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Albany House Rest Home 2004 Ltd

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Albany House Rest Home 2004 Ltd
Rest Home Care
28 Albany Street
Gore(see map)
Postal Address
Southern (Southland)
(03) 208 0749
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Marg McCornick - (03)2080749
Bill & Marg McCornick
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Mission Statement:
To provide Albany House clients with five star personalised care by being dedicated to client and family satisfaction and employee education.
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 12 Jan 2015
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care16
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
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.
Impending vacancyNo
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
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
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
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
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
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
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
Special Features
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
Interests & Activities
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
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Updated: 15 Aug 2012
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
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.
Salvation Army Yes
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