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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Levin Home for War Veterans
Category
Dementia Care (Secure environment)
Address
32-40 Prouse Street
Levin 5510
DHB
MidCentral
Phone
(06) 366 0052
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Jenny Hodgen - (06) 366 0052
Owner
Presbyterian Support Central
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Description
OUR PHILOSOPHY
Levin Home for War Veterans, like all Enliven Central homes, embraced an elder directed model of care called the Eden Alternative.

This means we work to ensure the elders of Levin Home have companionship, variety and spontaneity, fun, meaningful activity and purpose in their lives. It ensures that elders are involved in decisions that relate to both their personal wellbeing and what happens at their home.

Here, residents are supported to maintain their independence and routines, and to continue with hobbies, interests and passions, in a way that’s right for the individual.

OUR PEOPLE
Our staff are not only highly trained, they’re also friendly, caring and embrace our elder-directed philosophy of care.

At Levin Home, in addition to rest home care we also provide dementia care and hospital level services. This means we have nurses on-duty 24-hours-a-day. The doctor also visits regularly and we are in regular contact to ensure all clinical needs are met.

SERVICES
Enliven’s Levin Home offers rest home, dementia and hospital level care services, as well as short term respite, health recovery care and an engaging day programme.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS
As an Enliven home we’re proud to be more than just ‘family friendly’. At Levin Home, your family is part of our family. After all, family, friends and the community play a big part in life here.

At Levin Home, you’ll find there are no set visiting times; you can invite your grandchildren, family and friends to visit at any time. Plus we have a great toy box and games to keep the little ones entertained!

You may like to invite family or friends to join in the special events and social outings organised by Levin Home. And of course, family and friends are always welcome to join you for a meal.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care12
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 20 Oct 2017
Testimonials
Testimonials
There are many reasons why people enjoy living at Enliven’s Levin Home for War Veterans. We asked some of the residents that live there what they like the most about their home.

“The staff - the way they look after us in all respects is absolutely fantastic. They do everything they can. I couldn’t wish for better.” - Vic.

“I’m with my husband and we’re able to be together – our rooms are directly across from each other.” - Ruth.

“The friendship, and being able to say g’day to people. They’re all lovely and the staff are wonderful.” - Percy.

“The staff are very good to you – they’re excellent. I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else, I’m happy here.” – Rose.

“Levin Home is a nice place to in and we [my husband and I] liked the fact that it was originally opened for those who have lived through war.” – Vera.

“There’s plenty in the way of entertainment, with music, a pool table, darts boards, card tables and areas to eat and have a drink.” – Dave.
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes 24 hours per day - 7 days per week
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes
Kaumatua Yes
Other Personnel Yes Visiting spiritual carers (church). RSA Welfare Officers.
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Dialysis Yes
Specialised Dementia Care Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Urology Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Whanau Room Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes We welcome couples at Levin Home, talk to us about the options available.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes The rooms can be furnished, but residents are invited to make the space their own. You can bring along your own familiar furniture and furnishings. Many residents bring along photos, artwork, ornaments, furniture and bed covers.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Some pets belong to the home and residents have chosen to look after them. Other pets have moved in with their owners.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We understand that pets are part of the family too. Talk to us about your pet moving into the home with you – pets are usually welcomed with open arms as long as they get on with other people and animals.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Residents enjoy the community feel, shared lounges, entertaining areas and gardens/courtyards.
Outings Yes
Rural Setting Yes
Smokers Room Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes
Semi-Secure Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Special Features
Special Features
EDEN ALTERNATIVE - A PHILOSOPHY OF CARE
We have adopted the Eden Alternative at Levin Home for War Vets, which means we work to create vibrant living and work environments for our residents. We encourage residents to maintain their own routines and continue with hobbies and interests. Residents' pets, the presence of children, plenty of plants and gardens and a high level of local community involvement is a part of our Homes' everyday life.

OUR OWN SOCIAL CLUB
Residents of Levin Home for War Veterans established the Veterans Arms in early 2014. The social club is run by the residents who invite family, friends and members of the community to attend each month. Attendees enjoy entertainment, a meal and refreshments, as well as a game of pool or cards and even the occasional sing-a-long. The New Zealand flag holds pride of place, but the room is also adorned with RSA memorabilia and includes a bar leaner, café style seating and comfy lounge chairs.
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
A highlight for many residents is the social life and companionship at Levin Home. As well as enjoying the company of others at a similar stage of life, Levin Home residents get involved in organising daily happenings and special events – making the most of the varied social calendar.

We have a wide range of interest groups. Regular activities and events include sight-seeing trips, guest entertainers, craft, themed parties and gardening.

Activity and interest groups and programmes are tailored to the interests of residents. This may include: Activity programme, Advocate, Alzheimer's Society, Age Concern, Arthritis society, BBQ, Big print books, Billiards, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Cards, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Craft, Dancing, Digital camera, Electric beds, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Games, Garden, Gardening, Golden Oldies, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Library, Men, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Organ, Outings, Parkinson's Society, Parties, Petanque, Picnic facilities, Pool table, Quizzes, Reading, Roses, RSA, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Stroke Group, Vegetarian, Videos
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals Each day we provide our residents their breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snacks. We’ll make sure you always have plenty of delicious food to enjoy. Our menus are co-designed by a dietician and chef to ensure there is plenty of diversity and that your meals are nutritious and satisfying, made right on-site. We encourage you to enjoy your meals in the dining room with your friends. Morning and afternoon tea is served around the home and snacks and fruit are always available in the dining room or kitchenettes.
Staffing Details Staffing 24 hours per day - 7 days a week
Associated Complexes Reevedon Home in Levin
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Personal items
Updated: 22 Jul 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Deaf Blind Sign Language Yes
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter No Can be arranged if required
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Samoan Yes
Shona Yes
Sign Language Yes
Tongan Yes
Other Details Yes Zimbabwian
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Jehovah Witness Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Ratana Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
(Other comments) Yes Levin Home for War Vets welcomes people of all religious backgrounds and assists residents in making arrangements for worship
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 2.00 km 1 km to railway station. 2kms to bus.
Shops 2.00 km To town centre
Mall 2.00 km
Parks 1.00 km
Library 2.00 km
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce 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
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes As with all Residential Care a summary is available on the MOH website
Spark of Life Yes
The Eden Alternative Yes Levin Home has adopted the Eden Alternative. Working to create vibrant living for our residents. Pets, the presence of children, plenty of plants and gardens and a high level of local community involvement is a part of our Homes' everyday life.
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 11 Jan 2017

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