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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Ribbonwood Country Home
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
50 Tapanui-Raes Junction Highway, RD2
West
Tapanui
Postal Address
PO Box 50, Tapanui
DHBs
Southern (Otago), Southern (Southland)
Phone
03 204 8668
Fax
03 204 8667
Email
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Personnel
Manager
Marianne Parks
Owner
West Otago Health
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Description
Ribbonwood is a small country home offering rest home and hospital level care. Located in the heart of West Otago in Tapanui, Ribbonwood is a place you will feel proud to call home.

Ribbonwood opened its doors for the first time in February 2016. It is a modern care facility with spacious, private rooms for residents and sunny lounges for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful views across the golf course, farmland and Blue Mountains. This charming rest home has a very intimate, friendly vibe as there are only 14 beds. As a result, residents have more personalised time with our highly qualified and experienced staff.

All of the rooms at Ribbonwood are classed as Premium Rooms with a fully furnished bedroom and ensuite bathroom.

Ribbonwood is owned by the community of West Otago via West Otago Health. The construction of our present premises was an enormous community project for West Otago's 2300 residents that was concluded August 2014. The combined purpose built facility houses Ribbonwood Country Home for the aged and the local Medical Centre. This means our residents have prompt access to a Doctor and services provided in the Medical Centre.

West Otago Health’s focus is to provide "whole of life care". This includes primary health care, emergency care, district nursing, allied health, palliative care and aged related residential care services.

For more information or a private tour, please call Marianne on 03 204 8668.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 19 Feb 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care9
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
All beds are able to be used for both rest home and hospital level care
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 17 Oct 2017
Testimonials
Testimonials
"It's just wonderful, I can't fault it. It is so friendly, the residents are an extension to your family and the staff spend quality time with you. Plus the food is lovely, true country home cooking. It feels like home."

- Resident testimony
Updated: 18 Apr 2016
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner 24 Yes Nurse Practitioner Candidate on-site
Registered Nurse 180 Yes The Rest Home Team Leader (RN) leads a team of dedicated staff to oversee the care of our residents. Our staff enjoy sharing their knowledge with others to continually increase their skill base.
Enrolled Nurse 64 Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 104 Yes All our Caregivers have completed the NZ Certificate in Health & Wellbeing - Health Assistance (Level 2 minimum) through Careerforce or are in the process of completing their qualification
Physiotherapist Negotiable A Physiotherapist visits weekly
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We take an active interest in the recreation and entertainment of our residents. We offer an extensive activities programme under the guidance of our Activities Co-ordinator. All residents are encouraged to join in.
Hairdresser Negotiable
Podiatrist Negotiable
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Yes In addition to the Rest Home, we also have on-site weekdays a Doctor, Primary Care Nursing Team and Community Nursing Team
Updated: 19 Feb 2016
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
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: 19 Feb 2016
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes All bedrooms are spacious and of a premium size. All bedrooms are fully furnished with their own television. Residents are welcome to have their own items if they wish
Ensuite Yes All bedrooms have an ensuite bathroom. There are no shared bathroom facilities
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes Residents are welcome to have alcohol. This is monitored where medically required. There is a happy hour each Thursday from 4-5pm.
Pets In Residence Yes We have a resident cat. His name is "Ash"
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes A resident telephone is provided in one lounge. We can also arrange for a telephone to be installed into each bedroom at an additional charge.
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Ribbonwood has three lounges
Outings Yes Regular outings are arranged by the Activities Co-ordinator. Residents are encouraged to keep in contact with family and friends outside Ribbonwood.
Rural Setting Yes Ribbonwood is situated at the northern entrance to Tapanui with uninterrupted views our across rural farmland and the majestic Blue Mountains
Smoking Permitted No Ribbonwood is a non-smoking residential care facility
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 19 Feb 2016
Special Features
Special Features
Doctor and Primary Care Nursing Team on-site
Community Nursing Team on-site
Spacious individual rooms with own ensuite
Surrounded by farmland that includes the majestic Blue Mountains
Delicious country home cooking prepared on-site
Rest Home and Hospital care
Updated: 19 Feb 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
The activities programme is organised by the Activities Co-ordinator and changes regularly. Each resident is assessed individually and their particular interest included into the programme. The participation of residents in the activities programme is voluntary, however is of great importance in promoting socialization, mental and physical stimulation and encouraging a general sense of vitality.
Updated: 19 Feb 2016
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals All meals are prepared on-site and are consistently of a high standard. The main meal of the day is served at midday which includes a main course and desert.
Staffing Details We have 32 staff in total covering the 3 business groups (rest home, community nursing, medical centre) In the rest home we have at least 2 care staff on duty 24/7
Updated: 19 Feb 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Dutch Yes
Egyptian Yes
Updated: 19 Feb 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
(Other comments) Yes Church services are available by arrangement
Updated: 19 Feb 2016
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Shops 0.50 km The main Tapanui township includes a Supermarket, Chemist depot and rural related businesses that service the wider West Otago area.
Library 0.50 km The Clutha District Council Service Centre in the Tapanui township includes a Library. Library services are made available to residents.
Updated: 19 Feb 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 19 Feb 2016

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