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Rosewood Lifecare - Two Specialised Dementia Care Units

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Rosewood Lifecare
288 Woodham Road
Christchurch 8062
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Diane Topschij - 03 3897661
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At Rosewood we believe it is our responsibility to provide the highest standard of care, to enable our residents to maintain a quality of life that is best suited to their individuality preserving independance and promoting self fulfilment.

Care is given in a holistic manner meeting the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of our residents.

At all times residents are treated in a sensitive, understanding and respectful manner promoting and maintaining dignity and privacy. Our focus on care is person-centred.

We recognise residents are part of a family outside the facility and will endeavour to inform and involve the family members at all times in a team caring approach.

Our residents will be cared for in a warm, safe and supportive environment ensuring care, comfort and companionship.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 26 Aug 2020
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 20
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Yes
Updated: 23 Jun 2022
Please send my compliments to your new chef for the great changes she has made to residents' meals.

The food now tastes fresh and just like home cooking.
My husband is obviously enjoying it as he is much easier to feed and is now showing interest in what is on the spoon.

There is now a good variety of vegetables served in different ways and the desserts are great! I really like the fresh fruit salad and the apricot sponge.

The inclusion of fresh fruit and salads is appreciated.

Thank you
Updated: 26 Aug 2020
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes 24 hours a day 7 days a week
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our Care-givers are trained using the CareerForce programme, which has an in-depth Dementia Series.
Physiotherapist Negotiable can be arranged
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes All units have a Diversional Therapist or an Assisstant Diversional Therapist
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Visits weekly
Podiatrist Yes Visits 6 weekly
Dietitian Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable Can be arranged
Other Personnel Yes We have a fully qualified Dementia Care Mapper on site
Updated: 28 Sep 2021
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
High Care Needs Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 26 Aug 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes We have access to the CDHB wound care advisor
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes
Clinical Management Yes Our Clinical Leaders are supported by the Facility Manager and the General Manager
Updated: 26 Aug 2020
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes All our rooms have en-suite facilities.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Phone Access In Own Room No We have a residents portable phone. We also have a tablet available for skype etc
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes each room has an individual temp control
Lounges/seating areas Yes TV Lounge and quiet Lounge.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes Own Mini-Bus goes out once a week and we use a wheelchair taxi for outings
Whanau Room Yes Available on request
Family Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes We have a quarterly newsletter
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Please talk to the Clinical Nurse Leaders or Facility Manager for more details
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes In designated areas with supervision
Semi-Secure Yes We are a fully secure Unit
Updated: 28 Sep 2021
Special Features
Special Features
Specialised Dementia Care - with an interest in behaviours of concern. We focus on person-centred care and we have a program of Dementia Care Mapping, with a fully qualified Dementia Care Mapper on site.
Updated: 26 Aug 2020
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Daily Outings in our van to places of interest or entertainment weekly visits of RSA, alzheimers, art, cards, weekly church/ religious services, craft, indoor games, garden walks, library, meal options, music, newspaper reading, quizzes, shopping, sky digital TV on big screen projection, videos, bingo, board games, Activity programme, Craft, Digital camera, Electric beds, Email, Entertainers, Minibus, Movies, Outings, Newspaper reading, Alzheimer's Society
Updated: 26 Aug 2020
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please discuss this with our Facility Manager, Diane.
Staffing qualifications and details Care-givers are trained using the CareerForce programme which includes an in-depth Dementia Series. We have monthly In-service education sessions on relevant topics. We have a fully trained on site Dementia Care Mapper.
Details about meals We offer home cooked meals. Snacks are available 24 hours a day. Each unit has a well stocked Kitchenette. All meals are cooked on site, with choices available - we cater for specialised diets. We have a winter and a summer menu devised by a dietician which is reviewed regularly
Updated: 26 Aug 2020
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Chinese Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter Yes This can be arranged on an individual needs basis
Japanese Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Samoan Yes
Tongan Yes
Updated: 26 Aug 2020
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Updated: 26 Aug 2020
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.20 Km Bus stop at gate including the orbiter
Shops 1.00 Km Dairy, Petrol Stations and Mall
Mall 1.00 Km Eastgate Mall
Parks 0.30 Km
Library 1.00 Km
Updated: 26 Aug 2020
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes Winners of the NZACA Staff Training and Development Award 2008. Winners of NZACA Built and Grown environment Award 2009. Finalists of NZACA 'Innovative Care' Award 2010. Highly Commended for NZACA 'Innovative Care' Award 2011.
Other details Yes Member of Alzhiemers Society Canterbury
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 26 Aug 2020

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