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Beattie Community Trust (Beattie Home) - Munro Unit- DAY CARE

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Beattie Community Trust (Beattie Home)
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Papakainga Homestead
16 Orahiri Terrace
Otorohanga 3900
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172 Maniapoto Street
Otorohanga 3900
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from the very beginning....

"My Mother has been at Munro Unit since October 2011. Before she started she had lost all her social skills and was angry most of the time - she lived alone and had lost all of her friends. With a few speed bumps during the initial start period, by the end of the second week Mum was a changed person and has not looked back since. She thinks she is going off to work and does the gardens and dishes. With Mum's loss of memory, she was forgetting to take care of herself and on discussing this with the Munro Co-Ordinator, it was decided to shower Mum at Munro Unit. Mum is now showered three times a week. I for one cannot praise the Munro Unit staff enough for this transformation. Activities, outings and the laughter have given Mum back some quality of life on this journey she is on and although she will never 'come back to us' as we knew her. she now has some form of quality of life which I cannot thank the Unit enough for."

"The Munro Unit's opening June 2011 was perfect timing for our family - and is now a fantastic resource I am sure the Community could not do without. From our perspective, it is certainly a resource that we have come to reply upon and appreciate very much. Mum suffers from Alzheimers and when it was no longer suitable or safe for Mum to be at home on her own during the day, the Munro Unit provided a comfortable, safe, caring and fun environment. We have peace of mind for her wellbeing. With our family living all over New Zealand, we were unable to provide the 'drop in' care a family could provide if they lived close by. Al the Munro Unit, we know Mum is happy and well cared for. We would be lost without it. The pick up and drop off service is fantastic. We receive weekly updates of what Mum has been up to: how she is going, activities she has been doing and her general wellbeing. It is great to read through these and get a picture of everything that happens. The Munro Unit Co-Ordinator has been extremely helpful to the family and any queries and concerns we may have and also her knowledge and experience with dementia/alzheimers has been invaluable for us."

and years on......

"I would just like to commend you on the wonderful attention you and your staff give to Mum. She just loves to attend and considers the other Residents as a "lively bunch". They are her family away from family. She is very lucky to be picked up and dropped off at the door by the friendly bus driver who always ensures her safety by helping her up into the bus and making sure everyone is strapped in. Once she arrives and is greeted by you she is kept busy. Mum enjoys a lovely lunch and morning and afternoon tea. She particularly enjoys visiting the horses nearby as she was a good horsewoman in her day. Painting is also a favourite and she loves the walks. For me, I am so lucky to have this service. I run a fairly busy business from home and did not quite know what to do with Mum. She is safe, happy and well cared for at the Munro Unit and is very comfortable in this environment."

"My loved one has been attending the Day Stay programme at Beattie Home in Otorohanga. Since attending, his willingness to interact with other people there has brought his shyness out and is not very agitated around others unknown to him. (Thank you Beattie Home).
The staff are so helpful, cheerful and very informative on the day to day activities within the resthome as well as outside visits to local outlets, venues, places. I rate Beattie home a 10/10 with a big thumbs up".
Updated: 29 May 2020
Service Description
Service Description
Beattie Home now offers a Dementia Day Care facility for people suffering from Dementia. The Munro Centre (opened in June 2011) is set up as a home away from home 9am to 3pm week days, with van pick up and drop off available within a radius of 15km of Otorohanga. Morning tea, a main meal at lunch time and afternoon tea, with an afternoon nap if wanted. Activities such as going for walks outside in the gardens, pottering in the shed or the glasshouse, plus various indoor activities designed to be stimulating and enjoyable, is what the Munro Unit is all about. Trained caregivers are with the residents constantly and the atmosphere is one of a happy home. Visitors come and go, flowers are in vases, the sunny lounge is inviting.
Updated: 29 May 2020
Suburbs/Districts/Towns Serviced
Suburbs/Districts/Towns Serviced
The Beattie Home van can pick up and drop off within a radius of 15km of Otorohanga.
Updated: 29 May 2020
Companionship Self Funded Subsidised After Hours
Day Programme (Dementia Care) Yes Yes No
Lunch Yes Yes No
Activities/Exercise Programme Yes Yes No
Other Social Support Yes Yes No
Updated: 29 May 2020
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
High Care Needs Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes If there are vacancies available at the time.
Updated: 29 May 2020
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Malayalam Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Punjabi Yes
Swiss German Yes
Tagalog Yes
Updated: 29 May 2020