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Holmdene (a Presbyterian Support Otago Enliven care home)
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15-17 Elizabeth Street
Southern (Otago)
(03) 418 1468
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Holmdene Home & Hospital in Balclutha is one of New Zealand’s top aged care providers in terms of giving the very best of care for residents.

One of seven Presbyterian Support Otago (PSO) homes, Holmdene has a four-year Ministry of Health Certification following a comprehensive independent audit.

The audit included reviews of policies and procedures, observation of how services were provided to residents, surveys of and meetings with residents and families, plus interviews with rest home management.

The Chief Executive of PSO, Gillian Bremner, said it was a well-deserved outcome for all the hard work going the ‘extra miles’ for residents and families.

“We know our staff are doing a great job but having that belief endorsed officially by independent auditors is extremely satisfying,” Mrs Bremner said.

“Residents and relatives can be confident that the care is of the highest standard,” she added. “It certainly is a big congratulations to all staff.”

Holmdene’s audit report said residents and relatives confirmed that the quality of care to the people who lived at the home was very high, and was due to the emphasis around the valuing lives work.

PSO’s Valuing the Lives of Older People philosophy recognises that with the right support and services, ageing can be a positive experience resulting in a sense of contribution and satisfaction with everyday life.

Holmdene, home to 35 people with 13 in the rest home and 22 receiving hospital-level care, has been an integral part of Balclutha town for 49 years. Permanent and casual staff total 56. PSO is a major provider of health and social services in Otago.

The full audit report is available on www.health.govt.nz under ‘Rest home certification and audits’.

Like all our facilities, Holmdene people of all backgrounds and cultures.

Holmdene is a integral part of the Balclutha community. Situated right in town, it is renown for its quality care, dedicated staff and wonderful food.

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

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

Holmdene also offers:
Rest Home care
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 9 Apr 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 25
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No - 0
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 22 May 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes
Physiotherapist 0.00 Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Updated: 30 Jul 2010
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Clinical Manager No Unit Nurse Manager
Updated: 30 Jul 2010
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes Separate rooms with shared ensuite
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Outdoors
Semi-Secure Yes Locked at night
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes Please take the time to look at our audit report on the Ministry of Health website. We are proud of our resport which is undertaken by an independant third-party review authority. http://cert.moh.govt.nz/certification/review.nsf
Updated: 30 Jul 2010
Special Features
Special Features
Holmdene is an integral part of the Balclutha community and a highly sought-after home for older people seeking residential care.

The exceedingly high standard of meals is always commented on by residents and visitors alike, as is the high standard of care provided by a stable, dedicated staff.

All 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.

Staffing levels in our hospitals are at the higher end for the sector, and a large percentage of caregivers have formal industry qualifications. A high level of physiotherapy input is also put in place, with a focus on maintaining or improving current mobility.

Holmdene 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.

Community Meals on Wheels are provided from Holmdene which is linked physically to the Clutha Health First hospital.
Updated: 30 Jul 2010
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Maintaining regular sporting and community activity our individual residents had before moving to Holmdene, 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: 30 Jul 2010
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals Details re 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.
Staffing Details Details re 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, Ranui 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
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Details are discussed at initial meetings
Updated: 5 Aug 2010
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
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 AffiliationsStatusDetails
(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: 30 Jul 2010
Public Transport 0.00 km Holmdene is sited right in Balclutha township
Shops 0.00 km Short, flat walk to neighbouring shopping precinct
Mall 0.00 km Collected and delivered in-house
Parks 0.00 km Nearby
Library   Nearby
Updated: 30 Jul 2010
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
Home and Community Health Assocation Yes
Home and Community Support Sector Standards (Standards NZ) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes http://cert.moh.govt.nz/certification/review.nsf
CareerForce Home and Community Health Assocation Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 22 Jul 2010