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Brylyn Residential Care
200 Te Kowhai Road,
Hamilton 3288
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200 Te Kowhai Road,
RD 8
Hamilton 3288
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John Smithson - 07 8494025
Caitlin and Joe - 021 025 74007
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We provide quality Hospital, Rest Home, Respite, Convalescent and Palliative Levels of Care. We utilise the InterRai Assessment Tool, endorsed by the Ministry of Health, to assess our residents and prepare a comprehensive and personalised Long Term Care Plan to ensure the resident receives the most appropriate standard of care to meet their assessed needs.

This is done in consultation with the family by a registered nurse and filed online through an integrated computing system. This means the plan can be accessed and reviewed readily through different assessment agencies when needed.

The assessments and Care Planning is done within our small privately owned rest home, which has a very homely, friendly and welcoming ambiance, in a country setting to meet the individualised needs of your loved ones.

We have friendly, kind and caring staff so your loved ones feel right at home.

We offer this quality care in a country setting, which is noted to be very beneficial to the resident's health. We have home cooked meals, and home baked cakes, scones, muffins, slices, the aroma of which greets you as you enter the door!

Our residents have a fortnightly van ride to feed the ducks at the lake, drive around the countryside, or just to have an ice cream on a warm summer's day.

Our Activities Co-ordinator works from 9.45am - 2pm weekdays and offers exercises, painting, some craft work, bingo, jigsaws, walks in the garden, weekly music, etc. We have a Interdenominational Church service fortnightly on a Tuesday and communion for those interested. We are happy to organize a service / visit from a minister of any denomination if needed.

We provide a range of services which include Long Term Hospital / Rest Home, Short Term Respite / Convalescent Care, Palliative and Day Care, for both the elderly and under 65.

Recently Brylyn was awarded with a 3 year certification from the Waikato District Health Board, to continue providing Residential Care. We are happy to have achieved the 3 year contract and it reflects our commitment to continue providing a quality and personalizsed standard of care to the community.

We are happy to answer your questions on any queries you may have regarding the full-time or respite placement of your loved ones in our warm and friendly home. If you are needing time for yourself from caring for a loved one, you can enquire with the Disability Support Link for help for respite care Carer Support, or if you are recuperating after an illness or operation, and need time to recover, ring and book yourself at Brylyn Residential Care.

We are happy to receive bookings for all Hospital / Rest Home, Respite Care, Convalescent Care, Half Day Stays, Overnight Stays, EXCEPT Dementia Care. PLEASE EMAIL: brylynresthome@gmail.com
phone 07 8494025 or 02102574007
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 2 May 2023
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 4
Vacancy Yes
3 Double, 3 Studio, 2 single
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Yes from $13.00/day up to $40.00/day as at 20 Mar 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire
Updated: 24 Apr 2024
Facility Name : Brylyn Residential Care
Posted on : 2018/05/15 10:48:26

TITLE : Kindness and compassion
The Positives : Staff were very gentle and kind. Cheery and pleasant. The home is very clean and doesn't have that smell often associated with elderly persons rest homes. Its more like a family home than an institution. When my father passed away they advised the other residents and celebrated his life with a beautiful photo, candle and fresh flowers- the compassion and empathy of the staff was wonderful. Dad was very happy in Brylyn, he enjoyed the food which was delicious and the interaction with everyone

The Negatives :

Suggestions or General Comment : When our time comes we would be more than happy to stay at Brylyn. Beautiful setting and the Studio rooms are like home.

To see the full review (including ratings) please click here https://www.agedadvisor.nz/search/aged-care/Brylyn-Residential-Care-RD-8-Hamilton#reviews
Updated: 2 May 2023
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 168 Yes We have a NZNC Registered Nurse on duty 24 hrs a day, as well as a Nurse Manager in charge.
Nurse Practitioner 0.00 Yes Nurse Practioner visits on a Tuesday.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 268 Yes We have caregivers rostered on 24 hours a day.
Physiotherapist 0.00 Yes A physiotherapist is available for re-assessments of residents requiring higher level of cares, for staff training and privately if requested by family. Please liaise with the NM / RN on duty for arrangments.
Occupational Therapist 0.00 Negotiable Referral to community OT will be made if needed.
Social Worker (on site) 0.00 No We are happy to liaise with the social workers if needed.
Diversional Therapist No We do not have a Diversional Therapist currently, but activities are conducted daily, Mon - Fri by our Activities Co-ordinator.
Activities Co-ordinator 25 Yes Our activities co-ordinator works from 9.45am to 2pm every week day. There is a varied programme including a fortnightly bus trip to the lake for duck feeding, drive out in the country, or just to enjoy an ice cream in summer!
Hairdresser 3-4hrs Yes We have our long-term hairdresser. Emmy available every fortnight on a Monday for several hours to make our ladies and gentlemen look gorgeous. Emmy's rates are quite reasonable.
Podiatrist Yes A Podiatrist visits every six weeks or as needed to attend to foot problems.
Dietitian Yes A Dietician helps set up the winter and summer menu, and is accessible for residents requiring a Dietician's input for medical reasons.
Accredited Visitors Negotiable Brylyn Residential Care is happy to organise accredited visitors for clients needing this service.
Kaumatua Yes We are happy to organize a Kaumatua visit as needed.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes A Vicar visits Brylyn Residential Care regularly, and Communion is offered to residents at the facility as needed. We are happy to organise a visit from any denomination minister / church if needed.
Other Personnel Yes We have a gardener and handyman to maintain the gardens and repairs around the facility. Please speak to the RN on duty for any help if needed.
Updated: 2 May 2023
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We have oxygen available in the facility as well as Concentrator oxygen for use in residents requiring this, as well as inhouse GP for advice and support.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes We have qualified staff to manage P.E.G / Naso-gastric Feeds.
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes We work closely with Hospice Waikato and utilise their expertise as needed. We have RNs 24/7 to manage Palliative Care in the facility, as well as the inhouse GP for liaison, advice and review of residents.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We have Registered Nurses on duty 24/7, who manage End of Life needs in the facility, as well the oversight of the inhouse GP.
IV Antibiotic Capability No We will get staff trained for this if there is a high need for our residents.
Dialysis Yes We have Registered Nurses 24/7 to be able to provide Peritoneal Dialysis support
Wound Care Yes We have competent RNs to assess, manage and evaluate wounds, with the oversight of the Nurse Manager. We use Aseptic / Infection Control methods in all procedures, and are happy to liaise with the Wound Care Nurse from WPH, if required.
Diabetic Care Yes We manage our Diabetic residents in the facility as per the Medical Practitioner's Medical Care Plan, monitor blood sugars regularly, liaise with the GP as needed to titre insulin doses. Our cooks cater to the Diabetic Diets as needed.
Continence Advice Yes Staff are trained
Stomal Therapy Yes We are happy to make a referral for any clients who come into care with this.
Infection Control Yes All staff are expected to adhere to the facility's Infection Control Policy, which is aligned to WHO / M.O.H policies on Infection Control. Staff have access to P.P.E's and are expected to utilise these when required, whilst minimising wastage.
Psychiatric Care No We are happy to liaise with the GP to make referrals to a psychiatrist if needed by any resident.
Clinical Management Yes We have a Clinical Nurse Manager with oversight of the facility.
Other Specialties No We are happy to make any required referrals to other Nursing Specialities.
Updated: 2 May 2023
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 cater for Respite Care, either funded by the Ministry of Health or private respite. Please phone 07 8494025 / 02102574007 or email: brylynresthome@gmail.com or brylynoffice@gmail.com for more information
Carer Support Yes We cater for short term stays for Convalescent Care , family relief or general need for short term care.
Other Short Stay Programme Yes We also offer Half Day Stays. for parents of people working, or needing some time off for shopping, etc.
Subsidised Yes We have a number of contracts with the Ministry of Health including Respite, Convalescent, Hospital and Rest Home Care. MOH provides funding as per property assessments. Ph 07 8494025 / 02102574007 or email brylynresthome@gmail.com
Private Paying Yes We accept private paying long or short term residents. The price per day is set by the Ministry of Health at $184.05/ night. Please phone 07 8494025 / 02102574007 or email brylynresthome@gmail.com. The charges for the deluxe studio unit is $224.05/night. Double rooms $197.05.
Booking can be made in advance Yes You can book your care in advance by contacting the Nurse Manager on 07 8494025 / 02102574007/ 02108397952 or email brylynresthome@gmail.com
Updated: 2 May 2023
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents can bring their own furniture, as long as this can be accomodated in the room space.
Single Rooms Yes 15 single rooms.
Shared Rooms No We have 5 rooms that are double rooms, and can be utililised for couples.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes 5 Double rooms, and 8 Studio Units will be suitable for couples.
Ensuite Yes 8 Studio rooms plus one single room have ensuites.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Some residents have a beer at Happy Hour, and if this has been the norm for them. The nurse can dispense a little drink in the evening if needed.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes All rooms have a phone jack and residents are welcome to have their own phones connected in their room. Resident/family are respponsible for the account and for setting up with the service provider of choice. There is also a portable phone and cell phone that residents take calls on.
Wifi Yes Available.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes All studio rooms have their own remote to adjust the air conditioning unit. Heating for the rest of the home is gas heating through vents in the floor. All residents are welcome to have their own additional heating in their room if needed.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We are funded for those who qualify for under 65 care and private payers are accepted under this category.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a large main lounge and a quiet room/family room for residents needing quiet time or for reading, as well as the main dining room for meals and activities.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes If you need short term care either private or funded through the Waikato DHB please call our Facility Manager on 8494025 to book.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We have Registered Nurses on duty 24/7, which makes providing Palliative / End of Life Care easier, as well as an in-house GP to liaise with for reviews and medications.
Palliative Care Contract Yes We provide Palliative Care as needed in End of Life Care. We have RNs on duty 24/7.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Day care is available 7 days/week, $46 per day. This includes main meal at midday, morning and afternoon tea, RN / Carer oversight and intervention if needed. We have a contract with the Waikato DHB for this service and funding could be available through Waikato DHB or contact Disability Support Link.
Outings Yes Van outings.
Whānau Room Yes We have a quiet room available for families.
Māori Kaupapa Yes Can be organized as needed.
Residents Committee No A bi-annual Resident Meeting is organised by the Facility Manager and Activities Co-ordinator. The meeting minutes are recorded , issues raised discussed for resolution with the Directors / Owners.
Family Committee No Families are welcome to discuss issues with us on a daily basis and are welcome to contact us at any time.
Newsletter Yes Monthly
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Inhouse policy on Challenging Behaviour to be followed. Any behaviour not able to be managed at the facility, and a direct threat to other residents/ staff will be referred to the CRISIS TEAM.
Confused Residents Yes Facility policy will be followed to ascertain the cause of confusion, infections, declining mental status and appropriate referrals or interventions to be made.
Rural Setting Yes We are in a quiet country setting with lots of fresh air with the sight of cows grazing on the horizon on surrounding farms.
Smoking Permitted Yes No Smoking inside the facility or on the deck next to the lounge. There is a designated smoking area next to the shed outside.
Updated: 2 May 2023
Special Features
Special Features
We are a rest home in a semi rural environment which has a family like astmosphere. We have a chef who caters to individual needs and likes on a daily basis.

We maintain our resthome like a well lived in large home of an extra large family of residents and staff who like to laugh and joke, and create a lively environment in the home.

We minimse the institutional environment of resthomes and hospitals.
Updated: 2 May 2023
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme: Art, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Children, Church, Craft, Electric beds, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Garden, Happy Hour, Jigsaw, Library, Music, Bus outings, Quizzes, Reading, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Netflix.
Updated: 2 May 2023
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Our daily contract rate with the Ministry of Health is $184.05 this rate is set by the Ministry of Health and is reviewed each year in July; our Studio rooms are $224.05 per night and double rooms are $197.05 per night.
Staffing qualifications and details We currently employ 26 staff who work on a rostered basis to ensure coverage of all shifts.
Details about meals We have a experienced cook who along with the dietican have created our menus. Our cook is happy to cater for individual needs and preferences.
Internet access Wifi
Updated: 2 May 2023
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Arabic No 1 staff member
Bulgarian Yes One staff member
Chinese Yes One staff member
Deaf Blind Sign Language Yes The owner is a teacher for the blind children.
English Yes All our staff have to speak in English at work.
Fijian Yes One staff member
Fijian Indian Yes One staff member
Filipino Yes Four staff members
French Yes One staff member
Gujarati Yes
Hindi Yes We have several staff who can speak in Hindi.
Mandarin Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes We have two staff members that use Te Reo when speaking with our Maori residents.
Nepali Yes 3 staff members
Punjabi Yes Three staff speak Punjabi.
Somali Yes One staff member
Updated: 2 May 2023
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes We have a service fortnightly.
Baptist Yes On request
Buddhist Yes On request.
Christian Yes On request
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes On request.
Evangelical Yes On request.
Hindu Yes On request.
Inter denominational Yes On request.
Muslim Yes On request.
Jehovah Witness Yes On request.
Jewish Yes On request.
Methodist Yes On request.
Pentecostal Yes On request.
Presbyterian Yes On request.
Ratana Yes On request.
Roman Catholic Yes Weekly.
Seventh Day Adventist Yes On request.
Sikh Yes On request.
Shinto Yes On request.
The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints Yes On request
Updated: 2 May 2023
Ethnic Diets
Ethnic Diets
Ethnic Diet Status Details
Vegetarian Yes
Updated: 2 May 2023
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 3.00 Km Available from Te Rapa Straight.
Shops 3.00 Km Te Rapa The Base is our nearest set of shops.
Mall 3.00 Km Te Rapa The Base.
Parks 5.00 Km Situated in Pukete
Library 8.00 Km Hamilton Central
Updated: 2 May 2023
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Police checked Yes
Updated: 2 May 2023

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