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Name
Ultimate Care Allen Bryant
Category
Hospital Care
Address
45 Bealey St
Hokitika
DHB
West Coast
Phone
(03) 755 8353
Fax
(03) 755 5029
Email
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Personnel
Manager
Jill Gillman - 03 755 8353
Owner
Ultimate Care Group
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Description
Situated in the rural historic town of Hokitika, Ultimate Care Allen Bryant is the only aged care facility in the area and provides both rest home and hospital facilities. We are a well-established, community-based dwelling, and we have a homely west coaster upbeat feel.

With a spacious dining room, lounges and large sunny rooms, our home boasts an excellent chef who provides the very best in nutritional meals. Our care staff work closely with residents to create personal care plans and a tailored activity programme.

Facility Manager Jill Gillman, who has been running the home for over nine years says, "We pride ourselves on the level of care we offer our residents and all of our staff are warm and friendly. We’re surrounded by lovely flower gardens with plenty of areas to sit and relax with friends and family and we’re within walking distance to the local shops, cafes and library."
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 12 Jan 2017
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care31
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 18 Aug 2017
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes We have a dedicated team of registered nurses who are on duty 24/7 to meet the needs of our residents. Our team are committed to providing the best possible care.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Care givers play a very valuable part of our team, we have a great team who are dedicated and prepared to go the extra mile. All our care givers undergo regular training and assessments.
Physiotherapist Yes We can arrange for Physiotherapy if this is required
Own Social Worker Negotiable As required.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our activities co-ordinator is on site 5 days a week. Our activities programme is regularly updated and promises to cater to a variety of interests and needs. Our programme incorporates day trips, one-to-one sessions and group sessions.
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser visits monthly. These services are provided at the residents own cost.
Podiatrist Yes Our podiatrist visits once every six weeks and these services are fully funded.
Dietitian Yes Our menus are all dietician approved. Individual dietician input is available by referral.
Kaumatua Negotiable We have access to Maori cultural groups and this can be arranged on an individual basis as required.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable We can access a chaplin through the various church groups which visit. This can be arranged on an individual basis as required.
Other Personnel Yes Our cook Chris has been employed 15 years, and is well known and liked by the residents. Our gardener David enjoys working with the residents in the garden. He is also happy for residents to sit and watch if they prefer.
Updated: 20 Mar 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Generally speaking, people who are dying, need care in four areas, physical comfort, mental and emotional needs, spiritual issues, and practical tasks. Their families need support as well. It is our goal to provide all of this at the end stage of life.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Our dedicated team of registered nurses are skilled to be able to oversee any gastric management that may be required.
Oxygen Management Yes Should you require oxygen therapy are staff are trained to ensure your requirements are met.
Surgical Followup Yes If you have needed to have a surgical procedure our team will help you with your post-op recovery
Wound Care Yes Our Clinical Nurse Manager is very skilled in wound management as well as having access to other resources such as wound specialists
Diabetic Care Yes We can assist with managing your diabetic needs
Continence Advisor Yes All of our registered nurses can advise you on the continence products you may require from time to time.
Infection Control Yes Our organisation has a very robust Infection Control Programme that has been endorsed by the Medical Officer of Health Canterbury
Stomal Therapist Yes If required we can make a referral
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes We can be part of your recovery plan
Gerontological Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes We have a full time Clinical Nurse Manager who supervises all of our nursing staff and caregivers
Updated: 20 Mar 2017
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes From time to time we do have the availability of a room for respite care. Please contact our manager to discuss your needs
Carer Support Yes If you are receiving carer support and would like a well earned break give our manager a call.
Subsidised Yes Yes we provide a subsidised services
Private Paying Yes Yes we accommodate private paying residents
Booking can be made in advance Yes This depends on the availability of our beds please call and speak to the manager
Updated: 20 Mar 2017
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes This is a case by case assessment to ensure we can meet the persons needs
Day Care Yes Private day care can be arranged. Please contact the facility manager to discuss.
Palliative Care Contract Yes We are committed to providing palliative care under our palliative care contract. Our team are dedicated in this area of specialty working with local hospice.
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Generally speaking, people who are dying need care in four areas, physical comfort, mental and emotional needs, spiritual needs, and practical tasks. Their families need support as well. It is our goal to provide all of this at the end stage of life.
Whanau Room Yes This room is usually used for families of residents who are particular ill or who are receiving end of life care. This room has tea and coffee facilities and families are welcome to stay in the room overnight if needed.
Rooms (Single) Yes Yes we have single rooms
Rooms (Shared) No We do not have any shared rooms as an option
Rooms (Suit Couple) No Unfortunately we do not have any rooms suitable for a couple
Ensuite Yes This room is used for specialised care. Please contact management for availability.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are welcome to bring their own furniture with them (subject to space and safety constraints).
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have a happy hour every Friday. Residents are able to have their own alcohol within reason.
Pets In Residence Yes Residents enjoy regular visits from Zoe the dog who comes to work with our gardener every day.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We are happy to assess your pet and depending on the circumstances we can try to find a solution for you
Phone Access In Own Room Yes A personal phone line can be arranged. Additional fees apply.
Wifi Yes We are very soon going to be able to offer Wi-FI to our residents and their families please see manager for update
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes The rooms all have underfloor heating as well as individual heaters which can be adjusted as required.
Maori Kaupapa Yes We have a specific cultural policy which we follow at all times.
Residents Committee Yes We have residents meetings once a month where issues can be discussed and suggestions can be made. Family members are welcome to attend these meetings.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Please contact the facility manager if you wish to see a copy of this policy.
Confused Residents Yes Specific actions are in place to ensure their safety and the privacy of other residents.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have four lounges including a conservatory area.
Outings Yes We plan a variety of interesting outings as per the activities programme. Outing suggestions from residents and family members are always welcomed.
Smoking Permitted Yes The Ultimate Care Group is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is permitted outside in a designated area.
Sprinklers Yes Our facility has a full sprinkler system in place
Audit report available Yes Please see the Ultimate Care Group website to access our latest audit report from the Ministry of Health.
Updated: 20 Mar 2017
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We have a dedicated activities co-ordinator who provides an interesting and stimulating programme of activities for our residents.

Our programme includes: a variety of guest speakers and musical entertainers who perform on-site, shopping trips, visits to the library visits, hydrotherapy at the local pool, scenic drives and an exercise programme. We are visited regularly by Canine Friends and local children’s groups.

Our on-site activities include walking, cards, bingo, board games, bowls, art and crafts, flower arranging, jigsaws, quizzes, sing-alongs and movies. On site we also have a BBQ, big print books, a log fire, and access to email, fax, internet and Sky TV.

We host a number of events and parties on-site and also host a regular Happy Hour for residents. Residents are invited to also join in on van outings throughout the week. These outings usually consist of a shopping trip and a morning tea or afternoon tea out.

We have lots of beautiful roses in our gardens, and residents are welcome to help (or just watch) our gardener David.

Other organisations we access are advocate services, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Arthritis society, Blind Foundation, Golden Oldies, Greypower, Rotary, RSA, Senior Citizens, Stroke Group, TAB, Womens Institute, Lions, Senior Citizens, and the Parkinson's Society, Stroke Group
Updated: 20 Mar 2017
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals Our menus are dietician approved and rotate on a 5 weekly basis. We promise to provide both highly nutritious meals with the taste of home cooking. For those residents requiring a texture modified meal our new menu incorporates options from the Pure Food Company. Winner of the NZ Food Awards 2015 - Health and Awareness, the Pure Food Company’s meals deliver optimal nutritional benefits to residents as well as being both appetizing and delicious.
Associated Complexes We also offer rest home level care, respite care and palliative care services. Our facility operates under the governance of the Ultimate Care Group.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please contact the facility manager for a detailed price list.
Updated: 20 Mar 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Hindi Yes We have two staff members who speak this language.
Updated: 20 Mar 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes Provide a service on a three weekly basis.
Jehovah Witness Yes Will visit if requested.
Presbyterian Yes Provide a service on a three weekly basis.
Roman Catholic Yes Provide a service on a three weekly basis.
Seventh Day Adventist Yes Do not hold a regular service, but sing for the residents occasionally.
Updated: 28 Jan 2016
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport   We can provide transport for the residents if needed.
Mall 0.30 km We are situated very close to the main shopping area in Hokitika which has a variety of shops.
Parks   Cass Park is directly across the road. It has a rugby field and a children's playground. Residents regularly take a walk across to the park.
Library 0.50 km Hokitika Public Library is close by. We also have a volunteer who comes in and provides an exchange service for residents.
Updated: 22 Jan 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes http://www.ultimatecare.co.nz/homes-and-villages/west-coast/allen-bryant.html
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 28 Jan 2016

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