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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 Brown - (03) 437 2180
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 as one.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 9 Apr 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 15
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy Yes
Additional Room CostsNo
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 19 Aug 2019
"I am very satisfied with everything about meals"

"Everything spot on. Could NOT be any better."
Updated: 18 Jan 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Renee (our Registered Nurse) lives on site.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have very experienced staff- many have been at Northanjer for more than 10 years.
Physiotherapist Yes Belinda (Manager) is a registered Physiotherapist and provides Physiotherapy as required for our residents.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Via Hospital
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable Via Hospital
Diversional Therapist Yes Fully qualified Diversional Therapist Consultant and one staff member training to become a Diversional Therapist
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. We are happy to accommodate whichever suits you.
Podiatrist Yes 10 weekly or as required.
Dietitian Yes Oversees the menu.
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Presbyterian minister attends fortnightly, Roman Catholic Priest attends weekly.
Other Personnel Negotiable
Updated: 18 Jan 2018
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 wonderful registered nurse, Renee.
Continence Advice Yes As required.
Infection Control Yes Overseen by our wonderful registered nurse, Renee.
Updated: 18 Jan 2018
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes If there is a bed available, we are happy to provide 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 management for information.
Updated: 18 Jan 2018
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 necessary items are provided- bed, bedside lamp, commode-chair, tallboy, bedroom chair & wardrobe.
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms No However our rooms are so large that couples could share if they chose to.
Ensuite Yes 8 of our rooms have ensuite facilities.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have one residents' cat 'Amy' and several colourful birds in our aviary.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
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 one 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.
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 every 3 months, or more often if the residents please.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Outside only, shelter provided.
Updated: 18 Jan 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Here 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. Each resident has a right to individual care and commitment.

We encourage residents to continue with any club or hobby involvement they may have had prior to entering the rest home.

We are located on the main highway, enabling easy access for visitors, or trips to town and appointments.

Visitors are welcome any time.

We have lovely gardens to walk in and enjoy and there is an aviary with several resident birds!

Staff undergo regular education and training to ensure changing needs of residents are met.
Updated: 18 Jan 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Updated: 8 Apr 2008
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: 18 Jan 2018
Shops 0.20 km
Mall 2.00 km Oamaru town centre
Parks 0.20 km Childrens play area
Library 3.00 km Oamaru Public Library from where we obtain a selection of large print books. We also have an extensive library of our own with a variety of topics.
Updated: 18 Jan 2018
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

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