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Westella Homestead - Westella Dementia Services

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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Westella Homestead
Category
Dementia Care (Secure environment)
Address
84 Waughs Rd
Taonui
Manawatu/Rangitikei
Feilding 4775
Postal Address
P O Box 455 Feilding 4740
DHB
MidCentral
Phone
(06) 323 9095
Fax
(06) 323 5473
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Demi Paul - (06) 323 9095
Owner
CD Hodson - Please contact Manager
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Description
Winner of the 2014 Midcentral DHB Health Awards for "Best use of Technology in Health Care" Westella offers an environment that manages dementia with the use of space allowing residents to wander freely in the beautiful park-like grounds surrounding the grand old homestead.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 7 Jul 2015
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care24
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Winner of the 2014 Midcentral DHB Health Awards for "Best use of Technology in Health Care" Westella offers an environment that manages dementia with the use of space allowing residents to wander freely in the beautiful park-like grounds surrounding the grand old homestead.
Impending vacancyYes - In a month time
Updated: 20 Nov 2017
Testimonials
Testimonials
Winner of the "Best Use of Technology" in the Mid Central District Health Board Health Awards 2014
Updated: 5 Dec 2016
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 96 Yes There is a Registered Nurse or Enrolled Nurse available every day.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Diversional Therapist 32 Yes Weekdays and Cottage Care Programme
Activities Co-ordinator 8 Yes
Hairdresser Negotiable Available on request
Podiatrist Negotiable Available on request
Dietitian Yes All Menus audited annually
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable
Updated: 5 Dec 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Psychiatric Care Yes With our links to our sister services Westella’s staff also have training opportunities in mental health as well as dementia and aged care services.
Specialised Dementia Care Yes Dementia is managed by the use of space, the entire facility & land secured, a home complete with period fittings and furnishings. We have recently made use of technologies to assists in the management of dementia without the use of restraint.
Updated: 7 Jul 2015
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We have a dedicated respite bed. Please call to check availability.
Carer Support Yes We will be offering a support group for carers who care for people with dementia.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes Please call to check availability.
Updated: 1 May 2012
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes We offer day care within the Homestead and a specialised holistic day care program for people with dementia in the community,which runs Monday to Friday from 9.30am - 3.30pm and has been designed to enhance physical, mental and spiritual well being
Whanau Room Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
Ensuite Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Doves, Cats, Ponies and a pig
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Cats and Dogs welcome,
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Three separate Lounges and large external verandahs
Rural Setting Yes Set in 7 and a half acres of park
Smoking Permitted Yes
Semi-Secure Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 1 May 2012
Special Features
Special Features
Set in 7 acres of grounds, this facility is a sheltered park-like safe environment. New rooms have been built to fit in with the rimu wood panelling of the traditional homestead providing a familiar comfortable feeling to our residents.
Updated: 14 Nov 2012
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity Programme for Day Clients
Westella Homestead offers a holistic program for clients in the community in need of a therapeutic day program.

The program has been designed to care for the whole person in a compassionate and supportive environment, and includes relaxation,meditation and creative therapies such as art and music therapy as well as physical and mental activities.

We are also able to take advantage of Westella Homestead's unique environment and offer pet therapy and gardening activities.

The programme is run by a qualified Diversional Therapist and supported by current research.

The programme runs Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 3.30pm
Updated: 1 May 2012
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Sign Language Yes Interpreter available as required
Updated: 14 Nov 2012
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 1.00 km
Shops 3.00 km
Mall 15.00 km
Library 3.00 km
Updated: 4 Oct 2011
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 4 Oct 2011

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