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Lonsdale Hospital & Resthome

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At a glance
Vacancy
Yes
Name
Lonsdale Hospital & Resthome
Category
Dementia Care (Secure environment)
Address
14 Robinson Street
Horowhenua
Foxton 4814
DHB
MidCentral
Phone
(06) 363 8498
Fax
(06) 363 5685
Email
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Personnel
Manager
Mark Buckley - (06) 363 8498
Owner
Lonsdale Total Care Centres - (06) 363 8498
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Description
We are proud to introduce Teppett Flats, Lonsdale’s specialist Dementia Unit, Midcentrals newest specialist unit

With a purposely build & designed interactive garden, which includes beach- like area, aviary, bus stop, letter box, waist high garden bed, washing line, grassed area for outdoor activities such as lawn bowls and beautifully maintained gardens, along with a boutique family feeling living accommodation. We also provide a full time Divisional Therapist to encourage daily activities for our residents. This includes memory boards with photos, hobbies and interests of the resident to help retain otherwise easily forgotten things for those suffering dementia.

Loved ones are safe and secure in our unit and cared for at the highest of standards.
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsYes
Updated: 16 Aug 2012
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care12
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Wonderful family home environment, large single rooms (when available)and two doubles which are ideal for couples or friends
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 24 Feb 2017
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes We have highly trained RNs on site 24/7
Enrolled Nurse Yes All our ENs have obtained their compentency training endorsement
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes All have been trained in Dementia Care
Physiotherapist Yes Contract Physiotherapist would makes regular visits to all our residents
Diversional Therapist Yes Full Time Diverional Therapist wtih targeted programmes for residents with Dementia
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Work part time in association with our DT
Hairdresser Yes Contracted hair dresser makes monthly visits
Podiatrist Yes We are able to arrange visit for the contracted Podiatrist
Dietitian Yes Contracted to assist in meal planning and training
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Regular visits for all domoninations
Other Personnel Yes Cook - All meals are prepared and completed on site
Updated: 11 Feb 2012
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Wound Care Yes Trained RN staff member who specialises in Wound Care and works in conjuction with the DHB Wound Specialist Nurse when needed
Diabetic Care Yes All our registered staff have up to date training in the care of the diabetic person
Continence Advisor Yes We use the highest standard of products for those that need incontience products with regular update training
Infection Control Yes High standard of hygiene training is mandatory
Specialised Dementia Care Yes All our staff have attented training on "Dementia Care'
Gerontological Care Yes We have continuing training in all aspects of Gerontological care
Clinical Manager Yes Our CM has many years of experience in this role and works closely with our Nurse Manager
Updated: 11 Feb 2012
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We have a current contract with the DHB and are able to care for the under 65s
Rooms (Single) Yes Most of our rooms in our Teppett Flats area are single rooms
Rooms (Shared) Yes We have several shared rooms available which is excellent for residents that enjoy the company of others
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes We have rooms that are suitable to take couples so their peace of mind is relaxed
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage furniture that belong to residents to keep that 'home' feeling
Alcohol Permitted Yes Should a resident require this, it will be available and well monitered by our staff
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes This can be spoken about prior to a resident joining us
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Our facility is centrally heated and we are proud to maintain a comfortable setting
Newsletter Yes We produce a monthly newletter to keep residents, families and friends up to date with events within our facility
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We adhere to the strict guidelines of caring for those with challenging behaviour
Confused Residents Yes Our staff are trained in ways to aid any residents who may suffer confusion
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a lounge area where we encourage resident to mix and mingle or watch TV/listen to music We also have a dedicated Dining area where residents are encouraged to have their meals
Outings Yes We have two mobility vans and regular trips for our residents are made
Rural Setting No Foxton has a populaton of 4500 and it is considered to me a rural town
Smoking Permitted Yes In smoking areas only
Sprinklers Yes We have sprinklers throughout our facility
Updated: 11 Feb 2012
Special Features
We have an interactive secure garden where we encourage our residents to enter and use.

There is the washing line for those who feel the need to still do the house work

A letter box they can clear

Budgies in the avairy with all of them have been named
Updated: 11 Feb 2012
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Care and Craft, Exercises, Garden, Gardening, Indoor Games, Music
Updated: 11 Feb 2012
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Staffing Details In-Service Education Dedicated to training and developing our staff, our training portal allows our internal staff to develop and maintain their knowledge, skills and values, essential attributes consistent to the delivery of quality care and professional development. Mandatory courses for all staff include: •OSH Fundamentals •Manual Handling in Aged Care •Infection Control •Understanding Dementia – An introduction •Understanding Dementia – Communicating skills •Understanding Dementia – Understanding behaviour we find difficult or challenging
Updated: 11 Feb 2012
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Malay Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Updated: 11 Feb 2012
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport   Only 15 mins from Levin and 45 from Palmerston North
Shops   A lovely five min stroll to the local shops
Library   Five mins walk to the Libray
Updated: 22 May 2012

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