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Summerset at Pohutukawa Place (New Plymouth)

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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Summerset at Pohutukawa Place (New Plymouth)
Category
Dementia
Address
70 Pohutukawa Place
Bell Block
New Plymouth 4312
Postal Address
Same as above
Region
Taranaki
Phone
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Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Martin Hook - 021 197 7405
Owner
Summerset Group
Sales Manager
Leonie Davies - 022 639 1322
Sales Care Specialist
Jude Hunt - 021 546 508
Care Centre Manager
Teresa Jurkiewicz - 021 839 133
Other services
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Dementia - Memory Care

Summerset at Pohutukawa Place's memory care centre offers secure specialist dementia care in a purpose-built, safe and homely environment.

Each of our spacious modern memory care apartments is purchased under a licence-to-occupy*. They include a double bedroom, ensuite bathroom, small kitchenette, and a generous lounge for family and friends; enabling residents to continue to lead active and positive lives in a secure setting.

We also have two respite beds available in Memory Care.

Our unique way-finding, large open communal areas and outdoor courtyard garden provide freedom of movement and a sense of independence, perfect for people needing specialist dementia care who are at risk of wandering.

Key features of our memory care centre:

- Care is provided by dementia-friendly trained staff in a purpose-built, safe, homely environment

- Our memory care centre design is based on world-class dementia living

- Centre design is based around circular architecture so residents can always find their way back to the main area

- There are secure outdoor garden areas and inviting, communal lounge, living and kitchen area

- Sensory technology is installed in every memory care apartment. Sensors are programmed to each resident's most common movements and routines. If the cycle is broken at any stage, a silent nurse call system alerts caregiver pagers so residents always have help at hand

- A diverse activities programme is offered seven days a week focused on meeting individual needs

- Prospective residents will have been independently assessed by the DHB as requiring secure specialist dementia care

- All residents must be NASC accessed as requiring secure specialist dementia care

*Licence to occupy. Images are indicative.

Summerset Memory Care – Margaret’s family share their journey:

Margaret’s family sat down with us to share their journey from identifying her dementia, the impact on each of them, and their reasons for choosing a Summerset memory care apartment.

Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai3s82nLWJg
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
CertificationYes
ORA Applies Yes. An ORA (Occupation Right Agreement) means you have to 'pay' a capital amount to live here. It's a retirement village type of purchase.
Updated: 2 Feb 2024
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 20
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $45.00/day up to $87.00/day as at 26 Feb 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 No
Updated: 27 Feb 2024
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Bariatric (Care of the very overweight) Yes To be discussed with the Care Centre Manager
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes We work with the Community Allied Health Team
ACC Rehabilitation Yes These contracts are person centred and individualised
Tracheotomy Care Yes To be discussed with the Care Centre Manager
Spinal Injuries Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 13 Dec 2023
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
High Care Needs Yes This is based on the assessment and our ability to provide this level of care
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 13 Dec 2023
Features
Features
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes In some cases, this is dependent on the size of the room chosen
Ensuite Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We welcome pets as visitors as long as they are well managed.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes We recommend you bring a cellphone.
Wifi Yes Wifi available in communal areas
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Dependent on the care suite/apartment chosen
Lounges/seating areas No We have a divine cafe in our village for all residents and their families
Cafe Yes
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes Everyone is welcome in our homes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes There are weekly bus outings. Residents take turns to go on outings so that everyone has an opportunity.
Whānau Room Yes We encourage families to use this room.
Māori Kaupapa Yes We have culturally appropriate services in care, we work in partnership with the whanau to ensure a person centred service for our māori residents.
Family Committee No We have regular family and friends meetings where residents' families are invited to attend. When a resident moves into Care, we send out a Move In Survey to their family to check everything went well & they got the info they needed. We send satisfaction surveys to resident's families as well for their views.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes A designated smoking area will be provided for care residents by the Village Manager
Semi-Secure Yes We provide a safe and secure environment for our residents
Updated: 13 Dec 2023
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Art, Bingo, Board games, Cards, Care and Craft, Canine friends, Cooking, Classical Music, Concerts, Dancing, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Garden, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Library, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parties, Pastoral care, Quizzes, Reading, Sing-a-longs, Sky TV, Videos
Updated: 7 Aug 2023
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not While most of the services we provide are included in your daily care fee such as meals and Caregiver assistance, you may require specialist or extra products or services. Additional services for which additional charges may be incurred, include but are not limited to services like Audiologists, Dentists, Hairdressers, Dry cleaning, Podiatry. Please speak to the Care Centre Manager if you have any questions.
Staffing qualifications and details Village Manager, Clinical Manager, Enrolled Nurse, Qualified Caregivers, Chef, Café Supervisor, Cafe Assistant, Office Manager, Activities Coordinator/Diversional Therapist, Property Officer, Property Assistant, Head Gardener,
Details about meals Summerset offers contemporary food menus prepared on site with wholesome, seasonal, fresh, locally grown produce.
Recreational opportunities Onsite Diversional and Recreational Therapists plan and deliver a range of therapeutic recreation programmes that take into account your personal preferences.
Internet access Wife is available in common areas
Transport We have a Summerset van and can arrange other transport as required.
Updated: 13 Dec 2023
Ethnic Diets
Ethnic Diets
Ethnic Diet Status Details
Other Yes We can provide other ethnic meals, please discuss this with the Care Centre Manager.
Vegan Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Updated: 7 Aug 2023
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Other details No Toitu Carbon Zero Certified, Accredited Dementia Friendly Organisation, 2024 Readers Digest Quality Service Award winners, Diversity and Inclusion
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 13 Dec 2023

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