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Ultimate Care Allen Bryant
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45 Bealey Street
Hokitika 7810
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Deborah Apera - 03 755 8353
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Situated in the rural historic town of Hokitika, Ultimate Care Allen Bryant provides both rest home and hospital facilities. We are a well-established, community-based dwelling, and we have a homely 'west coaster' upbeat feel.

With a spacious dining room, lounges and large sunny rooms, our home boasts an excellent chef who provides the very best in nutritional meals. Our care staff work closely with residents to create personal care plans and a tailored activity programme.

Nurse Manager Debbie Hunter, "We pride ourselves on the level of care we offer our residents and all of our staff are warm and friendly. We’re surrounded by lovely flower gardens with plenty of areas to sit and relax with friends and family and we’re within walking distance to the local shops, cafes and library."
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 25
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
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 Yes
Updated: 24 May 2024
"Thank you for everything you have done for mum at Allen Bryant, the care has been fantastic".

"Caring rest home and hospital".

"The staff are amazing, so caring, affectionate and cheeful".
Updated: 18 Mar 2021
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have a team of committed registered nurses who strive to ensure residents' needs are being met. Our team of registered nurses cover all shifts 24/7.
Enrolled Nurse Yes Nurse Manager Debbie Hunter.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have a team of caregivers who are committed to providing the best possible care for all of our residents. Our Caregivers undergo regular training and education.
Physiotherapist Yes We have a physiotherapist that will visit our facility to assess any of our residents who require physiotherapy services.
Occupational Therapist Yes We have access to a qualified Occupational therapist who can assess our residents' needs.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable We have a community social worker who can have referrals made to.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our activities coordinator delivers a varied programme to our residents 5 days per week. Our activities programme is regularly updated and promises to cater to a variety of interests and needs. Our programme incorporates day trips, one-to-one sessions and group sessions. Enquiries are most welcome to view our Day programme.
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser visits fortnightly. These services are provided at the residents own cost.
Podiatrist Yes Our podiatrist visits approximately every 6 weeks. These services are fully funded.
Dietitian Yes All of our menus have been approved by a dietitian. We can make a referral to dietitian services if this is required for individual consultation
Kaumatua Negotiable We have access to Maori cultural groups and this can be arranged on an individual basis as required.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable We can access a chaplin through the various church groups which visit. This can be arranged on an individual basis as required.
Other Personnel Yes Our cook Audrey has been employed 14 years at Allen Bryant firstly as our weekend Cook then took on the role as Head Cook in 2019 and is well known and liked by the residents. Our gardeners Tracey and Bernard are wonders in the garden. They are also happy for residents to sit and watch/ help if they prefer. Bernard also cares for our fish and keeps there Tank clean for us.
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We can provide if prescribed by a doctor, and oxygen management.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Our trained staff can manage any gastric or naso-gastric requirements.
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes We are committed to providing palliative care under our palliative care contract. Our team are dedicated in this area of specialty working with local hospice
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Generally speaking, people who are dying need care in four areas, physical comfort, mental and emotional needs, spiritual issues, and practical tasks. Their families need support as well. It is our goal to provide all of this at the end stage of life.
Wound Care Yes We have a dedicated Wound Care Nurse working within our organisation as well as access to Wound Care Specialists.
Diabetic Care Yes We are able to support you with your diabetic needs.
Continence Advice Yes We have staff internally that are experienced and educated regarding incontinence products that are used within the facility and are more than happy to review your continence needs.
Stomal Therapy Yes We can make referrals on your behalf to these services should you require them.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes If you have unfortunately suffered from a stroke we can assist you with your post-recovery requirements.
Infection Control Yes Our organisation has a very robust infection control programme that has been endorsed by the Medical Officer of Health Canterbury.
Surgical Followup Yes If you have a surgical procedure we are more than happy to be part of your post-op recovery.
Clinical Management Yes We have a full-time Nurse Manager who provides support to our Nurses and Caregivers and all care of our Residents.
Updated: 1 Dec 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 Yes, we can provide respite care to suit your needs. Please contact us if you are looking for support as we would love to chat with you and advise availability.
Carer Support Yes If you are in need of a break from looking after your loved one we may be able to offer you that assistance. Please contact us for more information and availabilities.
Subsidised Yes Yes, we provided subsidised services.
Private Paying Yes Yes, we provide private paying services.
Booking can be made in advance Yes We are more than happy to work with you for booking in advance. Please contact us for more information and availabilities.
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are welcome to bring their own furniture with them (subject to space and safety constraints).
Single Rooms Yes We have newly refurbished single rooms
Alcohol Permitted Yes Happy hour is held every Friday. Residents are able to have own alcohol within reason.
Pets In Residence Yes We have a very friendly cat named cuddles he use to belong to one of the staff and would follow her to work. He decided to stay and make Allen Bryant his home.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes A personal phone line can be arranged. Additional fees apply.
Wifi Yes We are currently working on bringing Wi-FI to our residents and families please check with the manager on availablity
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Each room has underfloor heating and individual heaters.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We can access your needs to ensure we can meet them if you are under 65 yrs of age
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have 2 lounges plus a conservatory area where residents can read from a selection of books.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Generally speaking, people who are dying need care in four areas, physical comfort, mental and emotional needs, spiritual issues and practical tasks.
Palliative Care Contract Yes We are committed to providing palliative care under our palliative care contract. Our team are dedicated in this area of specialty working with local hospice
Outings Yes We plan a variety of interesting outings as per the activities programme. Outing suggestions from residents and family members are always welcomed.
Whānau Room Yes We have a family room that is available for quiet times. Our room has tea and coffee available for your convenience.
Māori Kaupapa Yes We have a specific cultural policy which we follow at all times.
Residents Committee Yes We have residents meetings once a month where issues can be discussed and suggestions can be made. Family members are welcome to attend these meetings.
Newsletter Yes This is produced once every three months and is sent to families as well as being available to residents.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Please contact the Nurse manager if you wish to see a copy of this policy.
Confused Residents Yes Specific actions are in place to ensure their safety and the privacy of other residents.
Smoking Permitted Yes The Ultimate Care Group is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is permitted outside in a designated area.
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Special Features
Special Features
Open-ended visiting hours.

Visiting hairdresser, beautician, podiatrist, ear nurse and physiotherapist.

Dietician approved meals and catering for special diets.

We are close to Supermarkets, Banks, Churches & Shops.
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We have a dedicated activities co-ordinator who provides an interesting and stimulating programme of activities for our residents.

Our programme includes: a variety of guest speakers and musical entertainers who perform on-site, shopping trips, visits to the library visits, hydrotherapy at the local pool, scenic drives and an exercise programme. We are visited regularly by Canine Friends and local children’s groups.

Our on-site activities include walking, cards, bingo, board games, bowls, art and crafts, flower arranging, jigsaws, quizzes, sing-alongs and movies. On site we also have a BBQ, big print books, a log fire, and access to email, fax, internet and Sky TV.

We host a number of events and parties on-site and also host a regular Happy Hour for residents. Residents are invited to also join in on van outings throughout the week. These outings usually consist of a shopping trip and a morning tea or afternoon tea out.

We have lots of beautiful roses in our gardens, and residents are welcome to help (or just watch) our gardener David.

Other organisations we access are advocate services, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Arthritis society, Blind Foundation, Golden Oldies, Greypower, Rotary, RSA, Senior Citizens, Stroke Group, TAB, Womens Institute, Lions, Senior Citizens, and the Parkinson's Society, Stroke Group
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please contact our Nurse Manager for a detailed price list.
Staffing qualifications and details Our staff go through an orientation programme and continue with on-going education
Details about meals All meals are home-cooked, our menus are reviewed by a dietitian and nutritionist.
Associated Complexes We also offer hospital-level care, respite care and palliative care services. Our facility operates under the governance of the Ultimate Care Group with 19 care facilities NZ wide.
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Chinese Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes Service is provided every 3 weeks.
Jehovah Witness Yes We can arrange a visit upon request.
Presbyterian Yes Service is provided every 3 weeks.
Roman Catholic Yes Service is provided every 3 weeks.
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Location Distance Details
Public Transport We can arrange transport for residents upon request.
Shops 1.00 Km New World 650m away from our rest home.
Mall 0.30 Km We are situated 300m from the Town Centre which has a variety of shops available.
Parks Cass Square is directly across the road. This park has a rugby field and children's playground. Our residents often take walks across to the park.
Library 0.50 Km Hokitika Public Library is close by. We also have a volunteer who provides an exchange service.
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes We are members of NZACA
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)
Updated: 1 Dec 2020

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