At a glance
- Susan Watson - (03) 788 8210
- O'Conor Home Memorial Trust
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1. As professionals, we are committed to assisting residents within our care to attain their optimum level of health and comfort.
2. As professionals, we acknowledge that each individual brings with them their life experiences, their place in the family, community and culture to which they belong, as well as their physical, psychological and spiritual self.
3. We believe that all care should be planned in consultation with the resident and/or family/whanau/significant others.
4. We believe that only the highest standards of care are acceptable and all staff are involved in the planning, delivery and evaluation of care.
5. We encourage the family/whanau to take an active role in caring for the resident, particularly those for whom death is the next stage of life.
|Contract with Te Whatu Ora||Yes|
|Updated: 16 Jan 2015|
Bed and Vacancy Details
|Approximate number of beds at this level of care||19|
|Certified to provide residential and hospital level care|
|Impending vacancy||No - currently all beds full|
|Short stay considered||No|
|Premium Accommodation Charges||Some Rooms from $15.00/day up to $20.00/day as at 12 Sep 2023|
|MOH Certification and Audit Report||View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)|
|Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19||No|
|Updated: 1 Dec 2023|
|Type||Hours Per Week||Status||Details|
|Registered Nurse||40||Yes||Seven registered nurses providing care over 24 hours.|
|Nurse Practitioner||No||Nurse Manager, available Monday to Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm|
|Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers||24 / 7||Yes||33 full time, part time and casual care givers. Cover all shifts 24 hours per day, 7 days per week|
|Social Worker (on site)||Yes|
|Diversional Therapist||40||Yes||A qualified Diversional Therapist has daily activities planned for the individaul and groups. Volunteers assist with larger group outings.|
|Hairdresser||Yes||Wednesday and Thursday mornings|
|Podiatrist||Yes||Regular 6 weekly visits|
|Dietitian||Yes||Access as requried|
|Kaumatua||Yes||Access as requried|
|Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor||Yes||Chapel on site - Thursday morning services. Monthly interdenominaitonal service on a Sunday afternoon. Monthly Salvation Army meetings|
|Other Personnel||Yes||Quality Assurance co-ordinator - full time. Two cooks, 4 dining room assistants. Groundsman/Caretaker|
|Updated: 5 Mar 2012|
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
|Specialities or Areas of Expertise||Status||Details|
|Oxygen Management||Yes||Through Buller Hospital and District Nurses.|
|Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management||No||Through Buller Hospital and district Nurses.|
|End of Life/Palliative Care||Yes||Staff are trained in palliative care and is an extension of our care duties.|
|Wound Care||Yes||Onsite wound care, comprehensive stock on hand, specialist dressing supplies as rerquried. Back up support through Buller Hospital and District Nurses.|
|Diabetic Care||Yes||Staff are trained in diabetic observations and care. Back up support through Buller Hospital and Diabetic Nurse.|
|Continence Advice||Yes||Through Buller Hospital and Continence Advisor|
|Stomal Therapy||No||Through Buller Hospital and Palliative Care Nurse|
|Stroke Rehabilitation||Yes||Through Greymouth Base Rehabilitation unit and we continue regimes set in place.|
|Infection Control||Yes||Staff are trained in principles of infection control. Advice is taken from Bug Control and infection nurse, Greymouth Hospital.|
|Surgical Followup||Yes||Through local GP and visiting specialists.|
|Psychiatric Care||Yes||As needed through Coast Mental Health.|
|Updated: 2 May 2011|
|May Bring Own Furniture||Yes||Personalised furniture can be arranged prior to admission.|
|Single Rooms||Yes||30 single rooms.|
|Shared Rooms||Yes||Two shared rooms with ensuites.|
|Rooms suitable for a couple||Yes||Two rooms with ensuites.|
|Ensuite||Yes||Ten single rooms with ensuites.|
|Alcohol Permitted||Yes||Pre drinks Sunday lunch time and at residnet's discretion.|
|Pets In Residence||Yes||1 cat and 1 dog|
|Phone Access In Own Room||Yes||Some rooms have phone jacks insitu.|
|Resident can adjust heating in own room||Yes||All rooms have wall heaters.|
|Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability||Yes||According to bed availiability and category we can accomodate under 65 year olds.|
|Lounges/seating areas||Yes||Two extensive lounges at either end of the building with fires. Smaller lounge opens onto courtyard. Lobby sitting area and other private nooks.|
|Day Programme for day stay clients||Yes||On assessment through CareLink we offer day service Monday to Friday.|
|Outings||Yes||Regularly to events and weekly shopping bus. Every second Sunday a bus drive to sight see. Monthly meal outing, library trips.|
|Newsletter||Yes||The manager updates residents and families twice yearly on occasions, staffing and the Home happenings.|
|Policy for management of challenging behaviour||Yes|
|Rural Setting||Yes||On large established grounds, old trees, rose gardens and safe walking areas surrounded by dairy farm and Buller river|
|Smokers Room||No||Small sunny area with limited seating, meets certification requriements.|
|Smoking Permitted||Yes||Outside on verandahs, also covered area in courtyard.|
|Updated: 26 Apr 2023|
|Background: Eugene O'Conor bequeathed land and property to a Trust for "the establishment of an institution for rearing and training destitute children and taking charge of old people".
The Rest Home was built in 1917 and run by the Sisters of Mercy until 1986. Since that date it has been run on a commercial basis by paid staff.
O'Conor Home has 32 rooms and is licensed for 34 residents. Set in rural surroundings on the outskirts of town, the original buildings maintain a dignified air of peacefulness. Mature trees, beautiful gardens and well kept grounds offer a relaxed and private setting for residents.
|Updated: 12 Feb 2009|
Interests & Activities
A weekly Activity programme is in place and co-ordinated by our Diversional Therapist. Those residents wishing to participate are encouraged to join in the daily events and activities.
Many residents have regular meetings and engagements in the community, plus family and friends in and out of the Home.
Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Church, Concerts, Craft, Digital camera, Electric beds, Entertainers, Email, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaws, Log fire, Music, Newspaper reading, Organ, Outings, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Senior Citizens, Shopping bus, Sing-a-longs, Videos, Womens Institute and many more activities supported by the Home and the community
|Updated: 7 Nov 2011|
|English||Yes||English is the language spoken at O'Conor Home. We have access to interpreters should we require assistance with other languages.|
|Updated: 1 Oct 2010|
|Updated: 12 Feb 2009|
|Public Transport||We have no public transport system past the Home but have a wheelchair van used for resident appointments and meetings. The wheelchair bus is available for large group outings.|
|Shops||1.50 Km||The main shopping area is 1.5km away and open 5 and a half days a week.|
|Parks||0.50 Km||Native reserve within easy walking distance and more parks in town.|
|Library||1.50 Km||Located in the main shopping area.|
|Updated: 12 Feb 2009|
Credentials & Membership
|Credentials & Membership RC||Status||Details|
|National Certificate in Diversional Therapy||Yes|
|New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)||Yes||We are a current member.|
|Updated: 12 Feb 2009|
The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.