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Maxwell Lifecare
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
124 Maxwell Road
Blenheim 7201
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Same as above
Nelson Marlborough
(03) 578 1239
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Alta Bezuidenhout - (03) 578 1239
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When it comes to everyday life, Maxwell makes it easy with rest home, hospital, day care and respite care. The well-appointed rooms all look out onto sheltered courtyards or landscaped gardens and come complete with a 24-hour call system, WiFi and ensuites.

Part of the self-proclaimed “sunniest place in New Zealand” in Blenheim, Maxwell is set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens, just a short drive from the town centre.

We offer everything from hairdressing to appointment transportation. We have a range of recreational activities including board games, happy hour, crafts, and live entertainment. Our facility van is also always on hand for outings.
The Maxwell home mid-winter lunch was a massive success because management and staff, carers and volunteers worked together to make it so. Well done and thank you.

The meal was wonderful both in cooking and presentation and nobody could say they went hungry.

It gives me great pleasure to say that during the time spent at Maxwell my wife was looked after in every way.

I cannot praise the staff enough, I have come to highly respect them for the way they handle themselves and those in their care - thank God for such people where would we be without them.

Thank you so much for everything you have done, its so appreciated.

With thanks for your loving care - we truly appreciated what you have done with such cheerfulness.
Updated: 21 Mar 2019
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have 24 hour Registered Nurse coverage. Our team of nurses have experience in aged care. Our Manager is also a very experienced Registered Nurse.
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-on-one activities, group sessions and day trips.
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser visits every two weeks, providing a great service at a reasonable price.
Podiatrist Yes Our Podiatrist visits regularly.
Dietitian Yes All menus are Dietitian approved. Our Dietitian is available for general advice and to oversee special needs.
Accredited Visitors Yes This can be arranged on an individual basis.
Kaumatua Yes We endeavour to assist residents to maintain any cultural ties they may have in the community before coming to Maxwell.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Services are held the first 3 Wednesdays of the month, and various religious groups can be arranged to visit to provide services for all of our residents.
Other Personnel Yes Allied Health Professionals visit as needed and there is a GP who visits regularly and is also available on-call. Additional services include email assistance, medication delivery, pharmacy services, housekeeping and laundry Service, dental, appointment transportation, speech therapy, spa treatments and interpreter services.
Updated: 21 Mar 2019
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 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: 21 Mar 2019
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Rooms are fully furnished and residents are welcome to personalise their rooms. We understand the importance of making it feel like home.
Single Rooms Yes Rooms are equipped with a nurse call system, personal heat pump, stereo system, spacious showers, and safety grab rails. Freeview TV and Sky TV access is available.
Shared Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes We have some rooms with ensuites, please discuss this option with our Facility Manager.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Our cat Fred.
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.
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Our home is centrally heated with underfloor heating.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We can discuss your special needs prior to admission.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have 3 communal lounge areas and a dining area. These are equipped with comfortable seating, and the lounges have stereo systems and televisions with Freeview TV, Sky TV, and 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. As 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.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes It is possible for people to join us during the day and return home at night. We encourage families to help us care for their family member.
Outings Yes As part of our activities program, 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.
Maori Kaupapa Yes We respect all cultures.
Residents Committee Yes We have a care homes residents group with regular meetings.
Family Committee Yes Combined with the resident's committee above.
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.
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking is permitted in the designated area.
Updated: 21 Mar 2019
Special Features
Special Features
Maxwell Lifecare Complex offers all the benefits of a care facility, including entertainment, activities and companionship. The facility is fitted with accessibility ramps and safety grab rails, wide corridors, and smoke detectors with water sprinklers.

The beautiful gardens here are a striking feature both inside and out, as every room opens onto a lovely private courtyard garden providing restful views all year round and lovely sheltered areas to sit outside. Our residents are able to make their rooms their own with photos and ornaments. Friends and family are welcome at any time and can share a meal, a coffee or some of our entertainment – 7 days a week. Some people bring their pets to visit to the amusement of our resident cat Fred.
Updated: 21 Mar 2019
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Details about Meals Our menus are dietitian approved and cater to individual preferences and requirements.
Staffing Qualifications and Details Maxwell meets all recommended staffing levels for residential care.
Associated Complexes We are part of Heritage Lifecare, a specialist aged care provider.
What's included in your fees and what's not A government subsidy may be available for part or all of your care.
Updated: 21 Mar 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Maxwell has an extensive repertoire of activities and events, aimed at keeping the body and mind stimulated. The range of activities on offer to our residents is growing all the time so there’s something for everyone! A monthly activity calendar is available on request.

Our Activity Coordinators focuses on designing programmes for each individual at all levels of disability, to promote independence and creative expression. We provide a library service and we also rent DVDs or videos. Entertainers form a regular part of our programme. A piano and Sky TV is also available in the main lounges.

Here are just some of the activities and interests of residents which arise on a regular basis:
Board Games, Crosswords & Quizzes, Cooking, Indoor Bowls, Movies, Crafts, Free Sports Sweepstakes, Music, Parties, Happy Hour, Newspaper Reading.

Many residents also enjoy getting out and about in the van, so outings are an ongoing part of the activities programme and often include stopping somewhere for coffee or ice cream. There is also active involvement in community events.
Updated: 21 Mar 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Thai Yes
Tongan Yes
Updated: 21 Mar 2019
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes We offer access to Kaumatua, Church Services, a Reflection Room, Chaplain and Spiritual Advisor. We are able to accommodate our residents' spiritual needs as requested.
Updated: 21 Mar 2019
Location Distance Details
Shops 2.00 Km Town Centre is just down the road.
Parks 1.00 Km Burleigh Park is a 15 minute walk and 2 minute drive.
Library 1.50 Km Marlborough District Library is in the Town Centre
Updated: 21 Mar 2019