Rest Home Care

Straven House - Straven House

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Straven House is a privately owned rest home providing quality care, peace and security for the elderly.
Updated: 28 Nov 2013

Contact Details
NameStraven House
Address9 Straven Rd   View Map
DistrictNorth West
District Health Board AreaCanterbury
Phone(03) 348 8401
Fax(03) 348 8401
Mobile027 2371569
ManagerMary Anne Beckingsale and Daphne Walker (Phone: (03) 3592075)
OwnerDavid O'Neill (Phone: 027 2266503)
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Updated: 24 Jun 2011

Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 23 Apr 2012

Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care4
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
We are just 100 metres from the Westfield shopping centre. Lovely home cooked meals. Because of our small size you will be treated as an individual with a high level of care in a stable caring environment. A real family feel, an ideal home with a simple layout for people with some memory loss , those that may be visually impaired, or those needing more one on one care. A caring stable staff that will look after your every need. A small home with a big heart!
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 21 Aug 2014

TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 30 Yes Michell Jinayin on call 24 hours 7 days. David O'Neill the owner is also a registered nurse. Daphne Walker and Mary Anne Beckingsale Managers
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist 0.00 Yes comes is as required
Own Social Worker 0.00 Negotiable referral to Cant Dist Health Board
Diversional Therapist Yes programme offered 6 days a week
Activities Co-ordinator Yes see diversional therapist
Hairdresser Yes once a week to the home -full range of services available
Podiatrist Yes 6 weekly or as required
Dietitian Negotiable If required we contact Liz Beaglehole Canterbury Dieticians or dietician at the CHB
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Yes Mary Anne is the co manager and is also responsible for administration and quality control along with Daphne Walker
Updated: 9 Apr 2013

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes The owners have extensive experience in caring for persons with psychiatric / mental health needs. We can cater for both longand short term care needs.
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Other Nursing Specialities Yes Gerontology
Updated: 1 Oct 2008

Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 26 Mar 2013

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Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We have the facilities for the disabled.
Day Care Yes We will pick up and deliver within the Riccarton Area
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes We will fit in with families needs
Whanau Room Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes Nurse call system in all rooms and lounges.
Rooms (Shared) No No shared rooms.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes .
Ensuite Yes 13 ensuite rooms.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes What will fit into their room.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Within reason.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Within reason.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Cordless phone for residents. Jack points can be activated in each room at a cost from Telecom
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Residents Committee Yes Residents meeting every three months.
Newsletter Yes Every four months.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes Due to the fact that this is a small home it is less confusing for these residents. We are not a dementia care unit.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Two. Nurse call system in all rooms and lounges.
Outings Yes Weekly in our mini bus. special outings arranged as they become available.
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking permitted outside the building.
Semi-Secure Yes The front door is on an alarm system and the gates are kept locked for the safety of the residents
Sprinklers Yes Fully sprinklered, smoke and heat detectors.
Updated: 22 Aug 2011

Special Features
A small friendly 26 bed home situated in the heart of Riccarton shopping disrict. We encourage independance. Easy walking distance to Riccarton Mall. Close to main hospitals and parks with Doctor's rooms across the road. Riccarton Happy Club is 100 metre's away, offering a social scene outside the Rest Home.
This Home is suitable for residents that are experiencing some memory loss as it is small and has one central hallway. We are especially good at looking after the person that would benifit from extra one on one care. Not a large home this makes it easy to ajust to, for a new resident.
Lovely enclosed garden walk. As the weather permits we encourage residents to take a stroll through the garden.

We are very proud of the reputation we hold for our meals. Top quality, freshness, presentation and variety are the aims of our very experienced cooks.

The atmosphere is homely and welcoming to a new resident.

We have a respite care bed available to be booked in advance. If you book the bed we guarantee it will be available for when you need it.
Updated: 1 Oct 2008

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Interests & Activities

Activities for children (a small selection of toys/books).

Age Concern as residents require. Access to support groups etc as required for residents (eg Alzheimers Society, Arthritis Society, Blind Foundation, Parkinson's Society, Probus, Stroke Group).

Activites programme (includes; art, craft, indoor games, daily newspaper reading, exercises 15 minutes per morning, quizzes), cards, group outings, Casino visits when required, church services once a fortnight in the home (Anglican and Catholic), entertainment programme twice a month minimum (includes dancing, music), email/internet, small homely garden, 'Happy Hour' once a week, housie, small onsite library, Riccarton Library .2 km away, massage (accessed as necessary.

We will organise trips to the movies as requested, shopping when required, videos, outings (once a week in our own mini van, picnics in Summer, outings to concerts when available and suitable)., Indoor bowls

Updated: 1 Oct 2008

Additional Information
Details re Meals Top quality, home cooked on the premises by highly qualified cooks. Catering to different diets as required. Good variety of nutritious, well presented, attractive meals.
Staffing Details We are licenced for 24 residents - and we are privately owned so we feel this is a family run home. We have 2 caregivers on each shift The Registered nurse is on duty 4 days a week for a minimum of 30hrs a fortnight. The RN is on call 24 hours 7 days a week. Manager on duty 40hrs a week, on call 24hrs 7 days a week A cook is employed 7 days and a cleaner 7 days
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Subsidised; we pay everything except haircuts/sets, special 'one off' outings,podiatrist, beauty therapy. Private; as per list of costs.
Updated: 26 Sep 2011

Languages Spoken
English Yes Predominantly
Interpreter Yes Can be obtained as needed
Samoan Yes
Updated: 22 Aug 2011

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes Once a month service in the Home
Inter denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes Once a month service in the Home
Roman Catholic Yes Will come into the Home and hold mass/give communion
Updated: 22 Aug 2011

Public Transport 0.10 km 100 yards from a major Road
Shops 0.10 km 50 yards away
Mall   One block.
Parks   Two blocks.
Library 0.10 km 100 yards away
Updated: 1 Oct 2008

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association Yes member since 1998
ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme)
Updated: 22 Aug 2011

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