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Ranui (a Presbyterian Support Otago Enliven home)

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Ranui (a Presbyterian Support Otago Enliven home)
4 Chapple Street
Alexandra 9320
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4 Chapple Street
Alexandra 9320
Southern (Otago)
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Leigh McLeod - (03) 448 8280
Presbyterian Support Otago - (03) 4777115
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Ranui is an integral part of the Alexandra community and a highly sought-after home for older people seeking residential care.

Hospital residents continue to have personal choices and daily life is determined by individual needs and preferences.

Because we believe in providing the best care possible for our Hospital residents, staffing levels are at the higher end for this sector.

Presbyterian Support Otago places great emphasis on thorough orientation and on-going training for all staff, and support them when undertaking nationally recognised sector-specific qualifications. The percentage of staff passing such qualifications is increasing annually.

Because we focus on ensuring residents maintaining their current levels of fitness and functioning physically as well as is possible, we have a very high level of physiotherapy input into care plans – something unique in residential care.

Like all our facilities, Ranui Home & Hospital has a Presbyterian foundation and welcomes people of all backgrounds and cultures.

Offering a wide range of services, Ranui rest home and hospital rooms are always in demand, and has a long, proud tradition of providing quality services to the region.

The staff does all it can to help residents and families experience a good transition to living at Ranui, and welcomes family input into creating the right ‘personal feel’ for their loved one.

Ranui also offers:
Rest Home care
Dementia care
Independent living - Ranui Court

Enliven - Vaccination Policy
In line with Government requirements and PSO’s commitment to health and safety, all Enliven staff and volunteers are fully vaccinated (or will be by 1 January 2022).
Building on that protection, and along with many other providers of aged care, PSO has decided that we will not accept a person for admission to any of our Enliven residential care homes, unless the person is vaccinated against COVID-19.
If the person has had their first vaccination, they will be expected to have the second vaccination within the timeframe contained in the Ministry of Health guidelines.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 9 Apr 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 35
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges No
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
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes Ranui has Registered Nurse cover 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The manager is an RN and holds a current annual Practising Certificate.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Physiotherapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes
Accredited Visitors Yes Ranui has its own experienced volunteer team to assist when needed.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Ranui welcomes visiting chaplains from the community
Updated: 2 Aug 2010
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Top quality palliative care is essential and all Presbyterian Support Otago care homes work to the exacting standards of the Liverpool Care Pathway of palliative care, which is recognised as clinical best-practise in terms of end of life care.
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes Unit Nurse Manager
Updated: 19 Aug 2014
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes Adjoining Rooms with shared ensuite
Ensuite Yes shared ensuites
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes By arrangement
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Outdoor area available for smokers
Semi-Secure Yes Locked at night
Updated: 22 Jul 2010
Special Features
Special Features
Ranui is an integral part of the Alexandra community and a highly sought-after home for older people seeking residential care.

It is a short, flat walk to Alexandra township and community facilites, passing the beautiful gardens at Centennial Park.

Ranui is purpose-built and maintained to a high level, and residents have plenty of room in which to enjoy the wide range of activities continually available to them.

The exceedingly high standard of meals is always commented on by residents and visitors alike, as is the home's ambiance and standard of care offered to rsidents.

Presbyterian Support Otago residences have a policy of valuing the lives of older people, and this is reflected in the many services and facilities offered.

PSO continually invests in its facilities so that there is a high level of equipment such as hoists, special beds etc. Equipment-wise, our facilities are very well provided for.

We are moving to implement the Liverpool Care Pathway for end of life care. This is internationally recognised as being ‘best practice’ in terms of palliative care.

Updated: 2 Aug 2010
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Maintaining regular sporting and community activity our individual residents had before moving to Ranui, is encouraged. We believe residents should maintain the connection they had with their family, friends and community, and will do all we can to ensure those connections are kept.

In-house, we have an extensive activities programme that includes exercise, quiz sessions, newspaper readings, guest speakers and entertainers, and Happy Hour is a very popular event.

There is great emphasis on outings, undertaken in comfortable vans, with events ranging from concerts to garden visits.

Some residents prefer to undertake hobbies and interests privately, or on a one-to-one basis, and we are happy to accommodate them.

Updated: 2 Aug 2010
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not All details discussed at initial meetings.
Staffing qualifications and details All Presbyterian Support Otago homes have multi-disciplinary teams with staff focused on providing respectful, quality care to residents.
Details about meals All reasonable steps are taken to ensure residents have their food preferences respected. A dietician oversees the nutritional value of every meal and our highly experienced cooks create attractive meals from in-house commercial kitchens.
Associated Complexes Elmslie House Home & Hospital, Holmdene Home & Hospital, Iona Home & Hospital, Ross Home & Hospital, St Andrews Home & Hospital, Taieri Court Rest Home,Wanaka Retirement Village and Enliven Otago (Presbyterian Support) - Help for Those at Home
Updated: 5 Aug 2010
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Other Information Yes English is spoken at all Presbyterian Support homes and hospitals. In some cases staff are able to converse in other languages.
Updated: 22 Jul 2010
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
(Other comments) Yes All religious affiliations are respected. Some services are held in-house, at other times participation in community church services is encouraged.
Updated: 2 Aug 2010
Location Distance Details
Public Transport A taxi can be arranged.
Shops It's just a 1km flat walk into Alexandra township from Ranui and a superette is in between
Mall Collected and delivered on the premises
Parks Nearby
Library Nearby
Updated: 2 Aug 2010
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Home and Community Health Association Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Home and Community Health Association
Updated: 22 Jul 2010

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