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Essie Summers [Aged Care]
74.3% (7 Reviews)

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Aged Care Information   (Last Updated: 21st July 2021)

This facility is owned by Ryman Healthcare Ltd.

Winner: 2021 Trusted Brand Aged Care & Retirement Villages

At Ryman villages, we’re dedicated to caring for you now and into your future.
We welcome residents from the wider community, and if you’re an existing Ryman resident you will have priority access to care options that suit your needs.

Essie Summers is located close to Beckenham’s wonderful community facilities, including a supermarket, library, cafés and specialty boutique stores. Features include architecturally desig

The care we provide is individualised to suit your needs. Our care app, myRyman, is available on an electronic device in every resident’s room. Allowing nurses and carers to access detailed information about your needs and preferences while they care for you.

No. of Beds 125

Facility services offered
  • Geriatric
  • Dementia care
  • Medical (hospital care)
  • Rest home care

Reviews / Feedback for Essie Summers [Aged Care]

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Reviewed by : [Name withheld at users request] May 2020
Family member / Friend. < 10 days / visits

Poor level of care.

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Reviewed by : noeline613 Apr 2018
Resident. > 100 days / visits

Four Stars...

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Reviewed by : [Name withheld at users request] Mar 2018
Resident. > 100 days / visits

Good Environment...

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Reviewed by : kevin442 Feb 2018
. > 100 days / visits

Nice Staff...

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Reviewed by : robert118 Feb 2018
Family member / Friend. > 100 days / visits

Staff Gracious, Caring and Hard Working...

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Reviewed by : [Name withheld at users request] Jul 2015
Visitor. 10 - 100 days / visits

Loving, caring staff...

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4   (Under previous ownership/mgmt)
Reviewed by : [Name withheld at users request] Feb 2015
Family member / Friend. 10 - 100 days / visits

New, clean, great staff

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DHB Audit Details

Further Rest Home Certification and Audits Information.

Essie Summers [Aged Care]
Canterbury District Health Board
Audit Certification period: 12 months (due to new manager employed)
Certificate renewal date: 24th July, 2023
Auditor: Health and Disability Auditing New Zealand Limited
Click here to view latest audit findings

Why we have Rest Home Audits

All rest homes and aged residential care facilities are certified and audited to ensure they:

  • provide safe, appropriate care for their residents
  • meet the standards set out in the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001.

Types of audit and when they happen

Certification / Surveillance Audits
Certification audits happen every 1–4 years. After the audit, rest homes are certified for a set period of time (the exact length depends on how well the rest home performed at the certification audit). Once this time is up, the rest home must be re-audited and its certification renewed.
An unannounced spot audit (also called a surveillance audit) happens around the middle of a rest home’s certification period. The spot audit ensures progress has been made on outstanding areas identified in the earlier certification audit and that standards haven’t slipped.
In addition to audits, rest homes have to report to their DHB on how they are addressing issues found at audit. These improvements are then verified at the next audit event.
Other types of audit
Provisional audits happen when a provider purchases a certified rest home from another provider.
Partial provisional audits happen when a provider wants to add services to their certificate (eg, a rest home adding hospital-level care), when a new rest home is built, or when a provider adds capacity or reconfigures their services (eg, builds a new wing, upgrades rooms). Before 2014, audits for adding capacity or reconfiguring services were referred to as verification audits.
Ministry inspections
Rest homes may have unannounced inspections by the Ministry under the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001 in the event of a serious complaint.
DHB issues-based audits
DHBs can conduct issues-based audits under the Aged Related Residential Care Contract. For information on these audits please contact the relevant DHB.