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Clutha Views Lifecare - Balmoral Wing

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Clutha Views Lifecare
Dementia Care (Secure)
64 Essex Street
Southern (Otago)
(03) 418 3220
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Rosemary Thomson
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Clutha Views Lifecare is a modern purpose built facility, set on more than 2 hectares of flat grounds in North Balclutha with views of the surrounding farmland,river valley and township.

We offers Rest Home, Dementia and Hospital care.

We are dedicated to provide quality care to our residents as well as a homely environment which is pleasing to them and enhances their physical, mental, social, spiritual and clutral qualities of life.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 12 Dec 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 14
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 20 Jun 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner Yes Clutha Views has a Nurse Practitioner visit fortnightly from Dunedin Hospital and is available by phone for advice if required.
Registered Nurse Yes
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist 2 Yes Clutha Views has trained staff to support the physiotherapist with range of movement exercises three times a week, with the physiotherapist visiting 2 hours per week and as required.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable As required
Own Social Worker Negotiable
Diversional Therapist No Clutha Views currently has 3 staff member in training.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes Dietician visits annually and as required.
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Yes Clutha Views has access to all services and we are able to arrange for them to visit our residents if required.
Updated: 12 Dec 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care Contract Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes Continence Nurse Specialist from Dunedin Hospital as required.
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist Yes Stomal Therapist Nurse Specialist as required.
Psychiatric Care Yes Referrals sent as required
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Specialised Dementia Care Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Psychiatrist Yes Psychogeriatric Consultant visits as required
Other Post Graduate Specialities Yes Dietician as required Podiatrist regularly visits
Updated: 12 Dec 2016
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Day/night care available for those who need support through the night Clutha Views will care for the resident overnight while family get a good sleep.
Carer Support Yes Day Care available. Monthly support meetings for Alzheimer/Dementia families 1st Wednesday of every month at 10.30am. Family come and have a cuppa while our activities staff care for the family member.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 12 Dec 2016
Day Care Yes We encourage families to help us care for their family member.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage residents to personalise their own space, including a favourite chair, family photos etc.
Alcohol Permitted Yes With consultation with the GP and senior nurse.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee No We hold regular Residents meeting every month.
Family Committee No Family are invited to the residents meetings which are held monthly. Facility Manager has an open door policy.
Newsletter Yes Clutha Views has a Newsletter that comes out every June and December.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Rural Setting Yes Clutha Views has a beautiful panoramic outlook over the Balclutha township, Kaka Point and the Clinton hills.
Smoking Permitted Yes Outside in the smokers area only.
Semi-Secure Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 12 Dec 2016
Special Features
Special Features
Clutha View's secure dementia unit is known as the "Balmoral Wing" which is a reference to a local area. Clutha Views Balmoral wing is one of three levels of service we offer as we also offer Hospital level and Resthome level care.
Updated: 12 Dec 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
At Clutha Views residents are provided with Activities from Monday to Friday. The activities programme includes activities that are recreational and social in nature as well as planned Van outings to places of interest in the local area. Our Activities programme has input from the Resident's meetings to ensure the activities provided are meaningful to the residents.
Updated: 12 Dec 2016
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals Clutha Views provides nourishing home cooked meals and home baked scones/ muffins for morning tea with biscuits and cake for afternoon tea.
Staffing Details Clutha Views has qualified registered nurses and enrolled nurses on staff with competent enthusiastic Careerforce trained caregivers. The housekeeping and kitchen staff provide an excellent service to the facility.
Associated Complexes Clutha Views is part of the Heritage Lifecare Ltd group of aged care facilities.
Updated: 12 Dec 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes Clutha Views can access an interpreter when required.
Malayalam Yes
Tamil Yes
Updated: 12 Dec 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 12 Dec 2016
Shops 2.00 km Clutha Views does have a Shuttle service available for independent and able residents which departs at 14:00 from the Resthome, down to the shops and returns at 15:00. A convenience store is also within walking distance from Clutha Views Lifecare.
Parks 2.00 km Naish Park in town has beautiful Rhododendrons and blossom trees along with well groomed gardens, an aviary and duck pond. The park is a great place for a picnic and the residents regularly go there for afternoon tea with the activities staff.
Library 2.00 km Clutha Views has a library service from the public library monthly.
Updated: 12 Dec 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes Clutha Views has a very active and successful caregiver education programme with the majority of staff undertaking education.
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes Clutha Views currently has 3 staff enrolled and training to be Diversional Therapists.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 11 Jan 2017