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Name
Bethsaida Retirement Village
Category
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
Address
66 Litchfield Street
Redwoodtown
Marlborough 7201
Blenheim
Postal Address
P O Box 333
DHB
Nelson Marlborough
Phone
(03) 578 3341
Fax
(03) 578 5402
Email
View Email Address
Web
Visit Website
Personnel
Manager
Tracy Holdaway - (03) 578 3341
Owner
Bethsaida Community Trust
Other services
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Description
Bethsaida Retirement Village
Our mission:
To provide a quality environment in which each senior person in our care feels secure, retains their independence and is supported by staff committed to their well-being.
Bethsaida Retirement Village offers a secure home in a park like atmosphere, covering two hectares of landscaped grounds. Along with the Villa’s for Independent Living, we also have 31 Rest Home rooms and 12 Hospital Level rooms providing 24 hour care.
Our residents are encouraged to participate in an extensive activities and entertainment programme organised by an Activities Officer.
Our staff are committed to a Quality Assurance Programme and the emphasis is on providing a caring, friendly atmosphere, while at the same time providing stimulation and security for our residents.
Our Villa Residents are able to have meals in the Rest Home dining room, by arrangement.
The Villas are architecturally designed for the elderly.

History – In 1973 a group of prominent Blenheim citizens set up the Bethsaida Trust, the purpose of which was to establish a Home for the care of the frail and dependent elderly, of either sex, without discrimination as to race, religion or political belief.
This idea has expanded into the complex which is now known as the Bethsaida Retirement Village on 2 hectares of landscaped, park like surroundings.
Availability Details
Availability Details
Room TypeVacancy?
Nothing available at present.
Facility Image
Updated: 23 Jun 2017
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Details
Name NO Agent. Contact the Village Manager directly
Address 66 Litchfield Street Blenheim 7201
Company Bethsaida Community Trust
Phone 03 578 3341
Email View Email Address
Updated: 13 Jul 2012
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Details
Name Covenant Trustee Services Ltd.
City/Town Auckland
Email View Email Address
Updated: 27 Feb 2017
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Home Help (External Provider) Negotiable If you already have home help, this service will transfer with you when you come to live in our village.
Meals - External Provider Yes Village Residents are able to organize meals delivered by various organisations, these are at your expense.
Meals - Internal Provider Yes MEALS can be delivered from our Rest Home kitchen or village residents are welcome to dine with rest home residents.
Podiatrist Negotiable The Rest home has a Podiatrist visit every three weeks, Village Residents are able to use this service by booking at reception.
Hairdresser Negotiable The Rest home has visiting Hairdressers each week, Village Residents are able to use this service by booking at reception.
Updated: 17 Jul 2015
Facility Features
Facility Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Social/Recreational Programme Yes An Activity Coordinator has designated hours for the villa social programme
Emergency Call System No Residents use telephone or emergency "life" pendants. There are various companies that supply this service.
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes If an incoming resident already has a cat, we are happy to accommodate 'puss' as well. We regret we cannot accommodate dogs.
Outings Yes These are organised by the Activity Coordinator.
Transport Available Yes Weekly shopping and social outings as organized
Library Yes A small library within the Rest home Villa Residents welcome to use. The Public Library is located in the CBD of Blenheim just 1.7Km away.
Lounges Yes
Gardens Yes
Updated: 17 Jul 2015
Special Features
Special Features
VILLA OPTIONS

Bethsaida Retirement village offers 'own your own' Villas on a Lease to Occupy basis, and is the only complex in Blenheim offering you the choice of renting a Villa. We have one and two bedroom Villas within both options of 'owning' or 'renting'. These units are architecturally designed for the elderly and are supplied with electric range, carpets, drapes, and Heat Pumps. Residents of rental units enjoy the same benefits as those who finance their own units under our Lease to Occupy agreement. We do have a waiting list for all categories, but we welcome inquiries. We are not able to determine when Villas will become available due to the nature of our industry. A limited number of carports are available incurring a small weekly rental. A small maintenance fee is charged to Villa owners (those on Lease to Occupy basis) which covers the cost of a daily contact by a staff member from the Rest Home, ground maintenance, insurance and a proportion of rates.

NEWSLETTER

Regular and consistent communication is maintained at all times through the monthly schedule of activities and outings. We endeavour to keep all residents informed and our staff are available to advise and assist wherever possible.

GENERAL

At Bethsaida Retirement Village, we pride ourselves in providing a caring, friendly atmosphere while at the same time providing stimulation and security for the residents.

OF NOTE
We believe it is in the interests of all residents entering our Retirement Village to ensure they have a current Will, have arranged an Enduring Power of Attorney and make their own arrangements for any financial or business assistance.
It is imperative to have adequate insurance cover for personal effects, due to recent earthquakes in the south island and the consequences.

HISTORY

In 1973 a group of prominent Blenheim citizens set up the Bethsaida Trust the purpose of which was to establish a Home for the care of the frail and dependent elderly, of either sex, without discrimination as to religion, race or political belief. This idea has expanded into the complex known as the BETHSAIDA RETIREMENT VILLAGE and covers 2 hectares of landscaped park-like land close to shopping centre at nearby Redwoodtown and within close proximity of various Churches. The main commercial centre of Blenheim is approximately 1.5Kms drive from the village.

Updated: 27 Feb 2017
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
ACTIVITIES AND OUTINGS
We encourage Villa residents to participate in any arranged activity or outing. Typical activities include gentle exercise sessions, 'Housie' afternoons, Residents meetings, church services of all denominations. Outings may be arranged to visit local Árt Galleries, visiting shows, Operatic or Repertory productions, or reciprocal visits to other Rest Home/Retirement Villages.
We have a dedicated Diversional Therapist who co-ordinates the social calendar to the Retirement Villagers.
Updated: 17 Jul 2015
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
French Yes
Updated: 27 Feb 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 17 Jul 2015
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport   Right outside the gate
Shops   Rewoodtown suburban shops are just one block away, easily accesible on mobility scooter. Post Shop available at the supermarket. Mail can be left at the office Mon - Fri, this will be taken to the post shop daily.
Parks   Parking is at the front of the main Rest Home building and in designated parking spaces around the Village site.
Library   The central library is close to the CBD and is approx 1.5 km away, again accesible on your mobility scooter. We have a dedicated sccooter parking bay in the main rest home building
Updated: 15 Jul 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes CareerForce
CareerForce Yes
Home and Community Support Sector Standards (Standards NZ) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 21 Jan 2014

NOTE: The Retirement Villages Act 2003 (The Act) is designed to provide improved protection for people who ‘buy’ into a retirement village. If you intend to ‘purchase’ you must get independent legal advice before signing your occupation right agreement as required under The Act. Some Retirement Village type facilities are not required to register under The Act so different legal requirements apply. Please make sure you investigate fully.

 

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