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|Contract with DHB||Yes|
|Updated: 14 Oct 2015|
|Approximate number of beds at this level of care||18|
|We currently have a lovely sunny room available at Aberleigh Rest Home. At Aberleigh we offer two, small, 10 room care units. Please visit our comprehensive web site for further information about Aberleigh. Please call Maja Yu on (03) 578 7966, if you would like to come and meet our team. We welcome your enquiry and look forward to meeting you.|
|Premium Room Charges||Some Rooms as at 20 Nov 2020|
|MOH Certification and Audit Report||View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)|
|Updated: 26 Jan 2021|
|My dear wife, of 52 years, was admitted to Aberleigh’s care on the 15th of July 2015, since that time, I have endeavoured to visit Delia three times a week and now I believe I am a critical observer of the care and attention given to Delia and all the other people living at Aberleigh.
Which is impeccable at all times.
When Delia was admitted to Aberleigh in July 2015, she had advanced Alzheimer’s which continued to move along until Delia was unable to make her own way along life’s pathway, this of course meant on going increased levels of care and attention.
Which never faltered.
During my life thus far I have often wondered about the existence of Angels and now since 2015 I am sure they are here……..
And a large number of them are employed at 17 to 19 McCallum Street, Springlands.
I have been approached by Aberleigh Rest Home Limited regarding writing a testimonial as to the facilities and care that they provide at 17-19 McCallum Street, Springlands, Blenheim. I am delighted to do so.
My elder sister has been in the Rest Home since the beginning of June 2008. She has lived there ever since. For approximately the last 12 months she has suffered from dementia and therefore requires special care and attention. My wife and I have tried to visit at least once a week and therefore we consider we have gained a meaningful insight into the merits of the Rest Home, the standard of care provided and the abilities and attitude of the staff that they employ.
It is readily apparent that rest home staff needs to possess very special qualities. It is not an easy job but at all times I have found that the staff at Aberleigh to be absolutely dedicated, reliable and conscientious. I have no complaints whatsoever regarding their attitude and the standard of care they provide. It is not an easy job but they carry out their duties to a very high standard.
It is significant that my sister really dreaded the thought of going into a rest home but she is now probably happier than she has ever been. Today she does not have to worry about the normal tasks associated with living on your own. We have asked her many times about the rest home facilities, the standard of the meals, the staff and the care they provide. Almost without exception she highly praises the staff and the excellent standard of care they provide.
|Updated: 29 Nov 2018|
|Type||Hours Per Week||Status||Details|
|Registered Nurse||Yes||There is a Registered Nurse on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 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.|
|Occupational Therapist||No||By arrangement|
|Diversional Therapist||40||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 Aberleigh monthly to review nutritional requirements of the residents|
|Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor||Yes||Aberleigh is interdominational so we have people from several demoninations that visit. Should you require an individual visit this can be arranged.|
|Other Personnel||No||We have a person who facilitates a support group for family members of people who live at Aberleigh. Many people find talking with others very helpful. She is also available by phone for any family member who just need someone to talk with.|
|Updated: 6 Dec 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.|
|Wound Care||No||Wound care specialist care is available on referral|
|Diabetic Care||No||Specialist care is available on referral|
|Continence Advice||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.|
|Stomal Therapy||No||Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Stroke Rehabilitation||No||Specialist care input is available on referral|
|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|
|Psychiatric Care||No||Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Clinical Management||Yes||Our Clinical Manager George John advises and mentors the registered nurse team and also knows each resident and their requirements. Should you have any concerns or queries regarding the health of your loved one, please contact George.|
|Other Specialties||Yes||Simon Hamley is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and our Education Coordinator. He ensures staff compliance with their training, coordinates staff in-services and special training programs, and instructs Managing of Actual or Potential Aggression (MAPA).|
|Updated: 8 Jul 2019|
|Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay||Status||Details|
|Respite||Yes||We have a dedicated respite care service which means that carers can book care in advance, knowing that their loved one has a booked room in a well established home which specialises in care of people who have dementia.|
|High Care Needs||Yes|
|Booking can be made in advance||Yes||If the room is available. Please call our Operations Manager to confirm.|
|Updated: 20 Jun 2017|
|May Bring Own Furniture||Yes||You are able to bring your own furniture subject to space and safety contraints. It can be very nice for a resident to have their own things about them - this reminds them of home.|
|Alcohol Permitted||Yes||We have a regular happy hour.|
|Negotiate To Bring Own Pet||Yes||Please talk to the Operations Manager about this.|
|Phone Access In Own Room||No||We have a portable phone that residents can use.|
|Resident can adjust heating in own room||Yes|
|Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability||Yes||We have a contract with the DHB for these services|
|Lounges/seating areas||Yes||We have 4 seperate lounges. Two open out to the gardens.|
|Day Programme for day stay clients||Yes||We may be able to assist someone requiring day care. Please contact Maja Yu about this.|
|Outings||Yes||We have weekly outings in our van|
|Whanau Room||No||We have a quiet space that can be used by family requiring a quiet and private space.|
|Residents Committee||No||A meeting is held regularly with residents. It is important that they have opportunity to give feedback and to talk about how they would like their home run.|
|Family Committee||No||We encourage family members to give feedback whenever possible. Ideas, complaints, improvement suggestions are welcomed.|
|Newsletter||Yes||We have a newsletter four times a year.|
|Policy for management of challenging behaviour||Yes||We work to minimise resident's symptoms of dementia in a creative and loving way. There is regular and ongoing staff training.|
|Confused Residents||Yes||Many of our residents are confused. These are the people we have chosen to care for. This is our work. We are very skilled in working with people who are confused.|
|Smoking Permitted||Yes||We have a designated smoking area out side|
|Semi-Secure||Yes||In the dementia home we are fully secure.|
|Updated: 21 Nov 2013|
|Aberleigh offers rest home and hospital care to those with dementia as well as rest home and hospital care for elderly who do not have dementia.
Our home for people who need care because they have dementia is highly specialised. Each resident is loved and known. Each person is very precious. Our team is highly skilled in managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. We love this work - it is hugely satisfying to enrich these peoples lives.
|Updated: 9 Dec 2013|
We have diversional therapists who are trained or training. They work with residents to help them to get to know each other, have fun, develop interests, exercise their bodies and stimulate their minds. Entertainers come into the home on a regular basis for the residents' enjoyment.
We have an activity programme which includes art, bingo, bowls, care and craft, weekly church services, cooking, craft, dancing, visits from entertainers, flower arranging, games, Happy Hour, housie, jigsaws, music, daily newspaper reading, quizzes and sing-a-longs.
Exercises include regular walks, quoits, "bobs" and balloon tennis. We also have a lovely, freshly landscaped garden with paths to walk and shaded areas to sit. We have a vege garden and residents are free to assist with these if they wish.
We have links with or can assist with contact with the following community groups: Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Blind Foundation, RSA and Senior Citizens Presbyterian Support.
At Aberleigh we also have on site or can provide access to aromatherapy, a BBQ, a range of big print books, board games, classical music, a piano, picnic facilities, a library, a van for outings and Lotto. Sky TV can be arranged at the individual resident's expense.
A volunteer from the community acts as an advocate for our residents should they have any problems or concerns.
Residents are able to have breakfast in bed at any time if they wish.
We also encourage visits from canine friends and children.
|Updated: 7 Aug 2017|
|What's included in your fees and what's not||Please contact our manager Maja Yu in regards to fees|
|Staffing qualifications and details||We have a staff education programme and we actively encourage all our staff to further their qualifications. Our education coordinator supports and encourages staff development.|
|Details about meals||We do our own inhouse cooking. Our main meal is served in the evening and includes roasts twice a week. We will cater to individual preferences. Morning and afternoon tea consists of home baked goodies.|
|Updated: 21 Nov 2013|
|Updated: 21 Nov 2013|
|Denominations/Faiths represented||Yes||We care people from all faiths and denominations. We want people from all cultures, religions, faiths and denominations to feel comfortable. Family only need ask and we will endeavour to provide any spiritual care that is necessary.|
|Inter denominational||Yes||We have a weekly church service which is conducted on a rotating basis by each of the local churches. We also have a weekly bible study conducted by a volunteer from the community. Roman Catholic Holy Communion is also held once a week.|
|Updated: 21 Nov 2013|
|Mall||1.00 Km||We are approximately 1 km from Blenheim town centre with its many cafes and shops.|
|Parks||0.50 Km||We are close to Pollard Park which has wonderful gardens, a river walk and children playground.|
|Library||Blenheim Library is our closest being in the centre of the shopping area in town.|
|Updated: 21 Nov 2013|
|Credentials & Membership RC||Status||Details|
|National Certificate in Diversional Therapy||Yes|
|National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010)||Yes|
|New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)||Yes|
|Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.||Yes|
|Other details||Yes||Our Education Coordinator Simon Hamley is a trained instructor for Managing of Actual or Potential Aggression (MAPA) from the Crisis Prevention Institute. Simon works across all facilities ensuring our staff are trained in this valuable course.|
|Updated: 7 Aug 2017|
The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.