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Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBUnknown
ORA Applies No
Updated: 19 Apr 2016
ABC Test
Updated: 15 Feb 2017
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes What kind of Registered Nurse (RN) cover is provided? 24 hours a day on-site, on-call, 9-5 Monday to Friday?
Nurse Practitioner Negotiable A Nurse Practitioner is a highly qualified nurse. There are few nationwide. They may be available in a consultancy capacity.
Enrolled Nurse Yes Enrolled nurses practise under the direction and delegation of a registered nurse or nurse practitioner. How often are these nurses on site or on call?
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes All carers are healthcare assistants.
Physiotherapist No Is this person part of the on-site team, contracted or on call as required? If the PT is on site what benefit does physiotherapy bring to the residents?
Occupational Therapist No What benefit does this provide for the residents? How often do people use this service? Does the OT oversee a team consisting of Diversional Therapists, activity co-ordinators, volunteers etc?
Social Worker (on site) No How does this service benefit residents? What happens if a resident needs a social worker? How accessible are they?
Diversional Therapist Yes What services does the Diversional Therapist provide? Are they full time, part time? What emphasis does their programme have?
Activities Co-ordinator No What activities are enjoyed? What feedback do the residents give?
Hairdresser No Where? How often? What services can be provided? At what cost? Are there alternatives? Can people go out to their own hairdresser? If so who takes them?
Podiatrist No What is the frequency of visits? How is this charged?
Dietitian No How often is a Dietitian consulted? What input do they have into the menus? Is there a Chef?
Accredited Visitors No Is this befriending service available at this facility? Usually offered by Age Concern.
Kaumatua Yes How is this service accessed? What are the Iwi/other affiliations?
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor No How regularly is this service provided? For all religions? Are pastoral services offered to residents and staff?
Other Personnel No Are there other staff or volunteers who deserve a mention and who are well known to residents and their families eg cooks, gardeners, handymen/women, and administrators?
Updated: 15 Feb 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management No test
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management No test
Infection Control No test
Updated: 15 Feb 2017
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes We are now offering this service
Updated: 15 Feb 2017
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture No In most instances you will be able to have a special painting, photographs a favourite armchair or smaller pieces of furniture. What is really important to you? Can the home accommodate your wishes?
Single Rooms No What are the rooms like? Spacious? Homely? Individually decorated? Does it have a view? Under what circumstances would you have to move from your room eg if you get ill or is it your room for as long as you wish?
Shared Rooms No Can you share a room? With a friend or partner? Some people really enjoy company.
Rooms suitable for a couple No Can you remain with your husband/wife in the same room? What about sleeping arrangements - double or single beds?
Ensuite No Do you want an ensuite? Private or shared? Ensuites are not such an important aspect to consider if you need assistance with personal care/toileting etc.
Alcohol Permitted No Does your health allow you to have a drink? How often can you have a drink? Where will this be stored? How much personal independence do you have in this regard?
Pets In Residence No Cats, dogs, birds, fish even a tortoise - what animals live here? If you don’t like pets will they intrude into your space?
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet No How willing is the service to consider your wish to bring your treasured companion with you? Have you considered who will look after your pet at the home if you cant?
Phone Access In Own Room No How does this work? Do you have a shared portable phone or your own line? Who pays for this? What happens if you have a computer and want to be online a lot. Who pays for this?
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Heating varies in facilities. How is the heating controlled? What control do you have over the heating in your room? Can you have it really hot or quite cool if you want to?
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability No Can the facility provide care for those under 65? What are the requirements for this to happen?
Lounges/seating areas No Do you have a choice of where you sit and with whom you are seated? Are there places to suit different occasions and moods?
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care No These services are available in some parts of the country and are funded from a short term contract out of the primary health care budget. They are NOT funded directly by the DHB under the residential care contract.
Palliative Care Contract No Does the facility hold a contract to provide Palliative Care?
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Is there a set programme or do day care clients fit in with regular activities at the home? Is this a contracted service? Are there provisions for privately paying clients? What is the cost? What do the fees include? Can Carer Support funding be used?
Outings No How often do these occur? Who decides where you go? When you arrive at a destination can those who are able, disembark? What are favourite outings? Are there any additional costs? How are decisions made about who goes on the outings?
Whanau Room No How is this room set up? Is it for day use only? How long can you use this room? Will you have to share? What facilities are there for you to use? In some instances you may have access to bathroom and kitchen facilities.
Maori Kaupapa No Does the facility openly embrace Maori practices and philosophies, and incorporate them into their care? How do they do this?
Residents Committee No How often is this held? Who chairs the meeting? What happens if issues are raised that need action? The presence of the Manager or senior staff may inhibit free and open discussion.
Family Committee No In some families meet together with other families with the purpose of providing support to one another.
Newsletter No How often is the newsletter produced? Who receives this - residents/staff/families? Who decides what goes in it?
Policy for management of challenging behaviour No How do staff investigate the cause of challenging behaviours? Who makes the assessment? When is a referral made for specialist assessment? What strategies are used and how are they monitored?
Confused Residents No Are the causes investigated eg infections etc? How do staff manage situations if residents begin to wander? At what point is reassessment sought for those who are confused?
Smokers Room No If you are a smoker how important is it that you have access to a smoking room?
Updated: 15 Feb 2017
Special Features
Special Features
What makes this home special? Whether it’s the philosophy underlying the care, special programmes that operate, physical location, size of home; there are a multitude of things that make every home different. Take your time, think carefully about your needs and choose a home that gives you what you want. .
Updated: 15 Feb 2017
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Big print books, Billiards
Updated: 15 Feb 2017
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please refer to management for details.
Staffing qualifications and details We have a lot of long servicing staff. Compassionate and caring. We have regular staff training.
Details about meals All meals are cooked on site. Menus change on regular basis with dietitian's input. Main meal lunch Fruit bowls at all times and other snacks available on request. Morning and afternoon tea supper are also served
Associated Complexes We are part of the Oceania Group of care facilities which is a nationwide network.
Updated: 15 Feb 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Dutch Yes
English Yes
French No test
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Rarotongan Yes
Updated: 15 Feb 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Inter denominational Yes Weekly church services.
Updated: 15 Feb 2017
Location Distance Details
Public Transport test
Updated: 15 Feb 2017

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