Rest Home Care: Woburn Masonic

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  • Woburn Masonic
  • 63 Wai-iti Crec
  • Woburn
  • Lower Hutt 5010
  • Postal Address: Woburn Masonic Village
  • District Health Board Area: Hutt Valley
  • Phone: (04) 569 6839
  • Fax: (04) 569 8010
  • Mobile: 027 249 2783
  • Manager: Christine Townsend (Phone: (04) 569 6839)
  • Owner: The Masonic Villages Trust (Phone: (04) 569 8512)
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Other services in this facility:

Updated: 1 Nov 2012

The Woburn Masonic Village is committed to enhance the lifestyle of older people appropriate to their individual choices, needs and rights
Updated: 1 Nov 2012

Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 1 Nov 2012

Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care22
Updated: 15 Dec 2014

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Two registered nurses are on duty from 7am till 3pm and from 3pm till 11pm.One RN works over night from 11pm till 7am.the village manager and quality/trainnig coordinator are also registered nurses and are available during the week
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers No Our great teams of cargivers support the residents and Rns to see that care is provided to a very high standard.
Physiotherapist Yes Weekly As required
Occupational Therapist Yes As required
Own Social Worker No As required
Diversional Therapist No Full time with part time assistant
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Two staff work part time to cover a programme from monday to saturday.One of the staff is an ex registered nurse.
Hairdresser Yes Visits 3 days per week. Barber monthly
Podiatrist Yes Visits monthly or as required by referral from the Registered nurses.Staff maintain normal nail cutting.
Dietitian Yes As required
Accredited Visitors Yes As required
Kaumatua Yes As required
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes As required
Other Personnel Yes Independent Advocate, Beauty Therapist.The facility GP visits twice a week.
Updated: 1 Nov 2012
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes Woburn Masonic Village provides palliative care for any of our residents who require it.We work closely with the Te Omanga hospice.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist Yes
Gerontological Care Yes The majority of our staff have worked in an aged care environment for more than 4 years and have extensive experience and training in Care of the older adult.
Clinical Manager Yes
Updated: 1 Nov 2012
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite No is only available in the event we have an empty bed for a short time.
Updated: 1 Nov 2012
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes Small private room provided
Rooms (Single) Yes All rooms single
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes By negotiation we can sometimes accomodate a couple in one room.
Ensuite Yes Toilet and Handbasin
May Bring Own Furniture Yes All furniture provided but small items may be brought in eg. an armchair, television
Alcohol Permitted Yes Happy hour every Friday afternoon is part of recreation programme.Individual requirements can be met at the residents own cost.
Pets In Residence No However we have regular visits from Canine friends.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet No Own pets may be brought in to visit but all dogs must be on a lead.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Phone connection in each room to allow residents to have own private phone at own expense and shared communal phones for those who do not need their own
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Individual controls on each radiator
Residents Committee Yes Resident's meetings are held each school holidays.
Newsletter Yes Periodic newsletters for residents and family are posted.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes A policy is in place and we pride ourselves on being a restraint free facility.
Confused Residents Yes Many of our residents have some level of confusion however we do not provide a secure dementia unit.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Several communal lounge areas for relaxation and shared activities.
Outings Yes 10 seater coach for regular coach outings.
Smokers Room Yes Room provided for residents who smoke
Smoking Permitted Yes Visitors may only smoke outside in the designated area.
Semi-Secure Yes All exterior doors are alarmed after normal working hours and a security firm provides regular surveillance.
Sprinklers Yes Sprinklers and smoke alarms throughout the building with regular emergency drills held for staff.
Audit report available Yes Available summary on the MOH website.A Spot audit in early January 2011 found no recommendations for improvements and a full audit in October2012 found three minor recommendations each of which was resolved immediately.
Updated: 1 Nov 2012
Special Features
In house chapel and Library.

Flat easy access site with pleasant surroundings and gardens.

Recreation programme tailored to individual needs for rest home and hospital residents - Run Monday - Saturday.

Updated: 1 Nov 2012
Interests & Activities

Two Recreation staff on site providing extensive programme from Monday through to Saturday. This includes Art, Advocate, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Cards, Chapel, Children, Church, Classical Music, Computer Experience,Concerts, Craft, Dancing, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Games, Garden, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Massage, Men, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parkinson's Society, Parties, Pastoral Care, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Roses, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Videos Individual as well as group activities are catered for.

Each resident or their family are asked to complete an activity assessment on admission to help us develop and activity plan to suit each individual.

Updated: 1 Nov 2012
Additional Information
Details re Meals All meals cooked on a 6 weekly rotating menu. A summer and winter menu are included.Theme days are held periodically for example st patricks day,valentines day Residents are offered a selection of meal options and home baking. Individual needs are assessed and catered for.
Associated Complexes The Masonic Villages Trust has retirement villages in both Horowhenua and Wairarapa providing rest home ,hospital and retirement housing options
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Hairdresser, glasses, dentures, telephone, specialist fees,non pharmac funded medications.Occasionally larger rooms are available for resthome care which have an additional daily fee, Please contact manager for further details
Updated: 1 Nov 2012
Languages Spoken
Cook Island Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Interpreter Yes Interpreters are available on request.
Samoan Yes
Tongan Yes
Updated: 1 Nov 2012
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes The Catholic church provide comminion weekly.
Salvation Army Yes
(Other comments) Yes Weekly services are held in our chapel on a rotation basis by local churches. We attempt to assist residents to meet their spiritual and cultural needs. No Masonic conections are required for consideraton for admission
Updated: 1 Nov 2012
Public Transport 0.30 km Taxi vouchers are available on request. Bus stop is now on Woburn Road.
Shops 1.50 km Small shop provided on site.
Mall 1.50 km Close to Queensgate Mall, Lower Hutt
Parks 0.50 km Close to Riddiford Park and Hutt Recreation
Library 1.00 km Library with extensive range of large print books on site.
Updated: 1 Nov 2012
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc)) Yes Accreditation since 2003
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association Yes
ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme) Yes Majority of our caregiving staff have completed the ACE programme and all new staff are offered the oportunity to commence it.
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc)) Registered Retirement Village? New Zealand Aged Care Association ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme)
Updated: 1 Nov 2012