Rest Home Care: Kaiapoi Lodge

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  • Kaiapoi Lodge
  • 6 Cass Street, (Cnr Smith & Cass St)
  • Kaiapoi
  • North Canterbury
  • Christchurch
  • District Health Board Area: Canterbury
  • Phone: (03) 327 7235
  • Fax: (03) 327 7297
  • Manager: Nicky Heppelthwaite (Phone: (03) 327 7235)
  • Owner: PRANGRELL Gary & Sandra (Phone: (03) 327 7235)
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Updated: 3 Sep 2014
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Our mission is to see models of care revolve around the needs of the residents not the institution, AND where those who reside at Kaiapoi Lodge are placed in the middle of a connected, caring community of friends, family, services and care providers.

Our philosophy is based one a fundamental belief: this is our residentsí home.

We want do everything in our power to meet the physical, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual needs of each person who resides here.

We want Kaiapoi Lodge to be part of a connected, caring community of friends, family, services and care providers. Where people can dwell with independence, dignity, hope and happiness. Where the privacy of each person is respected.

Overall we want Kaiapoi Lodge to be a place that celebrates life and enriches lives by providing meaning and a sense of belonging.
Updated: 25 Sep 2013

Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 25 Sep 2013

Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care29
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 21 Nov 2014

Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Registered nursing staff in the rest home led the care giving team and are involved in assessing, directing and implementing care of the residents. The associated hospital means there is 24 hour registered nursing coverage.
Physiotherapist Yes Physiotherapy is available to residents who have been assessed by their physician as requiring this service.
Own Social Worker 0.00 Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Kaiapoi Lodge employees a full time Diversional therapist who has either completed or is working towards completing a Diversional therapy national certificate.
Hairdresser Yes A wide range of hair care services is available for both men and women. A hairdresser is available most days and residents may schedule appointments for this on-site service as frequently as they wish.
Podiatrist Yes Regular foot care clinics are arranged at the facility. Foot care services are provided by a registered Chiropodist/Podiatrist. Kaiapoi Lodge does pass this cost onto the resident.
Dietitian Yes There may be occasions where a resident will require review from a Dietitian and Nutrition Consultant. Kaiapoi Lodge has a NZ Registered Dietitian who visits the facility when required. The Dietitian also works in approving our facilities menu.
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable The services currently in Kaiapoi Lodge are run by the following, Anglican Church, Baptist Church, Catholic Church and the Kaiapoi Co-operating Church. Anyone of these churchís are happy to come out and offer individual spiritual support and guidance.
Other Personnel Negotiable
Updated: 25 Sep 2013
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Day Care Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes All of the rooms in the rest home are single rooms
Ensuite Yes Whilst most rooms have ensuites around 15% of our rooms still require this upgrade.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Feel free to bring in a favourite furniturer, lamps, plants etc to make the room more homey, personal and comfortable.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Many residents enjoy the occasional alcoholic beverage and for that reason alcohol is permitted and there is a Happy Hour from 5:00pm -5:30pm. However, mixing alcohol with some meds can produce serious reactions resulting in a resident being discouraged.
Pets In Residence Yes A Number of years ago a cat walked into the home and took up residence and presently shows no sign of leaving.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Generally we do not accept pets, however please approach us to discuss this and we may look at bending the rules.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Telephones are available to accommodate phone calls for residents. Should daily telephone calls be part of the residentís routine, we suggest the installation of a private line. Resident bedrooms have already been pre-wired to accommodate individual lines
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Residents control their own heating: Each room has its own independent heating thermostat so residents can get the temperature they desire.
Residents Committee Yes We have regular residents' meetings so that everyone has an opportunity to discuss all aspects of life in their home. These meetings give residents a chance to talk about any changes, improvements and activities they would like.
Family Committee Yes With the permission of the resident family are invited to be involved with planning of residents care.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes There is one main central lounge overlooking the garden. The lounge serves as a meeting and entertainment site. There is also various seating places dotted around the home where two or more residents will often sit to chat.
Outings Yes Outings are an important part of our recreational therapy programme.
Smoking Permitted No Whilst smoking is not permitted within the home residents are welcome to smoke anywhere outside the building.
Semi-Secure No Kaiapoi Lodge is not a secure facility. Residents with the potential to wander are not suitable for Kaiapoi Lodge. As residents mental state can change all doors are alarmed and will alert staff at night.
Sprinklers Yes Our first line of defence is the smoke alarm system which is installed through the facility. As a backup every part of the home is covered by fire sprinklers which are linked to the fire department.
Updated: 25 Sep 2013
Special Features
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Updated: Unknown
Interests & Activities

Cards, gardening. Intedenominational Church sevices. Housie.Activity programme. Bowls. Entertainers. Happy hour. Exercises.Library service. Outings. Picnics.Qizzes.Shopping. Music.
BBQ. Breakfast in bed.Games.
Meal choices.Reading.

Updated: Unknown
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals The way we see it, meals need to be both nutritious and delicious. Nutritional goals are developed by our Food Service Supervisor and staff, with input from a Consulting Dietitian, and the Residentsí Council. Three meals a day plus three nutritious snacks are provided. Likes and dislikes are taken into consideration and a alternate will be offered. As far as special and therapeutic diets are concerned, they are prepared in accordance with doctorís orders and a nutritional supplement is provided when need be. Special devices for eating, such as rimmed plates, special cups and built-up utensils are also available for residents, whenever necessary. For the most part, meal service is offered in the dining rooms. If a resident is ill or not up to dining with others, a meal will be provided in his or her room.
Updated: 25 Sep 2013
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Updated: Unknown
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
(Other comments) Yes We will endeavour to source spiritual support to meet our residents' needs.
Updated: 25 Sep 2013
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.10 km Bus stops to both Christchurch and Rangiora are around 100m away.
Shops 0.25 km The main shopping district of Kaiapoi is just five minutes walk away. The shops include everything you would expect of a small town.
Parks 0.10 km
Library 0.25 km The library is located on the main street. For those who canít get out the library visits each week bring a selection of books, audio cassettes and CDís.
Updated: 25 Sep 2013
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Registered Retirement Village Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association Yes
ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Registered Retirement Village New Zealand Aged Care Association ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme)
Updated: 25 Sep 2013