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Bryant House Care Facility
Rest Home
71 King St
Napier 4112
Postal Address
PO Box 12229
Napier. 4144
Hawke's Bay
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Greg Pritchard - 06 8447209
Greg & Susan Pritchard - 021 887 872
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Greg & Susan Pritchard took ownership of Bryant House in November 2007 when they moved back to Hawkes Bay from Australia to be closer to family. Greg’s parents had owned and managed aged care facilities since the mid 90’s which is where Greg first became exposed to the industry. With the Global Financial Crisis impacting the region hard Greg believed they needed to stick to something the family knew and understood which lead to the acquisition of Bryant House Retirement Home.

When the Pritchard’s acquired Bryant House it was a 33 bed rest home, residents were more independent, some of whom even required a car park as they were still driving. Greg recalls the last resident to drive themselves to Bryant House was in 2010, things have certainly changed since then.

With resident acuity levels on the increase and early-stage dementia becoming a common reason for people moving into care, it seemed logical to transition part of Bryant House into a Dementia facility, thus providing a safer, more secure environment for residents as their dementia progressed.

“By expanding our service delivery to incorporate Dementia, residents who had called Bryant House home for years could continue to do so as their needs changed”. This was a turning point for Bryant House and the most significant improvement we have made to date where residents, family members and staff have all benefited by reducing the anxiety of transferring to a new care facility.

Currently Bryant House can provide care for 16 rest home and 17 dementia residents. However, to effectively keep pace with the evolving needs of residents Greg and the Clinical team realise they need to further expand the service delivery to include a “high care” model referred to as hospital level care.

To achieve this a new, purpose-built care facility is being built that will provide true continuity of care incorporating serviced apartments, rest home, dementia and hospital levels of care.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies Yes. An ORA (Occupation Right Agreement) means you have to 'pay' a capital amount to live here. It's a retirement village type of purchase.
Updated: 15 Nov 2023
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 16
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy Yes - View to internal courtyard
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire
Updated: 29 May 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 80 Yes Margaret Young May Martin
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 490 Yes
Physiotherapist Negotiable Access to if needed.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable As required
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable Available if needed.
Diversional Therapist 30 Yes Sharon oversees the Bryant House Activities Programme and helps to deliver the programme with the Activities Coordinator.
Activities Co-ordinator 30 Yes Ali helps deliver the Activities Programme to Rest Home and Dementia Residents.
Hairdresser 5 Yes Fiona Teddy
Podiatrist Yes As required
Dietitian Yes Audits menu/policy.
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Yes As and when required
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes All denominations visit, attend as necessary.
Other Personnel 175 Yes Adimistration, House Hold and Garden Staff
Updated: 15 Nov 2023
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes
Community Health Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes
Updated: 15 Nov 2023
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 provide respite and day care services in line with our agreement with the Hawkes Bay DHB.
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes Respite Care and Day Care can be fully subsidised provided the Needs Assessment coordinators have approved this type of care. If you have any questions in relation to this please contact NASC HB on 06 870 7485
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 15 Nov 2023
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes All single rooms.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes Some rooms have own or shared ensuite.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes This is something we are prepared to discuss and compromise on if we believe we are able to manage without compromising the environment for other residents.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes This is a services we currently provide with 2 under 65 residents and are very happy to accommodate if you feel it is the right environment.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Three lounge and dinning areas.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We have both private paying and fully subsidised clients attending our day care service which includes morning and afternoon teas, Lunch, daily activities and van rides on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Outings Yes Three a week or more if the demand is there.
Residents Committee No All our resident meeting are now combined family resident meetings which we hold regularly during the year. We find these far more meaningful and beneficial for everyone.
Newsletter Yes A Newsletter goes out to friends and family at the end of each month.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smokers Room Yes We have an enclosed weather proof area for residents and staff to smoke away from the main building.
Smoking Permitted Yes Yes, but outside or in designated area.
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 15 Nov 2023
Special Features
Special Features
Bryant House has a friendly and homely appeal. Pleasant gardens and open living with lovely home baked food create a relaxed and caring environment.

We have fully automated security gates for the safety of our residents. This opens and closes automatically for vehicles arriving and leaving respectively.

Recently we introduced chickens which are now laying producing 4 eggs per days collected by our rest home residents.
Updated: 15 Nov 2023
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activities programme (incorporates, entertainment, clubs for art, craft, bowls, bingo. Church services communion weekly for Catholics and monthly interdenominational, exercises 2-3 times a week plus direction from Kiwi Sports, garden (own gardener keeps things pleasant to look at) Happy hour each Wednesday afternoon, indoor games (indoor bowls & croquet), trip to library weekly as well as selection of books available on the premises, videos shown at times, discussion groups and reading from newspaper is popular, shopping offered weekly and outings as arranged in van (residents given opportunity to choose). Resident shop open Tuesday afternoons.
Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society. Blind Foundation provide support to residents (talking books and information), RSA visits monthly and also provide transport to monthly sing a longs. Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Anthroposophical, BBQ, Big print books
Updated: 15 Nov 2023
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Set by the Regional DHB and MOH. Larger rooms and ensuited room may have an small additional charge attached. Please see manager for further details.
Staffing qualifications and details Registered nurse on call 24 hours a day. Balanced mix of caregivers, advanced caregivers, registered nurse.
Details about meals All meals are cooked on the premises, morning and afternoon tea are 'home baked' giving homely smells and nutrition.
Updated: 15 Nov 2023
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter Yes Interpreter service available.
Italian Yes
Updated: 15 Nov 2023
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Christian Yes
Evangelical Yes
Jehovah Witness Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Ratana Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 15 Nov 2023
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.50 Km Taxi and bus service.
Shops 1.50 Km Close to Taradale shops for all shopping.
Parks 1.50 Km Park at back of Taradale Library.
Library 1.50 Km Trips to library offered, using Bryant House van.
Updated: 15 Nov 2023
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 15 Nov 2023

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