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Whalan Lodge
Rest Home Care
5 Diggers Gully Road
Kurow OAMARU 9435
Postal Address
5 Diggers Gully Road
Kurow 9435
Southern (Otago)
(03) 436 0578
(03) 436 0011
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Sarah Green - 034360578
Whalan Lodge - 034360578
Registered Nurse
Brittney Haugh - 034360578
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As per the recent Alert Level 2 guidelines, Whalan Lodge have strict restrictions in place for visiting residents. If you wish to make a booking to visit a resident please call us on 03 436 0578.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 27 Nov 2018
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 12
Vacancy No
A lovely sunny room with doors to veranda- just redecorated.
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 20 Apr 2021
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes On call 24 hours
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We have regular visits from the local preschool, weekly movie afternoons, Happy Hour with live music on a Friday. Nails with Nicky every Monday and starting from February 2018 a Relaxation and Movement session every Tuesday.
Hairdresser Negotiable Hairdressing can be arranged on site or at the Hairdressers salon.
Podiatrist Negotiable Massage treatment, Podiatrist and monthly a Ear Health Clinic.
Dietitian Negotiable We have had a Dietitian's input when planning our Summer and Winter menus and your special diet requirements can always be catered for.
Kaumatua Negotiable When appropiate
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes services every second sunday and always available
Other Personnel 40 Yes Trained cook and Gardener.
Updated: 27 Nov 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes Our Registered nurse deals with all wound care and has been most successful in dealing with ulcers. Recently a Resident with a psuedomonis infection in an ulcer has now completely healed.
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes Ou registered nurse is in regular contact and recieves advise on all continence products available.
Infection Control Yes This subject is covered through staff trainings and the Home is very proactive in their day to day operation of the Home.
Primary Rural Health Care Yes
Other Specialties Yes
Updated: 27 Nov 2018
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
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 27 Nov 2018
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes If required
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes If required at residents own cost. Portable phone also available.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes lovely veranda with views of the valley
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 27 Nov 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Whalan Lodge is a licensed Stage 2, 14 bed Rest Home. We are situated at Kurow in the Waitaki Valley which is in close proximity to the Lakes and the Waitaki River. We have spacious grounds and gardens to wander in.

The Home was it purpose built Maternity Hospital for the rural area. It has the advantages of 10 single and 2 double bedrooms of which 8 bedrooms face north with 5 opening onto the sun trapped veranda. The spacious hallway has double doors into the Lounge and some of the bedrooms which makes easy access for wheelchair or walking frame users as well as the spacious toilets and bathrooms. The Home is heated by log burners situated in the Dining Room, Lounge and hallway as well as electric heaters in these same areas as well as in each bedroom to give you that real homely atmosphere and not one of an institution.

Updated: 27 Nov 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We have a planned Activity schedule which includes Happy Hour, trips out in our own Home Bus.

In the grounds we have landscaped gardens, established trees, an accessible pathway for you to walk around or just sit and take in the views. We grow our own vegetables which compliment our homely cooked meals.

"Our open home visiting policy" - for your family/whanau and friends we welcome them to come and help make our home your home.

Updated: 27 Nov 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please contact the Whalan Lodge office for details.
Staffing qualifications and details The Home staffing consist of 1 Registered nurse who is on site Monday, Wednesday & Friday and on call 24hrs plus access to the community Prime care nurse. We have employed experienced Caregivers , a cook, an Activity coordinator, and Residential Manager. The Community Doctor makes regular visits and can be called if required.
Details about meals All our meals are served in the dining room, with the exception of Breakfast which you may wish to have in your bedroom. We supply the Meals on Wheels service to our community. We pride ourselves on our home cooked Morning and Afternoon Teas along with our birthday celebration teas.
Updated: 27 Nov 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Updated: 27 Nov 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Non denominational Yes
Updated: 27 Nov 2018
Location Distance Details
Shops 1.50 Km Easy to visit on a mobility scooter. Lots of lovely cafes too.
Library 0.40 Km Located across the road at the Waitaki Valley School
Updated: 27 Nov 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
CareerForce Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 27 Nov 2018

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