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Otumarama Rest Home
Rest Home
199 Nayland Road
Nelson 7011
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199 Nayland Road
Nelson 7011
Nelson Marlborough
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Thushari Nanayakkara - 03 5475659 Ext 8580
Oceania Healthcare - 0800 333 688
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Otumarama is a charming, boutique Care Centre. Tucked away down a tree-lined driveway and set amongst stunning gardens, Otumarama is a charming, boutique Care Centre offering a range of standard rooms and Care Suites.

Otumarama is ideally located right in the heart of Stoke, close to shops, supermarkets and the local library. State Highway 6 is close by, making it easy for friends and family to pop by, or get you out and about.

At Otumarama we’re dedicated to providing a friendly and supportive environment for residents and their families, as well as offering a high level of personalised care, with a focus on choice.

Your room is your own private space, so you can decorate it with your favourite pictures and ornaments. Standard rooms are large enough for a single bed, a chair and a wardrobe or chest of drawers. The cost of a standard room is included in the Care Services Fee set by the DHB. Premium rooms have additional features such as more space, an ensuite bathroom or outdoor access, but you’ll need to pay an extra amount per day to cover the cost of these premium features.

Care Suites provide both Rest Home and Hospital level care, which means you can relax knowing you won’t have the upheaval of moving again if your needs increase. All Care Suites have a heat pump and full en-suite, as well as a kitchenette with a fridge and a kettle – perfect for making a cuppa when friends and family come to visit. You own the right to occupy your Care Suite, so you can personalise it with your favourite furniture and treasured pieces. A DHB assessment is not required for care that is paid for privately.

Hop in our van for a jaunt, you’ll never know where it will take you next. A scenic drive through the countryside, shopping trips or picnics in the park, there’s an exciting new destination each week. Or if it’s music you’re into, enjoy some me-time listening to your own personalised playlist with our award-winning I Love Music programme.

Tender Sunday roasts, hot fish and chips and scrummy homemade puddings…there’s a reason why the dining room is full before dinner! All of the above are regular features on our menu, which is packed with tasty family favourites you’d make at home. You’ll be sure to want second helpings!

Oceania is a leading provider of premium healthcare services in New Zealand. With over 40 locations across the country, we’ve been part of local communities for over 50 years. We’re recognised as industry leaders in care, winning awards for innovation, food, staff training and community engagement.

When it comes to your care, you know what you like and what you don’t like – and we want to know your preferences too. Because everyone is different, all of our residents get a personalised care plan, so from meals to medications; everything that’s important to you is covered.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 14 May 2021
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 18
Vacancy No
Our rooms are large and lightfilled, overlooking beautifully maintained, well established gardens. You are most welcome to phone our Manager to arrange a tour of the facilities, weekend visits can be arranged with the Manager by appointment, or you can just 'drop in', The best time to do this is after 1130 during daylight hours. We provide Rest Home residential care for people under the age of 65.
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms as at 04 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 Please enquire
Updated: 28 Jun 2022
Care Apartment Bed and Vacancy Details
Care Apartment Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 7
Care Apartment Vacancy No
Care Apartment Impending vacancy No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 28 Jun 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes A Registered Nurse is on duty 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Negotiable We do have a qualified Physiotherapist on site one day a week.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We employ an Activity Co-Ordinator who runs our activities and outings program.
Hairdresser Yes We also have a hairdressing salon. Our hairdresser Donna comes 2 times a month. She delivers an excellent service at a very reasonable price.
Podiatrist Yes Contracted and visits regularly.
Dietitian Negotiable Oceania Healthcare employ their own qualified dietician who is responsible for making sure that all meals have the most nutritional value.
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Yes Maintenance, Administration, Laundry staff & Kitchen staff . We also have volunteers who visit Otumarama.
Updated: 28 May 2021
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our nursing staff have experience in palliative care nursing. We have recently been working with the Nelson Hospice Service on introducing the Liverpool Care Pathway, a process working towards 'best practice' systems in palliative care.
Dialysis No Our local hospital has specialists who have visited the facility in the past
Wound Care No Specialist input is available as needed
Diabetic Care No Specialist input is available as needed
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy No Specialist input is available as needed
Stroke Rehabilitation No Available as required, physiotherapist Lara works 1 day each week with residents. Jacqui is one of our caregivers who works alongside Lara.
Tracheotomy Care No Available as required
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Psychiatric Care No Available as needed by referral. Some of our Nursing staff have Psychiatric experience.
Clinical Management Yes We have a new Clinical Manager Shinu Thomas who comes to us from another Oceania Rest Home.
Updated: 28 May 2021
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 Otumarama provides supported care with 24 hour Registered Nursing care.
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 28 May 2021
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes May bring own furniture, but important to check with manager in first instance as room sizes vary.
Single Rooms Yes All of our rooms are large and have views of the gardens or courtyards through either large windows or patio doors.
Shared Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes Providing this does not interfere with the operations and running of the hospital. Also happy hour every Friday
Pets In Residence Yes Otumarama has two resident cats called 'Gin' and 'Marmite'. Gin is grey and fat. Marmite is black and skinny. They make the place homely.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes By approval of manager in first instance.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes We provide the jackpoint, connection to be arranged for and paid by resident/family.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Is available for Under 65yrs.
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Outings Yes We have an activity programme which includes regular outings. Our mens group is a weekly group of outings and activities chosen by the group ie; movies (action, history type), and lunch at Brightwater Tavern, and a visit to the Nelson Library.
Whanau Room Yes Including tv, dvd, computer, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities.
Residents Committee Yes But would welcome a resident chair person
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes A minority of our residents have some degree of confusion.
Rural Setting No Although not rural, we are down a long driveway and very private with beautiful grounds and courtyards, in a peaceful setting. We have views of the local Primary School and out to the Mountains beyond.
Smokers Room Yes We have a residents courtyard where they may smoke.
Smoking Permitted Yes In designated courtyard only.
Semi-Secure Yes Although Otumarama doesnt have a "secure' dementia wing, we are situated some distance from main roads.
Updated: 28 May 2021
Special Features
Special Features
Otumarama has a long tree lined driveway that leads up to an Ivy covered entranceway, we are told by many that it reminds them of an English cottage. Visitors are welcomed by our friendly and extremely helpful adminstrator/receptionist who will assist you with any enquiries.
Updated: 28 May 2021
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
The activities programme includes crafts, games and quizzes, exercise groups, live music, church services, guest speakers and scenic excursions, just to mention a few. Community pets include two cats, canaries and a tropical fish tank.

There’s a weekly happy hour and special get-togethers are organized for annual celebrations, such as Easter, Mid-Winter and Christmas.
Updated: 28 May 2021
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Fees do not include: Podiatry for non diabetic residents, ear health care (syringe treatment), personal travel by shuttle or taxi unless to medical appointment, hairdressing, personal toiletries.
Staffing qualifications and details 24 hour care, with RN on each shift + Care staff. Full Laundry and Kitchen facilities supplied. Manager, Clinical Coordinator, Administration & Diversional Therapist, Activities Coordinators Mon-Fri + Physiotherapist weekly .
Details about meals Rotating 4 weekly varied menu. Meals can be taken in rooms at residents request.
Associated Complexes We are part of the Oceania Group.
Updated: 28 May 2021
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
German Yes
Interpreter Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Samoan Yes
Shona Yes
Sri Lankan Yes
Updated: 28 May 2021
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes We have a minister who visits on request and holds a service on site on a weekly basis.
Roman Catholic Yes Mass is held onsite on a regular basis and a priest can visit on request.
Updated: 28 May 2021
Location Distance Details
Shops Stoke shops are a 5 minute walk.
Mall Stoke Mall 5 minute walk.
Parks Broadgreen Park is a 5 minute walk away.
Library The Stoke Library is 5 minute walk away. They also visit and drop off books for those unable to visit the Library.
Updated: 28 May 2021
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes Our Diversional Therapist qualified while in our employment.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes We are an active member of the NZ Aged care Association.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 28 May 2021

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