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Ultimate Care Rhapsody - Ngamotu

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Ultimate Care Rhapsody
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30 Mill Road
Lower Vogletown
New Plymouth 4310
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Sarndra Wallis - 027 610 0095
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Rhapsody rest home is set among picturesque grounds and park like gardens in Lower Vogeltown. Offering multiple levels of care from rest home, hospital level and respite allows the team to care for a wide range of members in the community.

Welcoming and spacious, residents enjoy large bedrooms with some rooms accommodating double occupancy. The facility has a large dining area and an abundance of lounges and communal areas where residents can mingle and feel at home. We know that it is the little things that matter to our residents, and we try our utmost to welcome them to their new home.

We are very proud of our long connection to our community and the caring role that we play in our resident’s lives. Our team is committed to providing the best possible healthcare services to residents and their families.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 21 Feb 2024

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 53
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No - Vacancies available
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $15.00/day up to $35.00/day as at 17 Apr 2024
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: 14 Jun 2024

"Everyone is so friendly, smiley and super helpful."

"Beautiful environment, airy, spacious and very pleasant surroundings"

"I admire all of your efforts and super hard work, I can't thank you enough."

"It is reassuring to know that I am in good safe hands here at Rhapsody"

Updated: 21 Feb 2024

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have a team of dedicated registered nurses who cover 24/7. Our registered nurses have a Clinical Services Manager who oversees the responsibility for all the nursing care given to our residents.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have a team of dedicated caregivers who are committed to providing a homelike environment as well as providing a high quality of care when it is needed.
Physiotherapist Yes We have a contracted physiotherapist who visits two days per week. Our Physio also assists in education provided to our clinical staff.
Occupational Therapist Yes We do not have an occupational therapist on site, however if this was required a simple referral to Te Whatu Ora would be arranged.
Social Worker (on site) No We do not have our own social worker. If there is any social worker input required we access the community services.
Diversional Therapist Yes We have 2 dedicated Diversional Therapists who engage with our residents to get to know them individually. Our activities are wide and varied and consider the individual needs of residents. We have many group activities and welcome whanau/family and loved ones to join in our activities. Our newly revised 'late night' happy hour on a Friday 17:00 - 18:00 has been a huge success. We considered when whanau and family could join and after work on a Friday has proven to be popular. Wine, beer and nibbles for all!
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our Diversional Therapists on site 5 days a 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.
Hairdresser Yes We have our own salon with a hairdresser in attendance Tuesdays and Thursdays. Residents are also welcome to have their own hairdresser visit them at Rhapsody.
Podiatrist Yes We have a contracted podiatrist that visits six weekly. The podiatrist will also visit outside of this time frame for private consultations if required.
Dietitian Yes Our nutritious menus have all been approved by a registered dietitian. We have access to the dietitian at Te Whatu Ora should a referral be required.
Kaumatua Yes This can be arranged on an individual basis as required.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes The Chaplain visits every week and can be arranged on an individual basis as required.
Other Personnel Yes We also have a committed team of experts at our National Support office, they are a National Clinical Coach, National Quality Manager and interRAI manager as well as highly qualified senior managers to support our service delivery.

Updated: 21 Feb 2024

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes If oxygen therapy is prescribed we have a team of staff who can manage your requirement.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes We have skilled registered nursing staff that can take care of any gastric or naso-gastric requirements.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We have a team of dedicated staff who will provide the best possible care for any of our residents who are at the end stage of life or require palliative care for a period of time. This end-stage of life care is overseen by our National Clinical Coach
Dialysis No We are unable to provide dialysis
Wound Care Yes Our team of registered nurses are skilled in managing wounds should they arise. Our National Clinical Coach is also our wound expert for the company who has regular input into wound care plans.
Diabetic Care Yes We have trained staff who can manage any needs with regards to diabetic management.
Continence Advice Yes Our teams will take care of your continence needs by ensuring you have a continence assessment on arrival or at any time during your stay.
Stomal Therapy No We do not have a stomal therapist on site but we can access these services if required
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes We are trained to take care of you should you suffer from a stroke. Our staff and physiotherapist will be able to assess your needs.
Tracheotomy Care No We do not provide this level of care.
Spinal Injuries Care No We are not resourced to provide spinal injury care
Infection Control Yes We are pleased to say we have a very robust infection control programme that has been endorsed by the Medical Officer of Public Health.
Surgical Followup Yes If you have had to have surgery and require post-operative recuperation we can also assist in your recovery.
Psychiatric Care No We do not provide this service.
Clinical Management Yes We have a full time clinical services manager who is well supported by our National Clinical Coach and the Wellington National Support team.

Updated: 2 Mar 2021

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 offer respite services. Our respite service provides short-term breaks for the carers of a disabled person, while also providing a positive, stimulating and worthwhile experience and allows you the carer to also have a break.
Carer Support Yes If you are receiving carer support as a result of looking after someone and you would like a break, you can use choose short term residential care and pay for this out of the carer support subsidy you receive.
Other Short Stay Programme Yes Please contact the facility directly to discuss.
Subsidised Yes If you are 65 years young or over, you may be entitled to subsidised care from the Ministry of Health. We provide the residential care needed.
Private Paying Yes We are a private company and we accept private residential clients as well as subsidised.
Booking can be made in advance No Please call our facility manager to discuss as we might just have an available room at your time of need.

Updated: 21 Feb 2024

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We welcome residents to bring their own furniture, photos, art and nic naks. The rooms at Rhapsody are spacious and with your own treasure help to make our home your home.
Single Rooms Yes Although these are 'single' rooms they are very spacious and often residents have them set like a studio. They can house a bed, dressing table, bedside cabinet. They are big enough for a lounge type chair and television cabinet.
Shared Rooms Yes We have larger rooms suitable for sharing. The rooms are light and airy and have plenty of space for a couple to share.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have larger rooms suitable for sharing. The rooms are light and airy and have plenty of space for a couple to share.
Connecting Rooms Yes We have a room that is connected by a bathroom. These rooms would be most suitable for a couple who like to have their own space but happy to share the bathroom facilities.
Ensuite Yes We have many rooms with an ensuite bathroom. Some of the rooms this is a toilet and others toilet and shower within the ensuite. There is a charge for an ensuite and we are more than happy to discuss.
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have a selection of alcohol to enjoy with your meals. We have a regular happy hour on a Friday and alcohol is served.
Pets In Residence Yes We currently have 1 cat and a fishpond. We regularly have visiting ducks who love to hatch their eggs on-site. Our inhouse gardener is well versed in ushering the ducklings off site once they are a little bigger!
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We are open to discussion if you have a pet you would like to bring to the rest home.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Please arrange to have a personal mobile phone as land lines are now largely obsolete.
Wifi Yes We will share the password as and when a resident is admitted.
Resident can adjust heating in own room No The heating is thermostatically controlled in the hallways. If you are feeling uncomfortable with the temperature, we can speak with our maintenance colleague to discuss.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Yes please discuss your requirement with our clinical services manager for this.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have multiple seating and lounge areas within our home. They are all very different and provide an ever changing outlook for our residents. We also have lovely outdoor seating areas too.
Cafe No As our location is very central, we are close to many cafes in the local area. We regularly join residents in a local cafe for 'scooter club'.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes We pride ourselves on having a facility that is inclusive to all.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
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 Whanau Room where residents and families can meet and share meals, and meet with medical and allied health services.
Māori Kaupapa Yes We have a specific cultural policy which we follow at all times. Local Kaupapa can be accessed on an individual basis as required.
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 currently quarterly, however looking to expand. We love sharing our fun days and show how residents love being a part of the Rhapsody family.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes Specific actions are in place to ensure their safety and the privacy of other residents.
Rural Setting No We have a lovely outlook from Rhapsody with beautiful kept rose beds and flower gardens. We are close to the Te Henui walkway and have large surrounding trees. The song of tui is often heard in the grounds.
Smoking Permitted Yes The Ultimate Care Group is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is permitted outside in a designated area.

Updated: 21 Feb 2024

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We have 2 dedicated activities co-ordinators who provides an interesting and varied programme of activities for our residents.

Our programme includes: a variety of guest speakers and musical entertainers who perform on-site weekly, shopping trips, herb gardening, fish & chips on the beach, Melbourne Cup celebrations, Day out at the races, garden visits, scenic drives and an exercise programme.

We also have a men's group that meets regularly.

We host a number of events on site which have included regular BBQ's, Christmas celebrations, fortnightly Happy Hour and a loud shirt day.

Last year Rhapsody started up its very own worm farm which residents have enjoyed looking after.

As we have our own hangi pit on site. We regularly have hangi meals which everyone takes part in. If a resident would like to eat hangi at another meal there is always a meal reserved for this.

Updated: 21 Feb 2024

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please contact the facility manager for a detailed price list.
Details about meals Our menus are dietician approved and rotate on a 5 weekly basis. We promise to provide both highly nutritious meals with the taste of home cooking. For those residents requiring a texture modified meal, our new menu incorporates options from the Pure Food Company. Winner of the NZ Food Awards 2015 - Health and Awareness, the Pure Food Company’s meals deliver optimal nutritional benefits to residents as well as being both appetizing and delicious.
Associated Complexes We also offer hospital level care and respite care. Our facility operates under the governance of the Ultimate Care Group.

Updated: 8 Jan 2021

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
Arabic Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Samoan Yes
Tagalog Yes
Other Details Yes We can arrange a translator service should you require them.

Updated: 8 Jan 2021

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes We have regular visits from an Anglican minister.
Inter denominational Yes Weekly services are held by our own facility chaplin. All are welcome.
Roman Catholic Yes We also have regular visits from the local Roman Catholic representative.
(Other comments) Yes Our chaplin is available through out the week to assist the residents as needed. We will also endeavour to ensure that any special spiritual or religious needs are met, and will help our residents to contact the appropriate persons to help them to do so.

Updated: 8 Jan 2021

Location Distance Details
Mall 0.20 Km We are situtated very close to the city centre of New Plymouth and therefore have a large variety of shops, cafes and other facilities close by.
Parks There are several large, beautiful parks close by which have gardens, walks and children's playgrounds. We also pride ourselves on our own park like grounds which the residents all enjoy and provides a very peaceful and tranquil setting.
Library 0.20 Km The local library is situated in the city centre close by. We also have access to a mobile library that calls in on a regular basis and we have our own library on site

Updated: 8 Jan 2021

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)

Updated: 8 Jan 2021

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