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Otumarama Rest Home
199 Nayland Road
Nelson 7011
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199 Nayland Road
Nelson 7011
Nelson Marlborough
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Thushari Nanayakkara - 03 5475659 Ext 8580
Oceania Healthcare - 0800 333 688
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Otumarama is a charming, boutique Care Centre. Tucked away down a tree-lined driveway and set amongst stunning gardens, Otumarama offers a range of standard rooms and Care Suites.

Otumarama is ideally located right in the heart of Stoke, close to shops, supermarkets and the local library. State Highway 6 is close by, making it easy for friends and family to pop by, or get you out and about.

At Otumarama we’re dedicated to providing a friendly and supportive environment for residents and their families, as well as offering a high level of personalised care, with a focus on choice.

Your room is your own private space, so you can decorate it with your favourite pictures and ornaments. Standard rooms are large enough for a single bed, a chair and a wardrobe or chest of drawers. The cost of a standard room is included in the Care Services Fee set by the DHB. Premium rooms have additional features such as more space, an ensuite bathroom or outdoor access, but you’ll need to pay an extra amount per day to cover the cost of these premium features.

Care Suites provide both Rest Home and Hospital level care, which means you can relax knowing you won’t have the upheaval of moving again if your needs increase. All Care Suites have a heat pump and full en-suite, as well as a kitchenette with a fridge and a kettle – perfect for making a cuppa when friends and family come to visit. You own the right to occupy your Care Suite, so you can personalise it with your favourite furniture and treasured pieces. A DHB assessment is not required for care that is paid for privately.

Hop in our van for a jaunt, you’ll never know where it will take you next. A scenic drive through the countryside, shopping trips or picnics in the park, there’s an exciting new destination each week. Or if it’s music you’re into, enjoy some me-time listening to your own personalised playlist with our award-winning I Love Music programme.

Tender Sunday roasts, hot fish and chips and scrummy homemade puddings…there’s a reason why the dining room is full before dinner! All of the above are regular features on our menu, which is packed with tasty family favourites you’d make at home. You’ll be sure to want second helpings!

Oceania is a leading provider of premium healthcare services in New Zealand. With over 40 locations across the country, we’ve been part of local communities for over 50 years. We’re recognised as industry leaders in care, winning awards for innovation, food, staff training and community engagement.

When it comes to your care, you know what you like and what you don’t like – and we want to know your preferences too. Because everyone is different, all of our residents get a personalised care plan, so from meals to medications; everything that’s important to you is covered.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 28 May 2021
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 13
Vacancy No
Otumarama has a selection of large, light rooms. We also have double rooms at both resthome and hospital level care to suit couples. Our carers are experienced and caring, with some having been with us for over 20 years. The Facility is situated up a long tree lined driveway and has a "homely feel".We provide Hospital residential care for people under the age of 65.
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms as at 04 Feb 2022
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Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire
Updated: 17 Aug 2022
Care Apartment Bed and Vacancy Details
Care Apartment Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 7
Care Apartment Vacancy No
Care Apartment Impending vacancy No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 17 Aug 2022
"Being prepared to arrange for dad to attend the Crusader's rugby game in Nelson was beyond the call of duty and very much appreciated by us all."
"My father's life quality, life expectancy and health and happiness has improved dramtically thanks to the stable environment, great nutrition and excellent staff interaction."
"He gets treated as a person, not a number. Dad gets treated with respect, dignity and great care. Thank you!!!"
Updated: 28 May 2021
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes A Registered Nurse is on duty 24 hrs a day
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have many trained Healthcare Assistants who care for our residents. They are very passionate about what they do and how they do it. Our residents are cared for by people who genuinely care.
Physiotherapist Yes We have a qualified Physiotherapist who ensures that mobility is retained and often improved. She will put a program in place that best suits the needs of the resident individually.
Occupational Therapist Yes Accessed as required through the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable These are accessible through the local District Health Board.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Erica Williams is part of the Otumarama team and is passionate about providing social opportunities to our residents with in the facility as well as the community. Erica also recognises the need to exercise every part of the body including the mind.
Hairdresser Yes We also have a hairdressing salon. Donna is our hairdresser, and does a wonderful job pampering the residents.
Podiatrist Yes Our podiatrist is contracted and visits every six weeks to ensure that residents podiatry needs are met.
Dietitian Yes
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes At Otumarama we have interdenominational services held regularly which caters for all residents spiritual needs.
Other Personnel Yes Maintenance, Administration, Laundry staff & Kitchen staff. We also have volunteers at Otumarama.
Updated: 28 May 2021
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes All our nursing staff are fully trained in oxygen management and are assessed annually.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our nursing staff have many years experience in caring for clients requiring palliative care. Our carers regularly participate in education from the Nelson Hospice Service.
Dialysis No Our local hospital have specialists who have visited the facility in the past
Wound Care Yes Specialist input is available as needed
Diabetic Care Yes Specialist input is available as needed
Continence Advice Yes Residents undergo a continence assessment on admission and as required. Any additional advice is available through NMPH services.
Stomal Therapy No Specialist input is available as needed. Registered Nursing Staff are trained in stomal care and are aware of supports provided through the NMHB through referral if required.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care No Available as required
Infection Control Yes We have regular Infection control meetings as part of our Quality control. The Infection control officer is the Clinical Nurse Manager Shinu Thomas.
Surgical Followup Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes This is accessed through Nelson Marlborough Health Board Mental Health Services.
Clinical Management Yes Shinu Thomas, our Clinical Nurse Manager has many years nursing experience. Her key focus in her nursing career is working with Older Persons.
Updated: 28 May 2021
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 welcome respite residents. Please enquire about our booking process.
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes We at Otumarama realise that family members caring for loved ones at home some times need to book to ensure that an overseas holiday can be planned in advance. Carers can be safe in the knowledge that accommodation for their loved one is pre-booked.
Updated: 28 May 2021
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes It is important that our residents feel that this is their home so they are encouraged to bring their special treasures to Otumarama. Safety is paramount therefore please check with the Manager Thushari, so that the resident's environment remains safe.
Single Rooms Yes All of our rooms are large and have views of the gardens or courtyards through either large windows or patio doors.
Shared Rooms Yes We have some double rooms available.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes Double rooms are available for couples. They are a good size for either a double bed or 2 singles.
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have a black cat called Marmite and a grey cat called Gin. Gin was abandoned and has made Otumarama her home.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes By approval of manager in first instance.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes We provide the jackpoint, with the phone connection to be arranged and paid for by the resident/family.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes While residents can adjust the heating in their room, all heaters do have thermostats to ensure a comfortable temperature all year round.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We have several residents under 65 years who live at Otumarama. We have activities that are aimed at a younger group of residents.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a large lounge and a small quiet lounge which is available at any time for residents use.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes We work closely with the Nelson Palliative care service.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Although we do not have a subsidised daycare contract, we are able to provide carer support funded daycare if required. We provide daycare support for individuals at hospital level care.
Outings Yes We have an activities programme which includes regular outings.
Whanau Room Yes The room is referred to as the Common room and consists of television, DVD, computer, dining area and kitchenette for light refreshments.
Residents Committee Yes But would welcome a chair person
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes All of our staff are trained on how to manage behaviour that challenges us. Training is research based and conducted so that our staff feel prepared.
Confused Residents Yes Some of our residents do have have some degree of confusion, however this does not impact on theirs or other residents quality of life at Otumarama.
Rural Setting No Although not rural, we are down a long driveway with very quiet, private and beautiful grounds with courtyards. With a stream meandering alongside and trees ensuring bird song, there is a feel of country.
Smokers Room Yes We have a residents courtyard where smoking is allowed. There is no smoking inside the facility.
Smoking Permitted Yes In designated courtyard only.
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 28 May 2021
Special Features
Special Features
Otumarama is a facility which recognises the need to provide accommodation for people under the age of 65 - we have embraced the challenges this brings to ensure we meet the needs of younger adults. We have developed a Common Room which enables independence to be retained as well as facilitate free choice. The Common Room has a computer with Skype capabilities, a billiard table and a Wii gaming device.
Updated: 28 May 2021
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
The activities programme includes crafts, games and quizzes, exercise groups, live music, church services, guest speakers and scenic excursions, just to mention a few. Community pets include two cats, canaries and a tropical fish tank.

There’s a weekly happy hour and special get-togethers are organized for annual celebrations, such as Easter, Mid-Winter and Christmas.
Updated: 28 May 2021
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Fees do not include: Podiatry for non diabetic residents, ear health care (syringe treatment), personal travel by shuttle or taxi unless to medical appointment, hairdressing, personal toiletries.
Staffing qualifications and details 24 hour care, with RN on each shift + Care staff. Full Laundry and Kitchen facilities supplied. A Business & Care Manager who is a Registered Nurse with extensive AT&R experience. Clinical Leader, Administration & Activities Co-Ordinator Mon-Fri + Physiotherapist available regularly.
Details about meals Rotating 4 weekly varied menu. Oceania has developed a summer and winter menu which is enjoyed by all residents. Residents are encouraged to dine in the dinning room as this is an opportunity for social interaction. Should a resident choose to dine in their room this is also acceptable.
Associated Complexes We are part of the Oceania Group of care facilities. Our sister facilities are Whareama Specialist Senior Care, Green Gables Lifestyle Care & Village, Stoke Retirement Village and Woodlands Rest Home & Village, all in the Nelson region.
Updated: 28 May 2021
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
German Yes .
Hindi Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Samoan Yes
Shona Yes
Sri Lankan Yes
Updated: 28 May 2021
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes We have a minister who visits on request and holds a service on site on a weekly basis.
Roman Catholic Yes Mass is held onsite on a regular basis and a priest can visit on request.
Updated: 28 May 2021
Location Distance Details
Public Transport Bus route to town nearby
Shops Stoke shops are an easy 5 minute walk from the home.
Mall Stoke Mall is a 10 minute walk from Otumarama
Parks Broadgreen House and Gardens are a short walk away.
Library Public Library is at Stoke shopping center. Also books from the library are delivered to Otumarama.
Updated: 28 May 2021
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes We are a member of the Aged Care Association and attend local meetings.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 28 May 2021

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