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Oxford Court LifeCare
Rest Home Care
164 Oxford Street
South Dunedin
Southern (Otago)
(03) 455 9230
(03) 455 9235
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Leigh Dorward - 03 455 9230
Petrie & Gaye Kerr - 03 455 9230
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A change in address, not a change in lifestyle.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 3 May 2017
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 10
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 25 May 2018
We are here to make a difference. For the Resident it is a change of address but we strive to ensure that your 'lifestyle' choices are valued and preserved. It is your life - we are here to facility and support you to maintain your independence and respect.
Updated: 3 May 2017
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner Negotiable We work closely with the Southern District Health Boards Nurse practitioners. There specialty aligns to supporting older persons health. They visit the facility on a regular basis to provide ongoing support for individual Residents.
Registered Nurse Yes The General Manager, Leigh is a Registered Nurse with a Post graduate Certificate in critical care. Our dedicated Registered Nurses provide 24/7 care and support to Residents. The supervise and support our Caregivers to maximise residents requirements.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes There is a high level of support offered by a very committed team of caregivers. Staffing ratios are aligned to the Aged Related Residential Care Services.
Physiotherapist Negotiable A Physiotherapist would be accessed in consultation for any resident requiring these services.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable A Occupational Therapist would be accessed in consultation for any resident requiring these services.
Own Social Worker Negotiable Social Work Support can be accessed on a as need basis
Diversional Therapist No We have two people who are undertaking their Diversional Therapy training. They have passion, drive and enthusiasm. They undertakes group and individual support having a focus on getting out and about and having fun.
Activities Co-ordinator Negotiable
Hairdresser Yes Inhouse Hairdresser available. Opportunity to access once weekly. We encourage residents to use their preferred hairdresser as getting out and about and maintaining a normal life is essential.
Podiatrist Yes Podiatrist visits on a regular basis and all residents are encouraged to have their feet reviewed to support best possible health care outcomes.
Dietitian Yes Our menus are prepared by a Registered Dietitian. Specialised diets are catered for. Diabetic and Vegetarian meals are closely monitored to maximise specific nutritional requirements.
Accredited Visitors Yes All Accredited Services are most welcome to attend at residents request.
Kaumatua Yes Kaumatua services are able to be accessed by residents through the Southern District Health Board, or residents will be supported to contact any specified service on request.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Interdenominational Services are untaken on a regular monthly basis. Residents are encouraged to access their own Spiritual provider.
Other Personnel Yes We have an inhouse General Practioner (GP) who visits weekly and is available as requested. All residents have the right to have their own GP support their own ongoing health requirements as outlined in the Health and Disability Sectors Code
Updated: 3 May 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care Contract Yes Part of our service is to provide palliative care.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Part of our service is to provide palliative care.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Services in relation to ongoing medical management is able to be managed in a supportive environment.
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes Access to IV Antibiotic capability can be arranged using external service providers.
Oxygen Management Yes All aspects associated with Oxygen Management Therapy are able to be provided.
Surgical Followup Yes We work closely with external providers to ensure that resident requirements are met to maximise ongoing health care needs.
Wound Care Yes Wound Care is undertaken to align to best practise management. A close relationship with the Wound Care Speciality Team supports wound care practises.
Diabetic Care Yes Daibetic requirements are supported to maximise a 'normal lifestyle'. Close monitoring and supervision and medication management is supervised if required. Full participation with each and every resident is part of daily care requirements
Continence Advisor Yes All continence issues are addressed to ensure dignity and respect is maintained.
Infection Control Yes Oxford Court has a dedicated Health & Safety team. Staff are activilely involved and participate in regualr Health and Safety training to ensure that Health & Safety is alive and well within the work place.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes It is a privilege to support people to maximise their wellbeing. It is about using it and not losing it. With ongoing family support and resident determination we have had residents return to there home environment.It is all about 'peoples choices'.
Gerontological Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes We have a dedicated Clinical Manager who has a focus on supporting and complimenting the Registered Nursing Team to ensure every aspect of daily care provision is provided in a timely manner.
Other Nursing Specialities Yes Access is available for ongoing review and follow-up with the SDHB Nurse Practitioner for Psycological Services.
Psychologist Yes Speciality services can be arranged to support ongoing care requirements
Updated: 3 May 2017
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Respite Yes Respite care is catered for when a vacancy is available.
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 3 May 2017
Day Care Yes .
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We offer care to ensure that dignity, respect, support and choices are maximised. Our services align to the Code of Health & Disability Services Consumers' Rights.
Rooms (Single) Yes
Ensuite Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Folk are more than welcome to bring in their own furniture.
Alcohol Permitted Yes It is all about a change of address not a change in lifestyle. We are committed to supporting independent choices.
Pets In Residence Yes Currently we have a beautiful cat who enjoys the company of the folk who live here.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes You are most welcome to discuss this with the Manager
Phone Access In Own Room Yes This is paid for privately and can be arranged through your chosen provider.
Wifi No Wifi is available however there is a service provision fee for this.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes All rooms are heated by 'underfloor heating'. The temperature can be adjusted in your own room to meet your individualised requirements.
Residents Committee Yes Residents meet monthly with the General Manager.
Newsletter Yes There is a weekly news letter to outline activities. A quarterly newsletter is completed by the General Manager and is forward to families via email.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Policies and procedures are embedded within our facility to meet all requirements i relation to care provision.
Lounges/seating areas Yes There are 2 lounges. Reid Unit lounge supports a variety of activities and entertainment. In Maher Unit there is a lounge with a kitchenette, Residents families are able to make themselves a hot drink.Dining is available in both Units.
Outings Yes Regular van trips are encouraged. Getting out and about is essential and there are many favourite haunts visited. Fish and Chips at Waihola, and Ice Cream at Port Chalmers or a trip to Blue Skin Bay. If we can make it happen we will.
Smoking Permitted Yes There is a specific area designated for those who choose to smoke. Ideally we would like to be 'smoke free' however we are very aware that it is the choice of each and every individual So a facility for this to occur is provided.
Sprinklers Yes Our facility complies with the building regulations in relation to smoke and fire detection. We have a current 'warrant of fitness' and our sprinkler system is audited on a regular basis to ensure efficiency.
Audit report available Yes The Ministry of Health website publishes our certification audits and these can be viewed online at your leisure.
Updated: 3 May 2017
Special Features
Special Features
Oxford Court Rest Home strives to provide excellence in care. We believe it is about your choices. We are committed to providing services that align to the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights. Your privacy, dignity and respect are our focus. We encourage independence and promote self worth. It is all about getting it 'right' for you and your family. We strive to meet your individual needs.
Updated: 3 May 2017
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Art, Arthritis society, BBQ, Big print books - an inhouse library service (books supplied by the DCC library services), Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Cards, Church, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Entertainers, Exercises, Fax, Flower arranging, Games, Gardening, Garden, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parkinson's Society, Petanque, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Roses, RSA, Senior Citizens, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Stroke Group, Videos, Darts
Updated: 3 May 2017
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals Our meals are prepared in house in our kitchen by our Food Supervisor. All menus are reviewed regularly by a Dietitian. The day begins with breakfast in your room. The main meal is at Dinner time and a lighter evening meal is served in our dining room(s).
Updated: 3 May 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Cook Island Yes An interpreter service is availble at your request
English Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes An interpreter service is availble at your request
Other Information Yes We will do our very best to respond to all ethnicities and cultures. We are all unique individual and any individual requirements will be expored to maximise wellbeing and best practice outcomes.
Updated: 3 May 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes A inter-denominational church service is held monthly in house
Methodist Yes These services are co-ordinated with the inter-denominationl chaplincy.
Presbyterian Yes These services are co-ordinated with the inter-denominationl chaplincy.
(Other comments) Yes Any spiritual advisory is more than welcome to support individual residents at their request.
Updated: 3 May 2017
Public Transport 0.25 km There is a 'Bus stop' on the corner of our block on King Edward Street
Shops 1.00 km South Dunedin main shopping area is on King Edward Street - approximately 3 blocks from the corner of King Edward Street.
Parks 0.25 km There is a park on the corner of our block on King Edward Street.
Library 0.00 km In house library service is available. The books are changed on a monthly basis. The loan of books is through the Dunedin City Council Library Services.
Updated: 3 May 2017
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes You are welcome to review our audit reports. On request these will be made available to you. We are pleased to inform you that we are now licenced to provide Hospital leve care.
Other details Yes All audits are aligned to the Health & Disabilities Service Standards. Audits are a welcomed part of our provision of care as they direct and guide us in the quest to provide excellence of care provision.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 3 May 2017