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Granger House Lifecare
117 Shakespeare Street
Greymouth 7805
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West Coast
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Make your home at Granger House Lifecare

When it comes to everyday life, Granger House makes it easy with rest home, hospital, and respite care. The well-appointed rooms all look out onto sheltered courtyards or landscaped gardens and come complete with a 24-hour call system and WiFi.

Part of the close-knit West Coast town of Greymouth, Granger House is set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens, just a short drive from the town centre.

We offer everything from hairdressing to speech therapy, physiotherapy, and podiatry. We have a range of recreational activities including board games, happy hour, gardening, crafts, cooking and indoor bowls. Our facility van is also always on hand for outings.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 27 Apr 2012
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 60
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)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Unknown
Updated: 12 Aug 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have 24 hour Registered Nurse coverage. Our team of nurses have experience in aged care.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our Caregivers are highly experienced and work towards achieving NZQA qualifications in residential aged care. They are skilled to provide the best care for our residents.
Physiotherapist Negotiable
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Negotiable All menus are Dietitian approved. A Dietitian is available for general advice and to oversee special needs. Meals can be delivered.
Kaumatua Negotiable We endeavour to assist residents to maintain any cultural ties they may have in the community before coming to Granger House.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable Various religious groups can be arranged to visit to provide services for all of our residents.
Other Personnel Yes Granger House has a range of services available, such as email assistance, pharmacy and medication administration, housekeeping and laundry services, speech therapy, dental, and interpreter services. We are able to arrange for our residents if required.
Updated: 15 Nov 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes It is our privilege to care for people nearing the end of their life. We work closely with GPs and Hospice to provide this care.
Primary Rural Health Care Yes
Updated: 15 Nov 2018
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes Respite residents are taken when empty beds are available.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes Advance bookings are noted, however, empty beds are allocated to permanent residents first and a bed cannot be held for any length of time.
Updated: 15 Nov 2018
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Rooms are fully furnished and we encourage residents to personalize their rooms
Single Rooms Yes Rooms are equipped with a nurse call system, personal heater, spacious showers, and safety grab rails. Freeview TV is available.
Shared Rooms Yes Rooms will only be shared after consultation and agreement between the parties concerned.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes Monitored together with GP guidance.
Pets In Residence Yes A cat.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We are happy to discuss options for your pets.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Residents may have a phone connected to their room at their own expense.
Wifi Yes Available for residents.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Communal lounges in the complex are equipped with comfortable seating, a stereo system and televisions with Freeview TV, Sky TV, and DVD players. The area is large enough for residents to run meetings, invite guests and partake in a variety of organised functions.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes A no discrimination policy is in place to provide a friendly and caring space for residents.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes You may qualify for Primary Options For Acute Care Funding. Ask your GP for details.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes It is our privilege to care for people nearing the end of their life. We work closely with GPs and Hospice to provide this care.
Outings Yes As part of the activities programme, regular trips are provided to the local community. These can include shopping, sightseeing and picnics.
Residents Committee Yes
Updated: 15 Nov 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Granger House Lifecare Complex offers all the benefits of a care facility, including entertainment, activities and companionship. The site provides a scooter bay, paraplegic toilets, and separate dining room and lounge facilities. The facility is fitted with accessibility ramps and safety grab rails, wide corridors, and smoke detectors with water sprinklers.

Situated on the stunning West Coast, Granger House has magnificent landscaped rose and vegetable gardens, with a BBQ area and a courtyard for quiet and peaceful sitting and relaxing. We take pride in being warm and friendly and have become renowned for our cheerful atmosphere.
Updated: 15 Nov 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Granger House has an extensive repertoire of activities and events, aimed at keeping the body and mind stimulated. Our Activity Coordinator focuses on designing programmes for each individual at all levels of disability, to promote independence and creative expression.

Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society and other associations are easily accessed through us and we welcome them to our facility. Large print books and Blind Foundation listening books form part of our library service, and we also rent DVDs or videos. Entertainers form a regular part of our programme. A piano is also available in the main lounges.

Here are just some of the activities and interests of residents which arise on a regular basis:

BBQ, Board games, Breakfast in bed, Cards,Cooking, Games, Gardening, Happy Hour, Indoor Games, Intergenerational visits, Concerts, Music, Quizzes, Reading, Sing-a-longs.

There is also active involvement in community events. Outings are an ongoing part of the activities programme and often include stopping somewhere for coffee.
Updated: 15 Nov 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Not included: Optometrist, dentist, hairdressing.
Staffing qualifications and details 24 hour Registered Nurse coverage. Palliative Care Certificated.
Updated: 15 Nov 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Chinese Yes
English Yes
Interpreter Yes Can be accessed.
Tongan Yes
Updated: 15 Nov 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes Service once a month
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes We are able to accommodate our residents' spiritual needs as requested. A spiritual advisor, chaplaincy and church services are available.
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes Regular devotion services with Uniting Church Members (Methodist/Presyterian/Church of Christ)
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Mass regularly
Salvation Army Yes Monthly services
Updated: 15 Nov 2018
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km
Shops 2.00 Km Supermarket, Coffee Shop, Hairdresser available 0.5k
Parks 1.00 Km
Library 2.00 Km
Updated: 15 Nov 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 15 Nov 2018

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