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Claud Switzer Memorial Trust

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Vacancy
No
Name
Claud Switzer Memorial Trust
Category
Hospital Care
Address
71 South Road
Kaitaia
DHB
Northland
Phone
(09) 408 1480
Fax
09 408 1485
Email
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Personnel
Manager
Jackie Simkins
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Description
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
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 1 Sep 2014
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care37
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 18 Aug 2017
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
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
Own Social Worker 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 monthly
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: 14 Aug 2014
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes As required
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist No Accessed as required
Psychiatric Care Yes As required
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes As required
Clinical Manager 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 StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 14 Aug 2014
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
Ensuite Yes Many of our rooms have ensuite facilities
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
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
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes A number of different lounge areas
Outings Yes Regular outings
Rural Setting Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes We have a covered outside area
Sprinklers Yes
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
TopicDetails
Details re 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 AffiliationsStatusDetails
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 & MembershipStatusDetails
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
The Eden Alternative Yes We have just begun our journey to become an Eden Alternative home.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 13 Oct 2014

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