At a glance
- Karen Blackburn - (03) 693 8299
- McKenzie HealthCare Ltd
Our Mission Statement:
“To provide the highest standards of care in a safe and homely environment”
“We believe each of our residents has the right to quality care, in a safe, warm and respectful environment at all times”.
What can you expect?
We understand that most people prefer to remain in their own home and offer respite care for short periods to give caregivers a break but when home is no longer the most practical option we have rest home and hospital levels of care. We provide 24 hour Registered Nurse care supported by our dedicated healthcare team who are qualified to deliver the highest level of medical and aged care services tailored to your assessed needs.
Our modern new 24 bed wing is now open and offering peaceful, fresh and modern facilities so that we can continue to offer our community exceptional residential care options.
|Contract with DHB||Yes|
|Updated: 18 Jun 2013|
DHB Respite Care Booking Service
|We provide DHB Respite Care Booking Service.|
Bed and Vacancy Details
|Approximate number of beds at this level of care||38|
|Hospital & palliative care available|
|Premium Room Charges||Some Rooms from $25.00/day up to $35.00/day as at 03 Feb 2021|
|MOH Certification and Audit Report||View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)|
|Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19||Please enquire|
|Updated: 23 Jun 2022|
|A heartfelt thank you to the wonderful staff at McKenzie HealthCare for their outstanding care and compassion during (Mum's) stay.
I would like you to thank your staff for the exceptional care and kindness shown towards my Mother and Family.
Thank you all for looking after us all as well as Mum.
To all the staff at McKenzie, with sincere appreciation of the love and kindness you have all shown our Mum.
A heartfelt "THANK YOU" for all the love and kindness given to (name) and me over the past 2 years, he really couldn't have been in a better place! He felt this was his home and that's because of you all!! I miss him and I miss you...
Thank you for all the love and care of Dad. It means so much.
Thank you ... for taking care of Mum with love over the couple of years this was her home.
Thank you for the wonderful care of Dad during his time at McK.H. Dad enjoyed getting to know some of you a little and cherished conversations on a wide range of topics. As Dad entered the final stage of his life I will always be indebted to (staff) who sat with him until I could get there. My brother and I will never forget the support and kindness shown to us in the last 48 hours of Dad's Life.
When the time came to relinquish daily care of my wife I told her that others could care for her better than I could. At that time I had no idea where she might go. After 2 weeks in hospital she found a bed at McKenzie HealthCare. What a godsend!! Her 39 days in their care can not be faulted. The
staff showed her great respect and love and good cheer. She regarded them all as friends. We appreciated their devotion to caring for (my wife). We give them all a pat on the back from our family and the many visitors (she) enjoyed.
|Updated: 17 Mar 2021|
|Type||Hours Per Week||Status||Details|
|Registered Nurse||Yes||McKenzie HealthCare is Certified as a Medical and Aged Care Hospital. Registered Nurses Specialising in Gerontology and Palliative care are on duty 24 hrs a day.|
|Enrolled Nurse||Yes||Our Enrolled Nurse supports the caregiving team.|
|Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers||Yes||All our Health Care Assistants have career force training up to level 4 in aged care.|
|Physiotherapist||Yes||We have a contractual arrangement with our local Physiotherapist for the provision of 6-8 weekly physiotherapy services. Individualised programmes are available.|
|Social Worker (on site)||Negotiable|
|Diversional Therapist||Yes||Our qualified Diversional Therapists formulate the activity programme for individual residents and also groups activities and crafts according to assessed individuals needs. We particularly aim to keep people as mobile and active as possible.|
|Activities Co-ordinator||Yes||Activity co-ordinators support the Diversional Therapists in activity programme delivery.|
|Hairdresser||Yes||Hair dressing is done on site at McKenzie HealthCare by a very good and caring hair dresser. Grooming is a very important part of feeling better about oneself.|
|Podiatrist||Yes||We have regular visits from the Podiatrist. Charges are passed on at cost every 6-8 weeks.|
|Dietitian||Yes||Our menu is set on a 4 weekly summer and winter menus and reviewed by our dietician to ensure it meets the special needs of our resident population.|
|Kaumatua||Yes||We work with Maori and Pacific cultural advisors.|
|Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor||Yes||We have weekly in- house church services for those wishing to attend. Catholic, Presbyterian and All Denominations.|
|Updated: 31 Dec 2017|
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
|Specialities or Areas of Expertise||Status||Details|
|Oxygen Management||Yes||In the provisional of medical services we use bottled oxygen and oxygen concentrators. Registered Nurses use a Digital Oxipulsometer to ensure Oxygen is being supplied at the correct concentrations to meet the patient's needs and as prescribed by the GP.|
|Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management||Yes||This is with support from the SCDHB as required.|
|Bariatric (Care of the very overweight)||Yes||This is with support from the SCDHB as required.|
|Palliative Care (Contracted)||Yes||McKenzie HealthCare has a contract with South Canterbury DHB to provide Specialised Palliative Care Services. Our Registered Nurses are trained to Hospice NZ standards|
|End of Life/Palliative Care||Yes||The Geraldine Community has donated funds to provide the "Smith Unit" to provide palliative care services at McKenzie HealthCare. Specialised end of life support and care services are provided by the GP and specialised support through SCDHB.|
|Wound Care||Yes||All Registered Nurses at McKenzie HealthCare are trained in wound management and only quality products are used to ensure the best results|
|Diabetic Care||Yes||24 hour Registered Nursing support for those with diabetes|
|Continence Advice||Yes||All resident continence needs are assessed a minimum of 6 monthly and the best suitable products used for each individual.|
|Stomal Therapy||Yes||Links with the SCDHB Stoma Nurse Specialist who visits regularly.|
|Stroke Rehabilitation||Yes||Support from AT&R team at Timaru public hospital and our in house physiotherapist.|
|Infection Control||Yes||Jenny our Senior Registered Nurse maintains full infection control at McKenzie Health Care. Additional advice is via the Ministry of Health|
|Surgical Followup||No||Support to attend appointments.|
|Clinical Management||Yes||The senior nursing team is focused on ensuring excellent service sis provided to Residents and their families. Our new Facility Manager - Kim Entwistle has commenced work here at McKenzie.|
|Other Specialties||Yes||Senior Registered Nurses lead the team of Registered and Enrolled nurses.|
|Updated: 1 Jul 2019|
|May Bring Own Furniture||Yes||We encourage a small amount of personal furniture. Please discuss this with the nurse in charge on admission taking into consideration the location and layout of the room. Residents are encouraged to personalise their rooms.|
|Single Rooms||Yes||Rooms at McKenzie HealthCare are single rooms|
|Shared Rooms||Yes||we have 2 shared rooms|
|Rooms suitable for a couple||Yes||We have two rooms that can accommodate a couple.|
|Connecting Rooms||Yes||Via shared ensuites.|
|Ensuite||Yes||McKenzie HealthCare have ensuites.|
|Alcohol Permitted||Yes||The Diversional Therapists manage "Happy Hour" and moderate social drinking may be permitted according to client need.|
|Pets In Residence||Yes||Jack the cat lives with us. "Pat" the dog visits regularly led by the Diversional Therapist team|
|Negotiate To Bring Own Pet||No||Own pets may be able to visit after discussion with the manager.|
|Phone Access In Own Room||No||Residents are encouraged to have a mobile phone.|
|Wifi||No||Wifi can be purchased privately via residents own data plan.|
|Resident can adjust heating in own room||Yes|
|Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability||Yes||As a community private hospital and rest home for Geraldine we hold contracts and provide a wide range of services. We welcome enquiries for residential care for the younger person|
|Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly||Yes|
|Primary Health Funded Short Term Care||Yes||Please ring for availability|
|Provide End of Life/Palliative Care||Yes||We encourage all residents to have an advanced care plan or orders for sustaining life plan so that their family are aware of their wishes.|
|Palliative Care Contract||Yes||We provide caring End of Life care for the Geraldine Community. Registered Nurses trained to Hospice NZ standards on duty 24hrs. Many of our HCA's hold Palliative Care Certificates from Hospice NZ. We are well supported by our in house GP/residents own GP. Facility for family to stay is available.|
|Day Programme for day stay clients||No||Not currently|
|Outings||Yes||A van is provided for the outings as arranged by the Diversional Therapist|
|Maori Kaupapa||Yes||Local Maori and Pacific links|
|Residents Committee||Yes||There is a well attended monthly resident forum for all residents and two elected resident representatives. Monthly newsletter.|
|Newsletter||Yes||This is organised by the DT's. Also currently under development is an e-letter for family/whanau.|
|Policy for management of challenging behaviour||Yes|
|Rural Setting||Yes||Located on the outskirts of Geraldine McKenzie HealthCare is a lovely peaceful rural residence.|
|Smokers Room||No||We are a Smoke-free facility|
|Smoking Permitted||No||We are Smoke Free, in the building and grounds.|
|Semi-Secure||Yes||We have 24hour CCTV security in operation externally.|
|Updated: 2 Aug 2019|
|Other Information||No||We can accommodate speakers of all languages as we have access to national language speakers|
|Updated: 12 Jan 2018|
Credentials & Membership
|Credentials & Membership RC||Status||Details|
|Care Association New Zealand||Yes|
|National Certificate in Diversional Therapy||Yes||All our diversional therapists train for the national certificate in diversional therapy.|
|New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)||Yes||McKenzie HealthCare are members of HCPNZ and the South Canterbury Branch SCHCPNZ.|
|Registered Retirement Village?||Yes||McKenzie Lifestyle Village|
|Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date)||Yes||2018|
|Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)||Yes|
|Updated: 30 Jan 2020|
The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.