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Westella Homestead - Westella Dementia Services

At a glance
Vacancy
Yes
Name
Westella Homestead
Category
Dementia
Address
84 Waughs Rd
Taonui
Feilding 4775
Postal Address
PO Box 455
Feilding 4740
Region
MidCentral
Phone
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Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Jessica Waters - (06) 323 9095
Owner
CD Hodson - Please contact Manager
Other services
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Winner of the 2014 Midcentral DHB Health Awards for "Best use of Technology in Health Care" Westella offers an environment that manages dementia with the use of space allowing residents to wander freely in the beautiful park-like grounds surrounding the grand old homestead.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 4 May 2023

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 24
Vacancy Yes
Winner of the 2014 Midcentral DHB Health Awards for "Best use of Technology in Health Care" Westella offers an environment that manages dementia with the use of space allowing residents to wander freely in the beautiful park-like grounds surrounding the grand old homestead. Bed is booked
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms as at 21 Feb 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Yes

Updated: 13 Jun 2024

Testimonials
Testimonials
Winner of the "Best Use of Technology" in the Mid Central District Health Board Health Awards 2014

Updated: 4 May 2023

Personnel
Personnel
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 40 Yes There is a Registered Nurse available every day.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Diversional Therapist 32 Yes Weekdays and Cottage Care Programme
Hairdresser Negotiable Available on request
Podiatrist Negotiable Available on request
Dietitian Yes All Menus audited annually
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable Available on request

Updated: 29 Aug 2023

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Psychiatric Care Yes With our links to our sister services Westella’s staff also have training opportunities in mental health as well as dementia and aged care services.

Updated: 4 May 2023

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 We have a dedicated respite bed. Please call to check availability.
Carer Support Yes We will be offering a support group for carers who care for people with dementia.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes Please call to check availability.

Updated: 4 May 2023

Features
Features
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Doves, Cats
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Cats and Dogs welcome,
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Three separate Lounges and large external verandahs
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We offer day care within the Homestead and a specialised holistic day care program for people with dementia in the community,which runs Monday to Friday from 9.30am - 3.30pm and has been designed to enhance physical, mental and spiritual well being
Whānau Room Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes Set in 7 and a half acres of park
Smoking Permitted Yes
Semi-Secure Yes

Updated: 4 May 2023

Special Features
Special Features
Set in 7 acres of grounds, this facility is a sheltered park-like safe environment. New rooms have been built to fit in with the rimu wood panelling of the traditional homestead providing a familiar comfortable feeling to our residents.

Updated: 4 May 2023

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity Programme for Day Clients
Westella Homestead offers a holistic program for clients in the community in need of a therapeutic day program.

The program has been designed to care for the whole person in a compassionate and supportive environment, and includes relaxation,meditation and creative therapies such as art and music therapy as well as physical and mental activities.

We are also able to take advantage of Westella Homestead's unique environment and offer pet therapy and gardening activities.

The programme is run by a qualified Diversional Therapist and supported by current research.

The programme runs Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 3.30pm

Updated: 4 May 2023

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Hindi Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Sign Language Yes Interpreter available as required

Updated: 4 May 2023

Distances
Distances
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 1.00 Km
Shops 3.00 Km
Mall 15.00 Km
Library 3.00 Km

Updated: 4 May 2023

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)

Updated: 4 May 2023


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