Rest Home Care: Coombrae Home

Coombrae has been providing top quality care and companionship for older people in the Manawatu for more than 35 years. Just 2km from Feilding town centre, Coombrae is set in a tranquil semi-rural environment with beautifully maintained grounds.

Our experienced team is dedicated to providing personalised and compassionate care and tailoring our services to suit each resident's unique needs.

Coombrae 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.

We have 31 single rooms where residents can receive the exact level of care that they need.
Updated: 21 Mar 2013

Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 21 Mar 2013

Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care31
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 26 May 2016

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40 Yes Our registered nurse covers both the rest home and the Rata Haven and is on duty daily from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Negotiable
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Diversional Therapist No Our Recreation Officers work Monday to Sunday from 10.00 AM to 2.00 PM
Hairdresser Yes Visits on Wednesday
Podiatrist Yes Every six weeks
Dietitian Yes When required
Kaumatua Yes When required
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes When required
Updated: 21 Mar 2013
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Specialised Dementia Care Yes Coombrae Home has a secure wing called Rata Haven with 13 beds
Updated: 21 Mar 2013
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Coombrae Home welcomes Elders to the Home for respite care. Your enquiry is welcome.
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes Coombrae Home welcomes Elders to the Home on a day stay. Your enquiry is welcome.
Advance bookings taken Yes
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 21 Mar 2013
Day Care Yes Daily from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM
Whanau Room Yes Room available on request
Rooms (Single) Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage residents to bring their own furniture and bits and pieces from home
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes One of our residents has brought her cat which she keeps looks after herself. A chook house and a dozen chooks, which the residents look after.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Residents can have a telephone connected in their rooms at their own cost
Residents Committee Yes Monthly residents meeting, advocacy person available
Newsletter Yes Quarterly
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Two lounges available, a recreation room, and a smaller lounge for families use
Outings Yes Twice per week in the Coombrae van
Rural Setting Yes Paddocks at the back and a lovely garden setting
Smoking Permitted Yes In desgnated areas outside
Sprinklers Yes Smoke alarms and 6 monthly evacuation drills
Updated: 21 Mar 2013
Special Features
Eden Alternative- a philosophy of care

We have adopted the Eden Alternative at Coombrae 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: 21 Mar 2013
Additional Information
Details re Meals Our varied menu is designed to maintain optimum health and well being. Every effort is made to cater for individual dietary needs and tastes. Menus are reviewed annually by a registred dietician. Breakfast is delivered to your room. Fresh meals are cooked daily on the premises with fresh baking for morning and afterrnoon tea served in the main lounge. Daily soup at tea time in the winter and salads in the summer.
Staffing Details Trained caregivers to assist with cares, a qualified cook, experienced laundry lady and a dedicated cleaner crew. Nurse available Monday to Friday from 8-4.30 and on call 24 hrs. We employ a quality coordinater to make sure we are constantly looking at improving our standards. Our office is staffed from 9 AM to 3 PM Monday to Friday. The Manager is on duty from Monday -Friday and on call during the weekends
Associated Complexes Brightwater Home in Palmerston North Willard Home in Palmerston North
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Fees cover all daily care but do not include personal toiletries i.e. soap, tooth paste, talcum powder, shampoo and conditioner Also not included are services not requested by a registered nurse or G.P, such as a podiatrist. Also other services such as those provided by dentist, opticians, chaplains, hair dressers, drycleaners and solicitors can be arranged at the resident's expense.
Updated: 21 Mar 2013
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Presbyterian Yes
(Other comments) Yes Coombrae Home welcomes people of all religious backgrounds and assists residents in making arrangements for worship
Updated: 21 Mar 2013
Public Transport 0.30 km Bus
Shops 0.30 km Small supermarket, dairy and fish and chips shop
Mall 2.00 km Good shops in town and weekly farmers market on Fridays
Parks 1.00 km Park and swimming pool (covered and uncovered)
Library 2.00 km The good local library will deliver books to the residents
Updated: 21 Mar 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
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes Staff required to complete certificate. Most staff have completed certificate or are nearly finished
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Other details Yes QPS benchmarking
RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc)) New Zealand Aged Care Association ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme)
Updated: 21 Mar 2013