Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care
At a glance
- Soumy Saju (CM) Sumy Saju (OM) - (03) 547 6867
- Dementia Care NZ
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To accept all people with kindness and love
To provide peace, comfort and joy
To be proactive, innovative and courageous
To enrich each person, the community and the world
We strive to achieve this vision by working
with openness, honesty, integrity and passion
THE WORK WE DO
We establish trusting relationships based on
respect and acceptance
We encourage people’s participation in
companionship-based care in their small homes
We are privileged to accompany people as they
journey towards the end of their life
We welcome family/whanau and the wider
community as integral to people’s lives
We promote inclusion and the rights and
values of each person
We celebrate unity in diversity
Dementia Care New Zealand is one of New Zealand’s highly regarded aged care providers.
We provide a full range of residential care including general rest home care, dementia rest home care, general hospital level care, and dementia hospital level care. At many of our facilities, a full continuum of care is available.
We specialize in person-centred care for people who live with dementia. This is the work we have passionately chosen to do.
We care for people in small, cosy homes with a loving, warm and homely atmosphere where each person is supported to experience each moment richly. Our small homes concept means that people with dementia experience life in a less clinical and more normalised, familiar way. Small homes that inter connect, also bring a sense of ‘community’ for a person with dementia.
We offer 24 hour Registered Nurse coverage to all of our residents at Tasman.
|Contract with Te Whatu Ora||Yes|
|Updated: 14 Oct 2015|
Bed and Vacancy Details
|Approximate number of beds at this level of care||27|
|Short stay considered||No|
|Premium Accommodation 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||Please enquire|
|Updated: 1 Dec 2023|
Thank you letter to all Tasman staff:
On behalf of Cushla’s family, our warmest, most sincere and deeply appreciative acknowledgement to each of you, for being Cushla’s extended whanau for the last years of her life.
The compassionate care given by you all, supported Cushla so hugely on her challenging pathway.
The fundamentals of care always provided, but also to be acknowledged are the special pursuits given to enhance her quality of life.
Cushla’s love for music was encouraged and enabled with singing and Karaoke.
Cushla always manicured and painted her nails and she always paid great attention to her hair styling. It touched the family how staff continued to pay loving attention to this.
These are just two examples of how you all expressed her individuality and supported Cushla to remain the person she was.
Cushla had to walk a very challenging pathway. We, her family and Whanau, thank each of you, and recognize you as Cushla’s extended ‘end of life’ family.
Thank you for embracing her with Aroha.
Mike, Phillipa, Ginny
On the 4th of February 2019 my beloved Wife Lynley was visiting Christchurch with a friend, she was a bright articulate lady, very intelligent and throughout her life capable of achieving anything she put her mind to whether it be business, craftwork, artwork, designing gardens, selling real estate or photography, in other words a wonderful all round good person as she loved to help other people.
On the 21st of February 2019 all of that changed as she finished up in Christchurch Hospital having suffered a seizure. This was much later diagnosed as Autoimmune Encephalitis. This resulted in some brain damage and also partial paralysis of the left side. This made any hand work impossible as the left hand was useless hence tremendous frustration because all the things she used to do now could not be done.
This frustration caused her to be a little difficult to handle and she was sent home for me to look after from two other rest homes which couldn’t manage her, but the staff at Tasman Rest Home managed to achieve this where others had failed. They were patient, caring and loving allowing her to mix with others and looking after all her needs in a very bright and efficient manner.
All I can say is well done to the management and staff. You also looked after me at a time when I needed help and you comforted me as well.
My grateful thanks on behalf of Lynley and me.
5 October 2021
I wish to convey my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff and management of Tasman Rest Home for the exceptional care extended to my wife Joan during the two and a half years she was resident in your facility.
The patience, compassion and kindness of the staff and management to the residents is also offered to the family and friends visiting their loved ones. Though Joan was unable to express her feelings, especially toward the end of her stay, I know she felt loved and was extremely fond of your staff and appreciative of the care and help she received at all times.
We are very fortunate in Nelson to have a dedicated dementia facility with such high standards as Tasman Rest Home. I can confidently recommend Tasman to anyone needing dementia care for their loved ones as a home away from home where they will receive the best care possible.
Outstanding Care Provided for my Mum
The Positives : The wonderful staff at Tasman provided outstanding care for my mum throughout her stay. They were, without exception, calm, kind and warm-hearted toward her at all times. That she was able to smile and laugh with us right up to her last days is a tribute to the ‘best friends’ and ‘small homes’ concept being implemented by DementiaCare NZ. We will always remain grateful that we chose Tasman to care for her.
The Negatives : Nothing.
To anyone viewing this facility we encourage you to focus on the calm atmosphere and attitude of the caring staff. So while the rooms and lounges are bright and cheery they don’t have the latest decor. Funds are obviously spent on providing the very best in personal care for the residents as we found. We never regretted for even one minute our decision to settle Mum here.
To all the wonderful staff at Tasman
We just wanted you all to know how much our family appreciated the outstanding care you gave my mum throughout her stay with you. You were, without exception, calm, kind and warm-hearted toward her at all times. That she was able to smile and laugh with us right up to her last days is a tribute to all of you and to the ‘best friends’ and ‘small homes’ concept being implemented by DementiaCare NZ. We will always remain grateful that we chose Tasman to care for Mum after she could no longer stay at home
We extend to you all our warmest regards and grateful thanks
Sue & John, Michael, Carolyn and the rest of the family of Joy Guy
Hi Claire ,
‘We have found Tasman Rest Home and dementia Care to be the best place for our Mum. The Carers and Nurses take great care to make sure that Mum gets what she needs. It’s never easy losing your Mum to dementia, but we are happy in the knowledge that she is being well cared for an Tasman. Any time we have concerns, we voice them and they listen, take it on board and try their hardest to make sure Mum is happy and comfortable. They take time to get to know Mum and what her signs and signals mean and do their best to understand what she wants. No ‘home’ is ever going to be perfect at this time of life, but all the Carers, Nurses and other staff at Tasman really do their very best to make Mum feel at home. They truly do care about Mum.’ Kath Bee
To all the wonderful staff at Tasman,
We just wanted you to know how much our family appreciated the outstanding care you gave my Mum throughout her stay with you.
You were, without exception, calm, kind and warm hearted toward her at all times.
That she was able to smile and laugh with us right up to her last days is a tribute to all of you and the ‘Best Friends’ and ‘small homes’ concept being implemented by Dementia Care NZ.
We will always remain grateful that we chose Tasman to care for Mum after she could no longer stay at home.
We extend to you all of our warmest regards and grateful thanks.
Sue and John, Michael and Carolyn and the rest of the family of Joy Guy.
ACTS 24:15 – We look forward to seeing our darling Joy again.
15th March 2012.
My Husband, Eric, has been a resident of Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care in Stoke, Nelson since January 17th this year and I can’t speak too highly about the wonderful care he is receiving.
All the staff, from the Managers, The Registered Nurses, the Diversional Therapists and the Carers are all very competent and all so cheerful and most welcoming.
A support group meeting is held once a month for the families of the residents, which I find most helpful.
I am very happy to have Eric being cared for by these wonderful people and would thoroughly recommend Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care.
|Updated: 22 Sep 2022|
|Type||Hours Per Week||Status||Details|
|Registered Nurse||Yes||There is a registered nurse on site seven days a week, 24 hours per day.Should you require any information regarding your loved one, the registered nurse on duty is the person to see.|
|Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers||Yes||Our team of care givers are passionate about caring for people who have dementia. This is the work they have chosen to do.|
|Physiotherapist||Yes||Our physio therapist works with us each fortnight. She assesses each resident's needs and develops a safe handling plan for each resident. She also trains the staff to transfer each resident safely.|
|Diversional Therapist||Yes||Our diversional therapists know each resident very well and know what works for each person, creating meaningful activities to support creativity, socialisation, stimulation and fun as well as assisting residents in the daily running of their home.|
|Hairdresser||Yes||Visits weekly and more frequently if required.|
|Podiatrist||Yes||We have a podiatristwho comes on a regular basis to attend to the needs of the residents.|
|Dietitian||Yes||Our dietitian comes to Tasman monthly to review nutritional requirements of the residents.|
|Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor||Yes||Tasman is interdenominational so we have people from several denominations that visit. Individual visits can be arranged if required.|
|Other Personnel||Yes||We have a person who facilitates a support group for family members of people who live at Tasman. many people find talking with others very helpful. She is also available by phone for any family member who just needs someone to talk with.|
|Updated: 4 Jul 2013|
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
|Specialities or Areas of Expertise||Status||Details|
|End of Life/Palliative Care||Yes||Our registered nurses have received training in caring for people as they experience the final stages of their journey. Te Ara Whakapiri - Principles and guidance for the last days of life.|
|Wound Care||Yes||Specialist care is available on referral.|
|Diabetic Care||Yes||Specialist care is available on referral.|
|Continence Advice||Yes||We have a continence advisor who calls on us regularly. She also runs in house training sessions for staff and is available to be contacted when we require her service.|
|Stomal Therapy||No||Specialist care is available on referral.|
|Stroke Rehabilitation||No||Specialist care input is available on referral.|
|Infection Control||Yes||We have a registered nurse who does special training in infection control at Tasman. Specialist care input is available on referral.|
|Surgical Followup||Yes||As required.|
|Psychiatric Care||No||Specialist care input is available on referral.|
|Clinical Management||Yes||We have a clinical manager at Tasman Rest Home who is supported by Arah Cartagena, Regional Clinical Manager for Dementia Care NZ.|
|Other Specialties||Yes||Simon Hamley is a registered nurse and also our education coordinator. Simon ensures all staff are compliant with their training, runs staff in-services and coordinates any special training programs that we offer.|
|Updated: 2 Dec 2019|
|May Bring Own Furniture||Yes|
|Negotiate To Bring Own Pet||Yes|
|Provide End of Life/Palliative Care||Yes||Te Ara Whakapiri - Principles and guidance for the last days of life.|
|Policy for management of challenging behaviour||Yes|
|Rural Setting||Yes||Tasman has a surrounding park with beautiful views and established trees.|
|Smokers Room||No||Smoking is permitted outside only.|
|Smoking Permitted||Yes||Smoking is permitted outside only.|
|Updated: 22 Jan 2018|
|Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care is situated in a quiet suburban area in parklike surroundings. We have a warm and friendly atmosphere with small and homely units.Each unit has its own open plan kitchen. This increases our homely feel and encourages normalised activities.
'Ora' home provides rest home level care.
'Rangi' and 'Ata Hapara' homes provide a safe environment for residents requiring Dementia Rest Home Care.
'Aio' home provides specialist Dementia Hospital level care.
Our staff work hard to provide individualised care for each resident. We take pride in our ability to give care to our residents.
We are guided by our vision and values and love the work we have chosen to do.
Tasman's specialist hospital wing 'Aio' is a warm and comfortable home with a lovely open plan kitchen for activities, residents and families.
There are interesting and pleasant paths to walk and places to sit in the gardens.
The surrounding park offers beautifull views.
A small home means things are more familiar and homely.
|Updated: 18 Oct 2011|
Interests & Activities
|Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Aromatherapy, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Billiards, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Bridge, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Entertainers, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Hydrotherapy, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Massage, Minibus, Music, Movies, Newspaper reading, Park, Parties, Pianist, Reading, Sing-a-longs|
|Updated: 18 Oct 2011|
|Updated: 18 Oct 2011|
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