Radius Rimu Park
At a glance
- Sue Billington - 09 437 3933
- Radius Care Ltd - 093531160
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|Radius Rimu Park Information Pack 2018
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Extensively landscaped courtyards, planter boxes, and sensory gardens offer peaceful places for family and friends to come together.
There are lots of spacious lounges, large screen TV’s and helpful friendly staff make Radius Rimu Park a home away from home.
Individual rooms can be decorated according to personal taste and residents can even bring pieces of furniture to make it their own special private place.
|Contract with Te Whatu Ora
|Updated: 12 Jul 2019
Bed and Vacancy Details
|Approximate number of beds at this level of care
|Yes - lovely refurbished large room
|Short stay considered
|Premium Accommodation Charges
|Some Rooms from $23.00/day up to $40.00/day as at 28 Feb 2024
|MOH Certification and Audit Report
|View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
|Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19
|Updated: 1 Mar 2024
|* We appreciate so much all the kindness, respect, compassion, care and friendship you gave Dad and us. All of these things enabled him to feel at home and loved, and we, as family had reassurance that we could leave him in your care. You are all treasures to us. Golding family October , 2023
*Friends of Peter would like to thank the team at Rimu Park for their wonderful care and support of Peter and his family. Carol May 2023
*We think all your team are fantastic we are so happy that Dad is with you , the communication from the Rns and in particular Ruth is spot on and the care staff are so good . From the Chambers family August 23
|Updated: 13 Oct 2023
|Hours Per Week
|24 hour registered nurse cover. Facility manager is also a registered nurse.
|Gerontology nurse specialist available through Northland DHB
|Experienced ENs work alongside RN's daily
|Our Health Care Assistants are all enrolled with Career force, ensuring a high standard of knowledge, understanding and care is provided to our residents.
|An experienced physiotherapy assistant is on the floor several days a week under the guidance of the registered physiotherapist. Registered physiotherapist visits weekly.
|If required, occupational therapist from base hospital visits.
|Social Worker (on site)
|We work closely with all social workers at Whangarei Hospital. Hillary Powell is the main social worker who assists us.
|The DHB OT provides over sight of our activity program the our PGU residents
|We employ an activity co-ordinator for both areas and have a diverse range of activities and outings. As a resident you have your own personalised activity plan to ensure you get to enjoy the activities you like.
|We have a qualified hairdresser visiting weekly or fortnightly as demand requires. Appointments available on request.
|Karen Russek visits on a four to six week basis. Appointments are arranged by the clinical nurse manager or registered nurses who, with the podiatrist ,will monitor your needs.
|Our extensive summer and winter menus are set by a dietician and updated regularly. We also utilise the services of a local dietician for indiviual needs.
|Arranged through Age Concern as required.
|Patariki Butler is our Kaumatua providing pastoral care to our Residents. He runs a monthly Maori men's group . We also have a Salvation Army officer who deliver's weekly Sunday services and runs a non Maori men's group
|All denominations catered for as requested. Personal visits can be arranged by request through a registered nurse.
|Dr Jill Rocha is Radius Rimu Hospitals main GP. Clients are welcome to keep their own GP provided they can visit as needed.
|Updated: 26 Oct 2023
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
|Specialities or Areas of Expertise
|24 hour RN cover.
|Experienced RNs are able to manage gastronomy/nasogastric needs as necessary.
|End of Life/Palliative Care
|Close liaison with the local hospice. Separate palliative care rooms in lodge with lounge and kitchen for relatives of palliative residents. Dedicated team of palliative nurses.
|IV Antibiotic Capability
|Currently this service is not available
|Liaison with the renal team at WBH .
|All RNs trained in wound management. Wound nurse specialist available thru NDHB
|All RNs are trained to deal with diabetic patients
|All RNs monitor continence and liaise with continence Nurse specialist's where necessary
|All RN's trained in stoma care.
|Our contracted physiotherapist Daniel holds a clinic once per week and is available to private consultation's as required
|Spinal Injuries Care
|Our Infection control coordinator continues to upskill with current IFC practices and is supported by the Clinical Manager, Facility Manager and the DHB IFC nurse specialist .
|RNs are able to provide surgical care if needed
|POPS team available and frequent contact with them re residents who need psychiatric specialist input.
|Updated: 23 May 2023
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
|Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
|We do private respite if beds are available.
|Residents are welcome to stay through carer support but whanau should be aware there is a top up to be paid.
|Updated: 11 Jul 2019
|May Bring Own Furniture
|Personalising of rooms is encouraged.
|4 Double rooms only.
|Rooms suitable for a couple
|Some en suites available
|If agreed to by Doctor and supervised by staff. Happy hour held once a week.
|Negotiate To Bring Own Pet
|However we we don't mind if family members bring their pets to visit.
|Phone Access In Own Room
|If this is not already available, it can be arranged at your own cost. A portable phone is also available should you wish to make a call.
|Resident can adjust heating in own room
|Central heating/air con throughout facility
|Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability
|If funding approved by appropriate service
|2 main lounges, a library and lovely seating on decked garden areas outdoors.
|Primary Health Funded Short Term Care
|Provide End of Life/Palliative Care
|Palliative Care Contract
|Able to provide palliative care as per DHB contract
|Day Programme for day stay clients
|Can be negotiated
|Regular outings as arranged by our activities officer
|Lovely family room available
|However cultural meetings are held, input with Maori and involvement with them in care.
|We always welcome and respond to residents requests. Resident meeting held regularly.
|Family meetings are held. Relatives are also welcomed and encouraged to discuss resident issues with the charge nurse.
|News letter sent out every three months.
|Policy for management of challenging behaviour
|Challenging behaviour managed in our specialised secure unit.
|Smoking areas available outside.
|Smoking outdoors only. Smoking patients will do so in the designated area and be supervised at all times. Patients tobacco and lighting instruments are to be kept and maintained by staff for safety reasons
|The Manuka Wing is a Secure unit with 18 beds offering specialised psychogeriatrc care
|Updated: 11 Jul 2019
|Radius Rimu Park Private Hospital is a single storied 58 bed purpose built complex set amongst pleasantly landscaped surroundings just 10 minutes from the CBD and 2 kms from the suburb of Kamo on State Highway 1.
Radius Rimu Park Hospital is handy to shopping areas and has lovely decks, gardens and dedicated staff.
More than just a hospital, Rimu Park is a "community" resource providing a friendly, caring and home-like environment, catering to the special needs of the elderly.
7 days per week our activities and physio assistants ensure the residents are kept active and stimulated.
The new Manuka Wing our separate dementia unit offers specialised secure care in a safe and homely environment. Our nurses and healthcare assistants are passionate about providing the best possible care for residents with dementia and are sensitive to the special needs of residents with dementia.
|Updated: 11 Jul 2019
Interests & Activities
Activities and outings are planned and organised by our activities co-ordinator. We encourage residents to share any activities they might enjoy and be able to do. Activities include craft and indoor games. There is an activities co-ordinator 5 days per week.
The mobility taxi is used for group outings. There is a charge made by the taxi company for these trips and for solo trips made with the use of a mobility voucher applied for by the hospital. Accounts will be sent out once a month from the administration office.
Sometimes there may be small costs involved during an outing such as Morning Tea etc. and it is helpful to have a small amount of money through the ward clerk to cover these expenses.
We have regular entertainment, music and sing-a-longs. Information about these events is displayed on the notice board.
Library books are available for exchange through the Activities Co-Ordinator. Other reading material is available in the Main Lounge library at all times.
A copy of the Herald Newspaper is available daily for the use of all residents.
We will order magazines through the administration office and other magazines are shared throughout the hospital.
Children can participate in activities with the activities co-ordinator if required. Schools visit regularly.
Brochures and flyers are sent to us from Age Concern informing us of events to attend, or items of interest.
We are in contact with various support groups such as: Arthritis Society, Parkinson's Society, Blind Foundation, Alzheimer's Society etc for advice and when follow up is required.
Residents can visit the Stroke Group when required.
Members of the RSA go on outings there. The RSA also visit weekly with confectionary and to visit their members.
As mentioned, church services are held in our hospital.
Email/Internet is only available from our main central office.
There are lovely gardens around the hospital.
Visits to the 'Warehouse' are provided and specific shopping requests are attended to.
|Updated: 3 Apr 2023
|What's included in your fees and what's not
|Podiatry and hairdressing fees not included. Some other items may be oncharged. Please contact admin to discuss this.
|Staffing qualifications and details
|The main cares are done by experienced health care assistants who are supervised by an registered nurse and an enrolled nurse. This excludes the registered nurse hours, cook, cleaners, laundry persons and activities staff.
|Details about meals
|Meal Times: Breakfast 8am Dinner 12.00pm Tea 5.00pm. Morning and afternoon Teas are also provided. Menu plans can be designed to cater for the individual preferences and special dietary needs of our residents. All meals are prepared on the premises including morning tea, afternoon tea and supper. Guests for a meal are welcome. There is a small charge for guests meals. Should a resident require a snack or drinks at other times staff will assist.
|Radius Care is a New Zealand owned and operated company that specialises in delivering the very best levels of Rest Home and Private Hospital care for our elderly population and our young disabled who require special care.
|Updated: 22 Jul 2014
|Cook Island Maori
|Deaf Blind Sign Language
|Interpreters as necessary
|By a staff member
|Staff members speak Fililpino
|An Interpreter could be arranged through Whangarei Hospital.
|Māori - Te Reo
|Updated: 22 Jul 2014
|Anglican Minister visits regularly.
|Interdenominational services are held on the first Friday of the month at 10am in the Blue and Green Lounge.
|Catholic Communion is held at individual request and is presently every 2nd Tuesday morning.
|We can provide for religious needs as required by resident or family.
|Updated: 22 Jul 2014
|Bus route on Kamo Rd
|Kensington and Kamo in close proximity
|Central town 5 minutes away
|Kensington Park 2 minutes down road
|Less than 5 minutes away. Mobile library available
|Updated: 22 Jul 2014
Credentials & Membership
|Credentials & Membership RC
|Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)
|Updated: 26 Jan 2024
The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.