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Kaikohe Care - PLE (Protective Living Environment)

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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Kaikohe Care
Category
Dementia Care (Secure environment)
Address
22 Bisset Rd, PO Box 267
Kaikohe
Postal Address
PO Box 267 Kaikohe 0400
DHB
Northland
Phone
(09) 401 0260
Fax
(09) 401 0263
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Valerie Dickson - 09 4010260
Owner
Lexhill Ltd - 027 252 4455
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Description
Our mission is to support independence and to deliver quality care that recognises the uniqueness and upholds the dignity of each resident.
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care9
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 30 Mar 2017
Testimonials
Our home-like Protected Living Environment (PLE) has a family feel.

Comment from a family member in our latest satisfaction survey (March 2016): "We endorse the great mahi you do for our Mum, she is well looked after..."
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner No Liaise with DHB specialists, and local GP surgery which has a Nurse Practitioner
Registered Nurse 36 Yes In facility 24 hours. Additional Skilled and caring, and we count ourselves lucky to have 3 male RN's as well.
Enrolled Nurse 0 Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 264.25 Yes We have both female and male care givers. Many have worked here for years.
Physiotherapist 4 Yes Alternate Friday clinic on site, and able to be accessed when clinically indicated.
Occupational Therapist No Visits can be arranged.
Own Social Worker No Visits can be arranged.
Diversional Therapist 32 Yes We have 2 Diversional Therapists on staff, one who works in PLE and the other who prepares activities programme and delivers these in concert with other staff. These roles are rotational.
Activities Co-ordinator No All care staff participate in planned activities programme - and sometimes our ancillary staff join in too!
Hairdresser Yes Visits as requested. Residents can also be taken to town to access other salons. One of our care staff is also happy to set and style hair
Podiatrist Yes Visits 4 weekly, individual residents are seen 8 weekly
Dietitian Yes Visits as required. Approves and audits menus and consults with GP & RN's
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Yes Our Kaumatua is Mr Fred Sadler
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have a Chaplain, Peter Craddock from the Kaikohe Baptist Church, Brother Pious from the Catholic Church visits weekly, Church of England, Presbyterian and several other denominations come to worship, sing and visit
Other Personnel Yes We have a part time Maintenance Person, and we do have Volunteers who come to visit our Residents and some also provide entertainment such as music
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes In association with Hospice who provide excellent support
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes In hospital area
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes Yes, DHB advisor visits
Infection Control Yes Certified Infection Control Coordinator, and liaise and have education from DHB
Stomal Therapist Yes NHL stoma therapist visits
Psychiatric Care Yes POPS team consults and visits regularly
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes In hospital area
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Dialysis Yes CAPD or PD if required
Spinal Injuries Yes Post spinal unit stays in hospital area
Primary Rural Health Care Yes In association with Broadway Health Centre. GP's visit twice weekly, and we can take residents to Broadway Health Centre
Specialised Dementia Care Yes Our staff in our Protected Living Environment are either trained, or undergoing training
Gerontological Care Yes
Urology No Specialists available at DHB
Community Health Yes Liaise with District Nurses
Clinical Manager Yes Jarin Thomas is our Clinical Nurse Manager
Other Nursing Specialities Yes Infection Control
Psychiatrist No Not on site. DHB POPS psychiatrist visits as required
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes When beds are available
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes When beds are available
Advance bookings taken Yes
Subsidised service Yes Through DHB and other healthcare providers
Private paying service Yes By arrangement
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes If bed available. We have several residents under this contract
Day Care Yes But not when unit is fully occupied
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes by arrangement, if bed available
Palliative Care Contract No Can provide palliative care
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes Not currently, but residents families are welcome to stay by arrangement
Rooms (Single) Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage this if wished
Alcohol Permitted Yes If not contraindicated by medication
Pets In Residence No Not currently
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Can be arranged
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Can have extra heater if required. Radiators in rooms
Maori Kaupapa Yes Appointed Kaumatua, iwi liaison
Residents Committee Yes Regular meetings held
Family Committee No However family conferences are arranged as necessary, and at request
Newsletter Yes DT's are working on producing this more regularly!
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Yes, and we have staff who have particular skills in this area
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Including a lovely covered verandah area
Outings Yes At least weekly when the weather allows
Rural Setting No On the edge of a rural town, outlook is rural
Smokers Room No Covered outdoor area for smokers.
Smoking Permitted Yes Only under staff or family supervision in the Protected Living Environment
Semi-Secure Yes Secure
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Special Features
Semi-rural setting within easy walking distance of town, Kaikohe Care Centre is situated in 4 acres of park-like grounds.

We are friendly caring people who are very good at problem solving.
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Interests & Activities
RSA visits, we join in activities with Senior Citizens, support from "Friends of Kaikohe Hospital", Art, Cards, Trivial Pursuit, Housie weekly, Church (several different denominations weekly), Cooking, Craft, Dancing here and visiting elsewhere, Entertainment, involved in inter-rest homes games and occasions, MINDS comes monthly for a song and dance morning, Exercises daily, Garden, Happy hour, we visit the Ngawha Hot Pools, Indoor games, Library, 2 Log fires, Massage, Outdoor games, Movies and large TV and video, Kareoke, Music regularly including Maori music and Poi, Newspaper reading daily, Quizzes, Shopping, Outings at least weekly as long as the weather is friendly.

Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals Two Cooks provide meals. Preferences and diets catered for. Regular BBQ's, special meals for events etc. Weekly boil-up option.
Staffing Details Registered Nurse always on duty.
Associated Complexes Stand alone facility. We benchmark for our clinical care with other Northland facilities, and with the DHB
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Podiatry unless ordered by the Doctor, podiatrist visits 4 weekly, sees individual residents 8 weekly. Haircare, hairdresser can provide hair care on site. Doctor and medication if private paying.
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Afrikaans Yes Access to Afrikaans speaker
Bengali Yes
Croatian Yes Several local speakers can be contacted
Czechoslovaki Yes local speakers can be contacted
Dalmatian Yes local speakers can be contacted
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes Local speakers can be contacted
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes Can access
Kannada Yes
Malay Yes
Malayalam Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes Many of our staff are familiar with Te Reo, some are fluent speakers
Punjabi Yes
Sign Language No Can access
Tagalog Yes
Tamil Yes
Tongan Yes
Yugoslavian Yes Local speakers can be contacted
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes Clifford Street
Baha'i No There is a Bahai'i church in the area
Baptist Yes Kaikohe Baptist Church, cnr Broadway & Wihongi Street
Brethren Yes Can be contacted
Buddhist Yes Retreat in Takou Bay. Can contact representative
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes Many locally
Evangelical Yes
Hindu Yes In the area
Inter denominational Yes
Muslim Yes Contact can be arranged
Jehovah Witness Yes Church on Guy Road
Jewish Yes Can contact
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Pentecostal Yes
Presbyterian Yes Kaikohe Union Church, Clifford Street
Ratana Yes
Ringatu Yes Can contact
Roman Catholic Yes Guy Road
Salvation Army Yes In area
Seventh Day Adventist Yes Mangakahia Road
Sikh Yes Local Sikh community
The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints Yes Hongi Street
(Other comments) Yes There are people of many faiths in the area, and we are happy to attempt to put people in touch with others of their faith if they wish
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport   We wish! We arrange visits to town on a regular basis and for appointments
Shops 0.30 km level walk, 10 mins. Warehouse, 2 supermarkets, 3 diaries, several nice eateries, other stores
Mall 0.30 km level walk, 10 mins
Parks 0.20 km level walk, 5 mins. Our grounds are park-like
Library 0.30 km level walk, 10 mins, great little library!
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Care Association New Zealand Yes
CareerForce Yes
Home and Community Support Sector Standards (Standards NZ) 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
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
The Eden Alternative No We practise person-centred care and all our staff are expected to treat our Residents as if they are working in their home, which they are
Other details Yes We run a comprehensive in house inservice programme and either send staff to external seminars as appropriate, or encourage them to attend. Several staff are also completing on-line education which we support.
Care Association New Zealand CareerForce Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 8 Jun 2016

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