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Geraldine Retirement Village
Rest Home Care
39c McKenzie Street, Waihi Place
South Canterbury
South Canterbury
(03) 693 7205
(03) 693 7206
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Trisha and Steve Hanson - 03 693 7205/027 237 8037
Trisha and Steve Hanson - 03 693 7205/027 237 8037
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Geraldine Retirement Village is committed to maintaining for its Residents those qualities which we all look for in the place we call "HOME".

* Love & Support
* Physical Comfort & Security
* Dignity & Independence
* Privacy

We undertake to provide an environment in which Elder Persons with varying limitations are enabled to maximize their capacity to enjoy life through the meeting of their physical, social, cultural, emotional & spiritual needs.

Residents are encouraged to consider the move to Geraldine Retirement Village as similar to moving house.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 2 Feb 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 10
Vacancy Yes
Rest home beds with ensuite available - carer support available
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 18 May 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 24/7 Yes The nurse manager is a Registered Nurse. We also have 1 other Registered Nurse involved in the day to day care of residents and staff training. There is a registered nurse available on call 24/7 for emergencies
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have a mix of very experienced carers and those relatively new but with enthusiasm to learn. All are committed to making residents feel at home as much as possible.
Physiotherapist Negotiable Both community and private services as required
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Both community and private services as required
Own Social Worker Negotiable Community referrals available
Diversional Therapist Yes We have an Activities coordinator covering 5 shifts a week. Residents are encouraged to participate in community and social events whenever possible. The Activities coordinator will facilitate this.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes A very enthusiastic activities co-ordinator dedicated to having fun.
Hairdresser Yes Salon on site once a week but will visit as an on call service if required. Other hairdressers available in Geraldine if required.
Podiatrist Yes We have two visiting Podiatrists who call every 6 weeks.
Dietitian Yes Residents can be referred to the DHB Dietician should the need arise
Kaumatua Yes Referral on request
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor No Local churches Anglican, Catholic, and Presbyterian visit and provide services on a regular basis. Other spiritual advisers can be contacted if required
Other Personnel No We have links with NASC teams, GP's, Respiratory nurse, Speech therapist, District nurse and other DHB personnel as the need arises.
Updated: 2 Feb 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We provide end of life care. RN and carers have attended hospice training and we consult with Palliative nurses and specialists.
Oxygen Management Yes We can provide services to residents on Oxygen. The facility is suitable for residents on Oxygen therapy. Should a resident require oxygen on a permanent bases they need to supply their own machine.
Surgical Followup Yes Residents' carers are encouraged to take residents to any follow up appointment. If the carer is not available we will endeavour to arrange transport (may be extra cost incurred) on their behalf.
Wound Care Yes The Registered Nurses are available to provide wound care. GP, District nurse input is available should the need arise.
Diabetic Care Yes We will cater to any residents requirements. Annual diabetic care at GP practice.
Continence Advisor Yes A Continence Advisor is available should the need arise.
Infection Control Yes The Registered nurses undergo regular update on infection control. Specialists are available should the need arise.
Stomal Therapist Yes SCDHB stoma therapist can be contacted should the need arise.
Psychiatric Care No Psychiatric advice and support can be obtained from the local SCDHB psychiatric services.
Stroke Rehabilitation No Further advice, support and information can be obtained from the SCDHB should the need arise.
Specialised Dementia Care No Home environment not suitable for anyone that may wander
Gerontological Care Yes Support and advice can be obtained from the SCDHB as required.
Clinical Manager Yes The nurse Manager is a Registered nurse with many years experience in the care of the elderly. She holds a honours degree in Health Sciences, along with Management, Mentoring and teaching qualifications.
Other Nursing Specialities No Nursing specialists can be contacted through the SCDHB as and when required
Psychiatrist Yes Referal for Psychogeritrcian can be made via DHB
Updated: 2 Feb 2016
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 2 Feb 2016
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract No We provide palliative care for as long as we are able to manage the individual's symptoms effectively
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We provide end of life care as able.
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes
Ensuite Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes Yes. We have "Happy Hour" in the lounge once a week and on any special occcasions.
Pets In Residence Yes One very fat ginger Tom called Thomas who keeps a eye on our bird and fish. RN's dog Oy comes in and keeps residents company.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Will consider pets if the resident is willing to take full responsiblity for care and cost. Must besuitable for Rest Home enviroment
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Portable phone also available
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Underfloor heating but some Residents chose to have additional free standing heaters in their rooms
Residents Committee Yes We have monthly meetings chaired by the activities co-ordinator
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents No We are not a Dementia Care Facility. We are able to manage residents with some memory loss. We are not a suitable environment for anyone that may wander or has agression issues
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a main lounge and separate dining room
Outings Yes We are a very social resthome and whatever is going on in the community you will find us there.
Rural Setting Yes We have bush and river views
Smoking Permitted Yes Staff and Residents have a designated area outside. Smoking is not allowed indoors.
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 2 Feb 2016
Special Features
Special Features
Moving to the Geraldine Retirement Village is just like moving home. We are a unique small facility which enables our Residents to enjoy one on one contact with all staff. The Geraldine Retirement Village is family orientated and the quality of care is reflected in our Residents' happiness.
We have our own bus to take the Residents out and about in the community and surrounding area
Updated: 2 Feb 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Advocate, Age Concern, Activity programme, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Cards, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Craft, Digital camera, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Holidays, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Men, Minibus, Music, Organ, Parties, Pastoral care, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Probus, Quizzes, Reading, Roses, Senior Citizens, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Vegetarian
Updated: 2 Feb 2016
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals All meals are cooked on the premises with lots and lots of home baking.
Staffing Details Staffing levels are consistant with some staff having been here since we opened. We have two Registered Nurses and all our Caregivers are fully trained.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please contact Trisha Hanson.
Updated: 20 Jun 2013
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Updated: 2 Feb 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Jehovah Witness Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 2 Feb 2016
Public Transport   Mini Bus Service at door
Shops 2.00 km Walking distance to shop 200 metres. Village about 2 km flat walk.
Parks 0.50 km surrounded by parks and walk ways. Kennedy park with childrens playground, skatepark and river.
Library 1.00 km In house library service
Updated: 2 Feb 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 2 Feb 2016