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Cameron House
Rest Home Care
52 Elizabeth Street
Gore 9710
Southern (Southland)
(03) 208 9728
(03) 208 9725
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Hellen Webb - (03) 208 9728
Hellen Webb & Lynley Routhan
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We are all about caring and sharing.


To provide for our residents the highest standard of care, in an atmosphere of respect, dignity and love.

We recognise that every resident is an individual and as such has different needs in relation to ethnicity, spirituality, disability, gender, sexual orientation, social status and age.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 12 Apr 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care19
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Single room.
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 18 Aug 2017
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes On site three days per week or as required.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Negotiable Requires referral from Doctor or local physiotherapists may be contacted.
Occupational Therapist 0.00 Negotiable
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Activities programme 5 days per week. Residents particularly enjoy music, exercises and newspaper reading and crosswords.
Hairdresser Yes A hairdresser comes fortnightly and there is a small charge for cuts and sets.
Podiatrist Yes Visits seven weekly. Staff also attend to nail cutting.
Dietitian Yes We access a dietitian to oversee our menus.
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Yes As required.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Will contact the spirtual advisor of choice of the resident as required.We have a church service fortnightly. Communion weekly.
Updated: 30 Apr 2014
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We have a contract with D.H.B.
Carer Support Yes We also have contract with D.H.B.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes Sometimes, if we have bed available.
Updated: 12 Apr 2013
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes Our rooms are a variety of shapes and sizes. Some have handbasins in the room. They are tastefully Individually decorated and we will offer a choice of rooms if possible.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes We have one room which would suit a couple if required.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes This may depend on room size and or the size of furniture. We encourage people to furnish their rooms.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Under supervison. We do not currently have a happy hour as there is no demand for this at the moment. However we have had happy hours in the past and will reinstate this if requested.
Pets In Residence Yes One cat who belongs to the neighbour.
Phone Access In Own Room No We have portable phone which all the residents use and as we are a small rest home this has proved to be all residents have required.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes The night store heaters can be turned up or down as needed.
Newsletter Yes Bi-monthly, for the families of residents. The newsletter is put together by the activities person and management A number of people have input into this.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes All staff are very understanding in these situations. They will refer the situation to senior staff or the manager.
Confused Residents Yes If behaviour becomes inappropriate and staff can not manage the care that is required we will refer to Service Co-ordinators for reassessment.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have one large lounge and a conservatory with views and access out to the gardens.
Outings Yes We have our own mini bus for outings. Residents enjoy scenic tours and seeing what is going on in, and the changes in the community.
Smoking Permitted Yes Outside only
Semi-Secure Yes All doors are alarmed.
Sprinklers Yes Smoke detectors and sprinklers.
Updated: 12 Apr 2013
Special Features
Special Features
We are a small family orientated rest home and can therefore offer a warm intimate family atmosphere.
Updated: 20 May 2008
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We have an extensive activity programme which includes activies such as bowls, bingo, board games, quizzes and crosswords, music especially music dvds, and jigsaws.

We also have on site big print books and the library visits once a fortnight.

The Blind foundation will also visit on request and the RSA visits every Sunday. The Stroke club also hold monthly meetings.

We also have entertainers which visit regularly and children's singing groups provide concerts. We have an organ on site which is available for use. The residents also have an opportunity to participate in arts and crafts with visiting groups.

We regularly have outings in our minibus and fortnightly church services are held in our home.

We also have a pet cat on site for residents to fuss over.

Anyone can have breakfast in bed if preferred.
Updated: 20 May 2008
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals A dietitian reviews our menus which change on a monthly basis. Our residents enjoy their meals with favourite dishes being the more traditional meals especially roasts, puddings and salads. Our main meal is served at lunch time. Morning tea and afternoon tea and supper is home baking provided by our on site cook.
Staffing Details Our staff are friendly, caring and willing to please. They will do little chores for the residents such as shopping for small items and take them on special outings. Staff are trained under the ACE training programme and inservice training is provided once a month. We have some long serving staff members who have been with us since we took over Cameron House in 1991. Staff members include Registered Nurse, caregivers, cooks, cleaners, activities co-ordinator and Diversional Therapist.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please see the manager for details. We provide hairdressing as part of our service.
Updated: 20 May 2008
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Updated: 20 May 2008
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes Conduct services and provide communion.
Inter denominational Yes The community church groups eg Anglican, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Hokonui Christian Fellowship, take turns at conducting church services in our home twice monthly.
Presbyterian Yes Conduct services as part of a fortnightly roster.
Roman Catholic Yes Conduct regular services and take communion.
Salvation Army Yes Conduct services as part of fortnightly roster.
Updated: 20 May 2008
Shops 1.00 km It is a 10 minute walk to main shopping area in Gore
Parks 1.00 km There are gardens in centre of town, which have a bird avairy.
Library 1.00 km The public library is In main shopping area next to art gallery
Updated: 20 May 2008
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 20 May 2008