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Glendale Retirement Home

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Glendale Retirement Home
Rest Home
47 Glenelg Street
Dunedin 9011
Postal Address
47 Glenelg Street
Dunedin 9011
Southern (Otago)
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Melanie White (RN) - 03 453 5884
Lane Hocking
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Imagine being in your new home...
Where there's always someone to talk to....
Where the food is home cooked in front of you and full of natural goodness....
Where there are plenty of outdoor areas for walking, gardening or just sitting and relaxing in the sun....
Where you choose what activities you would like to participate in on a daily basis....
Where family living is a way of life, not just a saying....
Where you can wake to the sounds of birds singing and the smell of the bush, but be only minutes from the city centre....
Well dont imagine, come and see Glendale for yourself.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 3 Jul 2023
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 33
Vacancy Yes
Our current vacant room is an upstairs one, which can be accessed using either the stairs or our stair chair
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $20.00/day up to $30.00/day as at 01 Feb 2024
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: 1 Mar 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 40 Yes 1 Registered Nurse Manager. Mon-Fri and oncall as needed.
Nurse Practitioner Negotiable Organised as required through the Dunedin Public Hospital
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Negotiable Organised as required either from the Dunedin Public Hospital or PhysioMed in Mornington.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Organised as required.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable Each resident is usually allocated a Social Worker / Needs Assessor before coming into care.
Diversional Therapist Yes Dani works Mon, Wed - Friday 10am - 4pm (Flexible) A varied activity programme is run every day of the week. Residents have input into the plan during monthly meeting. For further information about our activities please contact Dani on 03 453 5884.
Hairdresser Yes Nicki Thompson is a mobile hairdresser who is available at Glendale on Wednesday mornings or she can come in for special occasions. Family are welcome to use the salon at anytime or organise their own hairdresser.
Podiatrist Yes Every 6 weeks or as required.
Dietitian Yes Our menu has been approved and has regular input from a Dietician.
Kaumatua Negotiable Organised as required.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Regular services are held at Glendale.
Other Personnel Negotiable Organised as required.
Updated: 3 Jul 2023
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes Oxygen and oxygen concentrators are overseen by our Registered Nurses who liase with health professionals at the Dunedin Public Hospital.
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes All aspects of palliative care is overseen by our Registered Nurses who liase with health professionals at the Dunedin Public Hospital and the Otago Community hospice
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes All aspects of palliative care is overseen by our Registered Nurses who liase with health professionals at the Dunedin Public Hospital and the Otago Community hospice
Wound Care Yes Our Registered Nurses are able to provide up-to-date best-practice wound care. When required, they also link with the Dunedin Public Hospital's Wound Care Specialist, and the in-house G.P.
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes Our Registered Nurses take advice from the Stoma Nurse at Dunedin Public Hospital and the in-house G.P. as required.
Infection Control Yes Infection Prevention and Control is a high priority at Glendale. The Management Team have regular meetings about Infection Prevention and Control in the Rest Home. We also receive input from the in-house G.P. and Southern Community Laboratories.
Updated: 3 Jul 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 welcome Respite residents when we have beds available.
Carer Support Yes We welcome Carer Support residents when we have beds available.
Other Short Stay Programme Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 3 Jul 2023
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage residents to make their room as homely as possible. Feel free to use the furniture provided or bring your own, what ever suits.
Single Rooms Yes We have an assortment of rooms both upstairs and down which are tastefully decorated. All residents are able to personalise their rooms with pictures or furniture from home.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We can cater for couples when double rooms are available.
Ensuite Yes Some of our rooms have their own ensuite's and some have shared ensuites. Those rooms without ensuites are very close to a communal toilet/bathroom.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Residents are able to have a drink or keep alcohol in the fridges or in their rooms.
Pets In Residence Yes Glendale has a house cat.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Portable phone are available around the home. residents can have their own phone extension in their room. If a resident requires their own private phone line/ number this can be organised and the cost is then the residents responsibility.
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Many of the downstairs rooms have underfloor heating with an adjustable thermostat and those that do not, have adjustable thermostat heaters. The rooms upstairs all have adjustable thermostat heaters.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have 2 small lounges and a large, sunny dining area. Lots of nooks and crannies to explore and sit in.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes We have an 11 seater transit van and have regular van rides (1 to 2 times a week) as well as trips to concerts etc.
Māori Kaupapa Yes Glendale have access to Maori Kaupapa when required.
Residents Committee Yes Every month a resident meeting is held where concerns or ideas for the coming month are discussed. All residents are welcome to attend.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Glendale has policies in place for challenging behaviour and access to health professionals in this area.
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes Glendale is situated in a semi-rural setting. There is ample oudoor seating and flat walkways to enjoy the fresh air and the sound of the birds singing in the surrounding bush. All this and we are only 6 minutes away from the city centre.
Smoking Permitted Yes There are covered areas outside for smokers.
Updated: 3 Jul 2023
Special Features
Special Features
Glendale Retirement Home is a homely 33 bed rest home.
We care for people from those who need only small amounts of assistance to those who require assistance with all of their basic cares.

We have a semi rural outlook with caring and well trained staff. In house GP weekly visits. 24 Hour registered nurse on call.

We have Wi-Fi available at Glendale with Skype capabilities, an iPad for residents use and a Smart TV that allows residents to access Netflix/YouTube etc.
Updated: 3 Jul 2023
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We have a varied activity program which runs through out the week.
This includes things like:
Regular van rides
Concerts - both in house and external
Games - such as board games, cards, whiteboard puzzles etc
Lunch outings at various pubs
Foot spas and manicures
Happy hour
Indoor bowls
Sing a longs
Reading - Public library books are available at Glendale
Arts and crafts
Updated: 3 Jul 2023
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please contact management for a list of charges eg: Premium Charged Rooms
Staffing qualifications and details All staff have obtained or are obtaining their Career Force Health and Wellbeing papers All the staff at Glendale Retirement Home are committed to the delivery of quality care in a family atmosphere and are working continuously towards that end. Glendale Retirement Home believes that the residents come first and the staff work to fit in with the residents.
Details about meals We have our own cook and food is cooked on site in an open plan kitchen so residents can see the meals being prepared. Our main meal is at lunchtime. We accomodate all diets, including - soft, low salt, diabetic, vegetarian, gluten-free etc. We use the services of Cibus for the weekend meals and when the kitchen staff take Annual Leave.
Internet access There is Wifi around the building for the residents to enjoy on their devices (these are not provided by Glendale).
Updated: 3 Jul 2023
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Other Information Yes Glendale has access to interpreter sevices when required.
Updated: 3 Jul 2023
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Inter denominational Yes Glendale hold regular services.
(Other comments) No We encourage and assist residents to be ready for pick up to attend their local church service. (Transportation to and from Church is not provided by Glendale)
Updated: 3 Jul 2023
Ethnic Diets
Ethnic Diets
Ethnic Diet Status Details
Other Yes We can cater to most (if not all diets) as able.
Vegan Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Updated: 3 Jul 2023
Location Distance Details
Public Transport There is a bus stop situated at the end of Glenelg Street (At the Kaikorai Valley Road/Stone Street Roundabout).
Shops The Mornington shops and Countdown supermarket are close by and accessible by taxi or organised trips from Glendale.
Mall Wall street, Meridian and the Golden Centre malls in the city centre are accessable by taxi, bus or organised trips from Glendale.
Parks Glenelg Park is situated at the end of the street. This has seating surrounded by trees and a playground for children.
Library Public library books (Large and normal print), magazines and audio books are all available at Glendale. Personal bundles of books can be picked up from the library by the Activities staff.
Updated: 3 Jul 2023
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Care Association New Zealand Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Care Association New Zealand Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)
Updated: 3 Jul 2023

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