Irwell Rest Home - Wellington, New Zealand

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Address: 11 Irwell St, Island Bay, Wellington    Phone: (04) 383 8485    Fax: (04) 383 8797    Email:

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Irwell Rest Home is a Stage II Rest Home catering for the elderly in need of care, comfort and security. We provide Respite Care, Convalescent Care, Short-term care and Long-term care.

Irwell Rest Home is a purpose built rest home and is privately owned and operated by the Nicolson Family of Island Bay. Irwell was architecturally built to fully utilise the wonderful rural and sea views, and all day sun. The Building is well insulated, has a robust fire evacuation scheme and a high earthquake safety rating.

All bedrooms at Irwell are single rooms, with each room having its own en-suite comprising shower, toilet and vanity. Bedrooms also have a television, refrigerator, telephone and heating. We provide genuine 'home-cooked' meals and cater for most dietary and cultural needs.

Staff employed at Irwell are very friendly and competent, most have had many years experience in caring for the elderly. We offer all staff on-going education to help them keep up-to-date with the ever changing needs of the Elderly. Most care staff have gained the Level 3 National Certificate in Caring for the Elderly.

We have a full activities programme which runs Monday Friday. Many and varied activities are on offer including outings, newspaper reading, exercise programme, indoor bowls and musical events to name a few.

Our vision for the rest home is to create a 'family' orientated rest home, ensuring a 'stress-free' life-style for our residents. The peaceful surroundings, skilled staff and family atmosphere will ensure that you, your loved ones or friend's stay will be comfortable and enjoyable.

John (Manager) along with his wife Heather live on site at the rest home, and are available to all residents and families (including out of hours). To arrange a visit, or for additional information please contact:

John or Heather Nicolson (owner/manager).

Irwell Rest Home is a Member of Health Care Providers New Zealand

Residents are encouraged to share their skills and talents
Residents are encouraged to share their skills and talents

Current Notices:
Title: Autumn 2015
Posted by: All of US!!
Notice: AUTUMN 2015

Dear Families

Once again we have had some 'rocking and rolling' (Earthquakes) fortunately they were not

too severe. They are a timely reminder to us to ensure out emergency supplies are available and all up to date.

In March the Staff and Resident's had their 6 monthly Fire Evacuation and Emergency Preparedness education sessions. The fire safety officer from NZ Fire Safety came and gave the residents a talk about fire safety and what role they would play if an emergency were to occur at the rest home. Once the fire safety officer left there was quite lively discussions on this topic. The Residents received instructions on what to do in the event of the fire alarm, in the event of an earthquake, what to do if they found one of their fellow residents on the floor etc. Most found it very informative. As said above these discussions occur 6 monthly, if you are interested in attending the next one ask the Activity Officer for details.

The Residents who enjoy knitting are getting their needles out once again, they will begin knitting more blankets for the SPCA. If you have any wool it would be really great if you could drop off any bits and bobs you have, it will be put to good use.

Flu vaccinations have been administered. We want to ensure the residents are not exposed to unnecessary risk of influenza, common colds and other nasty winter-time bugs so please do not visit if you are unwell OR if you have been around people who are unwell.

It is really important to stop the spread of infection by isolating those who are unwell.

New menus have been put into circulation and are being met with huge applause, the delicious aromas coming out from the kitchen are a big tease to those of us who won't be consuming.

Remember you are welcome to attend the resident's meetings held once a month, the meeting schedule is on the wall of the Activity Officer's office.

Till next time.

Kindest Regards

Residents, Staff and Management

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