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Clutha Views Lifecare
Rest Home Care
64 Essex Street
Southern (Otago)
(03) 418 3220
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Rosemary Thomson
Heritage Lifecare Group
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Clutha Views Lifecare is a modern purpose built facility, set on more than 2 hectares of flat grounds in North Balclutha with views of the surrounding farmland,river valley and township.

We offers Rest Home, Dementia and Hospital care.

We are dedicated to provide quality care to our residents as well as a homely environment which is pleasing to them and enhances their physical, mental, social, spiritual and clutral qualities of life.
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 12 Dec 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care25
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 28 Apr 2017
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner Yes Clutha Views has a Nurse Practitioner visit fortnightly from Dunedin Hospital and is available by phone for advice if required.
Registered Nurse Yes
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist 2 Yes Clutha Views has trained staff to support the physiotherapist with range of movement exercises three times a week, with the physiotherapist visiting 2 hours per week and as required.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable As required
Own Social Worker Negotiable
Diversional Therapist No Clutha Views currently has 3 staff member in training.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes Dietician visits annually and as required.
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Yes Clutha Views has access to all services and we are able to arrange for them to visit our residents if required.
Updated: 12 Dec 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care Contract Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes Continence Nurse Specialist from Dunedin Hospital as required.
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist Yes Stomal Therapist Nurse Specialist as required.
Psychiatric Care Yes Referrals sent as required
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Specialised Dementia Care Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Psychiatrist Yes Psychogeriatric Consultant visits as required
Other Post Graduate Specialities Yes Dietician as required Podiatrist regularly visits
Updated: 12 Dec 2016
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We welcome all enquiry's
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes We offer short stay, Carer support and day care. Please phone and we can discuss your needs and support you in caring for your family member.
Advance bookings taken Yes
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 12 Dec 2016
Day Care Yes We encourage families to help us care for their family member.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage residents to personalise their own space, including a favourite chair, family photos etc.
Alcohol Permitted Yes With consultation with the GP and senior nurse.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee No We hold regular Residents meeting every month.
Family Committee No Family are invited to the residents meetings which are held monthly. Facility Manager has an open door policy.
Newsletter Yes Clutha Views has a Newsletter that comes out every June and December.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Rural Setting Yes Clutha Views has a beautiful panoramic outlook over the Balclutha township, Kaka Point and the Clinton hills.
Smoking Permitted Yes Outside in the smokers area only.
Semi-Secure Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 12 Dec 2016
Special Features
Clutha Views Lifecare has panoramic views of the Clinton Hills, Kaka Point Lighthouse, farming land, and the town of Balclutha.

We have lovely gardens and grounds for you to walk around or sit and relax outside and read your book or just reminisce.
Updated: 12 Dec 2016
Interests & Activities
At Clutha Views residents are provided with Activities from Monday to Friday. The activities programme includes activities that are recreational and social in nature as well as planned Van outings to places of interest in the local area. Our Activities programme has input from the Resident's meetings to ensure the activities provided are meaningful to the residents.
Updated: 12 Dec 2016
Additional Information
Details re Meals Clutha Views provides nourishing home cooked meals and home baked scones/ muffins for morning tea with biscuits and cake for afternoon tea.
Staffing Details Clutha Views has qualified registered nurses and enrolled nurses on staff with competent enthusiastic Careerforce trained caregivers. The housekeeping and kitchen staff provide an excellent service to the facility.
Associated Complexes Clutha Views is part of the Heritage Lifecare Ltd group of aged care facilities.
Updated: 12 Dec 2016
Languages Spoken
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes Clutha Views can access an interpreter when required.
Malayalam Yes
Tamil Yes
Updated: 12 Dec 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 12 Dec 2016
Shops 2.00 km Clutha Views does have a Shuttle service available for independent and able residents which departs at 14:00 from the Resthome, down to the shops and returns at 15:00. A convenience store is also within walking distance from Chateau Village.
Parks 2.00 km Naish Park in town has beautiful Rhododendrons and blossom trees along with well groomed gardens, an aviary and duck pond. The park is a great place for a picnic and the residents regularly go there for afternoon tea with the activities staff.
Library 2.00 km Clutha Views has a library service from the public library monthly.
Updated: 12 Dec 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Eldernet Subscription Bronze Yes
CareerForce Yes Clutha Views has a very active and successful caregiver education programme with the majority of staff undertaking education.
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes Clutha Views currently has 3 staff enrolled and training to be Diversional Therapists.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 11 Jan 2017