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Briargate Dementia Care

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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Briargate Dementia Care
Category
Dementia Care (Secure environment)
Address
21-23 Anne Mclean Drive
Bayview
North Shore
North Shore
DHB
Waitemata
Phone
(09) 444 4484
Fax
(09) 443 3883
Mobile
0212880605
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Heather Verstraeten - 09-444-4484 ext 3
Owner
Briargate Healthcare Ltd - 09-444-4484
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Description
We at Briargate are committed to assisting each and every resident to maintain quality of life.
We do this by providing a secure, Caring home-like environment, respectful of privacy and recognising individuality,ensuring competent nursing and medical care to meet and enhance the residents needs for physical mental and spiritual wellbeing. We believe and uphold the Code of Rights and are committed to continuous quality improvement in our Dementia Home.
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 25 Mar 2015
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care40
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Full secure specialist dementia facility. All rooms are equipped with a toilet ensuite.

We are here to accommodate you and help with giving you, the full time carer, a well earned break. Should you require any information or assistance we are only a phone call away and would be only to happy to assist. Phone the Facility Manager Or Registered Nurse on the above numbers.
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 24 May 2017
Testimonials
"My wife has recently become a permanent resident, it was a hard decision to make and the Briargate Management and Staff made that decision so much easier. she is now a changed person and we are amazed at the huge improvement. All due to the professional care and interest the Management and Staff are taking in her welfare. I really enjoy visiting and there is always a smiling welsome from everyone. The Management and Staff are always so happy and cheerful and they are all so caring and loving towards my wife. I would definitely recommend Briargate." - Brian

The staff are so gentle and caring with the residents. It's obvious that they care and love their job. It's wonderful to see the residents and staff laughing together, such a relaxing atmosphere. Not what I would have expected to see in a dementia unit.- Linda Lee
Updated: 25 Mar 2015
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40 Yes We have three registered nurses, Melissa, Karen and the manager Heather. This provides RN cover for 7 days a week during the day and on call cover at night. receive the best of care.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our health care assistants undergo monthly training in all aspects of providing care to the folk who live at Briargate. During our recent audit they were highly praised for their experience and skill in working with people with dementia
Physiotherapist Yes a Physio visits if referred by our GP
Occupational Therapist 8 Negotiable Training and consultancy role
Diversional Therapist 40 Yes Arnel is our Diversional Therapist who also provides a varied and interesting activity program for the residents. He works closely with Cheryl who provides activities in the weekend.
Activities Co-ordinator 16 Yes Cheryl has worked at Briargate for some years and works with our Diversional Therapist to provide an interesting activilty program for the residents during the weekend.
Hairdresser Yes fortnightly on site
Podiatrist Yes Fortnightly
Dietitian Yes Yearly or more frequently if clinically indicated
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable
Other Personnel 40 Yes Our van driver John drives our residents to and from appointments and for regular outings, he also assists in care.
Updated: 18 May 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes Diagnostic
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Specialised Dementia Care Yes Staff are in training or have finished Dementia care training. All of our staff attend regular inservice and training in order to upskill and provide the best care.
Clinical Manager Yes
Other Nursing Specialities Yes
Updated: 25 Mar 2015
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We keep a room dedicated to respite care, we realise that everybody needs to take time out. We work with the families closely in order to provide the best care to your loved one.
Carer Support Yes We accept carer support or other short stay for respite purposes and run a daycare program.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes Ph 09 44 44 484 or email manager@briargate.co.nz
Updated: 18 May 2016
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Contract for YPD and IFP
Day Care Yes We provide Day Care from Monday to Friday except on Public Holidays. Those attending Day Care are able to participate in the social and activity program provided at Briargate. We are able to provide transport to and from Briargate if needed.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes Respite Care is available to help carers take a break when needed. Please contact the manager for further information and bookings.
Palliative Care Contract No Northshore Hospice support our residents and families that need palliative care
Whanau Room Yes The conservatory is being used as a multi purpose room and is often used for a private sunny spot by families visiting their loved ones.
Rooms (Single) Yes All of our rooms are single and have a pleasant outlook on the gardens or bush reserves.
Ensuite Yes All rooms have a toilet and hand basin en-suite. High toilet seats are provided if needed by individual residents.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage residents to have their own belongings around them, after all it is their home.
Alcohol Permitted No Because of certain medication residents are on, we prefer no alcohol, however we tailor our care around the resident and families wishes. Please talk to the manager or registered nurse for more information.
Pets In Residence No We do have a resident pet but are very open to your loved one bringing a pet where possible.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Please discuss this with Management.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes This can be easily arranged by the resident or the resident's family phoning telecom.
Resident can adjust heating in own room No heating is controlled by thermostat throughout the home. Each room also has its own heater.
Maori Kaupapa No Can be arranged. Heather, our manager is maori as are some staff.
Residents Committee No due to the this facility being mainly dementia it is hard to form a committee but there are procedures in place if residents want to discuss matters. We have regular family meetings and the staff and manager are very accessible.
Family Committee No Regular family meetings
Newsletter Yes Quarterly
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes It is our Policy not to restrain, but to consult with medical experts and families
Confused Residents Yes We have ongoing training and experience to deal with confusion. Our focus is on best practise paitent care. This means we aim to provide the best quality of life to each person we are caring for.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have two lounges. A sunny conservatory and an out door court yard with gardens.
Outings Yes Van goes out almost everyday.
Rural Setting No Most rooms have a rural outlook
Smokers Room No smokers have a designated areas outside under cover
Smoking Permitted Yes All residents that smoke do so outside
Semi-Secure Yes fully secure
Sprinklers Yes Our facility is fully sprinklered.
Updated: 2 Oct 2013
Special Features
Fully secure care catering for only people suffering from some form of Dementia. We are a Dementia unit

Main vocus is on Activities and outings 56 hours of diversion avaliable

Can take people under 65.YPD contract

Catering for Day care with pick up and drop off Van

Respite Care avaliable
Updated: 21 May 2012
Interests & Activities
We are in close proximity to parks, shops/malls, public transport and library. Full time Diversional Therapy. All residents are encouraged to participate in activities of interest to them.
Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Aromatherapy, BBQ, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Care and Craft,, Children (kapahaka groups and choir visit), Church, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing (this is part of our activity programme and a number of our residents really enjoy this), Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Games, Garden (cicular garden in inner court-yard - some residents also enjoy helping in the garden), Gardening, Happy Hour (Fridays), Indoor Games, Interdenominational, Jigsaw, , Meal choices, Minibus, Music, Newspaper reading, Piano Outings, Park, Parkinson's Society, Parties (we celebrate many special occasions and all our residents birthdays with a special cake/treats), Pastoral care, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Religious services, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Videos, Vegetarian, Visitors are welcome at all times.
Updated: 18 May 2016
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals All meals cooked on the facility and tailored to suit the residents, We cater for Diabetics, Vegeterians,Religious preference and soft diets. No processed foods.
Staffing Details WDHB requires all staff to have unit standards specializing in Dementia care.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Dementia Care is more of a specialised area and you will find that the fees are a little higher than Rest Home fees We are happy to discuss the fees with you at time of inquiry
Updated: 17 May 2012
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Afrikaans Yes Staff
Cantonese Yes
Chinese Yes Staff and Residents
Dutch Yes Some understanding of the language
English Yes Staff and Residents
Fijian Yes Staff
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes staff
Flemish Yes Some understanding - staff
German Yes Resident
Hindi Yes
Korean Yes staff and resident
Malay Yes Staff
Malayalam Yes Staff
Mandarin Yes Staff
Maori - Te Reo Yes Speak /Te Reo staff
Russian Yes resident
Samoan Yes Staff and resident
Spanish Yes Staff & Resident
Tagalog Yes Staff
Thai Yes Staff
Tongan Yes Staff
Updated: 25 Mar 2015
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes Windsor Park Baptist Church 550 East Coast Road Mairangi Bay PH 477 0002 Contact Person: Sheryl Scanlan
Brethren Yes
Buddhist Yes
Christian Yes
Confucius Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Hindu Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Muslim Yes
Jehovah Witness Yes
Jewish Yes
Methodist Yes Malcolm McLeod ph 027 614 6452 lormal@xtra.co.nz
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Ratana Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Glenfield Catholic Church Glenfield
Salvation Army Yes
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
Sikh Yes Sikh Temple Takanini
Shinto Yes
Tao Yes
The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints Yes
(Other comments) Yes Our chaplin Sheryl Scanlan is available for all denominations. We focus on the resident's needs and values, therefore, arrange the appropriate supports to cater for all religions and beliefs.
Updated: 21 May 2012
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.10 km Top of hill
Shops 1.00 km Block/ diary/hairdresser/bakery/takeaways
Mall 2.00 km Glenfield Mall
Parks 0.10 km Lynn reserve seating and playground
Library 2.00 km Located by Glenfield Mall
Updated: Unknown
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
Home and Community Support Sector Standards (Standards NZ) Yes
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
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
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 21 May 2012

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