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Otumarama Rest Home
Hospital Care
199 Nayland Road
Nelson Marlborough
(03) 547 5659
(03) 547 5656
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Sharon Blackbeard - 03 5475659 Ext 8581
Oceania Healthcare - 0800 333 688
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Otumarama offers rest home and hospital care in a private setting with beautiful grounds, courtyards and views to the mountains beyond.

The activities programme is run by a bubbly person with a motivated personality.

There is a registered nurse on shift 24 hours a day, and staff have particular skill in managing behavour that challenges us.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 3 May 2018
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 17
Vacancy Yes
Otumarama has a selection of large, light rooms. We also have double rooms at both resthome and hospital level care to suit couples. Our carers are experienced and caring, with some having been with us for over 20 years.
The Facility is situated up a long tree lined driveway and has a "homely feel".We provide Hospital residential care for people under the age of 65.
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 22 May 2018
"Being prepared to arrange for dad to attend the Crusader's rugby game in Nelson was beyond the call of duty and very much appreciated by us all."
"My father's life quality, life expectancy and health and happiness has improved dramtically thanks to the stable environment, great nutrition and excellent staff interaction."
"He gets treated as a person, not a number. Dad gets treated with respect, dignity and great care. Thank you!!!"
Updated: 3 May 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes A Registered Nurse is on duty 24 hrs a day
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have many trained Healthcare Assistants who care for our residents. They are very passionate about what they do and how they do it. Our residents are cared for by people who genuinely care.
Physiotherapist Yes We have a qualified Physiotherapist who ensures that mobility is retained and often improved. She will put a program in place that best suits the needs of the resident individually.
Occupational Therapist Yes Accessed as required through the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board.
Own Social Worker Negotiable These are accessible through the local District Health Board.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Colleen McCue is new to the Otumarama team and is passionate about providing social opportunities to our residents with in the facility as well as the community. Colleen also recognises the need to exercise every part of the body including the mind.
Hairdresser Yes We also have a hairdressing salon. Petina is our hairdresser, she has been working at Otumarama since it has opened. Petina does a wonderful job pampering the residents.
Podiatrist Yes Our podiatrist is contracted and visits every six weeks to ensure that residents podiatry needs are met.
Dietitian Yes Oceania Group has a contracted Dietitian, Jessica Bowden is available for clinical assessments and to monitor resident nutritional intake and weight stability.
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes At Otumarama we have interdenominational services held regularly which caters for all residents spiritual needs.
Other Personnel Yes Maintenance, Administration, Laundry staff & Kitchen staff. We also have volunteers at Otumarama, one of our volunteers 'Bobbie' has been helping out at Otumarama for the last 5 years.
Updated: 3 May 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our nursing staff have many years experience in caring for clients requiring palliative care. Our carers regularly participate in education from the Nelson Hospice Service.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Oxygen Management Yes All our nursing staff are fully trained in oxygen management and are assessed annually.
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes Specialist input is available as needed
Diabetic Care Yes Specialist input is available as needed
Continence Advisor Yes Residents undergo a 'continence assessment on admission and as required. Any additional advice is available through NMPH services.
Infection Control Yes We have regular Infection control meetings as part of our Quality control. The Infection control officer is the Clinical Nurse Manager Nicki Tilley.
Stomal Therapist No Specialist input is available as needed. Registered Nursing Staff are trained in stomal care and are aware of supports provided through the NMHB through referral if required.
Psychiatric Care Yes This is accessed through Nelson Marlborough Health Board Mental Health Services.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes The Facility Manager, Bev, has extensive rehabilitaion experience having worked in a Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre for over 65's.
Tracheotomy Care No Available as required
Dialysis No Our local hospital have specialists who have visited the facility in the past
Specialised Dementia Care No Many of our staff have completed the Dementia strand of the Wellcare caregiving qualification.
Gerontological Care Yes Our nursing staff between them have many years experience in this field
Clinical Manager Yes Ms Nicola Tilley, our Clinical Nurse Manager has many years nursing experience, Palliative Care, Critical Care Nursing, Cardiology Nursing, Medical Nursing and Surgical Nursing. Her key focus in her nursing career is working with Older Persons.
Psychiatrist No Psychiatric services are accessed through referral to the Psychiatric Services for the Elderly based in Richmond.
Updated: 3 May 2018
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We welcome respite residents. Please enquire about our booking process.
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes We at Otumarama realise that family members caring for loved ones at home some times need to book to ensure that an overseas holiday can be planned in advance. Carers can be safe in the knowledge that accommodation for their loved one is pre-booked.
Updated: 3 May 2018
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We have several residents under 65 years who live at Otumarama. We have activities that are aimed at a younger group of residents.
Day Care Yes Although we do not have a subsidised daycare contract, we are able to provide carer support funded daycare if required. We provide daycare support for individuals at hospital level care.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes We work closely with the Nelson Palliative care service.
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes The room is referred to as the Common room and consists of television, DVD, computer, dining area and kitchenette for light refreshments.
Rooms (Single) Yes All of our rooms are large and have views of the gardens or courtyards through either large windows or patio doors.
Rooms (Shared) Yes We have some double rooms available.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes Double rooms are available for couples. They are a good size for either a double bed or 2 singles.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes It is important that our residents feel that this is their home so they are encouraged to bring their special treasures to Otumarama. Safety is paramount therefore please check with the Manager Bev, so that the resident's environment remains safe.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have a black cat called Marmite and a grey cat called Gin. Gin was abandoned and has made Otumarama her home.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes By approval of manager in first instance.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes We provide the jackpoint, with the phone connection to be arranged and paid for by the resident/family.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes While residents can adjust the heating in their room, all heaters do have thermostats to ensure a comfortable temperature all year round.
Residents Committee Yes But would welcome a chair person
Newsletter Yes The Otumarama Gazette is published monthly and input from residents, staff and visitors is welcomed and appreciated.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes All of our staff are trained on how to manage behaviour that challenges us. Training is research based and conducted so that our staff feel prepared.
Confused Residents Yes Some of our residents do have have some degree of confusion, however this does not impact on theirs or other residents quality of life at Otumarama.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a large lounge and a small quiet lounge which is available at any time for residents use.
Outings Yes We have an activities programme which includes regular outings.
Rural Setting No Although not rural, we are down a long driveway with very quiet, private and beautiful grounds with courtyards. With a stream meandering alongside and trees ensuring bird song, there is a feel of country.
Smokers Room Yes We have a residents courtyard where smoking is allowed. There is no smoking inside the facility.
Smoking Permitted Yes In designated courtyard only.
Semi-Secure Yes
Sprinklers Yes Our resident areas are fully sprinkler covered. We have regular drills around fire safety and have smoke alarms in all areas also.
Audit report available Yes Please refer to Ministry of Health web site.
Updated: 3 May 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Otumarama is a facility which recognises the need to provide accommodation for people under the age of 65 - we have embraced the challenges this brings to ensure we meet the needs of younger adults. We have developed a Common Room which enables independence to be retained as well as facilitate free choice. The Common Room has a computer with Skype capabilities, a billiard table and a Wii gaming device.
Updated: 3 May 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
The activities programme includes crafts, games and quizzes, exercise groups, live music, church services, guest speakers and scenic excursions, just to mention a few. Community pets include two cats, canaries and a tropical fish tank.

There’s a weekly happy hour and special get-togethers are organized for annual celebrations, such as Easter, Mid-Winter and Christmas.
Updated: 3 May 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals Rotating 6 weekly varied menu. Oceania has developed a summer and winter menu which is enjoyed by all residents. Residents are encouraged to dine in the dinning room as this is an opportunity for social interaction. Should a resident choose to dine in their room this is also acceptable.
Staffing Details 24 hour care, with RN on each shift + Care staff. Full Laundry and Kitchen facilities supplied. A Business & Care Manager who is a Registered Nurse with extensive AT&R experience. Clinical Leader, Administration & Activities Co-Ordinator Mon-Fri + Physiotherapist available regularly.
Associated Complexes We are part of the Oceania Group of care facilities. Our sister facilities are Whareama Specialist Senior Care, Green Gables Lifestyle Care & Village, Stoke Retirement Village and Woodlands Rest Home & Village, all in the Nelson region.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Fees do not include: Podiatry for non diabetic residents, ear health care (syringe treatment), personal travel by shuttle or taxi unless to medical appointment, hairdressing, personal toiletries.
Updated: 3 May 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
German No .
Hindi Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Samoan Yes
Shona Yes
Sri Lankan Yes
Updated: 3 May 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes We have a minister who visits on request and holds a service on site on a weekly basis.
Roman Catholic Yes Mass is held onsite on a regular basis and a priest can visit on request.
Updated: 3 May 2018
Public Transport   Bus route to town nearby
Shops   Stoke shops are an easy 5 minute walk from the home.
Mall   Stoke Mall is a 10 minute walk from Otumarama
Parks   Broadgreen House and Gardens are a short walk away.
Library   Public Library is at Stoke shopping center. Also books from the library are delivered to Otumarama.
Updated: 3 May 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes We are a member of the Aged Care Association and attend local meetings.
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes Access through Ministry of Health web site.
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 3 May 2018