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Possum Bourne Retirement Village Care Centre

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Vacancy
No
Name
Possum Bourne Retirement Village Care Centre
Category
Hospital
Address
5 Lisle Farm Drive
Pukekohe
Pukekohe 2120
Postal Address
5 Lisle Farm Drive
Pukekohe 2120
Region
Counties Manukau
Phone
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Email
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Web
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Facebook
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Personnel
Manager
Wendy Stanton - 09 238 0370
Owner
Ryman Healthcare - 0800 588 222
Clinical Manager
Anna Streatfield - 09 238 0370
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We're passionate about creating communities where residents thrive - where there’s joy and lifelong friendships. And that’s why we’re proud to be voted The Readers Digest most trusted retirement village operator again this year – for the ninth time!

At Possum Bourne Village, we’re dedicated to caring for you now and into your future. Your health needs may change over time and if they do, Possum Bourne Village provides a range of care options to assist you.

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

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.

Possum Bourne is one such village that has achieved this ‘gold standard’ in care. To achieve this, it has been determined that the care centre has exceeded the sector standard for aged care.

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.

Ryman’s seasonal Delicious menu continues to be highlighted as an area that we go above and beyond in. Meals are prepared fresh on site by our village chefs. There is a choice of three main courses, including a vegetarian option, where the aim is to tempt all taste buds. We also cater for special dietary requirements.

Private rooms are spacious and include monitored call bells. You can choose from a selection of room layouts, all with an ensuite bathroom.

Amenities include a hair and beauty salon, movie theatre, library and shop. 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 Possum Bourne, our dedication to care begins even before you or your loved one has moved in.

The lifestyle at Possum Bourne 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 Te Whatu OraYes
CertificationYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 16 Jan 2024
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 40
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No - 2
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Yes as at 17 Oct 2023
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Unknown
Updated: 12 Apr 2024
Personnel
Personnel
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes Our care centre has 24 hour registered nursing cover. Our registered and enrolled nurses are responsible for the supervision and delivery of high quality nursing care to all care centre residents. The clinical manager and unit coordinators oversee our trained carers and registered nurses in the exceptional delivery of our daily care.
Nurse Practitioner Negotiable We are able to access the expert advice of a nurse practitioner should this be required.
Enrolled Nurse Yes Our dedicated team of enrolled nurses provide high quality nursing care to all care centre residents.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes With the support and guidance of the registered nursing team, our caregivers provide assistance and support to care centre residents on a daily basis. Wherever possible, the same caregivers will care for the same residents each day in order to get to know each other well and form a strong connection. All of our caregivers are supported to undertake training in the care of older people.
Physiotherapist Yes A physiotherapist is available on a medical referral basis. The physiotherapist will establish individualised programmes for residents as required.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We have a dedicated activities and lifestyle coordinator in the care centre seven days a week, who plans and implements a programme of recreational, diversional and social activities for residents in the care centre to participate in as they please.
Hairdresser Yes We have a fully equiped hairdressing salon on site, with services available to residents for a reasonable fee. Appointments can be booked through reception or with the help of a care assistant.
Podiatrist Yes A podiatrist visits the village regularly, and care centre residents are treated on a medical referral basis.
Dietitian Yes
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Other Personnel Yes Should the services of a specialist be required we will assist residents in accessing the appropriate people to meet their requirements.
Updated: 16 Jan 2024
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We have oxygen concentrators available on site for the private use of hospital residents if this is their prescribed therapy.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Our staff are trained in this type of intervention should a resident require this level of treatment.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our staff are well trained in this type of intervention, and together with the family, will support and help the resident to live as comfortably and fully as possible.
Wound Care Yes Our staff are highly skilled in current best practice in wound care, we are always keen to elicit expert advice or review our practices 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 Our infection prevention and control policies and procedures are practical, safe, and guide our well-trained staff and residents in minimising the risk of infection at the village. It all starts with good hand hygiene as an important way to keep us healthy and safe from bugs that may be present in the community.
Clinical Management Yes Our clinical manager is an experienced registered nurse who is responsible for overseeing the management of residents' care.
Other Specialties Yes Our company has access to highly specialised nursing clinicans as required.
Updated: 16 Jan 2024
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 We offer respite care in our warm and welcoming care centre. Respite care provides temporary care in a range of circumstances. You may need some rehabilitation after a hospital stay, or perhaps a little extra help. Whether it’s for a single night or a few weeks, a short stay at our care centre can be a welcome break from your usual routine.
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 16 Jan 2024
Features
Features
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes All of our rooms come fully-furnished. Residents are welcome to bring small and special items such as a favourite armchair, provided they can be accommodated in the room.
Single Rooms Yes All rooms at our village are of a premium standard and include an ensuite. Every room is furnished with a bed, with linen provided, bedside cabinet, chest of drawers, chair and television.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have a number of larger, double rooms that are suitable for couples or people who know each other.
Ensuite Yes All rooms include an ensuite.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Residents are welcome to socialise as and when they please. We hold a popular happy hour each week. Low-alcohol and alcohol-free beverages are also available.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes We have two portable phones that can be used by residents in their rooms to make or receive calls. Residents are welcome to have a telephone installed in their room. A form is to be filled out and given to the Village Manager or reception, we will then contact our contractor to arrange the installation.
Wifi Yes Free WiFi for residents and guests is available anywhere in the main building and can be used from any wireless-capable device.
Resident can adjust heating in own room No All care rooms are fitted with individual air temperature control, for both heating and cooling.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes By negotiation.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Care centre residents enjoy access to spacious lounges, dining areas and serene outdoor spaces.
Cafe Yes We have a village café on site where residents and families can enjoy barista-made coffee and fresh cabinet food daily.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We offer private day care to residents, contact village management for further information.
Outings Yes Regular outings are held and provided by a mobility van service. We encourage residents to maintain contact with individuals and groups throughout the community.
Residents Committee No Our village hosts resident meetings every second month. These are an opportunity for residents to meet and express any concerns, and to share happy moments.
Family Committee No Relatives meetings are held every 6 months to keep everyone updated on what is happening in the village, and are an opportunity for family members to raise any issues or concerns. Relatives receive a written invitation to their meetings and residents are notified via their activity calendar when the meetings are due to take place.
Newsletter Yes A regular newsletter is circulated providing updates on village activities and exciting news.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We have well-formed policies and procedures that are available to be viewed.
Confused Residents Yes We are proud providers of specialist dementia care and strive to maintain the highest level of support. Some of our residents may be mildly confused and our staff are specialised in providing a calming and safe environment for residents to enjoy living in.
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 16 Jan 2024
Special Features
Special Features
The complimentary Ryman Engage programme provides residents with a variety of activities that cover all aspects of wellbeing considered important for quality of life. These include physical activity, social engagement, intellectual stimulation, creativity and embracing culture and spirituality.

Triple A is our award-winning exercise class on offer to residents, designed to maintain and improve strength and balance, heart health and fitness and range of movement. We offer classes to suit all activity levels, even seated classes for those who are less mobile. Regular exercise benefits everyone, regardless of age, and evidence shows that it is never too late to make real fitness gains.
Updated: 16 Jan 2024
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Cards, Casino, Chapel, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Dancing, Digital camera, Electric beds, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Games, Garden, Happy Hour, Indoor Games, Internet, Library, Massage, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Park, Parties, Picnic facilities, Pool, Pool table, Quizzes, Reading, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Theatre, Vegetarian, Videos
Updated: 16 Jan 2024
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please contact management for details.
Staffing qualifications and details We encourage our team to take up opportunities to study Level 2 to 4 qualifications under the NZQA framework. Scholarships are offered to support further education. Our new Micro-Credential offers specialised education in dementia care.
Details about meals Breakfast and supper are generally served in residents rooms. All other meals can be served in rooms or in the dining room. The main meal of the day is prepared fresh on site by our dedicated chefs. There are three main course choices, including a vegetarian option. Specific food preferences and cultural or dietary needs can be catered for. All our meals are cooked at the village giving our food a lovely home made touch. Residents can help themselves to tea, coffee and fruit at all times, all of our morning and afternoon teas and suppers consist of delicious home baking. Guest are welcome to join residents for meals. Staff members will need to be advised when making a reservation.
Visitor information Breakfast and supper are generally served in residents rooms. All other meals can be served in rooms or in the dining room. The main meal of the day is prepared fresh on site by our dedicated chefs. There are three main course choices, including a vegetarian option. Specific food preferences and cultural or dietary needs can be catered for. All our meals are cooked at the village giving our food a lovely home made touch. Residents can help themselves to tea, coffee and fruit at all times, all of our morning and afternoon teas and suppers consist of delicious home baking. Guest are welcome to join residents for meals. Staff members will need to be advised when making a reservation.
Recreational opportunities Breakfast and supper are generally served in residents rooms. All other meals can be served in rooms or in the dining room. The main meal of the day is prepared fresh on site by our dedicated chefs. There are three main course choices, including a vegetarian option. Specific food preferences and cultural or dietary needs can be catered for. All our meals are cooked at the village giving our food a lovely home made touch. Residents can help themselves to tea, coffee and fruit at all times, all of our morning and afternoon teas and suppers consist of delicious home baking. Guest are welcome to join residents for meals. Staff members will need to be advised when making a reservation.
Internet access Free WiFi for residents and guests is available anywhere in the main building and can be used from any wireless-capable device.
Transport Personalised driving services, where the driver will accompany a resident to an appointment or on an outing, are available from companies such as Driving Miss Daisy.
Associated Complexes We are a part of the Ryman Group of retirement villages and care facilties.
Updated: 16 Jan 2024
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Other Information Yes Should English not be your first language, we will make every endeavour to ensure we are able to understand you and your needs. We will also ensure an interpreter (or other) is available on request as required.
Updated: 16 Jan 2024
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Inter denominational Yes Services are held weekly and all are welcome to attend.
(Other comments) Yes We will endeavour to meet individual resident's needs as requested.
Updated: 16 Jan 2024
Distances
Distances
Location Distance Details
Shops We have a shop on premises in the village which stocks toiletries, confectionary and other small items.
Mall The township of Pukekohe is a 5 minute drive away where you will find the Countdown and Pak’n Save supermarkets.
Library Residents are welcome to visit the village library at any time. A mobile library service is also provided by the activities team.
Updated: 16 Jan 2024
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Other details Yes All of Ryman Healthcare’s New Zealand villages, from Whangarei to Invercargill, have gained Dementia Friendly Accreditation as recognised by Alzheimers New Zealand.
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 16 Jan 2024

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