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Olive Tree Retirement
Dementia Care (Secure)
11-13 Dalwood Grove
Palmerston North 4412
Postal Address
P O Box 4508, Manawatu Mail Centre 4442
(06) 350 3000
(06) 350-3001
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Robyn Ballard - (06) 350-3012
Arvida Group Limited
Care Services Manager
Whitney Dench - (06) 350 3011
Village Services Manager
Darryl Pritchard - (06) 350 3003
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At Olive Tree we challenge ourselves to make our residents' lives better with everything we do
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 10 Jan 2018
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 17
Vacancy No
At Olive Tree we have a Shared Care philosophy. We work with you to provide individualised care and a supportive transition into our Safe Care Unit. We also have a Support Group, which meets two monthly. This support group allows families and friends of our Safe Care residents to share their experiences, provide support and have input into maintaining a quality caring environment for their family members.
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 20 Jun 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40 Yes
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes All our care staff are either qualified or undertaking their training in support of the older person living with dementia. We employ a dedicated educator who provides a varied and quality education programme for all our staff.
Physiotherapist 15 Yes We currently have a Physiotherapist Assistant who works under the direction of a Physiotherapist for 15 hours a week. Our qualified Physiotherapist is contracted 4 hours a fortnight.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Available through the DHB if required.
Own Social Worker Negotiable Available if required through the DHB.
Diversional Therapist 30 Yes 2 qualified Diversional Therapists providing a variety of programmes across 7 days.
Hairdresser Yes 3 days per week in our purpose built salon.
Podiatrist Yes Registered podiatrist visits on a regular cycle.
Dietitian Negotiable Dietician reviews the menu's bi-annually, also available if residents needs require dietician input.
Accredited Visitors Yes Aged Concern, Senior Citizens, Hearing Association Field Officer, RSA
Kaumatua Negotiable A Kaumatua is available when required.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Protestant church services held monthly; catholic priest attends weekly; all residents' individual spiritual needs can be catered by arrangement.
Other Personnel Yes A qualified beauty therapist attends twice per week in our purpose built beauty therapy room.
Updated: 12 Mar 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our nurses are qualified in palliative care and we will support our Residents to remain in the comfort of their own home for end of life care.
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist Yes Available through DHB if required
Specialised Dementia Care Yes 17 bed specialised unit
Gerontological Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes Whitney Dench
Updated: 10 Jan 2018
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We actively support our residents to remain at home with us for end of life care if they are able to.
Whanau Room No Rooms available as required
Rooms (Single) Yes
Ensuite Yes Rooms have ensuites
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents may bring their own furniture so they have their own touch of home.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes An aquarium located in the main residents' lounge.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Negotiated with the Manager on an individual basis
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Underfloor heating ensures residents' warmth is maintained throughout winter months.
Residents Committee Yes
Family Committee No Dementia Care Family Support group meet two monthly. The group provides families living with dementia support and education in their journey.
Newsletter Yes Monthly
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes All staff, including non clinical staff, are provided with support and training in deescalating challenging behaviour.
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Two lounge areas with views over our gardens and comfortable seating.
Outings Yes Regular outings in our van.
Rural Setting No Although we are not rural our village is set in beautiful parklike grounds across 12 acres with well established trees and gardens.
Smokers Room No Designated smoking areas available
Smoking Permitted Yes In specified areas only
Semi-Secure Yes Security cameras present throughout the facility.
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes Available at: http://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/services-and-support/health-care-services/services-older-people/rest-home-certification-and-audits
Updated: 10 Jan 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Quiet location in beautiful park like setting across 12 acres.
Large facility (27 Rest Home beds and 17 Dementia plus 3 Apartments also licensed for Rest Home Care) enables more flexibility with the provision of staged care for our residents. Larger than average rest home rooms provide safe use of walkers and safer environment for staff working with residents. All rooms have ensuites. Sprinkler system in Rest Home and Silver Fern (Dementia Unit). Rooms are individual fire cells. Family focused atmosphere. Easy access and parking. Spacious common areas. Under floor heating. Large spacious corridors with skylights that provide natural lighting. Ergonomically designed for safe pedestrian access and movement in entrances and corridors
Updated: 10 Jan 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Daily Activity programme, Big print books, Trishaw Rides, Bingo, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Bridge, Canine friends, Cards, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Craft, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Garden, Happy Hour, Housie, Hydrotherapy, Jigsaw, Library, Lotto, Mah Jong, Minibus, Outings, Pianist, Indoor heated Pool, Pool table, Range of church services, Art, BBQ, Cooking, Massage, Movies, Newspaper reading, Quizzes, Shopping, Swimming
Updated: 10 Jan 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Chinese Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes Can be accessed
Filipino Yes
French Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes Can be accessed for most languages
Maori - Te Reo Yes Can be accessed
Nepali Yes
PNG dialect Yes
Samoan Yes
Sinhalese Yes
Updated: 10 Jan 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Christian Yes
Evangelical Yes
Hindu Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Pentecostal Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
(Other comments) Yes All religions can be accessed as required
Updated: 10 Jan 2018
Public Transport 0.10 km Bus stops at gate - Free bus weekly
Shops 1.00 km Pharmacy, Book Store, Groceries, EFT Facility, Bakery
Mall 4.00 km City Centre
Parks 0.50 km Clark Ave Park
Library 4.00 km City Centre - Mobile Bus calls to village
Updated: 10 Jan 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Care Association New Zealand Yes
CareerForce Yes
Home and Community Support Sector Standards (Standards NZ) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) 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
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) Yes September 2019
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Other details Yes Member of Cycling Without Age
Care Association New Zealand CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 10 Jan 2018