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|Contract with DHB||Yes|
|Updated: 14 Oct 2015|
|Approximate number of beds at this level of care||27|
|We provide care in two small and homely) Contact Richard Thuruthen on 388 6780 if you wish to come and view our home and meet our people. We would love to meet with you.Please see our comprehensive web site for further information about Millvale House Miramar.|
|Premium Room Charges||No|
|MOH Certification and Audit Report||View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)|
|Updated: 3 Apr 2020|
Our father John Jamieson has spent the last 4 - 5 months of his life at Millvale. He recently died through his 4th heart attack.
The last 2 years have been very hard for the family as Dad’s body and mind started to fail him.
The last 8 months especially traumatic, as he ended up at 4 different rest or dementia centres, with his level of dementia deteriorating to a point he needed to go to Millvale.
We have nothing but wonderful things to say about the staff and facility.
Dad was prone to angry outbursts and at times utter confusion, along with falling regularly.
The team at Millvale, assessed him, listened to us, spoke to previous caregivers, then put procedures in place to protect him, them and his dignity.
My family and I (3 of us) would call on Dad 2 - 3 times a week each, all at irregular, un booked, unplanned times.
During those 7 - 9 visits a week, we always observed engaged, attentive and caring staff.
Dad was always well groomed, dressed, usually involved in an activity (baking, singing, dancing, church service, puzzles, reading) or just sitting talking with staff.
They regularly contacted us about ways they / we could make his last few months / years better, their communication with us was top shelf.
Dad loved eggs and porridge and they ensured he got plenty of what he liked to eat (plus ensuring a balanced diet).
I could not tell you the number of times that I walked out of Millvale, thanking the Lord for them and their staff and the way they cared for our much loved Dad.
After having him moved from various other rest homes (sometimes quite unceremoniously) to have him in a place equipped for his level of dementia, but looking through that and seeing the man, was so reassuring for our family. Of all the rest homes we have experienced so far, Millvale are a shining light.
To see the staff shedding tears when Dad died, the way they presented his body for us (pending the funeral home collection) ……. just so lovely, so respectful, so thoughtful.
We have recently been in and presented a gift to each of the 27 staff, as a way of showing our appreciation.
PS : Whilst giving accolades, the OPRS team at Hutt Hospital - amazing!!
17th March 2018
To Whom It May Concern
Re: Milvale House Miramar
When I was informed that my Mother had to be moved to the next level of Dementia Care my heart sank and I dreaded the next move in the progression of both her illness and the supervised care she would need.
We arrived at Milvale in the summer of 2013. I knew that my Mother was very unwell when we arrived and the staff called the local doctor immediately. She was diagnosed with pneumonia and was promptly put on medication. The staff at Millvale House could not have been more welcoming, kinder or more helpful to us at our personal time of great distress and need.
I have spent a considerable amount of time at Millvale over the years and can only really admire the way the facility is managed. Each of the individual patients is cherished for who they are and what they need as individuals. There are no “strict” rules at Millvale – difficult and challenging situations are discreetly handled.
I congratulate all the team at Millvale for showing such a generous commitment to the wellbeing and health of my Mother and others at the time when she is most vulnerable. I will always remember with deep gratitude the gentle caring, respect and patience that she receives. I know in my heart that my Mother is very content at Millvale and feels safe and cared for.
“ My much-loved companion has been living at Millvale House for over three years now, after hospital stays and four previous placements due to changing assessments. His family and I have found Millvale to be a good and welcoming place, with its home-like layout, accessible nursing station and caring staff, whose ethos, skills, affection and respect for the individuality of each resident are constant and heart-warming. The continuity of his carers, unfailingly kind and thoughtful, is very reassuring."
Jessie March 2018.
I would just like to pass on my gratitude to your team who are taking care of my mother. My sister and I talk every week and she always lets me know how gentle and kind your staff are at Millvale.
It gives me great peace to know that my mother is cared for well as she was a very devoted mother and it was so difficult for all of us to have her placed in care. I am so grateful for their care to my mother. I also work at a hospital so I know how important it is to have vulnerable people cared for. Please pass on my heartfelt gratitude to all your staff and all their efforts. --- A.M.
“My mother is a resident at Millvale House. I have approximately eight years experience in aged care working initially as a carer and for the last four years as a diversional therapist. From my experience, a home having great staff as well as a high standard of care are the two top requirements when placing a family member.
I could not be happier in both regards when it comes to my mother. Every staff member shows a genuinely high level of commitment to residents, motivated by a good heart. To observe my mother’s interaction with staff I can see how much she likes the staff and feels safe with them. This trust is essential and allows family members to feel as happy as they can about their family member being in care, especially in dementia specific care.
I am grateful to the staff for their loving care and support. --- W.M
My father was transferred from a stage 3 facility to Millvale Miramar a couple of months ago. My first impressions of Millvale Miramar were that of a calm and caring environment, where the mangers and staff members genuinely care for their residents. Each time I visit I am aware of this calm and caring and peaceful atmosphere. My father's settling-in period has been very successful due to the ability, knowledge and care of the staff. I have noticed the staff respect my father as an individual, not just as a Dementia patient. The Family Orientation meetings organised by Jan, have been very informative. They gave me a clearer understanding of how Millvale operates and of the support available for the family. --- F.B.
|Updated: 15 Jul 2018|
|Type||Hours Per Week||Status||Details|
|Hairdresser||Yes||Our hairdresser visits regularly.|
|Podiatrist||Yes||Our Podiatrist visits regularly.|
|Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor||Yes||All denominations|
|Updated: 10 Dec 2014|
|Specialities or Areas of Expertise||Status||Details|
|End of Life/Palliative Care||Yes|
|Clinical Management||Yes||Richard Thuruthen is our Clinical Manager. Richard advises and mentors the registered nurse team and also knows each resident and their requirements. Should you have any concerns or queries regarding the health of your loved one, please contact Richard.|
|Other Specialties||Yes||Simon Hamley is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and our Education Coordinator. He ensures staff compliance with their training, coordinates staff in-services and special training programs, and instructs Managing of Actual or Potential Aggression (MAPA).|
|Updated: 8 Jul 2019|
|May Bring Own Furniture||Yes||We encourage families to bring items that help create a sense of familiarity.|
|Pets In Residence||No||family pets may visit|
|Negotiate To Bring Own Pet||Yes|
|Policy for management of challenging behaviour||Yes|
|Smoking Permitted||Yes||Smoking is permitted outside in the designated smoking area.|
|Updated: 30 Nov 2011|
|Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Aromatherapy, Art, Bingo, Big print books, Board games, Bowls, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Entertainers, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Happy Hour, Hydrotherapy, Jigsaw, Massage, Music, Newspaper reading, Parties, Reading, Sing-a-longs, Vegetarian|
|Updated: 30 Nov 2011|
|Cook Island Maori||Yes|
|Maori - Te Reo||Yes|
|Updated: 22 Feb 2011|
|Updated: 22 Feb 2011|
|Credentials & Membership RC||Status||Details|
|Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.||Yes|
|Other details||Yes||Our Education Coordinator Simon Hamley is a trained instructor for Management of Actual or Potential Aggression (MAPA) from the Crisis Prevention Institute. Simon works across all facilities ensuring all our staff are trained in this valuable course.|
|Updated: 1 Sep 2017|
March 21 2020
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING COVID-19 AND VISITATION.
We have decided to temporarily close our home over the weekend to visitors as we work towards implementing the latest advice from the Ministry of Health as of 21st March 2020. We are reviewing our processes to ensure they meet the new recommendations from the Ministry. We will advise you of the new process for visiting our home on Monday, 23rd March 2020.
We acknowledge the importance of visits for our residents and their loved ones. Closing our doors is not a step we take lightly. However, preventing the spread of COVID-19 has to take priority.
Easter is a special celebration for us here in our home. We love to enjoy loving time together and share memories evoked by the scent of fresh hot cross buns and the feeling of anticipation as we unwrap the first Easter egg.
We wish you all a safe and happy Easter with those you love.
As always, we welcome your visits and remind you that our visiting times are the same throughout the holidays.
The warm spring weather has inspired us to get our vegetable garden ready. It’s been all hands on deck here getting the raised beds ready for planting. We love getting our hands in the soil and can’t wait to plant, nurture and harvest our own fresh vegetables.
There’s something in the Miramar soil that not only breeds good characters but clearly some mighty good vegetables. Now that’s a carrot! We love growing our own vegetables here at Millvale House Miramar. There’s nothing as homely as tending to and harvesting your own healthy organic veges right out of the back yard.
New Website for Dementia Care NZ:
We have a wonderful new Website and we invite you to take a tour! www.dementiacarenz.co.nz
At a number of our homes we have been holding a weekly 'coffee club'. This is a time for socialisation, reminiscing, sharing time with family and friends, creating magic moments. Out come the lovely table cloths, the special china, the flowers on the tables not to mention the lovely home baked goodies and coffee! If you would like to join your friend or loved one for coffee club, please conta...ct the operations manager of the facility for details. We would love to share this time with you.
Donya Nee, on behalf of the Diversional Therapy Team from Dementia Care NZ.
WE DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY ... AND IT WORKS....
WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT US?
We are thrilled to announce that renovations have commenced at Millvale House Miramar.
We have new carpet, freshly painted walls and lovely new furniture for our people to enjoy.
We look forward to alterations in the near future including open plan kitchens in our two small and homely units.
The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.