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Kenwyn Rest Home

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Vacancy
Soon
Name
Kenwyn Rest Home
Category
Hospital Care
Address
56 Kenrick Street
Te Aroha
DHB
Waikato
Phone
(07) 884 8278
Fax
(07) 884 8940
Email
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Personnel
Manager
Katherine McLeod
Owner
Trevor Beer
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Description

Kenwyn Home was established as a rest home for the elderly in 1963 by the Open Brethren Assemblies, it is now owned by Trevor & Doreen Beer.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 18 Mar 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care15
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 18 Aug 2017
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner Yes
Registered Nurse Yes
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Negotiable Contracted as required.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Contracted as required.
Own Social Worker Negotiable Contracted as required.
Diversional Therapist Negotiable
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Thursdays plus extra by appointment
Podiatrist Yes Six weekly visits.
Dietitian Yes Contracted Dietition Service.
Kaumatua Negotiable Available on request.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Weekly services to cater for all denominations. We have strong connections with out local churches.
Updated: 5 Aug 2011
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Registered Nurses trained, however limited services are available, contact with Hospice & WDHB Palliative Care Team.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Registered Nurses competent.
Oxygen Management Yes Registered Nurses competent.
Surgical Followup Yes Registered Nurses competent.
Wound Care Yes Registered Nurses have taken extra in wound care management.
Diabetic Care Yes Nurses are up to date. We utilise Specialist Nurses from the DHB as necessary.
Continence Advisor Yes Product Consultants are utilised as required.
Infection Control Yes Nurse Manager has qualifications in infection control.
Stomal Therapist Yes Training is provided by Stoma Nurse from WDHB when required.
Psychiatric Care Yes Mental Health Services for the elderly are utilised as necessary.
Specialised Dementia Care Yes Registered Nurses and Mental Health Services for the Older Person.
Gerontological Care Yes Registered Nurses qualified and experienced in this area.
Clinical Manager Yes Nurse Manager is a Registered Nurse.
Updated: 16 Jun 2011
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes On a case by case basis.
Day Care Yes Daycare service is available to people in the community providing socialisation, main meal and cares.
Palliative Care Contract Yes Palliative Care funding is available following assessment via the Palliative Care Team and Disability Support Link.
Rooms (Single) Yes 12
Rooms (Suit Couple) No
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Can be discussed prior to admission.
Alcohol Permitted No Not encouraged.
Pets In Residence Yes We have one cat "Smooch".
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet No Our building layout may not be suitable to individual pets, but can be discussed prior to admission.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Kenwyn operates a switchboard from which residents can have a phone in their room, with an internal extention number. There is a small monthly charge of $20.00 per month plus any toll or mobile calls.
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Heat pumps in hallways, some rooms do have own heaters that are controlled by thermostats.
Maori Kaupapa Yes We are culturally aware.
Residents Committee Yes A three monthly Resident Meeting is held, this open for all residents to attend. This is attended by the Nurse Manager.
Family Committee No Management and Registered Staff are available at all times to discuss any concerns or answer any questions.
Newsletter Yes Kenwyn News is published several times a year.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Policy in place.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a new large sunny lounge, a smaller tv area, a sunroom and outdoor decking.
Outings Yes Outings are organised on a regular basis for those who wish to take advantage of these.
Rural Setting Yes Kenwyn is set with mountain views of Mt Te Aroha, and by the Waihou River with views of the wetland area.
Smoking Permitted Yes Covered seated area is available outside.
Sprinklers Yes Sprinklers are through out the building.
Updated: 5 Aug 2011
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES
Kenwyn employ four Diversional Therapists who organise and assist with games, outings and entertainment. Our Therapists also assist with tasks such as personal letter writing if required.

Shopping trips to Te Aroha township every week for those who are ambulant. For small needs, such as toothpaste, sweets, batteries, tissues, there is a shop run by the Activities Co-ordinator out of the Therapy Room in the Main House. All items are sold at cost.

Card games, especially uno is enjoyed by some residents
Bingo is a regular game played. Prizes provided by the home.

Church groups visit their parishioners regularly, and the different Church groups rotate the taking of Sunday Service.

Craft groups are held weekly.

Digital camera is used to record birthdays, special events and fun moments. These can be emailed to family if the resident wishes.

Email and mail from family and friends is assisted and encouraged.

Entertainers, concert groups, school groups and others regularly come into the home to entertain.

Fax and photocopying facilities are available to all residents at a small charge.

We have park-like grounds for our residents to enjoy.

Meals are available to Residents families at a cost of $7.00 per meal, bookings required the previous day if possible

Minibus available with lifter. This is used for outings, transportation to appointments, or sometimes a drive in the country.

COMMUNITY
We have a strong relationship with Community Groups from School Children to older persons. We encourage and support our residents to continue with their outside interests and activities, clubs etc.

Mail

An outgoing mail box is located in the main foyer and is cleared daily at 4.00pm. Stamps and stationery may be purchased from the residents’ shop from the Activities Co-ordinator. Incoming mail is delivered to residents Monday to Saturday.
Updated: 16 Jun 2011
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals Nutritious, well balanced meals are provided that have been approved by a qualified dietician. The breakfast is served in the residents room, the main meal is served at midday and a lighter meal for dinner. We like all residents to come to the dining room for the main meal, however, they may choose to have evening meals in their rooms. Our Catering Manager has “Food Safety” Qualifications from Wintec. We cater for specialised dietary needs as well as providing alternatives as requested.
Staffing Details Our Resthome has a registered nurse on daily till 5pm. We have enrolled nurses that work through the week, some evenings and weekends. We have a Registered Nurse on call 24/7. Caregiver ratio’s are based on care levels. All care staff are expected to complete ACE training(Aged Care Education).We have monthly inservices and all staff are encouraged to attend other training opportunities.
Updated: 16 Jun 2011
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Updated: 16 Jun 2011
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
(Other comments) Yes We have a good relationship with all denominations.
Updated: 16 Jun 2011
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.00 km Access to voluntary service.
Shops 1.00 km Te Aroha township provides full services.
Mall 0.00 km
Parks 1.00 km Next door Kenwyn Reserve is available to residents. 1km is the famous Te Aroha Domain.
Library 1.00 km Kenwyn has a library on site, also books are sourced from the local library according to residents tastes.
Updated: 16 Jun 2011
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 16 Jun 2011

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