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Riverside Lifecare

At a glance
Name
Riverside Lifecare
Category
Respite / short term care
Address
361 Mangorei Road
Merrilands
New Plymouth 4312
Postal Address
Same as above
Region
Taranaki
Phone
View Phone Number
Email
View Email Address
Web
Visit Website
Facebook
Find us on Facebook
Personnel
Manager
Jenna Polkinghorne
Owner
Heritage Lifecare
Other services
Photos
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Enquire today about our respite care and day programme. We offer respite care and day programmes to give carers a much-needed break, while at the same time providing residents with care and companionship.

We are a friendly, caring community. Become part of our Riverside family and be cared for by our wonderful staff, whilst making new friends and learning new activities.

When it comes to everyday life, Riverside makes it easy with rest home, hospital, day programme, respite and dementia care, so if your health needs change, we can care for you now and into the future.

Light, bright and welcoming, Riverside is set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens, just a hop, skip and jump from the Merrilands township where you’ll find all the essentials such as a pharmacy and library.

At Heritage Lifecare, our homes reflect the residents who choose us, the local communities around us and the people that support and work for us. You are at home with us. Contact us today to talk through your needs.

Photos are representative of Heritage Lifecare.
Our Services Offering Respite / Short Stay
Level of Care Vacancy Care Suites Vacancy
Rest Home Yes View Details
Dementia Yes View Details
Hospital Yes View Details

Updated: 13 Jun 2024

Testimonials
Testimonials
“It was an easy decision coming here, the staff are friendly, and they really care about your wellbeing. They just can’t do enough for you”. Len, Heritage Resident

“I like it here; I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else”. Pauline, Heritage Resident

“I’d be happy to have any one of them in my family". Noel, Heritage Resident

"There’s always something to smile about". Roy, Heritage Resident

Updated: 23 Jan 2024

Service Description
Service Description
We offer respite care to give carers a much-needed break, while at the same time providing residents with care and companionship.

Updated: 23 Jan 2024

Suburbs/Districts/Towns Serviced
Suburbs/Districts/Towns Serviced
New Plymouth and surrounding districts.

Updated: 23 Jan 2024

Meeting the needs of older people
Meeting the needs of older people
Riverside is part of the Heritage Lifecare group of care homes and villages across the country, from Invercargill to Whangarei. We have over 2,500 beds nation wide and 500 independent living units.

Updated: 23 Jan 2024

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Details about meals Our menus are all approved by a Dietician.
Visitor information We welcome visitors into our home.
Internet access Free WiFi for residents and guests is available in the Care Home.

Updated: 23 Jan 2024

Where service is provided
Where service is provided
Status Details
In Aged Residential Care Yes

Updated: 23 Jan 2024

Features
Features
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage you to bring your furniture, to personalise your new home.
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Talk to us about options.
Wifi Yes Talk to us about options.
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes Talk to us or your GP about options.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes
Whānau Room Yes
Māori Kaupapa Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes

Updated: 23 Jan 2024

Access
Access
Access Status Details
Easy access Yes

Updated: 23 Jan 2024

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 offer respite care to give carers a much-needed break, while at the same time providing residents with care and companionship.
Carer Support Yes Our short stay programmes provide careers with a much-needed break, and support.
Other Short Stay Programme Yes Our Day programmes give carers a much-needed break, while at the same time providing residents with care and companionship.
Subsidised Yes Talk to us to find out if you are eligible for a subsidy.
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes

Updated: 23 Jan 2024

After Hours
After Hours
After Hours Status Details
After Hours Yes

Updated: 23 Jan 2024

Payment
Payment
Payment Status Details
Subsidy may be available Yes Talk to us to find out if you are eligible for a subsidy.

Updated: 23 Jan 2024

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Other Information Yes We welcome all cultures and have a wide range of different languages spoken. We are also able to assist with translation services. Talk to us about your language needs.

Updated: 23 Jan 2024