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Lonsdale Hospital & Resthome

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Lonsdale Hospital & Resthome
14 Robinson Street
Foxton 4814
Postal Address
PO Box 74
Foxton 4848
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Mark Buckley - (06) 363 8498
Lonsdale Total Care Centres - (06) 363 8498
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Deep in the heart of the Foxton Community is Lonsdale Total Care Centre. We opened over 40 years ago and have since then gone on to provide great care and earn the respect of the people in the Horowhenua area.

We are close to Palmerston North and 20 kms north of Levin.

Lonsdale Total Care Centre is only a short stroll from the centre of town.
We have contracts with the DHB for:
• Under 65 years
• Over 65 years
• Young Person Disabled
• Dementia Care
• Respite Care

We encourage our Rest Home residents to have as much independent living as possible.
We are one of the few sites that have a help yourself buffet style breakfast, with a choice of eggs, porridge, cereals, fruits and toast. Additional home styled meals are prepared & cooked on site with all types of dietary requirements being catered for.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 24 Feb 2022

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 26
Vacancy Yes
We have 10 swing beds in our Resthome which can be used for either Resthome or Hospital clients We have an Intellectual Disability contract as well as Under 65ys
Impending vacancy Yes
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $10.00/day up to $30.00/day as at 21 Feb 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Unknown

Updated: 21 Jun 2024

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes Premises are covered by Registered Nurse 24 hrs a day
Nurse Practitioner Yes By arrangement
Enrolled Nurse Yes All our EN's have their advanced scope of practice
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our kind and compassionate long serving care staff deliver the highest standard of care to all our residents
Physiotherapist Yes Physiotherapy services provided to all residents
Occupational Therapist No Available on request
Diversional Therapist Yes Qualified Diversional Therapist employed full time who provides a wide range of activities and outings for our residents
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Supporting our Diversional Therapist
Hairdresser Yes Regular contracted hairdressing services available
Podiatrist Yes Regular services provided
Dietitian Yes We have a contracted Dietitian who can assist us in developing personalised dietary needs or make service suggestions when needed.
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Regular spiritual services available
Other Personnel Yes Cooks - All our meals are prepared and completed on site

Updated: 6 Apr 2022

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Dialysis Yes
Wound Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes

Updated: 24 Feb 2022

Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes We can usually cater for this with 24 hours notice

Updated: 24 Feb 2022

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage that 'family feeling' and are able to offer residents the ability to bring some furniture in, which can be discussed in more detail
Single Rooms Yes We have a number of single rooms
Shared Rooms Yes We have several two and three bedded rooms
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have rooms that could provide care for couples
Ensuite Yes We have several rooms with Ensuites
Alcohol Permitted Yes For those that enjoy alcohol you are able to supply it to residents which will be monitored in moderation
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes To be discussed prior to admittance
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Our facility has central heating which we keep at a comfortable level
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We have a contract with the DBH to provide care for the under 65s
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a large lounge/dinning area where residents are encourgage to join
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our RN's are trained in the Liverpool Pathway of Palliative Care
Outings Yes For those that are able we have two mobility vans and we have regular outings in theses
Residents Committee Yes We have monthly meetings and encourage all residents that are able to join
Newsletter Yes We send out a monthly newsletter to keep residents , families and friends updated with news and activities
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Our staff are trained on managing residents with challenging behaviour
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes In designated area only

Updated: 24 Feb 2022

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Age Concern, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Care and Craft, Chapel, Concerts, Electric beds, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Happy Hour, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Minibus, Newspaper reading, Parkinson's Society, Quizzes, Reading, RSA, Shopping

Updated: 24 Feb 2022

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Staffing qualifications and details In-Service Education Dedicated to training and developing our staff, our training portal allows our internal staff to develop and maintain their knowledge, skills and values, essential attributes consistent to the delivery of quality care and professional development. Mandatory courses for all staff include: •OSH Fundamentals •Manual Handling in Aged Care •Infection Control •Understanding Dementia – An introduction •Understanding Dementia – Communicating skills •Understanding Dementia – Understanding behaviour we find difficult or challenging
Details about meals All meals are prepared and cooked on site. Fresh baking daily

Updated: 24 Feb 2022

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes

Updated: 24 Feb 2022

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)

Updated: 24 Feb 2022

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