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Eltham Care Rest Home
Rest Home Care
54 Maata Rd
South Taranaki
06 764 8330
06 764 8739
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Located in the pleasant rolling hills of the Taranaki countryside near Eltham. Eltham Care has one of the most spectacular views of Mount Taranaki along with its open picturesque countryside

The residents here are mostly people from the surrounding rural area and have a lot of family and community support. Eltham Care Rest Home has a 24 Bed rest home wing and a 17 bed Dementia wing.

A Registered Nurse is on duty 8 hours, 5 days a week as well as caregivers on site 24 hours per day. Respite care is also available here, along with a secure Dementia Unit that caters for people with level 3 or above dementia. There is always at least 2 staff members with these 17 residents during the day, plus specialised activities and entertainments are provided appropriate to those living with dementia.

Eltham Care also has a day care service where up to 11 people are picked up each morning by our Mobility Van, Monday to Friday to participate in the Rest Home activities. A meal is provided and then the clients are taken back home again in the afternoon. We also provide a Meals on Wheels service to elderly people in the South Taranaki area.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 28 May 2017
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 23
Vacancy Yes
We have 1 allocated Respite care beds available to suit your needs with our dedicated and friendly team. Our services cover most of the surrounding areas, plus respite care up to New Plymouth and the possibility of transport provided
Impending vacancy Yes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 14 Dec 2017
My name is Steven Shearer. My father is Neil Shearer, a resident at Mercy Jenkins Rest Home in Eltham, Taranaki. I'm writing this e-mail in support of the manager at Mercy Jenkins - Hillary Rimmer. My mother, Glenyss Shearer, has had a long association with first Eventide and now Mercy Jenkins Rest Home, and as a child and adult I have visited Mercy Jenkins for over 30 years. I recently spent two-and-a-half months in Eltham staying with my Mother. I went up to Mercy Jenkins every day to visit my Father, and got the opportunity to get to know Hillary. She brings a lot of positive energy with her into the rest home and has an excellent rapport with all of the residents there. In all the years I have been visiting Mercy Jenkins I have never seen a more enthusiastic and professional manager. I hope DHB appreciate the excellent job that Hillary is doing and that she continues in this role for many years to come.
Steven Neil Shearer (Family of Resident in Mercy Jenkins)

The care for my Uncle has been fantastic. Staff are really caring, they cater for special diets and special needs. Everybody is real friendly towards residents, staff, visitors and even the caretaker. We as a family can only recommend Mercy Jenkins as it is the place we tell people about. The home on the hill, great views, awesome care. We are kept inform of Uncle progress and are able to ask questions at anytime. Nothings is ever a problem for Hillary and her team.
Mj Allendor ( Family of resident at Mercy Jenkins )

The Manager and her staff have taken time and care to manage and reduce Chris's agitation over recent months. There is a huge change and as a family we thank Hillary who has worked with her team to achieve this.
Sylvia Collins (Family of resident at Mercy Jenkins)
Updated: 19 Oct 2017
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40 Yes There is a registered Nurse on site 5 days per week and on call after hours
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Healthcare Assistanrs are trained
Physiotherapist Yes As needed
Occupational Therapist Yes As needed
Activities Co-ordinator Yes over 20 years experience We also have a diversional therapist who is assisting our Activity Coordinator with our own activity programme
Hairdresser Yes Regularly visits and happy to come other than booked times
Podiatrist Yes Comes every 6 weeks
Dietitian Yes As needed
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes As needed
Other Personnel Yes We have a head cook who runs the kitchen and serves freshly cooked meals and a lady cook in replacement of the head cook We also have kitchen hands who are also trained as a baker
Updated: 28 May 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We have a dedicated hospice team who assist staff when necessary
Oxygen Management Yes Respiratory Nurse avaliable to come when needed. We have onsite equipment
Wound Care Yes Trained wound care staff
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes Continence specialist avaliable to visit when needed
Infection Control Yes Infection control trained nurse onsite
Stomal Therapist Yes Stoma trained staff onsite, also specialist care available
Specialised Dementia Care Yes Secure wing
Updated: 25 Oct 2013
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 15 Dec 2011
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes If a resident shows signs of confusion this is medically investigated families kept updated
Lounges/seating areas Yes Large lounge with rural mountain view, 2 small sunny lounges with beautiful mountain views
Outings Yes Regular outings arranged and take part in community events
Rural Setting Yes Spectacular views of the mountain and surrounding farm land.
Smokers Room Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes
Semi-Secure No Secure dementia unit on site
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 28 May 2017
Special Features
Special Features
Home from Home environment
Updated: 12 May 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Church Service (Sundays)
Games & Exercises (daily)
Van trips (Mon-Fri)
Entertainment & Happy Hour
Movies & Concerts/Music sessions
Pet Therapy (we have 3 cats, a dog, and some chooks to feed)
Art & Crafts
Birthday & Holidays Celebration, Activity programme, Age Concern, Activity programme
Updated: 28 May 2017
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals Meals on wheels services available
Updated: 28 May 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Punjabi Yes
Tagalog Yes
Updated: 12 Feb 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
(Other comments) Yes
Updated: 12 May 2016
Shops   Shopping is available at Eltham township which is approx 3kms away, the van go there regularly.
Library   Library service available
Updated: 25 Oct 2013
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Care Association New Zealand Yes
CareerForce Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Care Association New Zealand CareerForce Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 28 May 2017