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Name
Riverside Lifecare
Category
Respite / short term care
Address
361 Mangorei Road
Merrilands
New Plymouth 4312
Postal Address
Same as above
DHB
Taranaki
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Email
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Make your home at Riverside Lifecare

When it comes to everyday life, Riverside makes it easy with rest home, hospital, day care, respite, dementia and palliative care. The well-appointed rooms all look out onto beautiful rural views and come complete with a 24-hour call system and WiFi.

Light, bright and peaceful, Riverside is surrounded by farmland in rural New Plymouth, just a hop, skip and jump from the Merrilands shopping centre where you’ll find all the essentials such as a pharmacy. Just a short drive from there and you’re in the New Plymouth city centre.

We offer everything from hairdressing to physiotherapy, podiatry, a scooter bay and SKY TV. We have a range of recreational activities including board games, happy hour, gardening, crafts, indoor bowls and a croquet lawn. Our facility van is also always on hand for outings.
Testimonials
Testimonials
"What a wonderful team you are. Thank you all for looking after our family member.

"To the Manager and staff at Riverside, many thanks for the loving care of our family member.
Updated: 21 Mar 2019
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not A government subsidy may be available for part or all of your care.
Staffing qualifications and details Riverside meets all recommended staffing levels for residential care.
Details about meals Our menus are dietitian approved and cater to individual preferences and requirements.
Updated: 11 Jun 2021
Features
Features
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Rooms are fully furnished and we encourage residents to personalize their rooms.
Single Rooms Yes Our rooms are spacious and each has a lovely outlook. Recently refurbished, our home provides a lovely homely feel and is a popular choice. Rooms are equipped with a Nurse Call System, a personal heater, and personal Freeview and Sky TV access.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We welcome couples and will work with you to provide a double room or adjoining singles.
Ensuite Yes We have some rooms with ensuites, please discuss this option with our Facility Manager.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Monitored together with GP guidance.
Pets In Residence Yes Riverside has a couple of resident cats and a bird.
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 Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We can discuss your special needs prior to admission.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Riverside has 4 comfortable lounges, with two of them enjoying views across the river. 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.
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.
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 residents' committee above.
Newsletter Yes 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 farm and river views, with horses and cows often in site.
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking is permitted in the designated area.
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 caregivers 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 caregivers a break or because they need a little bit of extra care to recuperate and return home.
Subsidised Yes A subsidy may be available.
Private Paying Yes We welcome people who are self funding or have insurance cover.
Booking can be made in advance Yes According to bed availability.
Updated: 21 Mar 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Interpreter Yes We are able to access an interpreter as required.
Updated: 21 Mar 2019

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