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Takitimu Home Anglican Care Trust
Rest Home Care
110 Conyers St
Invercargill 9812
Postal Address
110 Conyers Street
Southern (Southland)
(03) 216 8937
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Graham Dobbs - (03) 216 8899
Takitimu Home Anglican Care Trust
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We are no longer accepting any new residents. Takitimu Home will be closing on 18 April 2019


Love and care in a homely atmosphere.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 22 Jan 2019
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 33
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 26 Mar 2019
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes 58 hours per week
Enrolled Nurse Yes 10 hours per week
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes 24 hours per day
Physiotherapist Negotiable Hospital physiotherapist calls on doctors request and we utilise city practices as required.
Diversional Therapist 22.5 Yes A plan is put into place for each residents following discussion with the resident and their families.
Hairdresser Yes We have a salon and the hairdresser comes weekly or as needed.
Podiatrist Yes Six weekly or as needed.
Dietitian Negotiable The dietitian will implement dietary programmes and supplements for those who can not manage a normal diet. Our menus are checked and approved by a dietician.
Accredited Visitors Negotiable As required
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Weekly and as required.
Other Personnel Yes Our gardener and handyman have a good rapport with residents.
Updated: 22 Jan 2019
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
Other Short Stay Programme Yes By arrangement
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 25 Mar 2019
May Bring Own Furniture Yes By arrangement. We encourage people to personalise their room.
Single Rooms Yes All single rooms.
Shared Rooms No However there is a small section of the home where we can accommodate a bedroom and lounge room for a couple should there be a vacancy here.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have an upstairs studio unit which suits a couple who require supported living (meals and laundry) without personal care assistance.
Ensuite Yes Three rooms have toilets, two rooms have a shared ensuite and seven rooms have full ensuite.
Alcohol Permitted Yes By arrangement.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes There is a portable phone for residents use. Residents may also have a phone line to their own room. This is at their own expense.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Radiators in each room.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Dependant on funding.
Lounges/seating areas Yes There are several areas located inside and outside. A number of the rooms have attractive vista either to garden or streetscape.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract No However we have a close liaison with Hospice and access their services as required.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Private paying clients. We discuss your needs with you and tailor a programme to suit you.
Outings Yes Weekly and special occasions. Outings include attendance at events such as local parades, shows, displays, gardens and drives in the country.
Maori Kaupapa No However we have staff links within the Maori community.
Residents Committee Yes Monthly meeting with residents and families chaired by our Manager. The meetings are minuted and actioned promptly.
Family Committee Yes Combined with residents meeting.
Newsletter Yes Monthly
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes If a resident disrupts other residents they need to be reassessed.
Confused Residents Yes Mild confusion
Smokers Room No Small outdoor sheltered area for smoking only.
Smoking Permitted Yes Only outdoors.
Updated: 22 Jan 2019
Special Features
Special Features
Weekly Church services.
Daily activity programme.
We cater for any special needs.
Members of New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services.
Updated: 22 Jan 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Residents are encouraged to keep up with their outside interests, but we offer many activities within our Home. These including "Friends of the Home" who celebrate birthdays with our Residents.

Activities offered by the Home include Happy Hour usually with an entertainer performing. We offer boccia and housie once a week and exercises three times a week. Quizzes, jigsaws and sitting in the sun are very popular activities with our Residents. We have a lovely garden sitting area. Our van (including a wheelchair van) take residents on an outing once a week and also attend special events including meals out. We interact with other Homes on a regular basis. Indoor games, large print books from the library, music and dvds are always available. We have a Home newspaper delivered daily, or you may arrange to have your own newspaper delivered.

Our Diversional Therapist will try to accommodate all activity related requests.

Canine friends visit once a week.
Updated: 22 Jan 2019
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details about Meals Our meals are cooked on the premises and residents comment on the excellent meals. Main meal at noon where hot meal is served. Roasts, casseroles and desserts are favourite dishes. Sandwiches and crackers are served for morning tea with home baking available for afternoon tea. We welcome friends and families to join us at those times. Should people wish to join us on a regular basis there would be a small charge.
Staffing Qualifications and Details The majority of our staff members have been with us for many years and are skilled and trained caregivers.
Associated Complexes Anglican Care Homes are located throughout New Zealand.
What's included in your fees and what's not For full details please see our Manager who can provide you with a brochure outlining current charges. The details are different for private paying and subsidised residents.
Updated: 22 Jan 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes Staff members
Updated: 22 Jan 2019
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes We have a weekly chapel service in our lounge
Inter denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes First Monday of the month.
Roman Catholic Yes Visits as required.
Updated: 22 Jan 2019
Public Transport 0.20 km Bus stop across street
Shops 0.50 km Dairy
Mall   Mailbox outside facility on Conyers Street
Parks 2.00 km Splash Palace (aquatic center), Queens Park
Library 2.50 km Public Library. We exchange our big print books six weekly.
Updated: 22 Jan 2019
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Other details Yes Inservice training on a monthly basis.
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 22 Jan 2019

The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.