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Elmslie House (a Presbyterian Support Otago Enliven home)

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Name
Elmslie House (a Presbyterian Support Otago Enliven home)
Category
Hospital Care
Address
81 Stone St
Queenstown and Lakes
Wanaka
DHB
Southern (Otago)
Phone
(03) 443 7899
Fax
(03) 443 8660
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Personnel
Manager
Jacqui Boylen - (03) 443 7899
Owner
Presbyterian Support Otago - (03) 477 7115
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Description
A change of address, not of lifestyle, is how we like to describe a person’s move into a Presbyterian Support Otago home or hospital.

Residents continue to have personal choices – when to get up in the morning, go on outings, be involved in activities…daily life is determined by individual needs and preferences.

Elmslie House Rest Home & Hospital has a Presbyterian foundation and people from all backgrounds and nationalities are welcome.

Beautifully positioned a few streets back from Lake Wanaka, Elmslie is very much part of the community and has an active volunteer base, including students form Mt Aspiting College. Offering a wide range of services, its rest home rooms are always in demand.

The staff does all it can to help residents and families experience a good transition to living at Elmslie, and welcomes family input into creating the right ‘personal feel’ for their loved one.

Elmslie also offers:
Rest Home care facilities
8 rental independent living units which are valuable in assisting the older person make the transition from living in their own home to living at Elmslie's home if the need arises.

Adjacent to Elmslie is the new life-care development of Wanaka Retirement Village
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 29 Apr 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care14
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 24 Feb 2017
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes One Registered Nurse on duty at all times.There is also a RN Clinical Co Ordinator plus RN Facility Manager
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Twice weekly visits
Own Social Worker No Available if required
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Is at Elmlsie every day to support the residents in maintaining their interests and engagement in their community.
Hairdresser Yes Visits weekly
Podiatrist Yes Visits monthly or on request
Dietitian Yes Visits as required. Oversees menu and nutrition needs
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Available
Updated: 29 Apr 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Updated: 14 May 2010
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Dependent upon bedroom availability
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes Dependent upon bedroom availability. Care Support can also be used for care during the day
Updated: 2 Jul 2012
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Day Care Yes Can be accessed through Carer Support
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes All rooms are single, with variation in size and outside access. Some rooms have their own ensuite toilet and shower, and most rooms have a shared ensuite toilet and shower.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes There is ne room that would accomodate a couple if required.
Ensuite Yes Some single use, others shared.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes The residents are encouraged to bring their treasures to enhance the feeeling of home.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Elmlsie has a vibrant Happy Hour on a Friday, with friends and family welcome. Use of alcohol is a personal choice of each resident.
Pets In Residence Yes We have one 'family' cat in residence, Traitor.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes This is at the residents own expense.
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Some rooms have adjustable wall heaters. Others have underfloor heating.
Residents Committee No All residents are welcome to join the three monthly meetings. The Managers door is always open for residents needing to voice concerns or satisfaction.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes One large, comfortable communal lounge. One sunny conservatory.
Outings Yes Weekly picnic and regular scenic drives
Rural Setting Yes Majestic scenery
Smokers Room No We are a smoke free site.
Smoking Permitted No By negotiation with the Manager
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes Avaialble on-line via Ministry of Health web site. Elmlsie has 4 year Certification.
Updated: 29 Apr 2016
Special Features
Because we believe in providing the best care possible for our Hospital residents, our staffing levels are at the higher end for this sector.

We place great emphasis on thorough orientation and on-going training for all staff, and support them when undertaking nationally recognised sector-specific qualifications. The percentage of staff passing such qualifications is increasing annually.

Because we focus on ensuring residents maintaining their current levels of fitness and functioning physically as well as is possible, we have a very high level of physiotherapy input into care plans – something unique in residential care.

We continually invest in our facilities so that there is a high level of equipment such as hoists, special beds etc. Equipment-wise, our facilities are very well provided for.

We use Last Days of Life documentation for end of life care. This is internationally recognised as being ‘best practice’ in terms of palliative care.We have ongoing liason with the Otago Hospice.
Updated: 29 Apr 2016
Interests & Activities
Activity programme (Cards, Craft, Exercises, indoor games), Church service each Saturday, Happy hour each Friday, Music (visiting musicians often), Newspaper reading, shopping expeditions to Wanaka village, Movie afternoons,weekly picnics, scenic drives in the comfortable van.
Updated: 29 Apr 2016
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals Delicious home cooked meals, prepared on site. Dietician input for special diets.
Staffing Details Registered Nurse on duty at all times.RN Clinical Co ordinator 3days/week. RN Facility manager 5days/week Good staff to resident ratio.
Associated Complexes Wanaka Retirement Village (adjacent to EH),Ranui Home & Hospital, (Alexandra) Holmdene Home & Hospital (Balclutha) Iona Home & Hospital (Oamaru) Ross Home & Hospital,(Dunedin) St Andrews Home & Hospital, (Dunedin) Taieri Court Rest Home, (Dunedin) Enliven Otago (Presbyterian Support) - Help for Those at Home
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Dry Cleaning, Hairdressing, some Podiatry,minor surgery,dentistry,ear suction, personal phone, toiletries.
Updated: 29 Apr 2016
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
German Yes
Updated: 2 Jul 2012
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
(Other comments) No All religious affiliations are respected. Some services are held in-house, at other times participation in community church services is encouraged.
Updated: 28 Jul 2010
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 2.00 km Elmslie House is situated in picturesque Wanaka. It is a flat walk to town.
Shops 2.00 km
Parks 1.00 km
Library 2.00 km
Updated: 14 May 2010
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
Home and Community Health Assocation Yes
Home and Community Support Sector Standards (Standards NZ) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes The adjacent Wanaka Retirement Village is registered
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes Elmslie is proud to hold a Ministery of Health four year certification. This is available to view at http://cert.moh.govt.nz/certification/review
CareerForce Home and Community Health Assocation Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 19 Oct 2011

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