Rest Home Care

Sunset Rest Home and Hospital, Blockhouse Bay - Matai / Kauri

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Bupa is proud to offer rest home and hospital care at Sunset, in the heart of Blockhouse Bay.

Focusing on making each day the best it can be for your loved one is what’s most important to us. Our kind staff take the time to get to know them, so that our care can be personalised, respecting their likes, dislikes and preferences. We welcome friends and family at any time, and they are welcome to share meals (for a small charge).

We often receive compliments from our residents and their families about the kindness of our staff, and the “little extras” that they so willingly do. Our residents also compliment us on the lovely food our chef makes. We have open plan living and dining, leading to attractive gardens. There are plenty of spacious communal areas and cosy nooks to enjoy.

We would be delighted to have the opportunity to talk with you about our care. Please phone Pauline Mellor, our care home manager, or feel free to drop in at any time.

For more information, please visit the Bupa link below or scroll down to download our brochure.
Updated: 10 Jul 2013

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Contact Details
NameSunset Rest Home and Hospital, Blockhouse Bay
Address117-123 Boundary Road   View Map
SuburbBlockhouse Bay
DistrictCentral West
District Health Board AreaAuckland
Phone(09) 627 9094
Fax(09) 627 9091
Mobile027 237 4579
ManagerPauline Mellor (Phone: (09) 627 9094)
OwnerBupa Care Services (Phone: 0800 60 80 99)
Email View Email Address
Updated: 23 Dec 2013

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Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 4 Mar 2013

Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care32
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
For enqiries please contact Facility manager Pauline Mellor or Clinical Manager with your enquiry 09 6279094
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 24 Apr 2014

TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40 Yes Covered by Hospital Registered Nurse
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Service available with weekly visits.
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes 2 Activities personnel work Monday - Friday
Hairdresser 8 Yes Visits every Tuesday.
Podiatrist Yes Visits every month.
Dietitian Negotiable Available as required.
Kaumatua Yes On call if needed
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Visits on request.Church service held every second Sunday
Other Personnel Yes Pet Therapy provided by SPCA.
Updated: 20 Mar 2014

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist Yes Available as required.
Psychiatric Care Yes Referrals to Mental Health as required.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Specialised Dementia Care Yes Secure Dementia Wing.
Gerontological Care Yes
Urology Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Updated: 2 Sep 2010

Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Able to provide care for younger residents with Dementia, Parkinsons, Physical Disabilities, Huntingtons, and other medical conditions.
Day Care Yes Rest Home and Dementia.
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Whanau Room Yes Small lounges available for use.
Rooms (Single) Yes Some rooms available with Ensuite facilities.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes Subject to availability, please discuss with Facility Manager.
Ensuite Yes Some rooms available with ensuites.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Subject to discussion with Manager.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Weekly Happy Hour held within our home.
Pets In Residence Yes 2 cats Fish
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Can be arranged
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Residents Committee Yes Residents Meetings occur on a bimonthly basis.
Newsletter Yes Planning to provide one in 2012 to keep residents and their families in touch with events and news within our home.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes 2 Lounges - 1 separate from Dining area
Outings Yes Van outings available which include shopping, interesting sites, scenic tours, etc.
Rural Setting Yes Landscaped secure garden area.
Smokers Room Yes External smoking area available.
Smoking Permitted Yes Only outside in designated area.
Semi-Secure No Secure garden area.
Sprinklers Yes Full sprinkler system in place.
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 18 Oct 2011

Special Features
We have 1 RH wing which is integrated with hospital rooms and all have ensuites> Residents enjoy this as there is varying activites
All residents are encouraged to take outings when available & enjoy activites
Updated: 18 Oct 2011

Interests & Activities

We have an extensive Activity Programme for our residents enjoyment. This includes indoor games, housie, cooking, crafts, flower arranging, gardening, exercises, shopping, foot spas, newspaper reading, movies, music, sing-a-longs, visits by Kindikids, piano, outings, quizzes, reading ( big print books available ), Tai Chi, cultural groups and many other exciting events.

We have a weekly Happy Hour and regular barbeques during the Summer months.

Updated: 2 Sep 2010

Additional Information
Details re Meals Mainmeal is at lunch time. Soft texture & puree is available for residents. BBQ is a regular Summer feature. Cultural, Vegetarian, Diabetic and other special dietary needs are catered for. Our 6 week Summer and Winter Menus are audited by a registered Dietitian.
Staffing Details 24hour cover by Registered Nurses. Qualified care givers. GP visits 2x weekly or as required. Every resident is seen at least once a month by the GP Physiotherapist, Diversional Therapist Activity Therapists.
Associated Complexes Work with Aged Concern, Alzheimers Inc, ADHB, Mental Health Services, etc as required.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include As per Govt Contract & Govt Legislation. Available on request.
Updated: 18 Oct 2011

Languages Spoken
Afrikaans Yes
Cantonese Yes
Cook Island Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Mandarin Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Samoan Yes
Tongan Yes
Zulu Yes
Updated: 18 Oct 2011

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes An Anglican pastor visits on request.
Baptist Yes
Hindu Yes
Inter denominational Yes Fortnightly Church Services held.
Methodist Yes
Roman Catholic Yes A Catholic nun visits weekly.
Updated: 2 Sep 2010

Public Transport 0.20 km Bus Stop located at the top of the driveway
Shops 0.50 km Small group of shops located at the top of the road
Mall 3.00 km Lynmall Shopping centre
Parks 1.00 km Griffen Park
Library 2.00 km Blockhouse Bay Library
Updated: 9 Jul 2009

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes Available on request.
RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc)) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes A Diversional Therapist coordinates activities.
CareerForce (ex CSSITO (Community Support Services Industry Training Organisation) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc)) CareerForce (ex CSSITO (Community Support Services Industry Training Organisation)
Updated: 18 Oct 2011

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