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Glenbrae Gardens Rest Home
Rest Home
8 Compton St
Invercargill 9812
Postal Address
Same as above
Southern (Southland)
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Laura Lockwood - 0273739822
Kate & Denzil Travers - 0275550049
Administration Assistant
Carly Thomson - 0275100951
Jenna Holland - 0275354564
Karen Kollat - 0275354564
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"A Rest Home with a Heart"
Glenbrae Gardens Rest home provides a small homely, family-orientated environment. On-going quality improvement is a major focus of our home. Please contact us for further details.

2021 Aged Advisor Winner - Best Small Facility (South Island)
2020 Aged Advisor Finalist - Best Small Facility (South Island)
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 28 Mar 2022
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 16
Vacancy Soon
1 single room
Impending vacancy Yes - 1 single room
Premium Room 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 Yes
Updated: 23 Jun 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 40 Yes We have 1 Registered Nurse
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our Care Assistants are provided with regular education, and working towards obtaining and increasing their career force levels.
Physiotherapist Yes Accessed through the DHB
Occupational Therapist Yes Accessed through DHB
Social Worker (on site) Yes Accessed through the DHB
Diversional Therapist Yes Our activities co-ordinator is a qualified Diversional Therapist and provides programmes for individals and groups by meeting all residents needs through their previous, occupation, interests and activities,and providing goals for all residents.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes DT as above.
Hairdresser Yes We have a hairdresser available when required.
Podiatrist Yes Regular visits and as required if any resident needs further treatment.
Dietitian Yes Able to be contacted when required.
Kaumatua Yes Contacts are available in our Maori Health Plan.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have various denominations in our facility, some spirtual advisors visit regularly and other residents go out weekly to their individual religious services in the community.
Updated: 28 Mar 2022
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
Stomal Therapy Yes
ACC Rehabilitation Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 28 Mar 2022
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 Repite Care when beds are available
Carer Support Yes Carer Support and Short Stay when beds are available
Subsidised Yes We take private payers and those subsidised by the government.
Private Paying Yes We take private payers and those subsidised by the government.
Booking can be made in advance Yes For convalescent care, when beds are available.
Updated: 28 Mar 2022
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes While furniture is provided some residents may prefer to bring their own personal armchair, favourite pictures and personal belongings.
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have a resident cat, Kit who is very laid back and friendly. And the owners dog Summer (a black Labrador) frequently visits.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes In discussion with owners.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes All rooms have a private line access, at resident's own cost. Portable phone available to make private phone calls in room.
Wifi Yes Throughout the building.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Outings Yes Weekly van outings which are included in activity programme.
Residents Committee Yes Residents meetings are held quarterly or more regulary, if requested by residents.
Newsletter No We have a Facebook page.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes All our policies meet Rest Home requirements.
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Designated outside area.
Updated: 28 Mar 2022
Special Features
Special Features
Glenbrae Gardens Rest Home is a small friendly 18 bed facility.
It is 100% locally owned and operated by Denzil and Kate Travers.
It is close to shops, and a short distance to town.
We have lovely gardens which the residents enjoy.
Updated: 28 Mar 2022
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activities programme, Age Concern, Art, Big print books, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Craft, Dancing, Exercises, Entertainers, Games, Gardening, Housie, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Library, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Organ, Outings, Park, Quizzes, Reading, Roses, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Videos
Updated: 28 Mar 2022
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Staffing qualifications and details Registered nurses. Diversional Therapist Many carers with career force qualifications.
Details about meals Home cooked meals and baking, including diabetic friendly food. Breakfast in bed, main meal at midday, lighter meal at night. Morning tea, afternoon tea and supper is offered.
Updated: 28 Mar 2022
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Chinese Yes
English Yes
Portugesse Yes
Spanish Yes
Other Details Yes Kiribati
Updated: 28 Mar 2022
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
Updated: 28 Mar 2022
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.02 Km City Council bus stop on Tweed street
Shops 0.03 Km Dairy and takaways. Supermarket is about 2km away.
Mall 0.50 Km City and suburban shopping
Parks 1.00 Km Queens Park and Ruby Park 0.03km
Library 0.50 Km The invercargill city Library provides Glenbrae Resthome with a variety of books on a regular basis The bus route from tweed street goes via the city library
Updated: 28 Mar 2022
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Care Association New Zealand Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Police checked Yes
Care Association New Zealand New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 28 Mar 2022

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