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Fitzgerald Lifecare - Trinity and Hiron Dementia Wings

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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Fitzgerald Lifecare
Category
Dementia Care (Secure)
Address
437 Armagh Street
Avonside
Christchurch
DHB
Canterbury
Phone
(03) 9822 165 ext 3
Fax
(03) 9822 164
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Personnel
Manager
Ricki Anderson - 373 8350, 021 1034581
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The staff are wonderful

It's a nice place. No one wants their parents to end up in care and with a diagnosis of Dementia and when our mum had to move in to care very quickly after a series of bad falls we were understandably sceptical and apprehensive. The staff made an effort to get to know not just our mum but her family and friends, always make us welcome and also make themselves available to chat to if and when we needed some support in coming to terms with things. Residents have activities every day and the staff make an effort to be inclusive of needs and abilities and to promote and support independance as much as possible. It's never going to be like being at home, but the staff acknowlege this and try to make it as homely as they can.

Description
For those residents who live with dementia our Hiron-Trinity secure rest home wing has 19 dedicated single rooms. Our friendly team of nursing and care staff provide a relaxed, bright environment allowing each person the opportunity to make their own choices and decisions. We enjoy daily tailored activities to encourage and nurture your loved ones within a safe and secure setting.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 10
Vacancy Yes
Yes we have a room available. For more information or to view the facilities please phone: Ricki Anderson 03 373-8350
Impending vacancy Yes - Yes we have a room available
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 20 Feb 2019
Testimonials
Testimonials
"That's very kind Evelyn and well said because we know there were distinctly good times when Mum was involved in activities, trips and special occasions. More especially remembered by us as a family is your great love and care given so unconditionally to Mother. We are so grateful for this over the last 4 years"

To Evelyn & All Staff of Hiron Wing
"Thank you all so much for the dedicated care you gave Dot over the last 4 years. Your patience and thoughtfulness surpassed our hope and Dot was very fortunate to be in your care. Words can't express our gratitude."

Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Evelyn McKenzie
Nurse Practitioner No We have a close relationship with the Gerontology Nurse specialists at the DHB
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes The Revd Jill Keir, Libby Falconer Lay Chaplaincy Assistant
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 10 Jan 2019
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Wound Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes Available
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite No Currently no
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 12 Oct 2017
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage residents to bring any treasured pieces of furniture or personal items for familiarity.
Single Rooms Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have an alcohol policy in our admission agreement
Pets In Residence Yes Socks is our friendly feline who patters through the unit to check everyone's OK.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Please talk to us and we'll see what we can accommodate.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes If installed
Wifi No Coming soon!
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Outings Yes With our own wheelchair/easy access van we make regular trips out on a Friday afternoon.
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Outside under supervision.
Updated: 10 Jan 2019
Special Features
Special Features
We provide a homely environment with several lounges and dining areas. Our residents enjoy small group dining to encourage a social environment.
All residents will have a full medical assessment on admission.
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Our Activities team provide excellent recreational activities which are meaningful to our residents.

See our Activities Programme Calendar attached below.
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details about Meals 2 choices of main at lunch and dinner, special diets provided for by our on-site catering team.
Staffing Qualifications and Details Registered nurse 24 hours a day- 7 days a week
Associated Complexes BISHOPSPARK - Apartments, cottages, Studio Units and Rest Home
What's included in your fees and what's not Dental and specialist medical services/appointments Surcharge on GP visits over $50 Dry cleaning and hairdresser.
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Other Information Yes We have access to interpreter services
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
(Other comments) Yes
Updated: 10 Jan 2019
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.10 km Metro Route 60 - Hillmorton/Southshore
Shops 0.20 km Linwood Village, Stanmore Road shops, including Kiwi Post and New World supermarket.
Mall 2.00 km The Palms
Parks 0.30 km 5 minute walk to Beverley Park
Library   Linwood Library, 1st floor Eastgate Mall
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) 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: 21 Jul 2016

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

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