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Highview Home & Hospital
Rest Home Care
384 High St
Dunedin 9016
Postal Address
384 High Street
Dunedin Central
Dunedin 9016
Southern (Otago)
(03) 477 0488
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Lee Nicol - 034770488
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Highview is an elegant older house beautifully maintained with lots of character and charm. Our location offers convenience, privacy and stunning views of the Otago Harbour and Peninsula. Highview is committed to providing friendly, individual care at all times.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 7 Sep 2018
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 24
Vacancy Yes
shared room male
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $5/day up to $15/day as at 23 Nov 2020
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 27 Nov 2020
My mother has been living at Highview for two years. From the moment she was shown her way around the home and her bedroom, we knew this was the place for her. The loving care and attention to her wishes has been outstanding. The opportunities for Mum to participate in events both in the home and out in the town, such as visits to the local pub for lunch, afternoon drives in the Highview bus, singing in the Christmas choir, along with adventures such as a holiday with other residents and staff in Central Otago have been fantastic. Whilst Mum has been at Highview she has needed to undergo surgery for a condition that was troublesom. She has received the greatest care and comfort from the staff and other residents of the home during this time. We her family could not haver asked for more. The food is wonderful, it is varied and very tasty always. I would heartily recommend Highview Home & Hospital to anyone.
The Clark Family
Updated: 7 Sep 2018
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 24/7 Yes We have a Registered Nurse on 24/7,7 days a week based in the hospital area of the home.
Enrolled Nurse 40 Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our Caregivers are all very skilled and trained through Careerforce. We have a high percentage of Caregivers that are trained to level 4.
Physiotherapist No Through referral from the GP or privately.
Occupational Therapist No Accessed when required.
Social Worker (on site) No Accessed when required.
Diversional Therapist 30 Yes Our activity programme is planned for group and individual activities. We have our own bus and we go out regularly. The bus has seat belts for all passengers.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes see Diversional Therapist.
Hairdresser 8 Yes Kaye's Hairdressing Salon is on site. All services are catered for. This is a very popular, personal service. Kaye does all the little extra things that people appreciate. You may ask your own hairdresser to continue to do your hair and use our salon.
Podiatrist Yes We use Dunedin Podiatry every 6-8 weeks or sooner if required
Dietitian No A dietitian has assisted with devising a nutritious menu. Individual nutritional assessments are completed. The community dietitian is asked to help if & when required.
Accredited Visitors No This may be arranged as required.
Kaumatua No We are able to access the services of local Kaumatua.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Roman Catholic and Anglican Ministers visit.
Updated: 26 May 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Bariatric (Care of the very overweight) Yes
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Te Ara Whakapiri
Dialysis Yes
Wound Care Yes The Registered Nurse keep themselves updated on current wound care trends. We have access to the wound specialist at SDHB
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control Yes Our Nurse Manager is trained in this. Annual Training is completed. Standard Precaution Guidelines are followed. Personal Protection Equipment is provided and used. Monthly statistics collated.
Surgical Followup Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 7 Sep 2018
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Other Short Stay Programme Yes
High Care Needs Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 7 Sep 2018
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes You may bring any personal effects to make the room personal and homely.
Single Rooms Yes All rooms have a hand basin and TV connection.
Shared Rooms Yes Some rooms, whilst double size, are used as single rooms or for couples. We have two single rooms that have a door opening between them, suitable for a couple.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have several rooms suitably sized for couples.
Connecting Rooms Yes
Ensuite No All bedrooms have a hand basin with a toilet & shower near by. If you prefer, you can have a commode in your room at night.
Alcohol Permitted Yes With discussion with the clinical manager on a case by case basis
Pets In Residence Yes A lovely cat named Poppy and an aviary for the birds.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes This would have to be negotiated.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Portable phones are available. We have a number of lines into the home. Toll calls are only available through the office. Residents may have their own private telephone at their own cost.
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Rooms are individually heated and thermostatically controlled.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We have a commitment to meeting the needs of these younger people and foster their independence.
Lounges/seating areas Yes There are several different lounges and seating areas and separate dining rooms. This allows for more intimate groupings of people.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We have experience in palliative care and a good working relationship with the local hospice. We have a Registered Nurse working 24/7.
Palliative Care Contract Yes We do have expertise in palliative care and a good working relationship with the local hospice. We have a Registered Nurse working 24/7.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Highview is available for day care. We encourage you to perhaps come for a meal or join us in our activities programme. Talk to us about your requirements.
Outings Yes Highview has its own bus and this is used for weekly outings, special functions eg fish n chips at Waihola,movies and dining out .
Whanau Room Yes Depends upon availability of rooms. We can arrange accomodation just off site as required.
Maori Kaupapa Yes We do aim to provide a culturally appropriate service to Maori Residents, their whanau, and people from other cultures who wish to stay here.
Residents Committee Yes This meeting gives residents a 'voice' in the running of Highview.
Family Committee Yes Family members are welcome and encouraged to join the residents' monthly meetings.
Newsletter Yes Weekly, containing the programme for daily activities and special events.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes There can be many reasons for an elderly person becoming confused and we will be alert to these possibilities. Our staff are trained and committed to giving care and kindness.
Rural Setting No We have a beautiful garden area with plenty of outdoor seating. This is a safe area for walking.
Smoking Permitted Yes Outside in covered designated area.
Updated: 26 May 2020
Special Features
Special Features

Highview Rest Home is Certified to care for older people in a residential setting.

We are happy to admit any older person (subsidised or non subsidised) into our home .

It is our homes policy that any new resident is assessed by a ‘Needs Assessor” prior to coming in to the home. This is essential if you need financial assistance now or may need help in the future.

Many people move into a rest home when they are having trouble caring for themselves. At Highview all your personal needs can be taken care of but we encourage people to be as independent as possible. If needed, we can provide assistance with:

* Bathing or showering

* Caring for your toenails

* Washing your hair or brushing your teeth

* Shaving or putting on makeup

Many people who move into rest home do so because of health problems. We can provide assistance with any of the following issues:

* taking medication

* remaining continent

* wound care

* pain management

* referral to other health providers


All information related to your care or your personal circumstances is only available to selected staff and health professionals who are part of providing your care.


Highview Rest Home cannot accept responsibility for the loss or damage of personal effects. Insurance fo this is to be undertaken by you or your agent. Any items of value can be placed in our safe.


The home, as part of its service requirements, uses Standard Precaution infection control practices to prevent the spread of infection.


We always want to hear if there are any problems. Highview has a process in place to ensure quality improvement and comments you make form part of how we improve our service. Please raise any issues with the nurse in charge in the first instance or the Manager as soon as they arise.

We encourage involvement of families in all aspects of your care.


While you are living at Highview you have the following rights:

* Respect at all times

* Acknowledgement of you need for privacy

* Acceptance of your practices and beliefs

* Dignity and independence

* Safe care of an acceptable quality

* Sufficient information to make choices about the treatment and care you receive

* Have your questions answered

* Have an interpreter if required

* Know the names and positions of the people looking after you

* Decline treatment, request a second opinion and/or request care form a different health professional

* Have another person with you for support

* Decline to participate in teaching or learning experiences

* Comment on or make a complaint about any aspect of the care you receive

* To have your personal information held in confidence and kept secure

* Read your notes and correct any health information


Along with rights always come responsibilities:

* To take an active role in your care and treatment

* Respect the rights of other residents and staff

* To treat Highview property with care

* To make suggestions on how to improve the service

* Comply with any reasonable request from a staff member

* Use the designated smoking area
Updated: 26 May 2020
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We recognise the need for you to remain as independent and busy as possible in your daily life. If appropriate, we will develop an individualised mobility and activity programme for you. The home has an activity co-ordinator who will also work with you individually.

The home owns a bus and is happy within reason to transport residents to activities in the community and arrange appointments.

All birthdays and special occasions are celebrated and acknowledged.

The following are examples of some of the interests and activities of residents at Highview.

Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society and Blind Foundation, RSA members visit, service men and women, activity programme (includes; art, craft, dancing, entertainment, exercies, indoor games), cards,regular church services, cooking, garden, happy hour, library on site, meal options, movies, videos, music, newpaper reading, quizzes, shopping, outings., Big print books, BBQ, Art, Advocacy, Board games, Breakfast in bed, Housie,Digital camera, Anthroposophical, Billiards, Anthroposophical
Updated: 26 May 2020
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Details about Meals All meals are cooked on site. If you have individual needs a special diet can be discussed.
Staffing Qualifications and Details We have a Manager and Clinical Manager,who are both Registered Nurses(RNs) available during the day and a Registered Nurse covers 24 hours. Your care will be developed in partnership with you and your family and is recorded on a nursing care plan. This will be updated if there is any change in your health status. The home has two house doctors who visit weekly or more often if required. They will visit you depending on your health requirements. There is no charge for this service. You may wish to continue with your own GP. You are welcome to do this but, if you are subsidised, you may be asked to pay the difference in fees between your own doctor and the house doctor. Private residents meet costs of their own GP. If the doctor prescribes additional services e.g. physiotherapy, occupational therapy, this will be provided by the home, for subsidised residents. If you require a referral and transport to outside medical and assessment & rehabilitation services the home will provide this. If possible, you could arrange a friend or relative to accompany you. Where this is not possible, the home will supply a staff member. If you require an ambulance in an emergency the home will provide this for subsidised residents.
What's included in your fees and what's not WHAT CAN HIGHVIEW OFFER YOU When you come to Highview you can expect full board and lodging. This will include the following: * full laundry services * toothpaste, shampoo, and soap * cleaning services * all furniture, furnishings and bedding * equipment for your general use if required including: wheelchairs, commodes, urine bottles, bathing and showering aids . If you need other special equipment please discuss it with us. PAYMENT FOR LIVING AT HIGHVIEW Payment will depend on whether or not you are a subsidised resident. In addition to living at Highview, non-subsidised residents may be required to pay for specialised equipment, continence and wound care supplies, medications, emergency transport and doctors visits, it not using the home’s doctor. Residents who are not subsidised may arrange payment for fees, by monthly direct credit. SERVICES HIGHVIEW DOESN’T FUND While the Home will take care of your day-to-day needs there are some costs that the home doesn’t cover. These include: * Dry cleaning * Personal newspaper * Hairdressing appointments * Preferred toothpaste, shampoo and soap * Optical, Audiology or Dental services; * Customised equipment; * Solicitors
Updated: 26 May 2020
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans No An interpreted can be provided
Chinese No An interpreter can be provided
English Yes
Filipino Yes An interpreter can be provided
German No An in interpreter can be provided
Korean No An interpreter can be provided
Russian Yes An interpreter can be provided
Thai Yes
Updated: 26 May 2020
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Denominations/Faiths represented No We are happy to help residents attend their own place of worship.
Inter denominational Yes The minister from the local Anglican Church conducts a service for anyone wishing to attend on a Wednesday morning at 10.30 am.
Roman Catholic Yes The Priest takes communion weekly at 10.30 am on Thursday.
Updated: 7 Sep 2018
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.01 Km Bus stop at the gate
Shops 0.50 Km Mornington Shopping Centre
Mall 2.00 Km Dunedin City Centre
Parks 0.50 Km There are several parks in the vicinity, some have a childrens play area, there are walking tracks and a skate ramp.
Library 2.00 Km We can get books form the Dunedin Public Library.
Updated: 26 May 2020
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Home and Community Support Sector Standards (Standards NZ) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Other details Yes Ongoing monthly staff training conducted by professional and inhouse staff.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 26 May 2020

The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.