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|Contract with DHB||Yes|
|Updated: 14 Oct 2015|
|Approximate number of beds at this level of care||11|
|Premium Room Charges||Some Rooms as at 03 May 2021|
|MOH Certification and Audit Report||View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)|
|Updated: 7 May 2021|
|My name is John and my wife’s name is Maryla. We have been together for just over 50 years and married for 48 of those years.
A few years ago Maryla developed Alzheimers and she deteriorated relatively quickly. It became increasingly harder to look after her at home.
The time came when she needed to be admitted to a rest home. I did what research I could asking doctors, friends and people I knew who had friends or family members in the same situation. I came to the conclusion that if at all possible Millvale Lodge Lindale would be the best place for Maryla. I went to Millvale to meet some of the staff and looked at the facilities. I was very impressed. There was a vacancy so Maryla was eventually taken in as a resident.
This turned out to be so fortunate for both of us.
She has now been a resident there for almost a year and right from the start she became settled very quickly thanks to the wonderful staff.
The rooms are very comfortable and the whole place is well laid out and very comfortable for Maryla to live in. But the most important thing about Millvale is the staff. They are all absolutely amazing. They are all so caring and capable and they make Millvale the best possible place for my partner.
It was so hard letting someone else take care of her after being together so long. They genuinely care for Maryla in so many ways that go above and beyond just simple nursing care. Mayla is taken for walks and rides to different places. There is entertainment and activities if she wants to enjoy them. Maryla is always nicely dressed and even her make up and hair are done.
I visit her every day and every single day she tells me how happy she is and how lovely the staff are and how well they look after her.
Not only do they care about Maryla they are always asking me how I am coping with life as it is for us now.
I am contacted immediately if there is any incident or change in Maryla. They always keep me informed of her medical requirements and discuss any changes that need to be made.
The staff at Millvale have created a loving, caring and safe environment for all the residents who live there.
To just say thank you to them for how they have looked after both of us seems so inadequate.
Maryla and I will always be so grateful for everything that you do. Thank you.
9th March 2019
My Dad Patrick (Pat) O'Connor passed away at Millvale Lodge, Lindale September 3rd. I spoke to Rhea and Roxanne about what we as a family could do for the staff and they said that a letter to you and to the staff would be much appreciated.
Dad moved to Millvale in April 2014 so was one of the original residents shortly after it opened. Words cannot express our appreciation at how well Dad was looked after for over 3 years. He was treated like family by the staff to the point they all called him 'Daddy'. Dad was made as comfortable as possible during his final days and Kathryn, Gavin and I were made to feel very welcome.
There are too many names to mention individually but I would like to say a special thanks to Irish who was the nurse on duty when Dad passed.
For me personally, Millvale became a bit like a second home. I will miss all the friendly smiles of your staff. They are a great credit to your organisation.
Dear Rhea, Roxanne and all the staff at Millvale Lodge Lindale,
We would like to thank you for your lovely letter of condolence. We appreciate it very much.
We are so grateful for the wonderful care and love given to our Mum, Leoné, during her time at Millvale Lodge.
During her illness we know that she received the best possible care and was always shown kindness and consideration.
We are comforted that she spent her last days with such amazing, caring people.
Thank you also for your support to us during this time. It is a great comfort.
With our grateful thanks,
Penny on behalf of Alayne, Bronwyn and family.
|Updated: 14 Mar 2019|
|Type||Hours Per Week||Status||Details|
|Registered Nurse||Yes||There is a Registered Nurse on site seven days a week 24 hours per day. Should you require any information regarding your loved one the nurse on duty is the person to see.|
|Physiotherapist||Yes||Our physiotherapist works with us each fortnight. She assesses each resident's needs and develops a safe handling plan for each resident. She also trains the staff to transfer residents safely.|
|Social Worker (on site)||Yes||As required.|
|Diversional Therapist||Yes||Our diversional therapists know each resident very well and know what works for each person creating meaningful activities to support creativity, socialisation, stimulation and fun as well as assisting residents in the daily running of their home.|
|Hairdresser||Yes||Visits weekly and more frequently when required.|
|Podiatrist||Yes||We have a podiatrist who comes on a regular basis to attend to the needs of the residents.|
|Dietitian||Yes||Our dietitian comes to Millvale Lodge Lindale monthly to review nutritional requirements of the residents|
|Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor||Yes||Millvale Lodge is interdominational so we have people from several demoninations that visit. Should you require an individual visit this can be arranged.|
|Other Personnel||Yes||We have a person who facilitates a support group for family members of people who live at Tasman. Many people find talking with others very helpful. She is also available by phone for any family member who just needs someone to talk with|
|Updated: 31 Dec 2013|
|Specialities or Areas of Expertise||Status||Details|
|Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management||Yes||As required.|
|End of Life/Palliative Care||Yes||Our registered nurses have received training in caring for people as they experience the final stages of their life journey. Te Ara Whakapiri - Principles and guidance for the last days of life.|
|Wound Care||Yes||Specialist care is available on referral|
|Diabetic Care||Yes||Specialist care is available on referral|
|Continence Advice||Yes||We have a continence advisor who calls on us regulary. She also runs in house training sessions for staff and is available to be contacted when we require her service.|
|Stomal Therapy||No||Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Stroke Rehabilitation||No||Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Infection Control||Yes||We have a registered nurse who does special training in infection control and who has a role in infection control at Tasman. Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Surgical Followup||Yes||As required.|
|Psychiatric Care||No||Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Clinical Management||Yes||Mary has worked in a variety of clinical settings before starting her career in dementia. Prior to coming to New Zealand, she worked in the emergency department and also as a renal/haemodialysis nurse. She completed her bachelor’s degree in the Philippines with honours and is currently working towards a post graduate degree on Gerontology. Her passion to care and advocate for this vulnerable population has grown deeper as she completes her post graduate studies. Mary’s journey as a registered nurse specialising in the field of dementia started with Dementia Care NZ and she keeps herself updated by attending continuing professional education and trainings. She has worked previously at Admatha Dementia Care (a DCNZ facility in Christchurch) as a registered nurse for over a year and was the acting Clinical Manager there for a few months before stepping up as the Clinical Manager of Millvale Lodge Lindale. Mary has support from Arah Catergina, our Regional Clinical Manager.|
|Other Specialties||Yes||Simon Hamley is a Registered Nurse and also our Education Coordinator. He ensures all staff are compliant with their training, coordinates staff in-services and special training programs, and instructs Managing of Actual or Potential Aggression (MAPA).|
|Updated: 2 Dec 2019|
|May Bring Own Furniture||Yes|
|Pets In Residence||Yes|
|Negotiate To Bring Own Pet||Yes|
|Phone Access In Own Room||Yes|
|Policy for management of challenging behaviour||Yes|
|Smoking Permitted||Yes||In outside areas only|
|Updated: 31 Dec 2013|
|Millvale Lodge Lindale will be a unique place for people to come: a place where there is some freedom, space to maintain fitness, see the stars and the trees, interact with animals and create a sense of home.
The design will maximise indoor-outdoor flow, with residents free to wander safely through the park-like surroundings without feeling confined. There will be farm animals, fruit trees and a vegetable garden which residents will be encouraged to help tend. The emphasis will be on taking part in the normal activities of everyday life.
A sheltered picnic spot, accessed by a wheelchair-accessible pathway, will provide a safe destination for afternoon tea, or a walk with a visiting family dog.
The nature of the environment will be soothing, peaceful and enjoyable for residents and their visitors.
At Millvale Lodge, the country environment and large grounds will extend the opportunities open to us to give each person their greatest chance of being physically healthy and emotionally the best they can be.
Our staff are the heart and soul of the person-centred care we provide at our facilities, and we are currently in the process of building an outstanding staff team for Millvale Lodge.
We are currently advertising for caregiving and registered nursing staff. However, at the core of our team will be existing staff members who understand our organization and philosophy of care, and connect powerfully with our vision and values.
These key staff members have expressed an interest in moving across to Millvale Lodge to instil these vital values into the new members of our team.
The new staff will also undergo on-the-job training at our established facilities before starting work at Millvale Lodge Lindale.
We are guided by our vision and values and love the work we have chosen to do.
|Updated: 10 Feb 2014|
Representatives visit from RSA and Alzheimer's Society, church services, entertainment, garden, indoor games co-ordinated by the Activities Co-ordinator, music (visiting pianist fortnightly), daily newspaper reading, quizzes with Activities Co-ordinator, videos, outings in van, homely activities like baking, gardening, helping wash the dishes, raking leaves, cooking club, movement and dance, gardening, spending time with our pets.
|Updated: 14 Jan 2014|
|What's included in your fees and what's not||Please contact the manager.|
|Details about meals||Individual requirements are catered for.|
|Updated: 31 Dec 2013|
|Updated: 31 Dec 2013|
|Seventh Day Adventist||Yes|
|Updated: 31 Dec 2013|
The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.