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Kintala Lodge (Secure 24/7 Dementia Rest Home)

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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Kintala Lodge (Secure 24/7 Dementia Rest Home)
Category
Dementia Care (Secure environment)
Address
14 Stanley Street
HAMILTON CENTRAL
HAMILTON
DHB
Waikato
Phone
(07) 853 8577 Mon - Frid or (07) 855 1545 Resthome
Fax
(07) 855 3445
Mobile
00000000
Email
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Personnel
Manager
Mrs Nalini Singh - (07) 853 8577 Mon to Frid 9.00am to 4.30pm
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Description
To create a friendly, homely and nurturing environment that best meets the physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and cultural needs of all residents. And providing best standards of care, to ensure that their lives are conducted with maximum independence, dignity and respect, within the bounds of safety,security and physical and mental limitations. To ensure that these goals are achieved by maximum professional conduct by all staff, at all times.
We are proud to have received a 3 year accreditation with one continuous improvement this year.
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 18 Dec 2015
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care25
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Kintala Lodge is the only Resthome in this City, SPECIALISING PURELY in the care of Elderly and Young
(under 65) Patients suffering from ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE, or other DEMENTIA RELATED ILLNESS, OF ANY AGE, that presents with the syndrome of Dementia and its associated symptomatology of confusion, memory loss, agitation and a globally diminishing level of both mental and physical function.
Kintala Lodge also cares for the Under 65's who suffter from Dementia.
Kintala Lodge is set in a quiet, tranquil, peaceful atmosphere, in an inner city, tree lined environment, close to central City and all amenities. The homely Lockwood building has been designed to blend in with the local surrounding residential homes.
Our secure Rest Home environment has its own secure garden and lawn area, including an internal sunny courtyard, where Residents are free to wander, inside or outside, as they wish.
Our caring team at Kintala Lodge is dedicated purely to the welfare of our Dementia Residents, providing 24 hour care, 7 days per week, in this secure, friendly and homely environment.
We offer Long Term, Short Term, Carer Support Respite, Dedicated Respite Bed (so you can pre-book a bed and organise time out for yourself), Emergency Respite, Day Care. Nice sunny rooms.
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 28 Apr 2017
Testimonials
If you wish to know more about our Rest Home, please contact Mental Health Service for the Older Person and Alzheimers Waikato.
We keep a book of the many cards, letters and emails of appreciation and thanks we have received from families and friends of our Residents regarding the quality of care provided by Kintala Lodge. You are very welcome to read these.
Updated: 18 Dec 2015
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40 Yes Two Registered Nurses are employed and are on duty or on call.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers shifts Yes Health Care Assistants work Fortnightly Rosters. Trained to work with Dementia Residents, completed/completing the Health Ed Trust, ACE Dementia Programme. Attend monthly in-services, external seminars. Hold First Aid Certificates.
Physiotherapist 0.00 Yes On Doctors Referral or at family request.
Occupational Therapist 0.00 Yes On Doctors Referral or at family request
Own Social Worker 0.00 Yes If required, Social Worker is contacted from Mental Health Service for Older People.
Activities Co-ordinator 30 Yes Residents are kept active inside, outside the home perimeter with a variety of activities.We encourage family to take their loved ones on outings:Please discuss with the RN before the outing, to ensure Resident is able for their health and safety.
Hairdresser Yes Comes in every 12-14 weeks
Podiatrist Yes Waikato Podiatry provide a yearly schedule for podiatry visits.
Dietitian Yes Home cooked nutrional meals, on site. A personal diet plan is done for each resident to suit their likes and dislikes on admission. Fresh baking every day. The menu is Audited two yearly.
Accredited Visitors Yes Access to Te Rauawaawa Trust Alzheimers Waikato Mental Health Service for the Older People
Kaumatua Yes Catholic Church/Baptist Church/Anglican Church and Holy Communion.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Comes at the beginning of the month for Holy Communion.
Other Personnel Yes Mrs Nalini Singh is the Manager and can be contacted on (07) 853 8577. You are most welcome to make a time with Nalini to come and visit our warm and friendly home.
Updated: 11 Apr 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes If family want their loved one to end their life at the Home, Hospice/Palliative care/team are involved.
Wound Care Yes As and when required.
Diabetic Care Yes As and when required, Waikato Diabetic Clinic.
Continence Advisor Yes Registered Nurse, Incontinence supplier and support from Continence Specialist.
Infection Control Yes Waikato Infection Control Peer group. General Practitioner. Waikato District Health Board Infection Control Nurse. Pathlab.
Psychiatric Care Yes We work closely with Mental Health for the Older Person. Community Mental Health if the client is referred to us by them.
Specialised Dementia Care Yes We specialise purely in the care of Elderly Patients suffering from Alzheimers Disease or other Dementia Related Illness. We specialise in caring for the Under 65 years with a Disability, Dementia related to Brain Injury or other causes.
Gerontological Care Yes Care of the elderly with dementia.
Psychologist Yes Access is available.
Psychiatrist Yes Access is available.
Updated: 16 Jan 2017
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We have a "EMERGENCY RESIPITE" contract. We offer Carer Support Respite. We usually have a bed available for respite care and you can pre book a bed for the time you would like to use your carer support days.
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes We offer Carer Support Respite and Short Stay. We offer Day Care. If you are planning a holiday, you can pre-book a bed ahead of your holiday. Phone the Manager for more details.
Advance bookings taken Yes It is preferrable if bookings be made in advance. We need to get information about the Respite Resident so a good care plan can be put in place while they are in our care.
Subsidised service Yes If you have been given Carer Support Days, we are able to offer Carer Support Respite Services.
Private paying service Yes Private Respite Services can also be booked.
Updated: 18 Dec 2015
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Kintala Lodge provides the under 65's with care that focuses on the resident to be as independent as possible to have a good quality of life.
Day Care Yes 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday, Daily charge.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes Beds are available.
Rooms (Single) Yes All single rooms are warm and comfortable and have nice views.
Rooms (Shared) Yes Warm, spacious, comfortable rooms, with privacy curtains.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes Warm, spacious, comfortable rooms that would suit a couple.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Family are welcome to arrange the room with furnishings that their loved one is familiar with.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes House trained animals are welcome.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes No phones in the room but a Cordless phone is available for incoming and outgoing calls for resident and family.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Under floor heating.
Maori Kaupapa Yes Te Reo is spoken by one of our staff members.
Newsletter Yes We are in contact with Family, EPOA or first contact. Family members have indicated that a newsletter once or twice a year is sufficient for them.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes This is an area we specialise in. We look outside the square and try to find out what could be causing the behaviour. Staff training and policies are in place.
Confused Residents Yes We care for Elderly or young Patients suffering from Alzheimers Disease or other Dementia Related Illness of all ages.
Lounges/seating areas Yes 2 Large Lounges and Sunny Courtyard. Bench seats outside on the lawn areas.
Outings Yes We encourage family to take their loved ones on outings.
Rural Setting Yes We are situated in one of Hamiltons beautiful streets, in a quiet, tranquil, peaceful atmosphere, in an inner city, tree lined enviornment, close to central City, all amenities. A 5 minute walk takes you to a large, open park with playground and seats.
Smokers Room No We have a Smoke Free policy.
Smoking Permitted No We are a Smoke Free environment. (Only on specific instructions from Consultant, will this be permitted)
Semi-Secure Yes Fully Secured, Doors monitored. Fully fenced gardens that you can see through the fence. Key coded front door.
Sprinklers Yes Automatic Sprinkler System and smoke alarms and Monitored.
Audit report available Yes Yes, on the Ministry of Health Web site.
Updated: 16 Jan 2017
Special Features
Kintala Lodge Specialises in the care of Elderly and Young (Under 65)Patients suffering from Alzhiemers Disease or other Dementia related Illness, that presents with the syndrome of Dementia and its associated symptomatology of confusion, memory loss, agitation and a globally diminishing level of both mental and physical function. This uniqueness is an important aspect of our service, since these Residents are a very unique group of People, who require specialised understanding, care and attention for both personal and medical management.

Our caring team at Kintala Lodge is dedicated purely to their welfare, providing 24 hour care, 7 days per week, in a secure, friendly and homely environment.

We offer the same care for the Under 65's suffering from Dementia and focus on promoting their independence and quality of life.

Residents are safe to wander in our user friendly secure grounds and building. Our secure Rest Home environment has its own garden and lawn area, including an internal courtyard, where Residents are free to wander, inside and outside, as they wish.

Our home offers long term care, short term care, respite care and day care in a secure and supportive environment.

Our Diversional Therapist is employed for their calm and patient nature. This is an important quality when dealing with Residents who are becoming increasingly slow with regard to both mental and physical abilities, and often require considerable help to perform even minor activities.
The Birthday of each/all Residents are celebrated in accordance with their cultural, ethnic, spiritual and religious beliefs and customs. Family members are always invited and encourage to attend the birthday of their loved one.

For further information and enquiries on our services and to view our hand book for more complete details, or to visit our Rest Home, please contact our General Manager, Nalini Singh on (07) 853 8577
Updated: 18 Dec 2015
Interests & Activities
Alzheimer's Society (Adards Waikato), Blind Foundation, Parkinson's Society, Stroke group, art, cards, church religious services (St Aiden's and Baptist), art and craft, dancing, email, entertainment, exercises, garden, indoor games, library, massage, birthday celebration, dvd, music, newspaper reading, quizzes, family do outings.
Updated: 18 Dec 2015
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals Lovely Home Cooked Meals. Fresh Baking every day. Special Diets Catered for.
Staffing Details Registered Nurses, Qualified Carers,Cleaners, Diversional Therapist, Trained Cooks with Food Safety Certificates.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Additional sevices that you have to pay for are listed in our Admission Agreement.Some examples are: Specialist visits, toll calls, insurance for personal belongings, personal toiletries, hairdresser etc.
Updated: 18 Dec 2015
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes All Staff.
Fijian Indian Yes Hindi
Interpreter Yes Available on request.
Maori - Te Reo Yes Staff who work here and access to Te Rauwaawa Trust.
Samoan Yes Samoan
Other Details Yes Interpreters are avaiable on request
Updated: 16 Jan 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
(Other comments) Yes All Religions are welcome and families only need to ask Management to arrange visits. Family and friends are welcome to take Family to Church.
Updated: 18 Dec 2015
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.20 km Available from 3 streets surrounding Stanley Street.
Shops 1.00 km Five Minute Walk.
Mall 3.00 km Five Minute Car Drive.
Parks 0.20 km Across the Road.
Library 3.00 km Five Minute Car Drive.
Updated: 18 Dec 2015
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
Other details Yes Members of Alzheimers New Zealand (ADARDS)
CareerForce
Updated: 16 Jan 2017

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