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|Contract with DHB||Yes|
|Updated: 23 May 2013|
|Approximate number of beds at this level of care||14|
|for long or short term care|
|Additional Room Costs||No|
|Updated: 24 Apr 2018|
|Type||Hours Per Week||Status||Details|
|Registered Nurse||Yes||On duty at all times.|
|Podiatrist||Yes||Six to eight weekly|
|Kaumatua||No||We link in with Maori Health providers as requested.|
|Updated: 17 Aug 2017|
|Specialities or Areas of Expertise||Status||Details|
|Specialised Dementia Care||Yes|
|Updated: 7 Mar 2014|
|Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay||Status||Details|
|Booking can be made in advance||Yes|
|Updated: 7 Mar 2014|
|Whanau Room||No||However, we will do our best to accomodate families needs as and when required.|
|Rooms (Single)||Yes||The rooms are very spacious and recessed from the main corridor.|
|Ensuite||No||Our residents require assistance with showering and toileting. It is therefore safer for them for these activities to be carried out in larger purpose built areas|
|May Bring Own Furniture||Yes||We encourage residents to 'personalise' their room.|
|Alcohol Permitted||Yes||Alcoholic beverages are served on occassions but no alcohol is to be retained in rooms unless by prior arrangement.|
|Pets In Residence||Yes||We have a cat, Woody and our Activities co-ordinator Marylou brings her dog Patch.|
|Phone Access In Own Room||Yes||A portable phone is available for residents use.|
|Wifi||Yes||We have free WIFI available|
|Resident can adjust heating in own room||No||Elmwood House is centrally heated.|
|Family Committee||No||However we have very open communication with our family members.|
|Newsletter||Yes||Monthly activities news sheet. Quarterly newsletters are sent out to the families with recent and upcoming events.|
|Policy for management of challenging behaviour||Yes||It is rare for us to use any restraints as we try to ensure that situations where this might occur do not eventuate. We do not use medication as a form of restraint.|
|Confused Residents||Yes||However this is a continuing care service and not a secure facility|
|Lounges/seating areas||Yes||The dining/lounge area is situated in a sunny position overlooking the garden with an outdoor terrace. The outside sitting areas, lawns and gardens are a focal point of the home.|
|Outings||Yes||Because of the nature of our residents we do not go on lengthy outings. We do however take those residents who are able on local outings in our minibus.|
|Smoking Permitted||No||However if a resident needs to smoke then staff will supervise this activity outside.|
|Sprinklers||Yes||Smoke alarms and smoke stop doors.|
|Updated: 7 Mar 2018|
|Elmwood House is an architecturally purpose designed facility. It is spacious light and open. The grounds are attractively planted with shrubs and annuals and are well maintained.
The small number of number of beds and the spacious design of the unit create an unhurried and intimate feel. The main entrance leads into a wide corridor from which short corridors lead to individual rooms. Carpeting throughout contributes to the reduction of noise levels.
Management and Staff have a committment to providing the highest quality care with staff having a particular compassion and empathy for the Residents.
ELMWOOD HOUSE PHILOSOPHY
The management and staff are committed to quality care with the residents needs being met in an environment in which they feel safe, comfortable and welcome.
The residents individual physical (tinana), psychological (hinengaro), spiritual (wairua) and family (whanau) needs and choices are recognised and therefore we are committed to holistic health, in respect to different races and ethnic groups having different perceptions of and reactions to health and illness.
We recognise that our residents are part of a wider community and will endeavour that links are maintained on an individual basis as well as with the input of the multidisciplinary team to maximise their potential, independence and quality of life.
We believe that our business must be operated using the
principles of total quality management and financial control, therefore providing a client focused service which continually seeks for ways to improve the delivery of our service.
|Updated: 7 Mar 2018|
The activity programme at Elmwood House is person centred so components such as communication knowing the residents life story,respecting and understanding their spirituality, culture beliefs and values are important. The programme covers creative, intellectual, simple tasks, social contact and individual components.
The varying levels of dependence are taken into consideration when designing specific and flexible programmes. All such programmes are planned with due regard to minimising restraint and behaviour management.
Each resident has a recreation plan which has been compiled around their activity needs, capabilities and preferences. This ensures that the resident receives at least eight hours per week of activities based on the plan.
Examples of the types of activities involved on our programme are; music (individual, group, outside occasions, background music where appropriate), water therapy, craft, foot bath and massage, pet therapy, reflexology (available two hours weekly based on resident’s individual needs) aromatherapy, art and entertainment (groups from locals service clubs, schools and kindergartens visit frequently). Outside excursions in the Home’s minibus are arranged to a variety of venues and locations.
Note: Activities that occur as part of our day to day care giving activities ie talking to residents, watching TV, listening to the radio are not included within the activity programme but are additional.
|Updated: 7 Mar 2014|
|Details re Meals||Meal times are: breakfast 7-8.15am, Dinner 12 midday, Tea 5-530pm. Morning, afternoon tea and supper are also served. Individual likes and dislikes are attended to as much as possible. A minimum amount of food is kept in resident’s rooms. Please ensure that any food is in airtight containers.|
|Staffing Details||NURSING CARE A Registered Nurse is on duty at all times. Experienced Health Care Assistants assist the Registered Nurse to deliver care with the Clinical Manager on call as necessary. Staff are selected for their true compassion and an empathy that comes from the heart. DOMESTIC STAFF Our domestic staff are very much part of the caring team. They also need to relate well to our residents. MEDICAL CARE Residents normally retain their own doctor although the Home doctor can be utilised if required. It is the management’s policy for all residents to have a general check-up at least every three months.|
|Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include||Please see the Facility Manager for details.|
|Updated: 17 Sep 2017|
|Maori - Te Reo||Yes|
|Inter denominational||Yes||Monthly interdenominational services.|
|Roman Catholic||Yes||Weekly services.|
|(Other comments)||Yes||Those who are able attend local churches once a month.|
|Public Transport||0.40 km||At the end of the street on both Kennedy Road and Latham Street.|
|Shops||0.50 km||Dairy, Marewa Shopping Centre,|
|Mall||1.00 km||City Centre|
|Parks||1.00 km||Rose Gardens at Kennedy Park Motor Camp, Nelson Park or the Marina Parade sea front.|
|Library||1.00 km||Talking Books are delivered as required.|
|Credentials & Membership||Status||Details|
|New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)||Yes|
|Updated: 20 Sep 2006|