Rest Home Care: Brightwater Home - Kingfisher Wing

Brightwater Home in Palmerston North is set among attractive grounds with courtyards, established trees and beautiful gardens.

We have provided quality care in the Manawatu for more than 50 years. Our experienced team is dedicated to meeting each resident's unique needs and to making their families and friends feel welcome.

Brightwater Home supports older people who cannot manage at home, enabling them to maintain their independence and privacy in home-like surroundings. Our services are designed to take care of residents' day-to-day needs and emotional wellbeing while maintaining strong links with their families and the wider community.
Updated: 22 Nov 2013

Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 22 Nov 2013

Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care3
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 25 May 2016

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Physiotherapist Yes
Occupational Therapist Yes
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Updated: 22 Nov 2013
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Wound Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Updated: 22 Nov 2013
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Updated: 22 Nov 2013
Special Features
Eden Alternative- a philosophy of care

We have adopted the Eden Alternative at Brightwater Home, which means we work to create vibrant living and work environments for our residents. We encourage residents to maintain their own routines and continue with hobbies and interests. Residents' pets, the presence of children, plenty of plants and gardens and a high level of local community involvement is a part of our Homes' everyday life.

Updated: 22 Nov 2013
Interests & Activities

Activity programme, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Chapel, Children, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Gardening, Jigsaw, Movies, Newspaper reading, Outings, Petanque, Quizzes, RSA

Updated: 22 Nov 2013
Additional Information
Associated Complexes Coombrae Home in Feilding, Willard Home in Palmerston North
Updated: 22 Nov 2013
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Updated: 22 Nov 2013
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
(Other comments) Yes Brightwater Home welcomes people of all religious backgrounds and assists residents in making arrangements for worship
Updated: 22 Nov 2013
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc)) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association Yes
ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme) Yes
RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc)) New Zealand Aged Care Association ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme)
Updated: 22 Nov 2013