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Vacancy
No
Name
Clutha Views Lifecare
Category
Hospital Care
Address
64 Essex Street
Balclutha 9230
Postal Address
64 Essex Street
Balclutha 9230
DHB
Southern (Otago)
Phone
(03) 418 3220
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Rosemary Thomson
Owner
Heritage Lifecare Group
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Description
At Clutha Views Lifecare we are proud to offer Rest Home, Dementia and Hospital care at a modern purpose built facility, set on more than 2 hectares of flat grounds in North Balclutha with views of the surrounding farmland, river valley and township. Our dedicated and experienced team are here to attend to both your everyday and urgent requirements. We believe in providing personable, compassionate, safe, respectful care, adding value to the quality of everyday living.

We know it is very important to offer choices and to really listen to what our residents and their families want. Recognising the individual needs of our residents and to promote a friendly and comfortable environment is an important part of our philosophy. Respecting the dignity, beliefs and culture of all helps us make each day the best it can be.

Our residents and their families comment on the homely feeling we have created here. We would be delighted to have the opportunity to talk with you about our care. Please phone Rosemary Thomson, our Facility Manager, for more information.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 12 Dec 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 28
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsNo
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 22 Mar 2019
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes We have 24 hour Registered Nurse coverage. Our team of nurses have experience in aged care.
Nurse Practitioner Yes Clutha Views has a Nurse Practitioner visit fortnightly from Dunedin Hospital and is available by phone for advice if required.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist 2 Yes Clutha Views has trained staff to support the physiotherapist with range of movement exercises three times a week, with the physiotherapist visiting 2 hours per week and as required.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable As required.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes At Clutha Views residents are provided with Activities from Monday to Friday. The activities programme includes activities that are recreational and social in nature as well as planned Van outings to places of interest in the local area. Our Activities programme has input from the Resident's meetings to ensure the activities provided are meaningful to the residents.
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes Dietician visits annually and as required for general advice and to oversee special needs. All menus are Dietitian approved.
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Negotiable We endeavour to assist residents to maintain any cultural ties they may have in the community before coming to Clutha Views.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Clutha Views has visiting spiritual advisors from all denominations of the church. We hold weekly church services with a rotation of church leaders taking the service. Residents just need to ask and we will arrange individual spiritual care as required.
Other Personnel Yes Clutha Views has access to all services, such as email assistance, pharmacy, speech therapy, meal delivery and interpreter services. We are able to arrange for our residents if required.
Updated: 14 Nov 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes Continence Nurse Specialist from Dunedin Hospital as required.
Stomal Therapy Yes Stomal Therapist Nurse Specialist as required.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes Referrals sent as required
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 12 Dec 2016
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Hospital respite care is available at Clutha Views and we welcome all enquiry's.
Carer Support Yes Day Care and Carer Support is available all enquiry's welcome.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 12 Dec 2016
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Rooms are fully furnished, and we encourage residents to personalise their own space, including a favourite chair, family photos, etc.
Single Rooms Yes Rooms are equipped with a personal heater, spacious showers, and Freeview TV access.
Alcohol Permitted Yes With consultation with the GP and senior nurse.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes Available for residents.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Communal lounges are equipped with comfortable seating, piano, and televisions with DVD players. The area is large enough for residents to run meetings, invite guest speakers and partake in a variety of organised functions
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes A no discrimination policy is in place to provide a friendly and caring space for residents.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes You may qualify for Primary Options For Acute Care Funding. Ask your GP for details.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes It is our privilege to care for people nearing the end of their life. We work closely with GPs and Hospice to provide this care.
Palliative Care Contract Yes Individual funding may be available. Ask your GP or the hospital for more details.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes It is possible for people to join us during the day and return home at night. We encourage families to help us care for their family member.
Outings Yes As part of the activities programme, regular trips are provided to the local community. These can include shopping, sightseeing and picnics.
Whanau Room Yes With a family kitchenette.
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee No We hold regular Residents meeting every month.
Family Committee No Family are invited to the residents meetings which are held monthly. Facility Manager has an open door policy.
Newsletter Yes Clutha Views has a Newsletter that comes out every June and December.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes Clutha Views has a beautiful panoramic outlook over the Balclutha township, Kaka Point and the Clinton hills.
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking permitted in the designated (outdoor) area.
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 15 Nov 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Clutha View's hospital wing has magnificent views over the countryside, golf course and out to the lighthouse at Kaka point.

The Clutha View site provides a convenience shop, accessibility ramps and safety grab rails, paraplegic toilets, smoke detectors with water sprinklers, and separate dining room and lounge facilities.

Situated in the beautiful Balclutha township, Clutha Views has magnificent landscape and vegetable gardens, with a BBQ area and a courtyard for quiet and peaceful sitting and relaxing.
Updated: 5 Oct 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
At Clutha Views residents are provided with Activities from Monday to Friday. The activities programme includes activities that are recreational and social in nature, and are designed for each individual at all levels of disability. Our Activities programme has input from the Resident's meetings to ensure the activities provided are meaningful to the residents and is aimed at keeping the body and mind stimulated.

We provide a library service and we also rent DVDs or videos. Entertainers form a regular part of our programme. A piano is also available in the main lounges.

Here are just some of the activities that occur on a regular basis:
Board games, cooking, quizzes, gardening, indoor bowls, crafts, dancing, parties, Happy Hour, workshops.

There is also active involvement in community events. Outings are an ongoing part of the activities programme and often include stopping somewhere for coffee.
Updated: 17 Oct 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details about Meals Clutha Views provides nourishing home cooked meals and home baked scones/ muffins for morning tea with biscuits and cake for afternoon tea.
Staffing Qualifications and Details Clutha Views has qualified registered nurses and enrolled nurses on staff with competent enthusiastic Careerforce trained caregivers. The housekeeping and kitchen staff provide an excellent service to the facility.
Associated Complexes Clutha Views is part of the Heritage Lifecare Ltd group of aged care facilities.
Updated: 12 Dec 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes Clutha Views can access an interpreter when required.
Malayalam Yes
Tamil Yes
Updated: 12 Dec 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
(Other comments) Yes We are able to accommodate our residents' spiritual needs as requested.
Updated: 5 Oct 2018
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Shops 2.00 km Clutha Views does have a Shuttle service available for independent and able residents which departs at 14:00 from the Resthome, down to the shops and returns at 15:00. A convenience store is also within walking distance from Chateau Village.
Parks 2.00 km Naish Park in town has beautiful Rhododendrons and blossom trees along with well groomed gardens, an aviary and duck pond. The park is a great place for a picnic and the residents regularly go there for afternoon tea with the activities staff.
Library 2.00 km Clutha Views has a library service from the public library monthly.
Updated: 12 Dec 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes Clutha Views has a very active and successful caregiver education programme with the majority of staff undertaking education.
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes Clutha Views currently has 3 staff enrolled and training to be Diversional Therapists.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 11 Jan 2017

The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.

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