Rest Home Care

Radius Matua

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Radius Matua is a modern bed rest home, hospital and dementia care facility that provides round the clock care for those who can no longer manage safely on their own.
We put the diverse care needs of our residents first. Our staff provide individualised care, that allows all our residents to live with dignity and as independently as possible.
Our park-like gardens and sheltered court yards provide a tranquile place to relax and spend time.
All the rooms of our residential care facility have their own individual attached en suite.

We provide: - On site registered nurses 24 hours a day.
- Qualified staff on duty 24 hours a day.
- Breakfast and snacks served in individual rooms; other meals served in the communal dining room.
- Emergency call bells in all bedrooms.
- On site weekly church service.
- Access to specialist services in the hospital includes physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietician and podiatry
- A full activities programme.
- Tasty nutritious meals; special and vegetarian meals are available if required.
- Flexible visiting hours.
The majority of the rooms are single, with a few double rooms for married couples or those who prefer the company.
All residents rooms are temperature controlled, and equipped with a telephone outlet and television points.
The hospital’s interior is designed to create a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Rest home lounges flow onto central courtyards "bringing the outdoors in".
Updated: 11 Jun 2013

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Contact Details
Detail
NameRadius Matua
Address124 Levers Rd   View Map
SuburbMatua
City/TownTauranga
District Health Board AreaBay of Plenty
Phone(07) 576 2802
ManagerLia Tennant (Phone: 07 576 2802)
Email View Email Address
Website www.radiuscare.net.nz
Updated: 4 Mar 2014

Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsYes
Updated: 10 May 2012

Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care60
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
All our rooms are single with full ensuites attached.Please call Raewyn for availability. Residential Care suite available. Large open plan with Kitchen,lounge and bathroom.
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 25 Jul 2014

Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes 24 hour registered nurse cover.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes We have the services of a part time registered physiotherapist contracted to Radius Matua who is supported by two physiotherapy assistants.
Occupational Therapist Yes We have the services of a part time occupational therapist contracted to Radius Matua who assesses all long term clients on admission and as required.
Own Social Worker No Available upon request.
Diversional Therapist Yes Two registered diversional therapists deliver a stimulating and varied activity programme working closely with the Allied Health team and nursing staff.
Hairdresser Yes We have our own resident hairdresser (men's & ladies) who operates from Radius Matua's hairdressing salon Monday to Friday.
Podiatrist Yes We have the services of Matua Foot Clinic Podiatry contracted to Radius Matua who visit six weekly. a fee is payable for the service unless prescribed by the doctor (e.g. diabetics).
Dietitian Yes Food Solutions provide dietary services. Our food menus are audited by the Registered Dietitian bi annually or as required to ensure that our clients indvidual dietary requirements are met.
Kaumatua Yes Available by referral to Huria Marae. Huria Kaumatua provide in-service and policy support to Radius Matua.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Chaplaincy services are available following consultation with staff.
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 11 Jun 2013

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes By referral.
Wound Care Yes Staff training in wound care management is ongoing. Up to date techniques are used to promote healing.
Continence Advisor Yes Information and training provided by external trainer. Resident's are assessed as required for continence training and product use. We aim to promote independence and dignity.
Infection Control Yes Our infection control nurse works closely with our quality committee and promotes staff education to ensure best practise in infection control.
Stomal Therapist Yes Available through the Bay of Plenty District Health Board stoma nurse who provides staff training in stoma cares.
Psychiatric Care No By referral
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Service is provided by our own physiotherapy and occupational therapy team to promote independence for those who have suffered a stroke.
Specialised Dementia Care Yes We have a purpose built specialised 18 bed dementia unit.
Gerontological Care Yes
Urology No By referral.
Clinical Manager Yes The clinical manager supports the hospital and rest home clinical team leaders and the Allied Health Team.
Other Nursing Specialities Yes Palliative care.
Anthroposophical Care No This holistic form of care can be sought if appropriate.
Psychologist No By referral.
Psychiatrist No By referral.
Other Post Graduate Specialities Yes Palliative care.
Updated: 11 Jun 2013

Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Palliative care is provided by our very experienced nurses.
Whanau Room Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes Our rest home rooms are all single, spacious and have attached en suite bathrooms.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes In our rest home we have two double rooms and single rooms with a door in between.
Ensuite Yes All our rooms in the rest home have en suites.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage residents to bring their own furniture and special possessions to personalise their room.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have four cats, goldfish, bird aviary and three turtles in our specially designed enclosure.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet No Family and friends are permitted to bring pets into visit.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Private phone numbers are available.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes All rooms have individual wall mounted heaters with thermostat control.
Residents Committee Yes Our diversional therapist and client services manager hold quarterly residents meetings to provide a forum for residents to give input and discuss issues.
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Policy and regular staff training.
Confused Residents Yes One of our functions is to care for those with dementia related disorders.
Lounges/seating areas Yes In our resthome we have several quiet lounges and a designated TV lounge. Attractive out door courtyards with seating which are easily accessible.
Outings Yes Outings are arranged by our diversional therapist to a variety of locations on a regular basis. Our purpose built van has a wheelchair hoist.
Smokers Room No No smoking is permitted inside the building.
Smoking Permitted Yes We have designated outdoor areas for smoking.
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 11 Jun 2013

Interests & Activities

Activity programme - our diverse programme includes - Art, Board games, Bowls, Cards, Care and Craft, Church services, , Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Entertainers, Entertainment, Gardening, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Newspaper reading, Shopping, Movie time.

We have exercise classes which are run three times a week by our physiotherapy assistants - two classes (Sit & Be Fit and Too Fit to Sit). These classes are very popular and lots of fun.

Shopping trips and van outings are popular in our comfortable, purpose built van with wheelchair hoist.

Inner court yards and raised gardens are pleasurable for those who enjoy pottering in the garden and being outdoors

Updated: 11 Jun 2013

Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals All meals are prepared on site seven days a week. Breakfast, hot meal midday, teatime meal, morning and afternoon tea and supper are provided.
Staffing Details Our facility is generously staffed with registered nurses, enrolled nurses, and experienced care assistants. We have registered nurses on 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
Associated Complexes Radius Care is a New Zealand owned and operated company that specialises in delivering the very best levels of rest home and private hospital care for our elderly population and our young disabled who require special care.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Details of our fees and services are available on request. Fees do not include personal toiletries, haircuts, podiatry, personal newspaper, Sky TV and personal telephone.
Updated: 11 Jun 2013

Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Dutch Yes We have Dutch staff.
English Yes
Filipino Yes We have Filipino nurses and care assistants.
Maori - Te Reo Yes We have Maori staff.
Updated: 6 Jul 2011

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Inter denominational Yes Radius Matua is interdenominational - services are taken by Anglican, Catholic, Presbyterian, and Baptist church members. Matua Lifecare recognises the spiritual beliefs for all regardless of religious beliefs.
Updated: 16 Nov 2012

Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.50 km We are on the Bay Hopper bus route which departs regularly from Levers Road.
Shops 1.50 km Cherrywood shopping centre
Mall 6.00 km Tauranga City shopping centre and malls.
Parks 0.50 km Fergusson Park is 5mins drive away
Library 6.00 km Tauranga City Public library.
Updated: 7 Jul 2011

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
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
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: 7 Jul 2011


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