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Riverleigh Care Ltd

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Riverleigh Care Ltd
Rest Home
5 Connolly Street
Lower Hutt 5010
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1 Connolly Street
Lower Hutt 5010
Hutt Valley
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Cyrildene Buckton - 0274344563
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Offering superb comfort for residents and excellent accessibility for visitors, Riverleigh delivers great care in the heart of Lower Hutt. 

Based in an easily accessible business area of Lower Hutt, Riverleigh is an ideal option for locals as well as commuters from Wellington city and surrounding areas. The facility is conveniently situated on bus and train lines, with easy access to amenities (including the local hospital). Within a minute’s drive of the motorway link to Wellington city, as well as Wairarapa and Silverstream, Riverleigh’s high level of accessibility makes it ideal for visiting families. Many family members visit after their working day, or sneak in a quick hello at lunch time.

Situated on the bank of the Hutt River, residents have views of a wonderful green belt on the riverside, and the activities of the bustling city on the other. Residents have direct access to a walkway leading to the river, and can easily access shops and local amenities. Boasting plenty of spaces and tables available for activities, residents have range of options for daily living. 

The building itself is so easy to navigate, with a lift and stairs between upper and lower floors for easy access. A central lounge opens up into an internal courtyard, creating a flow between indoor and outdoor recreational areas. 

Riverleigh offers a variety of accommodation options, with a range of en suites, lounge, kitchenette, television in every room and the ability to take couples. This level of accommodation makes [The deleted line has been used in the last paragraph making it redundant.] Riverleigh a top choice for comfort and convenience. 

It is with great pleasure to let you know that Riverleigh is now under a new ownership. Positive changes and improvements at Riverleigh are happening such as room renovations and the installation of the Eurotronik Nurse Care System. This system is a one stop shop that monitors resident’s clinical needs including automatic fall detector and resident locator. This level of clinical care system is almost unheard of in residential care, making Riverleigh a top choice for clinical excellence with a homely experience.

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Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 3 Jan 2018

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 33
Vacancy Yes
Standard and premium room
Impending vacancy Yes - Beautiful new rooms
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $14.00/day up to $54.00/day as at 15 May 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: 13 Jun 2024

“When June and I took up residence at Riverleigh, we considered ourselves very fortunate. We both had been trying to maintain our independence at home together for just on 60 years of marriage with Homecare, Meals on Wheels etc, but found it hard going when June, my caregiver, fell and broke her leg, and we both went to hospital. Our families did their best to help, but of course they have their responsibilities and the ambulance being called at early hours of the morning on two or three occasions was hard for them. So finally we arrived at Riverleigh. Although both in rather a depressed state of health and mind, we both rallied round with all the wonderful old world care and kindness that was offered and on hand. Everything is on hand; medical care, nursing, meals, laundry, showering, bed making, dressing assistance, entertainment; and social relationship is of a very high standard, to make life sustainable with outside contacts for trips etc.You have no need to vegetate. The most endearing part of Riverleigh is the care, and smiling attention extended to us all by management and staff, at all times from dawn until dusk. I have no fear in recommending Riverleigh as a 100% Home for the Hutt Valley. Thank you Riverleigh.” June & Walter

“I have been a resident at Riverleigh hospital for nearly 2 1/2 years. I was not keen on going into care, but once I settled in have found the care to be very good. I have company, the staff pop in for a quick chat often, I enjoy the meals and the social events. We have regular outings which I really enjoy. I have regular visits from my family and friends, even visits to the local pet shop. I am happy to be here and know my family are happy with the care I receive.” Rosina, 95 years

Updated: 3 Jan 2018

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes 24 hours per day
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes 24 hours per day
Physiotherapist Yes Weekly
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes Available
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Negotiable

Updated: 27 Nov 2018

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
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes

Updated: 3 Jan 2018

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 Our respite and short stay residents can expect to enjoy the same great service we are known to provide for our long term residents. Come in, put your feet up, and enjoy being part of our family.

Updated: 3 Jan 2018

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Limited space
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes And we also have regular visits from a variety of pets
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Residents are responsible for their own account
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes
Whānau Room Yes
Māori Kaupapa No Links with locaI Iwi
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted No In designated areas

Updated: 3 Jan 2018

Special Features
Special Features
Attractive building set around an internal courtyard. Close to Hutt City Centre and Hutt Hospital. Thirteen large apartments available.

Updated: 3 Jan 2018

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
In a home where many residents live, it’s important to us to celebrate your individuality, make you feel valued, and respect your contributions.

Whether you want to read, paint, enjoy the outdoors, or almost any other thing imaginable, our care focuses on creating an environment where you have both the time and support to do what makes you happy. Our activities program is designed to give you a way to be part of the social life in the home, and also to do what you enjoy.

Activities programs are daily events staff facilitate with residents based on their preferences. Upon admission, our Activities Coordinator will work with care staff to understand your needs, and incorporate your preferences into the overall activity program.

Our unique activities program is run on a daily basis, and planned a week in advance. This means our residents and families can see what activities we are planning, and even make special requests.

Our activities teams regularly organize mobility vans or other transport to take residents out for special events. Some residents have complex levels of care, making it difficult for them to participate in activities. In these cases, we make every effort to move beds and wheelchairs into communal or outdoor areas, and to do what we can.

Please ask your local Manager about how we can accommodate you preferences in our activities programs.

Updated: 3 Jan 2018

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please enquire for details.
Staffing qualifications and details Our friendly staff are on hand 24/7 to support our residents and provide companionship, respect, fun, and individualised care.
Details about meals When we say "home cooked", we mean it! All meals are designed a by professional chefs, and reviewed by a leading dietician. We can cater to all diets. We offer a choice of main meal at lunchtime.

Updated: 27 Nov 2018

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
Cook Island Maori Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes Available on request
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Rarotongan Yes
Samoan Yes
Sri Lankan Yes
Tagalog Yes
Tokelauan Yes
Tongan Yes
Yugoslavian Yes

Updated: 27 Nov 2018

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Non denominational Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
(Other comments) Yes availability to other churches on request

Updated: 3 Jan 2018

Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.25 Km
Shops 0.50 Km
Mall 1.00 Km
Parks 0.25 Km
Library 1.00 Km

Updated: 3 Jan 2018

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)

Updated: 22 Dec 2018

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