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Westella Homestead - Westella Dementia Services

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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Westella Homestead
Category
Dementia Care (Secure)
Address
84 Waughs Rd
Taonui
Manawatu/Rangitikei
Feilding 4775
Postal Address
P O Box 455 Feilding 4740
DHB
MidCentral
Phone
(06) 323 9095
Fax
(06) 323 5473
Mobile
0273233046
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Cyriac Joseph - (06) 323 9095
Owner
CD Hodson - Please contact Manager
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Description
Winner of the 2014 Midcentral DHB Health Awards for "Best use of Technology in Health Care" Westella offers an environment that manages dementia with the use of space allowing residents to wander freely in the beautiful park-like grounds surrounding the grand old homestead.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Updated: 8 Nov 2018
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 24
Vacancy Yes
Winner of the 2014 Midcentral DHB Health Awards for "Best use of Technology in Health Care" Westella offers an environment that manages dementia with the use of space allowing residents to wander freely in the beautiful park-like grounds surrounding the grand old homestead. Bed is booked
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 17 Jan 2019
Testimonials
Testimonials
Winner of the "Best Use of Technology" in the Mid Central District Health Board Health Awards 2014
Updated: 8 Nov 2018
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 80 Yes There is a Registered Nurse available every day.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Diversional Therapist 32 Yes Weekdays and Cottage Care Programme
Activities Co-ordinator 8 Yes
Hairdresser Negotiable Available on request
Podiatrist Negotiable Available on request
Dietitian Yes All Menus audited annually
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable Available on request
Updated: 8 Nov 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Psychiatric Care Yes With our links to our sister services Westella’s staff also have training opportunities in mental health as well as dementia and aged care services.
Updated: 8 Nov 2018
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We have a dedicated respite bed. Please call to check availability.
Carer Support Yes We will be offering a support group for carers who care for people with dementia.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes Please call to check availability.
Updated: 8 Nov 2018
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Doves, Cats and a pig
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Cats and Dogs welcome,
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Three separate Lounges and large external verandahs
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We offer day care within the Homestead and a specialised holistic day care program for people with dementia in the community,which runs Monday to Friday from 9.30am - 3.30pm and has been designed to enhance physical, mental and spiritual well being
Whanau Room Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes Set in 7 and a half acres of park
Smoking Permitted Yes
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 8 Nov 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Set in 7 acres of grounds, this facility is a sheltered park-like safe environment. New rooms have been built to fit in with the rimu wood panelling of the traditional homestead providing a familiar comfortable feeling to our residents.
Updated: 8 Nov 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity Programme for Day Clients
Westella Homestead offers a holistic program for clients in the community in need of a therapeutic day program.

The program has been designed to care for the whole person in a compassionate and supportive environment, and includes relaxation,meditation and creative therapies such as art and music therapy as well as physical and mental activities.

We are also able to take advantage of Westella Homestead's unique environment and offer pet therapy and gardening activities.

The programme is run by a qualified Diversional Therapist and supported by current research.

The programme runs Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 3.30pm
Updated: 8 Nov 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Hindi Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Sign Language Yes Interpreter available as required
Updated: 8 Nov 2018
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 1.00 km
Shops 3.00 km
Mall 15.00 km
Library 3.00 km
Updated: 8 Nov 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 8 Nov 2018

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

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