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Green Gables is a small and friendly facility with a long and trusted reputation. With our heritage architecture, beautiful gardens and light and airy rooms, we exude a sense of homeliness and comfort.
We are the most centrally located village in Nelson and after 10 minutes strolling along the beautiful river beside Green Gables, you are in the city centre with its vibrant shops and cafes. Supermarkets are within an easy walk. So too are the beautiful Queens Gardens with the popular Suter Art Gallery, café, movie theatre and just over the road from them, a heated indoor swimming pool.
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Susanne has been with Oceania in various management roles for the last six years.
She qualified as RN in 1996 and has worked in aged care for most of her career. At present she is studying towards a MBA. Susanne believes that a care facility can be an extended family.
“One of the misconceptions about aged care is that our residents live isolated lives, away from their loved ones and stuck in a place out of sight for the community. The reality at Wharema is very different. We are proud to engage families and friends in all aspects of our day-to-day life at the facility. Our staff is part of the Whareama family, working with the residents not for them, therefore encouraging independence and dignity at all times.”
"Please pass on our thanks to you and your team who have done a marvellous job in caring and settling him in. The professionalism and level of care has been excellent."
"You are all very special people, I saw the dignity and respect you show all the residents including my mum, I head back overseas in the knowledge she is very well cared for."
"I love to be here. The staff are absolutely incredible. I feel so safe and that's the main thing."
"Rettie, thank you, all of your staff have done more than we could have ever achieved alone. 2 years and 5 months after our mum fell down and broke her hip – she has melted with your persistent loving care and got up from her chair. Mum’s psychogeriatricist said she may never get up. You have proved this wrong."
"It occurs to me that 'the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.' To me this means the endless patience, encouragement, support and tireless care your staff give my family cannot be understated."
"The staff I had most contact with were Diane, Lorraine and Mia. They have been just fantastic, but I realise that everyone has contributed to Mum’s overall care. There were mornings when I had to wait for the staff to finish hugging Mum and telling her to have a lovely time when I came to take her out."
"Just want to let you know how happy and grateful our family is, not only for the superb care you’re providing for our Mum but also for the wonderful respect and kindness everyone shows to residents and family members."
"On more than one occasion, the nurses came in to talk to Alan and say goodbye to him for the day, before they left at the end of their shift. They all loved him and cared for him in a most special way, even though Alan was unable to speak very much due to a stroke."