Hospital Care

Terence Kennedy House

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The Staff at Terence Kennedy House, regardless of their cultural backgrounds,are totally committed to providing excellent holistic care for all our Residents.
Updated: 9 Feb 2010

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Contact Details
Detail
NameTerence Kennedy House
Address267 Glengarry Road   View Map
SuburbOratia
DistrictWest
City/TownAuckland, 0650
District Health Board AreaWaitemata
Phone(09) 818 2207
Fax(09) 818 7762
ManagerElla Watson (Phone: 09 818 2207)
OwnerResidential Management Limited
Email View Email Address
Website www.greenviewpark.co.nz http://www.greenviewpark.co.nz
Updated: 9 Jul 2014

Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 29 Nov 2012

Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care39
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Impending vacancyYes - enquiries very welcome.
Updated: 30 Jul 2014

Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Our Hospital and Rest Home is staffed by at least one Registered Nurse at all times. Ella, our Hospital Manager works full-time Monday to Friday. Our Charge Nurse co-ordinates all Nursing staff and Caregivers.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our team of Caregivers work across the 24 hours, and are responsible for all nursing care under the guidance of the Registered Nurse.
Physiotherapist Yes Our Physiotherapist visits each Wednesday to assess new Residents, allocate correct chairs or walking aids and commence a PT programme if that is appropriate.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Katrina is our Activities Co-ordinator. Katrina is very creative and motivational and organises a range of activities for our residents. She works Monday - Friday.
Hairdresser Yes Karen visits weekly on a Wednesday
Podiatrist No No Registered Podiatrist, but 2 qualified Registered Nurses visit 6 weekly for toenail care and foot spas!
Dietitian Yes We use the services of a registered Dietitian who oversees the cyclical menu of our quality home cooked style meals. We also refer to her for Nutrition and Dietary assessments and guidelines.
Kaumatua No Access to Kaumatua and Kuia from local Marae or Waitakere Hospital Maori Unit.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Salvation Army provide a monthly Devotional Service, and the local Catholic Church visits regularly. We can access other Denominations as required.
Updated: 18 Sep 2012

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes We provide palliative care and its associated pain management techniques, as required.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Our Registered Nurses are qualified to continue this Management of care.
Oxygen Management Yes Oxygen cylinders or Oxygen concentrators available.
Surgical Followup Yes Appointments to Public and Private providers is facilitated, and transport arranged.
Wound Care Yes Our Registered Nurses are educated and updated on latest methods of wound care, or specialist advice is obtained from Gerentology Nurse Specialists.
Diabetic Care Yes Available by referral to District Health Board.
Continence Advisor Yes Our Nurses and Caregivers are experienced and skilled in this area. We also have access to Specialist advice from Continence Advisor at Waitakere Hospital.
Infection Control Yes We have a designated Infection Control Nurse to maintain systems and procedures throughout our Hospital and Rest Home. This ensures high standards of Infection Control.
Stomal Therapist Yes Available on referral to Waitakere Hospital, but our Registered Nurses are educated to care for Stomas.
Gerontological Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes Our Charge Nurse is an experienced and dedicated Nurse who leads the Nursing team.
Updated: 11 May 2011

Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes If a bed is available
Rooms (Single) Yes All rooms are single occupancy.
Ensuite Yes All rooms have full ensuite with a shower and toilet.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Terence Kennedy House encourage our Residents to personalise their rooms as this creates a homely atmosphere.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Family may supply alcohol, as long as Registered staff are informed and can monitor use.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes A personal phone can be arranged with Telecom at the usual domestic rates.
Resident can adjust heating in own room No The Hospital and Rest Home has under floor heating.
Residents Committee No General Residents meeting held 3 monthly.
Family Committee No 6 monthly multi-disciplinary reviews held with Families.
Newsletter Yes 3 monthly
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Our staff are skilled and continually review
Confused Residents Yes Our Nurses, Caregivers and Activities Co-ordinator work with residents and families to ensure that all are happy and feel as safe as possible.
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes Van outings are a regular and popular feature in our weekly program. When a patient's condition permits, regular outings can be undertaken.
Rural Setting No Terence Kennedy House is set within the tranquil grounds of Greenview Park Village in Oratia, West Auckland.
Smokers Room No The building is Smoke Free
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking is restricted to designated outside areas only.
Semi-Secure No All residents are free to leave at any time.
Sprinklers Yes Sprinklers and smoke detectors are installed in every Resident's room. All these systems are maintained and serviced regularly.
Updated: 11 May 2011


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Special Features
Set in the grounds of Greenview Park Village, with independent villas and apartments.
Updated: 27 Feb 2008

Interests & Activities

Activity programme, Art, Big print books, Board games, Bingo,Cards, Care and Craft, Concerts, Craft, Electric beds, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Golden Oldies, Housie, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Library, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parties, Quizzes, Reading, Sing-a-longs, Singing

Updated: 11 May 2011

Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals Specialised meals available e.g. thickened fluids, diabetic meals, low fat etc.
Staffing Details A Registered Nurse is always on duty 24 hrs, 7 days per week. They supervise the team of Caregivers. No contracted staff.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Manager would be happy to discuss with you, and provide information about subsidies and fees.
Updated: 11 May 2011

Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Afrikaans Yes
Cook Island Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
French Yes
Hindi Yes
Niuean Yes
Samoan Yes
Swahili Yes
Tagalog Yes
Tongan Yes
Tuvalu Yes
Updated: 11 May 2011

Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.10 km
Shops 1.00 km
Mall 2.00 km
Parks 1.00 km
Library 1.50 km
Updated: 11 May 2011

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc)) Yes Terence Kennedy House is located within the tranquil grounds of Greenview Park Village. Greenview Park Village is a member of the RVA.
Registered Retirement Village Yes Terence Kennedy House sits in the grounds of Greenview Park Village
New Zealand Aged Care Association Yes Terence Kennedy House is a member of this organisation.
ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme) Yes Many of our Staff are working towards qualifications with this organisation.
RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc)) Registered Retirement Village New Zealand Aged Care Association ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme)
Updated: 11 May 2011


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