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Springvale Manor Rest Home

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At a glance
Vacancy
Yes
Name
Springvale Manor Rest Home
Category
Dementia Care (Secure environment)
Address
47 Treadwell St
Springvale
Wanganui
Postal Address
PO Box 7100, Wanganui 4541
DHB
Whanganui
Phone
(06) 348 8003
Fax
(06) 348 8003
Email
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Personnel
Manager
Joyce Rodriguez - (06) 348 8003 or 027 251 5086
Owner
Springvale Manor Ltd. - (06) 345 6562 or 027 251 5086
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Description
In our home we have a warm, caring, family environment. We encourage families to visit and be involved with our residents at all times. The emphasis is on kindness, caring and empathy at all times.

Our manager has had over 20 years experience in the management of rest homes. She also is a registered Assessor/Verifier for Careerforce, and trains all our staff in the qualifications necessary for dementia care.
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 17 Sep 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care20
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
We also provide day care at dementia level.
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 21 Feb 2017
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 88 Yes We have three registered nurses, who rotate and share their duties to ensure that there is nursing cover at all times.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 430 Yes All staff are trained in the specialised care of dementia residents.
Physiotherapist Yes By request
Own Social Worker Yes This can be arranged on behalf of the resident or family.
Diversional Therapist 40 Yes Our registered Diversional Therapist has many years of experience in this work and also runs our Recreation Programme.
Activities Co-ordinator 24 Yes See Diversional Therapist, who is assisted in this role by another qualified member of staff.
Hairdresser Yes Contractor who attends weekly to carry our all hairdressing needs of residents.
Podiatrist Yes The hairdresser is also a registered Nail Technician and attends to all foot care requirements of residents.
Dietitian Yes All menus are approved by an independent Dietician. We specialise in lovely home-cooked meals. All tastes are catered for, and we celebrate all special days. We cater for individual meals , e.g. diabetic, gluten-free.
Accredited Visitors Yes Can be arranged on request.
Kaumatua Yes Can be arranged on request.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have monthly church services for residents and families are welcome to attend.
Updated: 13 May 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care Contract Yes We work closely with Wanganui Hospice and all our nurses are trained in palliative care.
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes We have an End-of-Life policy in which all our nurses are trained and to which they adhere.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Specialised Dementia Care Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Urology Yes
Updated: 13 May 2016
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes
Advance bookings taken Yes
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 19 Mar 2014
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes
Ensuite Yes
May Bring Own Furniture No But residents are free to personalise their rooms with photos, paintings, bedcover and treasured personal items.
Alcohol Permitted No We have a "happy hour" every week and occasional celebrations for birthdays etc.
Pets In Residence Yes We have our house cat "Monty".
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room No There is a designated landline for residents' use.
Wifi Yes By arrangement with Manager.
Resident can adjust heating in own room No The home is centrally heated.
Maori Kaupapa Yes Contained in our Quality Assurance Manual. Staff work closely with whanau and with individual care plans to ensure that cultural needs of residents are met following discussion.
Residents Committee Yes
Family Committee No However, our nurses meet regularly with family members to discuss care plans and any other concerns.
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes In-depth policy contained in our Quality Assurance Manual.
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 13 May 2016
Special Features
We have a "Serenity Room" where residents can sit quietly in an attractive relaxing space with soft music and subdued lighting. Just a place to chill out.
Updated: 13 May 2016
Interests & Activities
Our Diversional Therapist, together with her assistant, cater for all the individual needs of our residents.

There are many outside trips, games and quizzes, and outside entertainers visit the home regularly as do Alzheimers Society, Arthritis Society and Parkinson's Society. Age Concern will visit on request.

We have frequent exercise classes, daily newspaper reading, indoor golf putting and weekly shopping trips. We have a lovely garden with outside security where residents spend time when weather permits.

Television and DVD is available in both main lounges and TV may be installed in residents' rooms (at their cost) if requested.
Updated: 13 May 2016
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals A wide range of diets are catered for, and we have delicious home-cooked meals which are enjoyed by all our residents. Snacks are served during the night if needed. There is an "Ice-cream Run" every Wednesday and lots of drinks are served during hot weather.
Staffing Details Our Registered Nurses, in liaison with our attending GP and/or the resident's doctor and together with caregivers, attend to all care in the home. Our senior RN has worked for 6 years in dementia care and holds a post-graduate certificate in mental health. Our other nurses have been involved in elder care for a number of years. All our caregivers have experience in dementia care, and are always kind and considerate towards residents.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Hairdressing, podiatry, dentistry or optician. We are happy to arrange outside visits to health professionals with families.
Updated: 13 May 2016
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
French Yes Company director has some
German Yes Company director has some
Spanish Yes Company director has some
Updated: 13 May 2016
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Shops 0.75 km Springvale Dairy, takeaways and hairdresser.
Mall   Manager posts for residents
Parks 0.00 km Adjacent
Library   Own library
Updated: 13 May 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Care Association New Zealand Yes We are founder members
CareerForce Yes We have an accredited verifier/assessor on site
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Care Association New Zealand CareerForce Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 28 Jul 2015

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