Rest Home Care: Brylyn Residential Care

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  • Brylyn Residential Care
  • 200 Te Kowhai Road
  • Te Rapa
  • North
  • Hamilton
  • Postal Address: 200 Te Kowhai Road RD8 Hamilton 3288
  • District Health Board Area: Waikato
  • Phone: (07) 849 4025
  • Fax: (07) 849 0361
  • Mobile: 02108397952
  • Manager: Sally Sariman (Phone: 07 8494025)
  • Owner: Caitlin and Joe (Phone: 02102574007)
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Updated: 27 Nov 2015
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We provide quality rest home and hospital level care using the InteRAI assessment approach (endorsed by The Ministry of Health )to assess residents needs and establish care plans to ensure the resident receives the most appropriate care to meet their assessed needs. This is done in consultation with the family by a registered nurse and filed online through an integrated computing system. This means the plan can be reviewed readily through different agencies when needed.
This is done within our small privately owned rest home which has a friendly, caring and homely environment designed to fit you and your loved ones needs. We have a long history of stable staff so your loved ones can be cared for by the same person.
We offer this quality care with a homely touch in a semi rural setting that responds to our residents individual needs with a uniquely personal approach.

We provide a range of services which include long and short term care, day care, respite care and convalescent care for both the elderly and under 65's. Recently Brylyn was awarded with a 2 year certification from the 'Waikato District Health Board' to provide residential care. We are extremely proud of this achievement and is a reflection of the quality of our staff, carers and service.

Book into Brylyn for respite , long term care or needing time to recover from a operation or an illness, book into Brylyn for Convalescent Care while you recuperate.


Updated: 22 Jul 2015

Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 5 Jul 2014

Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care20
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Spacious studio room with private ensuite, walk in wardrobe, kitchenette, patio and heating system available. Would suit single person or a couple. Ph 8494025 / 02102574007 or email
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 25 May 2016

Letter from DHB Portfolio Manager April 2012:
The DHB would like to congratulate the management and care team of Brylyn Rest Home for achieving so well in the recent certification audit and gaining a 3-year certification. The team at Brylyn have worked hard and the DHB appreciates the high quality of service delivered to the residents in its care.

Executive Summary from Verification NZ February 2012:
General Conclusion on System Performance and Compliance with the Standard
Brylyn Residential Care continues to deliver a very high standard of care to residents. On the day of the audit 28 of the 34 beds were occupied. In addition to long stay residential care the organisation also provides respite and day care. The nurse manager has been in the position since 2009. Staffing is generally stable with many staff having been employed for several years. There is one other registered nurse who works on the weekends and while the nurse manager is away.During the audit both residents and relatives were interviewed. All expressed they are very happy with the staff, in particular the nurse manager and the activities coordinator, and with all services provided.

General Overview
Brylyn Residential Care continues to provide rest home level care for up to 34 residents. On the day of the audit there were 28 residents in the facility. The rest home is situated just Northwest of Hamilton in a rural setting. The nurse manager has been at the facility since 2009 and has extensive experience in aged care. Staffing is stable and staff are well trained in their roles and responsibilities. All criteria audited are fully attained and there is evidence that improvements are ongoing.
During the audit both residents and relatives were interviewed. All expressed a high degree of satisfaction with all aspects of the service. Residents and relatives report that communication amongst staff and management is open and honest.
Updated: 14 Jun 2013
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner 40 Yes We have a Nurse Manager who over sees the running of the rest home on a daily basis. She works 40 hours per week and is available from 7.30am to 4pm on week days.
Registered Nurse 132 Yes We have a Registered Nurse on duty at all times.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 371 Yes We have caregivers rostered on 24 hours a day.
Physiotherapist 0.00 Yes A physiotherapist is contacted if needed.
Occupational Therapist 0.00 Negotiable An occupational therapist is contacted if needed.
Activities Co-ordinator 25 Yes Our activities co-ordinator works from 9am to 2.30pm every week day. There is a varied programme including a weekly bus trip during term time at no extra cost.
Hairdresser Yes Every fortnight on a Thursday afternoon for 4 hours.
Podiatrist Yes A Podiatrist is in attendance one morning each month.
Dietitian Yes Available as needed
Accredited Visitors Yes Accredited visitors are arranged on a as needs basis - please let one of the staff know that you require this service.
Kaumatua Yes Organised as needed.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes A vicar attends regularly and can be arranged on a as needed basis.
Other Personnel 10 Yes we have a gardener who works 4 days per week and is happy to assist residents with their gardens or pot plants
Updated: 5 Mar 2014
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes Oxygen is available if needed and a management programme is in place .
Wound Care Yes Wounds are dressed daily by Registered Nurse and if needed the wound nurse from the hospital is consulted.
Diabetic Care Yes Diabetics are catered for and the Diabetic Adviser from the hospital is in regular contact as well as the General Practitioner.
Continence Advisor Yes Contacted if needed
Infection Control Yes We follow our policies and procedures as outlined in our infection control manual.
Psychologist Yes Contacted as needed.
Psychiatrist Yes Contacted as needed.
Updated: 14 Jun 2013
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We cater for respite care funded by the Ministry of Health and also private respite. Please phone 07 8494025 / 02102574007 or email for more information.
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes We cater for short term stays for convalescence care , family relief or general need for short term care.
Advance bookings taken Yes You can book your care in advance by phoning Cherie on 07 8494025 / 02102574007 or email
Subsidised service Yes We have a number of contracts with the Ministry of Health which provide funding for short term care. Ph 07 8494025 / 02102574007 or email for more information or to book rest home or hospatal care.
Private paying service Yes We accept private paying long or short term residents .The price per day is set by the Ministry of Health at $120.71 and is due for a review on 1-7-2013 Please phone 07 8494025 / 02102574007 or email
Updated: 5 Mar 2014
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We are funded for those who qualify for under 65 care and private payers are accepted under this category.
Day Care Yes Day care available 7 days per week. $35 per day . Includes cooked main meal at lunchtime, morning and afternoon tea. We have a contract with the Waikato DHB for this service and funding could be available through Waikato DHB.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes If you need short term care either private or funded through the DHB ring Cherie on 8494025 to book.
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We can provide palliative care; this can be discussed with the nurse manager. Phone 8494025.
Whanau Room Yes We have the Cane room available for whanau and family to use.
Rooms (Single) Yes 15 single rooms
Rooms (Shared) No We have 5 rooms that can be used as double rooms but they are not used to share with non partners.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes 8 Studio rooms with ensuite, kitchenette, walk in wardrobes and own patio area.
Ensuite Yes Studio rooms plus one single room all have their own bathrooms.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Own furniture is encouraged, feel free to make your room into your home.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Unless stipulated by the doctor
Pets In Residence Yes We have a house cat and 8 goldfish.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes This could be negotiated with the nurse manager.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes All rooms have their own phone jack and residents are welcome to have their own phones in their rooms. There is also a portable phone that residents can use .
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes All studio rooms have their own remote to adjust their air conditioning units. Heating for the rest of the home is gas heating through vents in the floor. All residents are welcome to have their own additional heating in their room if needed.
Maori Kaupapa Yes Can be contacted as needed.
Residents Committee Yes Residents meet quarterley to discuss any issues, this meeting is conducted by the activities co-ordinator. The activities co-ordinator then reports the findings of the meeting to the nurse manager.
Family Committee No Families are welcome to discuss issues with us on a daily basis and are welcome to contact us at any time.
Newsletter No Any upcoming activites are advertised and placed on the noticeboard at the entrance.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes A copy is available in our manuals situated in the office.If you would like a copy of our policy it can be arranged.
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have one main lounge area with a TV , also a smaller room which is available for residents and their friends and families to meet.
Outings Yes Bus Trip weekly during term time
Rural Setting Yes We are approximately 3 km from The Base shopping centre
Smoking Permitted Yes Outside and away from buildings, from February 2012 this will no longer be available.
Sprinklers Yes Sprinklers fitted throughout the building and also on outside veranda areas.
Audit report available Yes The rest home is audited according to the Ministry of Health regulations.Our audit agency is Verification NZ and a copy of this report is available as requested.
Updated: 8 Jul 2013
Special Features
We are a rest home in a semi rural environment which has a family like astmosphere. We have a cook who caters to individual needs and likes on a daily basis. Currently there is a retirement village being built around the rest home , this will comprise of 23 free standing houses.

Due to access to Te Kowhai Road being closed to allow the new motorway to be built please follow the instructions below.

Take Ruffell Road (which is off Te Rapa Road) , go over the railway line and turn right onto Onion Road, take the first left onto the new motorway. Go along motorway until you come to a round about , turn left at the round about(onto Te Kowhai Road) and the rest home is 50 metres along on your left.
Updated: 14 Jun 2013
Interests & Activities

Activity programme, Age Concern, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Canine friends, Care and Craft, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Digital camera, Electric beds, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Games, Garden, Gas Fire, Happy Hour, Jigsaw, Library, Newspaper reading, Outings, Quizzes, Reading, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV

Updated: 14 Jun 2013
Additional Information
Details re Meals We have a experienced cook who along with the dietican have created our menus. Our cook is happy to cater for individual needs and preferences.
Staffing Details We currently employ 25 staff who work on a rostered basis to ensure coverage of all shifts.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Our daily contract rate with the Ministry of Health is $120.71. The Ministry of Health have indicated there will be a .89% increase in fees from 1-7-2013
Updated: 14 Jun 2013
Languages Spoken
Chinese Yes We have several staff member who are fluent in mandarin and Cantonese.
Deaf Blind Sign Language Yes Caitlin the owner is able to assist anyone who would like to learn braille or who already knows braille. She has been studying braille for a year now and sits her Australasian exam in September 2014.
English Yes Our staff are all fluent in English both writeen and verbal.
Fijian Indian Yes We have one staff member from the Fiji Islands who speaks Hindi.
Filipino Yes We have one staff member who is fluent in Filipino.
French Yes We have one staff member who speaks fluent French.
Hindi Yes We have a staff member who is fluent in Hindi.
Indonesian Yes One staff member can assist with this language.
Interpreter Yes An interpreter can be contacted when required.
Mandarin Yes We have a staff member who can speak fluent Mandarin.
Maori - Te Reo Yes We have two staff members that use Te Reo when speaking with our Maori residents.
Updated: 13 Jul 2014
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes We have a minister who takes a service evey fortnight
Salvation Army Yes Salvation Army attend fortnightly
Updated: 14 Jun 2013
Public Transport 3.00 km Available from Te Rapa Straight
Shops 3.00 km The Base is our nearest set of shops
Mall 3.00 km We are approximately 3 km from The Base
Parks 5.00 km Situated in Pukete
Library 8.00 km Hamilton Central
Updated: 10 Sep 2013
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes Our audit report is available. Please email for a copy of our latest audit report from Health Care New Zealand.
ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme) Yes Our care-giving staff are working their way through the ACE and ACE Advanced training programme.
CareerForce (ex CSSITO (Community Support Services Industry Training Organisation) Yes Staff are participating in courses offered by CareerForce.
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme) CareerForce (ex CSSITO (Community Support Services Industry Training Organisation)
Updated: 5 Jul 2014