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Lonsdale Hospital & Resthome

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Lonsdale Hospital & Resthome
14 Robinson Street
Foxton 4814
Postal Address
PO Box 74
Foxton 4848
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Mark Buckley - (06) 363 8498
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We are proud to introduce Teppett Flats, Lonsdale’s specialist Dementia Unit.

With a purposely build & designed interactive garden, which includes beach- like area, aviary, bus stop, letter box, waist high garden bed, washing line, grassed area for outdoor activities such as lawn bowls and beautifully maintained gardens, along with a boutique family feeling living accommodation. We also provide a full time Divisional Therapist to encourage daily activities for our residents. This includes memory boards with photos, hobbies and interests of the resident to help retain otherwise easily forgotten things for those suffering dementia.

Loved ones are safe and secure in our unit and cared for at the highest of standards.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 24 Feb 2022

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 7
Vacancy No
Wonderful family home environment, large single rooms (when available) and one double room which is ideal for couples or friends
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Unknown

Updated: 21 Jun 2024

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have highly trained RNs on site 24/7
Enrolled Nurse Yes All our ENs have obtained their compentency training endorsement
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes All have been trained in Dementia Care
Physiotherapist Yes Contract Physiotherapist would makes regular visits to all our residents
Diversional Therapist Yes Full Time Diverional Therapist wtih targeted programmes for residents with Dementia
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Work part time in association with our DT
Hairdresser Yes Regular contracted hairdressing services available
Podiatrist Yes Regular services provided
Dietitian Yes Contracted to assist in meal planning and training
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Regular visits for all domoninations
Other Personnel Yes Cook - All meals are prepared and completed on site

Updated: 6 Apr 2022

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Wound Care Yes Trained RN staff member who specialises in Wound Care and works in conjuction with the DHB Wound Specialist Nurse when needed
Diabetic Care Yes All our registered staff have up to date training in the care of the diabetic person
Continence Advice Yes We use the highest standard of products for those that need incontience products with regular update training
Infection Control Yes High standard of hygiene training is mandatory
Clinical Management Yes Our CM has many years of experience in this role and works closely with our Nurse Manager

Updated: 24 Feb 2022

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage furniture that belong to residents to keep that 'home' feeling
Single Rooms Yes Most of our rooms in our Teppett Flats area are single rooms
Shared Rooms Yes We have a shared room available which is excellent for residents that enjoy the company of others
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have a room that is suitable to take a couple so their peace of mind is relaxed
Alcohol Permitted Yes Should a resident require this, it will be available and well monitered by our staff
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes This can be spoken about prior to a resident joining us
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Our facility is centrally heated and we are proud to maintain a comfortable setting
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We have a current contract with the DHB and are able to care for the under 65s
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a lounge area where we encourage resident to mix and mingle or watch TV/listen to music We also have a dedicated Dining area where residents are encouraged to have their meals
Outings Yes We have two mobility vans and regular trips for our residents are made
Newsletter Yes We produce a monthly newletter to keep residents, families and friends up to date with events within our facility
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We adhere to the strict guidelines of caring for those with challenging behaviour
Confused Residents Yes Our staff are trained in ways to aid any residents who may suffer confusion
Rural Setting No Foxton has a populaton of 4500 and it is considered to me a rural town
Smoking Permitted Yes In smoking areas only

Updated: 6 Apr 2022

Special Features
Special Features
We have an interactive secure garden where we encourage our residents to enter and use.

There is the washing line for those who feel the need to still do the house work

A letter box they can clear

Budgies in the avairy with all of them have been named

Updated: 24 Feb 2022

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Care and Craft, Exercises, Garden, Gardening, Indoor Games, Music

Updated: 24 Feb 2022

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Staffing qualifications and details In-Service Education Dedicated to training and developing our staff, our training portal allows our internal staff to develop and maintain their knowledge, skills and values, essential attributes consistent to the delivery of quality care and professional development. Mandatory courses for all staff include: •OSH Fundamentals •Manual Handling in Aged Care •Infection Control •Understanding Dementia – An introduction •Understanding Dementia – Communicating skills •Understanding Dementia – Understanding behaviour we find difficult or challenging

Updated: 24 Feb 2022

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes

Updated: 24 Feb 2022

Location Distance Details
Public Transport Only 15 mins from Levin and 45 from Palmerston North
Shops A lovely five min stroll to the local shops
Library 15 minutes walk to the Library

Updated: 6 Apr 2022

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