To all the staff at Tasman Rest Home.

We would like to say a big thank you for the lovely happy friendly care given to our Father Allen Mills.

It was so nice walking into the building, residents and staff alike always greeted us with smiles and hello’s.

The sensor mat by his bed was always being set off by us accidently no matter how hard we tried not to and a staff member would come in with a beaming smile and switch it off.

Nothing seemed to be a bother.

We always felt like we belonged to a big family, this made things so much easier for us to cope with Dad having to be in an environment he didn’t want to be and his health deteriorating.

The banter between you and Dad was a joy to see, Dad loved to give cheek to someone and it was nice to see you responding back. 

The care and friendliness not only extended to Dad, as an extended family always being there, we also were looked after.

The endless cups of tea and coffee, and a meal if we happened to be there at that time was so generous. Along with the one happy hour we happened to coincide with, was nice it was shared with everybody not just the residents. I know my grandchildren loved it, Toby still talks about his lemonade and chippies with Great Granddad.

We will be recommending you to everyone we talk to, our choice of care for Dad was just the best in our eyes, thank you so much.

Kindest Regards

Christine Griffith and Gene.

April 2014




My Husband, Eric, has been a resident of Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care in Stoke, Nelson since January 17th this year and I can’t speak too highly about the wonderful care he is receiving.

All the staff, from the Managers, The Registered Nurses, the Diversional Therapists and the Carers are all very competent and all so cheerful and most welcoming.

A support group meeting is held once a month for the families of the residents, which I find most helpful.

I am very happy to have Eric being cared for by these wonderful people and would thoroughly recommend Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care.

Brenda Wollen
15th March 2012