Rest Home Care

Fitzroy of Merivale - REST HOME CARE Provided in ResidentalCare Suites

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LIVING WITH DIGNITY is our mission statement and our aim.
We are a boutique Rest Home. View our elegant surroundings, beautiful established gardens and meet our dedicated, caring staff.
To reside at Fitzroy of Merivale it is necessary to purchase an "Occupation Right" to your own "residential care suite" - (a large room with an ensuite, tea/coffee making facilities and direct access out to your own garden/patio area)
All 30 residential suites are under one roof with 24hour staffing and nursing care.
A weekly fee includes your care, all meals, outings, entertainment, laundering of personal clothing, bed linen and towels, and regular cleaning of your suite.
We welcome all enquiries and invite you and your family to arrange a time to visit the facility.
Updated: 15 May 2014

Our facility also offers these services:

Contact Details
Detail
NameFitzroy of Merivale
Address4 McDougall Ave   View Map
SuburbMerivale
DistrictNorth West
City/TownChristchurch
District Health Board AreaCanterbury
Phone(03) 355 5888
Fax(03) 355 0988
Mobile027 414 0154
ManagerMrs Martine Iggo (Phone: (03) 355 5888)
OwnerFitzroy Village Ltd
Email View Email Address
Website www.fitzroyofmerivale.co.nz www.fitzroyofmerivale.co.nz
Updated: 21 Oct 2013

Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 21 Oct 2013

Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care27
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Respite always welcome.

If you would like a brochure and information sent to you, please Ph 3555 888.
Impending vacancyYes - Large sunny rooms with ensuite
Updated: 23 Jul 2014

Testimonials
I have enjoyed working at Fitzroy over the past 10 years, being a smaller Rest Home allows me to get to know everyone. Assisting them in their daily needs and getting to know each persons idiosyncrasies, which helps the transition from their family homes to their new home with us. Keri Smith - Senior Caregiver/Team Leader

I have been living at "Fitzroy of Merivale" for the past 4 years and what a wonderful time it has been for me. I am fortunate and enjoy two adjoining rooms with my own outdoor area, morning sun and an affectionate "adopted" cat. We are always looking for new friends to share our beautiful home. Whether it is the warmth and caring staff or the proximity to Merivale and all it has to offer, I can sincerely recommend "Fitzroy" as a place to live, in comfort, style and security of knowing one needs are always being met. Mrs Davies - Resident

"My mother moved into Fitzroy in early 2011 when the earthquakes got too much for her to continue living by herself. Since then she continues to enjoy life there being looked after in a very cozy environment with good food, company and a full programme of activities. It gives my family a real sense of peace of mind that mother is well cared for. Anne Harvey - Christchurch

"My mother was extremely well cared for in the almost 4 years she lived at Fitzroy. Fitzroy provides a unique, tranquil atmosphere where people can maintain their dignity when they can no longer live in their own homes. Our family was most grateful for the way staff met our mothers needs, particularly when her health failed. Thank you" Dr Richard Acland - Fendalton
Updated: 21 Oct 2013


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Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40 Yes Mrs Susan Arps
Enrolled Nurse 40 Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes By arrangement
Diversional Therapist 32 Yes Jana Sleeman
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser 6 Yes Wednesdays and by arrangement
Podiatrist Yes Every 4-6 weeks and as required/requested.
Dietitian Yes Annually and for all specific dietary requirements.
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Regular on-site church services and as requested
Other Personnel Yes Chef
Updated: 11 Sep 2013

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Surgical Followup Yes We provide convalescent care following surgery.
Wound Care Yes We can access advice and specialist services as necessary,clinical staff attend wound care education/seminars to ensure currency and best practice.
Diabetic Care Yes We can care for diabetics
Continence Advisor No We can access advice as necessary
Infection Control Yes We have an infection control Nurse and Committee who liase with the microbiologists at Southern Community Laboritories as necessary.
Gerontological Care Yes Many staff have years of experience and education in this area.
Urology No Able to be contaced for advice or consultation
Clinical Manager Yes We have an experienced Clinical Co-ordinator
Updated: 11 Sep 2013

Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Respite care always welcome. MOH funded or private.
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes
Advance bookings taken Yes
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 11 Sep 2013


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Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Day Care Yes By arrangement. No transport available.
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes We have several units with adjoining doors.
Ensuite Yes All units have ensuites
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have a "House" cat
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Individual phone lines to each unit.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes We have central heating adjustable in each unit.
Residents Committee No Residents have chosen not to have a committee. They are able to talk to the Nurse Manager directly.
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Sprinklers Yes We also have smoke detectors for early detection of fire.
Updated: 21 Oct 2013


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Special Features
Close to shopping Malls, cafes, restaurants, doctors, physio, dentists and podiatrists in the heart of Merivale
with the local bus route nearby.
Updated: 29 May 2013


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Interests & Activities

Many and varied to suit residents' needs.

Activity programme, with monthly theme.

BBQ

Bowls

Board Games

Bridge

Outings

Church service twice a month

Computer with e-mail

, Entertainers

, Exercises

, Fax

, Games

, Golf

, Happy hour

, Housie

, Internet

, Library

, Mah Jong

, Minibus

, Movies

, Outings

, Cocktail Parties

, Pianist

, Quizzes

, Reading

, Gardens

, Shopping

, Video & DVD

, Visitors

Updated: 30 Jun 2012


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Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals Menu for each season on 4 week cycle. Breakfast in bed, lunch at midday, dinner at 6pm, plus morning and afternoon tea. Special diets catered for.
Staffing Details We have a high staff - resident ratio. All staff are experienced and have trained with the ACE training programme.
Associated Complexes Situated next door to Nurse Maude shop.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please contact Management for a list of costs and a brochure
Updated: 29 May 2013

Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Interpreter Yes Available if required
Updated: 21 Oct 2013

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes As required
Inter denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Updated: 21 Oct 2013


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Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.10 km
Shops 0.10 km
Mall 0.50 km
Parks 1.00 km
Updated: 21 Oct 2013

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc)) Yes
Registered Retirement Village Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association Yes
ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme) Yes All staff have either completed the ACE education programme or are working towards the qualification.
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes Our Diversional Therapist is qualified and experienced
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
CareerForce (ex CSSITO (Community Support Services Industry Training Organisation) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc)) Registered Retirement Village New Zealand Aged Care Association ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme) CareerForce (ex CSSITO (Community Support Services Industry Training Organisation)
Updated: 21 Oct 2013


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