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Paramount Healthcare Ltd.
Rest Home Care
53 Ronaldsay Street
Otago 9430
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Southern (Otago)
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Phoebe Teves - (03) 465 1596
Paramount Healthcare Ltd. - 0204891011
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Formerly known as Kimberley Rest Home, we have been caring for the Elderly since 1986 in friendly and homely surroundings. Set off the road in a rural outlook, Paramount Healthcare is a lovely Oamaru stone building with a large flower garden.

It is located in the small town of Palmerston, about 40 minutes’ drive from Dunedin.

It has been a sought after place for residents wanting to move to a quiet, beautiful and country side home-like environment.

We have Single rooms some with en-suites, couples room with en-suite along with 2 lounge areas, 2 large dining areas, a sunny veranda, sun lounge with beautiful scenic views, complimented by beautiful garden.

We are staffed 24 hours a day, Seven days a week. Our multi-disciplinary staff are committed to providing quality care to all residents. We also have staff on On-call to attend after hours emergencies.

Paramount Healthcare has a Facility Manager, Registered Nurses, experienced Caregivers, Cooks, an Activity Coordinator and other staff who are dedicated to ensure quality care for residents. All of them continuously support the residents and make them feel like at home while staying at Paramount Healthcare.

At Paramount Healthcare our philosophy is to meet the needs of the elderly who require care, comfort and companionship.

If you are looking for a quality care for your loved ones, we are here to help you. We provide Rest Home Care, Respite Care, Carer Support and Day Care services.

Also Paramount is well respected part to Palmerston and has been proudly supporting people in the region, by providing care for the elderly and employment to staff from local and nearby villages.

Please scroll down for further details about Paramount Healthcare.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 3 Jul 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 25
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $10.00/day up to $20.00/day as at 06 Jan 2021
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 3 Dec 2021
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have 2 Full Time Registered Nurses supported by the Facility Manager who is also a Registered Nurse, both available for on-call duties.
Nurse Practitioner Yes We have Nurse Practitioner support from our local clinic
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Full time/Part time Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers available 24hrs a day, Seven days a week with appropriate level of certification.
Physiotherapist Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Negotiable
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our activities programme is regularly updated and caters to a variety of interests and needs. Our programme incorporates day trips, one-to-one sessions and group sessions.
Hairdresser Yes Additional charges may apply.
Podiatrist Yes Additional charges may apply
Dietitian Yes Our menus are all dietician approved. Individual dietician input is available by referral.
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable
Other Personnel Yes Paramount healthcare has maintenance personnel, also gets assistance from volunteers
Updated: 4 Aug 2021
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We have access to the oxygen specialist nurse as required.
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
ACC Rehabilitation Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes By our Local Medical Centre
Updated: 17 Oct 2018
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 13 Mar 2020
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are welcome to bring their own furniture with them (subject to space and safety constraints).
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes One double room is available
Ensuite Yes Some of our rooms have Ensuites
Alcohol Permitted Yes Residents are able to have own alcohol within reason.
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Can be negotiated. Additional fees apply.
Wifi Yes Can be negotiated. Additional fees apply.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes 3 lounges, 1 alcove, 2 courtyards, large garden with seating available.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes Paramount Healthcare has a dedicated Van for the residents for Outings, supported by an Activities Coordinator.
Whanau Room Yes 1 lounge is available for family groups to have some privacy.
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes We have an integrated secure special care unit for residents with confusion or wandering behaviour.
Rural Setting Yes The back of the home overlooks paddocks, farm land and hill ranges.
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 4 Aug 2021
Special Features
Special Features
We provide delicious home cooked meals (approved by dietician) with all diets catered for. Our residents love their meals and we receive compliments on our catering from visitors and family.

We have appropriate staffing across all level of care. Our staff have required qualification/certification, including an activity programme offering both individual and group activities.

We have a dedicated Van for residents Outings supported by an activities coordinator.

Paramount Healthcare values and respects individual needs and lives of the residents and takes feedback seriously. We continue to work hard to meet the needs of the residents and improve the services.
Updated: 17 Sep 2021
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Paramount Healthcare organises Outings for Residents, this include but not limited to, meeting with senior groups, families, friends and other community organisations on a regular basis. Our goal is to encourage residents to maintain their relationships with their nearest and dearest and help them with things that interest them.

Church services monthly and ability to go to own church services

Activities Coordinator offers following services on a regular basis:

Entertainment (Movies, Videos, Audio, Documentaries etc.) quizzes, ball games, bowls, exercises, crafts, housie, trips out, board games, shopping expeditions and visiting musicians - piano and organ music, newspaper reading


School groups visit to entertain
Visitors bring in their pets to entertain residents.
Email and internet availability
Blind foundation send talking books
Breakfast in bed
Affiliation with other rest homes so we meet with them for games, concerts etc.
Theme party days i.e., Queens Birthday, Valentine’s day, Christmas themed events.
Sky TV in your room (at your cost)
Updated: 4 Aug 2021
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please contact manager
Staffing qualifications and details We are staffed 24 hours a day, Seven days a week. Our multi-disciplinary staff are committed to providing quality care to all residents. We also have staff on On-call duties to attend to emergencies.
Details about meals Out kitchen is right beside the main lounge so cooking smells waft to the residents throughout the day. Residents can also see their meals and food being prepared and cooked, and also have direct access to our dedicated cooks. All meals are approved by dietician.
Updated: 3 Jul 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes English is mainly spoken at our Rest Home, however we do have staff that speak other languages.
Updated: 3 Jul 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
(Other comments) Yes We encourage residents to continue with their religious affiliations.
Updated: 3 Jul 2016
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km Where possible we assist to get residents to appointments and/or social events, as required.
Shops 0.30 Km Local shops are only 2 minutes away. Shopping trips regularly feature in our extensive activity program.
Mall 54.00 Km Dunedin is about 40 minutes away from Palmerston
Parks 0.30 Km Childrens playground
Library 0.30 Km Open 5 days a week
Updated: 15 Jul 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme
Updated: 17 Oct 2018

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