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Teviot Valley Rest Home
Rest Home
2 Ednam Street
Roxburgh 9500
Postal Address
Same as above
Southern (Otago)
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Robyn Niederer - (03) 446 9041
Teviot Valley Rest Home Ltd
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Teviot Valley Rest Home prides itself on being "home away from home". We are committed to provide a safe, caring, happy environment that recognise the importance of family/whanau and ensures physical, social, spiritual and emotional needs are met.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 19 Sep 2018
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 14
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 No
Updated: 1 Dec 2023
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 40 Yes A RN works in the rest home Monday to Friday and is available "on call" at other times.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Negotiable Available within building by appointment.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Available through Dunstan Hospital.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable Dunstan Social Worker visits as required
Activities Co-ordinator 15 Yes Activities coordinator is here 5 days per week planning and organising a range of activities to suit most people.
Hairdresser Negotiable Local hairdressers visit as required.
Podiatrist Negotiable Available for appointments monthly
Dietitian Negotiable Menus are dietitian approved, and advice is sought as required
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable Local chaplains visit regularly, and as required.
Updated: 19 Sep 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes Through District Nurses, working from same building
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Dialysis Yes
Wound Care Yes Through District Nursing
Diabetic Care Yes Through regional contract
Continence Advice Yes Available through regional contract
Stomal Therapy Yes Through regional contract
Spinal Injuries Care Yes Through District nursing
Infection Control Yes
Primary Rural Health Care Yes Nurse Manager has this qualification.
Community Health Yes Close liason with district nurses.
Clinical Management Yes Manager is a Registered Nurse
Updated: 19 Sep 2018
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 19 Sep 2018
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes All our rooms are single.
Ensuite Yes Some rooms are ensuited
Alcohol Permitted Yes Some residents enjoy a drink before a meal.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes This would be open to negotiation.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes By arrangement with Telecom
Wifi Yes Arranged through phone connection
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Water radiators in every room, with thermastat controls.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes If assessed as suitable
Lounges/seating areas Yes 1 lounge, and comfortable seating available in the dining room. Outdoor furniture available on our large deck, and balcony areas.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes Could be if deemed appropriate by GP and MSW
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes Palliative care given if assessed as suitable by the social worker
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes By arrangement, day care can be available.
Outings Yes Attendance at local events is encouraged for those wishing to go.
Residents Committee No Manager talks to every resident daily.
Family Committee No As a small home, the Nurse Manager is always available to talk to residents and their families.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes Provided they do not wander.
Rural Setting Yes Roxburgh is a small rural town, so the outlook is onto the hills, although we are situated in the town.
Smoking Permitted Yes Residents may smoke outside.
Semi-Secure No Our residents are free to come and go as they wish.
Updated: 19 Sep 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Teviot Valley Rest Home is a purpose built facility which opened in April 2004. It is situated in the old Roxburgh Hospital. The Medical Centre operates out of the same building, as do the District Nurses and the physiotherapist, making access to these services readily available.

It is owned by the local community, and receives very strong support from them, in the form of fresh fruit and produce, handyman services, outings, and social events. Contact with the children from the school across the road is encouraged, and is enjoyed by residents and children alike.

A very friendly atmosphere is generated, as visitors tend to know all the residents, and as a result everybody enjoys a visit, not just one resident.
Updated: 19 Sep 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme- our activity officer develops individual programs to suit each person. Residents enjoy housie, quizzes, group current affairs, concerts, afternoon tea parties with other locals, sing-a-longs at the piano, reading, drawing and many other personal persuits.

, Advocate - staff are always available to support residents with any issues they may need help with. , Age Concern, Art, Big print books, available through library,, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Cards, Care and Craft, Canine friends, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Craft, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Email, Games, Gardening, Holidays, Holistic, Housie, Indoor Games, Interdenominational, Lotto, Massage, Meal choices, Newspaper reading, Parties, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Sing-a-longs, Shopping, Vegetarian, Videos, Visitors, Womens Institute
Updated: 19 Sep 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Non subsidised residents pay the same rate as subsidised residents.
Staffing qualifications and details A registered nurse works with the residents every weekday, and an RN is on call at all other times. All staff have commenced Career force training with most having completed level 3 and some level 4
Details about meals All meals cooked on the premise, including daily baking. meals are reviewed by a dietitian and choices are available. special diets catered for. Seasonal fruit available locally.
Updated: 19 Sep 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Fijian Yes 1 fijian care worker
Māori - Te Reo Yes 2 maori care workers fluent in maori
Updated: 19 Sep 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes Monthly services held in the lounge
Roman Catholic Yes Priest visits weekly
(Other comments) Yes Non denominatioal service held in the lounge monthly
Updated: 19 Sep 2018
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km There is no public transport in Roxburgh, but private transport can be arranged.
Shops 0.25 Km Shops are 5 min walk from the rest home
Mall 0.00 Km Roxburgh is a small country town with no mall
Parks 0.50 Km Everything is in close proximity
Library 0.25 Km The library is 5 min walk, or the activities officer will collect books on residents behalf.
Updated: 19 Sep 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes Current member
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 19 Sep 2018

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