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Ultimate Care Allen Bryant
Rest Home Care
45 Bealey Street
Hokitika 7810
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Same as above
West Coast
03 755 8353
03 755 5029
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Situated in the rural historic town of Hokitika, Ultimate Care Allen Bryant is the only aged care facility in the area and provides both rest home and hospital facilities. We are a well-established, community-based dwelling, and we have a homely west coaster upbeat feel.

With a spacious dining room, lounges and large sunny rooms, our home boasts an excellent chef who provides the very best in nutritional meals. Our care staff work closely with residents to create personal care plans and a tailored activity program.

Operations Co-ordinator Della Millar has been with Allen Bryant for nineteen years. She takes great pride in the care shown to all her residents and the life they lead at Allen Bryant; "Each resident is like family to me, we care for them with respect and diligence. We’re surrounded by lovely flower gardens with plenty of areas to sit and relax with friends and family and we’re within walking distance to the local shops, cafes and library."
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 30 Aug 2017
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 20
Vacancy Yes
Full to capacity
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms as at 21 Oct 2020
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 22 Oct 2020
Thank you for everything you have done for mum at Allen Bryant, the care has been fantastic. GR
Updated: 30 Aug 2017
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes We have a team of registered nurses that are dedicated and committed to giving the best possible care.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our caregivers are committed and dedicated to looking after the elderly. There are trained to deliver the best possible care.
Physiotherapist Yes We can arrange for Physiotherapy input if required
Occupational Therapist Yes We can make a referral if necessary
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable As required.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our activities co-ordinator is on site 5 days a week. Our activities programme is regularly updated and promises to cater to a variety of interests and needs. Our programme incorporates day trips, one-to-one sessions and group sessions.
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser visits fortnightly These services are provided at the residents own cost.
Podiatrist Yes Our podiatrist visits 6 weekly and these services are fully funded
Dietitian Yes All of our menus have been approved by a dietitian. We can make a referral to dietitian services if this is required for individual consultation
Kaumatua Negotiable We have access to Maori cultural groups and this can be arranged on an individual basis as required.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable We can access a chaplin through the various church groups which visit. This can be arranged on an individual basis as required.
Other Personnel Yes Our cook Chris has been employed 15 years, and is well known and liked by the residents. Our gardeners Tracey and Bernard are wonders in the garden. They are also happy for residents to sit and watch/ help if they prefer. Bernard also cares for our fish and keeps there Tank clean for us.
Updated: 22 May 2019
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes If you require oxygen therapy are staff are skilled to ensure you receive this.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Our trained staff can manage any gastric or naso-gastric requirements.
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes We are committed to providing palliative care under our palliative care contract. Our team are dedicated in this area of specialty working with local hospice
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Generally speaking, people who are dying need care in four areas, physical comfort, mental and emotional needs, spiritual issues, and practical tasks. Their families need support as well. It is our goal to provide all of this at the end stage of life.
Wound Care Yes We have a dedicated wound care nurse working within our organisation as well as access to wound care specialists.
Diabetic Care Yes We are able to support you with your diabetic needs
Continence Advice Yes Our staff are proficient and skilled in continence management and will be more than happy to review your continence needs
Stomal Therapy Yes We can make a referral on your behalf
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes We can be part of your stroke rehabilitation plan
Infection Control Yes Our organisation has a very robust infection control programme that has been endorsed by the Medical Officer of Health Canterbury
Surgical Followup Yes If you have a surgical procedure we are more than happy to be part of your post-op recovery
Clinical Management Yes We have a full time Clinical Manager supervising all care of our residents
Updated: 30 Aug 2017
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We can provide Respite care please contact our manager, subject to bed availability
Carer Support Yes Yes we can arrange Carer Support relief please talk to our manager
Subsidised Yes Yes we provided subsidised services
Private Paying Yes Yes we provide private paying services
Booking can be made in advance Yes This is always subject to bed availability
Updated: 30 Aug 2017
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are welcome to bring their own furniture with them (subject to space and safety constraints).
Single Rooms Yes We have newly refurbished single rooms
Alcohol Permitted Yes Happy hour is held every Friday. Residents are able to have own alcohol within reason.
Pets In Residence Yes Residents enjoy regular visits from Zoe the dog who comes to work with our gardener every day.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes A personal phone line can be arranged. Additional fees apply.
Wifi Yes We are currently working on bringing Wi-FI to our residents and families please check with the manager on availablity
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Each room has underfloor heating and individual heaters.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We can access your needs to ensure we can meet them if you are under 65 yrs of age
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have four lounges including a conservatory area.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Generally speaking, people who are dying need care in four areas, physical comfort, mental and emotional needs, spiritual issues and practical tasks.
Palliative Care Contract Yes We are committed to providing palliative care under our palliative care contract. Our team are dedicated in this area of specialty working with local hospice
Outings Yes We plan a variety of interesting outings as per the activities programme. Outing suggestions from residents and family members are always welcomed.
Whanau Room Yes We have a family room that is available for quiet times. Our room has tea and coffee available for your convenience.
Maori Kaupapa Yes We have a specific cultural policy which we follow at all times.
Residents Committee Yes We have residents meetings once a month where issues can be discussed and suggestions can be made. Family members are welcome to attend these meetings.
Newsletter Yes This is produced once every three months and is sent to families as well as being available to residents.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Please contact the facility manager if you wish to see a copy of this policy.
Confused Residents Yes Specific actions are in place to ensure their safety and the privacy of other residents.
Smoking Permitted Yes The Ultimate Care Group is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is permitted outside in a designated area.
Updated: 30 Aug 2017
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We have a dedicated activities co-ordinator who provides an interesting and stimulating programme of activities for our residents.

Our programme includes: a variety of guest speakers and musical entertainers who perform on-site, shopping trips, visits to the library visits, hydrotherapy at the local pool, scenic drives and an exercise programme. We are visited regularly by Canine Friends and local children’s groups.

Our on-site activities include walking, cards, bingo, board games, bowls, art and crafts, flower arranging, jigsaws, quizzes, sing-alongs and movies. On site we also have a BBQ, big print books, a log fire, and access to email, fax, internet and Sky TV.

We host a number of events and parties on-site and also host a regular Happy Hour for residents. Residents are invited to also join in on van outings throughout the week. These outings usually consist of a shopping trip and a morning tea or afternoon tea out.

We have lots of beautiful roses in our gardens, and residents are welcome to help (or just watch) our gardener David.

Other organisations we access are advocate services, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Arthritis society, Blind Foundation, Golden Oldies, Greypower, Rotary, RSA, Senior Citizens, Stroke Group, TAB, Womens Institute, Lions, Senior Citizens, and the Parkinson's Society, Stroke Group
Updated: 30 Aug 2017
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details about Meals Our menus are dietician approved and rotate on a 5 weekly basis. We promise to provide both highly nutritious meals with the taste of home cooking. For those residents requiring a texture modified meal our new menu incorporates options from the Pure Food Company. Winner of the NZ Food Awards 2015 - Health and Awareness, the Pure Food Company’s meals deliver optimal nutritional benefits to residents as well as being both appetizing and delicious.
Associated Complexes We also offer hospital level care, respite care and palliative care services. Our facility operates under the governance of the Ultimate Care Group.
What's included in your fees and what's not Please contact the facility manager for a detailed price list.
Updated: 30 Aug 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Chinese Yes
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes We have two staff members who speak this language
Updated: 30 Aug 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes Provide a service on a three weekly basis.
Jehovah Witness No Will visit if requested.
Presbyterian Yes Provide a service on a three weekly basis.
Roman Catholic Yes Provide a service on a three weekly basis.
Seventh Day Adventist Yes Do not have a service but sing for the residents occasionally.
Updated: 30 Aug 2017
Public Transport   We can provide transport for residents if needed
Mall 0.30 km We are situated 300m from the town centre which has a variety of shops and everything that is usually needed.
Parks 0.00 km Cass Square is directly across the road. This park has a rugby field and childrens playground and residents often take walk across to the park.
Library 0.50 km Hokitika Public Library is close by. We also have a volunteer who provides an exchange service.
Updated: 30 Aug 2017
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes http://www.ultimatecare.co.nz/homes-and-villages/west-coast/allen-bryant.html
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 30 Aug 2017

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