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Peacehaven Rest Home
Psychogeriatric Care
498/500 Tweed Street
Postal Address
PO Box 314
Invercargill 9840
Southern (Southland)
03 216 9099
03 216 5483
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Carol Riddle - 03 216 9099
Presbyterian Support Southland - 03 211 8200
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We would welcome the opportunity to show you around our lovely specialist dementia unit that has access to an internal courtyard. Our residents live in a safe environment but have nursing oversight and lots of activities available to engage in.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 12 Apr 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 20
Vacancy Yes
We would welcome the opportunity to show you around our lovely specialist dementia unit that has access to an internal courtyard. Our residents live in a safe environment but have nursing oversight and lots of activities available to engage in.
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 1 Apr 2020
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes There are registered nurses on site 24 hours a day.
Nurse Practitioner Yes We are fortunate to have the services of our Enliven Nurse Practitioner.
Enrolled Nurse Yes There are enrolled nurses available on site.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We are fortunate to have most staff with NZ Health and Wellbeing, as well as some staff with Level 4 NZ Certificate.
Physiotherapist Yes We have physiotherapist services available.
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes All staff have experience and skills supporting residents quality of life.
Hairdresser Yes There are hairdressing services available onsite at Peacehaven should you wish to use this.
Podiatrist Yes Planned regular visits are made and referrals can be made through our staff onsite. This may be at your expense if you are not diabetic. We also have our own nail technician who visits all residents.
Dietitian Yes We provide meals to a high standard. Dietitian involvement is available for those with specialist needs.
Accredited Visitors Yes We have canine friends, volunteers and entertainment groups to visit.
Kaumatua Yes Presbyterian Support Southland has a Cultural Advisor who can assist in making appropriate contacts for Residents. We also have links with local Marae and Kaumatua.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have a Pastoral Manager and a Pastoral Visitor that support and attend chapel services. On request a large chapel on site is available to be used, to provide spiritual support for church services, funerals, weddings and christenings.
Other Personnel Yes We have regular visits to the site from SDHB specialists and our Enliven Quality Manager. We also have a qualified Music Therapist available.
Updated: 9 Oct 2019
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes As and when required. We can consult and collaborate with the Wound Nurse Specialist at the SDHB if we need expert intervention.
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes We have senior registered nurses who are specialists in this area.
Stomal Therapy Yes
Infection Control Yes We are very motivated to promote excellence in this area and are fortunate to have staff with skills and expertise in this area.
Surgical Followup Yes This can be managed by our capable and friendly Registered Nurses.
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 9 Oct 2019
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Familiar surroundings and belongings are very important to residents who experience dementia. We wish our environment to be as homely as possible.
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes Most rooms have an adjoining/shared ensuite, however there are a small number of rooms that have their own ensuite, that has a premium charge.
Pets In Residence Yes We have a quiet cat who spends time wandering the Iona Unit and various visiting small animals.
Lounges/seating areas Yes There is a dedicated resident lounge that is set up for residents to spend time in as they would in their own home.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We can assist with a Day Care service on consultation with the Manager.
Outings Yes We provide regular outings as per the Monthly Activities Calendar.
Whanau Room Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes On request.
Family Committee Yes We have several family meetings per year and hope to develop these into networking and education evenings that can be enjoyed by all.
Newsletter Yes A seasonal newsletter is provided to families, as well as PSS Newsletter - People Matters.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Our caring staff are trained in validation, distraction and diversion techniques.
Confused Residents Yes For many of our residents, their lives may seem a constant state of confusion. We aim to ensure safe and regular routines are established at the residents pace.
Rural Setting Yes Even though we are situated in the town boundary, we have a beautiful outlook onto paddocks that home horses.
Updated: 3 Jul 2017
Special Features
Special Features
Peacehaven has a wonderful walkway that was officially opened in 2014. This walkway is accessed by staff, residents and relatives and is home to many pieces of interesting art and sculptures. On fine days, you can often see staff supporting residents around the walkway.
We have an excellent Cafe onsite that entices you to spend time over great coffee and wonderful food with your loved one. When you have enjoyed your coffee please take part in a game of indoor bowling on our full size raised bowling table.
If you want to have time out, our large warm Chapel is available at any time when it is not being used for any type of service.
Updated: 9 Oct 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Art, BBQ, Bowls, Canine friends, Care and Craft, Chapel, Craft, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Gardening, Movies, Music, Outings, Petanque, Big print books, Age Concern, Aromatherapy, Art
Updated: 3 Jul 2017
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details about Meals Nutritious and hearty meals are provided daily from our fabulous kitchen team. Our menus are designed by Dietitians to ensure appropriate calorie and nutritional content.
Staffing Qualifications and Details We have a large number of staff on site for a variety of shifts. New and experienced carers, enrolled and registered nurses, housekeeping, laundry, kitchen, front of house and a dedicated maintenance crew all contribute to making Peacehaven a great place to be.
Associated Complexes As part of the wider Presbyterian Support Southland organisation, we have associated facilities: Vickery Court, Walmsley and Resthaven in Gore.
Updated: 3 Jul 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes English is the primary language spoken by all our current residents and staff in the Iona facilities.
Fijian Yes
Filipino Yes
Flemish Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Updated: 3 Jul 2017

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