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Brylyn Residential Care
Hospital Care
200 Te Kowhai Road
Te Rapa
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200 Te Kowhai Road RD8 Hamilton 3288
(07) 849 4025
(07) 849 0361
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Shameema Begum - 07 8494025
Caitlin and Joe - 02102574007
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We provide quality Hospital, Rest Home, Respite, Convalescent and Palliative Levels of Care. We utilize the InterRai Assessment Tool, endorsed by the Ministry of Health, to assess our residents and prepare a comprehensive and personalized Long Term Care Plan, to ensure the resident recieves 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 ambience, in a country setting to meet the individualized 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 8:45am - 2.15pm weekdays and offers, newspaper reading, exercises, paintings, some craft work, bingo, jigsaws, world affairs, walks in the garden, weekly music, etc. We have weekly church services 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 / Resthome, Short Term Respite / Convalescent Care, Day Care, for both the elderly and under 65's.

Recently Brylyn was awarded with a 2 year certification from the Waikato District Health Board, to continue providing Residential Care. We are happy to have achieved the 2 yr contract and it reflects our committment to continue providing a quality, personalized, 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, 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
OR PHONE 07 8494025 or 02102574007
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 19 May 2018
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 10
Vacancy Yes
Single and double rooms with handbasin and wardrobe available, either sunrise or sunsetrooms. Call 8494025/ 02102574007 or email brylynresthome@gmail.com to book a viewing for yourself or your loved ones.
Impending vacancy Yes - 3rooms available.
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 20 Jun 2018
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: 19 May 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 168 Yes We have a NZNC Registered Nurse on duty 24 hrs a day, as well as a Clinical Nurse Manager in charge.
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.
Own Social Worker 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, Lux.
Activities Co-ordinator 25 Yes Our activities co-ordinator works from 9am to 2.30pm every week day. There is a varied programme including a fortnightly bus trip to R.S.A, 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 as well.
Podiatrist Negotiable We are happy to negotiate a Podiatrist as needed, and are in the process of acquiring the services of a suitable podiatrist.
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 55 Yes We have 2 gardeners / handymen to maintain the gardens and repairs around the facility, fixing TV reception / antennas/doors/locks/call bells and 2 cleaners to keep the place clean and tidy . Please negotiate with the RN on duty for any help if needed.
Updated: 19 Nov 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care Contract Yes We work closely with Hospice Waikato, and utilize 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.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes We have qualified staff to manage P.E.G / Naso-gastric Feeds.
IV Antibiotic Capability No We will get staff trained for this if there is a high need of this in our residents.
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.
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 Advisor Yes We are in the process of organizing continence advice for all our trained / untrained staff to meet the specific requirements of our residents.
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 utilize these when required , whilst minimizing wastage.
Stomal Therapist Yes We are happy to make a referral for any clients who come into care with this.
Psychiatric Care No We are happy to liaise with the GP to make referrals to a psychiatrist if needed by any resident.
Dialysis Yes We have Registered Nurses 24/7 to be able to provide Peritoneal Dialysis support.
Specialised Dementia Care No We do cater to mild dementia care not at risk of absconding or not at risk to themselves or others.
Gerontological Care Yes We are an eldercare facility, providing nursing care and support to the elderly.
Urology No Our GP is happy to make a referral to Urology as needed.
Clinical Manager Yes We have a Clinical Nurse Manager with oversight of the facility.
Other Nursing Specialities No We are happy to make any required referrals to other Nrsing Specialities.
Psychologist Yes A referral will be made by the inhouse GP if a resident requires the services of a psychologist.
Psychiatrist Yes A referral will be made by the inhouse GP if a resident requires the services of a psychiatrist.
Updated: 19 May 2018
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
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 No 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 $144.31/ night. Please phone 07 8494025 / 02102574007 or email brylynresthome@gmail.com. The charges for the deluxe studio unit is $185 /night.
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: 19 May 2018
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.
Day Care Yes Day care is available 7 days/week, $40 per day. Includes main meal, 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.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes If you need short term care either private or funded through the DHB ring the Nurse Manager on 8494025 to book.
Palliative Care Contract Yes We provide Palliative Care as needed in End of Life Care. We have RNs on duty 24/7.
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We have Registerd Nurses on duty 24/7, which makes providing Palliative / End of Life Care easier, as well as inhouse GP to liaise with for reviews and medications.
Whanau Room Yes We have a quiet room available for families.
Rooms (Single) Yes 15 single rooms
Rooms (Shared) No We have 5 rooms that are double rooms, and can be utilized for friends coming into care, or couples, as well as residents who prefer to have someone else to talk to.
Rooms (Suit 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.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents can bring their own furniture, so long as this can be accomodated in the rooms / space.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Some residents have a beer at Happy Hour, and if this has been a norm for them, then the nurse is obliged to give a little drink in the evening if needed.
Pets In Residence Yes We have a few residents with cats, who stay in their rooms.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We can accomodate cats, so long as these have been vaccinated, flea treated, and up to date with any other animal requirements, disease free and friendly. We can accomodate very small dogs, so long as they stay in the resident's rooms.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes All rooms have their own phone jack and residents are welcome to have their own phones in their rooms. There is also a portable phone that residents can use .
Wifi Yes We can organize access.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes All studio rooms have their own remote to adjust their air conditioning units. 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.
Maori Kaupapa Yes Can be organized as needed.
Residents Committee Yes A quarterly Resident Meeting is organized by the Activities Co-ordinator and the Nurse Manager. The meeting minutes are recorded , issues raised discussed for resolution with the Directors / Owners, and update given back to residents.
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 No Plans to set up later.
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.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have one main lounge area with a TV, divided in a separate area for residents needing quiet time, as well as the main dining room for meals and activities.
Outings Yes Mini Van trip fortnightly.
Rural Setting Yes We are in a quiet country setting with lots of fresh air, and the sight of cows grazing on the horizon.
Smoking Permitted Yes No Smoking inside or on the grounds.
Sprinklers Yes Sprinklers fitted throughout the building and also on outside veranda areas.
Audit report available Yes The rest home is audited according to the Ministry of Health regulations.Our audit agency is Verification NZ and a copy of this report is available on request.
Updated: 19 Nov 2017
Special Features
Special Features
We are a rest home in a semi rural environment which has a family like astmosphere. We have a cook 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 organize staff evenings where residents are invited to participate in meals, laughter, dances and relaxation with staff members.

We minimze the institutional environment of resthomes and hospitals, and have a visitors tea / coffee corner as well.

The easiest way to Brylyn Residential Care Home is to take the motorway to Auckland from the Norton Roundabout, then take the first exit for Raglan / Otorohanga, turn left again on top of the hill, comes to a roundabout which shows a RESTHOME sign going to your left. The resthome is 50 metres down the dead end of Te Kowhai rd to your left from the roundabout.

Take Ruffell Road (which is off Te Rapa Road) , go over the railway line and turn right onto Onion Road, take the first left onto the new motorway. Go along motorway until you come to a round about , turn left at the round about(onto Te Kowhai Road) and the rest home is 50 metres along on your left.
Updated: 19 May 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Age Concern, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Canine friends, Care and Craft, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, , Electric beds, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, R.S.A,Fax, Games, Garden, Happy Hour, Jigsaw, Library, Newspaper reading, Outings, Quizzes, Reading, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV
Updated: 19 Nov 2017
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re 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.
Staffing Details We currently employ 20 staff who work on a rostered basis to ensure coverage of all shifts.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Our daily contract rate with the Ministry of Health is $144.31, this rate is set by the Ministry of Health and is reviewed each year in July. Our Studio rooms are $185 / night and renovated double rooms are $155/night.
Updated: 19 May 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Arabic Yes One staff who worked in Saudi speaks in Arabic.
Chinese Yes We have 2 Chinese nurses.
Deaf Blind Sign Language Yes The owner is a teacher for the blind children.
English Yes All our staff have speak in English at work.
Fijian Indian Yes We have 3 Fiji Indian staff.
Gujarati Yes We have one staff who can speak Gugerati.
Hindi Yes We have several staff who can speak in Hindi.
Italian Yes We have one staff who can speak Italian.
Malay Yes One staff who can speak in Malay.
Malayalam Yes One Malaysian staff.
Mandarin Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes We have two staff members that use Te Reo when speaking with our Maori residents.
Punjabi Yes One staff speaks Punjabi.
Tamil Yes
Telugu Yes
Urdu Yes
Updated: 19 Nov 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes We have a minister who takes a service evey fortnight
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 On request.
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: 19 Nov 2017
Public Transport 3.00 km Available from Te Rapa Straight
Shops 3.00 km The Base is our nearest set of shops
Mall 3.00 km We are approximately 3 km from The Base
Parks 5.00 km Situated in Pukete
Library 8.00 km Hamilton Central
Updated: 31 Jan 2014
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes Staff are participating in courses offered by CareerForce.
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes Our audit report is available. Please email brylyn@clear.net.nz for a copy of our latest audit report from Verification NZ.
CareerForce Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 31 Jan 2014