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Edmund Hillary Retirement Village - Secure Dementia Unit

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Vacancy
Soon
Name
Edmund Hillary Retirement Village
Category
Dementia Care (Secure)
Address
221 Abbotts Way
Remuera
Auckland 1050
Postal Address
Same as above
DHB
Auckland
Phone
(09) 570 0070
Fax
(09) 570 0071
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Dean Jackson - 09 570 0070
Owner
Ryman Healthcare - 03 366 4069
Resident Services Manager
Janine Aitken - 027 249 3955
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Description
Your health needs may change over time and if they do, it’s good to know you won’t have to move again. It’s comforting for couples at different stages in their health to know that they can be cared for within the same Ryman village, by the same Ryman team.

At Edmund Hillary Retirement Village, we not only provide independent and assisted living, we also provide a full care offering, which includes specialist dementia care.

Our village is a supportive and caring community that works to improve the experience of residents living with dementia. We provide a safe environment for residents to enjoy living in, with a focus on experiences, rather than processes.

Our myRyman Life model of dementia care is an innovative approach to supporting residents living with dementia. The approach focuses on supporting residents to live in the moment, and to feel kindness, love, and security. It promotes spontaneity, laughter, and fun.

Our dementia care area has an easy-to-navigate environment, including a welcoming and tranquil outdoor area for people to relax in. Cues and signage support memory and help residents with orientation.

Since 2014, we've won the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand: Aged Care and Retirement Villages award seven times. And we’ve been awarded the gold medal six times in the Reader’s Digest Quality Service award.

Of all the large providers in New Zealand (with 15 villages or more), Ryman has the highest number of care centres with 4 years’ certification – the ‘gold standard’ in care – from the Ministry of Health.

Edmund Hillary has been awarded with this ‘gold standard’ in care. To achieve this, it has been determined that our care centre, which includes dementia care, has exceeded the sector standard for aged care.

Innovations such as our custom-made electronic care app, myRyman, contribute to this high standard. In every care room, a device enables nurses and carers to see and record information about each resident. This award-winning technology creates greater efficiencies, allowing our teams to spend more time with residents as a result.

Private rooms are warm and spacious, and every room includes an ensuite bathroom. Dementia residents are discreetly monitored by a sensor system, which alerts our care team if a resident is out of bed at night. The system switches on lights that help guide the resident to their ensuite, and then back to bed.

We provide all meals and snacks from our seasonal Delicious menu. Meals are prepared fresh on site by our village chefs, with a choice of three main courses, including a vegetarian option. We also cater for special dietary requirements.

Ryman has emergency generators at every village so our residents and our people can be safe and comfortable in a power outage. For dementia residents, maintaining a calm environment is an essential part of our myRyman Life approach to dementia care. Therefore, emergency generators provide real peace of mind.

What really makes a difference in Ryman care centres, is the daily dedication of our care teams. Residents and their families think the world of our nurses and carers. And because our staff ratios are some of the highest in the care sector, the individualised care we provide creates the unique experience that residents tell us they love.

Choosing the right care centre for a loved one with dementia is one of the most important decisions you will make. At Edmund Hillary, our dedication to care begins even before you or your loved one has moved in.

You’ll be supported by our care team every step of the way, to ensure the move into dementia care is a smooth and informed transition.

We look forward to introducing you to our warm and caring community.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 16 Jun 2021
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 30
Vacancy Soon
Each room with own ensuite
Impending vacancy Yes - 2 secure unit beds
Premium Room Charges Yes as at 09 Mar 2021
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 17 Jun 2021
Personnel
Personnel
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes
Nurse Practitioner Negotiable
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes On Site 5 days a week available on a doctor's prescription
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Negotiable
Activities Co-ordinator Yes 5 Days a week
Hairdresser Yes Hairdresser on site 5 days a week Residents own cost
Podiatrist Yes The podiatrist visits once a month and appointments are available by prescription or on request at own cost
Dietitian Negotiable
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Regular visits and services are held. Or should you request the chaplain/advisor to visit we will assist this.
Updated: 16 Jun 2021
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We have oxygen concentrators available on site for the private use of hospital residents if this is their prescribed therapy.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Should a resident require this level of treatment our staff are trained in this type of intervention.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes As above
Wound Care Yes Staff all skilled in current best practice in wound care and we are always keen to elicit expert advice or review as required.
Diabetic Care Yes Our staff are well trained in diabetic care and we are able to cater for diabetic diets.
Continence Advice Yes Our staff are well trained in continence management and we also have the ability to access specialist review as required.
Stomal Therapy Yes We are happy to access this service via the DHB as required.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Infection Control Yes We have an Infection Prevention Nurse who overviews all our infection prevention processes and all staff are trained in infection prevention techniques.
Clinical Management Yes Our Clinical Manager is highly experienced in caring for the older person and leads a team of skilled and committed registered nurses and care givers.
Other Specialties Yes Our company has access to highly specialised nursing clinicians as required.
Updated: 16 Jun 2021
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 Subject to availability
Updated: 16 Jun 2021
Features
Features
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Updated: 16 Jun 2021
Special Features
Special Features
Stunning ground floor unit with two large exterior secure courtyards
Updated: 16 Jun 2021
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Big print books, Board games, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Canine friends, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Classical Music, Concerts, Dancing, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Library, Minibus, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Quizzes, Sing-a-longs, Sky TV, Videos, Views
Updated: 16 Jun 2021
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Details about meals Home cooked meals in line with our Project Delicious Menu
Updated: 16 Jun 2021
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Other Information Yes Should English be your second language we will make every endeavour to ensure we are able to understand you and your needs. We will also ensure an interpreter (or other) is available on request as required and by negotiation.
Updated: 16 Jun 2021
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Inter denominational Yes Services are held weekly in the Rest Home and all are welcome to attend. Please ask a staff member to check which day a service is held.
(Other comments) Yes We will endeavor to meet individual resident's needs as requested.
Updated: 16 Jun 2021
Distances
Distances
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.10 Km Bus stop
Shops We have a shop on premises in the Village which stocks toiletries, magazines, confectionary and other small items.
Mall 3.00 Km Our nearest mall is Meadowbank Mall, which has a wide variety of shops and cafes.
Parks We are situated across the road from a golf course which has an adjoining large park with walks, gardens and a children's playground
Library We have a Library on site in the Village. Also the Mobile Library service visits the Village and Rest Home every two weeks.
Updated: 16 Jun 2021
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 16 Jun 2021

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

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