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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Dunblane Lifecare and Village
Category
Hospital Care
Address
178 Rutene Road
Kaiti
Gisborne 4010
Postal Address
Same as above
DHB
Tairawhiti
Phone
(06) 867 4759
Fax
(06) 867 4757
Email
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Web
Visit Website
Personnel
Manager
Valda Polkinghorn - 021837058
Owner
Heritage Lifecare Group - 04 9012310
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Description
Make your home at Dunblane Lifecare & Village

When it comes to everyday life, Dunblane makes it easy with village, rest home, hospital, respite, day and palliative care. We also have the largest secure dementia care unit in the region. The well-appointed rooms look out onto our award-winning gardens and come complete with WiFi and a call bell system.

Built on the site of the historic Dunblane Home, the facility is set amongst landscaped gardens just a hop, skip and jump from the local shopping centre where you’ll find all the essentials including a pharmacy and a supermarket.

We offer everything from physiotherapy to podiatry, hairdressing and health checks. We have a range of recreational activities including gardening, exercise programmes, church services, a Matariki celebration and social gatherings. Our facility van is also always on hand for outings.

But don’t just take our word for it, see what our resident Ted has to say...

Before retirement, Ted was a Farm Manager and then Caretaker of the school near Tolaga Bay where Faye was Principal. They met in High School and the rest is history.

They moved to Dunblane because Faye was having trouble getting round like she used to. It’s a bit of a Goldilocks story really because the first retirement place they looked at, people didn’t seem to care. In the second, the villas were too close together but here, everything was spot on. “There’s plenty of space and we’ve even got an internal garage.”

Not only that but Ted was encouraged by the staff to make his vege garden bigger and he’s got a bumper crop this year which he may just share. “Everyone’s so warm and friendly, they’re lovely to talk to and we’re so handy to everything.”

And while Ted tells us they share the cooking now, Faye is happy knowing that if they needed to be fed, the facilities are there. “We know if anything went wrong, the staff would be there straight away to help us out, they really look out for you.”

What does a better every day mean to these two? Well to Ted, it means ‘you’re not alone because the people here are very caring’ and to Faye ‘you wake up every day and enjoy yourself.’ With all the laughter going on, that certainly seems to be the case here.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 14 May 2018
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 34
Vacancy Yes
All rooms look out to our award winning gardens, they are all bright and airy rooms.
Impending vacancy Yes - Please contact manager
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 19 Jul 2019
Testimonials
Testimonials
"Firstly I want to thank you all for your time and the respect you gave me last week when I was visiting Dunblane. It is very much appreciated and I feel so grateful for the care and concern you have for my dear mother. Once again I reiterate that we are all so thankful to the staff of Dunblane for the way you look after our Mum and I am overwhelmed at the love and compassion she receives from her carers. I can not thank you enough.” - Family of Dunblane Hospital Resident

'Dunblane is very family oriented, everyone seems to care for everyone else. The best thing was that I was able to have my cat, who has settled in well and is now spoilt by everyone. The rooms are nicely appointed, and I have an exceptionally nice room. My family is very pleased I've settled in so well.' - Mary Webb, Dunblane Hospital Resident
Updated: 14 May 2018
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes
Nurse Practitioner Yes
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Negotiable
Dietitian Yes
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Yes These services can be accessed when required.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes These services can be access when required.
Other Personnel Yes community members and volunteers are well known to the residents come and support residents with entertainment
Updated: 14 May 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes Our registered nurses are competent in this area of care.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management No We can access these specialised services through Gisborne Hospital.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We have a nurse that is focussed on Palliative Care, our nurse accesses resources and specialised assistance through Hospice services based in Gisborne.
Wound Care Yes Our staff receive regular training in wound care.
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes
Psychiatric Care No We can access these services through Gisborne Hospital when necessary.
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 5 Jan 2018
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 9 Jan 2018
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are encouraged to bring favourite personal items such as photo's, ornaments, favourite chair, bedcover, or any item that is special to them.
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes Some rooms have ensuites
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have a happy hour once a week
Pets In Residence Yes We currently have 2 resident cats as well as goldfish and a bird aviary.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We are happy to look at all requests.
Wifi Yes WiFi is available throughout the facility.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes All wings are well catered for. Facilities include shared dining and lounge (TV, sunroom).
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Outings Yes We have a van which is used for outings.
Whanau Room Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes Residents and their families have regular meetings with facility management.
Family Committee Yes Residents and their families have regular meetings with facility management.
Newsletter Yes Our Activities team produce regular newsletters for residents and their families.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes We conduct regular assessments if this is an issue, to ensure the resident is receiving the most appropriate care and to endeavour to reduce any enviromental issues, which may be contributing to confusion.
Rural Setting No While we don't have a rural setting, we have received awards for our beautiful gardens. There are views from most rooms.
Smoking Permitted Yes Designated area
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 5 Jan 2018
Special Features
Special Features
At Dunblane we are very proud of our lovely gardens with interesting layout and fabulous plantings, for which we have recently won awards.

We have sunny courtyards for residents to sit in to enjoy the gardens and all are encouraged to get out and about to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

The staff provide individualised personal daily care for all residents and invite the families to come along and particpate in the care of their family member.
Updated: 14 May 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Arthritis society, Aromatherapy, BBQ, Big print books, Blind Foundation, Board games, Breakfast in bed, Care and Craft, Children, Classical Music, Concerts, Craft, Dancing, Electric beds, Exercises, Entertainers, Fax, Flower arranging, Games, Happy Hour, Holidays, Jigsaw, Library, Minibus, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parkinson's Society, Parties, Pastoral care, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Reading, Roses, RSA, Rotary, Senior Citizens, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Stroke Group, Vegetarian, Videos, Views
Updated: 14 May 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details about Meals All our meals are cooked on site and so have that lovely home cooked quality. Our main meal is served at midday and a lighter meal in the evenings. Morning and afternoon tea and supper are served between meals and residents are also able to help themselves from fruit bowls situated around the facility or request other snacks if desired. Our menus change on a regular basis and we have a dietitians input when preparing these.
Staffing Qualifications and Details We have some lovely long serving staff members. All our staff undergo regular training and are very caring and compentent in their various roles.
What's included in your fees and what's not Please refer to managment for details.
Updated: 28 Sep 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Dutch Yes
English Yes
French Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Rarotongan Yes
Updated: 14 May 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Baptist Yes
Inter denominational Yes We have regular services held in our rest home and dementia unit from a variety of differnet religious groups.
(Other comments) No We will endevour to provide for all nationalilties through working with personal and or community contacts
Updated: 14 May 2018
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport   bus stop right outisde we are a short distance to town centre
Updated: 14 May 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
Home and Community Health Association Yes
Home and Community Support Sector Standards (Standards NZ) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Home and Community Health Association New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 14 May 2018

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

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