Broadview Lifecare & Village
At a glance
- Spencer Shaw
- Heritage Lifecare
When it comes to everyday life, Broadview makes it easy with village, rest home, hospital, day care, respite, dementia and specialised hospital care. The well-appointed rooms all have a rural outlook and come complete with a 24-hour call system, WiFi and ensuites.
On the outskirts of Whanganui, Broadview is set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens, with a bird aviary and two sheep in our paddock. With a lovely rural setting, Broadview is just a short drive from the town centre, where you’ll find all the essentials including a pharmacy and library.
We offer everything from physiotherapy to podiatry, speech therapy, SKY TV, and hairdressing. We have a range of recreational activities including happy hour, board games, gardening, indoor bowls and live entertainment. Our facility van is also always on hand for outings.
|Contract with DHB||Yes|
|Updated: 31 Mar 2014|
|"Staff are always caring and willing. Enjoy the van outings and lovely meals. Room with a view over farmland is great - peaceful."
"Residents can help in the gardens - makes me feel at home and useful."
"I am kept well informed of my mothers care and appreciate being involved and listened to in making informed choices."
"Being able to care for the rest home cat and fish gives me a sense of purpose each day."
|Updated: 4 Oct 2018|
|Type||Hours Per Week||Status||Details|
|Registered Nurse||Yes||We have 24 hour Registered Nurse coverage. Our team of nurses have experience in aged care.|
|Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers||Yes||Our Caregivers are highly experienced and work towards achieving NZQA qualifications in residential aged care. They are skilled to provide the best care for our residents.|
|Physiotherapist||Yes||A local physiotherapist calls in on a regular basis.|
|Occupational Therapist||Yes||As required.|
|Social Worker (on site)||Yes||As required.|
|Diversional Therapist||Yes||As required.|
|Activities Co-ordinator||Yes||Our Activities Assistant is on site 32 hours per week. Our programme incorporates one-to-one activities, group sessions and day trips.|
|Hairdresser||Yes||Our hairdresser visits every week, providing a great service at a reasonable price.|
|Podiatrist||Yes||Our Podiatrist visits regularly.|
|Dietitian||Yes||All menus are Dietitian approved. Our Dietitian is available for general advice and to oversee special needs.|
|Accredited Visitors||Yes||This can be arranged on an individual basis.|
|Kaumatua||Yes||We endeavour to assist residents to maintain any cultural ties they may have in the community before coming to Broadview.|
|Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor||Yes||We have access to a Chaplain who visits weekly. Other religious groups can be arranged to visit to provide services for all of our residents.|
|Other Personnel||Yes||Other personnel include a wide range of entertainers, Allied Health Professionals, and a GP who visits regularly and is also available on-call. Email assistance, pharmacy and medication administration, housekeeping, speech therapy, and interpreter services also available.|
|Updated: 14 Nov 2018|
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
|Specialities or Areas of Expertise||Status||Details|
|Oxygen Management||Yes||We have registered nurses on duty 24 hours a day who can provide this level of care.|
|End of Life/Palliative Care||Yes||It is our privilege to care for people nearing the end of their life. We work closely with GP's and Hospice to provide this care.|
|Wound Care||Yes||We work together with GP's and specialist wound management nurses as required.|
|Diabetic Care||Yes||We are able to care for all levels of diabetes and our menu has a range of options for those who need a special diet.|
|Continence Advice||Yes||We manage residents needs and provide a range of continence products with visits by community nurse specialist on request.|
|Stomal Therapy||Yes||We manage residents needs and provide a range of products with visits by community nurse specialist on request.|
|Stroke Rehabilitation||Yes||We provide support for residents who have had a stroke. This may include physiotherapy and special diet options.|
|Infection Control||Yes||We meet all infection control standards.|
|Surgical Followup||Yes||We are able to care for people following surgery and provide a range of convalescent care options|
|Psychiatric Care||Yes||We will provide referrals to other services as required.|
|Community Health||Yes||We link with community health professionals as required.|
|Clinical Management||Yes||Our manager is a registered nurse.|
|Other Specialties||Yes||Available as required.|
|Updated: 3 Apr 2018|
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
|Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay||Status||Details|
|Respite||Yes||We welcome residents who wish to stay for a short time, either to give relatives and care givers a break, or because they need a little bit of extra care to recuperate and return home|
|Carer Support||Yes||We welcome residents who wish to stay for a short time, either to give relatives and care givers a break, or because they need a little bit of extra care to recuperate and return home|
|Subsidised||Yes||Subsidy may be available.|
|Private Paying||Yes||We welcome people who are self funded or have insurance cover.|
|Booking can be made in advance||Yes||According to bed availability.|
|Updated: 18 Jul 2014|
|May Bring Own Furniture||Yes||We encourage this to personalise the room.|
|Single Rooms||Yes||Rooms are equipped with a personal heater, spacious showers, and safety grab rails. Nurse call system available.|
|Ensuite||Yes||We have a couple of rooms with ensuites, please discuss this option with Delwyn Gedye our Care Home Manager|
|Pets In Residence||Yes||One cat - Pixie.|
|Negotiate To Bring Own Pet||Yes||We are happy to discuss options for your pets.|
|Phone Access In Own Room||Yes||You are welcome to have a phone and internet installed at your own cost.|
|Wifi||Yes||Available to residents.|
|Resident can adjust heating in own room||Yes||We have under-floor heating that is adjusted in each section of the building.|
|Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability||Yes||We can discuss your special needs prior to admission.|
|Lounges/seating areas||Yes||Communal lounges in the complex are equipped with comfortable seating, a stereo system and televisions with Freeview TV, Sky TV, and DVD players. The area is large enough for residents to run meetings, invite guests and partake in a variety of organised functions.|
|Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly||Yes||A no discrimination policy is in place to provide a friendly and caring space for residents.|
|Primary Health Funded Short Term Care||Yes||You may qualify for Primary Options For Acute Care Funding. Ask your GP for details.|
|Provide End of Life/Palliative Care||Yes||It is our privilege to care for people nearing the end of their life. We work closely with GP's and Hospice to provide this care.|
|Palliative Care Contract||Yes||Individual funding may be available. Ask your GP or the hospital for more details.|
|Day Programme for day stay clients||Yes||It is possible for people to join us during the day and return home at night.|
|Outings||Yes||As part of the activities programme, regular trips are provided to the local community. These can include shopping, sight seeing and picnics.|
|Whanau Room||Yes||We have areas available where residents and their families can spend quiet time together. A family kitchenette is available.|
|Residents Committee||Yes||We have a care home residents group with regular meetings.|
|Family Committee||Yes||We welcome family input and hold family forums on a regular basis.|
|Newsletter||Yes||Published on a regular basis.|
|Policy for management of challenging behaviour||Yes||Our staff are trained to recognise and manage a range of behaviours that residents may have.|
|Confused Residents||Yes||Our staff are trained to recognise and manage a range of behaviours that residents may have. This may include residents who become confused.|
|Rural Setting||Yes||Lovely rural views, with outdoor table settings and gazebo in the grounds.|
|Smoking Permitted||Yes||Smoking permitted in the designated area.|
|Updated: 22 Mar 2019|
|Broadview is a modern, light & spacious facility, on an elevated site, and nearby countryside with magnificent ocean views. We are a well established and respected aged care facility. All this is within a few minutes of city shopping.
Outdoor features include accessibility ramps, a paved courtyard, with a landscaped rose garden, outdoor seating with BBQ area, a bird aviary, vegetable garden and two sheep in the paddock.
Additional services include safety grab rails, paraplegic toilets, email assistance, laundry service, and medication delivery.
|Updated: 11 Oct 2018|
Interests & Activities
Broadview has an extensive repertoire of activities and events, aimed at keeping the body and mind stimulated. Our Activity Coordinator focus on designing programmes for each individual at all levels of disability, to promote independence and creative expression.
Age Concern and Alzheimer's Society are easily accessed through us and we welcome them to our facility. Large print books and Blind Foundation listening books form part of our library service and we also rent DVDs or videos. Entertainers form a regular part of our programme. A piano TV is also available in the main lounges.
Here are just some of the activities and interests of residents which arise on a regular basis:
Board games, quizzes, gardening, indoor bowls, dancing, happy hour and free sports sweepstakes.
There is also active involvement in community events. Outings are an ongoing part of the activities programme and often include stopping somewhere for coffee.
|Updated: 11 Oct 2018|
|What's included in your fees and what's not||A government subsidy may be available for part or all of your care.|
|Staffing qualifications and details||Broadview meets all recommended staffing levels for residential care.|
|Details about meals||Our menus are dietitian approved and cater to individual preferences and requirements.|
|Associated Complexes||We are part of Heritage Lifecare, a specialist aged care provider.|
|Updated: 3 Apr 2018|
|Interpreter||Yes||We can access this service as required.|
|Maori - Te Reo||Yes|
|Sign Language||Yes||We have a staff member who communicates by sign language and is an instructor.|
|Updated: 18 Jul 2014|
|Inter denominational||Yes||Monthly service on site.|
|Roman Catholic||Yes||Communion every Sunday at our Home.|
|(Other comments)||Yes||We are able to accommodate our residents' spiritual needs as requested. A Chaplain, Spiritual Advisor, Kaumatua and Church services are available.|
|Updated: 2 Oct 2018|
|Public Transport||0.00 Km||Taxis can be ordered & facility van available|
|Mall||5.00 Km||Town Centre|
|Parks||3.00 Km||Numerous parks are nearby|
|Library||5.00 Km||City Library - we have a lot of books available on site which are regularly exchanged.|
|Updated: 18 Jul 2014|
The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.