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|Contract with DHB||Yes|
|Additional Room Costs||No|
|Updated: 12 Jan 2015|
|Approximate number of beds at this level of care||16|
|Long term vacancy||Yes|
|Short term vacancy||Yes|
|All rooms have sunny, garden views. we would be pleased to give you a tour our facility which is now certificated by Ministry of Health audit to provide hospital and palliative care as well as residential care. We also welcome respite and carer support clients and those clients seeking permanent placement.
We run a popular Day care service where clients can have their midday meal, plus morning and afternoon tea and are able to participate in the activities programme if they choose.
|Updated: 21 Feb 2017|
|Some of the compliments from our residents and families:
"As a family we appreciate the wonderful and high level of care given to our mother."
"Albany House feels so warm and welcoming, we understand why dad is so comfortable here."
"Warm,professional atmosphere, smiling staff."
"Wonderful care of residents, great place to visit."
"Really good place-dad loves it, we admire what you do, he is so well cared for."
"Love this place, warm, friendly homely-a home away from home.
|Updated: 12 Jan 2015|
|Type||Hours Per Week||Status||Details|
|Registered Nurse||24/7||Yes||Registered nurses are on site 24/7 to provide and promote high levels of professional care.|
|Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers||Yes||All our caregivers are kindly helpful people who are focussed on giving excellent care to our residents. All care giving staff regularly attend in service training so that high professional levels of care are maintained.|
|Physiotherapist||Yes||The Physio department at Gore Health is supportive of our residents who require their services and will do "house calls" for assessments and designing of exercise programmes.|
|Occupational Therapist||0.00||Yes||This service is based at Gore Health and staff from this department will do "House Calls" to assess and design individual programmes for residents.|
|Own Social Worker||0.00||No||We frequently access the support of the Medical Social Worker at Gore Health who liaises between the hospital, community, families and Albany House.|
|Diversional Therapist||Yes||This speciality focuses on enhancing abilities e.g. management of activities of daily living, discussions, games, reading to promote and maintain cognitive function.|
|Activities Co-ordinator||15+||Yes||Daily with our programme leader and invited guests. Entertainment, music sessions, artwork, outings are arranged by Bronnie to provide enjoyment and fun!!! Visit our photo gallery.|
|Hairdresser||Yes||Our hairdresser Pauline attends weekly for cuts ,perms and hair sets for ladies. Men are not forgotten, Pauline does barbering as well!|
|Podiatrist||Yes||Rebecca comes to Albany house on a monthly basis. She attends to tricky toes,toenails and soothes tired feet. Rebecca's visits are always popular:the residents enjoy her cheerful manner as she goes about her work.|
|Dietitian||Yes||We access the the expertise of our dietitian in regard to special diets e.g. diabetic diets. Jenny advises re food quality/portions; she regularly audits our menus with an overview of staff who are HACCP trained.|
|Accredited Visitors||Yes||Church groups are represented by specific people from the congregation who come to give Holy Communion.|
|Kaumatua||Yes||We are able access the service of Kaumatua from the Hokonui Marae when needed.|
|Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor||Yes||Clergy of all denominations visit regularly. An interdenominational service is held every Sunday after lunch.|
|Other Personnel||Yes||We have music groups, singing groups, pipe bands, children dancing, schools bringing crafts, dogs bringing their owners, families and friends. Doctors and Nurses, Speech therapists, politicians and people from our community.|
|Updated: 2 Feb 2015|
|Specialities or Areas of Expertise||Status||Details|
|Palliative Care Contract||Yes||We liaise closely with residents,families and hospice personnel.|
|Wound Care||Yes||We can access wound care staff at KEW Hospital and our staff regularly update education.|
|Diabetic Care||Yes||Nursing staff are current with Diabetes Care.|
|Continence Advisor||Yes||We have staff trained in continence care and can access advisors at SDHB.|
|Infection Control||Yes||Our Registered Nurse specialise in infection control.|
|Psychiatric Care||Yes||We work closely with Community Mental Health.|
|Updated: 28 Sep 2012|
|Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay||Status||Details|
|Respite||Yes||All short term stay people are offered sunny,individual rooms with garden views. We are a boutique,villa style family home and take pride in our relaxed environment where everybody is treated as family and all cares are met.|
|Carer Support or other Short Stay||Yes||We welcome carer support residents or other short stay people. We work with people and their families to provide excellence of care in a homely, warm environment where the food is fabulous and the trained staff are friendly and willing to help.|
|Advance bookings taken||Yes||Families who may need to access carer support or respite are very welcome to make advance bookings:we are happy to work with people and their families to ensure that they can plan holidays and special events.|
|Subsidised service||Yes||We are pleased to offer a high quality service to all people who wish to make their home at Albany House.|
|Private paying service||Yes||If you have not been assessed as eligible for subsidised care we also accept private paying clients. Contact Marg and Bill to discuss how we can make Albany House your home away from home.|
|Updated: 12 Jan 2015|
|Rooms (Single)||Yes||All rooms are single,light airy with garden views. They personalised to the resident's taste. Apart from beds,bedside cabinents and wardrobes, all rooms contain a nightstore, handbasin,phone and T.V jackpoints, Freeview access to all T.V's.|
|May Bring Own Furniture||Yes||Residents may have their own furniture depending on the size of the room and furniture.|
|Alcohol Permitted||Yes||Yes, Happy hour is on Sunday before lunch.|
|Phone Access In Own Room||Yes|
|Policy for management of challenging behaviour||Yes||All our staff are trained to manage situations for the benefit of all residents|
|Lounges/seating areas||Yes||Albany House has two lounges and two courtyards and seating in the gardens|
|Outings||Yes||We have regular outings in our van to local events, sometimes day excusions. Residents are free to come and go as they please during the day. We expect residents families or friends to advise if the resident is going out.|
|Smoking Permitted||Yes||smoking permitted in designated areas only.|
|Updated: 28 Sep 2012|
| The home is a spacious, well presented character building with modern facilities.
Our residents enjoy a comfortable, family orientated environment with great care by dedicated staff.We also have lots of fun and celebrate special events at every opportunity...Birthdays, Christmas,Easter,Royal babies and Anzac to name but a few. Our home cooking and baking is highly regarded and much enjoyed by residents, families and visitors. There is a TV lounge for Sky TV and a large screen in our main lounge for movies, DVDs and games. The gardens around the home are easily accessible (flowers and vegetables) and the court yards are popular on sunny days.
|Updated: 24 Sep 2013|
Our activity programme is extensive and varied. Music,bowls,housie, board games. quizzes and word games are popular. Active participation is encouraged and we also recognise that often some people quiet time to read or rest or contemplate.
We have a Library with large print books and the Librarian visits 2 weekly.
We have entertainers from the coummunity who provide music and story telling.
Childrens groups frequently attend to sing to our residents.
Local clothing stores provide style days so that clothing can be purchased al Albany House.
All festive holidays are treated as special occasions and birthdays are a big event with flowers and cream sponge on the big day.
|Updated: 12 Sep 2013|
|Updated: 15 Aug 2012|
|Anglican||Yes||We have pastoral visitors who attend Albany House on a regular basis to nuture and maintain close spiritual links for those who attend the Anglican church. Holy Trinity Church also conducts interdenominational services throughout the year.|
|Denominations/Faiths represented||Yes||Anglican, Presbyterian, Catholic, Baptist,Christian Fellowship, Salvation Army and New Life.|
|Presbyterian||Yes||Regular pastoral visits help to retain a sense of church community with those who attend the Presbyterian church which also conducts interdenominational services at Albany House.|
|Roman Catholic||Yes||Eucharist is conducted on Wednesday mornings and pastoral visiting at other times. The Church also conducts interdenominational services throughout the year at Albany House.|
|Updated: 27 Mar 2013|
|Public Transport||1.10 km||Gore taxis provide a prompt, efficient service including the wheelchair Taxi. Residents are eligible for taxi chits.Some residents enjoy the walk to town on sunny days.|
|Shops||1.10 km||We enjoy the services of our department store (H&J's) as well as the smaller boutique style shops which over a wide range of goods for all ages and styles.|
|Mall||1.10 km||The town is compact and easily accessible with wide streets and pavements with plenty of safe crossings. The café scene is well represented: a great way to socialise with friends or family.The restaurants are excellent,easy to access with delish menus!!!!|
|Parks||0.50 km||The Gore Botanical gardens are on the way to town and well worth a brief detour to check out all the fabulous plantings and colour. The rhododendrons are beautiful in season.|
|Library||1.20 km||The Gore library is fantastic with a huge range of large print books plus magazines, DVDs and CD's. The librarians bring books to Albany House and collect which is an excellent service for bookworms who are not as mobile but still need their reading Fix!|
|Updated: 13 Sep 2013|