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Elizabeth R Lifecare
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
30 Elizabeth Grove
Stratford 4332
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(06) 765 8089
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When it comes to everyday life, Elizabeth R makes it easy with village, rest home, hospital, day care, respite, and palliative care. The well-appointed rooms all look out onto sheltered courtyards or landscaped gardens and come complete with a 24-hour call bell system and WiFi.

Part of the close-knit Stratford community, Elizabeth R is set amongst a quiet rural area with spectacular views of Mount Taranaki. We’re also just a hop, skip and jump from the Stratford shopping centre, where you’ll find all the essentials including a bank and pharmacy.

We offer everything from hairdressing to speech therapy, physiotherapy, and podiatry. We have a range of recreational activities including happy hour, board games, gardening, crafts, free sports sweepstakes and indoor bowls. Our facility van is also always on hand for outings.
"The family wish to acknowledge the wonderful love and care given by the staff at Elizabeth R, especially over recent times. What a wonderful asset Elizabeth R is to the community of Stratford."

"Thanks for everything you do and going the extra mile."

"The staff are very caring so it has an overall nice feeling to it."

"I have been in this facility for about 18 months. I have appreciated the gentleness of the staff, even the young ones in their dealings with the older patients and residents."

"I have been here 2 years and have found the carers and the management are top drawer."
Updated: 20 Mar 2019
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes We have 24 hour Registered Nurse coverage. Our team of nurses have experience in aged care.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our Caregivers are highly experienced and work towards achieving NZQA qualifications in residential aged care. They are skilled to provide the best care for our residents.
Physiotherapist Yes A local physiotherapist calls in on a regular basis.
Occupational Therapist Yes As required.
Social Worker (on site) Yes As required.
Diversional Therapist Yes As required.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our Activities Assistant is on site 32 hours per week. Our programme incorporates one-to-one activities, group sessions and day trips.
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser visits on a regular basis and provides a great service at a reasonable price.
Podiatrist Yes Our skilled podiatrist visits regularly.
Dietitian Yes All menus are Dietitian approved. Our Dietitian is available for general advice and oversight of specialised needs.
Accredited Visitors Yes This can be arranged on an individual basis.
Kaumatua Negotiable We endeavour to assist residents to maintain any cultural ties they may have in the community before coming to Elizabeth R.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes A Chaplain performs a weekly service, and various religious groups can be arranged to visit to provide services for all of our residents.
Other Personnel Yes Allied Health Professional as needed, and a GP who visits regularly and is also available on-call. Email assistance, pharmacy and medication administration, housekeeping, speech therapy, and interpreter services also available.
Updated: 20 Mar 2019
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 residents who wish to stay for a short time, either to give relatives and care givers a break, or because they need a little bit of extra care to recuperate and return home.
Carer Support Yes We welcome residents who wish to stay for a short time, either to give relatives and care givers a break, or because they need a little bit of extra care to recuperate and return home.
Subsidised Yes Subsidy may be available.
Private Paying Yes We welcome people who are self funded or have insurance cover.
Booking can be made in advance Yes According to bed availability.
Updated: 20 Mar 2019
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Rooms are fully furnished, but residents are welcome to personalise their room. We understand the importance of making it feel like home.
Single Rooms Yes Rooms are equipped with a personal heater, stereo system, spacious showers, and safety grab rails. Freeview TV and Sky TV access is available. Nurse call system available.
Shared Rooms Yes We have no shared rooms, although we would accommodate a husband and wife, who wished to have the same room - negotiable and subject to availability.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We are happy to discuss options for your pets.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes You are welcome to have a phone and internet installed at your own cost.
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes We have under floor heating, that can be adjusted in sections of the care home.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We discuss your special needs prior to admission.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Communal lounges are equipped with comfortable seating and televisions with DVD players. The area is large enough for residents to run meetings, invite guests and partake in a variety of organised functions.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes A no discrimination policy is in place to provide a friendly and caring space for residents.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes You may qualify for Primary Options For Acute Care Funding. Ask your GP for details.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes It is our privilege to care for people nearing the end of their life. We work closely with GP's and Hospice to provide this care.
Palliative Care Contract Yes Individual funding may be available. Ask your GP or the hospital for more details.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes It is possible for people to join us during the day and return home at night.
Outings Yes As part of the activities programme, regular trips are provided to the local community. These can include shopping, sightseeing and picnics.
Whanau Room Yes We have areas available where residents and their families can spend quiet time together. Family kitchenette available.
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes We have a care home residents group with regular meetings.
Family Committee Yes We welcome family input and hold family forums on a regular basis.
Newsletter Yes The care homes newsletter is published on a regular basis.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Our staff are trained to recognise and manage a range of behaviours that residents may have.
Confused Residents Yes Our staff are trained to recognise and manage a range of behaviours that residents may have. This may include residents who become confused.
Rural Setting Yes Lovely views of Mt Taranaki and farmland.
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking is permitted in the designated area.
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 20 Mar 2019
Special Features
Special Features
Elizabeth R Lifecare Complex offers all the benefits of a care facility, including entertainment, activities and companionship. The site provides a convenience shop, paraplegic toilets, and separate dining room and lounge facilities. The facility is fitted with accessibility ramps and safety grab rails, wide corridors, and smoke detectors with water sprinklers.

Situated in the beautiful grounds of Stratford, with stunning views of Mt Taranaki, Elizabeth R has magnificent landscaped and vegetable gardens, with a BBQ area and a courtyard for quiet and peaceful sitting and relaxing. We take pride in being warm and friendly and have become renowned for our cheerful atmosphere.
Updated: 20 Mar 2019
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details about Meals Our meals are dietitian approved and cater to individual preferences and requirements.
Staffing Qualifications and Details Elizabeth R meets all recommended staffing levels for residential care.
What's included in your fees and what's not A government subsidy may be available for part or all of your care.
Updated: 20 Mar 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Elizabeth R has an extensive repertoire of activities and events, aimed at keeping the body and mind stimulated. Our Activity Coordinator focus on designing programmes for each individual at all levels of disability, to promote independence and creative expression.

Age Concern and Alzheimer's Society are easily accessed through us and we welcome them to our facility. Large print books and Blind Foundation listening books form part of our library service and we also rent DVDs or videos. Entertainers form a regular part of our programme.

Here are just some of the activities and interests of residents which arise on a regular basis:

Board games, cooking, quizzes, gardening, bowls, crafts, parties, happy hour, free sports sweepstakes.

There is also active involvement in community events. Outings are an ongoing part of the activities programme and often include stopping somewhere for coffee.
Updated: 20 Mar 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Japanese Yes
Updated: 20 Mar 2019
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Methodist Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
(Other comments) Yes We are able to accommodate our residents' spiritual needs as requested. A spiritual advisor, chaplaincy and church services are available.
Updated: 20 Mar 2019
Shops 1.00 km Dairy
Parks 2.50 km King Edwards Park offers beautiful surroundings for leisurely walks and picnics
Library 3.00 km
Updated: 20 Mar 2019