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Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village

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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village
Category
Hospital
Address
49 Covent Drive
Stoke
Nelson 7011
Postal Address
49 Covent Drive
Stoke
Nelson 7011
DHB
Nelson Marlborough
Phone
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Fax
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Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Brent Maru - 03 538 0880
Owner
Ryman Healthcare
Clinical Manager:
Jessie Tang
Assistant Manager:
Jane Hockey
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Winner: 2022 Trusted Brand Aged Care & Retirement Villages

Your health needs may change over time and if they do, it’s good to know you won’t have to move again. At Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village, we’re dedicated to caring for you now and into your future.

As well as independent living and assisted living in serviced apartments, we also provide resthome, hospital and specialist dementia care. Providing the full range of living and care options is just one of Ryman’s points of difference.

We’ve won the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand: Aged Care and Retirement Villages award eight times. And we’ve been awarded the gold medal seven 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.

Ernest Rutherford is one such village that has achieved this ‘gold standard’ in care. To achieve this, it has been determined that the care centre, which includes our hospital, has exceeded the sector standard for aged care.

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.

A clinical manager and unit coordinators oversee our trained carers and registered nurses in the delivery of your daily care.
In hospital care, a registered nurse is always on duty, and our on-call doctor is always available. Wherever possible, the same team members will care for you each day.

Private rooms are warm and spacious, and every room includes an ensuite bathroom. There are monitored call bells in your room and ensuite. To ensure a prompt response, all of our nursing and care staff carry a pager that alerts them if a resident rings their bell.

We provide all your meals and snacks form 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.

Amenities include a hair and beauty salon, café and shop. To ensure your safety at all times, we have 24-hour security on site. Our village also has emergency generators in our care centre, serviced apartments and village centre.

What really makes a difference in Ryman care centres, is the daily dedication of our caring 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 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.

The Lifestyle at Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village has so many wonderful aspects. We appreciate that everyone has different needs and expectations, so we encourage you to come and visit.

Compare our care centre with other providers, and join in with the activities or events on offer. That way, you’ll obtain a real appreciation of the care centre lifestyle, and whether you can see yourself living there.

You’ll be supported by our care team every step of the way, to ensure your move into hospital 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: 16 Mar 2022
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 42
Vacancy Yes
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 03 Jun 2022
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: 23 Jun 2022
Personnel
Personnel
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes Our care centre has 24 hour registered nursing cover. Our registered and enrolled nurses are responsible for the supervision and delivery of high quality nursing care to all care centre residents. The clinical manager and unit coordinators oversee our trained carers and registered nurses in the exceptional delivery of our daily care.
Nurse Practitioner Yes We are able to access the expert advice of a nurse practitioner should this be required.
Enrolled Nurse Yes Our dedicated team of enrolled nurses provide high quality nursing care to all care centre residents.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes With the support and guidance of the registered nursing team, our caregivers provide assistance and support to care centre residents on a daily basis. Wherever possible, the same caregivers will care for the same residents each day in order to get to know each other well and form a strong connection. All of our caregivers are supported to undertake training in the care of older people.
Physiotherapist Yes A physiotherapist is available on a medical referral basis. The physiotherapist will establish individualised programmes for residents as required.
Occupational Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We have a dedicated activities and lifestyle coordinator in the care centre five days a week, who plans and implements a programme of recreational, diversional and social activities for residents in the care centre to participate in as they please.
Hairdresser Yes We have a fully equipped hairdressing salon on site, with services available to residents for a reasonable fee. Appointments can be booked through reception or with the help of a care assistant.
Podiatrist Yes A podiatrist visits the village regularly, and care centre residents are treated on a medical referral basis.
Dietitian No We do not have a dietitian on site but do have a dietitians input when preparing menus.
Kaumatua Yes
Other Personnel No Should the services of a specialist be required we will assist residents in accessing the appropriate people to meet their requirements.
Updated: 6 May 2022
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We have oxygen concentrators available on site for the private use of hospital residents if this is their prescribed therapy.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Our staff are trained in this type of intervention should a resident require this level of treatment.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our staff are trained in this type of intervention should a resident require this level of treatment.
Wound Care Yes Our staff are highly skilled in current best practice in wound care, we are always keen to elicit expert advice or review our practices as required.
Diabetic Care Yes Our staff are well trained in diabetic care and we are able to cater for diabetic diets.
Continence Advice Yes Our staff are well trained in continence management and we also have the ability to access specialist review as required.
Stomal Therapy Yes We are happy to access this service via the DHB as required.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes We have a visiting physiotherapist who will assess each resident and develop an individualised physical programme as appropriate.
Infection Control Yes Our infection prevention and control policies and procedures are practical, safe, and guide our well-trained staff and residents in minimising the risk of infection at the village. It all starts with good hand hygiene as an important way to keep us healthy and safe from bugs that may be present in the community.
Clinical Management Yes Our clinical manager is an experienced registered nurse who is responsible for overseeing the management of residents' care.
Other Specialties Yes Our company has access to highly specialised nursing clinicians as required.
Updated: 6 May 2022
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 offer respite care in our warm and welcoming care centre. Respite care provides temporary care in a range of circumstances. You may need some rehabilitation after a hospital stay, or perhaps a little extra help. Whether it’s for a single night or a few weeks, a short stay at our care centre can be a welcome break from your usual routine.
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 6 May 2022
Features
Features
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes All of our rooms come fully-furnished. Residents are welcome to bring small and special items such as a favourite armchair, provided they can be accommodated in the room.
Single Rooms Yes All rooms at our village are of a premium standard and include an ensuite. Every room is furnished with a bed, with linen provided, bedside cabinet, chest of drawers, chair and television.
Ensuite Yes All rooms include an ensuite.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Residents are welcome to socialise as and when they please. We hold a popular happy hour each week.
Pets In Residence Yes By negotiation.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes As above
Phone Access In Own Room Yes We have portable phones that can be used by residents in their rooms to make or receive calls. Residents are welcome to have a telephone installed in their room. An adapter may be required and it is the residents responsibility to contact a provider to arrange a connection to their room.
Wifi No Free WiFi for residents and guests is available anywhere in the main building and can be used from any wireless-capable device.
Resident can adjust heating in own room No All of our rooms are kept to a warm and pleasant temperature.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability No Please discuss specific requirements with the village manager.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Care centre residents enjoy access to spacious lounges, dining areas and serene outdoor spaces. Each area of the Care Centre has two beautiful appointed lounges and there is a large internal atrium area
Cafe Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes As above
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We offer private day care to residents, contact village management for further information.
Outings Yes Regular outings are held and provided by our vans on site. We encourage residents to maintain contact with individuals and groups throughout the community.
Whanau Room Yes
Residents Committee No Our village hosts resident meetings every second month. These are an opportunity for residents to meet and express any concerns, and to share happy moments.
Family Committee No Relatives meetings are held every 6 months to keep everyone updated on what is happening in the village, and are an opportunity for family members to raise any issues or concerns. Relatives receive a written invitation to their meetings and residents are notified via their activity calendar when the meetings are due to take place.
Newsletter Yes A regular newsletter is circulated providing updates on village activities and exciting news.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We have well-formed policies and procedures that are available to be viewed.
Confused Residents Yes We are proud providers of specialist dementia care and strive to maintain the highest level of support. Some of our residents may be mildly confused and our staff are specialised in providing a calming and safe environment for residents to enjoy living in.
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 6 May 2022
Special Features
Special Features
The complimentary Ryman Engage programme provides residents with a variety of activities that cover all aspects of wellbeing considered important for quality of life. These include physical activity, social engagement, intellectual stimulation, creativity and embracing culture and spirituality.

Triple A is our award-winning exercise class on offer to residents, designed to maintain and improve strength and balance, heart health and fitness and range of movement. We offer classes to suit all activity levels, even seated class for those who are less mobile. Regular exercise benefits everyone, regardless of age, and evidence shows that it is never too late to make real fitness gains.
Updated: 6 May 2022
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Big print books, Board games, Bingo, Bowls, Canine friends, Care and Craft, Chapel, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Library, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Quizzes, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Sky TV, Videos, Views, Billiards, Garden, Golf, Mah Jong, Movies, Reading
Updated: 6 May 2022
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please contact management for details.
Staffing qualifications and details All of our staff are trained under the ACE programme to ensure they are fully competent in meeting the needs of our residents.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.
Details about meals Breakfast and supper are generally served in residents rooms. All other meals can be served in rooms or in the dining room. The main meal of the day is prepared fresh on site by our dedicated chefs. There are three main course choices, including a vegetarian option. Specific food preferences and cultural or dietary needs can be catered for. All our meals are cooked at the village giving our food a lovely home made touch. Residents can help themselves to tea, coffee and fruit at all times, all of our morning and afternoon teas and suppers consist of delicious home baking. Guest are welcome to join residents for meals. Staff members will need to be advised when making a reservation. All of our meals are prepared on site by our wonderful Food Services Team. We work hard to ensure everyone's special requests are accounted for.
Visitor information Visitors are welcome any time, we simply ask that they are respectful of the privacy of other residents. Current Covid protocols may require specific visitor timings, please speak to village management for further information.
Recreational opportunities Personalised driving services, where the driver will accompany a resident to an appointment or on an outing, are available from companies such as Driving Miss Daisy.
Associated Complexes We are a part of the Ryman Group of retirement villages and care facilties.
Updated: 27 May 2022
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
German Yes
Other Information Yes Should English not be your first language, we will make every endeavour to ensure we are able to understand you and your needs. We will also ensure an interpreter (or other) is available on request as required.
Updated: 27 May 2022
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Inter denominational Yes We will endeavour to meet individual resident's needs as requested.
Updated: 27 May 2022
Distances
Distances
Location Distance Details
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: 16 Mar 2022
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Other details Yes Internal Ryman Audit are also undertaken
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 16 Mar 2022

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

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