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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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Restrictions - critical visitors only
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 has been completely renovated with new wallpaper, flooring and lighting throughout and our beautiful new log burner as been installed 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 Yes
Impending vacancy Yes
Premium Room Charges No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 24 Sep 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.”

"They are very kind to us here."

"Close to town which suits me!"

"Excellent place to be living"
Updated: 21 Aug 2020
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes We have 2 wonderful 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 2 regular hairdressers attend to our residents' needs however residents are welcome to have their own hairdresser come in to use our salon 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 lovely podiatrist who visits regularly.
Dietitian Yes Oversees and approves the menu and available to review residents and their diets as required or indicated.
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 our residents' needs.
Other Personnel Negotiable
Updated: 21 Aug 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes We have oxygen concentrators available as required and prescribed.
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: 21 Aug 2020
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 on 021 229 0707 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 on 021 229 0707 for information.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 21 Aug 2020
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 with lovely furniture that we have available.
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 vanity facilities.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Our golden retriever 'Winston' visits the rest home regularly, as well as 'Harley' who provides pet therapy.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We are happy to discuss options for residents to move their pets in with them!
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 as required.
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 with a beautiful log burner 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 is 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 Belinda on 021 229 0707 for information.
Outings Yes We have weekly van outings and regular outings into the community depending on what our residents what to do and where they want to go (decided at our monthly activities meetings which our residents are welcome to attend).
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 with shelter provided.
Updated: 21 Aug 2020
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 only 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 at any time.
Updated: 21 Aug 2020
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Our activity programme is run by our passionate activities team and overseen by our lovely Diversional Therapist, Kerri. Our activities meetings are held monthly and all of our residents are invited to come along to ensure that the plan reflects what they actually want to do!
Updated: 21 Aug 2020
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details about Meals Our meals are all lovingly made on site. We make every effort to provide meals that our residents love and cater to people's likes and dislikes. We have delicious home cooked baking.
Associated Complexes Southanjer Rest Home.
What's included in your fees and what's not We do not have any premium charges at Northanjer.
Updated: 21 Aug 2020
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Other Information Yes We can arrange interpreters as required.
Updated: 21 Aug 2020
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Inter denominational Yes
(Other comments) Yes We support our residents in the practice of their own faith as long as it does not infringe on the rights of others.
Updated: 21 Aug 2020
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 if and when they want to.
Library 3.00 km We are happy to organise 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 with several large print books available.
Updated: 21 Aug 2020
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
Care Association New Zealand Yes
CareerForce Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes We have achieved 4 year Certification at our most recent audit which indicates the high level of care that we provide.
Care Association New Zealand CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 21 Aug 2020

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