Dementia Care (Secure environment): Admatha - Dementia Care NZ - Admatha Home Awa and Admatha Home Tai

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  • Admatha - Dementia Care NZ
  • 34 Averill St
  • Shirley
  • Christchurch
  • District Health Board Area: Canterbury
  • Phone: (03) 385 1286
  • Fax: (03) 386 3240
  • Mobile: 027 277 6882
  • Manager: Sue Denton (Phone: (03) 3851286)
  • Owner: Jim Haines and Alison Hume (Phone: (03) 3851286)
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  • www.admatha.co.nz

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Updated: 30 Jul 2014
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We invite you to discover the unique character of Admatha, a part of Dementia Care NZ.

You will discover a home with a unique atmosphere and a team with exceptional qualities.

We give very special care to people with dementia.

Dementia Care New Zealand is one of New Zealand’s highly regarded aged care providers.
We provide a full range of residential care including general rest home care, dementia rest home care, general hospital level care, and dementia hospital level care. At many of our facilities, a full continuum of care is available.
We specialize in person-centred care for people who live with dementia. This is the work we have passionately chosen to do.
We care for people in small, cosy homes with a loving, warm and homely atmosphere where each person is supported to experience each moment richly. Our small homes concept means that people with dementia experience life in a less clinical and more normalised, familiar way. Small homes that inter connect, also bring a sense of ‘community’ for a person with dementia.






Our vision:

At Admatha we create a warm, loving and homely atmosphere where each person is supported to experience each moment richly.

We strive to achieve this vision by promoting:

The uniqueness of each person
The immense value of each person
Openness, honesty and integrity

In these ways, we enrich each person, the community and the world.

This means that we give each resident opportunity for choice, control, and participation in daily life and for receiving and giving love. There is high family involvement.





Updated: 14 Jan 2014

Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 14 Jan 2014

Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care31
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
We currently have one vacany at Admatha Dementia Care. We also have a waiting list option available. Although we have 32 beds at Admatha, they are separated into two smaller homes of 15 and 17 people. Please see our comprehensive web site for more information about Admatha. www.dementiacarenz.co.nz. We also offer a dedicated respite care service, meaning families can now book respite care with us in advance. There are spaces still available for this service. Please call Sue on (03) 385 1286 ext 1 for any further information. We would love to meet with you.
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 24 Nov 2014

Testimonials
I must tell you about Wilfred’s time in Admatha.
At first he was a bit quiet probably because he was homesick and a little bewildered in his new surroundings.
Soon, however, he felt the warmth and special care that Admatha gives. In fact I would go so far as to say that the care for each and every resident is exceptional. That I saw as a visitor. Wilfred was a loving caring man himself and I am not surprised that he soon won the hearts of the young carers at Admatha. Even as he became very ill on his last days he still managed a smile for them as they tenderly cared for him, and he would mean it.
You have a wonderful staff there, every one of them.
God bless you all.

Betty Dodge
07/09/2012




Placing my father into care was the hardest decision of my life. He had been diagnosed with dementia five months earlier and I was told to look around, find a home that I liked and put his name down. With two cousins, I started looking at dementia rest homes not too far from home. Of the places we viewed Avonlea was by far the nicest. Even the guided tour was the friendliest and most helpful. I didn't know what to look for in a rest home but fortunately my two cousins are a nurse and a diversional therapist respectively.
I held off as long as I could putting dad into care. When I eventually couldn't put it off any longer there were no vacancies at Avonlea so he went to Admatha. The staff there saw that I was having a hard time with my decision, so as well as taking great care of dad they gave me great support and friendship too.
I felt a lot of guilt over placing dad into care but I have learned since then that this is quite normal for families. I believed I had failed him, but I could no longer manage at home. The quality of the care and the helpfulness, courtesy and friendliness of the staff made the transition easier for both dad and I. The way they talked with dad you would think they had been good friends for years. A few weeks later dad transferred to Avonlea where the service, staff and atmosphere were as great as Admatha.
Fourteen months later, due to declining physical health dad was reassessed and reqired dementia hospital level care. I was lucky enough to be able to get him into Admatha Lodge, where the high level of care continues. I really like the small home system as it has made it easier for dad to cope with the changes in his life. The cosy environment makes visiting much more pleasant too.
I am included or notified about any decisions regarding dad's care and every time I visit him I get an update on his day, and health in general.
Dad often enjoys the regular entertainment, and with some coaxing from the diversional therapists will sometimes participate in activities.
The policies and the people have made this whole experience a lot easier and more pleasant than I could ever have anticipated. It is also a great comfort to know that dad is safe and well cared for by really special people.

Michael Ferguson October 2010


My husband has been a resident of Admatha for over two years and we have always been very pleased to be associated with Admatha where everyone is treated as a loved family member.
The individual care and attention given by the carers never fails to delight us, and contributes to the happiness and family feeling which is found at Admatha.
All the carers are never too busy to listen to individual needs, and this makes everyone feel as if they are very precious. Also, visitors are most welcome to stay at any time, and they know residents and their visitors by first name.
Admatha is a happy place to visit at any time of any day".
Avery Family

"We would like to recognise the wonderful care and attention given to our sister, Sally, since she came to live at Admatha in February 2007.
Sally's dementia has deteriorated over the last couple of years and, having had an intellectual disability all her life, her comprehension of what was happening to her was quite beyond her. Your staff at Admatha have taken Sally under their wing with total love, care and understanding and the professional way you, the management, and your staff have performed. We also get enjoyment from the hospitality of the staff and their recognition of us. There always seems to be time to make a cup of tea no matter how busy they are.
Admatha's philosophy and structure have impressed us to a degree that we have recommended you to the community that Sally was living at. Our recommendation is that they formally adopt Admatha as their primary Care destination for the other folk who are approaching needing Dementia Care.
We would like to thank you and the staff for your dedication and care of Sally".
John and Linda Tucker

CHRISTMAS 2011
THANK YOU ADMATHA
CONTINUITY, CONSISTENCY, CARING,
KINDNESS, THOUGHTFULNESS, LOVE
EARTHQUAKE PROOF QUALITIES.
THANK YOU ADMATHA FOR PROVIDING THE PRECIOUS
NECESSITIES OF LIFE
THROUGH A CHALLENGING AND DIFFICULT YEAR.
THE EXPERTISE AND SPECIAL CARE YOU PROVIDE IS
BEYOND THE PEOPLE AND FAMILIES THAT YOU CARE FOR.

THIS CHRISTMAS I HOPE THAT EACH ONE OF YOU RECEIVE
TENFOLD
THE LOVE AND CARE YOU HAVE GIVEN TO OTHERS.
WE COULD NOT HAVE QUALITY OF LIFE WITHOUT YOU ALL.
DURING A VISIT TO MUM LAST WEEK I WATCHED KIM MAKING CHOCOLATES
FOR THE CHRISTMAS PARTY.
MUM AND SOME OTHER RESIDENTS WERE SITTING WATCHING AND SAMPLING THE CHOCOLATES AS KIM TOOK THEM OUT OF
THE CHRISTMAS MOULDS.
I HAD BEEN FEELING EMOTIONAL AT THE PROSPECT OF
CHRISTMAS DAY AND HOW IMPRACTICAL IT WOULD BE TO
ATTEMPT TO TAKE MUM HOME.
SEEING HER SITTING HAPPILY ENJOYING THE CHOCOLATE
IN THE FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE OF THE KITCHEN
SURROUNDED BY PEOPLE WHO CARE
I REALISED SHE WAS
“HOME”
THANK YOU ALL
HAPPY CHRISTMAS
LOVE
MARY ROBERTS







Updated: 14 Jan 2014
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes "At Admatha we offer 24 hour registered nursing". Please see our 'Lodge Hospital' page for further details on our RN team.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Janet Earl from Therapy Professionals visits every Tuesday. Janet assesses every resident regularly.
Diversional Therapist Yes Our diversional therapists know each resident very well and know what works for each person creating meaningful activities to support creativity, socialisation, stimulation and fun as well as assisting residents in the daily running of their home.
Hairdresser Yes We have a hairdresser who visits weekly. She does perms, sets, cuts and blow waves.
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes As required
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Negotiable We have contact with Rehua Marae.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Fortnightly services - interdenominational
Other Personnel Yes A family support group for family members is held each month. Simon Hamley is our Education Coordinator.
Updated: 14 Jan 2014
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Wound Care Yes Our registered nurses care for wounds and refer for specialist advice as necessary.
Diabetic Care Yes Our registered nurses provide guidance in the care of people with diabetes. We have regular inservice education on diabetes.
Continence Advisor Yes Each person is assessed for continence needs. Our registered nurses have experience in continence matters. We have a Registered Nurse with special responsibilities as our 'Continence Advisor'
Infection Control Yes We have an infection control team. We work with an advisor for special assistance.
Stomal Therapist Yes Our registered nurses give instruction with stomal care.
Psychiatric Care Yes Support available
Specialised Dementia Care Yes All our staff have training in caring for people with dementia. This is what we are best at. We are dementia care specialists.
Gerontological Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes Maria Ylaran. Ruth Babonnic is our regional South Island Clinical Manager, who over seas and supports our RN teams. Ruth is based in Christchurch at Admatha.
Other Nursing Specialities Yes Specialists in dementia care
Other Post Graduate Specialities Yes Regional Clinical Manager Ruth, Post grad cert Palliative Care. Diversional Therapist Donya, Post Graduate Cert qualifications Dance and Movement Therapy - Australia.
Updated: 14 Jan 2014
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We offer a dedicated respite care service, meaning families can book respite care with us in advance. Please call Donya on (03) 385 1286 or 027 277 6882 for any further information. We would love to meet with you.
Advance bookings taken Yes
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 14 Jan 2014
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Whanau Room No However there are private areas throughout the rest home for visitors.
Rooms (Single) Yes Our rooms have a toilet ensuite.
Rooms (Shared) Yes We are able to care for couples in the same room if required.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes Large sunny room. Ample size for double bed and other furniture. Overlooks our garden.
Ensuite Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Encouraged to bring familiar items - things that make each resident feel at home.
Alcohol Permitted Yes In discussion with registered nurse.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Discuss with Manager
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Cordless phone available.
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Underfloor heating and air conditioning maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the home.
Maori Kaupapa No Contact with Rehua Marae
Residents Committee Yes Our residents meet monthly. They give us ideas and feedback.
Family Committee Yes Family meetings and family support group held each month. An opportunity for family to share their joys and struggles with other people who know and understand.
Newsletter Yes Four times per year.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We work to minimise people's symptoms of dementia in a creative and loving way.
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Seating for residents and visitors. Private seating areas throughout the home. Overlooks garden.
Outings Yes Weekly in Van.
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking outside/supervised.
Semi-Secure No We are fully secure.
Sprinklers Yes Sprinkler system.
Audit report available Yes Please see our website www.dementiacarenz.co.nz At Admatha we have the maximum certification available, of four years.
Updated: 14 Jan 2014
Special Features
Beautiful gardens in an 'Old English' setting. Elegant blend of old and new with careful attention to maintaining a home like environment.
We are committed to quality, individualised care. Our home is our residents home. We care for them with the respect, love and care that they all deserve and that you are relying on.

Programmes for families:

We offer two very special educational sessions for our families.

"Orientation For Families" and "Sharing The Journey"

Please see our comprehensive website for more detailed information.

"Helping with your move"

We understand that times have been very hard for many following the earthquakes.

We are now offering a new service, free of charge of course! In order to help your moving into care easier.

We will.....

* Help you move any furniture.

* Help you to label clothing and personal possessions.

Updated: 14 Jan 2014
Interests & Activities

Links with Alzheimer's Society for staff information, family support and education, beautiful garden with lovely display of trees and roses, Diversional Therapy programme ( art, cards, cooking craft, dance and movement therapy, exercises, gardening, indoor and outdoor games, group activity,individual activity to name but a few),Church services (fortnightly), live entertainment twice monthly (vocalists, musicians), happy hour every Friday, van outings weekly, library books collected by diversional therapists, massage for relaxation and therapy provided by caregivers and diversional therapists, videos regularly, music (records, tapes, CD's) played everyday, daily newspaper reading, quizzes daily, shopping occasionally, large group outings monthly, water therapy, animal farm visits, creative cooking group, a 'men's' shed.

Updated: 14 Jan 2014
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals Home cooked - Dietitian assessed and approved. Specialist diets catered for. We have our main meal in the evening as we find that this helps our residents to settle into a good sleep at night.
Staffing Details A team of part and full time diversional therapists, two registered nurses, and one enrolled nurse. 24 hour Registered Nursing coverage. Nine care staff working in the morning. Seven caregivers in the afternoon.
Associated Complexes Admatha is a part of Dementia Care NZ with nine specialist care facilities across New Zealand. Please see our website for more detail www.dementiacarenz.co.nz
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Fees do not include hairdressing or podiatry Please feel free to ask the Operations Manager for a copy of the admission agreement which outlines inclusions.
Updated: 14 Jan 2014
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Chinese Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter Yes Negotiable
Korean Yes
Updated: 14 Jan 2014
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Jehovah Witness Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
Updated: 14 Jan 2014
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.50 km Orbiter and Red Bus
Shops 0.50 km
Mall 0.50 km The Palms
Parks   Petrie Park five minute walk on Petrie Street.
Library 0.50 km The Palms
Updated: 14 Jan 2014
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association Yes
ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme) Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
CareerForce (ex CSSITO (Community Support Services Industry Training Organisation) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. New Zealand Aged Care Association ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme) CareerForce (ex CSSITO (Community Support Services Industry Training Organisation)
Updated: 14 Jan 2014