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|Contract with DHB||Yes|
|Updated: 9 May 2012|
|Approximate number of beds at this level of care||24|
|Out of town residents welcome.|
|Impending vacancy||Yes - Out of town residents welcome|
|Additional Room Costs||No|
|Updated: 20 Jun 2018|
|Type||Hours Per Week||Status||Details|
|Registered Nurse||Yes||Rostered 24 hours a day. As at November 2014 two Charge RN's are at Expert Level Professional Recognition Program.|
|Enrolled Nurse||Yes||All Enrolled Nurses have completed EN Transition program and are very experienced. As at December 2014 the EN is at Expert Level Professional Recognition Program.|
|Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers||Yes||Mandatory requirement to complete orientation and specified training. CareerForce program is provided on site and must be completed within 18 months, after completion of orientation. Team leaders are also available|
|Physiotherapist||Negotiable||May be accessed via Tairawhiti DHB or privately.|
|Occupational Therapist||Negotiable||May be accessed via Tairawhiti DHB|
|Diversional Therapist||Yes||Hours are variable, dementia residents often join the Rest Home for specified activities. Individualised programs are prepared. Three staff hold Diversional Therapy qualifications.|
|Activities Co-ordinator||Yes||See Diversional Therapists detailed above. Programs are also available weekends.|
|Hairdresser||Yes||Weekly and as negotiated. This is a very popular service. A Hair salon is provided on site.|
|Podiatrist||Yes||Visits weekly. The Podiatrist is highly skilled, and also provides training to staff.|
|Dietitian||Negotiable||Menus are auditted annually. Facility kitchen/food service is managed by experienced staff.|
|Kaumatua||Yes||After discussions with residents, staff and whanau we act accordingly. Te Wiremu House is also supported by Tikanga Maori, or Te Pihopatanga Clergy and Minita a Iwi.|
|Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor||9+||Yes||Here on Mon, Wed and Fridays for 2 - 3 hrs per day. Can attend as required. Pastoral and Chaplaincy care offered. We offer ecumenical spiritual care. Maori services are also available|
|Other Personnel||Yes||Special attention is offered to War Veterans and ex Service personnel. A specialist War Veteran Advocate is available|
|Updated: 12 Mar 2018|
|Specialities or Areas of Expertise||Status||Details|
|End of Life/Palliative Care||Yes||Te Wiremu is an approved Liverpool Care Pathway provider|
|Wound Care||Yes||As required through Gisborne Hospital|
|Diabetic Care||Yes||As required through Gisborne Hospital|
|Continence Advisor||Yes||As required through Gisborne Hospital|
|Infection Control||Yes||As required through Gisborne Hospital|
|Stomal Therapist||Yes||As required through Gisborne Hospital|
|Psychiatric Care||Yes||As required through Gisborne Hospital|
|Primary Rural Health Care||Yes|
|Specialised Dementia Care||Yes|
|Clinical Manager||Yes||Highly experienced|
|Other Nursing Specialities||Yes||As required through Gisborne Hospital|
|Psychologist||Yes||As required through Gisborne Hospital|
|Psychiatrist||No||As required through Gisborne Hospital|
|Updated: 5 Dec 2014|
|Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay||Status||Details|
|Booking can be made in advance||Yes|
|Updated: 5 Jun 2013|
|Under 65 yrs with Disability||Yes|
|Primary Health Funded Short Term Care||Yes|
|Palliative Care Contract||No||However after consulation with the GP, Gisborne's Palliative care team are often involved.|
|Other End of Life/Palliative Care||Yes||Te Wiremu House is an approved Liverpool Care Pathway provider|
|Whanau Room||Yes||Several small lounges which families are welcome to use. A room is available for families to gather and have private time or stay the night if their loved one is palliative.|
|Rooms (Suit Couple)||Yes||Double rooms available for couples|
|May Bring Own Furniture||Yes|
|Alcohol Permitted||Yes||Under supervision only|
|Pets In Residence||Yes||A much loved cat|
|Resident can adjust heating in own room||Yes|
|Maori Kaupapa||Yes||Strong support from staff, Tikanga Maori Anglican Church, Maori Clergy, Minita a Iwi,iwi and whanau.|
|Family Committee||No||Family involvement is strongly encouraged and supported|
|Policy for management of challenging behaviour||Yes|
|Rural Setting||No||However, we have lovely grounds and views of the hills.|
|Smoking Permitted||Yes||For residents only, in designated areas. Te Wiremu House is a Staff Smoke Free environment.|
|Audit report available||Yes||See on line, and or request through Manager|
|Updated: 24 Apr 2017|
|The brief history
The land for Te Wiremu in Aberdeen Road Gisbome was bought in 1957 for the sum of two thousand one hundred and thirty seven pounds by the J.N. Williams Memorial Trust specifically for an Anglican Retirement Home.
In December that year funds were granted by the Anglican Archdeaconry, the Diocese and the J.N. Williams Memorial Trust making it possible for building to begin.
Early in 1960 the Home which cared for 25 residents was opened by Bishop Norman Lesser and the foundation stone was laid by Mrs H.B. Williams. In 1976 it was decided to add a new wing to accommodate another 8 residents and to up-grade the kitchen and dining room.
The next extension came in 1988 when, thanks to a generous grant from the J.N. Williams Memorial Trust, another 11 rooms and a large sun room were added to the Home.
The newly upgraded rooms ensure that we provide the elderly of Gisbome with the best of care in modern pleasant surroundings.
In 1993 the kitchen and dining room were upgraded and the entry and administration areas were also extended and refurbished.
A commercial grade kitchen & designated Staff training room were opened in 2011,with the support of the Bruere Trust.
Since November 1992 Te Wiremu has taken over the administration of the Arohaina Retirement Village 3 km down Aberdeen Road, from the Home. This extended our facilities to include independent life-style units (which are purchased on a licence to occupy basis).
In 2011, with the assistance of The Bruere Trust, The Bruere Retirement village was opened next to Te Wiremu House. This Village has 3 high quality Retirement Units. In 2012 the Bruere GP clinic was opened on site.
Commencing 5 June 2013 Local GP Dr David Belfield holds weekly clinics at Te Wiremu House. This was an initiative to provide improved clinical care for residents. Dr Belfield is a well respected GP in the district, and is well known to many residents and families at Te Wiremu House
Currently working from De Lautour Medical in Kaiti, Dr Belfield advocates continuity of care being good for patients and doctors, the family Dr as the first point of contact for health needs and building relationships over time between patient and Doctor.
Dr Belfield has a special interest in treating the elderly and also dealing with War Veterans.
Our Dementia Unit was custom built and completed in July 2000. It is very spacious with large lounges, walking areas and a secure garden.
Staff all have specific training in caring for residents with Dementia.
|Updated: 5 Dec 2014|
Activity programme is managed by an experienced and qualified Diversional Therapist, including evenings and weekends with an Activities Officer. Te Wiremu also supports the Spark of Life program, has a suite of programes specifically dementia toolkit, and appropriate to Dementia care. Residents are able to attend integrated programs with other Rest Home residents, and special events.
Activities include - BBQ, Big print books, Aromatherapy, Art, Board games, Bowls, Cards, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Crafts, Dancing, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Garden, Gardening, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Massage, Movies, Music, Outings, Parties, Pianist, Religious services, Sing-a-longs, Visitors, Theme parties, etc. A Disability Van is also available for outings.
Regular contact with - Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Arthritis society, local Veterans Association, RSA
|Updated: 8 Dec 2014|
|Details re Meals||All meals are cooked on site, a four week menu provides a varied and nutritionally balanced diet. Personal preferences are taken into account. The menu is audited annually by a Registered Dietician. Kitchen/food services are managed by a qualified Chef.|
|Staffing Details||A staff of 75-80 work mainly on a part time basis to care for our 90 residents. As well as nurses, caregivers, activities officers,gardeners, maintenance and grounds staff,cleaners, Cooks/kitchen assitants and administrators there are also visiting specialists i.e.; physiotherapist, occupational therapists and podiatrists. A hairdresser also visits weekly. Te Wiremu is fortunate to have a strong & large team of volunteers who provide entertainment, flowers, special events and much else besides. Residents retain their own General Practitioners though an on call Doctor is available if needed. Most medical and pharmaceutical costs are paid for by Te Wiremu House. According to Health Department Regulations all residents are visited regularly by their GP who will also call when requested either by the nursing staff or the resident|
|Associated Complexes||See Heritage Lifecare Ltd web site|
|Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include||Personal toiletries, clothes, personal telephone, non-subsidied medicines, pay-to-view TV (SKY) etc.|
|Updated: 12 May 2017|
|Maori - Te Reo||Yes|
|Other Details||Yes||Interpreters can be sourced if required|
|Updated: 15 May 2012|
|Anglican||Yes||Te Wiremu is supported by Tikanga Pakeha and Tikanga Maori or Te Pihopatanga. Services are available in both English and Maori.|
|Christian||Yes||Communion service is held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month in the lounge.|
|Denominations/Faiths represented||Yes||Anglican, Roman Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Salvation Army.|
|Inter denominational||Yes||Ministers of other denominations also attend as requested.|
|Non denominational||Yes||The spiritual needs of our residents are of great importance, but church affiliation is not required, nor is there any requirement to attend the services of worship held in the home.|
|(Other comments)||Yes||Ministry is always available in times of sickness or dying; the needs of family and friends are always considered. A Theological/ecumenical library is also available on site|
|Updated: 8 Dec 2014|
|Public Transport||1.00 km||Bus. The local Sunshine Bus is also available|
|Shops||0.50 km||Dairy, hairdresser,|
|Library||4.00 km||HB Williams Library provide an individualised library service on site.|
|Updated: 12 May 2017|