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Rowena Jackson
Rest Home Care
40 O'Byrne St North
Southern (Southland)
(03) 215 9988
(03) 215 9707
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Trudy Shepard - (03) 215 9988
Ryman Healthcare
Clinical Manager:
Natasha Cunningham
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Rowena Jackson Retirement Village is a modern retirement village offering a full range of services from Independent Apartments, assisted living in your Serviced Apartment, a Resthome, Hospital and a secure unit.

With exceptional long serving staff and a varied activities programme, internally and externally, the village is a wonderful care environment where all residents are assured of comfort, companionship and security.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 8 Feb 2017
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care60
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Rowena Jackson Retirement Village offers the finest in retirement living in Southland. With Independent Living, Serviced Apartments and a Resthome and Hospital with a Special Care Unit the village offers a full range of lifestyle options. For more information please phone Trudy Shepard on 215 9988.
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 21 Jul 2017
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner Negotiable We are able to access the expert advice of a nurse practitioner should this be required.
Registered Nurse Yes
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes As much as possible, the same caregivers will care for you each shift so they will get to know you well. All our caregivers are supported to undertake training in care of the older person.
Physiotherapist Negotiable There is a physiotherapist who visits our facililty regularly and will review residents as required.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We have a dedicated Activities Coordinator in the resthome who works 5 days per week and delivers a wide range of activities for the resident to participate in should they wish.
Hairdresser Yes We have a fully equiped hairdressing salon on site.
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Yes We welcome visitors to our resthome and should you require the services of specialists we will assist you in accessing the appropriate people to meet your requirements.
Updated: 8 Feb 2017
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 As we also have a hospital associated with this resthome we have registered nurses available 24 hours per day and the expertise available to met all your needs. Please talk directly with Trudy Shepard for more information.
Oxygen Management Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Specialised Dementia Care Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes Natasha Cunningham has 15yrs experience as a nurse, recently specialising in Diabetes for 9.5yrs before joining the Rowena Jackson team.
Other Nursing Specialities Yes As required
Updated: 8 Feb 2017
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Call Trudy Shepard or Natasha Cunningham to enquire about respite care
Carer Support Yes Call Trudy Shepard or Natasha Cunningham to enquire.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 8 Feb 2017
Day Care Yes Wednesday and Thursday are day care days. Referrals come from the local Need Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC) service at the DHB. We hold a pre dementia day care on Fridays
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Whanau Room Yes We have small intimate lounges scattered through out the complex available for visitors, families/whanau. Most are equipped with tea and coffee making facilities
Rooms (Single) Yes All our rooms are single with their own toilet and sink
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes We will work very hard to accommodate the needs of couples
Ensuite Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We provide all rooms with a single bed, chest of drawers, bedside cabinet, television and a tall backed chair. Gail or Trudy are happy to discuss with potential residents individual requirements or furniture they may wish to bring
Alcohol Permitted Yes Some of our residents keep their own alcohol in their rooms so they can enjoy a pre dinner drink with family or friends and we are happy to accommodate this. We also provide a free happy hour once a week for all residents
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Cats are not recommended although many of our residents and staff love them.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes All rooms are provided with a jack point
Resident can adjust heating in own room No All rooms have underfloor heating
Residents Committee Yes The rest home residents meet once every two months.
Family Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes The Rowena Rambler is circulated out three times a year
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes There is one main lounge and dining room that has sky TV, another lounge with french doors leading out to an internal courtyard also has sky TV.
Outings Yes Every week there is an arranged outing for residents. Other outings for individuals can be arranged with the activities coordinator.
Rural Setting No Rowena Jackson is surrounded by beautiful gardens
Smoking Permitted Yes This is not encouraged however there is a very small area outside to the south of the rest home that has been set aside for smokers
Semi-Secure Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Updated: 8 Feb 2017
Special Features
Special Features
The most modern Retirement Village in Southland. Surrounded by beautifully established gardens with all care packages available from independent living in modern well designed Town Houses to serviced apartments through to Rest home and Hospital care all with single rooms and ensuites and a small friendly secure wing. This is the ultimate in retirement living.

Ryman have now introduced a new initiative of providing Resthome Level care in our Serviced Apartments. Please contact the village for information.
Updated: 8 Feb 2017
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We have a full range of activities available within and around the village with dedicated activities coordinators on staff. If you wish to know more please enquire. We look forward to hearing from you.
Updated: 8 Feb 2017
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals Breakfast in bed is available every morning. Dinner is served at 12 midday and again at 12.30pm. The evening meal is served at 5pm and again at 5.30pm A selection of delicious home cooked muffins and sandwiches as well as slices and cakes are served at morning and afternoon teas as well as supper. The menu is designed by a qualified dietitcian and caters for specialist diets of all types.
Staffing Details Village Manager - Trudy Shepard. Clinical Manager - Natasha Cunningham Rest home Coordinator - Gail Brown We have a dedicated team of care staff working along side the Registered Nurse and Coordinator who are all very experienced.
Associated Complexes Rowena Jackson has an attached Hospital and Secure wing. There are also available Town houses and Serviced apartments for more independent living. We are a part of the Rymans Healthcare Group of care facilities. Ryman Healthcare is one of New Zealand’s leading providers of Retirement Village Living for New Zealanders over the age of 65. The company has built an unprecedented reputation building exceptional Retirement Villages, employing professional and caring staff and as a result, are six-time winners of the Australasian Aged Care Awards for “Best Retirement Village in New Zealand”.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include The fee covers most of the care. Some medications are on charged if not subsidised by Pharmac. Some Doctor fees are on charged. If you are unsure please ask
Updated: 8 Feb 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Other Information Yes There is a multi cultural dedicated team of staff employed at Rowena Jackson. If there is a language difficulty please ask and we will aim to assist.
Updated: 8 Feb 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Buddhist Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Hindu Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
(Other comments) Yes We respect all denominations and provide services throughout the year of various faiths. Please ask.
Updated: 8 Feb 2017
Public Transport 0.00 km At entrance to village is the local bus stop. This is situated on the main North Road
Shops 0.50 km Waikiwi shops. The Woolworths supermarket is situated here
Mall 2.00 km Windsor Village. There is a lovely selection of boutique type clothing shops and cafes here. The rest home doe take residents here for shopping and food for some outings
Parks 1.00 km Donovan Park. Queens Park 2km.
Library 3.00 km Central City. Rowena Jackson does have its own library. The public library also supplies books to the village on a monthly basis for lending
Updated: 8 Feb 2017
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce 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
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
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Other details Yes Ryman Healthcare Accreditation
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 8 Feb 2017