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Craigweil House
Dementia Care (Secure)
143-147 Parkhurst Road
Parakai 0830
Postal Address
143 Parkhurst Road
Parakai 0830
(09) 420 8277
(09)420 9339
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David Halewood - 09 420 8277
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We have a purpose built Dementia wing specialising in Dementia Care. The large living area has wonderful natural light and sunshine that comes in all day.
Our gardener has been taking great pride and effort in developing the gardens for our residents enjoyment.
Our Divisional therapist enjoys the challenge of getting our residents involved in our daily activities.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 21 Mar 2017
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 19
Vacancy Yes
Our purpose built dementia wing is now up and running and fully functional. It provides a homely environment with a lovely big sunny lounge that opens out on to an outside area. Our staff are experienced and qualified in this specialised care for our residents.
Impending vacancy Yes
Additional Room CostsNo
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 24 Jun 2019
A family whose Mother is in our Dementia unit has written a very complimentary note regarding the care and attention that their Mother receives from the caring staff. They have peace of mind when they leave from a visit.
Updated: 25 May 2016
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 24/7 Yes We have registered nurses on site 7/24.
Nurse Practitioner Yes We have access to a Nurse practitioner through the WDHB.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our HCA are trained in this area of dementia.
Physiotherapist Yes Our physiotherapist visits the dementia unit once weekly.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes There is a planned program for this unit with variation to suit the residents needs.
Hairdresser Yes Our local friendly Hairdresser visits our facility regularly as needed.
Podiatrist Yes Visits every 6 to 8 weeks.
Dietitian Yes We have available a dietitian who makes sure our menus are meeting the residents needs.
Accredited Visitors Yes Age concern. Church visits
Kaumatua Yes We have available if required
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes local churches can provide this service
Other Personnel Yes Community groups, local neighbours.
Updated: 21 Mar 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes Yes we provide this management of care
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes We provide this care in conjunction with Hospice Services
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We are able to provide this very sensitive care to families.
Wound Care Yes We are very confidant with our wound care.
Diabetic Care Yes We provide this care for diabetics
Continence Advice Yes Yes we have a very experienced continence person who can give advice.
Stomal Therapy Yes We have access for this care.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes With O/T and Physio guidance
Infection Control Yes Our team is very pro active with the policies for infection control.
Surgical Followup Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes Mental Health services are who we use for this area.
Primary Rural Health Care Yes We work with the local medical centre who can keep us up to date as to who might need respite or full time care in the rural districts.
Community Health Yes We work into together with the Community Health Groups working with our medical centre. e.g. diabetes, hearing assessments, local IWI services, Gerontology nurse specialists.
Clinical Management Yes Linda Willetts is our Clinical Manager.
Other Specialties Yes We have access to Grief Nursing Services, Speech Therapist Services, Dementia Nurse Specialist.
Updated: 21 Mar 2017
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Respite is available as arranged with the Needs Assessment Service Co-ordination or privately.
Carer Support Yes We provide day stay or short term stays.
Subsidised Yes We can advise you on how to apply for the subsidy.
Private Paying Yes We have private paying residents
Booking can be made in advance Yes Always advisable to pre book the room.
Updated: 21 Mar 2017
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Only at the discretion of management. Mainly to make sure it fits into the room.
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite No We have very large and spacious bathrooms in this secure unit
Alcohol Permitted Yes This is given to the residents by staff at meal times. This is only at the request of the family.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Families are able to have this connected at there own cost.
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Not in this area.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes This is available going through the assessment process for the under 65.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Yes we do provide this area of seating.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes This is the respite option.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Yes we provide this very sensitive area of care.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We provide this service which can be a gentle way for all parties concerned of getting used to perhaps the long term option.
Outings Yes We have two vans which the residents enjoy going out an about in. One has the hoist for wheelchairs.
Family Committee Yes We have a bi- monthly family Support Group.
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We have a Quality Assurance Manual which has this policy.
Confused Residents Yes Yes we have confused residents.
Rural Setting Yes Yes we are a rural setting with the hots pools over the road.
Smokers Room Yes There are areas for smokers
Smoking Permitted Yes In the designated areas
Semi-Secure Yes Fully Secure
Updated: 21 Mar 2017
Special Features
Special Features
Our Healthcare Assistants have on going training to meet this criteria of specialized care.
Updated: 25 May 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activities are designed for individual needs of the Resident which they are encouraged to participate in.
Updated: 21 Mar 2017
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details about Meals All meals are prepared and cooked on site
Staffing Qualifications and Details Our staff have on going in house training
What's included in your fees and what's not Specialist care, any non prescribed items from the chemist, podiatry and hairdressers.
Updated: 25 May 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Cook Island Maori Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Polish Yes
Updated: 25 May 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
Updated: 25 May 2016
Public Transport   We have a bus stop right outside our front door. Thhis goes into the Helensville shopping centre. This same bus goes to Westgate which is a very large shopping centre.
Shops   Our local 4 square is right next door. Plus takeaways, Bakery/cafe The local hairdresser.
Mall   The mall is at West gate we have a organised van trips to take residents for shopping.
Parks   Across the road we have a park to stroll in. On nice days we can take our residents for a walk
Library   Local library in Helensville ,we have a delivery service as well.
Updated: 25 May 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 25 May 2016

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