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Maureen Plowman Rest Home - Dementia Secure Unit

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Maureen Plowman Rest Home
Dementia Care (Secure environment)
2 Valley Rd
Browns Bay
North Shore
0800 333 688
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Oceania Healthcare - 0800 333 688
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An attractive, friendly community on the beach in Browns Bay, Maureen Plowman Care Home provides a high standard of care for retired people who need everyday assistance, supported by dementia care if and when it’s needed.

With sea views, sunny courtyards and pretty gardens, Maureen Plowman has a relaxed, warm living environment where residents can enjoy comfort and companionship.

The Brown’s Bay sidewalk shops and cafés are close, as is the East Coast Bays RSA. We’re also on the main bus route.

Our community dining room and lounges have clear views of the bay and beach, so residents can watch boats going by and people enjoying the beach.

Maureen Plowman, has the capacity to look after 17 dementia care residents.

There is rest home care available on site too.

Maureen Plowman Rest Home is part of Oceania Healthcare, an active member of the New Zealand Aged Care Association.

Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsUnknown
Updated: 21 Apr 2016
DHB Respite Care Booking Service
We provide DHB Respite Care Booking Service.
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care0
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
Pending a rebuild of the facility Maureen Plowman is no longer accepting new admissions.
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 27 Feb 2017
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes
Enrolled Nurse Negotiable
Physiotherapist 0.00 Negotiable
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Two full days per week
Podiatrist Yes Once every two weeks
Dietitian Negotiable
Accredited Visitors No Volunteers
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Yes Cook, Maintainence Man, Laundry
Updated: 21 Apr 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes
Wound Care No Can access as needed
Diabetic Care No Can access as needed
Continence Advisor Yes RN as routine
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist No Can access as needed
Psychiatric Care No Dementia Care Unit on site
Clinical Manager Yes
Psychiatrist No We access these services as required through the Mental Health Services.
Updated: 21 Apr 2016
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Subject to space and safety constraints
Alcohol Permitted Yes Happy Hour once a week. Alcohol consumption monitored so as not to interfere with medication
Pets In Residence Yes The Rest Home 3 cats.
Residents Committee No Regular Resident's Meetings
Newsletter No In progress
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Rural Setting No Maureen Plowman is situated in the lovely Browns Bay on Aucklands North Shore with uninterrupted view of the beach and sea from the lounge and dining room
Sprinklers Yes
Updated: 21 Apr 2016
Special Features
Oceania is proud to provide the LIFE programme which is an award winning personal wellbeing programme.

Developed in partnership with the University of Auckland LIFE offers a proven way to develop mental and physical agility, maintain independence and increase vitality and activity.
Updated: 21 Apr 2016
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Bridge, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Church, Children, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Garden, Happy Hour, Holidays, Housie, Indoor Games, Library, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Pastoral care, Parkinson's Society, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Reading, RSA, Senior Citizens, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Videos, Views
Updated: 21 Apr 2016
Additional Information
Details re Meals We provide home cooked nutritous meals with tailored menus for those on special diets. Our meals are served at the following times: 07:30 Breakfast 12:00 Main meal 17:00 Tea Menus 4 weekly cycle Vegetarian and Diabetic options
Staffing Details We have a number of long serving staff members. Staffing ratios vary according to needs
Associated Complexes We are part of the Oceania Group which is a nationwide network of senior living facilities. We also have on site a 35 bed Rest Home.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Refer to manager
Updated: 21 Apr 2016
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
French Yes
German Yes
Tongan Yes
Updated: 21 Apr 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Inter denominational Yes We welcome people of all religious affiliations.
Updated: 21 Apr 2016
Public Transport   Public transport is available close by.
Shops 0.00 km Browns Bay shopping centre is located directly across the road from our facility.
Parks 0.00 km Browns Bay beach and boardwalk is located directly across the road from our facility with lots of opportunities for enjoying the outdoors.
Library 0.10 km We have our own library on site and also Browns Bay Library is only two blocks away
Updated: 21 Apr 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
Home and Community Support Sector Standards (Standards NZ) Yes
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 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 Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association
Updated: 21 Apr 2016