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McKenzie HealthCare

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McKenzie HealthCare
Rest Home
2 McKenzie Street
Geraldine 7930
Postal Address
Same as above
South Canterbury
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Joanne Fenton - (03) 693 8299
McKenzie HealthCare Ltd
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Welcome to McKenzie HealthCare.

Our Vision:
“To be the aged care provider of choice, with excellence achieved by continual improvement and participation from Residents and staff”

Our purpose:
“To be the aged care provider of choice by providing a safe, supportive, caring environment, working in partnership to deliver a high standard of care”

Our Philosophy:
“With a shared goal, commitment and a supportive environment we can provide high quality, residents focused care”
Values: what we practice
P – partnership (how we work together)
R – respect (how we treat others)
I – integrity (how we behave)
D – dignity (for all)
E – Excellence (in everything we do)

We understand that most people prefer to remain in their own home and offer respite care for short periods to give caregivers a break but when home is no longer the most practical option, we have Rest home and Hospital levels of care.
We provide 24 hour Registered Nurse care supported by our dedicated healthcare team who are qualified to deliver the highest level of medical and aged care services tailored to your assessed needs.

We work by the motto "this is their home" and strive to make it feel that way for every Resident. We encourage personalization in a Residents Room and make sure the transition from home to care is as gentle and comforting as possible.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 28 Feb 2019

DHB Respite Care Booking Service
DHB Respite Care Booking Service
We provide DHB Respite Care Booking Service.
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 14
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Yes from $30.00/day up to $65.00/day as at 12 Jul 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire

Updated: 12 Jul 2024

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes Registered Nurses Specialising in Gerontology, Palliative and Dementia care on duty 24 hrs a day.
Nurse Practitioner No Al lour residents are medically supported by General Practitioner and Consultant Specialists.
Enrolled Nurse No Enrolled nurse supports the Registered nurse team to provided dedicated nursing care to our residents.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes All out Health Care Assistants are trained to NZQA level 4 to provide the highest level of care.
Physiotherapist Yes We have a registered Physiotherapist to provide assessments and individualised exercise programmes.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable We have links with SCDHB for this service
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable We have links with SCDHB for this service
Diversional Therapist No We have an excellent Activities team with staff working towards Diversional Therapist qualifications which are soon to be completed.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes The Activity co-ordinator supports the Registered Diversional Therapist, with the daily activities and outings.
Hairdresser Yes An excellent hairdresser visits weekly
Podiatrist Yes Regular 6 weekly visits
Dietitian Yes Our menu is planned by a Registered Dietician on a 4 weekly cycle and change summer and winter. we have 4 meal types to meet residents specialist needs and diets.
Accredited Visitors Yes We have " Friends of McKenzie " all are police checked and trained to assist with activities eg. newspaper reading, housie and helping the Registered Diversional Therapist including outings.
Kaumatua Yes We have string links with the Maori and pacific community to enable us to provide the highest level of care within our Te Whare Tapa Fa model of care.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have weekly in- house church services for those wishing to attend. Catholic, Presbyterian and All Denominations.
Other Personnel Yes Administration Support Team, Gardener, Maintenance Personnel

Updated: 20 Oct 2022

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
ACC Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes

Updated: 28 Feb 2019

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are encouraged to bring their treasures to make their room homely
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes We have 2 rooms suitable to share which are ideal for couples
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes 2 rooms
Connecting Rooms Yes Via shared ensuites
Ensuite Yes The majority of rooms have ensuite.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Residents may have alcohol
Pets In Residence Yes Jack the cat and regular visits from "pat dogs' and other animals throughout the year. Families are able to bring their pets for planned visits
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet No We do not have the facility for pets to live permanently
Wifi No Residents are encouraged to purchase their own private data. A new internet system has been installed.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We are able to offer a high level of care for those under 65.
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We have dedicated Registered Nurses and Health Care assistants trained to Hospice NZ standards to meet the palliative needs of the resident and their family
Palliative Care Contract Yes We have dedicated Registered Nurses and Health Care assistants trained to Hospice NZ standards to meet the palliative needs of the resident and their family
Outings Yes We have trips to local areas and events planned through out the year
Whānau Room No This is currently closed due to redesign.
Māori Kaupapa Yes We have strong Maori and Pacifica links.
Residents Committee Yes We have a well attended "Resident Forum' who as a committee have designed our new proposed hospital , also input into the way the facility is run and input into the selection of staff.
Family Committee No Family are encouraged to meet with the nursing team for family MDM's.
Newsletter No Updates for all residents and family members are produced regularly. An E-letter is being developed for family/whanau.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We have policy and procedures in place to identify and distract challenging behaviours.
Confused Residents Yes McKenzie has a secure dementia facility ( D3)
Rural Setting Yes We are in the lovely rural area of Geraldine. Our garden is currently a building site so we are looking forward to landscaping a new garden.
Smokers Room No Smoke free environment inside and out
Semi-Secure Yes 24hours cctv

Updated: 2 Aug 2019

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Aromatherapy, Art, BBQ, Big print books, , Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bridge, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Church, Classical Music, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Electric beds, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Golden Oldies, Happy Hour, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Lectures, Library, Massage, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Parkinson's Society, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Roses, RSA, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Videos, Views

Updated: 28 Feb 2019

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Egyptian Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes
Italian Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Sri Lankan Yes

Updated: 28 Feb 2019

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes

Updated: 12 Nov 2018

Location Distance Details
Public Transport Community bus
Shops 2.00 Km Geraldine village centre
Parks 1.00 Km
Library 1.00 Km

Updated: 12 Nov 2018

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes We have Registered Diversional Therapist provide all put activities and assessments
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)

Updated: 30 Jan 2020

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