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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Anne Maree Gardens
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
24 Coronet Place
Avondale
Auckland
DHB
Auckland
Phone
(09) 828 3741
Fax
(09) 828 3781
Mobile
021835743
Email
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Personnel
Manager
Resina Rakai - 021 835 743
Owner
Sheryl Samuel - 021913038
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Description
We believe everyone has potential, we are here to make your day, have fun and provide a positive experience.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 24 Aug 2017
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care37
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
We have a newly built wing that can accommodate both resthome and hospital level residents.This wing has ensuite available
2 Rest home beds available with views of the gardens and Whau river.
We have respite beds available for short visits.
Impending vacancyYes - 8 beds available in total
Updated: 20 Oct 2017
Testimonials
Testimonials
One of our residents families who live overseas came to New Zealand to visit their relative, they commented on the excellent loving care that their relative receives.

"The staff and residents are so close, it is lovely to see the genuine interaction and fun" - residents relative

"I feel like I have walked into a home" - residents relative

"They are one of the best, they are unique and different" - independent staff trainer

"I am happy that my brother still has an independent lifestyle with assistance for his needs as he is a young resident. My brother enjoys going out for lunch at Sky City, dinners at Doolan Brothers, a recent trip to Waiheki Island and his weekly shopping trips with the staff. My brother is always telling me how good the food is" - resident's sister

"Even though my husband passed away several years ago I still feel like part of the Anne Maree Gardens family, I am still invited to the monthly support group meetings, Christmas parties and other trips" - family member

"It is a piece of mind knowing that my husband is receiving excellent loving care and 'open communication' with our family, especially relating to medication changes or any incidents" - resident's wife
Updated: 24 Aug 2017
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner on call Yes We have on call access to the gerontology nurse specialist at Auckland DHB
Registered Nurse 24 hours 7 days Yes There are Registered Nurses on duty 24 hours 7 days each week.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Every resident is assessed by the physiotherapist who actively supervises a suitable mobility program or mobility equipment. He runs an exercise class every week and is responsible for staff education in related matters.
Diversional Therapist 7 days per week Yes Our Lead Activities Co-ordinator is a Qualified Diversional Therapist with 5 years of experience she has another activities co ordinator in training working with her.
Activities Co-ordinator 7 days per week Yes We have two activity coordinators who work during the week and the weekends
Hairdresser Yes Our qualified hairdresser enjoys making all the residents look beautiful/ handsome.
Podiatrist Yes Comes into the resthome every 2 months.
Dietitian Negotiable As required
Kaumatua Yes As required
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes As required. Service held every week , some residents go out to the local church.
Other Personnel Yes Massage Therapist
Updated: 24 Aug 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care No Usually this is for exhisting residents
Wound Care No Support is accessed through the gerontology nurse specialist ADHB
Diabetic Care No Support is accessed through diabetes NZ
Continence Advisor No Advice and support s accesssed through nurse specialist at ADHB
Infection Control No Our RN covers this area If we need any further advice it is accessed through the gerontology nurse specialist.
Stomal Therapist No We currently successfully a resident with a stoma. Support comes from the stoma nurse specialist.
Psychiatric Care No Our psychiatric care comes from the community mental health team
Stroke Rehabilitation No We have cared for post stroke redidents.and helped them reach their goals.
Specialised Dementia Care Yes Our manager has 30 years of experience in this area. Our facility sits on 3 acres of lawn and garden with fenced secure grounds which is ideal for residents who need to walk a lot!!!!
Gerontological Care No Most of our residents come under this care.
Updated: 24 Aug 2017
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We often have a number of younger residents. We like to meet residents prior to admission so that they can see how they might fit in here and we can determine whether we are able to provide for their needs. Funding usually arranged by Taikura Trust
Day Care Yes We are expanding our day care programme so that we provide the service when you need it. We therefore also offer overnight care. This service can be funded by using Carer Support allocation or private payment.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes This is organized through the GP
Palliative Care Contract No As contracts for this care do not apply in this region we provide end of life care for our residents whenever possible. We work in with the relevant agencies to deliver loving care.
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our team are very experienced in supporting our residents and their families in End Of Life care. We have four dedicated beds for this type of care in a quiet wing with bush or water views.
Whanau Room Yes If we have a vacant room we can use it for this purpose. Alternatively we will bring a lazy boy chair into the residents room when need for family 'stay-over'. We have four lounges usually one is available for family to meet in.
Rooms (Single) Yes Rooms are spacious and most have views to the garden or the estuary.
Rooms (Shared) Yes We have some shared rooms.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes Our shared room is suitable for this purpose.
Ensuite Yes We have a mix of options. Some rooms with no ensuite, some with their own ensuite, some with shared ensuite.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents can furnish their rooms as they wish. Any personal posesions bought into the resthome must be in good repair and electrical equipment recently tagged by an electrician.
Alcohol Permitted Yes However we need to maintain oversight of each situation.
Pets In Residence Yes We have a resident cat. Pukekos and ducks also wander around on the property. We now have a dog, Poppy much to the delight of our fellow residents.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Because we have spacious grounds we are in the position of being able to consider a range of options. We do however need to consider the existing situation before accepting new pets.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes We have 2 portable phones and these are available for residents use. Residents may also have a phone in their own room however please note that this is at their own expense.
Wifi Yes This is available at a small charge.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes We want our residents to be comfortable at all times. There is wall heating throughout the home and in each room. Additional fin type heaters are also available. Our new hospital wing has under floor heating.
Residents Committee Yes The Activities Co-ordinator chairs the monthly resident’s meeting.
Newsletter Yes We do a regular newsletter
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Skilled, trained staff with clear policy guidelines. For details of our policies please see the Manager. She is very happy to discuss them and any other query you may have.
Confused Residents Yes If we are unable to meet a residents needs we will seek reassessment. Our first reaction would be to investigate why a resident has become confused more than is normal for them.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Four separate lounge areas. The smaller lounge is a quieter area and suited to family visits. Tea and coffee can by provided on request.
Outings Yes Outings vary from sightseeing, going to favorite places, shopping, bill paying trips or a coffee at a local cafe. In the summer we have picnics at the beach or a local park.
Rural Setting Yes Although we are in the city we border the Estuary and are surrounded by bush.
Smoking Permitted Yes Outside covered area only.
Semi-Secure Yes The perimeter of the property is secure. The entrance gate is locked.
Sprinklers Yes Our fire sprinkler system is monitored monthly and all staff are trained in fire evacuation.
Audit report available Yes under download tab on the top of this page
Updated: 24 Aug 2017
Special Features
Special Features
You know there have been some changes at the rest home in Coronet Place, Avondale when you turn into the street for there at the end of the road is a large sign showing the AnneMaree Group logo of the bright yellow sunflower. It is an indicator of the philosophy of the AnneMaree group that stresses the importance of fun and laughter and the belief that everyone has potential.

Sheryl Samuel took over the ownership of the home in late 2003 and since then has been restoring, renovating and making many changes.

A number of the residents at AnneMaree Gardens require a secure environment so the gates are locked but please do come in as you will receive a very warm welcome.

The large old home is located on a three acre section. The layout of the house and grounds provides an ideal environment for residents. As some of the residents wander they can do so safely here without feeling too enclosed. The interior is designed so that the resident is provided with a circular hallway from which there are many exits to the outside. The gardens are divided up into different areas and are spacious so people can walk freely.

We use alternative remedies such as oils and massage therapy which we find particularly helpful for relaxing our residents.
Updated: 24 Aug 2017
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Our Activity programis very innovative and provides a variety of outings in the minibus and activities that connect our residents to the outside world.These include family BBQ's or a Hungi. Meals out at the RSA or Valantines and other in house parties with an entertainer and dancing. These are a regular feature and opportunity for families to share positive time with their loved one. Our digital camera records these events which are added to our newsletter and photo boards.

Many other activities like housie, card games, flower arranging from our blooming garden, indoor games, baking, reading group or newspaper reading to keep in touch with the outside world.The Inter Resthome Games are an opportunity to show some competative spirit. Shopping, quizzes and lots of walking in our lovely gardens or local park to see the neighbors roses also fill in our days.

We love senior citizens and their pianist to come along for a sing-a-long.
On wet days the history channel, national geographic or sport are sometimes watched on Sky TV. Old movies are also popular.

Our massage therapist provides relaxation to residents and we use essential oils to create a calm atmosphere.

A church service is held regularly at the resthome
We are members of the Alzheimers society and have an abundance of experience in this area. Sometimes this society or Age Concern will act as advocates for our residents.
We are also associated with Parkinsons Association
Updated: 24 Aug 2017
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals The cook has been described as being “awesome”. The meals are adventurous and varied and special occasions are celebrated with a birthday cake. Staff members are also considered and on special occasions the cook will prepare little treats for them too. Fruit and vegetables from the garden are used so residents get the pleasure of seeing their produce being used.
Staffing Details Staff members are chosen carefully. Resina looks for a balance of genuine care and kindness mixed with an ability to have fun and be able to laugh. Staff often form a strong bond with residents, so for example they will sometimes come in and sit with a resident when they are unwell. They do this simply because they care. We have registered nurses working on site 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Associated Complexes AnneMaree Court, 17 Fraser Ave, Northcote.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please see the Manager for details.
Updated: 24 Aug 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Interpreter Yes Available on request
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Samoan Yes
Somali Yes
Sri Lankan Yes
Tagalog Yes
Thai Yes
Tongan Yes
Tuvalu Yes
Urdu Yes
Updated: 24 Aug 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes Communion
Christian Yes
Non denominational Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Communion
(Other comments) Yes All faiths are welcome
Updated: 24 Aug 2017
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.40 km Bus at top of street
Shops 0.80 km Dairy. pharmacy and take away half a kilometer away. Avondale shopping center aprox 1k away.
Mall 2.00 km lyn Mall
Parks 0.50 km In Riversdale Road
Library 1.00 km The Avondale Library has big print books and can access Talking books.
Updated: 24 Aug 2017
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes
CareerForce Yes Some caregivers have completed units under this organisation
Home and Community Support Sector Standards (Standards NZ) Yes All our care policies and procedures are guided by the Sector Standards.
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes We have one Qualified Diversional therapist and one doing the training at present
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes Some of our caregivers have this full qualification, others are in the process of study.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes Managers and RN attend the annual NZACA conference. The association is an informative and supportive body. Sheryl our owner is the Waitemata branch Co Chair person
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes Available through Download link on this site or through MOH website
Spark of Life Yes Sheryl has trained in this philosophy and actively encourages the principals of being in the moment with residents and making their day. It is important to use color music and understand unmet need.
The Eden Alternative No We have for a long time practiced many of the Eden Alternative principals but do not strictly follow this format.
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 24 Aug 2017

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