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Radius Elloughton Gardens

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Radius Elloughton Gardens
Rest Home
1 Pages Road
Timaru 7910
Postal Address
Same as above
South Canterbury
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Lorraine Bryan - 021 317 360
Village Manager
Anne-Kathrin Bretzke - 0800 155 155
Facility Manager
Lorraine Bryan - 03 684 4688
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Residents are involved in decorating Christmas trees - and telling us about the types of Christmas celebrations they had as a child.

They even get in on the act!!! 

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Visitors as usual (but not if you're unwell or recently returned from overseas)
A lot can be said through our hands — a welcome, a goodbye, a friendly embrace, a playful gesture, a sign of affection, or just the delivery of a cup of tea. At Radius Elloughton Gardens, we offer more than just an extra set of hands; we strive to improve your life at the stage you're at.

Just 10 minutes North of Timaru's business district, you'll find a place you can call home. With a warm, friendly atmosphere, extensive gardens and a rich South Canterbury history, our care team are ready to welcome you home, and embrace you as a valued member of our community.

The historic homestead, built in 1893, is surrounded by extensive gardens with three courtyards, entertainment and BBQ areas, and rooms filled with natural light and spacious living areas.

The team at Radius Elloughton Gardens fosters a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, making it feel like a second family. Plus, proximity to Radius Elloughton Village makes it easy for couples and friends with different care needs to stay connected.

Elloughton Gardens offers a personal free Wi-Fi connection for residents to stay connected with loved ones, access news, shop online, and stream movies or TV shows.
They also provide a free elder-friendly phone with oversized buttons and covers all mobile and toll calls. Residents can bring their existing phone numbers with them when they move in.

At Elloughton Gardens, the kitchen prepares fresh, nutritious meals that are tasty and inviting.
There are three main meals, with two options provided at dinner. There are also snacks throughout the day and a cup of tea ready to be poured often.
The menu is on a four-week cycle and is designed with residents in mind and approved by a dietician.
Fish and chips on Fridays and roast lamb, pork, and beef are the most popular dishes. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated.

Elloughton Gardens offers an extensive activity programme that promotes self-esteem and personal fulfilment.
They aim to stimulate cognitive functioning, nurture their residents, and provide purposeful activities that result in full and enriched lives full of fun, laughter, and smiles.
This is a rewarding experience for everyone involved.

Looking to experience the charm of Radius Elloughton Gardens?
Book a personal tour with Lorraine, the Facility Manager, who will guide you around the home and answer any questions you may have while explaining the benefits and options of being a resident.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 6 May 2019

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 28
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms as at 08 Jul 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire

Updated: 12 Jul 2024

To all the Team,

On behalf of the family we just want to personally thank you sincerely for the care and devotion you all showed to our dad. Our kids granddad and dad in law.

To see dad settled and as happy and contented as he was when I saw him two weeks ago was something we will be forever grateful for.

Your professionalism was outstanding and I know that he really appreciated you not pushing him to go to the lounge or stressing him out by making him go to the dining room for meals.

Our dad was really special to us as no doubt all dads are and if I have one regret it's that we never got dad to you sooner, who know's maybe we would still have him with us now, but then his quality of life was not good and it just wasn't to be.

So once again from us all our most sincere THANK YOU.

Kindest Regards

Updated: 25 Mar 2024

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 40+ Yes Our Clinical Nurse Manager is supported by a Clinical Team Leader and a team of dedicated Registered & Enrolled Nurses specialising in aged care to provide excellent clinical care and support.
Nurse Practitioner No Although we have no NP on site, we work with NPs from the community who provide assessment and treatment as required.
Enrolled Nurse Yes Our Enrolled Nurses work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse to provide excellent clinical care and support to our residents.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have health care assistants HCA's) all of whom undertake Aged Care Education to National standards in order to provide the highest standards.
Physiotherapist 0.00 Yes Our physiotherapist is Active Health the team visits our residents and staff weekly to provide direction and exercises to maintain mobility.
Occupational Therapist 0.00 Negotiable If a resident requires OT services, this can be arranged via Timaru Hospital.
Social Worker (on site) No A Social Worker from Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury to assist with any issues for residents that need further support.
Diversional Therapist 1 Yes We have therapists providing a range of group and individualised activities and visits.
Activities Co-ordinator 1 Yes Our Activities team are here to make life interesting & fun as well as facilitating exercise to maintain strength and balance as far as possible.
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser is Michelle in our in house salon. and she visits the facility weekly and for special occasions.
Podiatrist Yes Nathan Dixon provides podiatry services for residents on site, every 6-8 weeks.
Dietitian Negotiable Our Dietician is available to provide individual advice and nutritional analysis. Our menus are wholesome and delicious produced in house under the direction of National Corporate chef.
Kaumatua Yes The Kaumatua visits the facility regularly and as required. We have links with Arowhenua Marae.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Regular Church visits by all denominations are welcomed and encouraged.
Other Personnel Yes We welcome all Allied Health professionals to support our residents at Elloughton.

Updated: 25 Jun 2024

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes Tanked oxygen available and oxygen concentrators.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We provide a full palliative care service all our registered nurses are trained in hospice care. We have dedicated links with South Canterbury Hospice and their nursing team.
Wound Care Yes We have an experienced RN on staff with a keen interest in wound care and access to external specialist advice.
Diabetic Care Yes We have an experienced RN on staff, with a particular focus on diabetic care and access to external advice via the Diabetic community nurse.
Continence Advice Yes We have a dedicated RN and consultation through Bunzl continence supplier.
Stomal Therapy Yes Available for consultation via hospital.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Available for consultation via hospital.
Tracheotomy Care Yes Available for consultation via hospital.
Infection Control Yes We have an experienced RN with infection control responsibilities, corporate specialists and access to external specialist advice from Medlab.
Surgical Followup Yes Available via G.P or House Doctor, also referral to public hospital.
Psychiatric Care Yes Available through the local hospital - prompt response.
Clinical Management Yes On-site clinical care manager.
Other Specialties Yes Available for consultation via hospital.

Updated: 25 Jun 2024

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes This is encouraged to retain the feeling of home, and to assist with settling into our facility.
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes All rooms have ensuite toilet facilities.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have one double room for couples.
Ensuite Yes All rooms have a partial ensuite, and most rooms have a full ensuite.
Alcohol Permitted Yes In moderation. We have a "happy hour" once per week.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes This is by negotiation.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Residents are welcomed to have a phone connected at their cost, to make communication with their family and friends simpler.
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Controlled by computer - temperature set to residents' requirements.
Lounges/seating areas Yes 2 main lounges and various seating areas, located throughout the home.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We provide up to date palliative care, in partnership with S.C. Hospice specialist nurses.
Palliative Care Contract Yes We work in conjunction with the team from South Canterbury Hospice.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes We encourage residents to maintain their community links. Our Radius bus makes regular weekly visits in Timaru.
Whānau Room Yes Room is made available as required.
Māori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes Monthly meetings where residents can express their wishes and needs in a supportive environment.
Family Committee No We do have an annual family meeting and family members are welcome at any time to meet with the Manager or clinical care manager, to discuss their needs and concerns.
Newsletter Yes Monthly, provided for residents and their families.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes Located on the edge of Timaru City, 4 kms away on one side, farmland outlook on the other.
Smokers Room No We are a smoke free establishment.
Smoking Permitted No Smoke free facility.

Updated: 25 Jun 2024

Special Features
Special Features
Grounds with mountain views; large rooms with ranch sliders and courtyards; underfloor heating, sprinklers and smoke detectors; five lounges and two beautiful dining rooms.

Updated: 25 Mar 2024

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Full-time diversional therapist/activities co-ordinator, providing in-house activities including Exercises, Floor Games, Board Games, Bingo, Jigsaws, Quoits, Housie, Cards, Bowls, Scrabble, Craft, Videos and Quizzes.

Several times a week, we have entertainers in for music and dancing. We have an in-house library, with many big-print books available.

We have regular van outings.

We attend local attractions e.g. Gang Show, Band Competitions, local shows and visiting entertainers, theatre etc.

Regular contact with and support person available from Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Stroke Group, Blind Foundation and Parkinson's Society. Weekly visits from RSA (residents also go there occasionally for lunch and drinks). Regular contact with Senior Citizens, Probus and Volunteer Support Group available.

Fortnightly church and religious services and as required.

We have a weekly happy hour (Thursday afternoon) and friends and family are welcome to join us for a drink, BBQ's in summer and parties in winter.

Residents have input into meal options and dietary needs.

Updated: 25 Jun 2024

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please contact the manager to discuss your individual requirements.
Staffing qualifications and details Registered nurses on site 24 hours. All of our caregiving staff hold the national aged care qualification or are currently working through the training programme. We have a Career force assessor to promote and support staff training.
Details about meals All dietary requirements catered for. Our meals are under the direction of Corporate Chef Phil Neverman
Associated Complexes Radius Care own 23 Residential Care Facilities throughout New Zealand. Our residents benefit from being owned by and part of a dynamic, resident-focussed group, who care for and value our elderly.

Updated: 25 Jun 2024

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Japanese Yes
Samoan Yes
Other Information No Interprester service used if other languages required

Updated: 25 Mar 2024

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes Monthly services and as required.
Brethren Yes We have a number of residents with links to the local Brethren community.
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes Anglican & Presbyterian services, Roman Catholic Communion and Latter Day Saints weekly.
Non denominational Yes Regular services provided in house.
Presbyterian Yes Services and visits as requested.
Roman Catholic Yes Communion provided weekly by ministers of the Eucharist.

Updated: 25 Jun 2024

Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.20 Km Across the road
Shops 0.20 Km Across the road
Mall 1.00 Km Northtown Mall
Parks 2.00 Km We have 7 acres of gardens
Library 5.00 Km Timaru public library visit fortnightly with a selection of books and we have a quiet reading lounge with books within the home.

Updated: 25 Mar 2024

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes 1 Diversional Therapist
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes Members
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes Members
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)

Updated: 25 Jun 2024

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