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Ultimate Care Ranburn
7 Nova Scotia Drive
Northland 0510
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Norman Hamilton - 09 432 0675
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Deborah Smith - 09 432 0675
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Contact us today to see what a positive move to Ranburn can make to your life. 


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Tucked away in the coastal community of Waipu, Northland, is Ultimate Care Ranburn. Only 40 minutes from Whangarei, we offer a rural lifestyle whilst still being situated right in the heart of Waipu's town centre.

We believe the most important factor for our residents is to assist them to live a full quality life, in a warm, friendly and family-oriented environment, one that respects and celebrates their individuality and life.

Visitors often comment on the sense of community at Ranburn and how beautiful the setting is. We are also lucky to have a number of wonderful beaches, markets and community events which we visit often on our many outings.

Our dedicated team of nurses and caregivers offer an unparalleled quality of personalised care backed by industry-leading qualifications and training.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 8 Jan 2021
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 24
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $10.00/day up to $18.00/day 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 Yes
Updated: 23 Jun 2022
"The care, positive nature of staff is really appreciated. The activities team keep everyone busy and active. Management are easy to approach".

"Nursing and care staff are excellent".

"Your staff who are out on the floor are great, always cheerful, have taken the time and effort to get to know us, welcome us, share info with us. Our mother is very calm and at peace under the care and love".
Updated: 22 Mar 2021
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 24/7 Yes We have registered nurses on duty at all times in our hospital unit and compliment the resthome and specialist dementia unit with nurses part - time as well. All nurses have comprehensive first aid certificates
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have a dedicated team of caregivers who are committed to providing the best quality care to our residents. Our caregivers are trained in all aspects of care for our elderly residents
Physiotherapist Yes We have a contracted physio who visits our facility a day a week
Occupational Therapist No Available through Northland District Health in Whangarei
Social Worker (on site) No This service is available through Northland District Health in Whangarei
Diversional Therapist Yes We have a full time Diversional Therapist who ensures our activities programme is designed to meet the needs of all our residents.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We have an Activities programme that covers 5 days a week providing a range of social, group, individual and passive activities, Tai Chi, weekly outings, walks to local cafes, arts and craft, musicans, bowls, board games, word puzzles, mind games
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser is available onsite one regular day per week and by special arrangement.
Podiatrist Yes Our podiatrist visits every 3 weeks and this service is available to our village residents as private consult also.
Dietitian No We have close access to the dietitians at Northland Health for any special dietary needs and menu planning.
Accredited Visitors Yes At Ranburn, we have regular communtiy visitors that are only too happy to lend a helping hand or provide support and companionship.
Kaumatua Yes We are pleased to have on site support in this area with our own staff and local iwi, also a pathway to greater support via Northland Health
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have weekly spiritual support from our chaplian each Thursday. Roman Catholic provide monthly communion
Other Personnel Yes We have a team of clinical experts at our Wellington National Support office. We have a National Clinical Coach who oversees all our clinical practices
Updated: 8 Jan 2021
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We have medical oxygen available and concentrator amchines for those on longer term use with some dependency. Oxygen therapy nurse visits as needed
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Our Registered Nurses can safely manage the delicate needs of someone requiring nasogastric feeding.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We have a team of dedicated regsitered nurses who will provide the best possible care to our residents who are at the end stage of life. Not only that, they will offer support to all our residents families
Wound Care Yes Our organisation has identified our own wound care nurse specialist who assists all our nursing staff to provide the best possible solution to managing any wounds our residents may present
Diabetic Care Yes Our staff are educated in the management of diabetes and we utilise the skills of the diabetes nurse specialist through the DHB
Continence Advice Yes A continence nurse advisor is available to call on us for any concerns, interests or training required.
Stomal Therapy No We do have access to the stoma nurse via the DHB. She will make visits to the facility.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes We can assist with the recovery and rehabilitation of a stroke from any of our residents unfortunate to succumb to this medical event.
Infection Control Yes Our Infection Control programme thoughout our organisation has been endorsed by the Medical Officer of Health in the South Island
Surgical Followup Yes If care following surgery is needed we can assist you during convalesence and follow a planned treatment regime
Clinical Management Yes We have a full time clinical nurse manager who oversees all of the care given to our residents by the nursing team.
Other Specialties Yes
Updated: 8 Jan 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 Yes we can provide respite care to suit your needs please call our manager to discuss
Carer Support Yes We can discuss your needs if you are a carer that needs a break for a while. We understand your needs for peace of mind that your loved one will be cared for while you have a rest. Please call our manager to discuss.
Subsidised Yes Yes we provide a subsidised service
Private Paying No Yes we provide a private paying service
Booking can be made in advance Yes We are more than happy to discuss advance bookings subject to availability
Updated: 8 Jan 2021
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are welcome to bring their own furniture and belongings suitable to area and room size.
Single Rooms Yes We have single rooms available and we are currently refurbishing our bedrooms in a planned stage
Shared Rooms Yes We do have available at times double rooms for couples please call our manager to inquire about availability
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We do have available at times double rooms for couples please call our manager to inquire about availability
Ensuite Yes We have a large number of rooms with ensuites and rooms with shared bathrooms
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have happy hour each Saturday with entertainment
Pets In Residence Yes The pets in residense are totally cared for by the resident, vetted, health prog.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes You can discuss your needs regarding pets living at the facility
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Private cost for in room connection. Cordless phones are available however.
Wifi No We are currently working hard in 2017 to bring wi-fi to our residents and families, we hope to have this in place in early months of 2017.
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Our rooms have heating that is controlled by our maintenance person
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Our primary core business is Aged Care, however if you or your loved one is closer to 65 we will be happy to discuss your needs
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have plenty of seating areas with large lounges and small alcoves for quiet times
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Generally speaking, people who are dying need care in four areas, physical comfort, mental and emotional needs, spiritual issues and practical tasks. Their families need support as well. It is our goal to provide all of this at the end stage of life.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We can provide a day care service should you require one
Outings Yes Outings are held on a weekly basis, this may consist of a trip to the beach, walk local cafe, visit to animal parks a variety of outing are planned for residents
Whanau Room Yes We have a private areas for families should they require it.
Residents Committee Yes We hold monthly residents meeting
Family Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes Monthly news letter goes out to all family and is displayed around the home
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes As part of a large organisation, our staff are trained to manage many challenges presented with behavior at times.
Confused Residents Yes At times we may have confused residents, as part of our training programme all staff are aware of the needs of confused residents and apply their skill and knowledge to manage this situation.
Rural Setting Yes Lovely gardens and chairs on decks so you can sit in sun. Rural outlook.
Updated: 8 Jan 2021
Special Features
Special Features
We are situated in the heart of Waipu. Our grounds are gardens are meticulously taken care of.
Updated: 8 Jan 2021
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Art, Billiards, Bingo, Big print books, Board games, Bowls, Bridge, Cards, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Digital camera, Entertainers, Exercises, Games, Gardening, Happy Hour, Housie, Jigsaw, Indoor Games, Library, Tai Chi, weekly outings, musicians, Sky TV in main lounge on Big Screen TV.
Updated: 8 Jan 2021
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please contact management for further details
Staffing qualifications and details Our staff are long serving. All nurses hold comprehensive first aid certificates. All dementia staff have Dementia for Older Person certificates.
Details about meals Our meals are beautifully prepared on site by our kitchen chef. As well as having a large dining room, we also cater for residents preferring to stay in their rooms occasionally. We can also cater a meal for a family member.
Associated Complexes We are part of the Ultimate Care Group of aged care facilities
Updated: 8 Jan 2021
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
Croatian Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Japanese Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Other Information Yes We are more than happy to arrange a translator should this be required
Updated: 8 Jan 2021
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes communion
(Other comments) Yes Other Faiths can be sourced by the Facility to see if there's a local representation.
Updated: 8 Jan 2021
Location Distance Details
Shops 0.25 Km close access to chemist, lotto shop, Malcolm Harker Herbalist, four square, post shop, vet, gift shops, museum, cafes, bowling club, rugby fields, hairdresser
Mall Close access to chemist, lotto shop, Malcolm Harker Herbalist, four square, post shop, vet, gift shops, museum, cafes, bowling club, rugby fields, hairdresser
Parks close proximity, easy paved walk,
Library within 50 mtrs
Updated: 8 Jan 2021
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Other details No All Registered Nurses hold current comprehensive first aid certificates
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 8 Jan 2021

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