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Mossbrae Lifecare
48 Argyle Street
Mosgiel 9024
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48 Argyle St
Mosgiel 9024
Southern (Otago)
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Danie van Niekerk - 03 489 7712
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Mossbrae Healthcare strives to provide excellence in care. We believe it is about your choices. We are committed to providing services that align to the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights. Your privacy, dignity and respect are our focus. We encourage independence and promote self worth. It is all about getting it 'right' for you and your family and supporting our people to make the most of every day.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 30 Aug 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 46
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Yes 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 Please enquire
Updated: 29 May 2024
We are here to make a difference. For the Resident it is a change of address but we strive to ensure that your 'lifestyle' choices are valued and preserved. It is your life - we are here to facility and support you to maintain your independence, dignity and respect.
Updated: 5 Apr 2018
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have a dedicated team of Registered Nurses who provide 24/7 care and support for the Residents at Mossbrae Healthcare.
Nurse Practitioner Negotiable We work closely with the Southern District Health Boards Nurse practitioners. Their speciality aligns to supporting older persons health. They visit the facility on a regular basis to provide ongoing support for individual Residents.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes There is a high level of support offered by a very committed team of Health Care Assistants. Staffing ratios are aligned to the Aged Related Residential Care Services.
Physiotherapist Negotiable A Physiotherapist can be accessed when necessary.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable An Occupational Therapist can be accessed when necessary.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable Social Work Support can be accessed when necessary.
Diversional Therapist Yes We have one Diversional Therapist in-house and another undergoing training. They have passion, drive and enthusiasm and take pride in meeting residents individual requirements.
Hairdresser Yes In-house Hairdressing is available. Opportunity to access weekly. We encourage residents to use their preferred hairdresser as getting out and about is essential.
Podiatrist Yes The Podiatrist visits on a regular basis and all residents are able to access these services.
Dietitian Yes Our menus are prepared by a Registered Dietitian. Specialised diets are catered for. Diabetic and Vegetarian meals are available. A dietitian is available and works closely with the multi disciplinary team to maximise nutritional outcomes.
Accredited Visitors Yes All Accredited Services are most welcome to attend at residents request.
Kaumatua Yes Kaumatua services are able to be accessed by residents through the Southern District Health Board, or residents will be supported to contact any specified service on request.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Interdenominational Services are undertaken on a regular monthly basis. Residents are encouraged to access their own Spiritual provider.
Other Personnel Yes We have a Medical Center adjoining the facility. All residents have the right to choose their own GP, as outlined in the Health and Disability Sectors Code, however it can be timely on admission into residential care services to review GP access.
Updated: 21 Aug 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes All aspects associated with Oxygen Management Therapy are able to be provided.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Services in relation to ongoing medical management is able to be managed in a supportive environment.
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes Part of our service is to provide palliative care.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Part of our service is to provide palliative care.
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes Access to IV Antibiotic capability can be arranged using external service providers.
Wound Care Yes Wound Care is undertaken to align to best practice management. A close relationship with the Wound Care Specialty Team supports wound care practices.
Diabetic Care Yes Diabetic requirements are supported to maximise a 'normal lifestyle'. Close monitoring and supervision and medication management is supervised if required. Full participation with each and every resident is part of daily care requirements
Continence Advice Yes All continence issues are addressed to ensure dignity and respect is maintained.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes It is a privilege to support people to maximise their well being. It is about using it and not losing it. With ongoing family support and resident determination we have had residents return to there home environment.It is all about 'peoples choices'.
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control Yes Mossbrae Healthcare has a dedicated Health & Safety team. Staff are actively involved and participate in regular Health and Safety training to ensure that Health & Safety is alive and well within the work place.
Surgical Followup Yes We work closely with external providers to ensure that resident requirements are met to maximise ongoing health care needs.
Clinical Management Yes We have a dedicated Clinical Manager who has a focus on supporting and complimenting the Registered Nursing Team to ensure every aspect of daily care provision is provided in a timely manner.
Other Specialties Yes We work closely with the Otago Hospice out reach team to support palliative and end of life care. Access is available for ongoing review and follow-up with the SDHB Nurse Practitioner for Psychological Services.
Updated: 6 Apr 2018
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes Respite care is catered for when a vacancy is available.
Other Short Stay Programme Yes
High Care Needs Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 6 Apr 2018
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Folk are more than welcome to bring in their own furniture.
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes Only in our Argyle unit. A premium room fee is associated with this.
Alcohol Permitted Yes It is all about a change of address not a change in lifestyle. We are committed to supporting independent choices.
Pets In Residence Yes Currently we have a beautiful cat, Charlie, who enjoys the company of the folk who live here.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes You are most welcome to discuss this with the Manager
Phone Access In Own Room Yes This is paid for privately and can be arranged with our service provider.
Wifi Yes Wifi is available throughout the facility
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes All rooms have adjustable heating
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Long term chronic healthcare is provide for
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have numerous lounges and seating areas throughout the facility to support a variety of activities and entertainment. Both units have kitchenettes, which Residents families use to make hot drinks when visiting and Dining Rooms for residents meals.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We offer care to ensure that dignity, respect, support and choices are maximised. Our services align to the Code of Health & Disability Services Consumers' Rights.
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes Regular van trips are encouraged. Getting out and about is essential with many favorite haunts visited and at times ice cream or fish and chips provided at the end.
Residents Committee Yes Residents Meetings are held regularly with the Management Team
Family Committee Yes Resident Family Meetings are held regularly with the Management Team
Newsletter Yes We create a regular newsletter to keep residents and their families up to date with all that is going on in the facility.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Policies and procedures are embedded within our facility to meet all requirements in relation to care provision and meeting certification and age related care contract requirements.
Confused Residents Yes This, at times, goes with the territory
Smoking Permitted Yes Ideally we would like to be 'smoke free' however we are very aware that it is the choice of each and every individual. All smokers must smoke outside.
Updated: 6 Apr 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity Programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Art, Arthritis Society, BBQ, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Cards, Church, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Entertainers, Exercises, Fax, Flower arranging, Games, Gardening, Garden, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parkinson's Society, Petanque, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Roses, RSA, Senior Citizens, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Videos
Updated: 6 Apr 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes An interpreter service is available at your request
Other Information Yes We will do our very best to respond to all ethnicities and cultures. We are all unique individuals and any individual requirements will be explored to maximise well-being and best practice outcomes.
Updated: 6 Apr 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Presbyterian Yes
(Other comments) Yes Any spiritual advisory is more than welcome to support individual residents at their request.
Updated: 6 Apr 2018
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.10 Km Bus stop for the "loop bus" is located just across the road.
Shops 1.00 Km The heart of Mosgiel is just 1km away
Updated: 15 Sep 2020
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Other details Yes All audits are aligned to the Health & Disabilities Service Standards. Audits are a welcomed part of our provision of care as they direct and guide us in the quest to provide excellence of care provision.
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)
Updated: 15 Sep 2020

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