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Rannerdale Veterans Care
Rest Home Care
59 Hansons Lane
Upper Riccarton
North West
Postal Address
PO Box 6018, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8042
(03) 348 7128
(03) 341 6418
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Steve Shamy - 027 243 8876
Rannerdale Trust
Clinical Nurse Manager
Janine Spiers
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Rannerdale Veterans Care mission is to provide a high standard of residential and hospital care to veterans, the ex services community and their families and dependents in a caring and safe environment

Rannerdale Veterans Care is a not for profit organization
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 18 Apr 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care28
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
For assistance, please contact Janine Spiers on 03 3487128
or 022 021 1201.
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 26 May 2017
Updated: 9 May 2015
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Registered Nurses works Monday- Friday. Additional RN cover is available out of hours 24hrs from our hospital who closely supervise senior HCAs. There is also a Clinical Nurse Manager and Duty manager available 24hrs per day.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Senior Healthvare Assistants with CARRERFORCE National Certificate in Caring for the older Person work throughout Rannerdale including the Rest Home under the supervision of the duty RN.
Physiotherapist Yes Twice a week by the physiotherapy assistant, 2 full days a week by the physiotherapist.
Occupational Therapist Yes two full days a week.
Own Social Worker Yes On referral
Diversional Therapist Yes We have a very active robust activities staff providing a well organised ongoing ssocial programme for residents
Activities Co-ordinator Yes 5 days a week with a large team of volunteers who also cover the weekend.
Hairdresser Yes Monthly
Podiatrist Yes Six weekly, or as requested by the Clinical Charge Nurse.
Dietitian Yes The dietician is available as requested by the Clinical Chage Nurse to assess & review individual residents.
Kaumatua Yes Spiritual & cultural support can be requested by any resident. We will endevour to assist as much as possible.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes There are regular Anglican & Catholic services. Spiritual & cultural support is an import component of our caring focus can be requested by any resident. We will endevour to assist as much as possible.
Other Personnel Yes Support from external agencies can be accessed as required through the Clinical Charge Nurse.
Updated: 9 May 2015
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We provide palliative cares for a range of needs & situations. Please contact our Clinical Charge Nurse.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes We can provide care for residents with NG/ PEG needs. Please contact our Clinical Charge Nurse.
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes
Oxygen Management Yes All oxygen therapy is tailored to meet the individual residents needs.
Surgical Followup Yes We can some post operative support. Please contact the Clinical Charge Nurse.
Wound Care Yes Please contact our Clinical Charge Nurse.
Diabetic Care Yes We provide care for residents with Diabetes. Please contact our Clinical Charge Nurse.
Continence Advisor Yes We can assess/ assist with continence. Please contact our Clinical Charge Nurse.
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist Yes We provide care to residents with stomal needs. Please contact our Clinical Charge Nurse.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Dialysis Yes We can do Peritoneal Dialysis. Please contact our Clinical Charge Nurse.
Spinal Injuries Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Urology Yes
Clinical Manager Yes The Clinical Charge Nurse is available during Office Hours or by appointment.
Other Post Graduate Specialities Yes
Updated: 29 Jun 2010
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 9 May 2015
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes Those who have Carer Support allocated may use a half day of funding. Every one day of Carer support equates to two days of day care. Day care is provided between the hours of 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday. Midday meals, morning and afternoon tea provided.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes Whanau/family room available to be booked
Rooms (Single) Yes All rooms are single rooms
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Although all furniture is provided
Alcohol Permitted Yes Happy Hour - Wednesday and Sunday
Pets In Residence No None at present
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Long range portable phones available for use
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Residents Committee Yes Meets monthly
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Four lounges
Outings Yes Frequent outings
Smoking Permitted Yes In designated areas only
Semi-Secure Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 9 May 2015
Special Features
Rannerdale is proudly associated with providing care for veterans, spouses and their families and specialise particularly in care of those suffering from post traumatic stress disorder as a consequence of their time in the Services.

Rannerdale can also provide care to residents with no connection to the Services.

We have over four acres of tendered lawns and gardens with plenty of access to enable residents and their visitors to enjoy them.

Please contact us, or come for a visit without obligation.
Updated: 9 May 2015
Interests & Activities
Gardens, gardening, roses, glasshouse and workshop. Happy hour twice a week. RSA visits, cards, housie, weekly guest speakers, weekly movies on the big screen, concerts, outings, Big print books, Art, drives, travel club, Sky TV, indoor bowls, visiting other homes. Interdenominational church services. Fax machine and Email., Activity programme,, BBQ, Board games, Cards, Classical Music, Cooking, Craft, Electric beds, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Newspaper reading, Roses, RSA
Updated: 9 May 2015
Additional Information
Details re Meals Well balanced nutritional meals. Registered Dietitian input. Cater for special diets
Staffing Details Full time Nurse Manager
Associated Complexes Four beds avaliable for carer support / respite care
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please see manager for a list of fees
Updated: 9 May 2015
Languages Spoken
Bengali Yes
Cantonese Yes
Chinese Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Hindi Yes
Indonesian Yes
Interpreter Yes
Malayalam Yes
Punjabi Yes
Samoan Yes
Urdu Yes
Zulu Yes
Other Details Yes Interpreter services available
Other Information Yes
Updated: 9 May 2015
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes Communion once a week
Hindu Yes
Inter denominational Yes Service held once a month
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 9 May 2015
Public Transport 0.50 km All bus routes / Taxi stands
Shops 0.50 km Church Corner and Bush Inn Shopping Malls
Mall 0.50 km A/A
Parks 0.05 km Many surrounding facility
Library 0.50 km Church Corner War Memoral Library also speciality library onsite
Updated: 9 May 2015
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Eldernet Subscription Gold Yes
CareerForce Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Spark of Life Yes
Other details Yes Benchmark with all aged care facilities throughout Australia through 'On Audits.
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 9 May 2015