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Sandringham House Rest Home
Rest Home
12 Sandringham Street
Oamaru North 9400
Postal Address
Same as above
Southern (Otago)
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Phoebe Teves - 0204891011
Sam Mehta & Phoebe Teves - 0204891011
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Sandringham House Rest Home provides a home away from home, rest home care for up to 21 residents.

The manager is a registered nurse, and is supported by an amazing team of qualified Healthcare Assistants.

At Sandringham House, we respect residents' individual beliefs and values. Confidentiality is important. We provide a high standard of care in a safe friendly non-judgmental family environment. This is reflected in obtaining a 3 year certification from the Ministry of Health.

We welcome, care for and support our residents to take part in a full and active daily program, while supporting residents to maintain their level of individual independence.

At Sandringham all our meals are dietician approved with a different seasonal menus.

We would love to show you around our facility. Just call in, no appointment required.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 25 Jul 2019
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 21
Vacancy Yes
On suite room available
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $11.00/day up to $11.00/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: 8 Apr 2024
"So thankful Mum is well cared for, in a friendly environment, as we live out of town"

"Communication is fantastic, particularly over COVID, emails have precise information"

"Thank you for the care provided for our Dad, he calls Sandringham his home now"

“It feels just like my home.”

“I just like being here – is it just so comforting knowing that I'm being looked after.”

"Feels just like home, love living here"

"Meals are just beautiful, couldn't ask for more"

"Thank you all for the lovely care you gave to Mum."

“They, the staff, are amazing, nothing is a problem, you even got us a queen bed"

"We're so thrilled that Mum and Dad can share a room and still be together after 57 years of marriage"

"Nothing is an issue, everyone is so happy to help me"
Updated: 2 Feb 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes Our Nurse Manager is an experienced Registered Nurse in aged care with a number of years managing the facility.
Nurse Practitioner Negotiable Otago Hospice Nurse Practitioner s provide their services by visiting residents under their programme.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 30 Yes All our care givers are very experienced and have relevent care giver qualifications as well as first aide certificates. Our care givers work rostered shifts, of 30 to 40 hours each per week.
Physiotherapist Yes Although we do not employ a Physiotherapist, we are more that happy to refer you to one of our local practices.
Social Worker (on site) Yes All our residents are given their own Social Worker (NASC) prior to their admission to Sandringham House Rest Home.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our activities Co-Ordinator provides a range of activities during the week, mornings and afternoons. This ensures everyone is catered for. We have a happy hour on a Friday evening. Van rides are something all residents look forward to.
Hairdresser Yes Our hair dresser visits the facility 2 weekly, and when required, so you can always look your best.
Podiatrist Yes Our qualified podiatrist provides a range of services and visits the home 2 monthly, and is only a phone call away in between.
Dietitian No We can refer if you wish, to one of our local practise.
Kaumatua Yes Available as and when required
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We work closely with our spiritual facilitators. Monthly facility church service. If you regularly attend a service, we encourage this to continue.
Other Personnel Yes We have regular outside entertainment that visits, often have guest speakers, that show and talk about a number of different topics.
Updated: 25 Feb 2024
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We can provide this service for those who have portable oxygen.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes This is provided in conjunction with the Otago Hospice, for anyone on the Hospice program. We also offer end of life care for those who require this support.
Wound Care Yes Nurse's and Care Givers are educated in wound care. We have direct contact with, and refer to the wound care Specialist Nurse at Dunedin Hospital.
Diabetic Care Yes We have access to the Diabetic Educator at Oamaru Hospital, as well as Gp practises. All our Care Givers are educated in Diabetes, so are our nurses.
Continence Advice Yes Have access to information and advise from the Southern District Health Board. All our staff attend on going education in this field.
Stomal Therapy Yes We have access to the stomal therapy service at the Southern District Health Board. All our staff are educated to provide Stomal care.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes We offer support to those requiring after stroke care. we do this in conjunction with other health professionals
Infection Control Yes Infection control is managed by our RN. We have a comprehensive infection Control program in place. All our staff are fully trained in Infection Control.
Surgical Followup Yes We can assist any resident with any surgical follow up, either here in Oamaru or Dunedin.
Clinical Management Yes Access to 24 hour Registered nursing care. We have experienced Nurses on staff.
Other Specialties No We work in with other nursing specialities to provide optimal nursing care.
Updated: 7 Oct 2020
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 can provide this as long as we have a bed.
Carer Support Yes We provide carer support as well as day care.
Subsidised Yes This is through the DHB and WINZ as well as through you Social Worker.
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes Just phone and make an appointment to have look around or just visit us, we will happily show you around.
Updated: 10 Jan 2020
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes This is on an individual case by case. Only too happy to discuss this with you.
Single Rooms Yes We have 19 single rooms.
Shared Rooms Yes Unique to Sandringham House, we have 2 double rooms. These are for either MR and MRS or if you prefer company we can match up a suitable companion.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes 2 double rooms, that can have a queen bed in for couples to share.
Ensuite Yes We have 4 ensuite rooms in our home.
Alcohol Permitted Yes An alcoholic beverage is on offer with our midday meal and evening meal.
Pets In Residence Yes We have Charlie and Smokey our resident cats. We also bring our wee Jack Russell's Tess and Gus in for the day when we're on site.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Every resident is able to have a phone line in their rooms, however the line rental and maintenance is the responsibility of the resident.
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Each room has it's own heater that can be ajusted
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Female residents only No We have mixed residents
Male residents only Yes We have mixed residents
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes Respite care contract and ACC care provider
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We offer this to all our residents, as this is their home. We also offer this service to anyone requiring support with end of life care.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We can provide a half day or whole day, to suit your needs.
Outings Yes Residents have a van drives twice a week. We take part in community activities such as the community exercise program. We also do other outings as they come up, a favourite is fish and chip night along with happy hour on a Friday afternoon.
Residents Committee Yes Monthly resident meetings are held.
Family Committee No We pride ourselves with our ongoing communication with all our families. We are a phone call or e-mail away, and only to happy to help.
Newsletter Yes These are done as and when required, usually put out to families via email. Especially with COVID 19.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes As per policy and procedure manual.
Confused Residents Yes
Smokers Room Yes Designated smokers area
Smoking Permitted Yes In a designated area on facility grounds.
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 23 Nov 2020
Special Features
Special Features
We are small family owned and orientated rest home facility, offering personalised care for each individual person, in a relaxed family setting.
Updated: 23 Nov 2020
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Age Concern, Activity programme, Alzheimer's Society, Aromatherapy, Art, Arthritis society, BBQ, Big print books, Aromatherapy, Anthroposophical, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Breakfast in bed, Bridge, Cards, Canine friends, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Craft, Dancing, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gas Fire, Gardening, Happy Hour, Holidays, Housie, Internet, Jigsaw, Music, Newspaper reading, Organ, Outings, Parkinson's Society, Parties, Pastoral care, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Reading, Reflexology, Roses, RSA, Senior Citizens, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Sky TV, Singing
Updated: 25 Jul 2019
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not On application.
Staffing qualifications and details All our staff are experienced and trained to deliver quality care for the elderly.
Details about meals Our meals are catered by CIBUS Catering. They are experienced professionals providing quality catering and innovative food service solutions, aligned to the Dieticians NZ guidelines. CIBUS Catering has a focus on fresh, quality ingredients and classic yet contemporary dishes that people simply love to eat. We can cater to special diets including vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free and FODMAP dietary requirements. Along with textured modifications for the aged care industry.
Updated: 25 Feb 2024
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Other Information Yes We have access to interpreters as required.
Updated: 25 Jul 2019
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Christian Yes
Evangelical Yes
Jehovah Witness Yes
Lutherism Yes
Orthodox Christian Yes
Pentecostal Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Ratana Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints Yes
Updated: 25 Jul 2019
Location Distance Details
Shops 0.50 Km North End provides a pharmacy, post shop, hair dresser. optometrist and bakery, Further into town there a number of retail shops servicing our community.
Parks 1.00 Km We have numerous parks and recreational areas with in a close proximity to our home.
Library 2.00 Km Fully serviced public library in town, which we facilitate resident's to visit weekly.
Updated: 7 Oct 2020
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Care Association New Zealand Yes
Care Association New Zealand
Updated: 12 Jun 2020

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