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Ultimate Care Ranburn

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Ultimate Care Ranburn
Rest Home
7 Nova Scotia Drive
Northland 0510
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Norman Hamilton - 09 432 0675
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Claire Orchard - 09 432 0675
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Tucked away in the coastal community of Waipu, Northland, is Ultimate Care Ranburn. Only 40 minutes from Whangarei, we offer a rural lifestyle whilst still being situated right in the heart of Waipu's town centre.

Visitors often comment on the sense of community at Ranburn and how beautiful the setting is. " We are also lucky to have a number of wonderful beaches, markets and community events which we visit often on our many outings."

Our dedicated team of nurses and caregivers offer an unparalleled quality of personalised care backed by industry-leading qualifications and training. We offer comfortable homelike facilities and deliver the very best in care.

Ranburn Facility Manager comments “There’s a real sense of community here. We’re located in a beautiful setting and there are numerous beaches in the area. We tailor activity programmes for our residents and welcome anyone who wants to join in, whilst also respecting our residents’ privacy."
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 8 Jan 2021

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 30
Vacancy Soon
Impending vacancy Yes
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $10.00/day up to $19.00/day as at 13 May 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Yes

Updated: 21 Jun 2024

"The day time Caregivers are certainly helpful and available, they know my mother, know us and keep us updated.  I love the activity people they are so lovely and what cool stuff they are doing in the main area  The Facebook page is awesome, so see what everyone gets up to is so cool, it really connects us".

"The staff who are caring for mum are wonderful.  Having the same staff in the hospital wing has made it easier for mum to settle in and for me to know how mum was coping".

"Nursing and care staff are excellent".

Updated: 22 Mar 2021

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 24/7 Yes We have registered nurses on duty at all times in our hospital unit and compliment the resthome and specialist dementia unit with nurses part - time as well.
Nurse Practitioner No We have access to a gerontology nurse specialist @ Northland District Health
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have a team of dedicated care givers who are committed to providing the highest standard of care to our residents. Our care givers provide a home from home environment an doffer suport to all our famiies
Physiotherapist Yes We have a physiotherapist who visits our facility weekly or whenever needed.
Occupational Therapist No Available through Northland District Health in Whangarei
Social Worker (on site) No This service is available through Northland District Health in Whangarei
Diversional Therapist No We have a fully qualified Diversional Therapist 5 days a week providing a range of social, group and individual activities.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We have 2 Activities co-ordinators one of which is seeking education in diversional therapy, they hold programmes 5 x days a week providing a range of social, group, individual and passive activities like exercises, weekly bus trips, Tai Chi, art musician
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser is available onsite one regular day per week and by special arrangement.Very reasonable rates that fit the budget.
Podiatrist Yes Our podiatrist visits every 3 weeks and this service is available to our village residents as private consult also. Again, this is affordable even for pensioners.
Dietitian No We have close access to the dietitians at Northland Health for any special dietary needs and menu planning. We consult as necessary for good nutritional planning and maintenance of good health
Accredited Visitors Yes At Ranburn, we have regular communtiy visitors that are only too happy to lend a helping hand or provide support and companionship.
Kaumatua Yes We are pleased to have on site support in this area with our own staff and local iwi, also a pathway to greater support via Northland Health
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have weekly spiritual support from our chaplian each Thursday. Roman Catholic provide monthly communion. Private consult and prayer as preferred.
Other Personnel Yes We have a team of experts at our National Support Office in Wellington, as well as a National Clinical Coach who ensures all our registered nurses continue to provide the best possible care to our residents

Updated: 8 Jan 2021

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We have medical oxygen available and concentrator amchines for those on longer term use with some dependency.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Our Registered Nurses can safely manage the delicate needs of someone requiring nasogastric feeding.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our clinical staff are trained to provide the best possible care and provide support to our residents families. We are trained to ensure our residents end stage of life requirements are met with dignity.
Wound Care Yes Ultimate Care Group has its own wound care nurse specialist who monitors best practice at all times and ensures our registered nurses practice wound management at a very high leve.
Diabetic Care Yes Our staff are educated in the management of diabetes and we utilise the skills of the diabetes nurse specialist through the DHB
Continence Advice Yes A continence nurse advisor is available to call on us for any concerns, interests or training required.
Stomal Therapy No We do have access to the stoma nurse via the DHB. She will make visits to the facility.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Any resident who suffers from a stroke our team of dedicated staff will assist with a rehabilitation programmme
Infection Control Yes Our organisation has an Infection Control Programme that has been endorsed by the Medical Officer of Health in the South Island
Surgical Followup Yes If care following surgery is needed we can assist you during convalesence and follow a planned treatment regime
Clinical Management Yes We have a full time clinical nurse manager who oversees our clinical teams and ensures high standard of care is delivered

Updated: 8 Jan 2021

Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes Yes, we can provide respite care to suit your needs. Please contact us if you are looking for support as we would love to chat with you and advise availability.
Carer Support Yes If you are in need of a break from looking after your loved one we may be able to offer you that assistance. Please contact us for more information and availabilities.
Subsidised Yes Yes, we provided subsidised services should you meet the requirements.
Private Paying Yes Yes, we provide private paying services. Contact us for details on private paying options if you do not meet the criteria for a government subsidy.
Booking can be made in advance Yes We are more than happy to work with you for booking in advance. Please contact us for more information and availabilities.

Updated: 8 Jan 2021

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are welcome to bring their own furniture and belongings suitable to area and room size.
Single Rooms Yes Yes we have single rooms some with en-suites and some with shared bathrooms
Shared Rooms Yes We have 2 double rooms more suited for couples
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have two rooms that would be suitable for married couples
Ensuite Yes We have 12 rooms with ensuites
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have happy hour each Thursday
Pets In Residence Yes The pets in residense are totally cared for by the resident, vetted, health prog.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We are happy to consider your pet should you wish to bring a pet to the residence
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Private cost for in room connection. Cordless phones are available however.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We will discuss any residents needs under the age of 65 years on a case by case
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a main lounge and an alcove lounge
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our clinical team provide palliative care and are trained to ensure our residents needs are met
Outings Yes Outings are held on a weekly basis.
Whānau Room Yes We do have a visitors area
Newsletter Yes We have a monthly newsletter that is circulated to all our residents and families
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Our staff are trained to manage any challenging behavior. We have an organisation policy that staff are audited against.
Confused Residents Yes At times some of our residents are confused. Our staff are trained to deal with confusion and support the resident.
Rural Setting Yes We have a beautiful rural setting that provides peace and tranquility
Smokers Room Yes We have a designation outdoor area.
Smoking Permitted Yes Only in designated area

Updated: 8 Jan 2021

Special Features
Special Features
Great happy hour and entertainment on a weekly basis, really enjoyed by all residents. Tai chi 3 x weekly.

Updated: 8 Jan 2021

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Art, Billiards, Bingo, Big print books, Board games, Bowls, Bridge, Cards, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Digital camera, Entertainers, Exercises, Games, Gardening, Happy Hour, Housie, Jigsaw, Indoor Games, Library, Tai Chi, Weekly outings, walk to local cafes for coffee etc.., Sky TV in main lounge with Big Screen TV. Museum within walking distance. SPCA and other animal visits. Out door BBQ prepared for residents.

Updated: 8 Jan 2021

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please contact us for further details
Staffing qualifications and details Our staff go through an orientation programme and continue with on-going education. All our staff are committed to providing the best quality of care.
Details about meals All our meals are prepared onsite and include lovely home baking. Our main meal is served at midday with a lighter meal in the evening. We have a tray service if residents wish to eat in their rooms and visitors can stay for meals too if required. Daily home baking and dietician approved menus. We can cater for vegetarian, mulee, diabetic, gluten-free options.
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 with 19 care facilities NZ wide.

Updated: 8 Jan 2021

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
Croatian Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Japanese Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Other Details Yes We can arrange a translator service should you require them.

Updated: 8 Jan 2021

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes communion
(Other comments) Yes Other Faiths can be sourced by the Facility to see if there's a local representation.

Updated: 8 Jan 2021

Location Distance Details
Shops 0.25 Km close access to chemist, four square, museum, Malcolm Harker herbalist, Lotto shop, post shop
Parks close proximity, easy paved walkways to bowls and rugby field
Library within 50 mtrs

Updated: 8 Jan 2021

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)

Updated: 8 Jan 2021

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