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Leigh Road Cottage
Dementia Care (Secure environment)
582 Leigh Road
Postal Address
P.O.Box 329, Matakana 0948
09 422 6006
09 422 6330
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Dennie Chiew - 094226006
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Leigh Road Cottage is a 30 bed specialist dementia care rest home that enjoys magical southern views over Whangateau Harbour and Omaha Bay while restful rural views to the North and engender a feeling of peace and tranquility. We are set on more than 2 hectares of land with surrounding rural views, native bush and hills. Our private and secure landscaped garden affords safety and residents have the freedom to come and go indoors and outdoors as they please. They can enjoy watching the birds and guinea fowls playing in the court yards and native bush. Sensory gardens, chicken coop and many other features provide freedom, stimulation and instil a feeling of peace for all our residents. These areas are very functional with unrestricted access designed specifically to support the people with dementia.

We are extremely proud of Leigh Road Cottage. We pride ourselves on what we offer including high staff to resident ratios, Registered nurses, caregivers, activity coordinators and a full time Occupational Therapist to ensure we can tailor to each of our resident’s needs. The owner is also a registered nurse and qualified Career Force assessor who works with the staff to ensure their skills, experience and hard work are recognised in line with NZQA requirements. The staff are trained to understand and manage the differing dementia behaviours and all expected to keep up to date with current trends and practices. We provide ongoing education and professional development opportunities.

Our aim is to provide quality care for the older person and others requiring 24/7 care, catering for their physical, mental, spiritual, social, emotional and cultural needs in a residence where they are cared for as unique individuals who merit the highest respect.

We also provide Respite Care, Day, Carer Support, a service which provides short term breaks for families or carers who support elderly or disabled relatives. These can be privately paid for, or funding can be accessed through the Needs Assessment Service Coordination organisation of the hospital.

At Leigh Road Cottage, we understand what it means to feel at home and you are welcome to personalise the room with your own belongings. Family and friends are welcome to visit. We look forward to welcoming new residents and making them part of the warm family environment.

We would love to have the opportunity to talk to you about what we can do to help. You are welcome to visit us and discuss your needs with us. Please feel free to contact our Manager, Gillian Bradshaw on (09) 4226006 or 027 430 5849.

Please visit our website: www.leighroadcottage.co.nz
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 14 Mar 2017
DHB Respite Care Booking Service
DHB Respite Care Booking Service
We provide DHB Respite Care Booking Service.
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 30
Vacancy Yes
We also offer short term or respite care
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 14 Feb 2018
"My mum is the best she has ever been emotionally and that is because she is cared for by angels"

"Wow you have such wonderful staff.  They really care!  I love seeing them having a cuppa with dad talking about stuff.  It just looks like something normal!"

"It was great to see my dad outside raking the leaves in the garden when I arrived, and not sitting inside"

"I just want to thank you all for taking such good care of ...... Thank you for calling Mental Health Services, and for giving me the chance to be there too.  I think that was the most thorough evaluation ..... has had, going right back to the neurologist who first diagnosed him.  I hope the changes make a difference, as I'm sure you do too.  Thank you - I know ..... couldn't be in better hands."

"Thank you for encouraging my dad to use skype!  It is great to see him more regularly even though we live overseas.  He seems really settled at Leigh Road Cottage now.  You are all amazing!"

"We don't know what dad gets up too as much now so we appreciate your regular updates."

"I love getting your news letters, thank you.  I now suggest to my friends in my support group that they ask other local facilities to do the same."

"My mums speech has improved since she has been living with you at Leigh Road.  I have also noted some improvement with her socializing.  Thank you!"
Updated: 14 Mar 2017
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner 32 Yes Full time either on site or on-call 24/7
Registered Nurse 40 Yes Hours and time split between 2 RN's. plus on calls
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 18 Yes Fully staffed by experienced Dementia level trained caregivers
Physiotherapist Yes Available on-call for either ACC on non-ACC related therapy
Own Social Worker No If needed, we can access Social workers from Community Mental Health
Diversional Therapist 40 Yes Full time Diversional Therapist
Activities Co-ordinator 41 Yes Split between 3 people either 9-3pm or 2-7pm seven days a week
Hairdresser Yes Comes every 6 weeks, or as requested
Podiatrist Yes Comes every 6 weeks
Dietitian Yes We have our menues regularly audited and reviewed by a NZ Registered Dietician.
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Yes Available as needed
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Fortnightly visits or as requested
Other Personnel Yes Regular visitors from the SPCA, church, families volunteering their time
Updated: 14 Mar 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our caregivers have done the training in Palliative care and we do take palliative care residents with ongoing support from our Hospice nurses and the G.P.
Wound Care Yes The wound care specialist nurse can be accessed through DHB if needed
Psychiatric Care Yes We have access to neccessary support to assist in diagnosis and support.
Specialised Dementia Care Yes We specialise with people diagnosed with Dementia and brian related disorders. Our Dementia residents are cared for by staff who are trained,or are currently being trained in Dementia care.
Clinical Manager Yes We have very experience registered nurse and have been working in the facility for a long time. In addition to the clinical manager, we also have facility manager who works together to provide the best possible outcome for the residents.
Updated: 14 Mar 2017
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We have put aside a permanent respite room, if you need a break we are here to help.
Carer Support Yes Please contact the manager for details
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes Please contact the manager for details
Updated: 14 Mar 2017
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We have contract with Waitemate DHB to admit people under 65 years with disability.
Day Care Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes There is a lounge area which can be used for quiet and family time.
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Shared) Yes these could suit married couples or those who needs companions
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes
Ensuite Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes You are welcome to personalise the room with your own furniture, television etc.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Please contact Manager for details
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Please contact Manager for details
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Can be arranged, please contact manager for details
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes There are Policies and Procedures in place for challenging behaviour
Confused Residents Yes safe, secure areas both indoors and out for those that may wander
Lounges/seating areas Yes there are many large decked areas for outdoor seating and enjoying the sunshine. And many comfortable seating is available all around the facility.
Outings Yes
Rural Setting Yes At Leigh Road Cottage, we can enjoy magical southern views over Whangateau Harbour and Omaha Bay while restful rural views to the North engender a feeling of peace and tranquillity.
Smoking Permitted Yes Covered outside areas available for smokers
Semi-Secure Yes Leigh Road Cottage and the surrounding are fully fenced and secured.
Sprinklers Yes Fully compliant with the fire department and all sprinkles are tested regularly.
Updated: 14 Mar 2017
Special Features
Special Features
Quiet country setting
Surrounded on one side by native bush and pasture, on the other, the sea and beautiful beaches.
Many species of native birds can be seen
Updated: 19 Jun 2013
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We have a comprehensive occupational therapy and activity programme created by our occupational therapist which are created for the individual as well as groups. This includes, but is not limited too-Animal therapy, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Child therapy, Church, Craft, Entertainers, Fax, Garden, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Meal choices, Minibus, Music, Newspaper reading, Parties, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Roses, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Views, Videos
Updated: 24 Jan 2017
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals Lovely home cooked meals Individual likes and dislikes always taken into account Special diets catered for
Updated: 19 Jun 2013
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Chinese Yes
English Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Updated: 14 Mar 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Updated: 14 Mar 2017
Shops 5.00 km just a short ride to the lovely village of Matakana
Parks   The beach is only a short walk away
Updated: 14 Mar 2017
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
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: 14 Mar 2017
What's New
What's New
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