Rest Home Care: Waterlea Rest Home, Blenheim - Lavender & Columbine Wings

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With flowers to pick all year round, Waterlea Rest Home is a peaceful and pretty home. It's a place to make new friends and enjoy fun and companionship.

Waterlea has a strong family spirit and offers residents dignity and independence to find personal space and relaxation. Our specialised dementia care unit offers a warm, friendly and family orientated environment with trained staff using humour and positive encouragement during their day.

Waterlea is part of the Bupa group of rest homes, hospitals, rehab, retirement villages and personal medical alarms. We are a private company, and because we have no shareholders, we can invest what we earn to make improvements that help us provide better care.

As part of the global Bupa group, we are able to provide superior clinical support, while focusing on helping each of our residents get the most out of each day. Bupa is one of New Zealand’s leading aged care providers.

For more information, please visit the Bupa link below.
Updated: 8 Oct 2014

Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsUnknown
Updated: 23 Feb 2012

Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care41
Updated: 28 Oct 2014

Personnel
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes We have 24 hour Registered Nurse coverage. Our team of nurses have experience in aged care.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our caregivers are highly experienced and work towards achieving NZQA qualifications in residential aged care. They are skilled to provide the best care for our residents.
Physiotherapist Yes Available by referral.
Occupational Therapist Yes As required.
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our activities assistant is on site 32 hours per week. Our programme incorporates one-to-one activities, group sessions and day trips.
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser visits on a regular basis and provides a great service at a reasonable price.
Podiatrist Yes Our skilled podiatrist visits monthly or on request.
Dietitian Yes All menus are dietitian approved. Our dietitian is available for general advice and oversees special needs.
Accredited Visitors Yes This can be arranged on an individual basis.
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Weekly visits
Other Personnel Yes A wide range of entertainers - Allied Health Professionals as needed - A GP who visits regularly and is also available on call.
Updated: 16 Oct 2014
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes It is our privilge to care for people nearing the end of their life. We work closely with GP's and Hospice to provide this care.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes We have registered nurses on duty 24 hours a day who can provide this level of care.
Oxygen Management Yes We have registered nurses on duty 24 hours a day who can provide this level of care.
Surgical Followup Yes We are able to care for people following surgery and provide a range of convalescent care options.
Wound Care Yes We work together with GP's and specialist wound management nurses as required.
Diabetic Care Yes We are able to care for all levels of diabetes and our menu has a range of options for those who need a special diet.
Continence Advisor Yes We manage residents needs and provide a range of continencne products with visits by community nurse specialist on request.
Infection Control Yes We will provide referrals to other services as required.
Stomal Therapist Yes We manage residents needfs and provide a range of products with visits by community nurse specialist on request.
Psychiatric Care Yes We will provide referrals to other services as required.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes We provide support for residents who have had a stroke. This may include physiotherapy and special diet options.
Tracheotomy Care Yes Your special needs can be discussed prior to admission.
Dialysis Yes We are able to provide continuous ambulatory peritioneal dialysis. We also provide support for those requiring haemo dialysis.
Spinal Injuries Yes Your special needs can be discussed prior to admission.
Specialised Dementia Care Yes
Gerontological Care Yes Bupa prides itself on providing person-centred care. Your day is planned the way you want it.
Urology Yes We are able to manage all continence needs.
Community Health Yes We link with community health professionals as required.
Clinical Manager Yes
Other Nursing Specialities Yes Available as required.
Anthroposophical Care Yes We have a strong focus on person-centred care.
Psychologist Yes We make referrals for visits by community specialist as required.
Psychiatrist Yes We make referrals for visits by community specialist as required.
Other Post Graduate Specialities Yes We make referrals for visits as required.
Updated: 8 Oct 2014
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We welcome residents who wish to stay for a short time, either to give relatives and caregivers a break, or because they need a little bit of extra care to recuperate and return home.
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes We welcome residents who wish to stay for a short time, either to give relatives and caregivers a break, or because they need a little bit of extra care to recuperate and return home.
Advance bookings taken Yes According to bed availability.
Subsidised service Yes A subsidy may be available.
Private paying service Yes We welcome people who are self funding or have insurance cover.
Updated: 8 Oct 2014
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We can discuss your special needs prior to admission.
Day Care Yes It is possible for people to join us during the day and return home at night.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes You may qualify for Primary Options for Acute Care Funding. Ask your GP for details.
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes It is our privilege to care for people nearing the end of their life. We work closely with GP's and Hospice to provide this care.
Whanau Room Yes We have areas available where residents and their families can spend quiet time together.
Rooms (Single) Yes
Ensuite Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are welcome to personalise their rooms. We understand the importance of making it feel like home.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Two cats
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We are happy to discuss options for your pets.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes You are welcome to have a phone and internet installed at your own cost.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Our home is centrally heated with underfloor heating.
Maori Kaupapa Yes We respect all cultures.
Residents Committee Yes We have a care homes residents group with regular meetings. Bupa also has a National Residents and Relatives Association.
Family Committee Yes Combined with the residents committee above.
Newsletter Yes The Care Homes Newsletter is published on a regular basis.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Our staff are trained to recognise and manage a range of behaviours that residents may have.
Confused Residents Yes Our staff are trained to recognise and manage a range of behaviours that residents may have. This may include residents who become confused.
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes As part of the activities programme, regular trips are provided to the local community. These can include shopping, sight seeing and picnics.
Smokers Room Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking is permitted in the designated area.
Semi-Secure Yes
Sprinklers Yes Waterlea Care Home meets all NZ Fire Service regulations.
Audit report available Yes Audit report for the Health & Disability Standards is available on our website. Waterlea is proud to achieve a 4 year certification.
Updated: 8 Oct 2014
Special Features
Waterlea Rest Home is owned by Bupa Care Services - specialists in aged care.

We provide New Zealanders with:

• Personal Medical Alarms
• Retirement village living
• Rest home care
• Hospital care
• Day care for the elderly
• Special Dementia Care
• Dementia care
• Respite care

The team at Bupa Care Services is passionate about helping older New Zealanders to get the most out of life. Our strong caring ethics, dedication and respect are valued by people at some of the most vulnerable times in their lives – so trust is intrinsic to the way we work.

Bupa has no shareholders so all surpluses are reinvested into our care homes.
Updated: 8 Oct 2014
Interests & Activities

A range of activities happen each day on an individual and group level which changes on a regular basis. We cater for people's special interests and hobbies. It is important to us that you live your day your way.

Updated: 8 Oct 2014
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals Our meals are dietitian approved and cater to individual preferences and requirements.
Staffing Details Waterlea Care Home meets all recommended staffing levels for residential care.
Associated Complexes We are part of Bupa Care Services, a specialist aged care provider. Bupa Care Services also has retirement villages, medical alarms and rehab services available.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include A government subsidy may be available for part or all of your care.
Updated: 10 Oct 2014
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Updated: 10 Jul 2009
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 10 Jul 2009
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.00 km No Public Transport
Shops 0.50 km
Mall 0.50 km
Parks 0.10 km
Library 1.50 km
Updated: 10 Jul 2009
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes The audit is available on the Bupa website www.bupa.co.nz
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
CareerForce (ex CSSITO (Community Support Services Industry Training Organisation) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. CareerForce (ex CSSITO (Community Support Services Industry Training Organisation)
Updated: 16 Oct 2014