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Clare House
Rest Home Care
51 Durham Street
Invercargill 9810
Southern (Southland)
(03) 215 6966
(03) 215 6162
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Lynley Irvine - 03 2156966
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Clare House is a modern, purpose built facility which had been architecturally designed to meet the specific needs of our elderly residents.

We are situated in a peaceful, tranquil neighbourhood, yet close to a full range of services and shops.

We are known for our warm, friendly, home like environment and family atmosphere, and are proud of the individual care we are able to provide.

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Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 10 Apr 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 20
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 26 Apr 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes 24 hour nursing care supervised by registered nurses 7 days a week, either on duty or on-call.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Physiotherapist Negotiable Access through a local provider.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Accessed through the DHB or local provider.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes An activities co-ordinator provide an extensive activities programme 5 days a week. We have a mini-van available for outings. We offer a varied range of activities and entertainment within the facility and wider community.
Hairdresser Yes Hairdressing services are available at the complex two days a week.
Podiatrist Yes Services are available on-site on a regular basis.
Dietitian Yes Our dietician ensures that a balanced and nutritious menu is offered to meet residents' needs and a range of hot and cold beverages are available.
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We are mulit-denominational.
Other Personnel Yes We have a team of support staff.
Updated: 4 Apr 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes Trained staff are available to manage the care of wounds and a wide range of wound care products are available.
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes A continence management programme will be put in place for any resident requiring assistance.
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Specialised Dementia Care Yes In our special Care Unit
Gerontological Care Yes
Urology Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Updated: 15 Apr 2008
Rooms (Single) Yes In Williams Wing all the rooms are single.
Ensuite Yes Our resthome rooms all have ensuites.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes Residents are able to have alcohol if they wish, please discuss this with our staff.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes There is a portable phone available for residents use and at their own cost they can have a line installed in their own rooms.
Family Committee No Several times a year we have gatherings which family members are encouraged to support. this provides and opportunity for support, time with residents and staff and even fun!
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Updated: 15 Apr 2008
Special Features
Special Features

We believe in a friendly, warm, homely environment that promotes individual freedom with security. An environment in which each person can identify his or her own space, where they can seek privacy and welcome friends and family in comfort.

We have an intrinsic belief in people and their holistic nature. A wholeness that compromises social, spiritual, physical, cultural and psychological characteristics, and which requires a planned approach to caring.

The plan accommodates the uniqueness of each individual and recognises fluctuations and changes in needs as they arise.

We recognise that illness and wellness are part of each person’s life experience. Even though our residents may not be ill, they will have special needs from time to time.

Our aim is to prevent illness and promote healing when illness does occur, while maintaining individual integrity, dignity and independence. We do this by fostering a collaborative approach to care in which a well developed carer- resident relationship is of primary importance.


We have two separate wings; The Williams Wing caters for residents who are unable to care for themselves in their own home. The Johnstone Wing has been specifically designed for the needs of the more confused elderly who require specialist care.

Clare House has a modern central heating system and is provided with systems to ensure the maximum safety and security for both residents and staff. There is a fully automatic sprinkler and smoke detector system, this is connected to the Fire Brigade.

We are situated in beautiful, spacious gardens, in a peaceful neighbourhood away form traffic noise, yet close to a variety of amenities including shops, banks, churches etc.

We are well known for our warm, friendly, home-like environment and family atmosphere. We are not too big, so our residents are like family, and yet not too small, so we are able to provide a full range of services for our residents. We enjoy personal and individual relationships with staff, residents and families.
Updated: 15 Apr 2008
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme - we offer a varied range of activities and entertainment. Individual preferences and abilities are taken into consideration and involvement is always optional. Activities include: , Art, Board games, Canine friends, Cards, Concerts, Craft, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Happy Hour, Hydrotherapy, Indoor Games, Library, Minibus, Music, Newspaper reading, Parties, Petanque, Quizzes, Shopping
Updated: 15 Apr 2008
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals We have a five week rotating menu. This varies in summer and winter as we try to include seasonal foods. Breakfast is porridge, cereal with fruit, toast tea and coffee and juice. Morning and Afternoon tea is a cake or slice with a drink. Some favourites are scones, muffins, anzac biscuits, tan square and cream sponge. Our main meal is lunch. This is a meat dish with vegetables and dessert. We enjoy meals such as beef curry with veges and creamed rice for dessert or a full roast dinner with apple crumble and ice cream. We provide a lighter meal in the evenings, something like chicken and corn soup with scalloped potatoes and a sandwich, or some bacon and egg pie with pea and ham soup and a sandwich - we always finish our light meal with some fresh fruit and bread with spreads. For supper we have some plain biscuits and a sandwich with a cuppa or maybe a milo!
Staffing Details It is as requirement that all our staff undertake training both when they commence employment and on an on-going basis. They are trained in emergency evacuation and first aid. We have staff available 24 hours a day and they are all trained to provide the best possible care.
Associated Complexes Princes Court and Rose Lodge.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please contact us for full information on this.
Updated: 15 Apr 2008
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Dutch Yes
Filipino Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Updated: 15 Apr 2008
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 15 Apr 2008
Public Transport 0.30 km Bus Stop - taxis will come to the door.
Shops 0.80 km Supermarket, cafe, bank, hairdresser, takeaways etc.
Mall 15.00 km South City - Centre of Town is closer, 8 kms
Parks 2.00 km With Childrens Playground.
Library 8.00 km Centre Library, but we have outreach services coming to the home fortnightly.
Updated: 15 Apr 2008
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy No We have two staff working towards this.
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 15 Apr 2008