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Holmdene (a Presbyterian Support Otago Enliven care home)

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Holmdene (a Presbyterian Support Otago Enliven care home)
15 Elizabeth Street
Balclutha 9230
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Southern (Otago)
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Elmer Rodriguez - (03) 418 1468
Presbyterian Support Otago - (03) 477 7115
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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 eight 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.

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.

Holmdene, home to 35 people with a combination of both hospital-level and rest home 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

Enliven Services - Vaccination Policy
In line with Government requirements and PSO’s commitment to health and safety, all Enliven staff and volunteers are fully vaccinated. We would prefer that all residents are vaccinated, and we can facilitate this for those who are not yet vaccinated.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 9 Apr 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 26
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy Yes - 3
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Yes from $20.00/day up to $40.00/day as at 01 Feb 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 No
Updated: 30 May 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Many of whom have recognised qualifications
Physiotherapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes
Updated: 30 Aug 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes Clinical Coordinator who oversees all clinical matters and leads the team of RNs and ENs
Updated: 30 Aug 2018
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes Separate rooms with shared ensuite
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Outings Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Outdoors. Support and advice to quit smoking is available on request
Updated: 30 Aug 2018
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 Enliven services are underpinned by the 6 principles of the Enliven Philosophy, which are: Activity, Choice, Contribution, Relationships, Respect and Security.

A large percentage of caregivers have formal industry qualifications. Physiotherapy input is available, 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 Aug 2018
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
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Details are discussed at initial meetings
Staffing qualifications and details All staff are given the opportunity and support to complete qualifications
Details about 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 Our care homes throughout Otago are: Aspiring Enliven, Elmslie House, Ranui, Iona, Ross Home, St Andrews, Taieri Court Rest Home. Also Wanaka Retirement Village, Ranui Court and Columba Court
Updated: 30 Aug 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Other Information Yes English is spoken at all Presbyterian Support homes and hospitals. We are proud that we employ an international staff, so we can offer a variety of languages.
Updated: 30 Aug 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
(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
Location Distance Details
Public Transport Holmdene is sited right in Balclutha township
Shops Short, flat walk to neighbouring shopping precinct
Parks Nearby
Library Nearby
Updated: 30 Aug 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes This qualification is still recognized, however, it has been superseded by the NZ Certificate in Community Facilitation - Diversional Therapy strand level 4
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Other details Yes All services provided are underpinned by the 6 principles of our Enliven Philosophy: Activity, Choice, Contribution, Relationships, Respect, Security
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)
Updated: 30 Aug 2018

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