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Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care
Psychogeriatric Care
14 Browning Cres
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14 Browning Crescent, Stoke, Nelson 7011
Nelson Marlborough
(03) 547 6867
(03) 547 6837
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"At Tasman we create a loving, warm and homely atmosphere where each person is supported to experience each moment richly"


We strive to achieve this vision by promoting ...

"the uniqueness of each person
the immense value of each person
and working with openness,honesty and integrity"

In these ways, we enrich each person, the community and the world.

Dementia Care New Zealand is one of New Zealand’s highly regarded aged care providers.
We provide a full range of residential care including general rest home care, dementia rest home care, general hospital level care, and dementia hospital level care. At many of our facilities, a full continuum of care is available.
We specialize in person-centred care for people who live with dementia. This is the work we have passionately chosen to do.
We care for people in small, cosy homes with a loving, warm and homely atmosphere where each person is supported to experience each moment richly. Our small homes concept means that people with dementia experience life in a less clinical and more normalised, familiar way. Small homes that inter connect, also bring a sense of ‘community’ for a person with dementia.


1. Connecting with each person we care for as we would a very best friend means that people feel loved and important. A best friend accepts you as you are, believes in you, forgives your mistakes, really listens to you, jokes with you and loves to hear you laugh.

2. Families/whanau become part of the community we have. They are involved in their loved one’s care. They are encouraged to share their in-depth and intimate knowledge of their loved one. There is much honesty and openness. This builds trusting relationships between us all. We know family, and family know us.

3. A home that provides people with stability. Things seem familiar – a private bedroom with things in it from home, sunny spots to sit in, a garden.

4. Each staff person is someone with ability and with a potential for growth. There is much opportunity for every staff member. Each staff member can have a positive impact on residents, their family and their team.

5. Ensuring that people can continue with their old roles, if they wish, like collecting the mail, folding the washing, sweeping the floor means that they have a purpose in life. They can be involved in the running of their home.

6. As we work in these ways, people are more contented and participate in life more fully. They have their greatest chance at being physically healthy and emotionally the best they can be.

We are extremely pleased to now be able to offer 24 hour Registered Nurse coverage to all of our people at Tasman.

Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 14 Oct 2015
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 12
Vacancy No
We currently have 0 room available at Tasman's Aio Home.We also have a waiting list option available.We create a warm sense of home with the 'small home' concept.Please see our comprehensive web site for further information about Tasman.Please contact us on 03 547 6867 if you wish to view our facility and meet our people.Please see our comprehensive web site for further information about Tasman.
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 18 Jun 2018
To all the wonderful staff at Tasman,
We just wanted you to know how much our family appreciated the outstanding care you gave my Mum throughout her stay with you.
You were, without exception, calm, kind and warm hearted toward her at all times.
That she was able to smile and laugh with us right up to her last days is a tribute to all of you and the ‘Best Friends’ and ‘small homes’ concept being implemented by Dementia Care NZ.
We will always remain grateful that we chose Tasman to care for Mum after she could no longer stay at home.
We extend to you all of our warmest regards and grateful thanks.
Sue and John, Michael and Carolyn and the rest of the family of Joy Guy.
ACTS 24:15 – We look forward to seeing our darling Joy again.
March 2018

Brenda Wollen
15th March 2012.

My Husband, Eric, has been a resident of Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care in Stoke, Nelson since January 17th this year and I can’t speak too highly about the wonderful care he is receiving.

All the staff, from the Managers, The Registered Nurses, the Diversional Therapists and the Carers are all very competent and all so cheerful and most welcoming.

A support group meeting is held once a month for the families of the residents, which I find most helpful.

I am very happy to have Eric being cared for by these wonderful people and would thoroughly recommend Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care.
Updated: 9 Mar 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes There is a registered nurse on site seven days a week, 24 hours per day.Should you require any information regarding your loved one, the registered nurse on duty is the person to see.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our team of care givers are passionate about caring for people who have dementia. This is the work they have chosen to do.
Physiotherapist Yes Our physio therapist works with us each fortnight. She assesses each resident's needs and develops a safe handling plan for each resident. She also trains the staff to transfer each resident safely.
Diversional Therapist Yes Our diversional therapists know each resident very well and know what works for each person, creating meaningful activities to support creativity, socialisation, stimulation and fun as well as assisting residents in the daily running of their home.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Visits weekly and more frequently if required.
Podiatrist Yes We have a podiatristwho comes on a regular basis to attend to the needs of the residents.
Dietitian Yes Our dietitian comes to Tasman monthly to review nutritional requirements of the residents.
Kaumatua Negotiable Please enquire
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Tasman is interdenominational so we have people from several denominations that visit. Individual visits can be arranged if required.
Other Personnel Yes We have a person who facilitates a support group for family members of people who live at Tasman. many people find talking with others very helpful. She is also available by phone for any family member who just needs someone to talk with.
Updated: 4 Jul 2013
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our registered nurses have received training in caring for people as they experience the final stages of their journey. Te Ara Whakapiri - Principles and guidance for the last days of life.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes As required.
Wound Care Yes Specialist care is available on referral.
Diabetic Care Yes Specialist care is available on referral.
Continence Advisor Yes We have a continence advisor who calls on us regularly. She also runs in house training sessions for staff and is available to be contacted when we require her service.
Infection Control Yes We have a registered nurse who does special training in infection control at Tasman. Specialist care input is available on referral.
Stomal Therapist No Specialist care is available on referral.
Psychiatric Care No Specialist care input is available on referral.
Stroke Rehabilitation No Specialist care input is available on referral.
Specialised Dementia Care Yes All our staff are specially trained to work with people who have dementia. They have great skill and passion in working with these residents.
Gerontological Care Yes All our staff are specially trained to care for people as they grow older. This is the work we have chosen to do.
Clinical Manager Yes Arah Cartagena is our clinical manager at Tasman Rest Home. She is supported by Ruth Babonnick, Regional Clinical Manager for Dementia Care NZ.
Other Nursing Specialities Yes Simon Hamley is a registered nurse and also our education coordinator. Simon ensures all staff are compliant with their training, runs staff in-services and coordinates any special training programs that we offer.
Psychologist No Specialist care input is available on referral.
Psychiatrist No Specialist care input is available on referral.
Updated: 22 Jan 2018
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Te Ara Whakapiri - Principles and guidance for the last days of life.
Whanau Room Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Family Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Rural Setting Yes Tasman has a surrounding park with beautiful views and established trees.
Smokers Room No Smoking is permitted outside only.
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking is permitted outside only.
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 22 Jan 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care is situated in a quiet suburban area in parklike surroundings. We have a warm and friendly atmosphere with small and homely units.Each unit has its own open plan kitchen. This increases our homely feel and encourages normalised activities.
'Ora' home provides rest home level care.
'Rangi' and 'Ata Hapara' homes provide a safe environment for residents requiring Dementia Rest Home Care.
'Aio' home provides specialist Dementia Hospital level care.

Our staff work hard to provide individualised care for each resident. We take pride in our ability to give care to our residents.

We are guided by our vision and values and love the work we have chosen to do.

Tasman's specialist hospital wing 'Aio' is a warm and comfortable home with a lovely open plan kitchen for activities, residents and families.

There are interesting and pleasant paths to walk and places to sit in the gardens.

The surrounding park offers beautifull views.

A small home means things are more familiar and homely.
Updated: 18 Oct 2011
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Aromatherapy, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Billiards, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Bridge, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Entertainers, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Hydrotherapy, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Massage, Minibus, Music, Movies, Newspaper reading, Park, Parties, Pianist, Reading, Sing-a-longs
Updated: 18 Oct 2011
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Chinese Yes
Chinese dialect Yes
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Updated: 18 Oct 2011
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 6 Nov 2012