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At a glance
Vacancy
Yes
Name
Alexander House Rest Home
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
126 Denbigh Street
Feilding 4706
DHB
MidCentral
Phone
(06) 323 9326
Fax
(06) 323 9238
Mobile
0273621268
Email
View Email Address
Personnel
Manager
Sheryl Lilly - 0273621268
Owner
Graham and Sheryl Lilly
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Description
MISSION STATEMENT: To provide a warm, safe, secure, caring and fun environment in which all physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs are met, by positive, caring, competent staff.
" to make their day everyday"
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 4 Jun 2014
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care20
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
We have a lovely double sized sunny room available for full time care.
We also have a dedicated room for respite care available . Please ring for more information
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 26 Sep 2017
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Owner/Manager is a registered nurse on site daily and on call 24 hours per day.
Physiotherapist Negotiable Community Physiotherapist.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Hospital team.
Diversional Therapist Yes 5 mornings a week Shirley takes comprehensive sessions.
Hairdresser Yes Our regular stylist calls weekly
Podiatrist Yes This professional calls every 6 weeks.
Dietitian Yes Meals are evaluated by a Dietitian.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Anglican communion monthly. Interdenominational service and music monthly.
Updated: 4 Jun 2014
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care Contract Yes we work closely with the Arohanui Hospice in Palmerston North
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes All our staff are trained in palliative care and will ensure that end of life is with dignity , comfort and respect.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes We work with the local GP's to provide this service if appropriate.
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Dialysis Yes We work with the Dialysis Unit to ensure our dialysis residents have continuity of care.
Specialised Dementia Care No We do cater for mild dementia that does not require a secure unit.
Gerontological Care Yes
Urology Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Other Nursing Specialities Yes
Updated: 13 Jun 2017
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We have a dedicatede bed for respite clients, and we offer full resthome services to these clients.
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes We welcome and encourage advances bookings to ensure that the client has a bed when they need it.
Updated: 4 Jun 2014
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Day Care Yes We provide full daycare with meals and full involvement in the day to day activities.
Rooms (Single) Yes Our rooms all have wardrobes, basins, and sun!
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes We have several large double rooms that would suit couples
Ensuite Yes some of our rooms have ensuites.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage all residents to brings their own furniture and personal belongings to make their room , home away from home.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Those who wish to, partake of pre dinner sherry which is provided by us. Personal aclohol is permitted.
Pets In Residence Yes We have a house cat called toes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes A cordless phone with separate line for residents.
Wifi Yes We provide free wifi
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Each room has their own heater, as well as heating in the living areas and passage ways.
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes A monthly resident meeting is held, chaired by our diversional therapist. this forum is used for suggestions , minor complaints and compliments and any other issues that residents wish to discuss.
Newsletter Yes A newsletter is printed twice a year and sent to family members.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes We cater for the confused elderly and mild dementia that doesnt require a secure unit.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a lounge with large TV and plenty of lazy boy chairs. We also have a sunroom for those quieter moments to read, do a puzzle or just sit and relax.
Outings Yes We have transport available for shopping and outings. WE regularly visit the cinema, library and local attractions. Members of Senior Citizens are taken to a weekly get together.
Smoking Permitted Yes We have sheltered seating outside for smoking , no smoking is permitted inside.
Semi-Secure Yes Our doors are locked in the evenings.
Sprinklers Yes Our home is fully compliant with fire regulations.
Audit report available Yes Please feel free to look for all audits under the MOH website.
Updated: 13 Jun 2017
Special Features
Special Features
Owner operated.

A smaller home,where each resident becomes a family member, and it is a place to call home.
Updated: 4 Jun 2014
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
RSA call monthly, we take residents to weekly Senior Citizens meetings where groups get together for cards games, entertainment(visiting musicians). We have weekly in house activities run by the Activities Officer , we celebrate national events such as Melbourne Race day and St Patricks day, family members are welcome to join in birthday parties for each resident, exercises each morning to music, garden well maintained and residents are welcome to pick from it for their vase, we take those wishing to go to the library each week (talking books too), , a diverse array of taped music, views of street 'goings on' in this residential area, newspaper reading (Morning 'Dominion' and Evening 'Standard' papers delivered), quizzes as part of diversional therapy, shopping regularly with just a few at a time, videos most weekends (residents choice), regular outings to diverse destinations. There is as much or as little as the resident wishes to do, its all about choice.
Updated: 4 Jun 2014
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals All cooked in the home and delicious. Fish and Chips monthly. Fads respected.
Staffing Details 24 hour care. Registered Nurse on call 24 hours.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Toileteries and hair cares. Specialist fees and dentist.
Updated: 4 Jun 2014
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Updated: 4 Jun 2014
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Inter denominational Yes
Updated: Unknown
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport   Subsidised taxi service.
Shops 1.00 km
Parks   Plenty around Fielding.
Library 1.00 km
Updated: Unknown
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) 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
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 4 Jun 2014

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