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Ranui (a Presbyterian Support Otago Enliven home)
Rest Home Care
4 Chapple Street
Alexandra 9320
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4 Chapple Street
Alexandra 9320
Southern (Otago)
(03) 448 8280
(03) 448 6772
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Mavis Thornton - (03) 448 8280
Presbyterian Support Otago - (03) 4777115
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Ranui offers choice in the things that matter to you; when and what you eat, the interaction you have with other residents, how your room is furnished and when you want to engage in activities.

Choice is just one of Presbyterian Support Otago's Enliven principles that put you first. You are encouraged to retain connections with friends and favourite places in the community, to contribute to your life at Ranui, and to work alongside staff and volunteers to achieve those things that are important to you.

Life at Ranui makes for happier, healthier living, no matter what your age. A sense of community; friends, family and whanau; giving and receiving; making decisions for yourself; and most of all, practical support when you need it.

Ranui carries Ministry of Health four-year certification - confirming this popular home provides the very best care to residents.

Give Ranui Manager Mavis Thornton a call on 03 448 8280 and come as see for yourself why this Enliven home is the right choice when seeking rest home, hospital or dementia care.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 9 Apr 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 5
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 27 Oct 2020
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Ranui has Registered Nurse cover 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The manager is an RN and holds a current annual Practising Certificate.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Physiotherapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Accredited Visitors Yes Ranui has its own experienced volunteer team to assist when needed.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Ranui welcomes visiting chaplains from the community
Updated: 2 Aug 2010
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes Unit Nurse Manager
Updated: 2 Aug 2010
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes Adjoining Rooms with shared ensuite
Ensuite Yes shared ensuites
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes By arrangement
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Outdoor area available for smokers
Semi-Secure Yes Locked at night
Updated: 22 Jul 2010
Special Features
Special Features
Ranui is an integral part of the Alexandra community and a highly sought-after home for older people seeking residential care.

It is a short, flat walk to Alexandra township and community facilites, passing the beautiful gardens at Centennial Park.

Ranui is purpose-built and maintained to a high level, and residents have plenty of room in which to enjoy the wide range of activities continually available to them.

The exceedingly high standard of meals is always commented on by residents and visitors alike, as is the home's ambiance and standard of care offered to rsidents.

Presbyterian Support Otago residences have a policy of valuing the lives of older people, and this is reflected in the many services and facilities offered.

Updated: 2 Aug 2010
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Maintaining regular social and community activity our individual residents had before moving to Ranui, is encouraged. We believe residents should maintain the connection they had with their family, friends and community, and will do all we can to ensure those connections are kept.

In-house, we have an extensive activities programme that includes exercise, quiz sessions, newspaper readings, guest speakers and entertainers, and Happy Hour is a very popular event.

There is great emphasis on outings, undertaken in comfortable vans, with events ranging from concerts to garden visits.

Some residents prefer to undertake hobbies and interests privately, or on a one-to-one basis, and we are happy to accommodate them.

Updated: 5 Aug 2010
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details about Meals All reasonable steps are taken to ensure residents have their food preferences respected. A dietician oversees the nutritional value of every meal and our highly experienced cooks create attractive meals from in-house commercial kitchens.
Staffing Qualifications and Details All Presbyterian Support Otago homes have multi-disciplinary teams with staff focused on providing respectful, quality care to residents.
Associated Complexes Elmslie House Home & Hospital, Holmdene Home & Hospital, Iona Home & Hospital, Ross Home & Hospital, St Andrews Home & Hospital, Taieri Court Rest Home,Wanaka Retirement Village and Enliven Otago (Presbyterian Support) - Help for Those at Home
What's included in your fees and what's not All details discussed at initial meetings.
Updated: 5 Aug 2010
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Other Information Yes English is spoken at all Presbyterian Support homes and hospitals. In some cases staff are able to converse in other languages.
Updated: 22 Jul 2010
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
(Other comments) Yes All religious affiliations are respected. Some services are held in-house, at other times participation in community church services is encouraged.
Updated: 2 Aug 2010
Public Transport   Taxi can be arranged.
Shops   The Alexandra shopping area is just 1km down a flat, safe raod from Ranui. However, a superette is closer for those wanting to shop there.
Mall   Collected and delivered on the premises
Parks   Nearby
Library   Nearby
Updated: 2 Aug 2010
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
Home and Community Health Association Yes
Home and Community Support Sector Standards (Standards NZ) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes http://cert.moh.govt.nz/certification/review.nsf
CareerForce Home and Community Health Association Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 22 Jul 2010

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