The Hummingbird House
At a glance
- Faith Turney - 0272226956
- Nurse Manager
- 09 4382755
- Landline Tui House
- Residents Or Registered Nurse - 09 4382755
- Landline Lodge
- Residents - 09 4382758
|Contract with DHB||Yes|
|Updated: 25 Jun 2020|
Bed and Vacancy Details
|Approximate number of beds at this level of care||24|
|5 premium rooms, 4 standard rooms|
|Premium Room Charges||Some Rooms from $20.00/day up to $28.00/day as at 12 Jul 2022|
|Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19||Please enquire|
|Updated: 12 Aug 2022|
|Type||Hours Per Week||Status||Details|
|Registered Nurse||40||Yes||We have full time RN on site 5 days per week, available on call in event of emergency.|
|Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers||Yes||All Health Care assistants have their First Aid Certificate. Registered with Career Force to do Dementia Papers.|
|Physiotherapist||Yes||Residents are referred when necessary.|
|Occupational Therapist||Yes||Residents are referred when necessary|
|Social Worker (on site)||No||Residents are referred when necessary|
|Diversional Therapist||Yes||We have extremely capable, compassionate,qualified and experienced friendly one diversional therapist. Has a wide range of activities and outings of interest to the residents.|
|Activities Co-ordinator||Yes||We have certified DT and activity coordinator working with residents and doing daily activities.|
|Hairdresser||Yes||Comes every 6 weeks.|
|Podiatrist||Yes||Comes every 8 weeks.|
|Dietitian||Yes||Residents are referred when necessary.|
|Updated: 8 Jul 2022|
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
|Specialities or Areas of Expertise||Status||Details|
|Palliative Care (Contracted)||Yes|
|Wound Care||Yes||Our Register Nurse is highly trained with wound care measures. Staff are trained to support.|
|Diabetic Care||Yes||Residents are referred as necessary. We provide diabetic diet and can do insulin injection etc|
|Surgical Followup||Yes||Referrals as required.|
|Psychiatric Care||Yes||Referrals as required to mental health specialist.|
|Community Health||Yes||Through Northland Health, local GP|
|Clinical Management||Yes||We have a full-time Clinical RN.|
|Updated: 8 Jul 2022|
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
|Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay||Status||Details|
|Other Short Stay Programme||Yes|
|Booking can be made in advance||Yes|
|Updated: 23 Feb 2022|
|May Bring Own Furniture||Yes||You are welcome to bring your own furniture and set up the room to make it more familiar for your loved ones.|
|Rooms suitable for a couple||Yes||We have rooms big enough to accommodate couples , provided that they are at same level of care, with some discussion with DHB.|
|Ensuite||Yes||Some rooms have shared Ensuite.|
|Alcohol Permitted||Yes||Only in moderation and under supervision of staff or family member.|
|Negotiate To Bring Own Pet||Yes||We do allow you to bring small pets.|
|Phone Access In Own Room||Yes|
|Wifi||Yes||The whole facility has unlimited WiFi for the residents to use.|
|Resident can adjust heating in own room||Yes||All rooms have heaters.|
|Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability||Yes||We assist in the process of applying for funding for our under 65 clients|
|Cafe||No||But we can serve coffee or drink when required.|
|Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly||Yes|
|Female residents only||No||All are welcome|
|Male residents only||No||All are welcome|
|Primary Health Funded Short Term Care||Yes|
|Provide End of Life/Palliative Care||Yes|
|Day Programme for day stay clients||Yes||Respite Day Care Programme is available|
|Outings||Yes||We arrange regular outings and sometimes take part in community events, We also arrange regular trip|
|Whanau Room||Yes||The room is available for all your celebration.|
|Residents Committee||Yes||Resident conduct 2 monthly meeting|
|Policy for management of challenging behaviour||Yes||We have a comprehensive policy in Managing Challenging Behaviour|
|Confused Residents||Yes||If a residents show sign of confusion this is medically investigated, families kept updated. Appropriate referrals are done.|
|Smoking Permitted||Yes||In smoker's bays only.|
|Semi-Secure||No||Secure dementia unit on site|
|Updated: 23 Feb 2022|
|Quiet and relaxing overall environment suitable for resident's relaxation and well-being.
Freshly prepared meals by a full time chef.
Excellent care from highly experienced care staff and nurses.
MAKING A CHOICE AND A DECISION
Choosing a Specialized Facility that will meet all your relative’s needs can be a difficult task.
The time of decision to put your family member into care can be heartbreaking especially for a husband or wife who have been together for many years. There is a grieving process, which can be slow, progressive or rapid.
The transition from home to full time care is very upsetting to the family, but often less so for a person who has advanced dementia. We find that these people get along surprisingly well together, they talk to each other and organised some of their own activities, even though the activities may be continually repeated.
Each person admitted to care may have a behaviour that is socially unacceptable, and it is impossible to teach new tasks or ways to behave appropriately. With this in mind, each person should be accepted as they are, at their own level, maintaining as much independence as is within their capabilities.
You will probably have many questions to ask about the quality of life and care the folks receive while in care, about the standard of accommodation, service and food, the number of staff on duty, how medical services are assessed and lots more questions.
Collecting a comprehensive Social History, of values and interests for each Resident, enables a greater individualisation of approaches and possible intervention that might bring pleasure and minimize stress.
Coming to terms with the devastation of a Dementia diagnosis is not easy for friends, relatives and whanau. Our expert team is well qualified to support you.
FEEL FREE TO VISIT US ANY TIME OR MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO COME AND VISIT US:
As this is our residents “home” it is courteous to make a time that is convenient to our residents for you to visit. Contact the facility and arrange to discuss your needs with the Manager.
Have a list of questions if you wish. Our management team are very skilled in caring for persons with dementia and can provide support at this time
You may feel more comfortable bringing someone with you when you visit.
|Updated: 22 Feb 2022|
|Details about meals||We have 8 weeks cyclic menu Summer and winter.|
|Updated: 22 Feb 2022|
|Updated: 10 Jun 2021|
The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.