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Harbour View Rest Home
Rest Home Care
Waterfront Road
Southern (Otago)
(03) 434 5001
(03) 434 5001
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Denise Jeffares - 03 434 5001
Denise Jeffares - 03 434 5001
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Friendly Staff Are The Best Asset

Very helpful and kind care workers who obviously enjoy their work. A happy atmosphere.

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Thank you for your kind comment. Our staff love their work and always do their best for the residents they care for.

Staff and management at Harbour View Rest Home are committed to providing care of the highest standard to all our residents. Our home is a family environment with all residents individual needs catered for with love and respect.

Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 18 Feb 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 27
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 23 Jul 2018
We have many family members both present and past resident's who would be happy to speak on behalf of Harbour View.
Updated: 4 Jul 2012
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner Yes
Registered Nurse 120 Yes Registered nurse's on duty 7 days per week both day and evening hours and available on call as required.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Negotiable This service can be arranged
Occupational Therapist Negotiable This service can be arranged
Own Social Worker Yes All residents have a hospital social worker allocated. A referral may be made if required.
Activities Co-ordinator 35-40 Yes 35-40 hours per week offering a varied range of activities.
Hairdresser Yes On site salon offering free hair cuts for all residents and other hair care at reasonable rates. Salon is open 5 days per week.
Podiatrist Yes Visits every 6 weeks
Dietitian Yes Menus have been approved by a dietician and one can be accessed as required. Menu for on a 3 weekly cycle with a summer and a winter menu.
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have visiting chaplains of varying religions and also a "multi-faith" person at our call.
Other Personnel Yes Many outside visitors and entertainers
Updated: 27 Nov 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes As above
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes Provided by our RN
Diabetic Care Yes Provided by our RN
Continence Advisor Yes Provided by our RN
Infection Control Yes Provided by our RN
Stomal Therapist No Available on request
Psychiatric Care Yes Available on request
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Available on request
Tracheotomy Care No Available on request
Dialysis No Available on request
Gerontological Care No Specialist referral made as required.
Clinical Manager Yes
Other Nursing Specialities Yes Available on request
Psychologist No Available on request
Updated: 3 May 2010
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Available as vacancies allow.
Carer Support Yes Available as vacancies allow.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 6 Aug 2015
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes If requested
Day Care Yes 5 days a week, 7 days if requested. Pick up and delivery included.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Whanau Room Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes The rooms vary considerably in lay out. If we have a vacancy please come and view the room for yourself. Most rooms have expansive views.
Rooms (Shared) No Some double rooms available
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes Our larger rooms are suitable for a couple.
Ensuite Yes We have a limited number of ensuites.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are encouraged to bring their own furniture to personalise their room.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have a Jack Russell named Chorkee,who attends during office hours Monday to Friday. We also have a friendly cat in each area. They are Minnie and Puss Puss.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes All rooms have jack points for their own connections. Line rentals and toll calls are at the residents own cost.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Individual heating controls in each room
Residents Committee Yes Monthly residents meetings are held with management
Family Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes We send a 3 to 4 monthly newsletter to resident's and their families to keep everyone informed of happenings in and around the rest home.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes We have a 'wandering alarm' for those in early stages of dementia.
Lounges/seating areas Yes There are two large lounges and a large foyer that is well used. Outside a well protected and wide veranda has seating that gives residents wonderful views of Oamaru and beyond.
Outings Yes We have our own van and enjoy 3-4 outings a week.
Rural Setting Yes We are located on the edge of the town and have extensive views of the hills, harbour and Oamaru's historic area.
Smokers Room Yes Enclosed, warm ,ventilated outside area.
Smoking Permitted Yes In the smokers area outside
Semi-Secure Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 27 Nov 2017
Special Features
Special Features
Harbour View is an owner-operated service. Denise has many years of experience in the care of older people.

The building itself was formerly a stately home that has been refurbished into a residential care home. The wide entry foyer leads into two wings with bedrooms leading off it. A newer wing leads out to the front of the building. The dining room, kitchen and main offices are in the centre of the complex. Furnishings and decoration are homely towards heritage in style and this gives Harbour View the feeling of a gracious home of years gone by.

The grounds are spacious and well maintained with the central rose garden being a real picture during the rose growing season. A driveway circling the rose garden allows for easy and safe loading and unloading of vehicles.

Harbour View has one of the best views in the region. The comings and goings in the harbour can be easily observed as we are not too far away from the action.
Updated: 28 Jun 2012
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Regular contact with Age Concern and Age Concern visitors, Alzheimer's Society Blind Foundation and Parkinson's Society support person available, weekly visits from RSA and outings as requested, Stroke Group co-ordinator available, large base of volunteers (support group), weekly cards and as desired, Church and religious services twice monthly, monthly communion and on call clergy, residents are always welcome to help in the kitchen with cooking etc, weekly craft and sales table raises funds for activities, dancing occasionally, email, entertainment often, exercises four times per week, large garden kept by gardener (residents participation encouraged), happy hour daily indoor games, one library in the home with a weekly round and fortnightly trips to town library, massage therapist available, residents input into meal options and dietary needs, movie outings available on request, daily music and weekly sing a longs, notable views of Oamaru Port and sea views, newspaper readings every morning, weekly quizzes, weekly shopping outings and as needed, Sky TV available, videos available as requested, aromatherapy available, extensive activities programme offered (resident input on programme), monthly residents meetings, petanque, access to mobility taxis, mobile shop visits each resident twice a week., Aromatherapy, Art, Arthritis society, BBQ, Arthritis society, Big print books
Updated: 10 Apr 2006
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals Meals are prepared daily in our kitchen. Fresh baking done daily. All needs catered for.
Staffing Details Registered Nurse 24 hours on call. All staff doing nationally recognised education on care of the elderly.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please see the Manager for details.
Updated: 10 Apr 2006
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Samoan Yes
Updated: 10 Apr 2006
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 10 Apr 2006
Public Transport 0.00 km Taxis service and courtesy van
Shops 1.50 km We go on weekly shopping trips.
Mall 1.50 km When you come to visit you will find that we are close to the historic parts of the town, cafes and restaurants and the main shopping centre. and the main shopping centre.
Parks 2.00 km Regular visits to parks and gardens
Library 1.50 km We go the library for fortnightly visits
Updated: 10 Apr 2006