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Rose Garden Rest Home
Rest Home Care
68 Morningside Road
Whangarei 0110
Postal Address
Same as above
(09) 438 2755
(09) 438 2757
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Valerie Dickson - (09) 438 2755 / 027 734 4489
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Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 25 Jul 2019
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 28
Vacancy Yes
We have a selection of standard, double and en-suite rooms available. Our rest home facility consists of three well-sized lodges, each with their own communal areas. We have plenty of indoor and outdoor space, plus large secure garden areas. We also provide activities in the morning and afternoon so there is never a boring moment! We have vacancy for long-term and respite residents. Enquire today!
Impending vacancy Yes
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $5/day up to $7/day as at 06 Aug 2020
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 29 Oct 2020
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 80 Yes One full time Facility Manager and one full time Registered Nurses share this role; on call 24x7
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes 3 - 4 caregivers on each day shift, 1 caregivers on night shifts. caregiver:residents=1: 6-7
Physiotherapist Negotiable
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Diversional Therapist 10 Yes We have extremely capable, compassionate,qualified and experienced friendly one diversional therapist. Has a wide range of activities and outings of interest to the residents.
Activities Co-ordinator 55 Yes Two activities staff working under the supervising of the qualified DT.
Hairdresser Negotiable .
Podiatrist Negotiable
Dietitian Yes Nutritious home cooked meals reviewed by registered diatitian. 42 main dishes and 20-35 vegetarian dishes rotated each 6 weeks.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable
Other Personnel Yes Owner on site daily,monthly residents meeting, regular satisfactory survey,regular service self (manager/owner to do) audit and review to make sure residents recieve high level care continuously.
Updated: 25 Jul 2019
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes Concentrator and Bottles
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Registered nurse and trained experienced staff
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Assistance through Hospice
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes Registered nurse to do.
Wound Care Yes Registered nurse to look after.
Diabetic Care Yes Registered nurse and traind experienced staff .
Continence Advice Yes Registered nurse and traind experienced staff regular review continence care plan.
Stomal Therapy Yes Registered nurse and the local District Nurse
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Registered nurse and physio
Spinal Injuries Care Yes Registered nurse and physio
Infection Control Yes Senior registered nurse as infection control officer.
Surgical Followup Yes Through Northland Health
Psychiatric Care Yes Through Northland Health
Community Health Yes Through Northland Health, local GP
Clinical Management Yes Qualified experienced registered nurse
Updated: 3 Mar 2011
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We have vacancy for respite resident
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 20 Jun 2016
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Yes, we try to accommodate everything you may wish to bring
Single Rooms Yes Renovated rooms, sizes are vary, some can accomodate a double bed.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes Three rooms with own kitchenette area and accommodate double beds.
Ensuite Yes 2x2 Rooms with share ensuit and one room with own ensuit
Alcohol Permitted Yes Happy hour is well attended by all residents. This is a very social time and the residents put on their finery and nibbles and finger foods are well received.
Pets In Residence Yes Fish, budgies, birds from forest (forest view)
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Would depend on the pet circumstances. small dog and cat could consider.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Own phone allowed at their own expense or a portable phone is available for their use
Wifi Yes Possible arrangement
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Oil heaters with individual thermostats and electrical blanket if needed
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes There are good sized 5 large lounges and four dining rooms throughout the facility. There are outside decks and seating areas, most of them with forest view.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We catering for hours required. Activities and lunch is provided within a pleasant environment.
Outings Yes Frequent and varied. Taken by the Diversional Therapist and owner.
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes Monthly minuted Coffee morning and Residents Meeting facilitated by the Manager, Owner and RN of the day.
Family Committee Yes Can send resident update via email or mail as family requirement.
Newsletter Yes Quarterly publication
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Challenging behaviour is managed by diversion by caregivers who are caring and well trained to manage all situations. RN also on call for 24hrs if needed. Management are always open to discussions about any issue you may have about your loved one.
Confused Residents Yes Residents are monitored on a daily basis and any sign of confusion is well investigated by trained experienced staff and RNs and referred to the appropriate agency if indicated.
Rural Setting Yes Spacious grounds with bush adjoining and Rose garden in the rest home
Smoking Permitted Yes can smoke outside of rest home
Semi-Secure No Not semi-secure however we are located up a long right-of-way.
Updated: 2 Nov 2015
Special Features
Special Features
Our Rest Home is set in lovely rose gardens with abundant birdlife near Whangarei's town centre.
We encourge family style living with four small lodges each with their own communial areas; residents socialise with their neighbouring lodges.
Excellent professional and caring staff.
Updated: 2 Nov 2015
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, RSA ( Residents who are returned Service people are visited and are able to visit the RSA on a regular basis. We will transport as required),Northern Advocate is delivered daily to all Lodges to keep Residents informed of World and Local news., Age Concern is active in Whangarei and is responsible for updating our Residents on what is happening and keeping our staff well trained in Care of our Residents., Alzheimer's Society visits those who suffer from Alzheimers and offer regular newsletters to keep their families and staff up with information., BBQ is on offer occassionally in Summer months to help encourage the mixing of the Residents from different Lodges and to create a social atmosphere. , Big print books are available from our local Library at Regular intervals or more often if required., Bingo is one of the favourites of the Residents activities., Board games, Bowls and Cards are another often participated in activity., Breakfast in bed is an option for every resident, not only when they are feeling poorly. The residents are encouraged to keep attending their Church should they wish to when they first come to reside with us. There is also Communion given on a regular basis for those wishing to partake., Companion Club is on a Monday and a Wednesday for all who would like to attend. There is a small charge for the hot lunch which is provided. Concerts feature at Rose Garden Rest home several times a year and are usually local singing groups such as the Barbershop Quartet.Craft work is very popular here both with the residents and staff. Their handiwork is on display and is available for purchase by families and visitors.A Digital camera is used to take the Residents photos on admission for files. Families are able to view these and request copies as needed.Email is available for both receiving and sending messages through the Office during working hours.Exercises are part of the activities and it is not uncommon to see a group dancing to the Older type music, as well as chair bound exercises.A Fax is often used as a means of communication for some of our residents and is available 24 hours per day.Our Staff are also keen to do Flower arranging as there is an ample supply of Roses from the grounds during the Rose season. These adorn all the Tables in the Lodges. Happy Hour is held every week and is a great time to socialise and intermingle. Best attire please!
All drinks are accompanied with nibbles and finger food. Meal choices are available with every meal. The dietician has approved our rotating Summer and Winter Menus.Music is a daily feature and there is an extensive range of tapes and CDs available to listen to.There is an Organ at the main house that is avilable for anyone to play.Outings are a regular Activities feature. We go to the beaches in Summer and have a picninc and in the wetter months go into the country or to local shop such as the Gardening club., Picnic facilities
Updated: 2 Nov 2015
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details about Meals We work on a six week cyclic menu for both Summer and Winter. We have two experienced cooks who will adapt meals to individual residents preferences as per their care plans. Residents LOVE the food and look forward to every meal. The following examples are taken from a weekly summer menu: Beverages: Tea coffee, milo, orange juice, complan, Ensure as requested. Spreads: Marmalade, jam, vegemite, peanut butter, honey and diabetic spreads as required. A selection of seasonal fruit is offered fresh daily. Tuesday Breakfast – Apple/Prune Bran mix Morning Tea – Cheese and parsley scones Midday Lunch – Hot Pickled Pork, mashed potatoes, spring vegetables, carrots/celery/onion/parsnip seasoned and mashed. Variations – Zucchini Crusted Pizza Afternoon tea – Afghan biscuits Evening dinner – Potato/onion/spaghetti bake on toast. Dessert – German apple shortcake Thursday Breakfast – Poached or scrambled eggs Morning Tea – Asparagus rolls Midday Lunch – Lamb Steaks, creamed potatoes, glazed minted carrots, shredded cabbage. Variations – Nutty carrot loaf Afternoon tea – Fruit cake slice Evening dinner – Smoked fish pasta bake and grilled tomatoes. Dessert – Ginger and pear upside down cake We are fortunate enough to come into the top 15%OF well nourished residentsin care for New Zealand.
Staffing Qualifications and Details We have adjoining lodges and find residents are encouraged to interact between the lodges: we provide 24 hour care by Healthcare Assistants in each Lodge; plus our Registered Nurses and Assistant Nurses offer professional services throughout the facility 7 days a week. We value our caring staff and recognise them by Employee of the Month awards and Anniversary gifts. All their achievements are recognised and celebrated by all together.
What's included in your fees and what's not The Manager has all relevant details regarding fees and associated costs. Our Information Booklet outlines fees and extra charges, a copy is available on request.
Updated: 20 Oct 2009
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Chinese Yes staff member and owner
Chinese dialect Yes tsaff memeber and owner
English Yes All
Filipino Yes Staff member
French Yes Owner
Mandarin Yes staff member and owner
Maori - Te Reo Yes Staff members
Updated: 2 Nov 2015
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Inter denominational Yes
Non denominational Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Regular visits for communion or on request
Salvation Army Yes Regularly visit and sings and talks with all residents.
(Other comments) Yes We have a Minister that regularly gives communion to our residents who so desire it. She also is available for Advocacy services and other services as required.
Updated: 20 Oct 2009
Public Transport   Bus stop at end of facility driveway
Shops   3 minute walk, Tawewa Shopping Centre 12 -15 minute walk; central Whangarei 15 -20minutes walk. We have weekly shopping trips for residents.
Parks   Local parks within walking distance; weekly van drives to garden parks in and around Whangarei
Library   We have a weekly "Library run" for residents; for those who do not wish to visit the library our Activities co-ordinator will exchange books on request. We have our own Library resources too.
Updated: 20 Oct 2009
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes Diversional Therapist in training
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
Updated: 2 Nov 2015

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