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Parkwood Rest Home and Hospital, Christchurch - Rest Home

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On the east side of town, near the Eastgate Mall, Parkwood is a happy place, we have our own Bantam Chickens and Rabbits that live in the courtyard to entertain our residents.
We are involved in CPIT nursing training and as of next year will be involved with social work students.
Parkwood offers rest home, hospital and palliative care. We pride ourselves on the strong community spirit of this home, and welcome friends and family at any time. The great reputation of the food our chef prepares means that friends and family often join their special people here for a meal (for a small charge).

We have a reputation for providing skilled nursing care in a way that is friendly and respects the wishes of each resident. This reflects a combination of our training, and the effort we make to really get to know each resident, through something we call the Map of Life. Through this, we understand what has been important in each person’s life, as well as their particular likes, dislikes, and preferences. Once we have this understanding, giving care in the right way becomes second nature.

We would be delighted to have the opportunity to talk with you about our care. Please phone Juliane Brand, our care home manager, or feel free to drop in at any time.
Updated: 12 Mar 2014

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Contact Details
NameParkwood Rest Home and Hospital, Christchurch
Address62-72 Aldwins Road   View Map
SuburbLinwood, Phillipstown
DistrictEast, South East
Postal AddressPO Box 24028, Eastgate ChCh
District Health Board AreaCanterbury
Phone(03) 381 6700
Fax(03) 381 0842
ManagerJuliane Brand (Phone: (03) 381 6700)
OwnerBupa Care Services (Phone: 0800 60 80 99)
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Updated: 24 Jul 2013

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Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 12 Mar 2014

Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care63
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Beautiful rooms with showers and toilets
Stunning views of our lovely gardens
Home atmosphere
For any further information contact our facility manager Juliane Brand at 03 381 6700
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 17 Apr 2014

TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner No We have a Clinical Manager, Val Whatley, who is a senior registered nurse and oversees the care of our residents.
Registered Nurse 24hrs Yes Our Care Home Manager - Juliane Brand, Clinical Manager and Weekend Supervisor are all Registered Nurses. Our rest home and hospital both have registered nurse cover at all times.
Enrolled Nurse 40+ Yes Our resthome and hospital have registered enrolled nurses working beside the RN on most shifts.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Part-time and attends 2 aftrnoons per week - Jill Miller plus an assistant three days per week.
Occupational Therapist Yes
Own Social Worker Yes Accessed through CPH and PMH. Our Community Liaison Officer, Tamara Forbes works between CPH, PMH, residents and families to facilitate the smooth transition from home and hospital into our care at Parkwood.
Diversional Therapist No Activities Officers provide comprehensive Activity Programmes and see individual residents on a one-on-one basis.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes See Diversional Therapist comment.
Hairdresser Yes On site two days per week - and additional expense and appointment made through the unit co-ordinator or activities officers.
Podiatrist Yes Attends fortnightly - around $20.00 per visit.
Dietitian Yes Access to Dietitian Services is present - we readily refer any special requirements.
Accredited Visitors Yes Parkwood have 2 resident advocates who attend our 3 monthly meetings and visit our residents every fortnight.
Kaumatua Yes As advised at the time.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Chaplain visits our residents on request and we hold fortnightly church services.
Other Personnel Yes Our Maintenance Officer also works with families and new residents to make their room their special place, personalising it by hanging pictures, setting up tvs and placing furniture.
Updated: 12 Mar 2014

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes Strong links with Nurse Maude nurse specialists.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes Obtained through Christchurch Hospital as per appointments from surgical specialists.
Wound Care Yes Referrals made to Nurse Maude and DHB wound care specialists as required - multi disciplinary approach involving Clinical Manager, Unit Coordinator and GP
Diabetic Care Yes We have strong links with the Community Diabetic Team and education and support from DHB nurse specialists.
Continence Advisor Yes Access to external Specialist is present. We have the Nurse Maude and EBOS staff support us in this area. Our staff all attend inservices and our registered staff are able to manage assessments
Infection Control Yes Access to external Specialist is present.We link in with DHB, Medlab and Southern Community Lab - our infection control officer on site is Steph Gardiner
Stomal Therapist Yes Access to external Specialist is present - again, this is Nurse Maude and DHB nurse specialists who help us in stomal care and education.
Psychiatric Care Yes Some of our residents require this visiting service and we are able to manage this as the need arises - we are not a dementia facility though.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes We are able to provide support to specialist nurses who require a bed for a recovering stroke victim - we do have a physiotherapist for ten hours per week and have strong links to the rehab services at PMH and Burwood.
Tracheotomy Care No Access to external Specialist is present.
Dialysis No Ward 14 support us as required - we have had peritoneal dialysis patients in the past and family have dialysed for us as we do not hold training on the staff for this.
Primary Rural Health Care No Happy to look at supporting any rural residents who require a bed for a short or long time.
Gerontological Care Yes We are a residential aged care hospital and resthome.
Urology No Access to external Specialist is present.
Community Health No Access to external Specialist is present.
Clinical Manager Yes Val Whatley, our clinical manager oversees the care delivered to residents in the hospital and resthome.
Other Nursing Specialities No Access to external Specialist is present.
Psychologist Yes We will access to an external specialist as required.
Psychiatrist No Can access as required but we are not a dementia unit.
Updated: 27 Jun 2013

Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes
Advance bookings taken Yes
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 12 Mar 2014

Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
Ensuite Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes Managed on an individual basis supervised by staff. Our residents can enjoy our Happy Hour twice a week if they choose, the Happy Hours include live entertainment and music.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Personaly charges apply.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes Residents meetings are held every 3 months and are attended by independent resident advocates.
Newsletter Yes We produce a newslteer for our residents which tells them what activities, events, interesting stories and celebrations are happening at Parkwood.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents No Some muddlement accepted
Lounges/seating areas Yes Several areas for residents enjoyment,privacy or group association.
Outings Yes Two vans and one car available.
Smoking Permitted Yes At designated area only.
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 12 Mar 2014

Special Features
Bupa Care Services provides continuing care to older New Zealanders with products and services to help them get the most out of life whether they’re living in their own homes or in residential care.
Parkwood supports families and individuals with living day to day in a hospital or resthome environment - we have a terrific staff who really are just 'the bees knees' - do ring the Manager, Juliane Brand if you want to know more. 03 3816700
Updated: 12 Mar 2014

Interests & Activities

Support groups as requested (eg Alzheimer's Society, Arthritis Society, Blind Foundation, Stroke Group), residents go out to local RSA's, Senior Citizens and Probus on request, art (on request), cards (lounge available), casino regularly, church/religious services (all denominations), weekly craft, dancing at times, electric blankets can be used, email/internet available, entertainment weekly, weekly exercises with Physiotherapist, individual flower and vegetable gardens, happy hour (twice weekly), indoor games eg bowls and others, outdoors games (petanque and croquet), movies in large hall, music weekly, piano and organ available, weekly newspaper reading, weekly quizzes, shopping very accessible and regular trips out, Sky TV in one lounge, regular videos, several weekly outings. We are always open to any suggestions.

Updated: 12 Mar 2014

Additional Information
Details re Meals All meals are prepared on site. Meals are served in the Dining Room or in the Resident's Room based upon individual preference. In addition, morning and afternoon tea and supper are provided. Special Diets catered for.
Staffing Details Meals are prepared under the direct supervision of our 1st and 2nd Cook, from 0600 to 1730 hours. All meals in the Dining Room are supervised by staff. In addition, morning and afternoon tea and supper are provided.
Associated Complexes Parkwood Hospital which also forms part of this facility and is located on site.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Shoule you have any concerns or enquiries, please contact Lisa Bray,the Administrator on 03 381 6700 to discuss.
Updated: 12 Mar 2014

Languages Spoken
Afrikaans Yes
Arabic Yes
Cantonese Yes
Chinese Yes
Chinese dialect Yes
Dutch No One dutch caregiver
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter Yes We access interpreters for our residents as required.
Korean Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Samoan Yes
Spanish Yes
Updated: 12 Mar 2014

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
(Other comments) Yes All denominations welcome - come on in whoever you are and wherever you come from. We accept everyone has differing beliefs from the next person and treat all with the same respect we would want to be treated with.
Updated: 12 Mar 2014

Public Transport 0.00 km At the door.
Shops 1.00 km Eastgate Mall.
Mall 1.00 km Eastgate Mall.
Parks 0.50 km Linwood
Library   In Home plus books brought in each month from the local library for swap around
Updated: 12 Mar 2014

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes At Parkwood we are proud to be one of a small number of NZ care homes who hold 4 year certification. We invite you to view our latest Ministry of Health Audit report simply by clicking on the website link provided above in the Contact Details section.
ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme) 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 Bupa is committed to ensuring staff have the knowledge & skills to deliver high quality care to our residents. Bupa delivers approved training programmes for National Certificates in Foundation Skills,Core Competencies & Dementia Qualifications.
Other details Yes We would love to talk to you about how Parkwood could become home to you or your loved one. Please call Juliane Brand on (03)381 6700.
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme) CareerForce (ex CSSITO (Community Support Services Industry Training Organisation)
Updated: 27 Jun 2013

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