home, the facility is set amongst landscaped gardens just a hop, skip and jump from the local shopping centre where you’ll find all the essentials including a pharmacy and a supermarket.

We offer everything from physiotherapy to podiatry, hairdressing and health checks. We have a range of recreational activities including gardening, exercise programmes, church services, a Matariki celebration and social gatherings. Our facility van is also always on hand for outings.

But don’t just take our word for it, see what our resident Ted has to say...

Before retirement, Ted was a Farm Manager and then Caretaker of the school near Tolaga Bay where Faye was Principal. They met in High School and the rest is history.

They moved to Dunblane because Faye was having trouble getting round like she used to. It’s a bit of a Goldilocks story really because the first retirement place they looked at, people didn’t seem to care. In the second, the villas were too close together but here, everything was spot on. “There’s plenty of space and we’ve even got an internal garage.”

Not only that but Ted was encouraged by the staff to make his vege garden bigger and he’s got a bumper crop this year which he may just share. “Everyone’s so warm and friendly, they’re lovely to talk to and we’re so handy to everything.”

And while Ted tells us they share the cooking now, Faye is happy knowing that if they needed to be fed, the facilities are there. “We know if anything went wrong, the staff would be there straight away to help us out, they really look out for you.”

What does a better every day mean to these two? Well to Ted, it means ‘you’re not alone because the people here are very caring’ and to Faye ‘you wake up every day and enjoy yourself.’ With all the laughter going on, that certainly seems to be the case here.

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