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Aberleigh Rest Home and Dementia Care - Dementia Care NZ

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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Aberleigh Rest Home and Dementia Care - Dementia Care NZ
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
19 McCallum Street
Springlands
Blenheim
DHB
Nelson Marlborough
Phone
(03) 578 7966
Fax
(03) 5789558
Mobile
0210403488
Email
View Email Address
Web
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Personnel
Manager
Maja Yu
Owner
Jim Haines and Alison Hume
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Description
Our Vision:

At Aberleigh we create a loving, warm and homely atmosphere where each person is supported to experience each moment richly.

Our Values:

We strive to achieve this vision by promoting:
• The uniqueness of each person
• The immense value of each person
• Openness, honesty and integrity

In these ways, we enrich each person, the community and the world.

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.





Our Philosophy

1. Connecting with each person we care for as we would a very best friend means that people feel loved and important. A best friend accepts you as you are, believes in you, forgives your mistakes, really listens to you, jokes with you and loves to hear you laugh.

2. Families/whanau become part of the community we have. They are involved in their loved one’s care. They are encouraged to share their in-depth and intimate knowledge of their loved one. There is much honesty and openness. This builds trusting relationships between us all. We know family, and family know us.

3. A home that provides people with stability. Things seem familiar – a private bedroom with things in it from home, sunny spots to sit in, a garden.

4. Each staff person is someone with ability and with a potential for growth. There is much opportunity for every staff member. Each staff member can have a positive impact on residents, their family and their team.

5. Ensuring that people can continue with their old roles, if they wish, like collecting the mail, folding the washing, sweeping the floor means that they have a purpose in life. They can be involved in the running of their home.

6. As we work in these ways, people are more contented and participate in life more fully. They have their greatest chance at being physically healthy and emotionally the best they can be.
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 14 Oct 2015
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care14
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
We currently have a lovely, brand new room available at Aberleigh Rest Home and Hospital.
We welcome your enquiry and would love to meet with you.

Please visit our comprehensive web site for further information about Aberleigh.

www.dementiacarenz.co.nz

For any enquiries please call Maja Yu on (03) 578 7966 or 021 040 3488
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 23 May 2017
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes There is a Registered Nurse on site 24 hours a day seven days a week. Should you require any information regarding your loved one the nurse on duty is the person to see.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Our physiotherapist 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 residents safely.
Own Social Worker Yes As required
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 when required.
Podiatrist Yes We have a poditarist who comes on a regular basis to attend to the needs of the residents.
Dietitian Yes Our dietitian comes to Aberleigh monthly to review nutritional requirements of the residents
Kaumatua Negotiable Please enquire
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Aberleigh is interdominational so we have people from several demoninations that visit. Should you require an individual visit this can be arranged.
Other Personnel Yes We have a person who facilitates a support group for family members of people who live at Aberleigh. Many people find talking with others very helpful. She is also available by phone for any family member who just need someone to talk with.
Updated: 5 Nov 2013
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our registered nurses have received training in caring for people as they experience the final stages of their life journey.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes As required
Surgical Followup Yes As required
Wound Care No Wound care specialist care is available on referral
Diabetic Care No Specialist care is available on referral
Continence Advisor Yes We have a continence advisor who calls on us regulary. She also runs in house training sessions for staff and is available to be contacted when we require her service.
Infection Control Yes We have a registered nurse who does special training in infection control and who has a role in infection control at Aberleigh. Specialist care input is available on referral
Stomal Therapist No Specialist care input is available on referral
Psychiatric Care No Specialist care input is available on referral
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Specialist care input is available on referral
Specialised Dementia Care Yes All our staff are specially trained to work with residents who have dementia. They have great skill in working with these residents.
Gerontological Care No All our staff are specially trainned to care for people as they get older. This is the work we have chosen to do.
Clinical Manager Yes Susan Villacorta is our Clinical Manager. She advises and mentors the registered nurse team. Susan also knows each resident and their requirements. Should you have any concerns or queries regarding the health of your loved one, please contact Susan.
Updated: 5 Nov 2013
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We have a contract with the DHB for these services.
Day Care Yes We may be able to assist someone requiring day care. Please contact Opeartions Manager about this.
Whanau Room Yes We have a quiet space that can be used by family requiring a quiet and private space.
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) No This may be negotiable - Please speak to the Operations Manager.
Ensuite Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes You are able to bring your own furniture subject to space and safety contraints. It can be very nice for a resident to have their own things about them - this reminds them of home.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Happy hour happens regularly
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Please speak to the Operations Manager about this
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Portable phone available for use. Private line at resident's cost.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Residents Committee Yes A meeting is held regularly with residents. It is important that they have opportunity to give feedback and to talk about how they would like their home run.
Family Committee Yes We encourage family members to give feedback whenever possible. Ideas, complaints, improvement suggestions are welcomed.
Newsletter Yes We have a newsletter four times a year.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We work to minimise resident's symptoms of dementia in a creative and loving way. There is regular and ongoing staff training. We also have a qualified trainer for 'Non Violent Crisis Intervention'.
Confused Residents Yes Many of our residents in the 'Dementia' area are confused. These are the people we have chosen to care for. This is our work. We are very skilled in working with people who are confused. The rest home, is not occupied by people who have demetia.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have 4 seperate lounges. Two open out to the gardens.
Outings Yes Various outings available weekly.
Rural Setting Yes Spacious garden setting.
Smoking Permitted Yes We have a designated smoking area out side
Semi-Secure Yes In the dementia home we are fully secure.
Sprinklers Yes
Updated: 5 Nov 2013
Special Features
Aberleigh offers care to those with dementia as well as rest home care for elderly who do not have dementia.

Our home for people who need care because they have dementia is highly specialised. Each resident is loved and known. Each person is very precious. Our team is highly skilled in managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. We love this work - it is hugely satisfying to enrich these peoples lives.
Updated: 5 Nov 2013
Interests & Activities
We have diversional therapists who are trained or training. They work with residents to help them to get to know each other, have fun, develop interests, exercise their bodies and stimulate their minds. Entertainers come into the home on a regular basis for the residents' enjoyment.

We have an activity programme which includes art, bingo, bowls, care and craft, weekly church services, cooking, craft, dancing, visits from entertainers, flower arranging, games, Happy Hour, housie, jigsaws, music, daily newspaper reading, quizzes and sing-a-longs.

Exercises include regular walks, quoits, "bobs" and ballon tennis. We also have a lovely garden with roses, a pagoda to sit in on warm days and also a vege garden and residents are free to assist with these if they wish.

We have links with or can assist with contact with the following community groups: Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Blind Foundation, RSA and Senior Citizens.

At Aberleigh we also have on site or can provide access to aromatherapy, a BBQ, a range of big print books, board games, classical music, a piano, picnic facilities, a library, a van for outings and Lotto. Sky TV can be arranged at the individual resident's expense.

A volunteer from the community acts as an advocate for our residents should they have any problems or concerns.

Residents are able to have breakfast in bed at any time if they wish.

We also encourage visits from canine friends and children.
Updated: 5 Nov 2013
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals We do our own inhouse cooking. Our main meal is served in the evening and includes roasts twice a week. We will cater to individual preferences. Morning and afternoon tea consists of home baked goodies.
Staffing Details We have a staff education programme and we actively encourage all our staff to further their qualifications. Our education coordinator supports and encourages staff development.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please contact our manager Maja Yu in regards to fees
Updated: 5 Nov 2013
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes We care people from all faiths and denominations. We want people from all cultures, religions, faiths and denominations to feel comfortable. Family only need ask and we will endeavour to provide any spiritual care that is necessary.
Inter denominational Yes We have a weekly church service which is conducted on a rotating basis by each of the local churches. We also have a weekly bible study conducted by a volunteer from the community. Roman Catholic Holy Communion is also held once a week.
Updated: 5 Nov 2013
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Mall 1.00 km We are approximately 1 km from Blenheim town centre with its many cafes and shops.
Parks 0.50 km We are close to Pollard Park which has wonderful gardens, a river walk and children playground.
Library   Blenheim Library is our closest being in the centre of the shopping area in town.
Updated: 5 Nov 2013
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Other details Yes One of our team members is a trained instructor for 'Non Violent Crisis Intervention' who works across all facilities training our staff
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 5 Nov 2013

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