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Claud Switzer Memorial Trust

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Claud Switzer Memorial Trust
71 South Road
Kaitaia 0410
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71 South Road
Kaitaia 0410
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Our vision is ‘To provide leadership in the care of older people, and a range of services for their changing and diverse needs. These services will continuously evolve to exceed expectations’.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 13 Sep 2017
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 53
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $10.00/day up to $20.00/day as at 31 Jan 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Yes
Updated: 28 Feb 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have 24 hour Registered Nurse cover
Enrolled Nurse Yes Our Enrolled Nurses are supported by the Registered Nurse Team and contribute to a high standard of care
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our Health Care Assistants have either completed or are working towards a National Certificate in caring for older people
Physiotherapist Yes We contract the services of a Registered Physiotherapist and employ 2 Physiotherapy Aids
Occupational Therapist Negotiable As required
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable Access to a social worker if required
Diversional Therapist Yes We employ 2 full-time Diversional Therapists
Hairdresser Yes 2 days a week
Podiatrist Yes A Podiatrist visits weekly
Dietitian Yes As required
Accredited Visitors Yes Pastoral care, Switzer Home Auxiliary, visiting pets and disability support agencies
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes All local chaplains visit
Updated: 13 Sep 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes As required
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy No Accessed as required
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes As required
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes As required
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 14 Aug 2014
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 14 Aug 2014
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes Many of our rooms have ensuite facilities
Alcohol Permitted Yes We encourage all residents to follow their usual social activities
Pets In Residence Yes We have a number of cats, a cockateil, and visiting dogs
Phone Access In Own Room Yes All residents have access to a telephone to use in their own room
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes A number of different lounge areas
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes Regular outings
Māori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes We have a covered outside area
Updated: 14 Aug 2014
Special Features
Special Features
Claud switzer Memorial Trust has a 60 year history of providing high quality care in the beautiful Far North. The home is set in lovely grounds. Our staff are our strength, they work hard and focus on enhancing the independence and quality of life of older people who find that Switzer is now their home.
Updated: 9 Oct 2014
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, , Alzheimer's Society, Aromatherapy, Art, Arthritis society, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Digital camera, Electric beds, Email, Entertainers, Exercises, Fax, Flower arranging, Garden, Gardening, Golden Oldies, Greypower, Happy Hour, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Maori Women's Welfare League, Massage, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Organ, Outings, Pastoral care, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, RSA, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Spa, Videos
Updated: 13 Oct 2014
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Details about meals All meals are prepared on site by our own very talented catering team. Special diets are catered for.
Updated: 13 Oct 2014
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes All denominations visit Switzer to provide support and comfort to their parishoners.
Updated: 13 Oct 2014
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
The Eden Alternative Yes We are an Eden Alternative home.
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)
Updated: 13 Sep 2017

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