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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Radius Althorp
Category
Hospital Care
Address
9 Grantston Drive
Pyes Pa (near Barkes Corner)
Bay of Plenty
Tauranga
DHB
Bay of Plenty
Phone
(07) 543 2912
Fax
(07) 543 2913
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Melissa Harris - (07) 543 2912
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Description
Radius Althorp healthcare is all encompassing and puts people first. We are aged care specialists and pride ourselves in providing an excellent standard of nursing and lifecare services to our clients, their families and whanau.

The inpatient service offers Respite care, Palliative care, Rehabilitation and Long term aged residential care at Hospital, Dementia and Psychogeriatric levels.

Outpatient services are offered to the general public. This includes Physiotherapy assessment and treatment and Hydrotherapy. Radius Althorp sets the benchmark for lifecare when a residential solution is required.
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsYes
Updated: 9 Oct 2015
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care57
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyNo
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 24 Feb 2017
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Wendy Corbett - Clinical Team Leader - Reuben Home. Rach Murray - Clincal Team Leader - McLeod West. Megan Hughes - Clinical Team Leader - Church Home. We provide Fulltime registered nurse coverage
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Physiotherapist Yes We have the services of full time resident Physiotherapist Dianne Otene supported by Physiotherapy Assistants . Hydrotherapy available.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Own Social Worker Negotiable Available upon request
Diversional Therapist Yes Radius Althorp deliver a range of Dirversional Therapy activities using the Diversional Therapy room and adjacent chapel as a base.
Hairdresser Yes We have an Radius Althorp hairdressing salon on site. This service is available to staff, clients and their families for a very reasonable price.
Podiatrist Yes All clients are assessed for their podiatry requirements. Typical those with diabetes requires special treatment
Dietitian Yes
Kaumatua Yes Huria Kaumatua Care provide the support of Kaumatua for the blessing of rooms and meeting the needs of our Maori clients. They also take inservice seminars for our staff on Maori protocol and provide policy advice
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We enjoy the services of a roster of chaplains
Updated: 10 Oct 2015
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care Contract Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes Our Registered Nurses are supported by nurses from Waipuna Hospice to ensure the most modern and appropriate treatment is made available
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Management of PEG and Nasogastric nutritional management
Oxygen Management Yes Oxygen is available at Althorp and staff are trained and equipped to ensure it is used appropriately
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes Specialist care services ensure the most appropriate dressings, care and techniques are used to promote healing and optimise comfort
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes Proper continence assessment ensures appropriate continence regimes and products are used
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist Yes Staff skilled in stomal care
Psychiatric Care Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes RN Team Leader - Medical Services
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Specialised Dementia Care Yes Radius Althorp has 3 Safe Care settings and a positive reputation for Dementia Care Services
Gerontological Care Yes
Urology Yes
Community Health Yes
Clinical Manager Yes Clinical Manager support is provided by a designated Clinical Team Leader for each area.
Other Nursing Specialities Yes Dementia, Palliative Care
Psychologist Yes
Psychiatrist Yes Psychogeriatrician based at Tauranga Hospital's Mental Health Services for Older People holds monthly clinic on site at Radius Althorp.
Updated: 10 Oct 2015
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Those with some form of dementia
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes By arrangement
Palliative Care Contract Yes Althorp has a specialty Palliative Care Service
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes We have a separate family room and quiet lounges
Rooms (Single) Yes All clients have single rooms
Rooms (Shared) No There are no shared rooms. An arrangement can be made for those who require the sharing of accommodation
Ensuite Yes All rooms are ensuited. Some single rooms can share a large common ensuite
May Bring Own Furniture Yes This is encouraged to personalise the environment
Alcohol Permitted Yes Clients are encouraged to continue lifetime pleasures where they don't interfere with recommended treatment regimes
Pets In Residence Yes We have 4 cats and many doves
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet No Our policy is to allow personal pets to visit but not stay
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Clients are encouraged to have their own phone. Clients have their own phone number for direct dialling, emailing or internet access
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes All rooms have individual heating and thermostat control. Heating levels are set for individual comfort - some like it HOT!
Residents Committee Yes This is coordinated by the Diversional Therapist
Family Committee Yes Quarterly meetings for the family or Next of Kin are arranged to give an opportunity to air concerns, be brought up to date with what is happening and to network over a cuppa.
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Policy and regular staff training
Confused Residents Yes Our core function has been to care for those with Alzheimer's type dementia
Lounges/seating areas Yes Small wings (Homes) ensure lounges are light and friendly
Outings Yes Diversional Therapist arranges outings
Rural Setting Yes Hospital borders council reserve
Smoking Permitted No No smoking inside Hospital building. Designated outdoor area.
Semi-Secure Yes We have three safe care units that allow for free entry and egress for families
Sprinklers Yes This is a new purpose built facility with the latest state of the art sprinkler and warning systems
Updated: 10 Oct 2015
Special Features
Radius Althorp has been designed to accommodate a philosophy of treating "Like with Like" That is we group people according to their having similar needs. The maximum size of each of the four homes is fifteen people and their attending staff.
Light plays a vital role to the health of all people and internal planted atriums ensure extra light pours in to Radius Althorp for the health of both staff and clients
Updated: 10 Oct 2015
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Aromatherapy, Big print books, Breakfast in bed, Care and Craft, Chapel, Concerts, Cooking, Electric beds, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Holistic, Interdenominational, Massage, Minibus, Newspaper reading, Outings, Pastoral care, Reflexology, RSA, Shopping, Vegetarian, Visitors, Anthroposophical
Updated: 14 May 2006
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals main meal is served at midday. Meal times are 8 am, 12noon and 5 pm. clients are given a daily menu and their dietary preferences are respected and accommodated.
Staffing Details We have over 180 staff caring for 117 clients. There are registered nurses on duty 24 hours a day 7 days a week. working at Radius Althorp
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Hair cuts, personal items, like clothing, toiletries and treats. Other services such as hydrotherapy, massage and podiatry are provided onsite on request
Updated: 10 Oct 2015
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes Most Communications in English
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Updated: Unknown
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Inter denominational Yes Though predominantly a Christian based ethos Althorp recognises the significance of spiritual health for all regardless of religious belief system
Updated: Unknown
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.25 km Bay Hopper bus departs hourly from Cheyne Road
Shops 2.00 km Greerton
Mall 3.50 km Fraser Street Warehouse and new mall
Parks 1.00 km Tauranga Golf Club and Racecourse
Library 2.00 km Greerton Library
Updated: Unknown
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association Yes
RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc)) No Althorp Village belongs to RVA
New Zealand Aged Care Association RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc))
Updated: 14 May 2006

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