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Observatory Village Care
Hospital Care
21 Stoke Street
Oamaru 9400
Postal Address
PO Box 39, Oamaru 9444
Southern (Otago)
(03) 4345450
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Rosie Dwyer - (03) 434 5450
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Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 10 Aug 2017
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care21
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 16 Aug 2017
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40+ Yes 7 full time RN's. The Clinical Manager has a number of years experience in elderly care.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes 24 hours a day - 7 days a week
Physiotherapist 0.00 Yes This can be be accessed
Occupational Therapist 0.00 Negotiable This can be accessed through Oamaru Hospital
Own Social Worker 0.00 No Every Resident has access to the Needs Assessors at the Oamaru Hospital.
Diversional Therapist Negotiable
Activities Co-ordinator Yes For 50 hours per week we have an Activities Officer at the Rest Home/Hospital. There are 3 Activities Officers all with a variety of different skills and long experience within the Rest Home industry.
Hairdresser Yes Diana at Rendell who has her own hairdressing salon on site at Rendell on Reed.
Podiatrist Yes Ruth Tasker and Nathan Gibson come every 6-8 weeks to our Residents, or earlier if there is a need.
Dietitian No We can access the Hospital Dietitian
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable All denominations visit the Home regularly.
Other Personnel Yes Clinical Manager, Care Givers, Cooks, Kitchen Staff, Cleaners, Laundry staff, Gardeners/Maintenance Men.
Updated: 24 Jul 2013
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care Contract Yes When required.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We provide palliative care. RN's on duty for assistance 24 hours a day seven days a week.
Oxygen Management Yes We have our own oxygen cylinder and oxygen concentrators.
Surgical Followup Yes We will take any resident to an appointment that needs follow-up surgery.
Wound Care Yes The nurses have undertaken vaious wound care training.
Diabetic Care Yes Have access to the Diabetic Educator at Oamaru Hospital. The R.N.'s have had training in this field.
Continence Advisor Yes Have access to information and advice from the Otago District Health Board Incontinence Nurse. The nurses attend on-going education on continence.
Infection Control Yes Infection Control Team co-ordinated in house by Clinical Manager. We have a team consisting of the Clinical Manager, RN's, Kitchen staff, Cleaners and Caregivers to review all policies and systems.
Stomal Therapist Yes Have access to the Stoma Nurses at the Isis Centre in Dunedin.
Psychiatric Care Yes We have a Psychogeriatrician visiting on an as needs basis.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Nursing staff have experience with Stroke Rehabilitation. The Stroke field officer from Oamaru is available for extra training or resources.
Tracheotomy Care No Would have to go through Dunedin Public Hospital.
Dialysis No Would have to go through Dunedin Public Hospital.
Spinal Injuries No Would have to go through Dunedin Public Hospital.
Specialised Dementia Care No Psychogeriatrician is available if needed.
Gerontological Care Yes Visiting Geriartrician as needed. Access to her via the phone for information and support.
Urology No Would have to go through Dunedin Public Hospital.
Community Health No Would have to go through Dunedin Public Hospital.
Clinical Manager Yes Experienced Clinical Manager - Attends inservice on most areas of Geriatric care and continues to update her skills with education.
Other Nursing Specialities Yes Would have to go through Oamaru Public Hospital.
Anthroposophical Care Yes Holistic and alternative practitioners can be accessed as required from the Oamaru community.
Psychologist Yes Would have to go through Dunedin Public Hospital.
Psychiatrist Yes Visiting Psychogeriatrician on an as needs basis. Information and assistance can be accessed by ringing Dunedin Public Hospital
Updated: 30 Jan 2014
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes As beds cannot always be guaranteed if booked well in advance we advise families to keep in contact and check on availability nearer to the time needed.
Updated: 30 Jan 2014
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes On a case by case basis. This is usually arranged with the social workers at the Oamaru Hospital and the Care Co-ordination team in Dunedin
Day Care Yes Can be arranged as required by the individual.
Palliative Care Contract Yes We do accept palliative care residents.
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We do accept palliative care residents.
Whanau Room Yes There are several lounges on site that can be used.
Rooms (Single) Yes Every room at Rendell on Reed is single.
Ensuite Yes The ensuites include a walk-in shower, vanity and toilet. Lovely and spacious, able to have a wheelchair or shower chair in the shower.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Rooms are furnished but we are happy for residents to bring in their favourite pieces. We encourage them to bring in their photos, paintings, lazy boys and anything that makes it feel more like home.
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have 'happy hour' twice a week in the Classic Lounge as a social event. Alcohol where appropriate is permitted in Resident's Rooms.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Residents can choose to have their own telephone line -just like at home. They are responsible for the monthly line rental and call costs and there could also be a set up charge.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Although there is underfloor heating some residents choose to have a heater in their room. Oil column heaters only, and if brought into the Facility by residents they must be safety compliant.
Maori Kaupapa Yes Can be arranged as requested.
Residents Committee No There are residents meetings monthly.
Family Committee No We encourage families to be involved with the Residents care and ask them to assist with information for the Resident's care plan.
Newsletter Yes Newsletters are sent to next of kin.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes There is a policy and staff are educated on dealing with challenging behaviour.
Confused Residents Yes We do take confused residents and they can stay with us for as long as they and their families are happy with the care. We will recommend that they be moved if their condition deteriorates and their (or others) safety becomes a concern.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Rendell on Reed has numerous lounge areas. Main Lounges have TVs. We also have a number of outside seating areas to enjoy the sun.
Outings Yes We have an 11 seater van and station wagon that goes on various outings. We also have special outings for lunches, or afternoon teas. We will try to get the residents out to places they show an interest in going to.
Rural Setting No We have views of the sea and the hills.
Smoking Permitted Yes Residents have the right to smoke. Not many do, and if one does smoke they can only do this outside in allocated areas and for as long as they are safe.
Sprinklers Yes We have a full sprinkler system installed which is monitored by the specialists.
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 16 Oct 2014
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme,Housie, Breakfast in bed, Care and Craft, Concerts, Craft, Email, Entertainment, Exercises, Entertainers, Happy Hour, Garden, Indoor Games, Library, Massage, Minibus, Music, Outings, Parties, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Videos, Big print books
Updated: 24 Jul 2013
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals Our meals are delicious! All food is prepared in our own kitchen on the premises. We can cater for different dietary needs such as diabetics and vegetarians. We also provide meals for the community via Meals on Wheels catering.
Staffing Details Trained Staff delivering excellent care is an important focus for Rendell on Reed.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Full fees and what the fees do not include can be accessed by ringing Rendell on Reed and asking for a pack to be sent out. Due to the government changing the cap for Subsidy payment it is difficult to give this information in this forum.
Updated: 10 Aug 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Tuvalu Yes
Updated: 21 Jun 2012
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Inter denominational Yes Whilst we are not affiliated to any one religion we do have services on a monthly basis. These are shared on a rotational basis among different churches in Oamaru.
Updated: 1 Aug 2011
Public Transport 0.00 km Taxis very convenient and reasonably priced. No bus service in Oamaru.
Shops 0.50 km Very close to The Warehouse,Woolworths & the Post Office. Main shopping area across the road from these 3 shops.
Mall 0.00 km No malls in Oamaru yet.
Parks 0.50 km Oamaru Gardens on Chelmer Street close by. Recommended viewing.
Library 1.00 km Located in the main street. Visits are made by car for Residents wishing to visit the Library.
Updated: 1 Aug 2011
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 1 Aug 2011