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Elmslie House (a Presbyterian Support Otago Enliven home)

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Elmslie House (a Presbyterian Support Otago Enliven home)
Rest Home
81 Stone St
Wanaka 9305
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Same as above
Southern (Otago)
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Alexa Gutowska - (03) 443 7899
Presbyterian Support Otago - (03) 477 7115
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Elmslie House is our perfectly positioned Enliven care home close to Wanaka township and the wonderful Lake Wanaka.

There's a sense of community at Elmslie House, where some things make for happier, healthier living. It's where you are encouraged to retain connections with friends and favourite places in the community, and where staff and volunteers work alongside you and your family to achieve those things that are important to you.

Wanaka's climate encourages residents to spend time outdoors, and there are many activities and outings to enjoy with like-minded people. Encouraging residents to be as independent as possible; to make choices in the things that matter to them, is part and parcel of Presbyterian Support Otago's Enliven services.

You can learn more about living at Enliven by viewing this documentary at goo.gl/CPmMMV

Elmslie House is in the top echelon of aged care homes, carrying Ministry of Health four year certification period by the Ministry of Health.

Adjacent to Elmslie is Wanaka Retirement Village.

Enliven - Vaccination Policy
In line with Government requirements and PSO’s commitment to health and safety, all Enliven staff and volunteers are fully vaccinated (or will be by 1 January 2022).
Building on that protection, and along with many other providers of aged care, PSO has decided that we will not accept a person for admission to any of our Enliven residential care homes, unless the person is vaccinated against COVID-19.
If the person has had their first vaccination, they will be expected to have the second vaccination within the timeframe contained in the Ministry of Health guidelines.

Give Elmslie House a call on 03 443 7899 and come as see for yourself why this Enliven home is the right choice when seeking rest home or hospital level care.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 8 Apr 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 19
Vacancy No
One room being used to store PPE
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $14.00/day up to $18.00/day as at 23 Feb 2022
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Yes
Updated: 23 Jun 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes One Registered Nurse on duty at all times
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Elmslie House has a skilled and dedicated team of Caregivers
Physiotherapist Yes Contracted twice weekly from Wanaka Physio.
Occupational Therapist No Available by referral
Social Worker (on site) Yes Available by referral
Diversional Therapist No Our Activities Co ordinator is undertaking study to acheive this qualification.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Visits weekly
Podiatrist Yes Visits 6 weekly or more by referral
Dietitian Yes Visits monthly
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Available
Updated: 27 Mar 2015
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Diabetic Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Updated: Unknown
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite No Generally only if we have bedroom availability. Contact the manager
Carer Support Yes Carer Support can be used for daytime care to provide some relief for full time carers.
Updated: 27 Mar 2015
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have one room that may accomodate a couple if required.
Ensuite Yes Premium rooms have own en suite. Standard rooms have share ensuite
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes One cat
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Every room has a phone jack. Connection is a resident cost.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes A spacious comfortable lounge with log burner, plus a conservatory that enjoys the mountain views.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We liase strongly with the Otago Hospice.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Can be funded by Carer Support
Outings Yes We have 2 or 3 outings weekly.
Residents Committee No However residents meetings are held, all welcome.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted No Generally discouraged, but can be negotiated.
Updated: 27 Mar 2015
Special Features
Special Features
Elmslie House is a warm, friendly environment in which to live.

"Home-like" and very much part of the Wanaka community, it is a comfortable flat walk into town and the lake edge.
Updated: 28 Jul 2010
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Senior Citizens, Activity programme (Cards, Craft, Exercises, indoor games), Church service each Saturday, Happy hour each Friday, Music (visiting musicians often), Newspaper reading by Activites Officer, volunteer does shopping every Thursday, Videos, Outings in Presbyterian Support van.
Updated: 28 Jul 2010
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Dry Cleaning
Staffing qualifications and details Registered Nurse on duty at all times. Care workers on duty 24 hours a day also.
Details about meals Home cooked meals provided. Overseen by a registered Dietitian.
Associated Complexes Wanaka Retirement Village
Updated: 25 May 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Updated: Unknown
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Non denominational Yes Residents of all denominations welcome.
Presbyterian Yes Affiliated to Presbyterian Support Services Otago.
Updated: Unknown
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 2.00 Km Elmslie House is situated in picturesque Wanaka. It is a flat walk to town for fit residents.
Shops 2.00 Km
Parks 1.00 Km
Library 2.00 Km
Updated: Unknown
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Home and Community Health Association Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Home and Community Health Association New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 25 May 2016

The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.