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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Lifecare Cambridge
Category
Hospital Care
Address
86 King Street
Cambridge East
Cambridge
Postal Address
86 King Street, Cambridge
DHB
Waikato
Phone
(07) 827 5972
Fax
(07) 827 3349
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Brenda McCartney - 07 827 5972
Administration
Donnelle Jones - 07 827 5972
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Description
As we have embraced the Eden Alternative(R) philosophy and become the first registered Edenising home in New Zealand our vision is: At Lifecare we make old age worth living.
Our mission:
To make each day meaningful for resident elders by providing an elder friendly environment, meeting the needs of elders to their satisfaction and encouraging each person at Lifecare to grow and share skills.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 16 Aug 2017
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care22
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Beds available in shared and single rooms. Lifecare is the first registered Edenising home in NZ , see edeninoz.com.au for details. Day care programme available. Carer support available. Current vacancies in shared rooms.
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 20 Sep 2017
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes A registered nurse is on duty 24 a day. All our RN's are experienced in the specialty of caring for older persons.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Negotiable We have an experienced physiotherapist visit weekly. She assesses and prepares a plan for each resident elder to assist in maintaining or improving their physical capability. Private sessions are available if requested.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable A private Occupational Therapist is available if requested.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our Activities Co-ordinator prepares a stimulating and meaningful programme each week. She is completing the National Certificate in Diversional Therapy and knows how to encourage people to enjoy their old age.
Hairdresser Negotiable Kay our lovely local hairdresser visits fortnightly, or you may choose to visit a salon in town.
Podiatrist Negotiable A Podiatrist visits every six weeks. You may choose to visit a local podiatrist privately.
Dietitian Yes A dietitan oversees our menus and makes suggestions for those with special dietary requirements.
Accredited Visitors Negotiable We welcome Red Cross, RSA and Accredited Church visitors to Lifecare. Other visitors are welcome at any time.
Kaumatua Negotiable Our local Kaumatua help support our resident elders, families/whanau and staff where needed. Our cultural group is active in education and support of new staff and where cultural matters need attention.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable We have a weekly evangelical hymn service. Other priests, pastors, elders, tohunga are welcomed to support the spiritual growth of resident elders as needed.
Other Personnel Yes Our competent and friendly maintenance person keeps our building and pretty much everything inside it in good repair. Afternoon Edeners act as companions and bring a teenagers perspective to life at Lifecare.
Updated: 16 Aug 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our team provides care and support for the person who has received a diagnosis for which there is no cure. We are recognised for the support we give to family/whanau and our willingness to empower them to make decisions that are important for them.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes All registered nurses are skilled with PEG feeds and care of a person needed this type of nutritional support.
Oxygen Management Yes We have bottled oxygen and also oxygen concentrators for those who require supplemental oxygen. All RNs are competent in oxygen delivery.
Surgical Followup Yes We work closely with Waikato Hospital staff to ensure safe follow-up and attendance at post-op clinics.
Wound Care Yes We have RNs with advanced wound care knowledge and access the wound care nurse specialist at Waikato Hospital if requiring further back-up.
Diabetic Care Yes We liaise closely with the Diabetes Nurse Educator at Waikato Hospital to ensure those with diabetes receive correct management of this condition.
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes One registered nurse has responsibility for infection control. Lifecare management work with other nursing homes through the Waikato Infection Control support group which meets every 2 months to share and learn the latest information.
Dialysis Yes All RNs are competent with CAPD, both drainage and cycler use. We work very closely with the Dialysis Unit at Waikato Hospital.
Gerontological Care Yes All RNs are experienced and competent with gerontological care. We have adopted the Eden Alternative(R) philosophy to ensure we return the decision making power to resident elders, and encourage independence and enjoyment of life.
Psychologist Yes We work closely with Mental Health teams for adults and also those working with older persons.
Updated: 16 Aug 2017
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We offer a range of respite options working on a case by case basis. Please call our Manager for information.
Carer Support Yes
Other Short Stay Programme Yes
High Care Needs Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 16 Aug 2017
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We have a contract to care for those under the age of 65 years who need full-time support.
Day Care Yes People from the community are welcomed to join with resident elders in enjoying meaningful activities. Morning and afternoon tea and lunch is supplied as part of the cost.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes We are happy to provide post-hospital convalescence should it be needed, both privately and publically funded. Ask your social worker about public funding if you need short term care.
Palliative Care Contract No We have no overall contract, but work on an individual basis to provide end of life care as required. We liaise closely with hospice and palliative care teams and use the Liverpool Care Pathway and anticipatory prescribing to ease the transition.
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room No Though family/whanau have several private or secluded areas to choose from for more intimate meetings.
Rooms (Single) Yes Many of our rooms are single for those who need this.
Rooms (Shared) Yes Several rooms are shared and this ensures resident elders have company at night, whilst the larger floor area helps with safety while using hoists and other equipment.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes We have rooms that couples can use if desired.
Ensuite Yes 22 rooms in our rest home have ensuites, other areas have shared bathrooms. A superior charge applies for rooms with ensuites.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We welcome the bringing of personal furniture to make your room your own. Larger furniture for shared spaces is also welcome if we have the space!
Alcohol Permitted Yes We encourage the healthy use of alcohol, but do not supply it.
Pets In Residence Yes Animals live here as part of the antidote to loneliness. It's great to hear birdsong each morning.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Special friends are welcomed for visits. Having such a non-judgmental companion helps make life worth living.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes You are welcome to arrange a private telephone line and most rooms have jack points. We also have several portable phones.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes All heaters can be adjusted individually.
Residents Committee Yes Resident elders meet regularly to discuss, make suggestions and arrange meaningful activities and talk about issues affecting them. The manager is available for individual discussion at any time.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We are aware that challenging behaviour makes sense for the person exhibiting it. We work to find the meaning behind the behaviour and provide a meaningful alternative, our animals are often one of the best solutions.
Confused Residents Yes We use pets to help those with confusion make a connection with reality. Staff are compassionate and understanding of those who need help to understand their world.
Lounges/seating areas Yes There are several lounge areas and other areas for more private meetings and family time. We have several outside areas for enjoyment.
Outings Yes Our van takes people shopping, to the library and to other places such as concerts, clubs or meetings. We especially enjoy drives to enjoy the countryside in spring when lambs and daffodils abound.
Rural Setting Yes Lifecare Cambride is set in an established residential setting in Cambridge, town of trees and champions
Smokers Room Yes An outside area is provided for smokers. Consideration for others means we would prefer smoking only in that area.
Smoking Permitted Yes We would prefer smoking in the designated area only.
Semi-Secure No We do not have key code doors, and while staff and resident elders keep an eye out for each other, we are not able to provide secure care.
Sprinklers Yes The whole of the building is fully equipped with sprinklers, including the outside smoking area. Sprinklers are checked annually.
Updated: 16 Aug 2017
Special Features
Special Features
As the first registered Edenising home in NZ we are the leader in this culture change to improve the lives of resident elders. The Eden Alternative (R) describes the three plagues of old age as loneliness, helplessness and boredom. These plagues account for the bulk of suffering of the older person and are plagues of the spirit. More deadly than physical disease, and harder to overcome.
We work to create a human habitat, where elders have close and continuing contact with plants, animal and children, as these provide the antidotes to the three plagues and improve quality of life.
Updated: 16 Aug 2017
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Big print books, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Chapel, Children, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Dancing, Digital camera, Electric beds, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Library, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Organ, Outings, Quizzes, Reading, Roses, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Videos, Pastoral care, Craft
Updated: 16 Aug 2017
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals Our menu is approved by a registered dietitian. Special dietary requirements are arranged as required. Resident elders are encourgaed to give feedback and suggestions for food choices.
Staffing Details We have a registered nurse on duty 24 hours a day and an enthusiastic team of healthcare assistants. Domestic staff ensure we look and smell great and maintenance keeps evrything in working order. We employ great staff with the right attitude.
Associated Complexes We are a stand alone home, family owned and community minded.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Fees are as set down by the DHB for the Waipa territorial land authority. Some superior rooms incur an additional fee. Our admission agreement itemises any extra charges.
Updated: 16 Aug 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Dutch Yes Can be arranged.
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Japanese Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Spanish Yes
Updated: 16 Aug 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Christian Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
Updated: 16 Aug 2017
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Shops 2.50 km We are approximately 2.5kms from the main shopping street in central Cambridge
Parks 1.00 km There are a number of parks in close proximity
Library 3.00 km We are approximately 3km from our local Cambridge Library
Updated: 16 Aug 2017
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy No Our Activities Co-ordinator is part way through this qualification.
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes Several healthcare assistants have this qualification.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes We have been a member from the inception of this organisation.
The Eden Alternative Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 16 Aug 2017

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