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Briargate Dementia Care

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Briargate Dementia Care
23 Anne McLean Drive
Auckland 0629
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Allan Madrigal (deputy)
Maree Pan - 09 444 4484
Stella Lardizabal - 09-444-4484

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We at Briargate are committed to assisting each and every resident to maintain quality of life.
We do this by providing a secure, caring home-like environment, respectful of privacy and recognising individuality,ensuring competent nursing and medical care to meet and enhance the residents needs for physical mental and spiritual wellbeing. We believe and uphold the Code of Rights and are committed to continuous quality improvements in our Dementia Home.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 6 Nov 2019
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 40
Vacancy No
Fully secure specialist dementia facility. All rooms have a toilet ensuite. We are here to accommodate you and help with giving you, the full time carer, a well earned break. Should you require any information or assistance we are only a phone call away and would be only to happy to assist. Phone Eva McGonigal, the Resthhome Co-ordinator on the above numbers.
Impending vacancy No - All premium rooms
Premium Room Charges No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Unknown
Updated: 11 Aug 2022
"My wife has recently become a permanent resident, it was a hard decision to make and the Briargate Management and Staff made that decision so much easier. she is now a changed person and we are amazed at the huge improvement. All due to the professional care and interest the Management and Staff are taking in her welfare. I really enjoy visiting and there is always a smiling welsome from everyone. The Management and Staff are always so happy and cheerful and they are all so caring and loving towards my wife. I would definitely recommend Briargate." - Brian

The staff are so gentle and caring with the residents. It's obvious that they care and love their job. It's wonderful to see the residents and staff laughing together, such a relaxing atmosphere. Not what I would have expected to see in a dementia unit.- Linda Lee
Updated: 28 Nov 2018
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 80 Yes We have two registered nurses, Van and the Clinical Manager Allan. This provides RN cover for 7 days a week during the day and on-call cover at night, ensuring the best possible care at all times.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our health care assistants undergo monthly training in all aspects of providing care to the folk who live at Briargate. During our recent audit they were highly praised for their experience and skill in working with people with dementia
Physiotherapist Yes Physio visits are referred by our GP
Occupational Therapist 8 Negotiable Training and consultancy role
Diversional Therapist 16 Yes Our Diversional Therapist provides a varied and interesting activity program for the residents.
Activities Co-ordinator 40 Yes All our caregivers are involved in activities
Hairdresser Yes Fortnightly on site
Podiatrist Yes Monthly on site
Dietitian Yes Yearly or more frequently if clinically indicated
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable
Other Personnel 40 Yes Our van driver John drives our residents to and from appointments and for regular outings, he also assists in care.
Updated: 26 May 2022
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Infection Control Yes Diagnostic
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes
Updated: 11 Oct 2018
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Subsidised Yes Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions relating to this.
Private Paying Yes Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions relating to this.
Booking can be made in advance Yes Ph 09 44 44 484 or email info@briargate.co.nz
Updated: 15 Jun 2022
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage residents to have their own belongings around them, after all it is their home.
Single Rooms Yes All of our rooms are single and have a pleasant outlook on the gardens or bush reserves.
Ensuite Yes All rooms have a toilet and hand basin en-suite. High toilet seats are provided if needed by individual residents.
Alcohol Permitted No Because of medication, we prefer no alcohol, however we tailor our care around the resident and families wishes. Please talk to the manager or registered nurse for more information.
Pets In Residence No We do not have a resident pet but are very open to your loved one bringing a pet where possible.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes This can be easily arranged by the resident or the resident's family phoning Spark.
Wifi Yes This can be arranged, please discuss with Management.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Heating is controlled by thermostat throughout the home. Each room also has its own heater.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Contract for YPD and IFP
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have two lounges. A sunny conservatory and an outdoor court yard with gardens.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Palliative Care Contract No Northshore Hospice support our residents and families that need palliative care
Outings Yes Van goes out almost everyday.
Whanau Room Yes The conservatory is being used as a multi purpose room and is often used for a private sunny spot by families visiting their loved ones.
Maori Kaupapa No Can be arranged.
Residents Committee No Due to this facility being mainly dementia it is hard to form a committee but there are procedures in place if residents want to discuss matters. We have regular family meetings and the staff and manager are very accessible.
Family Committee No Regular family meetings
Newsletter Yes Quarterly
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes It is our Policy not to restrain, but to consult with medical experts and families
Confused Residents Yes We have ongoing training and experience to deal with confusion. Our focus is on best practice patient care. This means we aim to provide the best quality of life to each person we are caring for.
Rural Setting No Most rooms have an outlook to the gardens.
Smokers Room No Smokers have a designated areas outside under cover
Smoking Permitted Yes All residents that smoke do so outside.
Semi-Secure Yes Fully secure.
Updated: 15 Jun 2022
Special Features
Special Features
Fully secure care catering for people suffering from some form of Dementia

Main focus is on Activities and outings 56 hours of diversion available

Can take people under 65.YPD contract
Updated: 15 Jun 2022
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We are in close proximity to parks, shops/malls, public transport and library. Full time Diversional Therapy. All residents are encouraged to participate in activities of interest to them.
Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Aromatherapy, BBQ, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Care and Craft,, Children (kapahaka groups and choir visit), Church, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing (this is part of our activity programme and a number of our residents really enjoy this), Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Games, Garden (cicular garden in inner court-yard - some residents also enjoy helping in the garden), Gardening, Happy Hour (Fridays), Indoor Games, Interdenominational, Jigsaw, , Meal choices, Minibus, Music, Newspaper reading, Piano Outings, Park, Parkinson's Society, Parties (we celebrate many special occasions and all our residents birthdays with a special cake/treats), Pastoral care, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Religious services, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Videos, Vegetarian, Visitors are welcome at all times.
Updated: 11 Oct 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Dementia Care is more of a specialised area and you will find that the fees are a little higher than Rest Home fees We are happy to discuss the fees with you at time of inquiry
Staffing qualifications and details WDHB requires all staff to have unit standards specializing in Dementia care.
Details about meals All meals cooked on the facility and tailored to suit the residents, We cater for Diabetics, Vegeterians,Religious preference and soft diets. No processed foods.
Updated: 11 Oct 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Cantonese Yes
Chinese Yes Staff and Residents
English Yes Staff and Residents
Fijian Yes Staff
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes Staff
Hindi Yes Staff
Korean Yes Staff
Malay Yes Staff
Malayalam Yes Staff
Mandarin Yes Staff
Russian Yes Resident
Samoan Yes Staff
Tagalog Yes Staff
Thai Yes Staff
Tongan Yes Staff
Updated: 20 Mar 2019
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes Windsor Park Baptist Church 550 East Coast Road Mairangi Bay PH 477 0002 Contact Person: Sheryl Scanlan
Brethren Yes
Buddhist Yes
Christian Yes
Confucius Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Hindu Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Muslim Yes
Jehovah Witness Yes
Jewish Yes
Methodist Yes Malcolm McLeod ph 027 614 6452 lormal@xtra.co.nz
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Ratana Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Glenfield Catholic Church Glenfield
Salvation Army Yes
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
Sikh Yes Sikh Temple Takanini
Shinto Yes
Tao Yes
The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints Yes
Updated: 28 Nov 2018
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.10 Km Top of hill
Shops 1.00 Km Block/ dairy/hairdresser/bakery/takeaways
Mall 2.00 Km Glenfield Mall
Parks 0.10 Km Lynn reserve seating and playground
Library 2.00 Km Located by Glenfield Mall
Updated: 28 Nov 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 11 Oct 2018

The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.