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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Radius Althorp
Category
Dementia Care (Secure environment)
Address
9 Grantston Drive
Pyes Pa (near Barkes Corner)
Bay of Plenty
Tauranga
DHB
Bay of Plenty
Phone
(07) 543 2912
Fax
(07) 543 2913
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Melissa Harris - (07) 543 2912
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Description
Althorp’s healthcare is all encompassing and puts people first. We are aged care specialists and pride ourselves in providing an excellent standard of nursing and lifecare services to our clients, their families and whanau.

The inpatient service offers Respite care, Palliative care, Rehabilitation and Long term aged residential care at Hospital, Dementia and Psychogeriatric levels.

Outpatient services are offered to the general public. This includes Physiotherapy assessment and treatment and Hydrotherapy. Althorp Private Hospital sets the benchmark for lifecare when a residential solution is required.
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsYes
Updated: 9 Oct 2015
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care15
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 30 Mar 2017
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes 24 hours per day nursing cares and coverage
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Physiotherapist Yes
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Yes Naturopath, homoeopath
Updated: 28 May 2007
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Specialised Dementia Care Yes Althorp specialises in caring for those with Alzheimer's type dementia
Clinical Manager Yes Clinical Manager support is provided by a designated clinical Team Leader for each Home.
Other Nursing Specialities Yes Lesley Foord is our Clinical Team Leader for Dementia Care Services
Updated: 16 Jun 2009
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes Available for althorp Village Residents on a case by case basis.
Palliative Care Contract Yes We do provide 24 hr registered nursing cares for palliative care
Whanau Room Yes Each Home or Ward has its own private Whanau room or small visitors lounge/quiet room
Rooms (Single) Yes All bedrooms at Radius Althorp are single and ensuited
Rooms (Shared) No We have no shared rooms at Althorp
Ensuite Yes All bedrooms have ensuites
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage the expression of individuality in decorating the bedroom. The provision of personal items of furniture and room decoration remain at the discretion of management (for reasons of safety and practicality)
Alcohol Permitted Yes Caution is advised and staff would monitor consumption with those with dementia
Pets In Residence Yes Radius Althorp has several resident cats
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet No Unfortunately we can't allow additional cats or dogs but certain birds and other pets are negotiable. People are encouraged to bring in pets to visit
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Althorp can arrange the lease of a personal line and number. Outgoing calls are charged by the minute. Generally telephones are not appropriate for those with advanced dementia
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Every room has its own thermostat to set the temperature to meet the needs of the individual
Maori Kaupapa Yes We enjoy wonderful support from services such as the Huria Kaumatua
Residents Committee Yes Residents meet quarterly with management to express any concerns
Family Committee Yes We have a trust called the Althorp Patient Trust which advocates strongly for clients. We also have meetings three times per year open to all family members
Newsletter Yes We have a magazine called Orbiter for residents, family and friend
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Radius Althorp has an excellent reputation for managing those with challenging behaviours
Confused Residents Yes A specialty area of care for Radius Althorp
Lounges/seating areas Yes Wonderful spacious communal areas
Outings Yes We have our mobility car for outings
Rural Setting Yes Tranquil setting with park on northern side
Smokers Room No We do not permit smoking within the hospital building
Smoking Permitted Yes We do have designated smoking areas
Semi-Secure No Clients are either within a secure unit or an open unit
Sprinklers Yes Radius Althorp has modern state-of-the-art sprinkler system
Updated: 10 Oct 2015
Special Features
McLeod East Home has plenty of light and room for people to "wander". Its staff specialise in caring for those with Alzheimer's type dementia and understand the needs of the person afflicted and their family
Updated: 16 Jun 2009
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Aromatherapy, Big print books, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Chapel, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Electric beds, Email, Entertainment, Entertainers, Exercises, Fax, Garden, Holistic, Interdenominational, Massage, Meal choices, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Vegetarian, Visitors
Updated: Unknown
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals With Dementia Care there is an emphasis on meals. The extra activity results in weight loss and frequents snacks are a requirement
Staffing Details Our operational philosophy is to have "Like with Like" that is each of the four homes specialise in a special area of care so that the staff specialise within their own area of interest.
Associated Complexes Radius Althorp is closely linked to the Althorp Retirement and Lifestyle Village providing support services as required
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Haircuts, personal clothing, toiletries and some other goods and services. See the Customer Services Manager for the complete list
Updated: 10 Oct 2015
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Interpreter Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Updated: 16 Jun 2009
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Inter denominational Yes Interdenominational Church services are every Wednesday AM
Updated: Unknown
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.25 km Bay Hopper Bus departs Cheyne Road hourly Monday to Saturdays
Shops 2.00 km Greerton Shopping centre
Mall 3.50 km Fraser Street Warehouse
Parks 2.00 km Golf Course and Racecourse
Library 2.00 km Greerton Library
Updated: Unknown
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes Staff actively supported through all Modules
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 10 Dec 2014

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