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Summerset in the River City (Wanganui) - Care Centre

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Summerset in the River City (Wanganui)
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40 Burton Avenue
Wanganui East
Wanganui 4500
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40 Burton Avenue
Whanganui East
Whanganui 4500
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Shelley Mancer
Summerset Group
Village Manager
Shelley Mancer - 06 825 1061
Care Centre Manager
Maryke Miles - 06 825 1063
Sales Manager
Brent Davis - 06 825 1062
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Our modern, purpose-built Care Centre at Summerset in the River City offers a range of care services designed to meet the level of care you need. Our friendly and professionally trained Care Centre staff are supervised by registered nurses, available on-site 24 hours a day.

Our rest home level care provides the very best clinical care, in a warm, welcoming community. Residents have private, modern rooms – some with ensuite facilities where they can surround themselves with their own things.

Our care centre have received 4 year certification from the Ministry of Health to provide rest home and hospital level care.

To find out more, please call us on 0800 786 637 or request our free information pack by clicking on the button at the top of the screen.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 8 Nov 2022
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 24
Vacancy No
SHORT TERM PLEASE CALL FOR ENQUIRY We welcome Intermediate Care, Respite and Non Weight Bearing
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $24.00/day up to $45.00/day as at 22 Nov 2023
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: 11 Dec 2023
Care Apartment Bed and Vacancy Details
Care Apartment Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 12
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: 11 Dec 2023
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes 24 hours 7 days a week
Nurse Practitioner Yes Nurse Manager
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Cover all shifts 24 hours 7 days per week
Physiotherapist Negotiable
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Usually provided by WDHB
Diversional Therapist 40 Yes 7 days, except Public Holidays
Hairdresser Yes 4 days per week
Podiatrist Negotiable Qualified Podiatrist visits
Dietitian Negotiable Usually provided by WDHB
Kaumatua No Accessed through the community network.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor No We have a chaplain who comes regularly from the Wanganui east parish.
Updated: 8 Nov 2022
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 In partnership with Hospice
IV Antibiotic Capability No Usually provided by WDHB
Wound Care Yes Access to Wound care Specialist from the local Hospital.
Diabetic Care Yes Able to access Diabetic care Specialist through the local Hospital.
Continence Advice Yes Throught the local Hospital and community based groups.
Stomal Therapy No Usually provided by WDHB
Infection Control No Able to access Infection Control Specialist at the local Hospital.
Surgical Followup Yes
Clinical Management Yes Maryke Miles is the Care Centre Manager at Summerset Wanganui.
Updated: 31 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
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes If applicable
Private Paying Yes On application
Booking can be made in advance Yes On application
Updated: 8 Nov 2022
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Yes, but not a wardrobe
Single Rooms Yes All our rooms are single
Ensuite Yes 8 rooms have an ensuite
Alcohol Permitted Yes In moderation.
Pets In Residence Yes Aquarium and a Bird
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Birds are welcome.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes At own expense
Wifi Yes Guest Wifi available
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Under floor heating provided
Lounges/seating areas Yes 2 sunny conservatories and a lounge
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Palliative Care Contract No We work in partnership with Hospice
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes 7 days
Outings Yes There are weekly bus outings. Residents take turns to go on outings so that everyone has an opportunity.
Whānau Room Yes We will make a room available on request.
Māori Kaupapa Yes We have culturally appropriate services in care, we work in partnership with the whanau to ensure a person centred service for our māori residents.
Residents Committee Yes Advocacy meeting 3 monthly
Family Committee Yes We have regular family and friends meetings where residents' families are invited to attend. When a resident moves into Care, we send out a Move In Survey to their family to check everything went well & they got the info they needed. We send satisfaction surveys to resident's families as well for their views.
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes Rural views.
Smoking Permitted Yes A designated smoking area will be provided for care residents by the Village Manager.
Semi-Secure Yes Some doors alarmed but not completely secure
Updated: 31 Jul 2023
Special Features
Special Features
Our care centre has received 4 year certification from the Ministry of Health to provide rest home and hospital level care.
Updated: 8 Nov 2022
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activities Programme
Advocacy Services
Craft work
Large and small print books
Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Care and Craft, Church, Concerts, Craft, Cooking, Electric beds, Entertainers, Exercises, Games, Gardening, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Massage, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Quizzes, RSA, Sing-a-longs, Sky TV, Theatre, Videos.
Updated: 8 Nov 2022
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Details about meals Summerset offers contemporary food menus prepared on site with wholesome, seasonal, fresh, locally grown produce.
Recreational opportunities Onsite Diversional and Recreational Therapists plan and deliver a range of therapeutic recreation programmes that take into account your personal preferences.
Internet access Wifi is available in common areas.
Transport We have a Summerset van and can arrange other transport as required.
Updated: 25 Jul 2023
Ethnic Diets
Ethnic Diets
Ethnic Diet Status Details
Other Yes We can provide other ethnic meals, please discuss this with the Care Centre Manager.
Vegan Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Updated: 31 Jul 2023
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km There is a bus stop outside the main gates that is available to residents who are able to use Public transport.
Shops 0.50 Km Wanganui East shopping centre is a 10 minute walk from the village.
Mall 3.00 Km The closest shops are in the main street of Wanganui and easily accessible by bus, taxi or car.
Parks 1.00 Km Kowhai Park is within walking distance of the village.
Library 3.00 Km Summerset have an extensive Library on site for all residents. The mobile library from the Wanganui Library parks right outside the main gates every fortnight. Wanganui's main library is near town.
Updated: 8 Nov 2022
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes Registered on the 27th September 2007.
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 8 Nov 2022

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