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Leslie Groves Home

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Leslie Groves Home
Rest Home
22 Sheen Street
Dunedin 9010
Postal Address
Same as above
Southern (Otago)
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Sean Kelly - 03 4741082
St John's Parish (Roslyn) Friends of the Aged and
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Situated in a quiet city street, the Leslie Groves Rest Home can accommodate up to 33 residents who have been assessed as requiring Rest Home level residential care. We encourage residents to personalise their room and many bring items when they move in that remind them of home. In a warm homely environment, both individual and group activities are provided daily and planned to meet the needs of all residents.

Our chaplain visits regularly and interdenominational services are held weekly.

"Home cooked" style meals and snacks are prepared at the Leslie Groves Hospital and laundry is undertaken by Leslie Groves staff.

Both individual and group activities are provided daily and planned to meet the needs of all residents.

New friendships are often built while it is not uncommon for residents to re-connect with old friends already living with us! Rest Home level residents can have a higher level of independence and we encourage you to remain as independent as possible and often like to actively engage in day to day 'household tasks'.

Respite can be available depending on the availability of beds.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 11 Sep 2013

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 33
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No - Please call us for details.
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Yes

Updated: 21 Jun 2024

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes
Nurse Practitioner Yes By arrangement from MSOPA.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes By arrangement.
Diversional Therapist Yes We offer a robust and full activities programme both individualised and in groups.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes The hairdresser visits weekly and is available for all residents. Appointments can be made with the receptionist.
Podiatrist Yes By arrangement.
Dietitian Yes Our menu is planned with a dietitian to meet the nutrional requirements of the residents. Please discuss any special requirements with staff.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Our chaplaincy is provided from St Johns Parish, Roslyn, Dunedin. A weekly Church service is held both at the Rest Home and all residents, irrespective of spiritual beliefs, are most welcome to attend. Other spiritual visitors are made very welcome.
Other Personnel Yes Maintenance person

Updated: 22 Jun 2022

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
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes

Updated: 27 Mar 2013

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage residents to personalise their room and many bring items when they move in that remind them of home.
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes Limited availability, please enquire.
Ensuite Yes We have a mix of ensuite and shared bathroom rooms.
Alcohol Permitted Yes In limitation. We have a residents Happy Hour once a week.
Pets In Residence Yes We have a beautiful friendly house cat called Charlie and a colourful fish tank.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes There is a sunny spacious lounge area with stunning views towards Mt Cargill. The welcoming dining room has new ergonomic furniture and looks out over a lovely courtyard with exciting plantings.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes We are very inclusive and all are welcome at Leslie Groves.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Case by case and subject to external assessment.
Outings Yes We have regular van trip outings to exciting sites around beautiful Dunedin.
Whānau Room Yes We have a room available for Whanau. Please enquire at reception.
Residents Committee Yes There are three monthly resident meetings for all to attend.
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes

Updated: 22 Jun 2022

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Art, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Concerts, Craft, Dancing, Digital camera, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parkinson's Society, Parties, Pastoral care, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Roses, RSA, Senior Citizens, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Stroke Group

Updated: 22 Jun 2022

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please discuss with our friendly Administration team.
Staffing qualifications and details At Leslie Groves our care team are on duty 24 hours a day seven days a week providing each resident with the very best care and support. Our staff attend regular in house training with our own and external trainers. Healthcare Assistants are encouraged to undertake CareerForce training gaining aged care qualifications as they work through the levels. Our Registered Nurses are encouraged and supported to undertake post graduate studies.
Details about meals Our staff prepare daily breakfasts in each unit and we can meet most requests - even breakfast in bed! We have a large commercial kitchen run by Cibus Food Services, Dunedin who provide freshly made daily morning and afternoon teas and two 'home cooked' meals served by our unit staff. The menu changes for summer and winter and runs over a six weekly cycle. Menus are planned with the assistance of a dietitian to ensure that the nutritional requirements for all residents are met.
Visitor information Visiting is for Family and Whanau only. * Appointments are for 30 minutes Monday to Friday * Appointments must be made 24hrs prior to visiting * If you arrive without an appointment please do not be offended if we turn you away. * Surgical grade masks must be worn at all times on the grounds and in the the Facility. * At the time of making your appointment we will update you on current visiting protocol and requirements.
Recreational opportunities Diversional therapists and activities staff offer both individual and group activities, provided daily and planned to meet the needs of all residents. Bowls, word games, housie, baking, arts and crafts are some regular activities that occur. We welcome visiting groups often to provide enjoyable entertainment. Regular outings and trips into the community are also enjoyed by residents. The Tovertafel is ceiling mounted and projects multicoloured images onto a table or floor. Infra-red technology detects the movement of hands or feet which allows interaction with the projected images. Residents playing respond to the lights which in turn responds to their finger and hand movements. Sound also enhances the experience bringing to life rustling leaves, waves on a beach, or musical notes playing familiar tunes.
Internet access We offer Facility wide WiFi.
Transport Leslie Groves has a Mercedes Van for outings and a Rav and VW Caddy for smaller transportation requirements.
Associated Complexes As well as Leslie Groves Rest Home we have Leslie Groves Hospital which sits proudly on a bush-clad site opposite the Wakari Shopping Centre stretching along Taieri Road. We have a wide range of care options to suit your needs - Hospital, Rest Home Dementia (D4) and Specialised Hospital (D6). We also run a very exciting and extremely popular Day Programme.

Updated: 22 Jun 2022

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes Leslie Groves works in Caring Partnership with St Johns Parish Roslyn. Weekly services are held at the hospital, conducted by the chaplain or a member of St Johns. Other denominations are catered for as requested.

Updated: 19 May 2016

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Other details Yes Member of New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Member of the Anglican Care Network
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)

Updated: 21 Jun 2022

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