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Arvida Olive Tree - Olive Tree Safe Care Unit

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Arvida Olive Tree
11-13 Dalwood Grove
Palmerston North 4412
Postal Address
PO Box 4508
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442
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Robyn Ballard - (06) 350-3012
Arvida Group - 0800 278 432
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Linitha Kumizhithengil - (06) 350 3011
Village Sales Manager
Darryl Pritchard - (06) 350 3003
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At Olive Tree we challenge ourselves to make our residents' lives better with everything we do
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 7 Apr 2022
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 17
Vacancy No
At Olive Tree we have a Shared Care philosophy. We work with you to provide individualised care and a supportive transition into our Safe Care Unit. We also have a Support Group, which meets two monthly. This support group allows families and friends of our Safe Care residents to share their experiences, provide support and have input into maintaining a quality caring environment for their family members.
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $15.50 -$27.50/day up to $15.50 -$40.00/day as at 28 Mar 2022
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: 10 Aug 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 24/7 Yes We have a Registered Nurse on site 24/7
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes All our care staff are either qualified or undertaking their training in support of the older person living with dementia. We employ a dedicated educator who provides a varied and quality education programme for all our staff.
Physiotherapist Negotiable We do not currently have a Physiotherapist, however we can access a community Physio if need be.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Available through the DHB if required.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable Available if required through the DHB.
Diversional Therapist 30 Yes 1 qualified Diversional Therapist providing a variety of programmes across 7 days.
Activities Co-ordinator 25 Yes We have a Wellness Team that works together to coordinate and deliver activities
Hairdresser Yes 2 days per week in our purpose built salon - by appointment
Dietitian Yes Dietician reviews the menu's bi-annually, also available if residents needs require dietician input.
Accredited Visitors Yes Aged Concern, Senior Citizens, Hearing Association Field Officer, RSA
Kaumatua Negotiable A Kaumatua is available when required.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Protestant church services held monthly; catholic priest attends weekly; all residents' individual spiritual needs can be catered by arrangement.
Other Personnel Yes A qualified beauty therapist attends twice per week in our purpose built beauty therapy room.
Updated: 7 Apr 2022
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Bariatric (Care of the very overweight) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our nurses are qualified in palliative care and we will support our Residents to remain in the comfort of their own home for end of life care.
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes Available through DHB if required
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes Linitha Kumizhithengil
Updated: 12 May 2022
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents may bring their own furniture so they have their own touch of home.
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes Rooms have ensuites
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes An aquarium located in the main residents' lounge.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Negotiated with the Manager on an individual basis
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Underfloor heating ensures residents' warmth is maintained throughout winter months.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Two lounge areas with views over our gardens and comfortable seating.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We actively support our residents to remain at home with us for end of life care if they are able to.
Outings Yes Regular outings in our van.
Whanau Room Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Family Committee Yes Dementia Care Family Support group meet two monthly. The group provides families living with dementia support and education in their journey.
Newsletter Yes Monthly
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes All staff, including non clinical staff, are provided with support and training in deescalating challenging behaviour.
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting No Although we are not rural our village is set in beautiful parklike grounds across 12 acres with well established trees and gardens.
Smokers Room No Designated smoking areas available
Smoking Permitted Yes In specified areas only
Semi-Secure Yes Security cameras present throughout the facility.
Updated: 7 Apr 2022
Special Features
Special Features
Quiet location in beautiful park like setting across 12 acres.
Large facility with a continuum of care enables more flexibility with the provision of staged care for our residents.
Larger than average rest home rooms provide safe use of walkers and safer environment for staff working with residents.
All rooms have ensuites.
Sprinkler system in Rest Home and Silver Fern (Dementia Unit). Rooms are individual fire cells.
Family focused atmosphere.
Easy access and parking.
Spacious common areas.
Under floor heating.
Large spacious corridors with skylights that provide natural lighting.
Ergonomically designed for safe pedestrian access and movement in entrances and corridors
Updated: 7 Apr 2022
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Daily Activity programme
Big print books
Trishaw Rides
Breakfast in bed
Canine friends
Classical Music
Happy Hour
Jigsaw, Library
Mah Jong
Indoor heated Pool
Pool table
Range of church services
Newspaper reading
Updated: 7 Apr 2022
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Chinese Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes Can be accessed
Filipino Yes
French Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes Can be accessed for most languages
Maori - Te Reo Yes Can be accessed
Nepali Yes
PNG dialect Yes
Samoan Yes
Sinhalese Yes
Updated: 7 Apr 2022
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Christian Yes
Evangelical Yes
Hindu Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Pentecostal Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
(Other comments) Yes All religions can be accessed as required
Updated: 7 Apr 2022
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.10 Km Bus stops at gate - Free bus weekly
Shops 1.00 Km Pharmacy, Book Store, Groceries, EFT Facility, Bakery
Mall 4.00 Km City Centre
Parks 0.50 Km Clark Ave Park
Library 4.00 Km City Centre - Mobile Bus calls to village
Updated: 7 Apr 2022
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) Yes October 2022
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Other details Yes Member of Cycling Without Age
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 7 Apr 2022

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