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Edith Cavell Lifecare - Edith Cavell Hospital Care

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At a glance
Vacancy
Yes
Name
Edith Cavell Lifecare
Category
Hospital Care
Address
Cnr Head and Dryden Streets
Sumner-Redcliffs-Mt Pleasant
North-East-South
Christchurch
Postal Address
Cnr Head and Dryden Sts Sumner
DHB
Canterbury
Phone
(03) 326 6608
Fax
(03) 326 5335
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Mary van der Veldt - 03 326 6608
Owner
Heritage Lifecare Group
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Description
MISSION STATEMENT

To provide total care for our residents in a caring, personal environment.
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 22 Dec 2016
DHB Respite Care Booking Service
We provide DHB Respite Care Booking Service.
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care31
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 27 Feb 2017
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner No We readily refer to Nurse Specialists as required and seek their advice and guidance on a whole range of issues relating to aged care, infection control and health and safety.
Registered Nurse 252 Yes We provide 24 hour Registered Nurse cover as we provide hospital level care.
Enrolled Nurse No We have no enrolled nurses working at present.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes All our caregivers commence the level 3 careerforce training for Health Care Assistants if they don't already have a caregiviers certificate on starting employment.
Physiotherapist Yes Our physiotherapist will assess and work with residents as required and works closely with our experienced registered nurses. We have two caregivers assigned to assist with the walking programme.
Own Social Worker Yes Residents are able to have a social worker visit if required.
Diversional Therapist Yes A programme of diversional therapy for hospital residents is posted monthly - this is in a group or one on one. We have a Diversional Therapist to provide some more input into hospital care level residents
Hairdresser Yes We have a hairdresser who has been attending Edith Cavell for a number of years or you can invite your own to visit you.
Podiatrist Yes Attends each client 6 weekly.
Dietitian Yes Registered staff will refer residents to a dietitian if indicated after nutritional assessment.
Accredited Visitors Yes We allow vetted volunteers to assist in activities, outings and one on one time with residents.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Local ministers visit regularly.
Other Personnel Yes Volunteeer visitors.
Updated: 22 Dec 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes We provide palliative and end of life care. Support is given by the palliative nurse team from Nurse Maude.
Oxygen Management Yes Oxygen therapy can be provided.
Wound Care Yes Registered Nurses provide regular wound care as necessary with the support of the wound care specialists if required.
Diabetic Care Yes Care of diabetics given and the diabetic specialist nurse will visit if required.
Continence Advisor Yes All residents will be assessed by the Registered Nurse as instructed from the regular visits of the continence advisor
Infection Control Yes An infection control nurse attends annual infection control training.
Gerontological Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes A full time Clinical Nurse Manager is employed and on call out of hours.
Updated: 22 Dec 2016
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Short or long term respite care is given.
Advance bookings taken Yes Advance bookings are taken
Subsidised service Yes Residents on a subsidy are welcome.
Private paying service Yes Private paying residents are welcome.
Updated: 22 Dec 2016
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We offer End of life/Palliative care with the support of the Specialist Palliative care team from Nurse Maude.
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes We have some rooms suitable for a couple - depending on availability.
Ensuite Yes Not all rooms are fully ensuited.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes This may need to be supervised by the Registered Nurse. There is happy hour each week, greatly enjoyed by the residents.
Pets In Residence Yes We have a cat.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Only to certain rooms.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes This needs to be organised by the resident/family
Wifi Yes Free Wifi available
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes Currently, we do not have any residents at Edith Cavell who identify as Maori.
Residents Committee Yes Meetings every second month.
Family Committee No Family are welcome to join the residents meeting.
Newsletter Yes Monthly
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes If not causing disturbance to other residents.
Lounges/seating areas Yes 2 lounges plus various seating areas around the facility inside and out
Outings Yes A varied programme including arts, outdoors and special occassions
Rural Setting No Garden and hill views. Two blocks from beach and cafe.
Smoking Permitted Yes Outside and under cover.
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes Our Manager is happy to share the audit summary report with you.
Updated: 22 Dec 2016
Special Features
1) All rooms have a view either to the hills or overlooking our garden.

2) Within walking distance of the beach.

3) Established Gardens.

4) Sky and Freeview Television: Resident to arrange installation with our General Manager.
5) Free Wifi
6)lively happy hour and entertainment.
Updated: 22 Dec 2016
Interests & Activities
Our activity programme is formulated and changed monthly. Outings are a regular feature and often include stopping somewhere for coffee. Games and quizzes are always popular and there is great competition in bowls with the red and black teams competing for the annual trophy.

We have regular BBQ's over the summer months.

Age Concern and Alzheimer's Society are easily accessed through us and we welcome them to our facility. Large print books and Blind Foundation listening books form part of our library service and we also rent DVDs or videos.

Entertainers form a regular part of our programme. Sky TV is also available in the main lounges. Happy Hour with entertainment with our resident pianist feature every friday afternoon.

Most residents choose to have breakfast in bed however the dining room is also open. We have a lovely garden setting and outside furniture ensures it is accessible to all. We have a small shop for toiletries onsite.
Updated: 22 Dec 2016
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals Home style cooking is a speciality at Edith Cavell. Breakfast is served in bed. Morning, afternoon tea and supper is served to you in your own room or in the dining room. Our main meal is at midday and all diets are catered for at Edith Cavell.
Staffing Details Registered Nurses and experienced Caregivers make up our care team. Skilled Domestic staff. Physio Assistant and Diversional Therapist.
Associated Complexes Part of Heritage Lifecare
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Personal Items.
Updated: 22 Dec 2016
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes On request - may take 24hrs
Malay Yes
Mandarin Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Portugesse Yes
Samoan Yes
Tagalog Yes
Thai Yes
Updated: 22 Dec 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes We warmly welcome any individual to our home.
Inter denominational Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Updated: 22 Dec 2016
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.10 km To bus stop.
Shops 1.00 km There is a supermarket and many friendly cafes in the village.
Mall 5.00 km
Parks 0.40 km
Library 1.00 km A selection of books are collected from the library for the use of residents on a monthly basis. Full library facilities available from our own complex.
Updated: 22 Dec 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) 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 Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc)) Yes
Other details Yes Please talk to Mary van der Veldt, Facility Manager, if you have vacancy queries. We sometimes have a waiting list and priorities can change quickly. We will always endeavour to help as best as we can. Ph 03 3266608
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc))
Updated: 22 Dec 2016

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