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Summerset Care (Wanganui) Ltd
Rest Home Care
40 Burton Avenue
Wanganui 4500
0800 334 404
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If you're considering care at Summerset, here are some questions to help you work out the right option for you.

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Living in a Summerset village gives you the confidence of knowing you can increase your level of support as your needs change. Our Continuum of Care provides support in the form of service or care packages or, in some cases, as add-on services.

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Our modern, purpose-built Care Centre at Summerset in the River City offers a range of care services designed to meet the level of care you need. Our friendly and professionally trained Care Centre staff are supervised by registered nurses, available on-site 24 hours a day.

Our rest home level care provides the very best clinical care, in a warm, welcoming community. Residents have private, modern rooms – some with ensuite facilities where they can surround themselves with their own things.

Summerset in the River City also offers serviced apartments. A Summerset serviced apartment is a spacious, purpose-designed home with one bedroom, a large ensuite and generous living area, including kitchenette. You are able to receive a range of care and support in your serviced apartment – including rest home-level care.

To find out more, please call us on 0800 334 404 or request our free information pack by clicking on the button at the top of the screen.

You can also download our simple tools to help you work out the right option for you. Just click on the 'Downloads' section above.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 13 Jun 2014
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 18
Vacancy Yes
Will take Intermediate Care, Respite and Non Weight Bearing
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 16 Feb 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner Yes Nurse Manager
Registered Nurse Yes 24 hours 7 days a week
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Cover all shifts 24 hours 7 days per week
Physiotherapist Negotiable
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Usually provided by WDHB
Diversional Therapist 40 Yes 7 days, except Public Holidays
Hairdresser Yes 4 days per week
Podiatrist Negotiable Qualified Podiatrist visits
Dietitian Negotiable Usually provided by WDHB
Kaumatua No Accessed through the community network.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor No We have a chaplain who comes regularly from the Wanganui east parish.
Updated: 7 Jan 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes In partnership with Hospice
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
IV Antibiotic Capability No Usually provided by WDHB
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes Access to Wound care Specialist from the local Hospital.
Diabetic Care Yes Able to access Diabetic care Specialist through the local Hospital.
Continence Advisor Yes Throught the local Hospital and community based groups.
Infection Control No Able to access Infection Control Specialist at the local Hospital.
Stomal Therapist No Usually provided by WDHB
Gerontological Care Yes Offer residential care for rest Home and Hospital level care residents.
Clinical Manager Yes Suzette Mainit is the Nurse Manager at Summerset Wanganui. We also have a Clinical Operations Manager for all of the Summerset sites.
Psychologist No Usually provided by WDHB
Psychiatrist No Usually provided by WDHB
Updated: 13 Jun 2014
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 If applicable
Private Paying Yes On application
Booking can be made in advance Yes On application
Updated: 7 Jan 2016
Day Care Yes 7 days
Palliative Care Contract No We work in partnership with Hospice
Whanau Room No We will make a room available on request.
Rooms (Single) Yes All our rooms are single
Ensuite Yes 8 rooms have an ensuite
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Yes, but not a wardrobe
Alcohol Permitted Yes In moderation.
Pets In Residence Yes Aquarium and a Bird
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Birds are welcome.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes At own expense
Wifi Yes Guest Wifi available
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Under floor heating provided
Residents Committee No Advocacy meeting 3 monthly
Family Committee No Residents family/whanau are encouraged to talk to the Nurse Manager
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes 2 sunny conservatories and a lounge
Outings Yes We have a van for outings.
Rural Setting No Rural views.
Smokers Room No We do have an area allocated for smokers.
Smoking Permitted Yes Residents who do smoke are requested to use the facilities available to them.
Semi-Secure Yes Some doors alarmed but not completely secure
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 7 Jan 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activities Programme
Advocacy Services
Craft work
Large and small print books
Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Care and Craft, Church, Concerts, Craft, Cooking, Electric beds, Entertainers, Exercises, Games, Gardening, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Massage, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Quizzes, RSA, Sing-a-longs, Sky TV, Theatre, Videos.
Updated: 5 Apr 2016
Public Transport 0.00 km There is a bus stop outside the main gates that is available to residents who are able to use Public transport.
Shops 0.50 km Wanganui East shopping centre is a 10 minute walk from the village.
Mall 3.00 km The closest shops are in the main street of Wanganui and easily accessible by bus, taxi or car.
Parks 1.00 km Kowhai Park is within walking distance of the village.
Library 3.00 km Summerset have an extensive Library on site for all residents. The mobile library from the Wanganui Library parks right outside the main gates evry fortnight. Wanganui's main library is near town.
Updated: 5 Dec 2011
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes Registered on the 27th September 2007.
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 11 Nov 2010