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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Southanjer
Category
Dementia Care (Secure environment)
Address
Thousand Acre Rd. 6D RD
Waitaki
Oamaru 9492
DHB
Southern (Otago)
Phone
(03) 434 8841
Fax
03) 434 2130
Email
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Personnel
Manager
Peter and Winifred Balchin - (03) 434 8841
Owner
Peter and Winifred Balchin
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Description
Northanjer and Southanjer Partnership is committed to providing a consistently high standard of care to our residents, in an environment which is as much like the resident's own home as possible.

We believe that well trained staff, combined with top quality personalised care will also ensure economic viability.Peter and Winifred at Southanjer both have twenty five years of experience in care for the elderly, fifteen years of those in Specialised Dementia care.
We look forward to showing you around Southanjer.
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 25 Sep 2015
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care23
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyNo
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 24 Feb 2017
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes On call 24 hours.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have an experienced staff- many have been at Southanjer for more that 10 years.
Physiotherapist Negotiable
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes Fully qualified Diversional Therapist.Consultant
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Daily Activities programme-7 Days per week
Hairdresser Yes Both a mens' and a ladies' hairdresser come regularly and appointments can be made to suit each individual.
Podiatrist Yes Visits every 4 weeks and also when required.
Dietitian Negotiable
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable Attends twice a month.
Other Personnel Yes Residents may choose to use their own GP.
Updated: 25 Sep 2015
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Specialised Dementia Care Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Urology Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Other Nursing Specialities Yes
Updated: 25 Sep 2015
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes We provide Day Care with a pick up and drop off service. Do contact us for infromation.
Advance bookings taken Yes You can book with us in advance if we have a bed available.
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 25 Sep 2015
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes We provide Day Care with a pick up and drop off service. Please contact us for information
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes Handbasins in most rooms.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are encouraged to bring their own furniture & personal mementos etc, however if the resident does not wish to use their own then necessary items are supplied ie bed, bedside lamp, pillows, commode-chair, tallboy, bedroom chair & wardrobe.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Supervised. Wine is served about once a week with a meal and on special occasions. Happy hour.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes However this does depend on the circumstances.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Cordless phone is available. Residents pay for toll calls.
Wifi Yes Free Wifi
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Thermastatically controlled. Residents may lower the setting if they feel too warm.
Family Committee No However we do provide individualised, written bi-monthly feedback to the family about their relative.Family meetings are held. We also have an open door policy and family can contact us for information
Newsletter Yes Several times per year. (see Family Commitee comments)
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We believe that a caregiver can change the way they are managing a situation, our resident can't. We have a policy of using drugs only as a last resort.
Confused Residents Yes Specialised dementia care service. Our staff are experienced in caring for confused residents.
Lounges/seating areas Yes There are three seating areas, one of which is a quiet area.
Outings Yes Regularly once a week on Mondays. Residents always enjoy an icecream on these occasions.
Rural Setting Yes Only 3 km to Oamaru township. With a rural outlook, 3 minutes to town. The best of both worlds!
Smoking Permitted Yes This is however only in designated areas outside and under staff supervision.
Sprinklers Yes Connected to the Fire Service.
Audit report available Yes On MOH website
Updated: 25 Sep 2015
Special Features
Our personalised care will be achieved through management living on the premises, and employment of appropriate staff. Most of our staff have been with us for over 5 years, with half having been here for 10 years +.

We are also committed to providing staff education and training which includes staff beng able to locate, implement and comply with, the home's policies and procedures as found in Quality Manuals and other documentation (ie Clinical guidelines, Task Sheets etc) Northanjer and Southanjer management will maintain this quality programme by formally reviewing, at regular intervals, policies, systems and resources to ensure the programme remains suitable and effective within each home.

Internal audits of each home, and external audits by a certification body will be carried out. To prevent substandard work occuring, the rest home will have a person who is responsible for reviewing, analysing and correcting these incidents.

Northanjer and Southanjer Partnership will show their committment by reviewing the Quality Programme annually.

We appreciate input from relatives to help us provide those extra touches for your relative.
Updated: 4 Apr 2012
Interests & Activities
Activities programme 7 days per week which is overseen by a fully qualified Diversional Therapist.
Updated: 26 Sep 2011
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals Meals cooked on the premises. Our trained cook is expanding her skills and now undertaking dietetics training.
Associated Complexes Northanjer Rest Home.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include We have information sheets available for new residents one of which indicates what your fees cover. For further information please contact the management.
Updated: Unknown
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Updated: 4 Apr 2012
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Updated: 4 Apr 2012
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 3.00 km Visitors without transport are able to be transported by arrangement. We provide transport for residents for out of town appointments.
Shops 3.00 km Transport is provided for shopping, library and Doctor's visits, appointments, club activites etc as well as regular outings.
Mall 0.00 km
Parks 0.00 km
Library 3.00 km In Oamaru township. We have a small library on site.
Updated: 4 Apr 2012
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 4 Apr 2012

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