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Teviot Valley Rest Home
Rest Home
2 Ednam Street
Roxburgh 9500
Postal Address
Same as above
Southern (Otago)
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Marion Hamilton - (03) 446 9041
Teviot Valley Rest Home Ltd
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Teviot Valley Rest Home prides itself on being "home away from home". We are committed to provide a safe, caring, happy environment that recognise the importance of family/whānau and ensures physical, social, spiritual and emotional needs are met.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 12 Feb 2024
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 14
Vacancy No
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 No
Updated: 24 May 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 40 Yes A RN works in the rest home Monday to Friday and is available "on call" at other times.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Negotiable Available within building by appointment.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Available through Dunstan Hospital.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable Dunstan Social Worker visits as required
Activities Co-ordinator 15 Yes Activities coordinator is here 5 days per week planning and organising a range of activities to suit most people.
Hairdresser Negotiable Local hairdressers visit weekly
Podiatrist Yes Available for appointments bi monthly
Dietitian Negotiable Menus are dietitian approved, and advice is sought as required. Dietitian available from Dunstan Hospital.
Kaumatua Negotiable From Dunstan Hospital
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable Local chaplains can visit as required.
Updated: 12 Feb 2024
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes Through District Nurses, working from same building
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Supported by District Nurses, Medical Centre and Otago Hospice
Wound Care Yes Supported by District Nursing
Diabetic Care Yes Through regional contract
Continence Advice Yes Available through regional contract
Stomal Therapy Yes Through regional contract
Spinal Injuries Care No Through District nursing
Infection Control Yes
Primary Rural Health Care No Nurse Manager has this qualification.
Community Health Yes Close liason with district nurses.
Clinical Management Yes Manager is a Registered Nurse
Updated: 12 Feb 2024
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 But only if rate topped up
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 12 Feb 2024
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Prefer residents to use our electric beds
Single Rooms Yes All our rooms are single.
Ensuite Yes Some rooms are ensuited
Alcohol Permitted Yes Some residents enjoy a drink before a meal. Weekly Happy Hour
Pets In Residence No We have had cats previously
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes This would be open to negotiation depending on suitability. Cat only.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes By arrangement with Telecom
Wifi Yes Throughout building
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Water radiators in every room, with thermastat controls.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes If assessed as suitable and funding available
Lounges/seating areas Yes 1 lounge, and comfortable seating available in the dining room. Outdoor furniture available on our large deck, and balcony areas.
Cafe No Town very handy with lovely cafe
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes Could be if deemed appropriate by GP and MSW
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes With support from District Nurses, Medical Centre and Otago Hospice
Palliative Care Contract Yes Palliative care given if assessed as suitable by the social worker
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes By arrangement, day care could be available.
Outings Yes Attendance at local events is encouraged for those wishing to go.
Residents Committee No Manager talks to all residents daily. 3-6 monthly resident smeetings
Family Committee No As a small home, the Nurse Manager is always available to talk to residents and their families.
Newsletter Yes Have been having regular publications
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes Provided they do not wander and are not aggressive.
Rural Setting Yes Roxburgh is a small rural town, so the outlook is onto the hills, although we are situated in the town.
Smokers Room No Smokers may sit outside to smoke
Smoking Permitted Yes Residents may smoke outside.
Semi-Secure No Our residents are free to come and go as they wish.
Updated: 12 Feb 2024
Special Features
Special Features
Teviot Valley Rest Home opened in April 2004. It is situated in the old Roxburgh Hospital. The Medical Centre operates out of the same building, as do the District Nurses and the physiotherapist, making access to these services readily available through an intyerconnecting door

It is owned by the local community, and is run by a Trust. It receives very strong support from the community, in the form of fresh fruit and produce, handyman services, outings, and social events. Contact with the children from the school across the road and the local preschool is encouraged, and is enjoyed by residents and children alike.

A very friendly, homely atmosphere is generated, as visitors tend to know all the residents, and as a result everybody enjoys a visit, not just one resident.
Updated: 12 Feb 2024
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme- our activity officer develops individual programs to suit each person. Residents enjoy housie, quizzes, bowls, concerts, local speakers, sing-a-longs at the piano, reading, drawing and many other personal persuits.

, Advocate - staff are always available to support residents with any issues they may need help with. , Age Concern, Art, Big print books, available through library,, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Cards, Care and Craft, Canine friends, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Craft, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Email, Games, Gardening, Holidays, Holistic, Housie, Indoor Games, Interdenominational, Lotto, Meal choices, Newspaper reading, Parties, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Sing-a-longs, Shopping, Vegetarian, Videos, Visitors, Womens Institute
Updated: 12 Feb 2024
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Non subsidised residents pay the same rate as subsidised residents.
Staffing qualifications and details A registered nurse works with the residents every weekday, and an RN is on call at all other times. All staff have commenced Career force training with most having completed level 3 and some level 4
Details about meals All meals are cooked on the premise, including daily baking. Meal plans are reviewed by a dietitian and choices are available.Sspecial diets catered for. Seasonal fruit available locally.
Visitor information Visitors are welcome. No set visiting hours.
Internet access Free wifi available
Transport Volunteers can provide transport to appoinments
Updated: 12 Feb 2024
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Fijian No Available in the community
Japanese Yes staff
Māori - Te Reo No Available in the community
Samoan Yes staff
Updated: 12 Feb 2024
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican No Church services available locally
Baptist No Church services available locally
Presbyterian No Church services available locally
Roman Catholic No Church services available locally
Updated: 12 Feb 2024
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km There is no public transport in Roxburgh, but private transport can be arranged.
Shops 0.25 Km Shops are 5 min walk from the rest home
Mall 0.00 Km Roxburgh is a small country town with no mall
Parks 0.50 Km Everything is in close proximity
Library 0.25 Km The library is 5 min walk, or the activities officer will collect books on residents behalf.
Updated: 12 Feb 2024
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes Current member
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)
Updated: 12 Feb 2024

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