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Kimberley Rest Home
Rest Home Care
53 Ronaldsay St
Southern (Otago)
(03) 465 1515, (03) 465 1596
(03) 465 1596, (03) 465 1515
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Sue Evans - (03) 4651515, (03) 465 1596
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Kimberley has been caring for the Elderly since 1986 in friendly and homely surroundings. Set off the road in a rural outlook, Kimberley is a lovely Oamaru stone building with a large flower garden.

It is located in the small town of Palmerston, about 40 minutes’ drive from Dunedin.

It has been a sought after place for residents wanting to move to a quiet, beautiful and country side home-like environment.

We have Single rooms (13 in Rest Home Care and 12 in Dementia Care), some with ensuites, along with 2 lounge areas, 2 large dining areas, a sunny veranda, sunroom with beautiful scenic views, lawn for both Rest Home and Dementia unit, complimented by beautiful garden.

We are staffed 24 hours a day, Seven days a week. Our multi-disciplinary staff are committed to providing quality care to all residents. We also have staff on On-call to attend after hours emergencies.

Kimberley has readily accessible Managers, Registered Nurses, experienced Caregivers, Cooks, an Activity Coordinator and other staff who are dedicated to ensure quality care for residents. All of them continuously support the residents and make them feel like at home while staying at Kimberley.

At Kimberley our philosophy is to meet the needs of the elderly who require care, comfort and companionship.

If you are looking for a quality care for your loved ones, Kimberley is there to help you. We provide Rest Home Care, Dementia Care, Respite Care and Day Care services.

Also Kimberley is well respected part to Palmerston and has been proudly supporting people in the region, by providing care for the elderly and employment to over 20 staff from local and nearby villages.

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Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 3 Jul 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 15
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy Yes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 24 May 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Kimberly Rest Home has Full Time Registered Nurse. Kimberley also has a Part-time Clinical Manager, both available for on-call duties.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Kimberley has Full time/Part time Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers available 24hrs a day, Seven days a week with appropriate level of certification.
Physiotherapist Negotiable
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our activities programme is regularly updated and caters to a variety of interests and needs. Our programme incorporates day trips, one-to-one sessions and group sessions.
Hairdresser Yes Additional charges may apply.
Podiatrist Yes Additional charges may apply
Dietitian Yes Our menus are all dietician approved. Individual dietician input is available by referral.
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable
Other Personnel Yes Kimberley has maintenance personnel, also gets assistance from volunteers
Updated: 15 Jul 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes We have access to the oxygen specialist nurse as required.
Wound Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Updated: 18 Aug 2016
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: 3 Jul 2016
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Whanau Room Yes 1 lounge is available for family groups to have some privacy.
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes One double room is available
Ensuite Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are welcome to bring their own furniture with them (subject to space and safety constraints).
Alcohol Permitted Yes Residents are able to have own alcohol within reason.
Pets In Residence Yes Animal friendly home.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Can be negotiated. Additional fees apply.
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Family Committee No
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes We have an integrated secure special care unit for residents with confusion or wandering behaviour.
Lounges/seating areas Yes 3 lounges, 1 alcove, 2 courtyards, large garden with seating available.
Outings Yes Kimberley has dedicated Van for the residents for Outings, supported by an Activities Coordinator.
Rural Setting Yes The back of the home overlooks paddocks, farm land and hill ranges.
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking is permitted outside in a designated area.
Semi-Secure Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 18 Aug 2016
Special Features
Special Features
We provide delicious home cooked meals (approved by dietician) with all diets catered for. Our residents love their meals and we receive compliments on our catering from visitors and family. Kimberley would like to maintain this tradition and continue to provide high quality meals.

We have appropriate staffing across all level of care. Our staff have required qualification/certification, including an activity programme offering both individual and group activities.

We have a dedicated Van for residents Outings supported by an activities coordinator.

Kimberley values and respects individual needs and lives of the residents and takes feedback seriously. We continue to work hard to meet the needs of the residents and improve the services.
Updated: 15 Jul 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Kimberley organises Outings for Residents, this include but not limited to, meeting with senior groups, families, friends and other community organisations on a regular basis. Our goal is to encourage residents to maintain their relationships with their nearest and dearest and help them with things that interest them.

Church services monthly and ability to go to own church services

Activities Coordinator offers following services on a regular basis:

Entertainment (Movies, Videos, Audio, Documentaries etc.) quizzes, ball games, bowls, exercises, crafts, housie, trips out, board games, shopping expeditions and visiting musicians - piano and organ music, newspaper reading


School groups visit to entertain
Visitors bring in their pets to entertain residents.
Email and internet availability
Blind foundation send talking books
Breakfast in bed
Affiliation with other rest homes so we meet with them for games, concerts etc.
Theme party days i.e., Queens Birthday, Valentine’s day, Christmas themed events.
Sky TV in your room (at your cost)
Updated: 15 Jul 2016
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals Out kitchen is right beside the main lounge so cooking smells waft to the residents throughout the day. Residents can also see their meals and food being prepared and cooked, and also have direct access to our dedicated cooks. All meals are approved by dietician.
Staffing Details We are staffed 24 hours a day, Seven days a week. Our multi-disciplinary staff are committed to providing quality care to all residents. We also have staff on On-call duties to attend to emergencies.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please contact manager
Updated: 3 Jul 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes English is mainly spoken at our Rest Home, however we do have staff that speak other languages.
Updated: 3 Jul 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
(Other comments) Yes We encourage residents to continue with their religious affiliations.
Updated: 3 Jul 2016
Public Transport 0.00 km Where possible we assist to get residents to appointments and/or social events, as required.
Shops 0.30 km Local shops are only 2 minutes away. Shopping trips regularly feature in our extensive activity program.
Mall 54.00 km Dunedin is about 40 minutes away from Palmerston
Parks 0.30 km Childrens playground
Library 0.30 km Open 5 days a week
Updated: 15 Jul 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 3 Jul 2016