Rannerdale is very much the residents ‘home’. Residents are encouraged to continue a lifestyle as similar as possible to that which they would choose were they still living in their own homes. Residents are free to come and go according to their ability, and to make as much or as little use of the available facilities and activities as they choose.
Facilities available to residents include several lounges, a computer for receiving and sending emails, a library which includes large print books and DVDs, weekly Catholic and monthly non-denominational church services, and Sky TV Sports and Rugby channels available free in all residents’ bedrooms. A happy hour is held twice a week.
Rannerdale also has a fully functional rehab gymnasium, staffed by physiotherapists and rehab assistants, to aid residents in maintaining independence and improving their mobility.
Respite Care and Carer Support
Rannerdale provides temporary care to eligible persons in situations where their carers are either unable to provide care for a limited period or are simply in need of a break. Prospective respite care individuals must first be assessed by a District Health Board Older Persons Health Needs Assessor for eligibility.
Residents receiving respite care or carer support can be assured of the same comprehensive standard of care and attention to their personal needs as that provided to our permanent residents.
Acceptance for respite care or carer support is dependent on the availability of a bed at the time required.
Whether respite care is required for a few days, a week, or longer care givers can be assured of the excellent care and attention given to the resident during their stay by our qualified staff.
Day programmes available at Rannerdale are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am to 4:00pm each week or other days by arrangement.
Prior to attending the Rannerdale day programme the person will need to be assessed by Rannerdale’s Clinical Nurse Manager for suitability and care.
All day care residents receive quality care according to their needs. Day care residents are provided with a midday meal as well as morning and afternoon teas, and are encouraged to enjoy Rannerdale’s facilities and participate in organised activities if they wish to do so.