Rest Home Care
Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care
"At Tasman we create a loving, warm 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
and working with openness,honesty and integrity"
In these ways, we enrich each person, the community and the world.
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.
1. Connecting with each person we care for as we would a very best friend means that people feel loved and important. A best friend accepts you as you are, believes in you, forgives your mistakes, really listens to you, jokes with you and loves to hear you laugh.
2. Families/whanau become part of the community we have. They are involved in their loved one’s care. They are encouraged to share their in-depth and intimate knowledge of their loved one. There is much honesty and openness. This builds trusting relationships between us all. We know family, and family know us.
3. A home that provides people with stability. Things seem familiar – a private bedroom with things in it from home, sunny spots to sit in, a garden.
4. Each staff person is someone with ability and with a potential for growth. There is much opportunity for every staff member. Each staff member can have a positive impact on residents, their family and their team.
5. Ensuring that people can continue with their old roles, if they wish, like collecting the mail, folding the washing, sweeping the floor means that they have a purpose in life. They can be involved in the running of their home.
6. As we work in these ways, people are more contented and participate in life more fully. They have their greatest chance at being physically healthy and emotionally the best they can be.
We are extremely pleased to now be able to offer 24 hour Registered Nurse coverage to all of our people at Tasman.
LEE ANDREWS, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST, JOINS OUR STAFF
Lee Andrews has recently joined our staff as the Senior Occupational Therapist for Dementia Care NZ, and as such will be working within, and regularly visiting, all our facilities.
Lee's main role is the provision of an occupational therapy service that enhances the quality of life of our residents. Much of this will be achieved through the ongoing development of, and leadership to, our Diversional Therapy Teams. Because Occupational Therapists specialise in occupational needs for people across the age-spectrum, it is Lee's responsibility to ensure that a balanced, meaningful and respectful programme of activities is offered to all our residents – be it within a group scenario or on an individual basis.
Lee comes to this position with a background in, and passion for, dementia, and will bring inspiration and guidance to all staff working with our residents, in order to enrich their lives.
|Updated: 22 May 2012|
Our facility also offers these services:
|Name||Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care|
|Address||14 Browning Cres View Map|
|Postal Address||14 Browning Crescent, Stoke, Nelson 7011|
|District Health Board Area||Nelson Marlborough|
|Phone||(03) 547 6867|
|Fax||(03) 547 6837|
|Mobile||021 689 662|
|Manager||Andrew Sheard (Phone: (03) 547 6867)|
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|Updated: 22 May 2013|
|Contract with DHB||Yes|
|Additional Room Costs||No|
|Updated: 9 Jul 2013|
|Approximate number of beds at this level of care||11|
|Long term vacancy||Yes|
|Short term vacancy||No|
|We currently have 2 rooms available at Tasman's Ora Home.
We also have a waiting list option available.
We have recently completed some lovely alterations and renovations, increasing our sense of home with the 'small home' concept. Our rest home level beds are also able to be used as hospital level beds if required.
Please see our comprehensive web site for further information about Tasman.
Please contact Andrew Sheard on 021689662 if you wish to view our facility and meet our people.
|Updated: 10 Mar 2014|
15th March 2012.
My Husband, Eric, has been a resident of Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care in Stoke, Nelson since January 17th this year and I can’t speak too highly about the wonderful care he is receiving.
All the staff, from the Managers, The Registered Nurses, the Diversional Therapists and the Carers are all very competent and all so cheerful and most welcoming.
A support group meeting is held once a month for the families of the residents, which I find most helpful.
I am very happy to have Eric being cared for by these wonderful people and would thoroughly recommend Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care.
|Updated: 10 Apr 2012|
|Type||Hours Per Week||Status||Details|
|Registered Nurse||Yes||There is a Registered Nurse on site seven days a week and on call in the evenings. Should you require any information regarding your loved one the nurse on duty is the person to see.|
|Physiotherapist||Yes||Our physiotherapist works with us each fortnight. She assesses each resident's needs and develops a safe handling plan for each resident. She also trains the staff to transfer residents safely.|
|Own Social Worker||Yes||As required|
|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||Visits weekly and more frequently when required.|
|Podiatrist||Yes||We have a poditarist who comes on a regular basis to attend to the needs of the residents.|
|Dietitian||Yes||Our dietitian comes to Tasman monthly to review nutritional requirements of the residents.|
|Accredited Visitors||Yes||Please enquire.|
|Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor||Yes||Tasman is interdominational so we have people from several demoninations that visit. Should you require an individual visit this can be arranged.|
|Other Personnel||Yes||We have a person who facilitates a support group for family members of people who live at Tasman. Many people find talking with others very helpful. She is also available by phone for any family member who just needs someone to talk with.|
|Updated: 4 Jul 2013|
|Specialities or Areas of Expertise||Status||Details|
|End of Life/Palliative Care’||Yes||Our registered nurses have received training in caring for people as they experience the final stages of their life journey|
|Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management||Yes||As required|
|Surgical Followup||Yes||As required|
|Wound Care||Yes||Wound care specialist care is available on referral|
|Diabetic Care||No||Specialist care is available on referral|
|Continence Advisor||Yes||We have a continence advisor who calls on us regulary. She also runs in house training sessions for staff and is available to be contacted when we require her service.|
|Infection Control||Yes||We have a registered nurse who does special training in infection control and who has a role in infection control at Aberleigh. Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Stomal Therapist||No||Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Psychiatric Care||No||Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Stroke Rehabilitation||No||Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Specialised Dementia Care||Yes||All our staff are specially trained to work with residents who have dementia. They have great skill in working with these residents.|
|Gerontological Care||No||All our staff are specially trainned to care for people as they get older. This is the work we have chosen to do.|
|Clinical Manager||Yes||We have a ClinicalManager who leads and inspires our team of Registered Nurses and Care Givers. Donna Gemmett is our organisational principle clinical manager.|
|Other Nursing Specialities||Yes||Simon Hamley is a Registered Nurse and also our Education Coordinator. Simon ensures all staff are compliant with their training, runs staff in-services and Coordinates any speacial training programs that we offer.|
|Psychologist||No||Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Psychiatrist||No||Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Updated: 14 Jan 2013|
|Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay||Status||Details|
|Respite||Yes||We offer a respite care service if we have a room available at the time you need care. Please phone our manager Crystal if you would like to make a booking.|
|Private paying service||Yes|
|Updated: 23 Dec 2013|
|Under 65 yrs with Disability||No||Respite Only|
|May Bring Own Furniture||Yes|
|Pets In Residence||Yes|
|Negotiate To Bring Own Pet||Yes|
|Phone Access In Own Room||Yes|
|Policy for management of challenging behaviour||Yes|
|Updated: 27 Oct 2009|
|Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care is situated in a quiet suburban area in parklike surroundings. We have a warm and friendly atmosphere with small and homely units.Each unit has its own open plan kitchen. This increases our homely feel and encourages normalised activities.
'Ora' home provides rest home level care.
'Rangi' and 'Ata Hapara' homes provide a safe environment for residents requiring Dementia Rest Home Care.
'Aio' home provides specialist Dementia Hospital level care.
Our staff work hard to provide individualised care for each resident. We take pride in our ability to give care to our residents. We are guided by our vision and values and love the work we have chosen to do.
|Updated: 20 Sep 2011|
Representatives visit from RSA and Alzheimer's Society, church services, entertainment, garden, indoor games co-ordinated by the Activities Co-ordinator, meal options (residents can have a choice), music (visiting pianist fortnightly), daily newspaper reading, quizzes with Activities Co-ordinator, videos, outings in van, homely activities like baking, gardening, helping wash the dishes, raking leaves.
|Updated: 20 Sep 2011|
|Details re Meals||Individual requirements are catered for.|
|Staffing Details||Registered nurse present Monday to Friday. Registered Nurse on call at all other times.|
|Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include||Please contact the manager.|
|Updated: 27 Oct 2009|
|Updated: 27 Oct 2009|
|Seventh Day Adventist||Yes|
|Updated: 27 Oct 2009|
|Public Transport||50.00 km|
|Updated: 27 Oct 2009|
|Credentials & Membership||Status||Details|
|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|
|Updated: 6 Nov 2012|