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Name
Shona McFarlane Retirement Village
Category
Hospital Care
Address
66 Mabey Road
Avalon
Lower Hutt 5011
Postal Address
66 Mabey Road
Avalon
Lower Hutt 5011
DHB
Hutt Valley
Phone
(04) 577 1090
Fax
(04) 567 3426
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Debbi Farlie - (04) 577 1090
Owner
Ryman Healthcare
Clinical Manager:
Dorien Preston
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Description
Your health needs may change over time and if they do, it’s good to know you won’t have to move again. At Shona McFarlane Retirement Village, we’re dedicated to caring for you now and into your future.

As well as independent living and assisted living in serviced apartments, we also provide resthome and hospital care. Providing the full range of living and care options is just one of Ryman’s points of difference.

Since 2014, we’ve repeatedly won the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand: Aged Care and Retirement Villages award. And we’ve been awarded the gold medal four times in the Reader’s Digest Quality Service award.

Of all the large providers in New Zealand (with 15 villages or more), Ryman has the highest number of care centres with 4 years’ certification – the ‘gold standard’ in care – from the Ministry of Health.

Shona McFarlane is one such village that has achieved this ‘gold standard’ in care. To achieve this, it has been determined that the care centre, which includes our hospital, has exceeded the sector standard for aged care.

Innovations such as our custom-made electronic care app, myRyman, contribute to this high standard. In every care room, a device enables nurses and carers to see and record information about each resident. This award-winning technology creates greater efficiencies, allowing our teams to spend more time with residents as a result.

A clinical manager and unit coordinators oversee our trained carers and registered nurses in the delivery of your daily care.

In hospital care, a registered nurse is always on duty, and our on-call doctor is always available. Wherever possible, the same team members will care for you each day.

Private rooms are warm and spacious, and every room includes an ensuite bathroom. There are monitored call bells in your room and ensuite. To ensure a prompt response, all of our nursing and care staff carry a pager that alerts them if a resident rings their bell.

We provide all your meals and snacks form our seasonal Delicious menu. Meals are prepared fresh on site by our village chefs, with a choice of three main courses, including a vegetarian option. We also cater for special dietary requirements.

Amenities include a shop, hair and beauty salon. To ensure your safety at all times, we have 24-hour security on site. Our village also has emergency generators in our care centre, serviced apartments and village centre.

What really makes a difference in Ryman care centres, is the daily dedication of our caring teams. Residents and their families think the world of our nurses and carers. And because our staff ratios are some of the highest in the care sector, the individualised care we provide creates the unique experience that residents tell us they love.

Choosing the right care centre is one of the most important decisions you will make. At Shona McFarlane, our dedication to care begins even before you or your loved one has moved in.

The Lifestyle at Shona McFarlane Retirement Village has so many wonderful aspects. We appreciate that everyone has different needs and expectations, so we encourage you to come and visit.

Compare our care centre with other providers, and join in with the activities or events on offer. That way, you’ll obtain a real appreciation of the care centre lifestyle, and whether you can see yourself living there.

You’ll be supported by our care team every step of the way, to ensure your move into hospital care is a smooth and informed transition.

We look forward to introducing you to our warm and caring community.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 19 Feb 2019
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 39
Premium Room Charges Yes
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 19 Feb 2019
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes 24 hours, 7 days a week
Physiotherapist Yes
Occupational Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We provide activities 7 days a week
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Accredited Visitors Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 19 Feb 2019
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes We have oxygen concnetrators available on site for the private use of hospital residents if this is their prescribed therapy.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Should a resident require this level of treatment our staff are trained in this type of intervention.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes As above
Wound Care Yes Staff all skilled in current best practice in wound care and we are always keen to elicit expert advice or review as required.
Diabetic Care Yes Our staff are well trained in diabetic care and we are able to cater for diabetic diets.
Continence Advice Yes Our staff are well trained in continence management and we also have the ability to access specialist review as required.
Stomal Therapy Yes We are happy to access this service via the DHB as required.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes We have a visiting physiotherapist who will assess each resident and develop an individualised physical programme as appropriate.
Infection Control Yes We have an Infection Prevention Nurse who overviews all our infection prevention processes and all staff are trained in infection prevention techniques.
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes Our company has access to highly specialised nursing clinicans as required.
Updated: 19 Feb 2019
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Every room is fully furnished, however should you wish to bring extra furniture for your bedroom please discuss this with the village manager.
Single Rooms Yes All our rooms are single with ensuite. The rooms are beautifully proportioned and furnished with an electric bed, bedside cabinet and low boy as well as a wardrobe. There is a call bell beside the bed and ensuite
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have a number of large rooms that could be used to accommodate a couple. Simply check with the village manager to ascertain the availability of these rooms.
Ensuite Yes Yes every bedroom has its own ensuite with toilet, shower and handbasin.
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have Happy Hour every week.
Pets In Residence Yes Some of our residents do bring pets with them however please always discuss this with the village manager prior to making these arrangements as we do need to ensure your pet will be able to settle in our environment.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes As above
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Please feel welcome to contact the village manager to discuss your specific requirements at anytime.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a large lounge available for our residents as well as a second lounge that is smaller and more intimate for residents looking for a quieter area to relax in.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes As above
Palliative Care Contract Yes As above
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We offer private day care to residents, simply contact the village manager for further information.
Outings Yes We have vans and activity staff who will assist you to get out and about.
Whanau Room Yes We have a whanau room available that offers family and visitors the opportunity to have time out, make a cup of tea or coffee or make private phone calls. Simply ask our staff and we will always do our best to assist our families at anytime.
Maori Kaupapa Yes Please discuss this with the village manager.
Residents Committee No We hold meetings for residents every two months. All residents are invited to this meeting.
Family Committee No We hold relatives meetings twice a year. As well as this we always encourage family and friends to contact the village manager direct and immediately if there is any issue of concern as we are committed to ensuring that we meet your expectations.
Newsletter Yes A newsletter is prepared and available every 4 months.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes As above
Rural Setting Yes The views from this facility are beautiful with delightful gardens that are full of colour and interest.
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 5 Mar 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Shona McFarlane Retirement Village offers a complete range of activities and events in and around the village 7 days a week. We have dedicated staff committed to putting together a programme to the benefit of all of our residents. Please enquire for more information.
Updated: 19 Feb 2019
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details about Meals Shona McFarlane pride themselves on the wonderful array of meals and delights from the talented chefs and kitchen staff on site at the village.
Staffing Qualifications and Details Dedicated staff are on hand 24 hours per day, seven days a week.
Associated Complexes A member of the Ryman Healthcare Group
What's included in your fees and what's not Please enquire for further information.
Updated: 19 Feb 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Afrikaans Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Nepali Yes
Samoan Yes
Shona Yes
Tongan Yes
Updated: 19 Feb 2019
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
(Other comments) Yes We respect all denominations
Updated: 19 Feb 2019
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.00 km Across road from entrance
Shops 0.00 km Across road from entrance
Mall 2.00 km Queensgate Mall
Parks 0.00 km Avalon Park - next door
Library 2.00 km Beside town hall
Updated: 19 Feb 2019
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 19 Feb 2019

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

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