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Riverleigh Residential Care
Rest Home Care
1- 5 Connolly Street
Lower Hutt 5010
Hutt Valley
(04) 569 7955
(04) 569 7680
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Eileen Thomson - (04) 569 7955
TerraNova Homes & Care Ltd - 0800 00 55 11
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Offering superb comfort for residents, and excellent accessibility for visitors, Riverleigh delivers great care in the heart of Lower Hutt.

Based in an easily accessible business area of Lower Hutt, Riverleigh is an ideal option for locals as well as commuters from Wellington city and surrounding areas. And with accommodation options that offer a broad range of choices, you will almost certainly find one that suits you..

Situated on the bank of the Hutt River, residents have views of a wonderful green belt on the riverside, and the activities of the bustling city on the other. Residents have direct access to a walkway leading to the river, and can easily access shops and local amenities. Boasting plenty of spaces tables available for activities, residents have range of options for daily living.

The building itself is so easy to navigate, with a lift and stairs between upper and lower floors for easy access. A central lounge opens up into an internal courtyard, creating a flow between indoor and outdoor recreational areas.

Riverleigh’s location is also ideal for visiting families. Being close to local business areas, many family members visit after their working day, or sneak in a quick hello at lunch time. Riverleigh is conveniently situated on bus and train lines, with easy access to amenities (including the local hospital). Within a minute’s drive of the motorway link to Wellington city, as well as Wairarapa and Silverstream, Riverleigh’s high level of accessibility makes it ideal for visiting families.

Riverleigh offers a variety of accommodation options, with a range of en suites and the ability to take couples. But what really sets Riverleigh apart is the exceptional suites, some of which contain separate bedrooms, en suites, and lounges. This level of accommodation is almost unheard of in residential care, making Riverleigh a top choice for comfort and convenience.

Visit us today to help us find the perfect room for you.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 3 Jan 2018
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 14
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 1 Jun 2018
“When June and I took up residence at Riverleigh, we considered ourselves very fortunate. We both had been trying to maintain our independence at home together for just on 60 years of marriage with Homecare, Meals on Wheels etc, but found it hard going when June, my caregiver, fell and broke her leg, and we both went to hospital. Our families did their best to help, but of course they have their responsibilities and the ambulance being called at early hours of the morning on two or three occasions was hard for them. So finally we arrived at Riverleigh. Although both in rather a depressed state of health and mind, we both rallied round with all the wonderful old world care and kindness that was offered and on hand. Everything is on hand; medical care, nursing, meals, laundry, showering, bed making, dressing assistance, entertainment; and social relationship is of a very high standard, to make life sustainable with outside contacts for trips etc.You have no need to vegetate. The most endearing part of Riverleigh is the care, and smiling attention extended to us all by management and staff, at all times from dawn until dusk. I have no fear in recommending Riverleigh as a 100% Home for the Hutt Valley. Thank you Riverleigh.” June & Walter

“I have been a resident at Riverleigh hospital for nearly 2 1/2 years. I was not keen on going into care, but once I settled in have found the care to be very good. I have company, the staff pop in for a quick chat often, I enjoy the meals and the social events. We have regular outings which I really enjoy. I have regular visits from my family and friends, even visits to the local pet shop. I am happy to be here and know my family are happy with the care I receive.” Rosina, 95 years
Updated: 3 Jan 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Negotiable
Updated: 3 Jan 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Specialised Dementia Care Yes Early stages
Gerontological Care Yes
Urology Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Updated: 3 Jan 2018
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Our respite and short stay residents can expect to enjoy the same great service we are known to provide for our long term residents. Come in, put your feet up, and enjoy being part of our family.
Updated: 3 Jan 2018
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Shared) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes
Ensuite Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Limited space
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes And we also have regular visits from a variety of pets
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Residents are responsible for their own account
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Maori Kaupapa No Links with locaI Iwi
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Smoking Permitted No In designated areas
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 3 Jan 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Attractive building set around an internal courtyard. Close to Hutt City Centre and Hutt Hospital. Thirteen large apartments available.
Updated: 3 Jan 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
In a home where many residents live, it’s important to us to celebrate your individuality, make you feel valued, and respect your contributions.

Whether you want to read, paint, enjoy the outdoors, or almost any other thing imaginable, our care focuses on creating an environment where you have both the time and support to do what makes you happy. Our activities program is designed to give you a way to be part of the social life in the home, and also to do what you enjoy.

Activities programs are daily events staff facilitate with residents based on their preferences. Upon admission, our Activities Coordinator will work with care staff to understand your needs, and incorporate your preferences into the overall activity program.

Our unique activities program is run on a daily basis, and planned a week in advance. This means our residents and families can see what activities we are planning, and even make special requests.

Our activities teams regularly organize mobility vans or other transport to take residents out for special events. Some residents have complex levels of care, making it difficult for them to participate in activities. In these cases, we make every effort to move beds and wheelchairs into communal or outdoor areas, and to do what we can.

Please ask your local Manager about how we can accommodate you preferences in our activities programs.
Updated: 3 Jan 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals When we say "home cooked", we mean it! All meals are designed a by professional chefs, and reviewed by a leading dietician. We can cater to all diets. We offer a choice of main meal at lunchtime.
Staffing Details Our friendly staff are on hand 24/7 to support our residents and provide companionship, respect, fun, and individualised care.
Associated Complexes Riverleigh Residential Care is part of the TerraNova family of homes
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please enquire for details.
Updated: 3 Jan 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans Yes
Cook Island Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes Available on request
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Rarotongan Yes
Samoan Yes
Serbo-Croat Yes
Spanish Yes
Sri Lankan Yes
Tagalog Yes
Tokelauan Yes
Tongan Yes
Yugoslavian Yes
Updated: 3 Jan 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Non denominational Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
(Other comments) Yes availability to other churches on request
Updated: 3 Jan 2018
Public Transport 0.25 km
Shops 0.50 km
Mall 1.00 km
Parks 0.25 km
Library 1.00 km
Updated: 3 Jan 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 3 Jan 2018