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Ribbonwood Country Home

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Ribbonwood Country Home
Respite / short term care
50 Tapanui-Raes Junction Highway, RD2
Tapanui 9587
Postal Address
PO Box 50
Tapanui 9542
Southern (Otago), Southern (Southland)
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Karen McHutchon
West Otago Health
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Ribbonwood is a small country home offering rest home and hospital level care. Located in the heart of West Otago in Tapanui, Ribbonwood is a place you will feel proud to call home.

Ribbonwood opened its doors for the first time in February 2016. It is a modern care facility with spacious, private rooms for residents and sunny lounges for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful views across the golf course, farmland and Blue Mountains. This charming rest home has a very intimate, friendly vibe as there are only 14 beds. As a result, residents have more personalised time with our highly qualified and experienced staff.

All of the rooms at Ribbonwood are classed as Premium Rooms with a fully furnished bedroom and ensuite bathroom.

Ribbonwood is owned by the community of West Otago via West Otago Health. The construction of our present premises was an enormous community project for West Otago's 2300 residents that was concluded August 2014. The combined purpose built facility houses Ribbonwood Country Home for the aged and the local Medical Centre. This means our residents have prompt access to a Doctor and services provided in the Medical Centre.

West Otago Health’s focus is to provide "whole of life care". This includes primary health care, emergency care, district nursing, allied health, palliative care and aged related residential care services.

For more information or a private tour, please call Marianne on 03 204 8668.
Our Services Offering Respite / Short Stay
Level of Care Vacancy Care Suites Vacancy
Rest Home Yes View Details
Hospital Yes View Details

Updated: 14 Jun 2024

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Staffing qualifications and details We have 32 staff in total covering the 3 business groups (rest home, community nursing, medical centre) In the rest home we have at least 2 care staff on duty 24/7
Details about meals All meals are prepared on-site and are consistently of a high standard. The main meal of the day is served at midday which includes a main course and desert.

Updated: 19 Feb 2016

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes All bedrooms are spacious and of a premium size. All bedrooms are fully furnished with their own television. Residents are welcome to have their own items if they wish
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes All bedrooms have an ensuite bathroom. There are no shared bathroom facilities.
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes Residents are welcome to have alcohol. This is monitored where medically required. There is a happy hour each Thursday from 4-5pm.
Pets In Residence Yes We have a resident cat. His name is "Ash"
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes A residents telephone is provided in one lounge. We can also arrange for a telephone to be installed into each bedroom at an additional charge.
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Ribbonwood has three lounge areas. One lounge has a television.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Outings Yes Regular outings are arranged by the Activities Co-ordinator. Residents are encouraged to keep in contact with family and friends outside Ribbonwood.
Māori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes Ribbonwood is situated at the northern entrance to Tapanui with uninterrupted views out across rural farmland and the majestic Blue Mountains
Smokers Room Yes Ribbonwood is a non-smoking residential care facility

Updated: 19 Feb 2016

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
Carer Support Yes
High Care Needs Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes

Updated: 19 Feb 2016

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Dutch Yes
English Yes

Updated: 19 Feb 2016