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Arvida Aria Gardens - The Kauri Wing.

At a glance
Vacancy
No
Name
Arvida Aria Gardens
Category
Dementia
Address
11 Bass Road
Albany
Auckland 0632
Postal Address
Same as above
Region
Waitemata
Phone
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Email
View Email Address
Web
Visit Website
Facebook
Find us on Facebook
Personnel
Manager
Alicia Zaia - 09 415 7035
Owner
Arvida Group - 0800 278 432
Admin
Phillipa Cronin - 09 415 7035
Other services
Photos
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Visitors as usual (but not if you're unwell or recently returned from overseas)
Our specialist Dementia Care Unit provides a safe environment for residents who are suffering from a dementing illness. We have a dedicated Clinical Manager who oversees the running of the unit alongside a group of well trained and caring staff, equipped with the skills to ensure your loved one is treated with respect, compassion and kindness.
We encourage and support individuals within the community to make the most of their abilities and, where possible, increase their confidence to enable them to grow and enjoy as much independence as they can. Our philosophy is to provide every resident with their own space where they can welcome their friends and family/whanau as visitors to their home in private and comfortable surroundings.
Our vision at Aria Gardens is to provide a home where our residents live with dignity, where the environment enhances and maximizes independence and there is respect for every individual's cultural, spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical well being. This vision is underpinned by our values of compassion, integrity, dignity, honesty, respect, innovation, accountability and excellence in our field.

The wellness program we offer here at Aria Gardens are based on robust research about the positive effects of diet, exercise, social interaction and mental stimulation on ageing. This approach is part of our ‘living a life with soul’ philosophy, which shapes how our communities operate.
Arvida’s “Five Pillars”, Eating Well, Moving Well, Resting Well, Thinking Well and Engaging Well are reflected in the planning and delivery of each program.
Designed to cater to the specific interests of residents, they can be held within the community or at an outside venue, accessed with the community van.
We are on the North Shore, under the Waitemata District Health Board, based in Albany.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 15 Jul 2020

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 20
Vacancy No
All our rooms have en-suites
Impending vacancy No - All rooms have a toilets
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Yes from $35.00/day up to $35.00/day as at 12 Jul 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: 22 Jul 2024

Testimonials
Testimonials
Dear Carol,

Your vision and its implementation is etched on my heart. Without you "my music ignites my soul" may never have evolved Emerson's poem "Gratitude" captures what you have done for seniors and students in NZ. You will always have a special place in my heart.

To the Staff,

We as a family can't thank you enough for the care and love given to my wife while she lived in the Dementia Unit. She recently moved into the Hibiscus Suite before she died and I am so appreciative of all the work and care that my wife received. Thank you all so much

To the Manager,
I was interviewing a lady for a payroll position whose auntie is in one of your dementia units. She spoke very highly of the service and care her auntie was receiving. When I was talking to her about the new business model, she made the comment that it clearly works based on her experience at Aria Gardens.
Hi Denise
Thank you for everything that you did for my Dad, for me and his family. You made his transition into Aria Gardens so stress free at a very hard time. Having you at their front door, they are truly lucky – the day I first met you I knew that Aria Gardens would be the best place for my dear Dad. The love you show for your patients is amazing. Thank you Denise, also for all the hugs and for listening to me. You are amazing.

Well done team you have done an outstanding job looking after our loved ones and keeping us updated (While you would have also had your own families to care for) . Please pass on our sincere thank you to everyone.

Re: Mothers day celebrations:

We Wouldn't have missed it for the world. Fabulous well done Aria!

The Family of Regina Wanted to pass on that “they are such wonderful people, and took such good care of my mother”

Thank you Bridget


We really appreciate the care you are taking of everyone at Aria Gardens in these strange times

While we desperately miss seeing Mum, we completely understand the need to keep them safe and it helps knowing that she is been looked after by loving caring people

Thanks very much Kind Regards

Hi Denise, thank you so much for your kindness and help. We really appreciate everything you are doing.

Updated: 10 Feb 2021

Personnel
Personnel
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes Aria Gardens has a minimum of two Registered Nurses working at all times. Our nurses engage in continuous professional development and strive to provide the best possible care for the residents they support.
Nurse Practitioner Yes Nurse Practitioners can be accessed by Referral.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have a wonderful team of Caregivers that support our families in our care. Also Caregivers are part of our Wellness team, supporting residents with their well being .
Physiotherapist Yes Susan is our Physiotherapist who assesses all our new patients when they enter our Hospital and her assistant Bora works with our families four days a week to achieve the exercise routine set out by the Physio.
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes The wellness program we offer here at Aria Gardens are based on robust research about the positive effects of diet, exercise, social interaction and mental stimulation on ageing. This approach is part of our ‘living a life with soul’ philosophy, which shapes how our communities operate. Arvida’s “Five Pillars”, Eating Well, Moving Well, Resting Well, Thinking Well and Engaging Well are reflected in the planning and delivery of each program. Designed to cater to the specific interests of residents, they can be held within the community or at an outside venue, accessed with the community van
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser is Sam. She works Wednesday and Friday, with occasional Saturdays. If you have something special to go to, ask Sam and I am sure she will fit you in to look your best.
Podiatrist Yes Monthly
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes

Updated: 15 Jul 2020

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Clinical Management Yes We have a dedicated Clinical Manager Registered Nurse for our Rest Home and Dementia Care Unit and our Manager is a specialist Mental Health Nurse.

Updated: 9 Nov 2016

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 can accommodate Respite or short stay depending on availability.
Carer Support Yes We can accomodate Respite or short stay depending on availability.

Updated: 9 Apr 2018

Features
Features
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Comfortable chair
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes With GP permission and staff knowledge
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Outings Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes At specified outside areas only
Semi-Secure Yes

Updated: 24 Jan 2019

Special Features
Special Features
Our village manager, Chrissy Miller, brings over 20 years of operational management experience and a background in nursing to our community. Her passion lies in ensuring that our residents receive the highest level of care possible, and that they enjoy a comfortable lifestyle that brings peace of mind to their families. Chrissy's philosophy aligns perfectly with Arvida's, which emphasizes the importance of living well. At Aria Gardens, we strive to create a welcoming community where everyone is supported to live as comfortably and as well as possible. Our warm and friendly vibe is thanks to the contributions of our team, residents, their families, and friends.

Updated: 1 Aug 2023

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We provide a comprehensive Activities programme for all residents, including van outings. Other activities include: , Art, BBQ, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Canine friends, Cards, Children, Church, Classical Music, CMA, Concerts, Craft, Cooking, Dancing, Digital camera, Entertainers, Entertainment, Electric beds, Exercises, Games, Garden, Gardening, Golden Oldies, Golf, Happy Hour, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Massage, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Park, Parties, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Reading, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing.

Updated: 9 Nov 2016

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Staffing qualifications and details 24 hour carer support and Registered Nurses on site.
Details about meals All meals are home cooked on the premises. We have a daily menu with a choice of lunch time cuisine so residents can choose from the menu what they would like and Dietitian approved for the over 65's.

Updated: 8 Aug 2019

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
Cantonese Yes
Chinese Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Indonesian Yes
Mandarin Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Samoan Yes

Updated: 9 Nov 2016

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes Regular church services within the facility.
Roman Catholic Yes Weekly communion services.
(Other comments) Yes We are always happy to request additional spiritual or religious services upon request of the resident or family member.

Updated: 9 Nov 2016

Distances
Distances
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.10 Km Regular bus services into city and Albany from Albany Highway.
Shops 1.00 Km Dairy, Bakery and other shops very near.
Mall 3.20 Km Situated only 3 km's from Albany Mall.
Parks 3.00 Km Centrally located near to Kell Park
Library 3.00 Km Library situated near Kell Park. We have library books on site for all our residents.

Updated: 8 Aug 2019

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

Updated: 9 Nov 2016


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