Rest Home Care: Shalom Court

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  • Shalom Court
  • 169a-171 St Johns Rd
  • Meadowbank
  • Central
  • Auckland
  • District Health Board Area: Auckland
  • Phone: (09) 521 7325
  • Fax: 09 528 3975
  • Manager: Catharina Davies (Phone: 9 521 7325/027 222 4011)
  • Owner: Auckland Jewish Aged Home Trust Board
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Other services in this facility:

Updated: 29 May 2015

Shalom Court strives to be a leading premium aged care facility, offering a quality care environment based on Jewish values and practices, where residents, their families and staff contribute to decision-making that improves service standards, the care team is trained and supported to deliver outstanding care, and family, friends and community groups are warmly welcomed.
Updated: 29 May 2015

Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsUnknown
Updated: 5 Mar 2013

Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care19
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Please call for availability and more information about short stay accommodation
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 27 Nov 2015

NZ Aged Care Association, Excellence in Care Awards, Community Connections, 2011 Winner
NZ Aged Care Association, Excellence in Care Awards, Community Connections, 2014 Highly Commended
Updated: 29 May 2015
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner Yes Access available through DHB
Registered Nurse Yes 24 hour coverage
Enrolled Nurse 21 Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist 10 Yes Total of 10 hours per week provided gratis by qualified Physiotherapist - additional services on a user pay basis
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Can be accessed when required
Activities Co-ordinator 11 Yes Works with staff and volunteers to provide daily activities, including weekends
Hairdresser Yes Visits every Thursday and at other times by arrangement
Podiatrist Yes Every 6 weeks
Dietitian Yes Food services contracted to Caterplus, overseen by qualified dietitian
Accredited Visitors Yes As requested by residents
Kaumatua Negotiable Available as requested by residents
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes By arrangement and as requested - all denominations welcome
Other Personnel Negotiable Residents are free to employ the services of any personnel of their own choice e.g. hairdresser, podiatrist, beautician etc.
Updated: 29 May 2015
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes We work closely with Mercy Hospice and staff are familiar with and use the Liverpool Care Pathway programme.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes This is available in consultation with the expertise of specialists through ADHB
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes Provided in consultation with Diabetic Clinic and ADHB
Continence Advisor Yes Specialist advice available through ADHB
Infection Control Yes Wide range of specialist assistance available
Stomal Therapist Yes Available through ADHB
Psychiatric Care Yes Available through MHSOP
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Undertaken with assistance from ADHB
Gerontological Care Yes Complex issues would be referred to ADHB
Clinical Manager Yes
Psychologist Yes
Psychiatrist Yes
Updated: 22 Jul 2013
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Dedicated room/unit available
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes Dedicated room/unit available
Advance bookings taken Yes
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 27 May 2015
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes Provided in conjunction with POAC
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes Family/whanau/support persons welcome to stay dependant upon availability - charges negotiable depending on length of stay
Rooms (Single) Yes En suite with shower
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes 1 unit
Ensuite Yes All rooms
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Must be approved by Resident Services Manager for Health & Safety requirements
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence No Owners and dogs visit frequently
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Residents Committee Yes Monthly meeting third Tuesday of month - chaired by volunteer Resident Advocate who takes and publishes minutes
Newsletter Yes FOSCA (Friends of Shalom Court Auckland) is published quarterly for Society members
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes 3 communal lounges all with indoor/outdoor flow to exposed and shaded (sun awnings/umbrellas) courtyards
Outings Yes Staff and volunteers transport residents to special community events: at least one escort is required to hold a current First Aid Certificate Monthly Mobility Bus Outing (nominal charge)
Smoking Permitted Yes All smoking must be outdoors and away from non smoking residents
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 27 May 2015
Special Features
Shalom Court is a welcoming, family-like rest home and hospital in the eastern suburbs of Auckland.
It is a registered charitable society established for the care of senior members of the Jewish community and welcomes applicants from outside the Jewish faith.

All rooms are spacious and en-suited. There are also independent cottages only for rest home care which are ideal for the more mobile and independent person.

Breakfast is served a la carte to the rooms and the main meal(lunch) is served communally. Residents have input into the seasonal menus.

A 7 day-a-week activity programme is offered.
Updated: 27 May 2015
Interests & Activities

Activity programme, Age Concern, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Bridge, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Communicare, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Happy Hour, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Lectures, Library, Mah Jong, Mosaics, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parkinson's Society, Parties, Pastoral care, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Reading, School Visits, Sing-a-longs, Videos

Updated: 27 May 2015
Additional Information
Details re Meals The main meal of the day with meat, vegetables & dessert is served at lunch time. Dinner offers a choice of soup, salad, sandwiches & a savoury dish. Fresh fruit is served. Residents can request an alternative if the main dish is not to their taste. Special dietary requirements are catered for. In keeping with Jewish dietary law certain foods are not offered i.e pork and shellfish.
Staffing Details Shalom Court has a proud record of staff retention. Most staff are required to complete the 12 month National Certificate in Care of the Aged which is funded by Shalom Court. Registered nurses are on site 24 hours a day. The ratio of staff to residents is well above benchmark recommendations.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Refer to Management
Updated: 27 May 2015
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans Yes
Cook Island Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
German Yes
Hebrew Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes Available through ADHB
Japanese Yes
Korean Yes
Niuean Yes
Rarotongan Yes
Russian Yes
Samoan Yes
Tagalog Yes
Tongan Yes
Welsh Yes
Updated: 27 May 2015
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baha'i Yes Available on request
Baptist Yes
Buddhist Yes Available on request
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Jewish Yes Regular arranged visits by a Rabbi
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Weekly Holy Communion available on request from local church
Updated: 27 May 2015
Public Transport 0.10 km Bus stops are located within a few meters of the entrance gate to Shalom Court
Shops 0.50 km Dairy on corner
Mall 1.00 km Supermarket, bank, pharmacy, florist, hairdresser, book shop, dress shop, $2 shop and food hall
Parks 1.50 km Waiatarua Reserve - Flat access with nice walks
Library 3.00 km Public libraries at Glen Innes and Remuera shopping centres, Raye Freedman Library in Meadowbank
Updated: 22 Jul 2013
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes Available on line through Ministry of Health
New Zealand Aged Care Association Yes
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) No As part of staff training, most caregivers are required to complete National Certificate
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Other details Yes Tertiary level ACC Workplace Safety Management Programme Member of: EMA Gerontology Society Wound Care Society Bug Control NZNO
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. New Zealand Aged Care Association
Updated: 22 Jul 2013