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Te Awa Lifecare

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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Te Awa Lifecare
Category
Hospital Care
Address
1866 Cambridge Road
Cambridge
DHB
Waikato
Phone
07 8276103
Mobile
0272250142
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Mandy Hudson - 021764536
Clinical Manager
Shirley Warrington - 0272250142
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Description
The Te Awa Lifecare Vision and Values Mission Statement is to support
"Helping our people make the most of every day"
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Updated: 7 Sep 2018
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 6
Vacancy Yes
Hospital level care available to include Hospital respite
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsNo
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 17 Jan 2019
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes We have a full compliment of Registered Nurses that provide full support and individualised care to ensure that care provision is of the highest quality.All support is tailored to meet your individual requirements.
Nurse Practitioner Yes Our Care Co-coordinator Shirley has recently completed her Masters of Nursing having a focus on Palliative Care. Her skill and expertise gathered over the years adds a further dimension for specialist care requirements.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have a dedicated of Health Care assistants who provide support to align with our Vision and Values. Our model of care is holistic in nature to support 'Companionship' rather than task based care.
Physiotherapist Yes Physiotherapy is able to be accessed once charted and is on a needs be basis.
Social Worker (on site) No We do work closely with the Hospice who have the facility to access Social Work expertise to ensure families/Whanau requirements are fully supported during transitional phases of care.
Activities Co-ordinator No Our model of Care is based on Companionship therefor the staff that provide initial support undertake social requirements to aid building relationships.
Hairdresser No Currently we do not have a Hairdresser in Residence however this will occur as the development of our 'Village Centre' is completed.
Podiatrist Yes This can be arranges on an individual basis for Residents. Unless prescribed by the GP this service will be on-charged to the Resident.
Dietitian Yes All menus are reviewed by a dietitian to ensure that they meet the nutritional requirements for Residents. Indivisualised food preferences are catered for along with monitoring of allergies and personal preferences.
Kaumatua Yes We have the ability to source Kaumatua as and when requested.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We will support Resident with access to there chosen affiliation of chaplaincy or spiritual advisor.
Other Personnel Yes Our Receptionist, Jackie and Chef, Gavin along with our Maintenance Manager, Pete, are always on hand to ensure that you get the most out of every day.
Updated: 24 Sep 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes All aspects associated with Oxygen Management Therapy are able to be provided
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Services in relation to ongoing medical management is able to be managed in a supportive environment.
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes Part of our service is to provide palliative care.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Part of our service is to provide palliative care.
Dialysis Yes For folk who are undertaken peritoneal dialysis this will be supported in service provision.
Wound Care Yes Wound Care is undertaken to align to best practice management. Close monitoring and early intervention are essential to ensure that skin integrity is maintained. We focus on providing pressure relieving to support skin integrity.
Diabetic Care Yes Diabetic requirements are supported to maximise a 'normal lifestyle'. Close monitoring and supervision along with medication management is supervised if required. Full participation with each and every resident is part of daily care requirements.
Continence Advice Yes All continence issues are addressed to ensure dignity and respect is maintained.
Stomal Therapy Yes Full support and supervision is provided.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes It is a privilege to support people to maximise their well being. It is about using it and not losing it. Provision of care is about 'people choices'. Our focus is to support wellness and maximise daily living potential.
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Spinal Injuries Care Yes We provide Hospital level care and are able.
Infection Control Yes Te Awa Lifecare has a dedicated Health & Safety team. Staff are actively involved and participate in regular Health & Safety training to ensure that Health & Safety is alive and well within the work place.
Surgical Followup Yes We work closely with external providers to ensure that resident requirements are met to maximise ongoing health care needs.
Psychiatric Care Yes Physiological support is part of each and every one of us. Holistic care provision is central to maintaining dignity and respect for all people who are part of our service provision.
Clinical Management Yes We have a dedicated Clinical Care Manager who has a focus on supporting sand complimenting the Registered Nursing Team to ensure every aspect of daily care provision is provided in a timely manner.
Other Specialties Yes We work closely with the Waikato Hospice team to support palliative and end of life care.
Updated: 24 Sep 2018
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We work closely with Hospice Waikato to support Palliative and end of life care.
Carer Support Yes
High Care Needs Yes
Subsidised Yes We have availability to support both Rest Home and/or Hospital level care for a Resident who meets the full subsidized criteria. There are no premium charges related to this package of support.
Private Paying Yes You are very welcome to review our facility and discuss what we have to offer.
Booking can be made in advance Yes It is all about talking with us so we can work to meet your requirements.
Updated: 21 Sep 2018
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are welcome to bring their own Furniture.
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple No Available on an individual case and as available
Ensuite Yes Each Care Suite has it's own spacious ensuite.
Alcohol Permitted Yes It is all about a change of address not a change in lifestyle. We are committed to supporting independent choices.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes You are most welcome to discuss this with the Manager
Phone Access In Own Room Yes All rooms have a direct line with its own phone
Wifi Yes Wifi is available throughout the facility.
Resident can adjust heating in own room No All rooms are heated. The temperature can be adjusted in your own room to meet your individualised requirements. All common areas are centrally heated.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability No
Lounges/seating areas Yes Te Awa Lifecare has a small intimate lounge that Residents and families can use to make a cuppa, enjoy a meal in or simply catch up with families in. There are a number of other communal spaces available within the unit and the village centre.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Part of our service is to provide palliative care.
Palliative Care Contract Yes Part of our service is to provide palliative care.
Outings Yes Outings are encouraged for all our Residents
Whanau Room Yes
Residents Committee Yes Residents Meetings will be held regularly with the Management Team
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes This, at times, goes with the territory
Rural Setting Yes We are situated in the center of a lovely Rural Setting, with a lovely outlook.
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 21 Sep 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Te Awa Lifecare offers a lifestyle choice for those who enjoy a rural tranquil setting. We offer a wide range of choice in relation to diversity of care and take pride in our ability to deliver a high calibre of service provision.

Our Care Suites are gorgeous spacious and well designed. The rooms are large with each care suite having a well set up kitchenette. The bathroom has been designed with you in mind.

Our services include individualised care and support with a focus on a companionship model rather than a task orientated. Living at Te Awa Lifecare is about meeting your expectations with a focus on individualised outcomes.

Meals are prepared on site by our Chef who takes pride in presentation and understanding your needs.

Te Awa Lifecare has been designed with you in mind. Our services are tailored to meet your needs.

Do take the opportunity to view our facility and to meet our team.
Updated: 21 Sep 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Billiards, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, BBQ, , Cards, Classical Music, Exercises, Gardening, Gas Fire
Updated: 6 Sep 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details about Meals Meals will be provided either in the Dining Room or in individual rooms
Updated: 6 Sep 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Interpreter Yes If required
Updated: 5 Sep 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
(Other comments) No Residents choice of belief is respected
Updated: 5 Sep 2018
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport   There is a bus service that goes right past the gate
Shops 2.50 km The Lovely town of Cambridge is just up the road and can cater for all needs.
Parks 2.00 km There are a number of Parks in Cambridge however Te Awa is surrounded by lots of open space and beautiful trees
Library 2.50 km The local Library in Cambridge is located in the middle of town
Updated: 6 Sep 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes All Health Care Assistants are fully supported to achieve NZQA qualifications through CareerForce
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village?
Updated: 6 Sep 2018

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