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Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village

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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village
Category
Hospital Care
Address
49 Covent Drive
Stoke
Nelson
Postal Address
49 Covent Drive
Stoke
Nelson 7011
DHB
Nelson Marlborough
Phone
03 538 0880
Fax
03 538 0881
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Cathy Hiku - 03 538 0880
Owner
Ryman Healthcare
Clinical Manager:
Jessie Tang
Assistant Manager:
Jane Hockey
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Description
Your health needs may change over time and if they do, it’s good to know you won’t have to move again. At Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village, we’re dedicated to caring for you now and into your future.

As well as independent living and assisted living in serviced apartments, we also provide resthome, hospital and specialist dementia care. Providing the full range of living and care options is just one of Ryman’s points of difference.

Since 2014, we’ve repeatedly won the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand: Aged Care and Retirement Villages award. And we’ve been awarded the gold medal four times in the Reader’s Digest Quality Service award.

Of all the large providers in New Zealand (with 15 villages or more), Ryman has the highest number of care centres with 4 years’ certification – the ‘gold standard’ in care – from the Ministry of Health.

Innovations such as our custom-made electronic care app, myRyman, contribute to this high standard. In every care room, a device enables nurses and carers to see and record information about each resident. This award-winning technology creates greater efficiencies, allowing our teams to spend more time with residents as a result.

A clinical manager and unit coordinators oversee our trained carers and registered nurses in the delivery of your daily care.

In hospital care, a registered nurse is always on duty, and our on-call doctor is always available. Wherever possible, the same team members will care for you each day.

Private rooms are warm and spacious, and every room includes an ensuite bathroom. There are monitored call bells in your room and ensuite. To ensure a prompt response, all of our nursing and care staff carry a pager that alerts them if a resident rings their bell.

We provide all your meals and snacks form our seasonal Delicious menu. Meals are prepared fresh on site by our village chefs, with a choice of three main courses, including a vegetarian option. We also cater for special dietary requirements.

Amenities include a shop, hair and beauty salon. To ensure your safety at all times, we have 24-hour security on site. Our village also has emergency generators in our care centre, serviced apartments and village centre.

What really makes a difference in Ryman care centres, is the daily dedication of our caring teams. Residents and their families think the world of our nurses and carers. And because our staff ratios are some of the highest in the care sector, the individualised care we provide creates the unique experience that residents tell us they love.

Choosing the right care centre is one of the most important decisions you will make. At Ernest Rutherford, our dedication to care begins even before you or your loved one has moved in.

The Lifestyle at Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village has so many wonderful aspects. We appreciate that everyone has different needs and expectations, so we encourage you to come and visit.

Compare our care centre with other providers, and join in with the activities or events on offer. That way, you’ll obtain a real appreciation of the care centre lifestyle, and whether you can see yourself living there.

You’ll be supported by our care team every step of the way, to ensure your move into hospital care is a smooth and informed transition.

We look forward to introducing you to our warm and caring community.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 41
Vacancy Yes
We have beautiful ensuite rooms available. Rooms have full nurse call system, TV with freeview and views or access to the surrounding gardens or courtyards.
Impending vacancy Yes - We welcome your enquiry
Premium Room Charges Yes as at 06 Dec 2019
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 6 Dec 2019
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes We have a registered nurse on site 24/7
Physiotherapist Yes Our physiotherapist visits each Wednesday and Friday.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes The hospital has its own activities coordinator who provides a range of interesting and challenging activities for our residents.
Hairdresser Yes We have two hairdressers on site on a Tuesday Wednesday and Thurday and are available at other times as requested. We also have a beauty thearpist who visits each Wednesday.
Podiatrist Yes Our podiatrist visits on a monthly basis.
Dietitian No We do not have a dietitian on site but do have a dietitians input when preparing menus.
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Interdenominational church services are held on a weekly basis.
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes We have oxygen concnetrators available on site for the private use of hospital residents if this is their prescribed therapy.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Should a resident require this level of treatment our staff are trained in this type of intervention.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes As above
Wound Care Yes Staff all skilled in current best practice in wound care and we are always keen to elicit expert advice or review as required.
Diabetic Care Yes Our staff are well trained in diabetic care and we are able to cater for diabetic diets.
Continence Advice Yes Our staff are well trained in continence management and we also have the ability to access specialist review as required.
Stomal Therapy Yes We are happy to access this service via the DHB as required.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes We have a visiting physiotherapist who will assess each resident and develop an individualised physical programme as appropriate.
Infection Control Yes We have an Infection Prevention Nurse who overviews all our infection prevention processes and all staff are trained in infection prevention techniques.
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes Our company has access to highly specialised nursing clinicans as required.
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Every room is fully firnished, however should you wish to bring extra furniture for your bedroom please discuss this with Durham.
Single Rooms Yes All our rooms are single with ensuite. The rooms are beautifully proportioned and furnished with an electric bed, bedside cabinet and low boy as well as a wardrobe. There is a call bell beside the bed and ensuite
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have a number of large rooms that could be used to accommodate a couple. Simply check with Durham to ascertain the availability of these rooms.
Ensuite Yes Yes every bedroom has its own ensuite with toilet, shower and handbasin.
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have Happy Hour every week.
Pets In Residence Yes Some of our residents do bring pets with them however please always discuss this with Durham prior to making these arrangements as we do need to ensure your pet will be able to settle in our environment.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes As above
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Please feel welcome to contact Durham Quigley the Village Manager to discuss your specific requirements at anytime.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a large lounge available for our residents as well as a second lounge that is smaller and more intimate for residents looking for a quieter area to relax in.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes As above
Palliative Care Contract Yes As above
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We offer private day care to residents, simply contact Durham for further information.
Outings Yes We have vans and activity staff who will assist you to get out and about.
Whanau Room Yes We have a whanau room available that offers family and visitors the opportunity to have time out, make a cup of tea or coffee or make private phone calls. Simply ask our staff and we will always do our best to assist our families at anytime.
Maori Kaupapa Yes Please discuss this with Durham
Residents Committee No We hold meetings for residents every two months. All residents are invited to this meeting.
Family Committee No We hold relatives meetings twice a year. As well as this we always encourage family and friends to contact Durham direct and immediately if there is any issue of concern as we are committed to ensuring that we meet your expectations.
Newsletter Yes A newsletter is prepared and available every 4 months.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes As above
Rural Setting Yes The views from this facility are beautiful with delightful gardens that are full of colour and interest.
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Special Features
Special Features
We have lovely internal courtyards which residents with interior rooms have access to from their bedrooms. Bedrooms on on the exterior of the building have lovely views to the bowling green.
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We have a seperate activities co-ordinator for the hospital who prepares a comprehensive and interesting activities programme for our residents.

The activities co-ordinator also takes residents on outings and particularly on shopping trips.
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details about Meals All our meals are cooked on site and have that lovely ome cooked quality. Our main meal is served at lunch time with a lighter meal being served in the evening. Morning and afternoon tea and supper all consist of delicious home baking from our kitchen. We cater for all special dietary requirements and endeavour to cater for personal preferences where possible. Our menus change on a seasonal basis.
Staffing Qualifications and Details We pride ourselves on encouraging our staff to upskill and so are confident that our staff have the skill and abilities to meet our resident's needs. Our staff have all completed or are in the process of completing their "Ace" training and a large number hold a Certificate in the Care of the Older Person.
Associated Complexes We are part of the Rymans Healthcare Group of care facilities. Ryman Healthcare is one of New Zealand’s leading providers of Retirement Village Living for New Zealanders over the age of 65. The company has built an unprecedented reputation building exceptional Retirement Villages, employing professional and caring staff and as a result, are six-time winners of the Australasian Aged Care Awards for “Best Retirement Village in New Zealand”.
What's included in your fees and what's not Please refer to management for details on what the fees do and do not cover.
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Dutch Yes
English Yes
German Yes
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Inter denominational No An interdenominational services is held on a weekly basis by ministers from a range of different religions on a roster basis.
Updated: 27 Feb 2019
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.10 km We have a bus stop very close by
Shops 2.00 km We have a small shop in Village which supplies a small range of necessities. However we are also situated near to Stoke shopping centre.
Parks 2.00 km We are close to Saxton Fields a comprehensive sports facility. Resident's also enjoy trips to Iffel Park in Stoke has lovely gardens and walks.
Library 2.00 km Stoke Library is located in the centre of Stoke approximately 2km away. We also have a library on site in the Village.
Updated: 26 Jun 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Other details Yes Internal Ryman Audit are also undertaken
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 27 Feb 2019

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

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