Woodlands of Feilding
At a glance
- Steffy Thomas
- Clinical Nurse Manager
- Steffy Thomas - 063239607 ext 3
- Admin Manager
- Turia Simeon - 063239607 ext 3
|Contract with DHB||Yes|
|Updated: 23 May 2016|
Bed and Vacancy Details
|Approximate number of beds at this level of care||31|
|Premium Room Charges||No|
|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: 30 Jun 2022|
|Woodlands is a Rest Home & Hospital where the staff and management pride themselves on providing superior care in surroundings that we believe is the highest standard available.|
|Updated: 13 Dec 2017|
|Type||Hours Per Week||Status||Details|
|Registered Nurse||Yes||Clinical Leader, with registered nurses around the clock. Auditing and Clinical / quality consultant 18 hours per week and on call.|
|Physiotherapist||Yes||We have available if referred to access these services|
|Occupational Therapist||No||We have available if referred to access these services|
|Diversional Therapist||Yes||Two divisional therapists|
|Dietitian||Yes||Yes our meals are approved by a dietican|
|Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor||Negotiable||We have exterior service come and use our chapel|
|Updated: 13 Dec 2017|
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
|Specialities or Areas of Expertise||Status||Details|
|Oxygen Management||Yes||yes onsite and available|
|Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management||Yes||We manage residents with Peg feeding.|
|Bariatric (Care of the very overweight)||Yes|
|Palliative Care (Contracted)||Yes||We work closely with hospice to provide supportive palliative care|
|End of Life/Palliative Care||Yes||All staff are trained in the Liverpool Care of Dying Pathway|
|IV Antibiotic Capability||Yes||Yes|
|Wound Care||Yes||Yes RN's available on every shift and also work closely with Wound specialists if required|
|Diabetic Care||Yes||We use onsite input if required from a dietitian.|
|Continence Advice||Yes||All RN's and care staff receive ongoing training in the use of products and management of.|
|Stroke Rehabilitation||Yes||Our qualified staff will help develop a plan alongside exterior services.|
|Tracheotomy Care||Yes||Can access|
|Infection Control||Yes||We pride ourselves in being ''out break' free for many years. This is due to our strong infection control standards|
|Psychiatric Care||Yes||Yes can access these services if required|
|Clinical Management||Yes||Clinical Leader has been at Woodlands for over 10 years|
|Other Specialties||Yes||We can refer and access if required|
|Updated: 13 Dec 2017|
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
|Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay||Status||Details|
|Respite||Yes||For overnight rest home & hospital stay|
|Other Short Stay Programme||Yes||Private paying|
|High Care Needs||Yes|
|Booking can be made in advance||Yes|
|Updated: 13 Dec 2017|
|May Bring Own Furniture||Yes||yes we encourage a favorite chair or small dresser|
|Single Rooms||Yes||All Rooms have ensuite and shower|
|Rooms suitable for a couple||Yes||We have some couples that are using one room as the lounge area and another as their bedroom|
|Ensuite||Yes||Five dollars per day|
|Pets In Residence||Yes||visiting dogs and pets are most welcome. Care team will often bring in their own fur babies with them|
|Negotiate To Bring Own Pet||Yes||Depending on the pet.|
|Phone Access In Own Room||Yes||a charge only for toll and mobile NOT local|
|Wifi||Yes||yes and smart Tv|
|Resident can adjust heating in own room||No||underfloor heating. There are large windows for natural airflow.|
|Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability||Yes||Yes we hold a contract with MidCentral Health|
|Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly||Yes|
|Primary Health Funded Short Term Care||Yes|
|Provide End of Life/Palliative Care||Yes|
|Palliative Care Contract||Yes|
|Whanau Room||Yes||Yes we can provide an area for this|
|Newsletter||Yes||Bulletins of interest are placed on the notice board|
|Policy for management of challenging behaviour||Yes||All staff have been trained|
|Confused Residents||Yes||Yes we can manage confused residents|
|Rural Setting||No||semi rural|
|Smoking Permitted||Yes||we can provide an out side seat|
|Updated: 2 Oct 2020|
Woodlands provides Hospital care and Stage 11 care and is required to satisfy the licensing criteria as laid down by the Ministry of Health.
Woodlands contracts to provide care for residents who qualify for the appropriate subsidy. Care standards required authorities provide a benchmark for all rest homes.
Residents at Woodlands are assured of the highest possible standards of care and safety at all times
Woodlands first provided care in an elegant country style Rest Home situated in the Manawatu district and located on the Feilding residential - rural boundary.
From the entry on Sherwill St East an avenue driveway through century old trees leads to a woodland style garden of one and a half acres. This is sanctuary to an Edwardian Villa with an interesting history.
Once a well known family homestead in Wanganui, the house was relocated to its present site in 1975. The homestead was restored and became a family home again. In 1981 The homestead was converted to a licensed restaurant and became a popular venue for weddings and receptions. In 1991 The development of a rest home was planned and the adjoining building was added.
The villa with its high tin plate ceilings and spacious rooms provides a grand aura for lounges and dining rooms The new building has been designed with a style in sympathy towards the original villa and provides accommodation with optimum safety and comfort.
The atmosphere at Woodlands is exclusive, the residents respond to the environment with delight. The rest home is elegant, the surroundings are restful and peaceful. There is space and opportunity for privacy both indoors and out, and there are many areas for social time and recreation activities shared with others.
In May 2017 we opened our new facility - entrance 77 Port St East
OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. Does Woodlands have good access for aged and disabled?
Q. Are smoke detectors installed ?
A. Yes. Smoke detectors are installed in all bedrooms and associated hallways. These smoke detectors are connected to fire alarms and monitored by an automatic system that communicates to the fire service.
Q. Can residents have TV in their own room ?
A. Yes. All areas of the buildings are cabled for TV and sky (residents Cost) reception. Woodlands provides personal TV's in resident rooms.
Q. What about electric blankets ?
A. These have to be checked and tagged by an electrician every year at residents cost. We will not wash these.
Q. May residents use their own electric appliance such as fans, etc. These must have the prior approval of the manager and have a electrical check each year (residents cost)
A. Generally no. For safety reasons personal appliances must comply with special rules There may be some exceptions. These must have the prior approval of the manager and have a electrical check each year (residents cost)
Q, Do Residents have to buy their own toiletries ?
A. Yes. We can provide these but there will be a cost to the resident.
Q. Is it necessary for residents to have cash or a cheque book ?
A. No. Woodlands operates a resident cheque account individual expenses such as hairdresser or similar. This is properly accounted for in a separate cash book. Separate resident deposits and payments are recorded. We prefer this system.
Q. Are residents personal property items covered by insurance for loss?
No. It has not been possible to arrange cover for residents personal property. We recommend that risks be minimised, and the retention of expensive or valuable small items of jewellery is discouraged.
Q. What is the extent of Woodlands' laundry service ?
A. Almost all residents clothing is laundered in house. Exceptions apply to dry cleaning or special care. Generally, expensive or delicate wool garments or similar should be cared for by family members. Dry cleaning expense is not covered by fees charged.
Q. How do residents get to specialists or to hospital for outpatient visits ?
A. Generally this is family responsibility. Woodlands will arrange transport if family
are unable there will be a cost for this.
Q. Is there any charge for transport to specialists or hospital visits ?
A. Usually, Woodlands is able to coordinate such visits with other routines using our own vehicles, and there is no charge. Special arrangements using St Johns Ambulance or similar service, may incur a separate charge.
Q, Are visiting hours controlled ?
A. No. Visitors may call at any reasonable time. Regular continuing contact with family and friends is encouraged.
Q. Is this all there is to know about Woodlands ?
A. No This is only introductory information and very brief. There is a lot more to us than we can say here. The best advice we can give is. Invest some time in talking to our residents. Stay a while and see for yourself.
|Updated: 26 Mar 2021|
The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.