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Kaikohe Care - The Ward

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At a glance
Vacancy
Yes
Name
Kaikohe Care
Category
Hospital Care
Address
22 Bisset Rd, PO Box 267
Kaikohe
Postal Address
PO Box 267 Kaikohe 0400
DHB
Northland
Phone
(09) 401 0260
Fax
(09) 401 0263
Email
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Web
Visit Website
Personnel
Manager
Valerie Dickson - 09 4010260
Owner
Lexhill Ltd - 027 252 4455
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Description
Our mission is to support independence and to deliver quality care that recognises the uniqueness and upholds the dignity of each resident.

Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care22
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 28 Apr 2017
Testimonials
Two comments from this year's (March 2016)Next of Kin survey related to the hospital:

"Staff always respectful and have a rapport with the Residents. Friendly happy environment. Meals that we have seen and smelt are appetising and nutritious.."

"On my last visit, she looked really nice"

We have, as in the Rest Home, had a hospital respite Resident decide to join us for permanent care - "It's nice here, the staff are so caring."
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner No Liaise with the DHB nurse specialist and Broadway Health Centre who have a Nurse Practitioner
Registered Nurse 160 Yes 24 hour coverage, and we have 3 male RN's on staff. Our Clinical Nurse Leader, Jarin, works with the doctor on his round days, Mondays and Thursdays
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 339.5 Yes Our care givers include male as well as females. Some of our staff have been here for years
Physiotherapist 4 Yes Visits fortnightly on Fridays, and is available for consult when clinically indicated
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Visits can be arranged
Own Social Worker Negotiable Visits can be arranged
Diversional Therapist 12 Yes We have 2 Diversional Therapists on staff, one working in PLE and the other who plans programmes in each area, carried out in liaison with care staff. These roles are worked on a rotational basis
Activities Co-ordinator No Care staff are involved in carrying out the planned activities programme arranged by Diversional Therapist
Hairdresser Yes Visits as required, and one of our care staff enjoys doing sets and styling
Podiatrist Yes Sees each resident every 8 weeksk
Dietitian Yes Visits as required, plus reviews and audits menus. Consults with GP & RN's
Accredited Visitors Negotiable Can be arranged
Kaumatua Yes Appointed Kaumatua and liaise with local iwi organisations
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Yes, plus most denominations visit weekly
Other Personnel Yes We have a number of volunteers, some who come to offer music and singing on a regular basis, and some who assist with our activities programme and outings
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes Hospice nurses give excellent support to our staff
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes Visits to specialists arranged
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes Belong to NZ Association
Infection Control Yes Certified Infection Control Coordinator
Stomal Therapist No NHL Stoma specialist visits
Psychiatric Care No DHB specialist POPS team visit regularly
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Physiotherapist on site fortnightly
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Dialysis Yes RN's & EN's familiar with peritoneal dialysis
Spinal Injuries Yes Post spinal unit care
Primary Rural Health Care Yes 2 routine GP visits weekly and we escort Residents to Broadway Health Centre if required. GP's can come as clinically indicated during surgery hours, or out of hours service is from Bay of Island Hospital on call GP
Specialised Dementia Care Yes In our unit, PLE
Gerontological Care Yes
Urology No Specialist visits as arranged
Community Health Yes District Nurse liaison can be arranged, particularly post general hospital discharge
Clinical Manager Yes Manager is Clinical Lead, Registered Nurses have portfolio interests
Other Nursing Specialities Yes Infection Control
Psychologist No Can be arranged
Psychiatrist No Not on site. Visits regularly.
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes
Advance bookings taken Yes
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes By arrangement
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes By arrangement
Palliative Care Contract No We nurse palliative care clients
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room No Families can stay by arrangement
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Shared) Yes If residents agreeable
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes
Ensuite Yes Not all
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes If no contra-indications
Pets In Residence Yes Just a bird at present
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes By arrangement
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Extra heating can be arranged if required. Radiators in every room
Maori Kaupapa Yes We have staff who speak Te Reo. Our staffing reflects the local population mix
Residents Committee Yes Meet monthly. Management always open to suggestions
Family Committee Yes Friends of Kaikohe Hospital. Family conferences arranged as necessary and at request
Newsletter Yes In production
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes And regular inservice sessions held
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes Van for outings.
Rural Setting Yes 2 minutes to town by car. Extensive grounds
Smokers Room No Smoking on verandahs or outdoors only
Smoking Permitted Yes Only on verandahs or outdoors
Semi-Secure Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Special Features
Semi-rural setting within easy walking distance of town, situated in 4 acres of park-like grounds.

We are friendly and caring, and great at solving problems.
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Interests & Activities
RSA visits, we join in activities with Senior Citizens, support from "Friends of Kaikohe Hospital", Art, Cards, Housie weekly, Church (several different denominations weekly), Cooking, Craft, Dancing here (Delightful song and dance session with MINDS group monthly) and visiting elsewhere, Entertainment, involved in inter-rest homes games and occasions, Exercises daily, Garden, Happy hour, we visit the Ngawha Hot Pools, Indoor games, Library, 2 Log fires, Massage, Outdoor games, Movies and large TV and video, Music regularly including Kareoke, Maori music and Poi, Newspaper reading daily, Quizzes, Shopping, Outings at least twice weekly.

We are happy to escort Residents to town to shop or for appointments.

The Kohanga Reo sharing some of our main building is bringing the children down weekly to sing and perform for us.

MINDS group come once a month for a song and dance session which is just magic.

Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals Two Cooks provide meals. Preferences and diets catered for. Regular BBQ's, special meals for events etc. Home baking Boil up option once a week.
Staffing Details Registered Nurse always on duty.
Associated Complexes Stand alone facility
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Podiatry unless ordered by the Doctor, podiatrist visits individual residents 8 weekly. Haircare - hairdresser visits facility, or we can take you down town.
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Bengali Yes
Croatian No Access to local speakers
Czechoslovaki No Access to local speakers
Dalmatian Yes Access to local speakers
Deaf Blind Sign Language No Can access assistance
Dutch Yes One of our GP's is Dutch
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Gujarati Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes Can access
Kannada Yes
Malayalam Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Marathi Yes
Punjabi Yes
Samoan Yes Can access
Tagalog Yes
Tongan Yes Can access
Yugoslavian No Access to local speakers
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes Visits weekly. Local church
Baha'i Yes Can be arranged. Church in area
Baptist Yes Our Chaplain is from the Kaikohe Baptist Church
Brethren Yes Can be arranged
Buddhist Yes By arrangement
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes Most
Evangelical Yes Visit to sing
Hindu Yes By arrangement
Inter denominational Yes
Muslim Yes By arrangement
Jehovah Witness Yes Strong local community
Jewish Yes By arrangement
Methodist Yes Local church
Non denominational Yes
Pentecostal Yes
Presbyterian Yes Kaikohe Union Parrish
Ratana Yes
Ringatu Yes By arrangement
Roman Catholic Yes Brother Pious visits weekly. Local church
Salvation Army Yes By arrangement
Seventh Day Adventist Yes Local church
Sikh Yes By arrangement
Spiritualist/New Age Yes By arrangement
The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints Yes Local church
(Other comments) Yes We can arrange for a visit, or regular visits, from the denomination of your choosing as long as someone local is available
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Shops 0.30 km Flat 10 minute walk - selection of shops and several nice eateries
Mall 0.30 km Flat 10 minute walk
Parks 0.20 km Flat 5 minute walk
Library 0.30 km Flat 10 minute walk - great little library too!
Updated: 8 Jun 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Care Association New Zealand Yes
CareerForce Yes
Home and Community Support Sector Standards (Standards NZ) 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
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
The Eden Alternative No We practise person centred care
Care Association New Zealand CareerForce Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 8 Jun 2016

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