Glenbrook Rest Home - where every resident counts

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Glenbrook Rest Home is a 23 bed rest home set in countryside surroundings in Glenbrook, Waiuku, South Auckland. We are located 10 km east of Waiuku, about 15km west off the southern motorway Drury offramp.

Sharon Jordan and partner Peter Mathyssen have been owners/managers since December 2007. Sharon had been Nurse Manager at the rest home for the previous seven years and knows the place inside out (not much gets past her!). Peter takes care of administration, maintenance, etc.

Apart from sharon and Peter, the staff team consists of ten caregivers, two cooks, two house keepers, two registered nurses and two activity coordinators. A total staff team of 20.

Glenbrook Rest Home was first set up in 1975 with 12 beds in a large Lockwood style house.  In 1997 an addtional wing was added, increasing capacity  to 19 beds of which eight were in four double rooms. The beds in the double rooms posed a problem in that they were very hard to fill. So in 2013 Peter and Sharon decided to add ten new rooms and change the double into single rooms. Total bed number increased to 22.

All rooms have a basin with hot/cold water and their own electrical heater. The ten new rooms are spaciously laid out and have a toilet ensuite and a 31" TV.

Our residents have two lounges for their use. One lounge has a TV and is often used for activities such as indoor bowls, bingo, singalongs, etc. A ranch slider gives access to a large sunny deck. The second lounge is a 'quiet' one, without tv or radio. Here residents can read a book or just rest or talk. In the afternoon, games such as scrabble are played here often too. Our dining room at the back overlooks a grassed area with chickens and pigs. These animals are very much enjoyed, by residents and staff alike. It is fun watching them frolicking around in the grass. We also have three dogs: Toby, Pesha and Tai.

Field at back from dining roomFurther down from the grassed area is some native bush and a little stream.

Visitors are welcome to have a stroll in the back yard.

To find out more, contact Sharon or Peter. They can fill you in and are more than happy to answer any other queries you might have.