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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Somerfield Rest Home
Category
Dementia Care (Secure environment)
Address
137 Barrington Street
Spreydon
Christchurch
DHB
Canterbury
Phone
(03) 332 5897
Fax
(03) 337 2062
Mobile
0212220454
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Sandra Williams - (03) 332 5897
Owner
Golden Healthcare Group - (03) 375 0725
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Description
Golden Healthcare Group is a family owned and operated business with over 30 years of experience in Christchurch.

Somerfield Rest Home is apart of the Group and offers specialist dementia.

• We are committed to providing specialised high quality dementia care to 40 residents.

• We provide a safe and secure environment with lovely courtyards and gardens for great indoor and outdoor flow.

• All rooms are of good size with all rooms offering individual ensuites.

• Experienced and qualified diversional therapy and care staff promote dignity and independence through the delivery of care and activities to suit individual needs.

We welcome your call.

Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 1 Dec 2016
DHB Respite Care Booking Service
We provide DHB Respite Care Booking Service.
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care41
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
All rooms have ensuite.Lovely outside gardens areas with men's shed and vegetable garden .
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 24 Feb 2017
Testimonials
"Thanks for making us feel so welcome. You do feel like you are joining a family gathering. It was also really nice being out in the courtyard". Dec 2015

"Your flexibility, commitment, professionalism, and openness to work together with our service made all the difference. Your care and service was very well done indeed". Jan 2015

"The last week of Mum's life was nothing I could have prepared myself for and you and your staff made it the best it possibly could be". Oct 2015
Updated: 1 Dec 2016
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40 Yes Onsite Monday to Friday and on call over the weekend and evenings.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Fully staffed with friendly, ACE Dementia trained Caregivers, passionate about high quality care given to all residents within the facility.
Physiotherapist Yes Available through the Golden Healthcare Group as required.
Diversional Therapist 40 Yes Full time Monday to Friday providing a range of activities, outings and special events daily.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Yes, weekly visits into the home for those that like to look their best at all times. Reasonable cost.
Podiatrist Yes Visits 6 weekly at reasonable cost.
Dietitian Yes All meals are dietition prescribed, and individual requirements are catered for.
Accredited Visitors Yes A programme of various type of visitors is available for resident recreation.
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable
Updated: 1 Dec 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Wound Care Yes Access to specialist care as needed.
Diabetic Care No Registered Nurse onsite Monday to Friday.
Continence Advisor Yes We are contracted with EBOS who provide a regular continence maintenance overview.
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist Yes Access to specialist care as needed.
Specialised Dementia Care Yes Registered Nurse has completed courses relating to good management relating with people who have dementia.
Clinical Manager Yes A Clinical Manager oversees all Clinical aspects of Somerfield Rest Home.
Updated: 1 Dec 2016
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We are able to provide respite care to families for their loved ones. Please call for details or a time to view available rooms.
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 1 Dec 2016
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care No
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Shared) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes
Ensuite Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes All residents are encouraged to personalise their rooms with their own treasures and furniture.
Alcohol Permitted Yes In a controlled environment.
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room No A portable phone is available for our residents to use.
Family Committee Yes Family meetings held throughout the year.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes The management of challenging behaviours is a speciality of our rest home.
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes Varied, regular outings organised by our Activities Co-ordinator.
Smoking Permitted Yes We provide an outside smoking area.
Semi-Secure Yes Fully secure inside and outside.
Sprinklers Yes
Updated: 1 Dec 2016
Special Features
Somerfield Rest Home, long established as a leading provider of specialist dementia care, has recently been renovated with new bedrooms, mostly with ensuites, new kitchen, dining rooms and lounges. Outside the grounds have been transformed with new fencing and attractive landscaping. The same high standards of compassionate caring continue, and residents enjoy the fresh, modern environment, with a feature internal garden courtyard

A registered nurse is on duty weekdays and is on-call at other times to assist with after-hours concerns. The RN plans, implements and evaluates each resident's care in conjunction with the family and the carers. Regular communication with families, physicians and community resource staff is maintained by the registered nurse.

Somerfield Rest Home is a restraint-free rest home. We use the absolute minimun of phychotropic medications to assist with behaviours often seen in persons with dementia. All staff are trained in alternative methods of managing behaviours so that residents are treated with dignity and respect.

At Somerfield Rest Home everyone is treated as important members of our family. We value the trust that people have in our services and we work hard to be worthy of that trust. The families of our residents can have peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are well cared for.

Golden Healthcare Group are proud to be local and take the time to assist you in your decision making on where to place your loved ones.
Updated: 1 Dec 2016
Interests & Activities
Golden Healthcare Group has a fleet of 8 seater mini vans which are there for residents to be taken on outings from feeding the ducks at the Groynes Park to visiting the Cashmere Club.

A comprehensive activity program is developed and maintained by our diverstional therapist. After assessing each resident's individual needs, abilities and interests, a program is developed to try to keep our residents mentally stimulated and physically active.

The activity program is not the sole responsibility of the diversional therapist but all staff assist to provide activities to our residents throughout the day and evening hours.

The program is diverse and varies from day to day to encourage resident participation.

Our activity programme includes Arts & Crafts, Bingo, Bowls, Care and Craft, Chapel, Church, Concerts, Cooking, Entertainers, Exercises, Games, Gardening, Jigsaw, Library, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Shopping, Videos.
Updated: 1 Dec 2016
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals Our cooks daily prepare the meals from fresh ingredients and according to a seasonal rotating menu cycle. Items which are served are selected and prepared to appeal to the tastes of our residents. Various therapeutic diets and food textures can be prepared according to the resident's specific needs.
Staffing Details The rest home is staffed with qualified and competent people who have a special interest in working with persons with dementia. The positions at Somerfield are Registered Nurse/ Facility Manager, Carers, Housekeepers, Diversional Therapist, and Cook. Each employee takes an active interest in the care and well-being of our residents.
Associated Complexes Albarosa Dementia, Camellia Court Dementia, Golden Age Retirement Village, Brookhaven Retirement Village, Somerfield Dementia, Hoon Hay Dementia and Hoon Hay House.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Any questions regarding fees please contact Sandra Williams, Facility Manager of Somerfield Rest Home.
Updated: 1 Dec 2016
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Chinese dialect Yes Mandarin chinese
Czechoslovaki Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
German Yes
Samoan Yes
Sri Lankan Yes
Updated: 1 Dec 2016
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.10 km On Routes #17, #19. Close to Orbiter Route
Shops 0.10 km Local Dairy
Mall 0.75 km Barrington Mall
Parks 1.00 km Barrington Park, Pioneer Park Somerfield Park
Library 1.00 km Spreydon Library Barrington
Updated: 1 Dec 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc)) Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc))
Updated: 1 Dec 2016

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