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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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Sally Sariman - 07 8494025
Caitlin and Joe - 02102574007
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We provide quality hospital level and rest home level care and palliative care using the InteRAI assessment approach (endorsed by The Ministry of Health )to assess residents needs and establish care plans to ensure the resident receives the most appropriate 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 reviewed readily through different agencies when needed.
This is done within our small privately owned rest home which has a friendly, caring and homely environment designed to fit you and your loved ones needs. We have a long history of stable staff so your loved ones can be cared for by the same person.
We offer this quality care with a homely touch in a semi rural setting that responds to our residents individual needs with a uniquely personal approach. We offer church services every second Tuesday from 10.30am to 12pm with Minister Reg , a monthly service with Vicar Ivan and also communion and individual pastoral care every second Sunday with Vicar Ivan.

We provide a range of services which include long and short term rest home and hospital level care, day care, respite care and convalescent 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 provide residential care. We are extremely proud of this achievement and is a reflection of the quality of our staff, carers and service.
Accepting full time placement or
needing time to recover from a minor operation or an illness, book into Brylyn for Convalescent Care while you recuperate.


Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 14 Oct 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care10
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Spacious studio room with private ensuite, walk in wardrobe, kitchenette, patio and heating system available. Would suit single person or a couple. Ph 8494025/ 02102574007 or email brylynresthome@clear.net.nz
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 25 Sep 2017
Letter from DHB Portfolio Manager April 2012:
The DHB would like to congratulate the management and care team of Brylyn Rest Home for achieving so well in the recent certification audit and gaining a 3-year certification. The team at Brylyn have worked hard and the DHB appreciates the high quality of service delivered to the residents in its care.

Executive Summary from Verification NZ February 2012:
General Conclusion on System Performance and Compliance with the Standard
Brylyn Residential Care continues to deliver a very high standard of care to residents. On the day of the audit 28 of the 34 beds were occupied. In addition to long stay residential care the organisation also provides respite and day care. The nurse manager has been in the position since 2009. Staffing is generally stable with many staff having been employed for several years. There is one other registered nurse who works on the weekends and while the nurse manager is away.During the audit both residents and relatives were interviewed. All expressed they are very happy with the staff, in particular the nurse manager and the activities coordinator, and with all services provided.

General Overview
Brylyn Residential Care continues to provide rest home level care for up to 30 residents. On the day of the audit there were 28 residents in the facility. The rest home is situated just Northwest of Hamilton in a rural setting. The nurse manager has been at the facility since 2009 and has extensive experience in aged care. Staffing is stable and staff are well trained in their roles and responsibilities. All criteria audited are fully attained and there is evidence that improvements are ongoing.
During the audit both residents and relatives were interviewed. All expressed a high degree of satisfaction with all aspects of the service. Residents and relatives report that communication amongst staff and management is open and honest.
Updated: 22 Jul 2015
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner 40 Yes We have a Nurse Manager overseeing the running of the facility from 7.30am to 3.30pm everyday.
Registered Nurse 132 Yes We have a registered nurse on duty at all times.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 371 Yes We have caregivers rostered on 24 hours a day.
Physiotherapist 0.00 Yes A physiotherapist visit once a week on a Thursday for review and assessment on any new client.Consult are available upon request . Please arrange with the RN or NM a week in advance if you feel that your parent need to be review.
Occupational Therapist 0.00 Negotiable Referral to community OT will be dodne if needed via our own GP
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 weekly bus trip during term time at no extra cost
Hairdresser Yes Every fortnight on Friday morning 8.3am till appointment completed
Podiatrist Yes A Podiatrist visit monthly in the afternoon. See nurse for appointments. Routinely, residents are listed randomly after assessed by carestaff or RN.
Dietitian Yes Available via referral from GP
Accredited Visitors Yes We have accredited visitors for those who desire them, if you would like a accredited visitor please let one of the staff know.
Kaumatua Yes Organised as needed.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes A vicar attends regularly and can be arranged on a as needed basis.
Other Personnel 10 Yes The gardener is available to help residents with their gardens or pot plants.
Updated: 25 Aug 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care Contract Yes We work closely with the Hospice Waikato when the need arise for their consult. Most of our staff are competent in managing palliative clients.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Oxygen Management Yes Oxygen is available if needed and a management programme is in place .
Wound Care Yes Wounds are dressed daily by Registered Nurse and if needed the wound nurse from the hospital is consulted.
Diabetic Care Yes Diabetics are catered for and the Diabetic Adviser from the hospital is in regular contact as well as the General Practitioner.
Continence Advisor Yes Contacted if needed
Infection Control Yes We follow our policies and procedures as outlined in our infection control manual and the Bugs Control Manual.
Stomal Therapist Yes Consult or referral is available after consultation with our home GP
Clinical Manager Yes
Psychologist Yes Contacted as needed.
Psychiatrist Yes Contacted as needed.
Updated: 24 Mar 2017
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 funded by the Ministry of Health and also private respite. Please phone 07 8494025 / 02102574007 or email brylynresthome@clear.net.nz or brylyn@clear.net.nz for more information.
Carer Support Yes We cater for short term stays for convalescence care , family relief or general need for short term care.
Subsidised Yes We have a number of contracts with the Ministry of Health including respite care for hospital and rest home level of care. MOH provides funding for respite care. Ph 07 8494025 / 02102574007 or email brylyn@clear.net.nz
Private Paying Yes We accept private paying long or short term residents .The price per day is set by the Ministry of Health at $130. Please phone 07 8494025 / 02102574007 or email brylyn@clear.net.nz.
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 brylyn@clear.net.nz
Updated: 11 Feb 2017
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 per week. $35 per day . Includes cooked main meal at lunchtime, morning and afternoon tea. 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.
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We can provide palliative care; this can be discussed with the nurse manager. Phone 8494025. Most of our nurses are competent in caring for "End of Life" clients. Caregivers' are in the process of attending Palliative Training.
Whanau Room Yes We have the Cane room available for whanau and family to use.
Rooms (Single) Yes 15 single rooms
Rooms (Shared) No We have 5 rooms that can be used as double rooms but they are not used to share with non partners.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes 8 Studio rooms with ensuite, kitchenette, walk in wardrobes and own patio area.
Ensuite Yes Studio rooms plus one single room all have their own bathrooms.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Own furniture is encouraged, feel free to make your room into your home.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Unless stipulated by the doctor
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes This could be negotiated with the nurse manager.
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 .
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 contacted as needed.
Residents Committee Yes Residents meet quarterley to discuss any issues, this meeting is conducted by the activities co-ordinator and Nurse Manager. The minutes of the meeting are then recorded and discuss with the Managing Director to update the feedback.
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 Yes 1st Newsletter for the year 2015-winter edition is out. Look out for it or request via email : brylynresthome@clear.net.nz
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Policy on Managing challenging behaviour clients are in place and was review with monitoring assessment in place when the needs arise. Alternative if the behaviour is non clinical related, consult liasion from mental health will be initiated by GP.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have one main lounge area with a TV , also a smaller room which is available for residents and their friends and families to meet.
Outings Yes Bus Trip weekly during term time
Rural Setting Yes We are approximately 3 km from The Base shopping centre
Smoking Permitted Yes There is no smoking within our facility.
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: 25 Aug 2016
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. Currently there is a retirement village being built around the rest home , this will comprise of 23 free standing houses.

Due to access to Te Kowhai Road being closed to allow the new motorway to be built please follow the instructions below.

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: 31 Jan 2014
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, Digital camera, Electric beds, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Games, Garden, Gas Fire, Happy Hour, Jigsaw, Library, Newspaper reading, Outings, Quizzes, Reading, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV
Updated: 31 Jan 2014
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 25 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 $130.10, this rate is set by the Ministry of Health and is reviewed each year in July.
Updated: 24 Mar 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes All our staff have English as a first language except one who speaks Hindi.
Fijian Indian Yes We have one staff member from the Fiji Islands who speaks Hindi.
Hindi Yes
Indonesian Yes
Malay Yes
Malayalam Yes
Mandarin Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes We have two staff members that use Te Reo when speaking with our Maori residents.
Punjabi Yes
Updated: 9 Sep 2015
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes We have a minister who takes a service evey fortnight
Salvation Army Yes Salvation Army attend fortnightly
Updated: 31 Jan 2014
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