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GLENWOOD HOME

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Vacancy
No
Name
GLENWOOD HOME
Category
Hospital Care
Address
6 Glenwood Ave
Glenwood
South Canterbury
Timaru
Postal Address
as above
DHB
South Canterbury
Phone
(03) 686 1090
Fax
(03) 686 2793
Email
View Email Address
Web
Visit Website
Personnel
Manager
Veronica Ligteringen / Facility Manager - 03 - 686 1090
Owner
Anglican - Methodist Trust - 03 - 686 1090
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Description
At Glenwood we "Celebrate Life" and "Value People". We aim to provide a community at Glenwood, which provides a homely and comfortable quality of life and fully recognises and supports the dignity of people growing older.

The Philosophy of the Glenwood Community is to establish and maintain suitable services of care and support, which includes meeting the Resident’s spiritual and welfare needs. This shall be done without distinction of race, creed, nationality, or opinion.

It is the individual's choice and, where appropriate, the choice of their family and supporters, to select a Quality Rest Home which provides a high standard of care in a safe, supportive environment where privacy and independence (as much as possible) are safeguarded.

People who select Glenwood Community as their place of residence, have the right to high standards of care, support, and respect as people, and this can only be met by the working together of the Board, Staff and the Residents' families, working alongside Medical Advisers, for a better understanding of the ageing process and the associated limitations.
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBUnknown
CertificationUnknown
Additional Room CostsUnknown
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care12
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
We can accept hospital level of care residents when rooms become available.
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 28 Feb 2017
Testimonials
"... kind, compassionate and respectful care".
"...courtesy and respect"
"Glenwood has a nice feel and atmosphere"
"The staff are friendly, everyone smiles."
Updated: 8 Sep 2016
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 168 Yes Clinical Care Manager on site 40 hours per week. Registered Nurses are available 24 hours per day across the 7 day week.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 67+ Yes Caregivers undertake the Careerforce Programme of study to enhance their skills and professional care and attend educational in-services when they are held.
Physiotherapist 2 Yes Physiotherapist visits twice a week. The physiotherapist will provide both individual assessments on request and leads group exercise routines regularly.
Occupational Therapist No Available as required
Own Social Worker No Available as required
Diversional Therapist 25 Yes A fully trained Diversional Therapist works alongside our Activities Co-ordinator. They alternate duties so we have activities every day of the week - including weekends
Activities Co-ordinator 25 Yes We provide a wide range of activities, including outings, visits from talented entertainers, games, quizzes, and "special events" are our trademark. Individual interests are catered for.
Hairdresser Yes Hairdressers visit three times every week and attend to our residents hair in our purpose-built salon.
Podiatrist Yes Nathan Dickson services the home every 6 weeks. All podiatrists are available outside regular visits, by arrangement.
Dietitian Yes Our Dietitian consults with us on a regular basis to ensure meals are balanced, nutritious, and pleasing to the palate; and along with our other clinical advisors, works with our catering staff to ensure individual needs are being met.
Kaumatua Negotiable We can meet specific needs on request
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Glenwood's chaplain is available on a regular basis and on request, as needed. Our residents are encouraged to maintain links with their own church and personnel. Various churches offer services in-house for those unable to go out to church.
Other Personnel Yes Our very generous 'Friends of Glenwood' is a voluntary group that provides special events organisation especially for our residents. These include games days, mid winter dinner, Christmas party to name a few.
Updated: 8 Sep 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management No Non Applicable
IV Antibiotic Capability No Non Applicable
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes available as needed
Diabetic Care Yes as required
Continence Advisor Yes as required
Infection Control Yes as required
Stomal Therapist Yes as required
Stroke Rehabilitation No as required
Gerontological Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes Our Charge Nurse has extensive aged care experience
Updated: 8 Sep 2016
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes
Updated: 8 Sep 2016
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes We have a number of rooms available for use, including a Community Room, and several lounge and sitting areas scattered throughout the Home, as well as a mid-sized lounge in the Kowhai wing.
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes Interconnecting rooms which share an ensuite are suitable for couples.
Ensuite Yes 38 of our rooms have a shared or individual ensuite.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have two friendly cats and two budgies.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes All bedrooms have a phone extension, and residents are welcome to arrange an external phone line if wished.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Our warm and sunny home suits most people, and residents are able to adjust the temperature in their bedroom to suit their requirements.
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes A quarterly newsletter is distributed amongst family and friends of Glenwood.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a number of lounges and 'nooks' around the Home, and our internal courtyard is a popular sitting area when weather permits. The sunny northwest library is a favourite spot as it looks towards the local hills and nearby mountains
Outings Yes Our Activities staff keep our residents busy and active. Many planned trips provide enjoyment for our residents
Rural Setting No Beautiful and colourful grounds which blend in with the surrounding community.
Smoking Permitted Yes One outdoor area is designated for those residents who do smoke, otherwise no smoking indoors is allowed.
Semi-Secure Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 8 Sep 2016
Special Features
Glenwood Home is a well-established Aged Care facilty in Timaru, which boasts a solid reputation for a high level of professional care from our trained and dedicated staff. We are very proud of our home, and strive to ensure that every resident 's individual needs are met in the most appropriate manner.

Our Home was significantly rebuilt in 2005, and we have a sunny, modern, warm purpose-built Rest Home that our residents enjoy. The special character and relaxed atmosphere is apparent to visitors immediately - visitors are welcome anytime and should feel just as 'at home' as our residents do.
Updated: 8 Sep 2016
Interests & Activities
We have a great variety of interests and Activities in the Home. Our Activities Programme is both varied and full. Art, Bowls, Church services, Music and entertainment, Crafts and Housie, Newspaper reading, Exercises, Frequent trips, including shopping expeditions form some of our regular activity.

Letters, photos, e-letters to and from family and friends are ways to keep in touch with loved ones.Our Activities staff are able to facilitate this for each resident.

Reading, including Big Print Books for those with visual impairment are containerd in our well-stocked library. A sunny conservatory area provides a view, as well when all can sit and look out onto the surroundings,

A spacious Community Room contains a billiards table and dart board for the Men's nights.
Updated: 8 Sep 2016
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals Our modern kitchen provides all our meals and baking on-site, catering for all our resident's individual needs. Our Head Cook and kitchen staff are dedicated to providing nutritious, tasty, and visually-appealing meals to support our residents in their daily life.
Staffing Details The Home and Village complex is managed by Veronica Ligteringen our Facility Manager along with Lorna McGowan our Clinical Care Manager. They are supported by our Junior RN Sue Moore and other RN staff on a casual basis,along with well-trained and professional Caregivers. We also employ committed and personable kitchen, laundry, and cleaning staff. The grounds and maintenance are attended to by our Caretaker, John Greer, and our Administration Manager is Carol Bradley.
Associated Complexes Glenwood Cottages - There are 17 one-bedroom cottages on our site, which provide an independent living option for people in retirement.
Updated: 21 Nov 2016
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Interpreter Yes Organised as required
Maori - Te Reo Yes Organised on request
Thai Yes Staff member is of Thai descent.
Updated: 8 Sep 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes Glenwood was established by the Anglican and Methodist churches of Timaru. However, we cater for all residents as individuals, and offer support towards any religious affiliations.
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Jehovah Witness Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
Spiritualist/New Age Yes
Updated: 8 Sep 2016
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.25 km Bus, taxis service readily available. Staff and Friends of Glenwood will assist with transport as required and where it may not be possible for family to help.
Shops 0.50 km Dairy, BP, Takeaway shop, hairdresser.
Mall 1.00 km Highfield Village - Supermarket, Hairdresser, pharmacy, NZ Post, Shoes, Cafe, Clothing, Real Estate
Parks 1.00 km Westend park by Highfield Mall, Aorangi Stadium - recreation and sporting facility, including gym.
Library 2.50 km Comprehensive children's and adults library in centre of town by museum and other public facilities.Library has wonderful supply of Low vision texts, tapes and other resources suitable for people with visual, hearing impairments.
Updated: 8 Sep 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes All our caregivers are required to be undertaking Careerforce papers supporting their knowledge and skill base for providing care to our residents. Some are doing NZQA standards towards Level 1, 2, 3, or even 4.
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes We have one fully qualified Diversional Therapist and one Activities Coordinator who has completed a substantial number of papers toward this qualification.
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes A number of our Caregivers have completed the National Certificate
New Zealand Aged Care Association Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc)) Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc))
Updated: 8 Sep 2016

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