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Coombrae Home
Rest Home Care
32-34 North Street
Feilding 4702
(06) 323 4491
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Enliven Central’s Coombrae Home is lively and welcoming. The people are warm and friendly and there seems to be a smiling face at every corner. Situated in the Feilding township, with a tranquil semi-rural outlook, Coombrae Home is a community icon.

Coombrae Home, like all Enliven Central homes, embraces an elder directed model of care called the Eden Alternative.

This means we work to ensure the elders of Coombrae Home have companionship, variety and spontaneity, fun, meaningful activity and purpose in their lives. It ensures that elders are involved in decisions that relate to both their personal well being and what happens at their home.

Here, residents are supported to maintain their independence and routines, and to continue with hobbies, interests and passions, in a way that’s right for the individual.

Our staff are not only highly trained, they’re also friendly, caring and embrace our elder-directed philosophy of care. Our nurses are on-site during the day and on-call overnight. The doctor also visits regularly and we are in regular contact with residents to ensure all clinical needs are met.

Enliven’s Coombrae Home offers rest home and dementia care services, as well as short term respite, health recovery care and an engaging day programme.

As an Enliven home we’re proud to be more than just ‘family friendly’. At Coombrae Home, your family is part of our family. After all, family, friends and the community play a big part in life here.

At Coombrae, you’ll find there are no set visiting times; you can invite your grandchildren, family and friends to visit at any time. Plus we have a great toy box and games to keep the little ones entertained!

You may like to invite family or friends to join in the special events and social outings organised by Coombrae Home. And of course, family and friends are always welcome to join you for a meal.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 18 Jul 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 28
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 13 Dec 2019
There are many reasons why people enjoy living at Enliven’s Coombrae Home. We asked one of our residents that live there what they like the most about their home.

“I chose Coombrae because I needed extra support and I had heard good things about it. I’m spoilt rotten and loving every minute of it.” – George
Updated: 18 Jul 2016
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40 Yes Our registered nurse covers both the rest home and the Rata Haven and is on duty daily from 8.30 AM to 5.00 PM
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Negotiable
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Diversional Therapist No Our Recreation Officers work Monday to Sunday from 10.30 AM to 2.30 PM
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser visits every Wednesday to our salon at the home
Podiatrist Yes Our podiatrist visits every 6-8 weeks with her mobile clinic
Dietitian Yes We can arrange this with your GP
Accredited Visitors Yes We may be able to arrange this
Kaumatua Yes We can arrange this when required
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Our chaplains visit every week
Updated: 1 Jul 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Wound Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes Our Clinical Nurse Manager holds the portfolio for our infection contro;
Surgical Followup Yes
Psychiatric Care No Can be arranged if required
Clinical Management Yes Our Clinical Nurse Manager works full time Monday to Friday 8.30am till 5pm
Updated: 1 Jul 2018
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Coombrae Home welcomes Elders to the Home for respite care. Your enquiry is welcome.
Carer Support Yes Coombrae Home welcomes Elders to the Home on a day stay. Your enquiry is welcome.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes We have a booking system so you are able to arrange your stay with us in advancce
Updated: 1 Jul 2018
May Bring Own Furniture Yes The rooms can be furnished, but residents are invited to make the space their own. You can bring along your own familiar furniture and furnishings. Many residents bring along photos, artwork, ornaments, furniture and bed covers.
Single Rooms Yes All of our rooms are single
Rooms suitable for a couple No We welcome couples at Coombrae Home, talk to us about the options available.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Some pets belong to the home and residents have chosen to look after them. Other pets have moved in with their owners.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We understand that pets are part of the family too. Talk to us about your pet moving into the home with you – pets are usually welcomed with open arms as long as they get on with other people and our other pets.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Residents can have a telephone connected in their rooms at their own cost
Wifi No We are in the process of installing Wi-Fi which should be available in the next few months
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Our home is central heated and is thermostat controlled. The home is lovely and warm.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Two lounges, a recreation room and a smaller lounge available. Our Sports lounge is a great space for family to use
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Every day from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM
Outings Yes There are regular outings as least twice per week in the Coombrae van. There are regular shopping trips into town
Whanau Room Yes Rooms available on request
Residents Committee Yes Bi-Monthly residents meeting with advocacy person
Newsletter Yes 3 monthly newsletter
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes Paddocks at the back and a lovely garden setting
Smoking Permitted Yes In the desgnated areas outside in the Rose Garden
Semi-Secure Yes Rata Haven - our dementia wing is secure
Updated: 1 Jul 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Eden Alternative- a philosophy of care

We have adopted the Eden Alternative at Coombrae Home, which means we work to create vibrant living and work environments for our residents. We encourage residents to maintain their own routines and continue with hobbies and interests. Residents' pets, the presence of children, plenty of plants and gardens and a high level of local community involvement is a part of our Homes' everyday life.
Updated: 18 Jul 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
A highlight for many residents is the social life and companionship at Coombrae Home. As well as enjoying the company of others at a similar stage of life, Coombrae Home residents get involved in organising daily happenings and special events – making the most of the varied social calendar.

We have a wide range of interest groups. Regular activities and events include sight-seeing trips, guest entertainers, craft, themed parties and gardening.

Activity and interest groups and programmes are tailored to the interests of residents. This may include: Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Puzzles,Bowls, Bridge, Pet Therapy with Canine friends, Cards, Chapel, Children, Church, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Gas Fire, Golden Oldies, Greypower, Happy Hour, Holidays, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Park, Parties, Quizzes, Reading, RSA, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing
Updated: 1 Jul 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details about Meals Each day we provide our residents their breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snacks. We’ll make sure you always have plenty of delicious food to enjoy. Our menus are co-designed by a dietician and chef to ensure there is plenty of diversity and that your meals are nutritious and satisfying, made right on-site. We encourage you to enjoy your meals in the dining room with your friends. Morning and afternoon tea is served around the home and snacks and fruit are always available in the dining room or kitchenettes.
Staffing Qualifications and Details Trained caregivers to assist with cares, a qualified cook, experienced laundry lady and a dedicated cleaner crew. Nurse available daily from 8am-4.30pm and on call 24 hrs. We employ a quality coordinater to make sure we are constantly looking at improving our standards. Our office is staffed 9am-3pm Monday to Friday. The manager is on duty from Monday to Friday and on call during the weekends.
Associated Complexes Enliven runs a number of homes throughout the lower North Island including Brightwater Home and Willard Home in Palmerston North.
What's included in your fees and what's not Fees cover all daily care but do not include personal toiletries i.e. soap, tooth paste, talcum powder, shampoo and conditioner Also not included are services not requested by a registered nurse or G.P, such as a podiatrist. Also other services such as those provided by dentist, opticians, chaplains, hair dressers, drycleaners and solicitors can be arranged at the resident's expense.
Updated: 22 Jul 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Other Information No We can arrange family, friends, volunteers or an interpreter for other languages
Updated: 18 Jul 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Christian Yes
Presbyterian Yes
(Other comments) Yes Coombrae Home welcomes people of all religious backgrounds and assists residents in making arrangements for worship
Updated: 18 Jul 2016
Public Transport 0.30 km Bus
Shops 0.30 km Small supermarket, dairy and fish and chips shop
Mall 2.00 km Good shops in town and weekly farmers market on Fridays
Parks 1.00 km Park and swimming pool (covered and uncovered)
Library 2.00 km The good local library will deliver books to the residents
Updated: 18 Jul 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes Staff required to complete certificate. Most staff have completed certificate or are nearly finished
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes As with all Residential Care a summary is available on the MOH website
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Spark of Life Yes
The Eden Alternative Yes Coombrae Home has adopted the Eden Alternative. Working to create vibrant living for our residents. Pets, the presence of children, plenty of plants and gardens and a high level of local community involvement is a part of our Homes' everyday life.
Other details Yes QPS benchmarking
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 11 Jan 2017

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