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Northanjer Rest Home
Rest Home Care
318 Thames Highway
Postal Address
318 Thames Highway
Oamaru North
Oamaru 9400
Southern (Otago)
(03) 437 2180
(03) 437 2842
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Belinda Blackler - 0212290707
Glenhays Ltd
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Northanjer is a small 15-bed rest home which means that we can tailor the care of our residents to be personal and home-like. We are committed to providing the best possible care and believe that every resident is an individual and deserves to be treated like one. Our home is being completely renovated with new wallpaper, flooring and lighting throughout and a beautiful new logburner is being installed in the next month to make Northanjer even more like a home away from home!
We have been granted 4-year Certification in our most recent Ministry of Health Audit which reflects the excellent level of care provided to our residents.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 10 Oct 2019
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 15
Vacancy Soon
Impending vacancy Yes
Premium Room Charges No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 10 Jul 2020
“It feels like my home.”

“I just like being here – is it just so comfortable knowing that you are being looked after.”

"Everything spot on. Could NOT be any better."

"I am very satisfied with everything about meals."

"Thank you all for the lovely care you gave to Mum."

“These girls (the staff) think the world of me… I don’t know why!”

“They (the staff) are always a good crowd”

“Everything is perfect."

“I am perfectly happy here.”

“Lovely, I can’t complain at all”

“Can’t complain – the food is good”

“Amazing, clever baking.”
Updated: 10 Oct 2019
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes We have 2 experienced RN's who are available 24/7.
Nurse Practitioner Yes Available through the hospital as required.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have very experienced staff who are passionate about what they do - many have been at Northanjer for more than 10 years.
Physiotherapist Yes Belinda (Manager) is a registered Physiotherapist with post-graduate experience in neurorehabilitation. She provides Physiotherapy as required for our residents.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Available through the hospital as required.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable Available through the hospital as required.
Diversional Therapist Yes We have an excellent DT who oversees the activities program.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Our regular hairdresser attends to the residents' needs however residents are welcome to have their own hairdresser come in or to go into the community for a haircut. We are happy to accommodate whichever suits you.
Podiatrist Yes We pay for our residents' podiatry needs and have a podiatrist who visits regularly.
Dietitian Yes Oversees the menu and available through the hospital as required.
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes A variety of religious denominations provide services at Northanjer, and we are happy to arrange services to suit your or your loved ones needs.
Other Personnel Negotiable
Updated: 26 Sep 2019
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes Overseen by our wonderful registered nurse, Renee.
Diabetic Care Yes Overseen by our registered nurse, Renee.
Continence Advice Yes Overseen by our registered nurse, Renee and we also have regular input from an external provider for advice as required.
Stomal Therapy Yes Overseen by our registered nurse, Renee and we also have regular input from an external provider for advice as required.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Belinda (Manager) is a registered physiotherapist with post-graduate experience in neurorehabilitation.
Infection Control Yes Overseen by our wonderful registered nurse, Renee.
Updated: 26 Sep 2019
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Please contact Belinda directly to arrange respite care.
Other Short Stay Programme Yes We have a day program where people are able to come for a lunch time meal and activities. Please contact Belinda for information.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 10 Oct 2019
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are encouraged to bring their own furniture and things to make their rooms as homely as possible. If they don't wish to use their own, then we are happy to fully furnish their room.
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes Our rooms are so large that couples could share if they chose to and use the other room as a private lounge.
Ensuite Yes 8 of our rooms have ensuite facilities.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Our golden retriever 'Winston' visits the rest home most days, as well as 'Harley' who provides pet therapy. We have several bright birds in the aviary.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes We provide unlimited Wifi free of charge.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Thermastatically controlled. Residents may change the setting to suit them and our staff help to monitor appropriate temperatures.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a wonderful conservatory which looks out onto the garden and road. There is a lounge where there is a piano and activities are often held and also one smaller TV room where residents can watch TV, movies or sport (including SKY). A lovely new deck has been built and fully furnished for the warmer days!
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We are able to provide day care as required - please contact management for information.
Outings Yes
Residents Committee Yes We have residents' meetings on a regular basis and at the residents request.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Outside only, shelter provided.
Updated: 10 Oct 2019
Special Features
Special Features
At Northanjer Resthome, we believe that the elderly are valued members of our society. We offer a relaxed homely atmosphere for 15 residents. This enables us to deliver personal and individualised care with flexibility and freedom. Being such a small home, we are able to really know our residents and provide the care that they want – if someone doesn’t like peas, they don’t get them!

We strongly encourage and assist our residents to maintain and create new links into accessing the community – we have a rest home mobility scooter that our residents can use at their leisure and several scoot down town to partake in different groups or even to just pop into a cafe or around to friends and family to visit. We are located on the main highway, enabling easy access for visitors, or trips to town and appointments. Visitors are welcome any time.
Updated: 10 Oct 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Our activity programme is run by our passionate activities team and overseen by a lovely Diversional Therapist. Our activities meetings are held monthly and all of our residents are invited to come along to ensure that the plan reflects what the people actually want to do!
Updated: 10 Oct 2019
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details about Meals Our meals are all lovingly made on site.
Associated Complexes Southanjer Rest Home.
What's included in your fees and what's not We do not charge any premiums at Northanjer.
Updated: 10 Oct 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Other Information Yes Interpreters will be made available as required.
Updated: 10 Oct 2019
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Inter denominational Yes
(Other comments) Yes We support our residents in the practice of their faith as long as it does not infringe on the rights of others.
Updated: 10 Oct 2019
Shops 0.20 km We are just along from Meadowbank Dairy on Thames Highway.
Mall 2.00 km Oamaru town is easily accessed on weekly outings, or if our residents are willing and able, they can use the resident mobility scooter to access the town for themselves!
Parks 0.20 km We are just along Thames Highway from Orana Park so residents can easily access the park with families if they want to.
Library 3.00 km Oamaru Public Library from where we obtain a selection of large print books and are happy to take the residents along to the library at their request. We also have an extensive library of our own with a variety of topics.
Updated: 10 Oct 2019
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
Care Association New Zealand Yes
CareerForce Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Care Association New Zealand CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 18 Jan 2018

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