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Kimberley Rest Home
Rest Home Care
53 Ronaldsay St
Postal Address
53 Ronaldsay Street
Palmerston 9430
Southern (Otago)
(03) 465 1515, (03) 465 1596, 0272369136
(03) 465 1596, (03) 465 1515
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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 some with en-suites, couples room with en-suite along with 2 lounge areas, 2 large dining areas, a sunny veranda, sun lounge with beautiful scenic views, 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, Respite Care, Carer Support 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 staff from local and nearby villages.

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Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 3 Jul 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 25
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $10/day up to $40/day as at 22 Sep 2020
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 22 Sep 2020
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Kimberly Rest Home has a Full Time Registered Nurse supported by a back up RN, both available for on-call duties.
Nurse Practitioner Yes We have Nurse Practitioner support from our local clinic
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
Diversional Therapist 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: 17 Oct 2018
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.
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
ACC Rehabilitation Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes By our Local Medical Centre
Updated: 17 Oct 2018
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: 13 Mar 2020
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are welcome to bring their own furniture with them (subject to space and safety constraints).
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes One double room is available
Ensuite Yes Some of our rooms have Ensuites
Alcohol Permitted Yes Residents are able to have own alcohol within reason.
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Can be negotiated. Additional fees apply.
Wifi Yes Can be negotiated. Additional fees apply.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes 3 lounges, 1 alcove, 2 courtyards, large garden with seating available.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes Kimberley has dedicated Van for the residents for Outings, supported by an Activities Coordinator.
Whanau Room Yes 1 lounge is available for family groups to have some privacy.
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.
Rural Setting Yes The back of the home overlooks paddocks, farm land and hill ranges.
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 17 Oct 2018
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 about 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 Qualifications and 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.
What's included in your fees and what's not 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 & Membership RCStatusDetails
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes
CareerForce Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme CareerForce Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 17 Oct 2018

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