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Harbour View Rest Home
Rest Home
Waterfront Road
Oamaru 9400
Postal Address
PO Box 305
Oamaru 9444
Southern (Otago)
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Denise Jeffares - 03 434 5001
Harbour View Rest Home 2005 Ltd. - 03 434 5001
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Harbour View Rest Home overlooks the beautiful Oamaru Harbour and the iconic Oamaru historic area.
The beautiful building was originally built as a care home in 1897. It has undergone many changes and improvements during it's 125 years, but has retained that lovely feeling of an 'old home'. The views from our lounges are magnificent. We face the sun as well as the view.
Harbour View is an 18 bed secure unit and 27 bed rest home facility.
We pride ourselves on providing a homely environment where our residents feel loved, respected and well cared for.
Our residents love the meals provided by our on site kitchen. Everything is cooked and prepared by our 2 cooks with quality, freshness and taste being their top priorities.
Harbour View has the highest level of certification from the Ministry of Health, being 4 years, this reflects the level of care given to our resident's.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 17 Jul 2022
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 28
Vacancy Yes
One room with an ensuite.
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered Yes
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 Yes
Updated: 24 May 2024
'I want to say how grateful we all are for the exceptional care Mum has received. My rating would be 10/10'.
' I have really appreciated the great communication with us at all times'.
'It's a big step to place a loved one into others hands but it was the best decision we made to choose your facility'.
Updated: 17 Jul 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 105 Yes Our 3 Registered nurse's on duty up to 7 days per week both day and evening hours. Also on call after hours 7 days a week. RN's work closely with family and GP's for the best possible outcomes for resident's.
Nurse Practitioner Yes Available on request for input.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes There is always a Team Leader on duty on every shift. Our Team Leaders all have Career Force Level 4 minimum, First Aid Certificate, Higher Qualifications as well as LCP papers completed to enable care of the elderly with dementia. They are all proven leaders.
Physiotherapist Yes This service can be arranged
Occupational Therapist Yes This service can be arranged
Social Worker (on site) Yes All residents have a hospital social worker allocated. A referral may be made if required.
Diversional Therapist Yes We have a varied team of activities personnel to meet the needs of the different groups of people in our care. They work 35-40 hours per week as well as many volunteers offering a variety of different activities.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes See above.
Hairdresser Yes On site salon offers cuts for all residents and other hair care at reasonable rates. Salon is open 5 days per week. Hairdresser Mel Mackay.
Podiatrist Yes Visits every 6 weeks or some residents to visit a podiatrist of their own choice.
Dietitian Yes Menus have been approved by a dietician and one can be accessed as required. Menu is on a 3 weekly cycle with a summer and a winter menu. All meals and baking prepared freshly in our own on site kitchen by our 2 qualified rest home cooks. Special needs catered for.
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have visiting chaplains of varying religions and also a "multi-faith" person at our call.
Other Personnel Yes Many outside visitors and entertainers
Updated: 17 Jul 2022
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Bariatric (Care of the very overweight) Yes
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Provided by our RNs and input from hospice.
Dialysis No Available on request
Wound Care Yes Provided by our RNs
Diabetic Care Yes Provided by our RNs
Continence Advice Yes Provided by our RNs
Stomal Therapy Yes Provided by RNs
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
ACC Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care No Available on request
Infection Control Yes Provided by our RNs
Surgical Followup Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes
Primary Rural Health Care Yes
Community Health Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes
Updated: 17 Jul 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 Available as vacancies allow.
Carer Support Yes Available as vacancies allow.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 17 Jul 2022
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are encouraged to bring their own furniture to personalise their room.
Single Rooms Yes The rooms vary considerably in lay out. If we have a vacancy please come and view the room for yourself. Most rooms have expansive views.
Shared Rooms No Some double rooms available
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes Our larger rooms are suitable for a couple.
Ensuite Yes Some rooms
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have a Jack Russell named Chorkee,who attends during office hours Monday to Friday. We also have a friendly cat called Tiggy who luves in the secure unit.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes All rooms have jack points for their own connections. Line rentals and toll calls are at the residents own cost.
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Individual heating controls in each room
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes If requested
Lounges/seating areas Yes There are two large lounges and a large foyer that is well used. Outside a well protected and wide veranda has seating that gives residents wonderful views of Oamaru and beyond.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes 5 days a week. Pick up and delivery included.
Outings Yes We have our own van and enjoy 3-4 outings a week.
Whānau Room Yes
Māori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes Monthly residents meetings are held with management
Family Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes We send a newsletter to resident's and their families to keep everyone informed of happenings in and around the rest home.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes We have a 'wandering alarm' for those in early stages of dementia.
Rural Setting Yes We are located on the edge of the town and have extensive views of the hills, harbour and Oamaru's historic area.
Smokers Room Yes Ventilated outside area.
Smoking Permitted Yes In the smokers area outside
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 17 Jul 2022
Special Features
Special Features
Harbour View is an owner-operated service.

The building has always been a care facility that was originally owned and operated by the Waitaki District Health Board. It was been fully refurbished in 2017 to a high standard whilst retaining many of the features of a 125 year old building. The wide entry foyer leads into two wings with bedrooms leading off it. A newer wing leads out to the front of the building.There is also a downstairs wing which caters for more independent residents, they have their own lounge bathroom, toilet and there are 5 bedrooms. The dining room, kitchen and main offices are in the centre of the complex. Furnishings and decoration are homely towards heritage in style and this gives Harbour View the feeling of a gracious home of years gone by.

The grounds are spacious and well maintained with the central rose garden being a real picture during the rose growing season. A driveway circling the rose garden allows for easy and safe loading and unloading of vehicles.

Harbour View has one of the best views in the region. The comings and goings in the area can be easily observed as we are not too far away from the action. There has been many additions to the harbour area in recent times and there is always some activity to observe.
Updated: 17 Jul 2022
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Regular contact with Age Concern and Age Concern visitors, Alzheimer's Society Blind Foundation and Parkinson's Society support person available, weekly visits from RSA and outings as requested, Stroke Group co-ordinator available, large base of volunteers (support group), weekly cards and as desired, Church and religious services twice monthly, monthly communion and on call clergy, residents are always welcome to help in the kitchen with cooking etc, weekly craft and sales table raises funds for activities, dancing occasionally, email, entertainment often, exercises four times per week, large garden kept by gardener (residents participation encouraged), happy hour daily indoor games, one library in the home with a weekly round and fortnightly trips to town library, massage therapist available, residents input into meal options and dietary needs, movie outings available on request, daily music and weekly sing a longs, notable views of Oamaru Port and sea views, newspaper readings every morning, weekly quizzes, weekly shopping outings and as needed, Sky TV available, videos available as requested, aromatherapy available, extensive activities programme offered (resident input on programme), monthly residents meetings, petanque, access to mobility taxis, mobile shop visits each resident twice a week., Aromatherapy, Art, Arthritis society, BBQ, Arthritis society, Big print books
Updated: 17 Jul 2022
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Detailed in Harbour View brochure.
Staffing qualifications and details Registered Nurse 24 hours on call. All staff doing nationally recognised education on care of the elderly.
Details about meals Meals are prepared daily in our kitchen. Fresh baking done daily. All needs catered for.
Updated: 17 Jul 2022
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Samoan Yes
Updated: 17 Jul 2022
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 11 Oct 2018
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km Taxis service and courtesy van
Shops 1.50 Km We go on weekly shopping trips.
Mall 1.50 Km When you come to visit you will find that we are close to the historic parts of the town, cafes and restaurants and the main shopping centre. and the main shopping centre.
Parks 2.00 Km Regular visits to parks and gardens
Library 1.50 Km We go the library for fortnightly visits
Updated: 11 Oct 2018

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