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Ascot House Retirement Home
Rest Home Care
137 Vauxhall Rd
Auckland 0624
Postal Address
137 Vauxhall Road
Narrow Neck
Auckland 0624
(09) 445 2518
(09) 446 0366
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Shona Rishworth - (09) 445 2518 Mobile 027 289 4015
Shona & Andrew Rishworth - (027) 289 4015
Nurse Manager
Patricia Dickinson - (021) 545 725
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At Ascot House we provide a friendly and caring safe homely environment that enhances the quality of life of every resident.

A place where individual's can live as independent and active a lifestyle as they wish or is possible, within their own personal limitations.

We offer total quality care with dignity.

Shona & Andrew Rishworth
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 29 Mar 2012
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 27
Vacancy Yes
Please ring Shona or Pat on 09 445 2518 for our enquiry booklet.
Impending vacancy Yes - Double room
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms as at 02 Jul 2020
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 21 Oct 2020
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40 Yes Pat Dickinson - Nurse Manager Merlin Daniel RN
Physiotherapist 0.00 Negotiable
Occupational Therapist 0.00 Negotiable
Social Worker (on site) 0.00 Negotiable
Diversional Therapist 24 Yes Ema is here 3 days per week offering a selection of different Activities, plus other therapists offering exercises, massage etc.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser 3.00 Yes Full range of services.
Podiatrist Yes Visits every 6 weeks.
Dietitian Yes
Accredited Visitors Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Updated: 7 May 2019
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Other Specialties Yes Can be accessed as required
Updated: 27 Aug 2013
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Other Short Stay Programme Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 7 May 2019
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Small items to personalise resident's rooms are encouraged.
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes A number of indoor/outdoor seating areas are available, many with panoramic and garden views.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Monday to Friday
Outings Yes Regular scenic exursions and visits to special events are made in our air-conditioned eight seater coach.
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes Update letters are sent to families on an as required basis to inform of upcoming events, changes and improvements to the home.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We have a detailed policy in place.
Confused Residents Yes Only a small number of our residents fall within this category.
Smoking Permitted No We have a no smoking policy throughout the facility.
Updated: 5 Sep 2017
Special Features
Special Features
Ascot House is an owner operated Stage II rest home located in beautiful Devonport and close to all amenities. Sited on half an acre of lovely gardens, the home overlooks the Waitemata Golf Course. The traditional villa style building portrays the grandeur of yesteryear yet is largely purpose-built to offer a range of accommodation options including ensuited bedrooms, single and double bedrooms.

Ascot House is licensed to care for 27 residents with varying degrees of disabilities and abilities. We also a day care programme for the older person who is as yet not ready to enter full time care.

As owners/manager we are dedicated to providing the very best of care for every resident. We have excellent well qualified staff including our Registered Nurse Manager, all of whom have many years experience in caring for the elderly. Our resident house doctor visits regularly and we have an on-call 24 hour emergency medical service back-up, should it be required. All staff attend monthly in-service training to up-date and further develop their skills.

In November 2003 Ascot House achieved certification in regard to the new Health & Disability Standards, meeting all criteria fully and including some criteria as being rated as highly as possible (i.e. recognition of "continual improvement". Note also that Ascot House House has Telarc/Q Base Certification and a Tertiary (highest) level pass with ACC in respect of our Health & Safety programme.
Updated: 27 Aug 2013
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Both in-home and outside activities are encouraged. A number of residents enjoy clubs for the elderly like CMA and Prescott, as well as sports and hobby clubs with activities as wide and varied as croquet and spinning.

Throughout the week numerous in-home activities are provided for by our Activities Co-ordinator. We have musical entertainment, excercise classes, walks, scrabble bingo/card mornings, regular scenic outings, concerts, even a weekly "happy hour". Often however, we end up just sitting and talking. It takes alot to beat a good laugh and a joke over a cup of tea.

No one at Ascot House need ever be lonely. We have several long-time volunteer visitors (and their pets)as well as an Anglican minister and Catholic nun who visit regularly. If however a resident chooses not to receive visitors, their choice is always respected.
Updated: 27 Aug 2013
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details about Meals Six weekly rotating menu, home cooked on the premises. Special/Diabetic diets catered for.
Staffing Qualifications and Details Registered Nurse Manager, and Dr on call 24 Hours. Experienced caregivers.
What's included in your fees and what's not Details are available on request.
Updated: 27 Aug 2013
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Interpreter Yes By Arrangement
Updated: Unknown
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes Communion held monthly
Baptist Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Communion held weekly
Updated: Unknown
Public Transport 0.20 km
Shops 0.50 km
Mall 2.40 km
Parks 0.70 km
Library 2.40 km Mobile Library visits weekly
Updated: Unknown
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Other details Yes NZ Association of Gerontology
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: Unknown

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