Rest Home Care

Sandringham House

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We aim to welcome, care for and support our residents. We will respect their beliefs and values. Confidentiality will be respected and we will provide a high standard of care in a safe friendly non-judgmental environment
Updated: 31 Jul 2012

Contact Details
Detail
NameSandringham House
Address12 Sandringham Street   View Map
DistrictWaitaki
City/TownOamaru
District Health Board AreaSouthern (Otago)
Phone(03) 437 0344
Mobile 0275644186, 0275771734
Manager Shelley Taylor (Phone: 0275644186)
OwnerKelvin and Shelley Taylor (Phone: 0275771734)
Email View Email Address
Updated: 8 Aug 2013

Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 8 Aug 2013

Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care21
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Single room with ensuite
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 3 Sep 2014

Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 10 Yes Our RN is employed for 10 hours per week, with the option of extended hours when required. The Nurse Manager is at the rest home Monday to Friday and provides 24 hour call.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 12 Yes All our care givers are very experienced and have care giver qualifications as well as first aide certificates.
Own Social Worker Yes All our residents are given their own Social Worker prior to their admission to Sandringham House Rest Home.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our activities Co-Ordinator provides a range of activities during the week. We have a happy hour on a Friday evening. Van rides are something all residents look forward to.
Podiatrist Yes Our qualified hair dresser provides a range of services and visits the home weekly.
Updated: 21 Aug 2013

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes This is provided in conjunction with the Otago Hospice, for anyone on the Hospice program. We also offer end of life care for those who require this support.
Oxygen Management Yes We can provide this service for those who have portable oxygen.
Surgical Followup Yes We can assist any resident with any surgical follow up, either here in Oamaru or Dunedin.
Wound Care Yes Both or RN's are educated in wound care.
Diabetic Care Yes We have access to the Diabetic Educator at Oamaru Hospital. All our care givers are educated in Diabetes, so are our 2 RN's.
Continence Advisor Yes Have access to information and advise from the Otago District Health Board. All our staff attend on going education in this field.
Infection Control Yes Infection control is managed by our RN. We have a comprehensive infection Control program in place. All our staff are fully trained in Infection Control.
Stomal Therapist Yes We have access to the stomal therapy service at the Distric Health Board. All our staff are educated to provide Stomal care.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes We offer support to those requiring after stroke care. we do this in conjunction with other health professionals
Specialised Dementia Care No Although we do offer support for those in the early stages of dementia.
Gerontological Care Yes This is a light care rest home. Access to a Geriatrician is via referral or by phone contact.
Urology No Needs to go through the Dunedin Public Hospital.
Clinical Manager Yes Access to 24 hour Registered nursing care. We have 2 experienced Registered Nurses on staff.
Other Nursing Specialities No We work in with other nursing specialities to provide optimal nursing care.
Anthroposophical Care Yes This is accessed if it is a residents choice. We have several different disciplines we can access.
Psychologist Yes We go through the Dunedin Public Hospital.
Psychiatrist Yes We can access the visiting Psychogeriatrician on an as and when basis.
Updated: 16 Sep 2013

Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We can provide this as long as we have a bed.
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes We provide carer support as well as day care.
Advance bookings taken Yes Just phone and make an appointment to have look around or just visit us, we will happily show you around.
Subsidised service Yes This is through the DHB and WINZ as well as through you Social Worker.
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 16 Sep 2013

Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Day Care Yes We can provide a half day or whole day, to suit your needs.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We offer this to all our residents, as this is their home. We also offer this service to anyone requiring support with end of life care.
Rooms (Shared) Yes Unique to Sandringham House, we have 2 double rooms. These are for either MR and MRS or if you prefer company we can match up a suitable companion.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes 2 double rooms.
Ensuite Yes We have 4 ensuite rooms in our home.
Male residents only Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes An alcoholic beverage is on offer with our midday meal and evening meal.
Pets In Residence Yes We have 2 cats, Charlie and Tabby. We bring our wee Jack Russell Polly in for the day.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Residents Committee Yes Monthly resident meetings are held.
Family Committee No We pride ourselves with our ongoing communication with all our families. We are a phone call or e-mail away, and only to happy to help.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes As per policy and procedure manual.
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes We take our residents out weekly for a van drive, as well as twice weekly shopping trips. We also do other outings as they come up. In summer we have fish and chip beach lunch, weather permitting.
Smoking Permitted Yes In a designated area in the facility.
Semi-Secure Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 16 Sep 2013

Special Features
We are small family orientated rest home facility, offering personalised care for each individual person.
Updated: 16 Sep 2013

Interests & Activities

Age Concern, Activity programme, Alzheimer's Society, Aromatherapy, Art, Arthritis society, BBQ, Big print books, Aromatherapy, Anthroposophical, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Breakfast in bed, Bridge, Cards, Canine friends, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Craft, Dancing, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gas Fire, Gardening, Happy Hour, Holidays, Housie, Internet, Jigsaw, Music, Newspaper reading, Organ, Outings, Parkinson's Society, Parties, Pastoral care, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Reading, Reflexology, Roses, RSA, Senior Citizens, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Sky TV, Singing

Updated: 16 Sep 2013

Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals Our chiefs provide all our home cooked meals, using fresh quality local ingredients cooked on the premises. The menu changes weekly. All have food handling certificates. Our menus are audited by a dietitian.
Staffing Details All our staff are experienced and trained to deliver quality care for the elderly.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include On application.
Updated: 16 Sep 2013

Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Other Information Yes We have access to interpreters as required.
Updated: 16 Sep 2013

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Christian Yes
Evangelical Yes
Jehovah Witness Yes
Lutherism Yes
Orthodox Christian Yes
Pentecostal Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Ratana Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints Yes
Updated: 16 Sep 2013

Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Shops 0.50 km North End provides a pharmacy, post shop, hair dresser. optometrist and bakery, Further into town there a number of retail shops servicing our community.
Parks 1.00 km We have numerous parks and recreational areas with in a close proximity to our home.
Library 2.00 km Fully serviced public library in town.
Updated: 16 Sep 2013

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association Yes
Care Association New Zealand Yes
ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. New Zealand Aged Care Association Care Association New Zealand ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme)
Updated: 16 Sep 2013


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