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Eltham Care Rest Home (formerly Mercy Jenkins Rest Home)

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Eltham Care Rest Home (formerly Mercy Jenkins Rest Home)
Rest Home Care
54 Maata Rd
South Taranaki
06 764 8330
06 764 8739
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Carly Mangulabnan - 02102860682
Sound Care Limited (Carly Mangulabnan) - 02102860682
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Located in the pleasant rolling hills of the Taranaki countryside near Eltham. Eltham Care has one of the most spectacular views of Mount Taranaki along with its open picturesque countryside

The residents here are mostly people from the surrounding rural area and have a lot of family and community support. Mercy Jenkins has a 24 Bed rest home wing and a 17 bed Dementia wing.

A Registered Nurse is on duty 8 hours, 5 days a week as well as caregivers on site 24 hours per day. Respite care is also available here, along with a secure Dementia Unit that caters for people with level 3 or above dementia. There is always at least 2 staff members with these 17 residents during the day, plus specialised activities and entertainments are provided appropriate to those living with dementia.

Eltham Care also has a day care service where up to 11 people are picked up each morning by our Mobility Van, Monday to Friday to participate in the Rest Home activities. A meal is provided and then the clients are taken back home again in the afternoon. We also provide a Meals on Wheels service to elderly people in the South Taranaki area.
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 17 Apr 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care24
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
We have 0 allocated Respite care beds available to suit your needs with our dedicated and friendly team. Our services cover most of the surrounding areas, plus respite care up to New Plymouth and the possibility of transport provided
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 23 May 2017
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40 Yes There is a registered Nurse on site 5 days per week and on call after hours
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Healthcare Assistance's are trained
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Regularly visits and happy to come other than booked times
Podiatrist Yes Comes every 6 weeks
Updated: 25 Oct 2013
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We have a dedicated hospice team who assist staff when necessary
Oxygen Management Yes Respiratory Nurse avaliable to come when needed. We have onsite equipment
Wound Care Yes Trained wound care staff
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes Continence specialist avaliable to visit when needed
Infection Control Yes Infection control trained nurse onsite
Stomal Therapist Yes Stoma trained staff onsite, also specialist care available
Specialised Dementia Care Yes Secure wing
Updated: 25 Oct 2013
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 15 Dec 2011
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes If a resident shows signs of confusion this is medically investigated families kept updated
Lounges/seating areas Yes Large lounge with rural mountain view, 2 small sunny lounges with beautiful mountain views
Outings Yes Regular outings arranged and take part in community events
Rural Setting Yes Spectacular views of the mountain and surrounding farm land.
Smokers Room Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes
Semi-Secure No Secure dementia unit on site
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 25 Oct 2013
Special Features
Home from Home environment
Updated: 12 May 2016
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Cards, Chapel Services, Concerts, Entertainers, Games, Gardening,Indoor Games, Quizzes, Shopping, Sky TV, interaction with other rest homes, 4 cats, birds in aviary outside, 1 indoor dove, Craft, Dancing
Updated: 25 Oct 2013
Additional Information
Details re Meals Meals on wheels services available
Updated: 12 Feb 2017
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Punjabi Yes
Tagalog Yes
Updated: 12 Feb 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
(Other comments) Yes
Updated: 12 May 2016
Shops   Shopping is available at Eltham township which is approx 3kms away, the van go there regularly.
Library   Library service available
Updated: 25 Oct 2013
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 26 Mar 2012