Ripponburn Home and Hospital
At a glance
- Julia Russell - 0274 335940
- Sales Manager
- Neil Bulling - 027 432 8978
Upcoming Open Days
|No open days are currently scheduled.|
|Address||94 Kawarau Gorge Road RD 2|
|Company||Ripponburn Lifestyle Village Ltd|
|Phone||(03) 445 0021|
|Fax||(03) 445 0022|
|Mobile||027 432 8978|
|Updated: 12 May 2021|
Statutory Supervisor's Details
|Address||Ground Floor 329 Durham Street North|
|City/Town||Christchurch 8013, New Zealand|
|Company||Covenant Trustee Services Ltd|
|Phone||(03) 966 5820|
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|Updated: 8 Mar 2021|
Composition of Village
|Unit (2 Bedrooms)|
|Tenure Terms||The Occupation Licence will grant you the right to exclusive occupation of the Unit for an indefinite period subject to your compliance with the terms of licence and while your health permits. The Licence will also grant you the right to receive certain services, and the shared right to use the communal facilities of the Village.|
|Service Charge Details||You will be required to pay a weekly fee, made up firstly of a Village Outgoings Charge which is a contribution to the operating costs of the Village (including rates, insurance, maintenance of grounds, exterior maintenance of Units) and secondly a charge for the residential care services provided to you while in occupation of your Unit.|
The indicative amount for the Village Outgoings Charge is $85 per week inclusive of GST as at 1 April 2020.
Additional Service Charges will be negotiated with you, on the basis of the services requested by you, which may include meals, cleaning, laundry and personal assistance/care services.
|Updated: 9 Jul 2021|
|Emergency Call System||Yes||All of the Units have a call-bell system installed in the master bedroom, bathroom and the lounge.|
|Pets In Residence||Yes||Ripponburn currently has 2 cats, 1 dog, and various birds and gold fish|
|Negotiate To Bring Own Pet||Yes||Subject to Managers approval|
|Lounges||Yes||The Units have a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and open plan living with the lounge and dining room combined.|
|Gardens||Yes||The newly developed grounds have underground irrigation system installed. All of the grounds and gardens are maintained by Ripponburn personnel.|
|Other details||Yes||All Units have smoke detectors installed.|
|Updated: 21 Sep 2012|
|The Ripponburn Lifestyle Village is privately owned and operated by Thyme Care Properties Limited.
Ripponburn Lifestyle Village is set in the tranquil, rural setting on the grounds of Ripponburn Hospital and Home, which is on the outskirts of Cromwell in a garden like environment. The grounds have history dating back to 1875 when the first Hospital building was erected.
Available are two bedroom units with automatic garage doors, walk-through wardrobes, modern kitchens with stainless steel appliances, wet-floor bathrooms equipped with safety rails and call-bell systems, as either stand alone units or double units.
Various levels of supports services, including but not limited to: laundry, meals, domestic cleaning and personal care, and group activities are available.
|Updated: 12 May 2021|
Interests & Activities
Occupants of Ripponburn Lifestyle Village are welcome to join in the activities offered at Ripponburn Hospital and Home.
Six days a week our activity staff are able to offer a varied and flexible activity and recreation programme. Taking direction from the requirements and requests of our residents we provide opportunities to do things in social groups; such as Housie and quizzes, or more personal focus groups such as painting. We also have the time to sit one to one and help with personal projects - like getting letters and cards out on time.
We ensure special occasions are celebrated; hosting festive dinners, celebrating sporting events and other recognised moments.
With daily Physiotherapy input and regular Occupational Therapy hours, our recreation programme aims to create attractive options for keeping active. Walking groups are encouraged, regular practices for upcoming sporting events (Masters games etc) are held, as are weekly exercise groups. Cromwell has had its swimming pool complex revamped, adding a therapeutic pool.
Our van allows us to take any of the residents (with an industrial wheelchair hoist) on regular outings. Enjoying our location between Wanaka, Queenstown and Alexandra there is never a shortage of events, views or places to visit. Or simply a trip to the local shops may be on order.
In time for the weekend we also include a day of hairdressing and pampering, for the gentlemen as well as the ladies.
Residents are always invited, but never expected, to join our programme.
For those who prefer to spend time on their own projects we have excess to email, internet and the fax, picnic facilities to share with visitors, separate lounges to sit quietly, Sky TV to watch and our beautiful grounds to walk in.
We have had Shrek the rouge ram visit, classic cars in the driveway, Santa in a hot-rod and a 1930's motorbike in our lounge.
Our aim is to keep the recreation and activity options as relevant and appealing to the residents as we can.
The following is a list of some of the activities and events that appear on the Ripponburn activity programme:
Joining community events (Fairs, Care and Friendship etc)
Indoor games (bowls, volleyball, tenpin bowls, cards etc),
Arts and crafts
Cooking and baking
Visits from the local Library
Visits from Religious groups
Visiting Canine friends
Access to local Golf courses
Massage and pampering
and much more!
|Updated: 14 Mar 2019|
|Updated: 23 Jun 2010|
|Updated: 21 Sep 2012|
|Shops||1.25 Km||Nichols Cafe and Garden Centre, Hunting and Fishing, Mitre 10, Fresh Choice, BP Service Station|
|Mall||1.50 Km||The Cromwell Mall has a full range of shops including, New World, Cromwell Pharmacy, Paper Plus, cafes, museum, clothing and other various retail shops.|
|Parks||1.50 Km||Across from the Mall there is a childrens playground, with a flying fox and see-saws etc.|
|Library||1.50 Km||The Cromwell Library provides a fortnightly service to deliver books to Ripponburn|
|Updated: 10 May 2019|
Credentials & Membership
|Credentials & Membership RC||Status||Details|
|National Certificate in Diversional Therapy||Yes|
|Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)||Yes|
|Updated: 21 Sep 2012|
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.
In some villages there may be some Retirement Village units that have multiple uses e.g. a Serviced Apartment may also be used as a Residential Care Suite. The same unit may therefore show in several places on Eldernet.