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Arvida Oakwoods Care

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Care Suite Vacancy
Arvida Oakwoods Care
Rest Home
357 Lower Queen Street
Nelson P C 7020
Postal Address
357 Lower Queen Street
Richmond 7020
Nelson Marlborough
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Kathryn Brookes - 03 543 9704
Avida Group - 0800 278 432
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Andrew Morrison - 03 543 9702
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Oakwoods offers a full range of accommodation styles, including fully-independent living in villas, assisted living in serviced apartments and studios, and 24/7 care in spacious rest home rooms. This breadth of options means it’s possible to adjust your level of support without changing your address.

Here’s a quick summary of how you can live at Oakwoods:

Serviced apartment: One-bedroom serviced apartments give you a balance of independent living and tailored assistance. Upstairs apartments have views. If your needs change in the future, assistance can be adjusted right up to rest home-level care.

Studio: Designed for assisted living, Oakwoods’ studios are all on the ground floor with their own patio and offer lovely outlooks –Studio floorplans include a bed area, living area and kitchenette.

Care room: If you need full-time care, Oakwoods care rooms are spacious and comfortable. Daily assistance is based on Arvida’s household model of care, which looks after residents in smaller groups that soon feel like family.

Respite room: Oakwoods has a room with kitchenette for respite care. It has a sunny aspect and opens onto a private courtyard. Respite guests are welcome to join in with community activities.

Please get in touch for more information, we'd love to hear from you.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 14 Sep 2021
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 27
Vacancy Soon
beds fully assigned
Impending vacancy Yes - 4-6 weeks - vacancy expected
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $25.00/day up to $25.00/day as at 23 Apr 2024
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 No
Updated: 24 May 2024
Care Suite Bed and Vacancy Details
Care Suite Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 44
Care Suite Vacancy No
Care Suite Impending vacancy No
Updated: 24 May 2024
After a period living independently in Oakwoods Village, it became apparent that my mother required the extra support that the Rest Home facility would offer. Mum is now in her fifth year in the care facility and has been wonderfully looked after throughout this period. The staff have been very attentive and sensitive to Mum's needs and very accommodating of any concerns or questions that I have ever had. As 'next of kin' I have always felt very welcome and part of the Oakwoods 'family'.
Updated: 25 Nov 2016
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes Roelie Luten is extremely well qualified and has spent many years in her role as Nurse Manager at Oakwoods Village.
Nurse Practitioner No We have access to a highly skilled nurse practitioner should this be required at any time.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Caregiving staff levels match national guidelines to ensure continuity of quality care.
Physiotherapist Yes A Physiotherapist will be arranged by the registered nurse should the need occur. Staff are all educated in appropriate manual handling and transfer techniques.
Occupational Therapist No Available as required
Diversional Therapist Yes Oakwoods has a on-site Diversional Therapist who organises our activities programme, which changes regulary. Activites are arranged to cater for all levels of participation and a wide range of interests.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our activities co-ordinator works closely with the diversional therpaist to create and deliver our activites programme
Hairdresser Yes Oakwoods has a on-site hairdressing salon, a hairdresser is available most mornings.
Podiatrist Yes A Podiatrist visits 4-6 weekly or more frequent if required
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Yes Volunteers
Updated: 25 Nov 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 Our room offers an en-suite bathroom and kitchenette, so you can make your own cup of tea plus it's own private patio overlooking our wildflower paddock.
Carer Support No Our team of trained people will make your well-being their priority. They will give you the very best possible standard of care.
Subsidised Yes Financial help may be available to you if you are 65 or over and your 'support needs assessment' confirms that you need some extra care for a short time.
Private Paying Yes Come in and talk to us, we will make sure that you have all the information that you will require.
Booking can be made in advance Yes Please contact Ronnie (Village Nurse) on 021 971 466 for all the information that you will need.
Updated: 25 Nov 2016
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have a few larger rooms that can be used for a couple, if available.
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes Residents can have a drink, however this is monitored where medically required. We do have a Happy Hour once a month.
Pets In Residence Yes We do have a cat already in residence plus birds and goldfish along with a mixture of animals that visit the facility on a regular basis including Goats, Dogs and Ponies.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes In some instances, we can have birds, cats and fish. This needs to be discussed with management prior to admission. Unfortunately, we do not allow dogs.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Underfloor heating
Lounges/seating areas Yes We offer a selection of seating areas indoor and out.
Outings Yes We have weekly bus trips.
Whānau Room No
Māori Kaupapa Yes
Newsletter Yes "The Oak Leaf", Oakwoods Village Quarterly Newsletter, Editor June Ward
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes Oakwoods Lifecare will care for confused residents as long as they do not interrupt the smooth running of the facility for other residents and their safety.
Rural Setting Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Residents who choose to smoke may sit outside in the garden area and smoke, as long as residents are able to use the appropriate containers for disposal of their used cigarette butts in a safe manner.
Updated: 25 Nov 2016
Special Features
Special Features
Daily life at Oakwoods makes the most of Nelson’s plentiful sunshine and the community’s 12 acres of flower beds, mature trees and lawns. Residents are encouraged to plant their own gardens and harvest the shared fruit trees. Within the community there’s a library, hair and beauty salon, Petanque court, fitness centre, indoor heated swimming pool and super-size spa pool. There’s also a small café/bar that’s used for serving morning tea, a light bright dining room and a sunny community centre with baby grand piano, gas fire and large TV with Sky. In addition, there’s a games room with full-size snooker table and dart board, as well as several other lounges that can be used by the residents for private social gatherings, movies, weekly church services and other events. The Oakwoods community vans provide outings and shopping trips.

Oakwoods’ close proximity to shops, services and community entertainment options makes everyday life easy and enjoyable. Right next door is Club Waimea, which includes a bowling green, restaurant and weekly programme of meetings, classes and events. The Richmond shopping centre and Richmond Mall are within walking distance. Also close by are the Richmond A & P showground, racecourse, Greenacres Golf Course, croquet club, Richmond Bowling Club and Richmond Bridge Club.

For health services, Oakwoods is handy to the Lower Queen Street Health Complex, which includes a café, Med Lab, Fry’s Pharmacy, Matthews Eye Care, Triton Hearing Clinic, Tasman Medical Centre, South Rehab Health Care (physio with Gym) and Tasman Dental Centre. This complex also includes rooms for visiting specialists, including an eye specialist, ear noise specialist, sleep well clinic, vascular surgeon, skin institute, endocrinologist, general laparospic and endoscopic surgeon.
Updated: 14 Sep 2021
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Billiards, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Bridge, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Church, Classical Music, Communicare, Companion Club, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Electric beds, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Golden Oldies, Greypower, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Lotto, Mah Jong, Massage, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Organ, Never Alone Club, Outings, Parties, Pastoral care, Petanque, Quizzes, Reading, Reflexology, Roses, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Theatre, Vegetarian, Videos, Views
Updated: 25 Nov 2016
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Staffing qualifications and details We have a stable dedicated and hard working staff who take pride in the attention and personal care that they give to our residents. All our staff have completed the ACE ( Aged Care Education) training programme or are in the process of completing their aged care qualification.
Details about meals Meals are of consistently high standard and determined by a Dietitian approved menu. Our main meal is served at midday which includes a main course and dessert. Tea is served at 5pm which consists of soup, a variety of fresh sandwiches, a light savoury dish and fresh fruit.
Updated: 25 Nov 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Other Information Yes We aim for each resident to have a full understanding, within their potential, of events in this facility and issues related to their care, therefore we are able to access Interpreter services were there is an actual or perceived need.
Updated: 25 Nov 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
(Other comments) Yes We have a church service on a Tuesday morning in the Ascot lounge in the Care Facility. Denominations vary on a weekly basis. Once a Month the resthome residents are supported to attend the 'Church of Christ' in Richmond
Updated: 25 Nov 2016
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.50 Km Within easy walking distance
Shops 0.20 Km Within easy walking distance to Richmond town with a brand new medical centre right at our gate.
Mall 0.50 Km Within easy walking distance
Parks 0.20 Km A & P Show Grounds are just across the road.
Library 0.30 Km We also have a on-site library that supplies Oakwoods Lifecare residents with a variety of approximately 3000 books. There are resident librarians who manage the library. You may borrow these books at anytime. A large number of books are in large print.
Updated: 25 Nov 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 25 Nov 2016

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