Aberleigh Rest Home and Dementia Care - Dementia Care NZ
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- Aberleigh Rest Home and Dementia Care - Dementia Care NZ
- Hospital Care
- 19 McCallum Street
- Postal Address
- 19 McCallum Street
- Nelson Marlborough
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- Maja Yu
- Jim Haines and Alison Hume
Each person is immensely valuable and wonderfully unique.
Our team of staff know how to care for and connect with the people who live at Aberleigh like they would a very best friend.
Small homes have been created so that things are familiar. Each person has a private bedroom and can enjoy the beautiful garden.
We encourage people to continue with familiar roles like baking, gardening, arranging flowers, setting the table, raking up the leaves in autumn.
Family become an important part of the Aberleigh community
To accept all people with kindness and love
To provide peace, comfort and joy
To be proactive, innovative and courageous
To enrich each person, the community and the world
We strive to achieve this vision by working
with openness, honesty, integrity and passion
THE WORK WE DO
We establish trusting relationships based on
respect and acceptance
We encourage people’s participation in
companionship-based care in their small homes
We are privileged to accompany people as they
journey towards the end of their life
We welcome family/whanau and the wider
community as integral to people’s lives
We promote inclusion and the rights and
values of each person
We celebrate unity in diversity
Dementia Care New Zealand is one of New Zealand’s highly regarded aged care providers.
We provide a full range of residential care including general rest home care, dementia rest home care, general hospital level care, and dementia hospital level care. At many of our facilities, a full continuum of care is available.
We specialize in person-centred care for people who live with dementia. This is the work we have passionately chosen to do.
We care for people in small, cosy homes with a loving, warm and homely atmosphere where each person is supported to experience each moment richly. Our small homes concept means that people with dementia experience life in a less clinical and more normalised, familiar way. Small homes that inter connect, also bring a sense of ‘community’ for a person with dementia.
|Contract with DHB||Yes|
|Updated: 20 Apr 2020|
Bed and Vacancy Details
|Approximate number of beds at this level of care||17|
|We have a lovely room available in our hospital.|
|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: 20 May 2022|
|My dear wife, of 52 years, was admitted to Aberleigh’s care on the 15th of July 2015, since that time, I have endeavoured to visit Delia three times a week and now I believe I am a critical observer of the care and attention given to Delia and all the other people living at Aberleigh.
Which is impeccable at all times.
When Delia was admitted to Aberleigh in July 2015, she had advanced Alzheimer’s which continued to move along until Delia was unable to make her own way along life’s pathway, this of course meant on going increased levels of care and attention.
Which never faltered.
During my life thus far I have often wondered about the existence of Angels and now since 2015 I am sure they are here……..
And a large number of them are employed at 17 to 19 McCallum Street, Springlands.
|Updated: 29 Nov 2018|
|Type||Hours Per Week||Status||Details|
|Registered Nurse||Yes||There is a Registered Nurse on site 24 hours a day seven days a week. Should you require any information regarding your loved one the nurse on duty is the person to see.|
|Physiotherapist||Yes||Our physiotherapist works with us each fortnight. She assesses each resident's needs and develops a safe handling plan for each resident. She also trains the staff to transfer residents safely.|
|Occupational Therapist||Yes||By arrangement|
|Diversional Therapist||Yes||Our diversional therapists know each resident very well and know what works for each person creating meaningful activities to support creativity, socialisation, stimulation and fun as well as assisting residents in the daily running of their home.|
|Hairdresser||Yes||Visits weekly and more frequently when required.|
|Podiatrist||Yes||We have a poditarist who comes on a regular basis to attend to the needs of the residents.|
|Dietitian||Yes||Our dietitian comes to Aberleigh monthly to review nutritional requirements of the residents|
|Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor||Yes||Aberleigh is interdominational so we have people from several demoninations that visit. Should you require an individual visit this can be arranged.|
|Other Personnel||Yes||We have a person who facilitates a support group for family members of people who live at Aberleigh. Many people find talking with others very helpful. She is also available by phone for any family member who just need someone to talk with.|
|Updated: 8 Nov 2013|
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
|Specialities or Areas of Expertise||Status||Details|
|Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management||Yes||As required|
|Palliative Care (Contracted)||Yes|
|End of Life/Palliative Care||Yes||Our registered nurses have received training in caring for people as they experience the final stages of their life journey. Te Ara Whakapiri - Principles and guidance for the last days of life|
|Wound Care||No||Wound care specialist care is available on referral|
|Diabetic Care||No||Specialist care is available on referral|
|Continence Advice||Yes||We have a continence advisor who calls on us regulary. She also runs in house training sessions for staff and is available to be contacted when we require her service.|
|Stomal Therapy||No||Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Stroke Rehabilitation||Yes||Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Infection Control||Yes||We have a registered nurse who does special training in infection control and who has a role in infection control at Aberleigh. Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Surgical Followup||Yes||As required|
|Psychiatric Care||No||Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Clinical Management||Yes||George John is our Clinical Manager. He advises and mentors the registered nurse team. George also knows each resident and their requirements. Should you have any concerns or queries regarding the health of your loved one, please contact George.|
|Other Specialties||Yes||Simon Hamley is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and our Education Coordinator. He ensures staff compliance with their training, coordinates staff in-services and special training programs, and instructs Managing of Actual or Potential Aggression (MAPA).|
|Updated: 8 Jul 2019|
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
|Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay||Status||Details|
|Respite||Yes||We have a dedicated respite care service which means that carers can book care in advance, knowing that their loved one has a booked room in a well established home which specialises in care of the elderly.|
|High Care Needs||Yes|
|Booking can be made in advance||Yes||This is dependant on a room being available. Please call our Operations Manager to discuss.|
|Updated: 20 Jun 2017|
|May Bring Own Furniture||Yes||You are able to bring your own furniture subject to space and safety contraints. It can be very nice for a resident to have their own things about them - this reminds them of home.|
|Rooms suitable for a couple||No||This may be negotiable - Please speak to the Operations Manager.|
|Alcohol Permitted||Yes||Happy hour happens regularly|
|Negotiate To Bring Own Pet||Yes||Please speak to Maja about this|
|Phone Access In Own Room||Yes||Portable phone available for use. Private line at resident's cost.|
|Resident can adjust heating in own room||Yes|
|Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability||Yes||We have a contract with the DHB for these services.|
|Lounges/seating areas||Yes||We have 4 seperate lounges. Two open out to the gardens.|
|Day Programme for day stay clients||Yes||We may be able to assist someone requiring day care. Please contact Maja Yu about this.|
|Outings||Yes||Various outings available weekly.|
|Whanau Room||Yes||We have a quiet space that can be used by family requiring a quiet and private space.|
|Residents Committee||Yes||A meeting is held regularly with residents. It is important that they have opportunity to give feedback and to talk about how they would like their home run.|
|Family Committee||Yes||We encourage family members to give feedback whenever possible. Ideas, complaints, improvement suggestions are welcomed.|
|Newsletter||Yes||We have a newsletter four times a year.|
|Policy for management of challenging behaviour||Yes||We work to minimise resident's symptoms of dementia in a creative and loving way. There is regular and ongoing staff training. We also have a qualified trainer for 'Non Violent Crisis Intervention'.|
|Confused Residents||Yes||Many of our residents in the 'Dementia' area are confused. These are the people we have chosen to care for. This is our work. We are very skilled in working with people who are confused. The rest home, is not occupied by people who have demetia.|
|Rural Setting||Yes||Spacious garden setting.|
|Smoking Permitted||Yes||We have a designated smoking area out side|
|Semi-Secure||Yes||In the dementia home we are fully secure.|
|Updated: 21 Nov 2013|
|Aberleigh offers rest home and hospital care to those with dementia as well as rest home and hospital care for elderly who do not have dementia.
Each resident is loved and known. Each person is very precious. Our team is highly skilled in caring for the elderly. We love this work - it is hugely satisfying to enrich these peoples lives.
|Updated: 9 Dec 2013|
Interests & Activities
We have diversional therapists who are trained or training. They work with residents to help them to get to know each other, have fun, develop interests, exercise their bodies and stimulate their minds. Entertainers come into the home on a regular basis for the residents' enjoyment.
We have an activity programme which includes art, bingo, bowls, care and craft, weekly church services, cooking, craft, dancing, visits from entertainers, flower arranging, games, Happy Hour, housie, jigsaws, music, daily newspaper reading, quizzes and sing-a-longs.
Exercises include regular walks, quoits, "bobs" and balloon tennis. We also have a lovely, freshly landscaped garden with paths to walk and shaded areas to sit. We have a vege garden and residents are free to assist with these if they wish.
We have links with or can assist with contact with the following community groups: Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Blind Foundation, RSA and Senior Citizens Presbyterian Support.
At Aberleigh we also have on site or can provide access to aromatherapy, a BBQ, a range of big print books, board games, classical music, a piano, picnic facilities, a library, a van for outings and Lotto. Sky TV can be arranged at the individual resident's expense.
A volunteer from the community acts as an advocate for our residents should they have any problems or concerns.
Residents are able to have breakfast in bed at any time if they wish.
We also encourage visits from canine friends and children.
|Updated: 7 Aug 2017|
|What's included in your fees and what's not||Please contact our Operations Manager in regards to fees|
|Staffing qualifications and details||We have a staff education programme and we actively encourage all our staff to further their qualifications. Our education coordinator supports and encourages staff development.|
|Details about meals||We do our own inhouse cooking. Our main meal is served in the evening and includes roasts twice a week. We will cater to individual preferences. Morning and afternoon tea consists of home baked goodies.|
|Updated: 8 Nov 2013|
|Denominations/Faiths represented||Yes||We care people from all faiths and denominations. We want people from all cultures, religions, faiths and denominations to feel comfortable. Family only need ask and we will endeavour to provide any spiritual care that is necessary.|
|Inter denominational||Yes||We have a weekly church service which is conducted on a rotating basis by each of the local churches. We also have a weekly bible study conducted by a volunteer from the community. Roman Catholic Holy Communion is also held once a week.|
|Updated: 8 Nov 2013|
|Mall||1.00 Km||We are approximately 1 km from Blenheim town centre with its many cafes and shops.|
|Parks||0.50 Km||We are close to Pollard Park which has wonderful gardens, a river walk and children playground.|
|Library||Blenheim Library is our closest being in the centre of the shopping area in town.|
|Updated: 21 Nov 2013|
Credentials & Membership
|Credentials & Membership RC||Status||Details|
|National Certificate in Diversional Therapy||Yes|
|New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)||Yes|
|Other details||Yes||Our Education Coordinator Simon Hamley is a trained instructor for Managing of Actual or Potential Aggression (MAPA) from the Crisis Prevention Institute. Simon works across all facilities ensuring our staff are trained in this valuable course.|
|Updated: 7 Aug 2017|
The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.