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 2 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

Artwork in our Home
Artwork in our Home

Current Notices:
Title: Autumn
Date: 2018
Posted by: Irwell Team
Notice: AUTUMN 2018

Hello Family and Friends

Hope you haven't got sunburnt from all the sunshine we have enjoyed this Summer? Talk about a 'good' summer – it certainly made up for the so called Summer in 2017.

The Resident's managed to keep cool with extra cool drinks, ice-blocks etc. Plenty of shade from the trees was enjoyed when sitting outside.

There are new photos on the photo wall, black and white ones taken at the end of the year, ones of the Christmas party, Christmas lunch and New Year party. If you would like a copy/copies just write down which one and a copy will be arranged.

There are also photos of Valentines day party – a day of pink and red roses along with waltz by those who enjoy dancing.

Not sure if your relative has told you about Jack who visits riding his skate board? If you haven't been told, Jack is a Border Collie who can ride a skate board, absolutely amasing to see and a great hit.

Our Cooks have been busy planning our Winter menu with our Dietitian, lovely home cooked meals and homecooked baking, the aromas coming from the kitchen are amasing.

We have three staff who are undertaking their New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing

at Weltec. Our Caregivers are encouraged to undertake this training, we are very proud to have a significant percentage who have already qualified.

Remember we welcome your participation in the Resident's meetings, times and dates are displayed on the activity wall.

Thank you to all of those who get a staff member to lock the door when they leave the rest home out of hours, this ensures the safety of both Residents and Staff.

Influenza vaccinations are going to be administered to residents who have indicated they wish to receive it – this is a good time to remember not to visit if you are unwell.

If you need to discuss any matters please do so either face to face or via email – we will endeavour to answer questions you have.

Take care till next time

Residents, Staff and Management

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