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Aberleigh Rest Home and Dementia Care - Dementia Care NZ - Two Small And Homely Care Units

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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Aberleigh Rest Home and Dementia Care - Dementia Care NZ
Category
Dementia Care (Secure environment)
Address
19 McCallum Street
Springlands
Blenheim
DHB
Nelson Marlborough
Phone
(03) 578 7966
Fax
(03) 5789558
Mobile
0210403488
Email
View Email Address
Web
Visit Website
Personnel
Manager
Maja Yu
Owner
Jim Haines and Alison Hume
Other services
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Description
At Aberleigh we create a loving, warm and homely atmosphere where each person is supported to experience each moment richly.

Each person is immensely valuable and wonderfully unique.

Our team of staff know how to care for and connect with the people who live at Aberleigh like they would a very best friend.

Small homes have been created so that things are familiar. Each person has a private bedroom and can enjoy the beautiful garden.

We encourage people to continue with familiar roles like baking, gardening, arranging flowers, setting the table, raking up the leaves in autumn.

Family become an important part of the Aberleigh community

WE:

* Accept you as you are
* Really listen to you
* Love to hear you laugh
* Forgive your mistakes
* Have fun together


We strive to achieve this vision by promoting:
• The uniqueness of each person
• The immense value of each person
• Openness, honesty and integrity

In these ways, we enrich each person, the community and the world.

Dementia Care New Zealand is one of New Zealand’s highly regarded aged care providers.
We provide a full range of residential care including general rest home care, dementia rest home care, general hospital level care, and dementia hospital level care. At many of our facilities, a full continuum of care is available.
We specialize in person-centred care for people who live with dementia. This is the work we have passionately chosen to do.
We care for people in small, cosy homes with a loving, warm and homely atmosphere where each person is supported to experience each moment richly. Our small homes concept means that people with dementia experience life in a less clinical and more normalised, familiar way. Small homes that inter connect, also bring a sense of ‘community’ for a person with dementia.



Our Philosophy

1. Connecting with each person we care for as we would a very best friend means that people feel loved and important. A best friend accepts you as you are, believes in you, forgives your mistakes, really listens to you, jokes with you and loves to hear you laugh.

2. Families/whanau become part of the community we have. They are involved in their loved one’s care. They are encouraged to share their in-depth and intimate knowledge of their loved one. There is much honesty and openness. This builds trusting relationships between us all. We know family, and family know us.

3. A home that provides people with stability. Things seem familiar – a private bedroom with things in it from home, sunny spots to sit in, a garden.

4. Each staff person is someone with ability and with a potential for growth. There is much opportunity for every staff member. Each staff member can have a positive impact on residents, their family and their team.

5. Ensuring that people can continue with their old roles, if they wish, like collecting the mail, folding the washing, sweeping the floor means that they have a purpose in life. They can be involved in the running of their home.

6. As we work in these ways, people are more contented and participate in life more fully. They have their greatest chance at being physically healthy and emotionally the best they can be.
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 14 Oct 2015
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care28
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
We currently have a lovely sunny room available at Aberleigh Rest Home.

At Aberleigh we offer two, small, 10 room care units.

Please visit our comprehensive web site for further information about Aberleigh.


Please call Maja Yu on (03) 578 7966, if you would like to come and meet our team.

We welcome your enquiry and look forward to meeting you.
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 28 Apr 2017
Testimonials
I have been approached by Aberleigh Rest Home Limited regarding writing a testimonial as to the facilities and care that they provide at 17-19 McCallum Street, Springlands, Blenheim. I am delighted to do so.
My elder sister has been in the Rest Home since the beginning of June 2008. She has lived there ever since. For approximately the last 12 months she has suffered from dementia and therefore requires special care and attention. My wife and I have tried to visit at least once a week and therefore we consider we have gained a meaningful insight into the merits of the Rest Home, the standard of care provided and the abilities and attitude of the staff that they employ.
It is readily apparent that rest home staff needs to possess very special qualities. It is not an easy job but at all times I have found that the staff at Aberleigh to be absolutely dedicated, reliable and conscientious. I have no complaints whatsoever regarding their attitude and the standard of care they provide. It is not an easy job but they carry out their duties to a very high standard.
It is significant that my sister really dreaded the thought of going into a rest home but she is now probably happier than she has ever been. Today she does not have to worry about the normal tasks associated with living on your own. We have asked her many times about the rest home facilities, the standard of the meals, the staff and the care they provide. Almost without exception she highly praises the staff and the excellent standard of care they provide.


David Oliver
Updated: 20 Aug 2014
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes There is a Registered Nurse on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Should you require any information regarding your loved one the nurse on duty is the person to see.
Physiotherapist Yes Our physiotherapist works with us each fortnight. She assesses each resident's needs and develops a safe handling plan for each resident. She also trains the staff to transfer residents safely.
Occupational Therapist No By arrangement
Diversional Therapist 40 Yes Our diversional therapists know each resident very well and know what works for each person creating meaningful activities to support creativity, socialisation, stimulation and fun as well as assisting residents in the daily running of their home.
Hairdresser Yes Visits weekly and more frequently when required.
Podiatrist Yes We have a poditarist who comes on a regular basis to attend to the needs of the residents.
Dietitian Yes Our dietitian comes to Aberleigh monthly to review nutritional requirements of the residents
Kaumatua Negotiable Please enquire
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Aberleigh is interdominational so we have people from several demoninations that visit. Should you require an individual visit this can be arranged.
Other Personnel No We have a person who facilitates a support group for family members of people who live at Aberleigh. Many people find talking with others very helpful. She is also available by phone for any family member who just need someone to talk with.
Updated: 6 Dec 2013
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes Our registered nurses have received training in caring for people as they experience the final stages of their life journey.
Wound Care No Wound care specialist care is available on referral
Diabetic Care No Specialist care is available on referral
Continence Advisor Yes We have a continence advisor who calls on us regulary. She also runs in house training sessions for staff and is available to be contacted when we require her service.
Infection Control Yes We have a registered nurse who does special training in infection control and who has a role in infection control at Aberleigh. Specialist care input is available on referral
Stomal Therapist No Specialist care input is available on referral
Psychiatric Care No Specialist care input is available on referral
Stroke Rehabilitation No Specialist care input is available on referral
Specialised Dementia Care Yes All our staff are specially trained to work with residents who have dementia. They have great skill in working with these residents.
Gerontological Care Yes All our staff are specially trainned to care for people as they get older. This is the work we have chosen to do.
Clinical Manager Yes Our Clinical Manager Susan Villacorta advises and mentors the registered nurse team and also knows each resident and their requirements. Should you have any concerns or queries regarding the health of your loved one, please contact Susan.
Updated: 6 Dec 2013
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We have a dedicated respite care service which means that carers can book care in advance, knowing that their loved one has a booked room in a well established home which specialises in care of people who have dementia.
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 3 Mar 2014
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We have a contract with the DHB for these services
Day Care Yes We may be able to assist someone requiring day care. Please contact Maja Yu about this.
Whanau Room No We have a quiet space that can be used by family requiring a quiet and private space.
Rooms (Single) Yes
Ensuite Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes You are able to bring your own furniture subject to space and safety contraints. It can be very nice for a resident to have their own things about them - this reminds them of home.
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have a regular happy hour.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Please talk to the Operations Manager about this.
Phone Access In Own Room No We have a portable phone that residents can use.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee No A meeting is held regularly with residents. It is important that they have opportunity to give feedback and to talk about how they would like their home run.
Family Committee No We encourage family members to give feedback whenever possible. Ideas, complaints, improvement suggestions are welcomed.
Newsletter Yes We have a newsletter four times a year.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We work to minimise resident's symptoms of dementia in a creative and loving way. There is regular and ongoing staff training.
Confused Residents Yes Many of our residents are confused. These are the people we have chosen to care for. This is our work. We are very skilled in working with people who are confused.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have 4 seperate lounges. Two open out to the gardens.
Outings Yes We have weekly outings in our van
Smoking Permitted Yes We have a designated smoking area out side
Semi-Secure Yes In the dementia home we are fully secure.
Sprinklers Yes
Updated: 21 Nov 2013
Special Features
Aberleigh offers rest home and hospital care to those with dementia as well as rest home and hospital care for elderly who do not have dementia.

Our home for people who need care because they have dementia is highly specialised. Each resident is loved and known. Each person is very precious. Our team is highly skilled in managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. We love this work - it is hugely satisfying to enrich these peoples lives.
Updated: 9 Dec 2013
Interests & Activities
We have diversional therapists who are trained or training. They work with residents to help them to get to know each other, have fun, develop interests, exercise their bodies and stimulate their minds. Entertainers come into the home on a regular basis for the residents' enjoyment.

We have an activity programme which includes art, bingo, bowls, care and craft, weekly church services, cooking, craft, dancing, visits from entertainers, flower arranging, games, Happy Hour, housie, jigsaws, music, daily newspaper reading, quizzes and sing-a-longs.

Exercises include regular walks, quoits, "bobs" and ballon tennis. We also have a lovely garden with roses, a pagoda to sit in on warm days and also a vege garden and residents are free to assist with these if they wish.

We have links with or can assist with contact with the following community groups: Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Blind Foundation, RSA and Senior Citizens.

At Aberleigh we also have on site or can provide access to aromatherapy, a BBQ, a range of big print books, board games, classical music, a piano, picnic facilities, a library, a van for outings and Lotto. Sky TV can be arranged at the individual resident's expense.

A volunteer from the community acts as an advocate for our residents should they have any problems or concerns.

Residents are able to have breakfast in bed at any time if they wish.

We also encourage visits from canine friends and children.
Updated: 21 Nov 2013
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals We do our own inhouse cooking. Our main meal is served in the evening and includes roasts twice a week. We will cater to individual preferences. Morning and afternoon tea consists of home baked goodies.
Staffing Details We have a staff education programme and we actively encourage all our staff to further their qualifications. Our education coordinator supports and encourages staff development.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please contact our manager Maja Yu in regards to fees
Updated: 21 Nov 2013
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Updated: 21 Nov 2013
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes We care people from all faiths and denominations. We want people from all cultures, religions, faiths and denominations to feel comfortable. Family only need ask and we will endeavour to provide any spiritual care that is necessary.
Inter denominational Yes We have a weekly church service which is conducted on a rotating basis by each of the local churches. We also have a weekly bible study conducted by a volunteer from the community. Roman Catholic Holy Communion is also held once a week.
Updated: 21 Nov 2013
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Mall 1.00 km We are approximately 1 km from Blenheim town centre with its many cafes and shops.
Parks 0.50 km We are close to Pollard Park which has wonderful gardens, a river walk and children playground.
Library   Blenheim Library is our closest being in the centre of the shopping area in town.
Updated: 21 Nov 2013
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Other details Yes One of our team members is a trained instructor for 'Non Violent Crisis Intervention' who works across all facilities training our staff
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 21 Nov 2013

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