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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Longview Home
Category
Hospital
Address
14 Sunrise Boulevard
Tawa
Wellington 5028
Postal Address
Same as above
Region
Capital & Coast
Phone
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Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Noelette Matthews - 04 232 6842
Owner
Presbyterian Support Central - 04 439 4900
Other services
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The atmosphere at Enliven’s Longview Home is easy-going, warm and friendly. The home is bright and spacious and there is always something to do. Situated on beautiful grounds with views across Tawa, Longview Home is a well known local landmark.

Longview Home offers hospital level care for older people with high clinical needs, complex medical conditions and/or those who need support to do simple daily tasks.

At Enliven, we create age-friendly communities where people are happy and thrive regardless of their age or ability. As well as providing day-to-day support and clinical care, we take into account the physical, social, emotional, and cultural needs of each person we support.

Our elder-directed philosophy means we put residents at the heart of everything we do. When you or your loved one moves into an Enliven home, you’re joining a unique and special community. This means we work to ensure the elders of Longview Home have companionship, variety and spontaneity, fun, meaningful activity, and purpose in their lives. It ensures that elders are involved in decisions that relate to both their personal wellbeing and what happens at their home.

Our staff are not only highly trained, they’re also friendly, caring and embrace our elder-directed philosophy of care. Our nurses are on-duty 24-hours-a-day and the doctor also visits regularly. We are in regular contact with residents to ensure all clinical needs are met.

As an Enliven home, we’re proud to be more than just ‘family friendly’. At Longview Home, your family is part of our family, which means you’ll find there are no set visiting times. After all, family, friends, and the community play a big part in life here.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
CertificationYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 21 Nov 2022
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 46
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire
Updated: 30 May 2024
Personnel
Personnel
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have a registered nurse on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have experienced care staff
Physiotherapist Yes Attends Longview Home weekly, reviews residents as needed.
Occupational Therapist Yes Referral to occupational therapist as needed.
Diversional Therapist Yes Our long serving recreation officer, qualified as diversional therapist in 2008, and coordinates activities of leisure with our other recreation officer.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Works in partnership with our other activities coordinator who is a qualified diversational therapist.
Hairdresser Yes Comes in two mornings a week.
Podiatrist Yes Comes in monthly, residents attend bi-monthly.
Dietitian Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Chaplain employed and visits our home weekly, and is available as needed.
Other Personnel Yes Administrator, service workers, cook, quality coordinator and chaplain
Updated: 21 Nov 2022
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Longview care staff and nurses are experienced and provide excellent palliative care to our residents when this special care is required.
Wound Care Yes Nurses at Longview are experienced in wound management and are provided with advice from a wound care specialist.
Diabetic Care Yes Care staff and nurses are experienced in diabetes management. Support is accessed through diabetes nurses at the DHB.
Continence Advice Yes Care staff and nurses are experienced and are supported by our continence coordinator and supplier.
Stomal Therapy Yes Care staff and nurses are experienced in stomal management.
Infection Control Yes Our care manager has obtained a Certificate in Infection Control.
Psychiatric Care Yes The team at Longview work closely with the psycho-geriatric team at Te Whare utu at Kenepuru hospital.
Clinical Management Yes Our wonderful care manager is very experienced and has strong relationships with other health professionals associated with Longview, including the DHB and our other organisations in the aged care sector.
Updated: 21 Nov 2022
Features
Features
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes The rooms can be furnished, but residents are invited to make the space their own. You can bring along your own familiar furniture and furnishings. Many residents bring along photos, artwork, ornaments, furniture and bed covers.
Single Rooms Yes Shared en suite toilet between two rooms.
Rooms suitable for a couple No We welcome couples at Longview Home, talk to us about the options available.
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes Wine can be consumed with the evening meal. Small amounts of alcohol are allowed depending on your medical conditions and medications. We may discuss this with you and your doctor if required.
Pets In Residence Yes Some pets belong to the home and residents have chosen to look after them. Other pets have moved in with their owners.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We understand that pets are part of the family too. Talk to us about your pet moving into the home with you – pets are usually welcomed with open arms as long as they get on with other people and animals.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Longview has a number of lounge areas around our home. We have a large main lounge and adjoining dining room. There are smaller lounges at ends of two wings, a sun lounge and conservatory. Plus plenty of space for family, children and friends to visit.
Outings Yes Our van has hoist at back for easy access on and off. Regular outings/drives happen during the week. Tawa Rotary takes residents out on Sunday drive on alternate weeks.
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Outside
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 21 Nov 2022
Special Features
Special Features
Eden Alternative- a philosophy of care

We have adopted the Eden Alternative at Longview Home, which means we work to create vibrant living Habitat for our residents. We encourage residents to maintain their own routines and continue with hobbies and interests. Residents' pets, the presence of children, plenty of plants and gardens and a high level of local community involvement is a part of our Homes' everyday life.
Updated: 21 Nov 2022
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
A highlight for many residents is the social life and companionship at Longview Home. As well as enjoying the company of others at a similar stage of life, Longview Home residents get involved in organising daily happenings and special events – making the most of the varied social calendar.

We have a wide range of interest groups. Regular activities and events include sight-seeing trips, guest entertainers, craft, themed parties and gardening.

Activity and interest groups and programmes are tailored to the interests of residents. This may include:

Activity programme, Advocate, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Craft, Electric beds, Entertainers, Entertainment, Gardening, Gas Fire, Music, Newspaper reading, Organ, Outings, Pastoral care, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Rotary, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Videos
Updated: 21 Nov 2022
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Personal items
Details about meals Each day we provide our residents their breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snacks. We’ll make sure you always have plenty of delicious food to enjoy. Our menus are co-designed by a dietician and chef to ensure there is plenty of diversity and that your meals are nutritious and satisfying, made right on-site. Morning and afternoon tea is served around the home and snacks and fruit are always available in the dining room or kitchenettes.
Associated Complexes Enliven runs a number of homes in the Wellington region including Cashmere Home and Cashmere Heights Home in Johnsonville, Kilmarnock Heights Home in Berhampore, Huntleigh Home in Karori, and Woburn Home in Lower Hutt.
Updated: 21 Nov 2022
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Interpreter No Can be arranged if required
Updated: 21 Nov 2022
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
(Other comments) Yes Longview Home welcomes people of all religious backgrounds and assists residents in making arrangements for worship
Updated: 21 Nov 2022
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Spark of Life Yes
The Eden Alternative Yes Longview Home has adopted the Eden Alternative. Working to create vibrant living for our residents. Pets, the presence of children, plenty of plants and gardens and a high level of local community involvement is a part of our Homes' everyday life.
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 21 Nov 2022

The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.