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Rest Home Care
14 Hillside Tce
St Johns Hill
Wanganui 4500
Postal Address
PO Box 4233
(06) 345 8548
(06) 347-2539
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Trish Boswell - 06 345 8548
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Nazareth Rest Home & Hospital is proud to be able to offer both rest home and hospital level care.

Nazareth provides excellent nursing care, well equipped to take care of all of our resident’s needs. Home cooked meals and friendly homely atmosphere

Vision Statement:
Nazareth is based on Christian principles which recognise and respect the value of each person and acknowledge their wealth of life experience, in the spirit of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart.

Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 1 Apr 2014
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care31
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
If you have any queries please ring Nazareth on 06 345 8548
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 28 Apr 2017
Nazareth receives positive feedback from residents, families, staff members and visitors.

Our Philosophy of 'Fullness of life for the earth and its Peoples'

We also offer services in our chapel that are multi-faith, including Catholic, dependent on the needs of the residents.
Updated: 11 Mar 2016
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 208 Yes Clinical Nurse Leader Monday to Friday with 24 hour RN support
Enrolled Nurse 24 Yes We have one enrolled nurse on our team
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our Caregivers are qualified (ACE) or are working towards qualifications around care of the elderly
Physiotherapist Negotiable Available when needed.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Own Social Worker Negotiable Can be made available from Age Concern Supporting Families and the WDHB
Diversional Therapist 40 Yes Our Diversional Therapist Marion is supported by a team of volunteers and runs a full programme for bth groups and individuals
Activities Co-ordinator 6 Yes
Hairdresser Yes Hairdresser is available on a weekly basis or as required, using our fully Equipped salon
Podiatrist Yes Visits the Home as required
Dietitian Yes Available via Whanganui DHB
Accredited Visitors Negotiable Available when needed
Kaumatua Yes Available when requested
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes The full time Pastoral Care Team encourage the residents to live their lives fully whatever that means for them.
Updated: 11 Mar 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes The Home has a close association with Wanganui Hospice and palliative nursing care is provided when needed.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Oxygen Management Yes Available when needed
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes Available when needed
Stomal Therapist Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Available when needed
Clinical Manager Yes The Home has a Nurse Manager
Psychologist No Available when needed
Updated: 11 Mar 2016
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite No When beds allow we offer this care service. A phone call will give you up to date information
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes When we have beds available we offer this service. Please phone as we can give you information regarding this service
Advance bookings taken No When beds allow we sometimes can pre-book a room.
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes We welcome people who are self funded
Updated: 11 Mar 2016
Day Care Yes Day Care is available daily Monday to Friday
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Yes
Whanau Room Yes A Whanau/Family room is available for meetings, and small family groups.
Rooms (Single) Yes All rooms are single
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes Some rooms are large enough for couples, however generally couples prefer to have their own rooms.
Ensuite Yes There are 26 ensuite rooms.
Female residents only No We accept people who has been assessed regardless of gender.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are welcome to bring in a selection of their own furniture. So long as it fits the room without causing any obstructions.
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have happy hours regularly. and sherry pre tea in the week
Pets In Residence Yes There is a resident cat - Tinkerbell - fish and birds
Phone Access In Own Room Yes All rooms have telephone cables but the onus is on the resident to organise the connection
Wifi Yes Available in all areas
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee No But we do run 6 weekly residents meetings
Family Committee No family meetings are held annually, and family are always encouraged to attend activities
Newsletter Yes The 'Nazareth Newsletter' is published quarterly.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Within our Quality Management Programme are procedures for the management of challenging behaviour.
Confused Residents Yes Quality Management Programme procedures followed with respect to confused residents also.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Lounges and seating areas are scattered around the Home.
Outings Yes Numerous outings throughout the year.
Rural Setting Yes Fantastic views of the City the River and the surrounding hills
Semi-Secure Yes
Sprinklers Yes Monitored and maintained as per regulations
Audit report available Yes On the MOH website the report is available for viewing.
Updated: 11 Mar 2016
Special Features
The Home is set on parklike grounds with a beautiful view over the city and Whanganui River.
Updated: 20 Apr 2009
Interests & Activities
Full activity programme: Bird Aviary, BBQ, Big print books, Board games, Bowls, Cards, Craft, Chapel, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Dancing, Drives, Email, Entertainment, Exercises, Garden, Games, Happy Hour, Housie, Internet, Jigsaws, Library, Lotto, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Pastoral Care, Pianist, Picnics, Quizzes, Reading, Religious services, Sky TV available, Videos, Visitors, Visits to other facilities, BBQ's, Canine friends, Entertainers, Entertainment.

Special activities around Christmas, Easter, Anzac Day, we remember many significant events and mark with a special celebration

Our grounds are beautiful, with many walking paths. We encourage residents either by walking, wheelchair, or our motorised scooter, to really enjoy their parklike surroundings.
Updated: 11 Mar 2016
Additional Information
Details re Meals Meals are cooked on site and the menu is reviewed annually by a dietician. The cooks sources locally grown fruits and vegetable and other produce for the residents
Staffing Details Staffing levels are based on the standards association's "Indicators for Safe Aged Care"
Associated Complexes Quinlan Court independent Living for the elderly. Harrison Street Whanganui
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include As per contract
Updated: 11 Mar 2016
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Malayalam Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Other Information Yes The Home will obtain the services of an interpreter should this be required.
Updated: 11 Mar 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes Monthly services for all
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Weekly Mass and rosary twice weekly
Salvation Army Yes
(Other comments) Yes Affiliations based on Residents' needs.
Updated: 11 Mar 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
Home and Community Support Sector Standards (Standards NZ) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) 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
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 11 Mar 2016