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|Contract with DHB||Yes|
|Updated: 27 Mar 2012|
|We provide DHB Respite Care Booking Service.|
|Approximate number of beds at this level of care||35|
|We currently have vacancies at Princes Court. We also have respite options available. Our family friendly facility provides a warm homely environment. We offer large rooms with big windows and our sunny lounges overlook and have access to beautiful, well tended gardens. For information on future vacancies please contact Deborah Mehrtens, our Nurse Manager on 03 308 0302.|
|Additional Room Costs||No|
|MOH Certification and Audit Report||View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)|
|Updated: 22 Jan 2019|
Our Mum was at Princes Court for 3 1/2 years until her passing in August 2018. Her time in care was amazing, and we were exceptionally lucky to have had such a professional, friendly, caring and dedicated staff looking after her.
We were always made to feel very welcome when we visited and really enjoyed the baking that was on offer with our numerous cups of tea.
Mum was given love. support, companionship, activities to doand had a very balanced menu plan each day.
Before Mums passing, she was diagnosed with stomach cancer, us as a family could not be more grateful to Deborah and her staff for allowing Mum to be able to spend her final month at the Resthome. The staff went beyond their duty of care for her with such compassion and dignity shown.
Regards to all and keep up the amazing job you all do for your residents and Princes Court Dementia Care unit.
(The Burrows Family)
My husband has been a resident at Princes Court in Ashburton for approximately 18 months. He had been diagnosed as having alzheimers about 6 years before being admitted. It was very traumatic for myself and my family to finallly realise that as his caregiver I was not able to cope any more.
The staff at Princes Court were tremendously supportive of us as it was a decision we did not make lightly and it was extremely emotional for us and even more so for my husband.
They made the transtion easier for us all and have treated my husband and all the other residents like family. We have come to know a lot of the staff and without exception they are very caring and kind to one and all. The facilities and rooms are always lovely and kept very clean and tidy.
When we visit they are welcoming and very friendly - I cannot fault anything and knowing my husband is happy and settled there is a feeling money cannot buy. I would absolutely recommend Princes Court to anyone who has a family member needing fulltime care.
And from another relative:
My brother moved into” Princes Court Dementia Rest Home” from another Rest home in December 2017, as he needed a bit more supervision and help with dressing etc. Yes, the door is locked, but behind that door is a lovely homely atmosphere with separate dining area and intimate lounges flowing into a spacious and vibrant secure garden area. The bedrooms are modern with good wardrobe space. My brother quickly settled into life there and enjoys the home cooked meals, morning & afternoon teas, suppers, entertainment, activities & company together with the 1 on 1 time with staff.
The social functions involving families & residents are lovely fun times and much appreciated.
I have found Management & staff to be truly caring & friendly towards the residents and their families. They promptly phone & discuss any issues that arise including suggestions on how to best resolve or manage the situation. One of Princes Court Dementia Care strengths is the ratio of staff to residents.
A verse in the foyer says it all:
“Our Residents do not live in our work place
We work in their home.”
Thankyou Princes Court
|Updated: 12 Oct 2018|
|Type||Hours Per Week||Status||Details|
|Registered Nurse||56||Yes||We have two RNs who are onsite Monday to Friday and on call over the weekends and evenings.|
|Enrolled Nurse||40||Yes||Onsite Monday to Sunday on a rostered basis|
|Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers||Yes||Fully staffed with friendly, ACE Dementia trained Caregivers, passionate about high quality care given to residents within the facility|
|Diversional Therapist||Yes||Our Diversional Therapist knows each resident very well and knows what works for each person. A creative meaningful activities programme supports socialisation, stimulation and fun. An evening programme is also provided and at the weekends.|
|Activities Co-ordinator||Yes||Monday to Friday providing a range of activities, outings and special events in conjunction with our Diversional Therapist|
|Hairdresser||Yes||Our hairdresser visits every Monday or for those special occasions.|
|Podiatrist||Yes||Visits 6 weekly at a reasonable cost.|
|Dietitian||Yes||All menus are developed and reviewed by a registered dietitian. Individual requirements are catered for.|
|Accredited Visitors||Yes||A programme of various types of visitors from school groups, music groups, to weekly pamper sessions are available for resident recreation|
|Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor||Yes||External supporters from various religious groups visit regularly|
|Other Personnel||Yes||One maintenance staff member and one gardener. Receptionist and Administration Support.|
|Updated: 1 May 2018|
|Specialities or Areas of Expertise||Status||Details|
|Wound Care||Yes||All RNs and ENs have received recent wound care training. Access to Specialist Wound Care Nurse is available|
|Diabetic Care||Yes||Registered and Enrolled Nurse on site Monday - Friday. Access to specialist diabetic care|
|Continence Advice||Yes||Contracted with TENA who provide regular continence maintenance and over view|
|Clinical Management||Yes||Our Clinical Nurse Manager, Deborah Mehrtens, oversees all clinical aspects of Princes Court.|
|Updated: 8 Aug 2018|
|Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay||Status||Details|
|Respite||Yes||We are able to provide specialised Dementia Care respite care to families for their loved ones. Please call for details or a time to view a room.|
|Booking can be made in advance||Yes|
|Updated: 12 Oct 2017|
|May Bring Own Furniture||Yes||Residents and their family are encouraged to personalise their rooms with their own treasures and furniture.|
|Single Rooms||Yes||All of our rooms are individual rooms with an outlook onto our resident friendly gardens.|
|Rooms suitable for a couple||Yes|
|Alcohol Permitted||Yes||Each week our residents enjoy a Happy Hour with music.|
|Pets In Residence||Yes||The Rest Home has one cat named Sabrina|
|Negotiate To Bring Own Pet||Yes|
|Phone Access In Own Room||No||There is access to a mobile phone to allow families to remain in touch|
|Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability||Yes|
|Outings||Yes||Our residents have a weekly outing in our van. Places visited include the beach, Lake Hood, Hakatere and Rakaia Huts, Plains Museum, local gardens, Mayfield, Mount Somers. Each trip ends with an ice cream from Burger King.|
|Policy for management of challenging behaviour||Yes||As Princes Court is a full dementia facility, our staff are all trained in the management of challenging behaviour.|
|Semi-Secure||No||Princes Court is a fully secure facility. Our residents are able to walk around the entire facility, inside and out, as they choose.|
|Updated: 12 Oct 2017|
|Princes Court is a unique specialist Dementia Unit. It is in a quiet suburb and part of the Greenvale Group.
All 35 residents' rooms are single and are surrounded by attractive lawns and colourful gardens.
Princes Court has large lounge areas with garden views. There are internal and external walkways which enable our residents freedom of movement in a safe environment. Princes Court has a high quality of care in a warm, friendly environment.
Princes Court is proud to be part of the local community and takes the time to assist you in your decision making on where to place you loved ones.
|Updated: 8 Aug 2018|
|Activity programme, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, BBQ, Big print books, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Entertainers, Exercises, Flower arranging, Fax, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Park, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Reading, Shopping, Singing, Sky TV, Videos. More information on Princes Court Website under Activities.|
|Updated: 30 Sep 2014|
|Details about Meals||All meals are prepared on-site including home baked morning and afternoon tea. The menu is reviewed annually by a registered dietician. Special diets can be catered for by the kitchen staff. Family are welcome to join their relative for a meal.|
|Staffing Qualifications and Details||The Clinical Nurse Manager has several years experience in aged care including managing another dementia facility in Otago. Both Princes Court's RN and EN have completed their InterRAI training and the CDHB's Walking in Another's Shoes Course. Over 90% of our care staff have achieved their National Certificate in Support of the Older Person. Plus, 50% of our staff have completed the 'Walking in Another's Shoes' training course.|
|Associated Complexes||The Greenvale Group also owns Clare House in Invercargill.|
|What's included in your fees and what's not||Please discuss with the Clinical Manager.|
|Updated: 8 Aug 2018|
The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.