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Arvida Olive Tree
Rest Home
11-13 Dalwood Grove
Palmerston North 4412
Postal Address
PO Box 4508
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442
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Robyn Ballard - (06) 350-3012
Arvida Group - 0800 278 432
Clinical Manager
Linitha Kumizhithengil - (06) 350 3011
Village Sales Manager
Darryl Pritchard - (06) 350 3003
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Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 7 Apr 2022
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 25
Vacancy No
At Olive Tree we have a Shared Care philosophy. We work with you to provide individualised care.
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $27.50/day up to $40.00/day as at 28 Mar 2022
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: 10 Aug 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 24/7 Yes We have a Registered Nurse on site 24/7
Enrolled Nurse No 2 Enrolled Nurses also employed at Olive Tree,
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 35 Yes All our care givers are qualified or undertaking training in the support of the older person. We have a dedicated nurse educator who provides a quality education programme for all our staff.
Physiotherapist Negotiable We do not currently have a Physiotherapist, however we can access a community Physio if need be.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Available through the DHB if required.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable Available if required through the DHB.
Diversional Therapist 25 Yes 1 qualified Diversional Therapist providing a variety of programmes across 7 days.
Activities Co-ordinator 25 Yes We have a Wellness Team that works together to coordinate and deliver activities
Hairdresser Yes 2 days per week in our purpose built salon - by appointment
Dietitian Yes A registered dietician reviews the menus regularly and is also available by referral for any specialist requirements.
Accredited Visitors Yes Aged Concern, Senior Citizens, Hearing Association Field Officer, RSA.
Kaumatua Negotiable A Kaumatua is available is required.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Protestant Services are held monthly; Catholic priest visits weekly; residents' individual spiritual needs will be catered for by arrangement.
Updated: 7 Apr 2022
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Bariatric (Care of the very overweight) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We support our Residents to remain with us at home for end of life care if they choose to.
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes Available through DHB if required
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Spinal Injuries Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes Linitha Kumizhithengil
Updated: 12 May 2022
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents may bring some furniture to make their room feel like home.
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes All rooms have ensuite
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes By negotiation with the Manager on a case by case basis
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Under floor heating through out the facility. Additional approved safe heating may be provided by negotiation.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Seating and communal areas throughout the building.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We support our Residents to remain with us at home for end of life care if they choose to.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes Regular van outings and activities for Residents.
Whanau Room Yes
Residents Committee Yes Monthly resident meetings
Family Committee Yes Family Support Group meetings are held 2 monthly
Newsletter Yes Monthly
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting No Our village is set in 12 acres of parklike grounds featuring mature trees and gardens.
Smoking Permitted Yes In specified areas only
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 7 Apr 2022
Special Features
Special Features
Olive Tree are members of Cycling Without Age. Our purpose built Trishaw is available for Residents to enjoy the chance to be taken for bike ride and feel the wind in their hair.
Updated: 7 Apr 2022
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Trishaw Rides, Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Big print books, Billiards, Bingo, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Bridge, Canine friends, Cards, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Craft, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Games, Garden, Happy Hour, Housie, Hydrotherapy, Jigsaw, Library, Lotto, Mah Jong, Minibus, Outings, Pianist, Pool, Pool table, Religious services, Sing-a-longs, Sky TV, Spa , Visitors
Updated: 7 Apr 2022
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Fijian Yes Can be accessed
Filipino Yes
French Yes
Hindi Yes Can be accessed
Interpreter Yes Can be accessed for most languages
Maori - Te Reo Yes Can be accessed
Nepali Yes
PNG dialect Yes
Samoan Yes
Sinhalese Yes
Updated: 7 Apr 2022
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Christian Yes
Evangelical Yes
Hindu Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Pentecostal Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 7 Apr 2022
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.10 Km Bus stops at gate - Free bus weekly
Shops 1.00 Km Pharmacy, Book Store, Groceries, EFT Facility, Bakery
Mall 4.00 Km City Centre
Parks 0.50 Km Clark Ave Park
Library 4.00 Km City Centre - Mobile Bus calls to village
Updated: 7 Apr 2022
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) Yes October 2022
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Other details Yes Cycling Without Age
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 7 Apr 2022

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