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Geraldine Retirement Village
Rest Home
39c McKenzie Street,
Waihi Place
Geraldine 7930
South Canterbury, Canterbury
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Trisha and Steve Hanson - 03 693 7205/027 237 8037
Trisha and Steve Hanson - 03 693 7205/027 237 8037
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Are you or a loved one having difficulty managing at home? Geraldine Retirement Village is committed to maintaining qualities which we all look for in the place we call "HOME".

* Love & Support
* Physical Comfort & Security
* Dignity & Independence
* Privacy

We provide an environment in which Elder Persons with varying limitations are enabled to maximize their capacity to enjoy life through the meeting of their physical, social, cultural, emotional & spiritual needs.

Residents are encouraged to consider the move to Geraldine Retirement Village as similar to moving house. Come and see our family today.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 14 Aug 2018
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 10
Vacancy Yes
Rest home beds with ensuite available
Impending vacancy No
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 Unknown
Updated: 1 Mar 2024
Care Apartment Bed and Vacancy Details
Care Apartment Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 10
Care Apartment Vacancy Yes
One bedroom with ensuite and living area. ORA $180,000
Care Apartment Impending vacancy No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 1 Mar 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 24/7 Yes The nurse manager is a Registered Nurse who is involved in the day to day care of residents and staff training. There is a registered nurse available on call 24/7 for emergencies
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have a mix of very experienced carers and those relatively new but with enthusiasm to learn. All are committed to making residents feel at home as much as possible.
Physiotherapist Negotiable Both community and private services as required
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Both community and private services as required
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable Community referrals available
Diversional Therapist Yes We have an Activities coordinator covering 5 shifts a week. Residents are encouraged to participate in community and social events whenever possible. The Activities coordinator will facilitate this.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes A very enthusiastic activities co-ordinator dedicated to having fun.
Hairdresser Yes Salon on site once a month but will visit as an on call service if required. Other hairdressers available in Geraldine if required.
Podiatrist Yes We have two visiting Podiatrists who call regularly.
Dietitian Yes Sarah McAvoy, Core Nutrition, is available as the need arises.
Kaumatua Yes Referral on request
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor No Local churches Anglican, Catholic, and Presbyterian visit and provide services on a regular basis. Other spiritual advisers can be contacted if required
Other Personnel No We have links with NASC teams, GP's, Respiratory nurse, Speech therapist, District nurse and other DHB personnel as the need arises.
Updated: 14 Aug 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We can provide services to residents on Oxygen. The facility is suitable for residents on Oxygen therapy. Should a resident require oxygen on a permanent bases they need to supply their own machine.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We provide end of life care. RN and carers have attended hospice training and we consult with Palliative nurses and specialists.
Wound Care Yes The Registered Nurses are available to provide wound care. GP, District nurse input is available should the need arise.
Diabetic Care Yes We will cater to any residents requirements. Annual diabetic care at GP practice.
Continence Advice Yes A Continence Advisor is available should the need arise.
Stomal Therapy Yes SCDHB stoma therapist can be contacted should the need arise.
Stroke Rehabilitation No Further advice, support and information can be obtained from the SCDHB should the need arise.
Infection Control Yes The Registered nurses undergo regular update on infection control. Specialists are available should the need arise.
Surgical Followup Yes Residents' carers are encouraged to take residents to any follow up appointment. If the carer is not available we will endeavour to arrange transport (may be extra cost incurred) on their behalf.
Psychiatric Care No Psychiatric advice and support can be obtained from the local SCDHB psychiatric services.
Clinical Management Yes The nurse Manager is a Registered nurse with many years experience in the care of the elderly. She holds a honours degree in Health Sciences, along with Management, Mentoring and teaching qualifications.
Other Specialties No Nursing specialists can be contacted through the SCDHB as and when required
Updated: 14 Aug 2018
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 14 Aug 2018
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes Yes. We have "Happy Hour" in the lounge once a week and on any special occcasions.
Pets In Residence Yes We have a resthome cat. We also have 2 x birds and a fish pond.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Will consider pets if the resident is willing to take full responsibility for care and cost. Must be suitable for Rest Home environment
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Portable phone also available
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Underfloor heating but some Residents chose to have additional free standing heaters in their rooms
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a main lounge and separate dining room
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We provide end of life care as able.
Palliative Care Contract No We provide palliative care for as long as we are able to manage the individual's symptoms effectively
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes We are a very social resthome and whatever is going on in the community you will find us there.
Residents Committee Yes We have monthly meetings chaired by the activities co-ordinator
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents No We are not a Dementia Care Facility. We are able to manage residents with some memory loss. We are not a suitable environment for anyone that may wander or has agression issues
Rural Setting Yes We have bush and river views
Smoking Permitted Yes Staff and Residents have a designated area outside. Smoking is not allowed indoors.
Updated: 14 Aug 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Moving to the Geraldine Retirement Village is just like moving home. We are a unique small facility which enables our Residents to enjoy one on one contact with all staff. The Geraldine Retirement Village is family orientated and the quality of care is reflected in our Residents' happiness.
We have our own bus to take the Residents out and about in the community and surrounding area
Updated: 14 Aug 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Advocate, Age Concern, Activity programme, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Cards, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Craft, Digital camera, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Holidays, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Men, Minibus, Music, Organ, Parties, Pastoral care, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Probus, Quizzes, Reading, Roses, Senior Citizens, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Vegetarian
Updated: 14 Aug 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please contact Trisha Hanson.
Staffing qualifications and details Staffing levels are consistant with some staff having been here since we opened. We have two Registered Nurses and all our Caregivers are fully trained.
Details about meals All meals are cooked on the premises with lots and lots of home baking.
Updated: 14 Aug 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Updated: 14 Aug 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Jehovah Witness Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 14 Aug 2018
Location Distance Details
Public Transport Mini Bus Service at door
Shops 2.00 Km Walking distance to shop 200 metres. Village about 2 km flat walk.
Parks 0.50 Km surrounded by parks and walk ways. Kennedy park with childrens playground, skatepark and river.
Library 1.00 Km In house library service
Updated: 14 Aug 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? 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: 14 Aug 2018

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