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Name
Arbor House
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
48 Main St
South Wairarapa
Greytown
Postal Address
48 Main Street, Greytown 5712
DHB
Wairarapa
Phone
(06) 304 9483
Fax
(06) 304 9961
Email
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Personnel
Owner
Arbor House Trust
Adminstrator
Kim Drysdale - 06 304 9483
Nurse Manager
Robyn Brady - 06 3049483
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Description
WE BELIEVE our residents should be treated as individuals, be shown respect and accorded dignity, be given companionship and independence.

AND WE SHOULD PROVIDE through the caring and sharing by families, staff, professionals, and community, a loving, secure family, and a homelike environment.
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 13 Apr 2017
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care7
Updated: 13 Apr 2017
Testimonials
"Thank you to everyone who looks after mum. Thanks for all you do for her."

"thank you for the care and attention you gave to our parents. They were both very happy living at Arbor House. They could not have been in a better place. You are a great team and loooked after them so well."

"Heartfelt thanks for taking such great care of our irreplaceable mum."

"Thanks again for your extreme thoughtfulness and sincere kindness. Mum had a great trip down memory lane going down to Lower Hutt etc today."
Updated: 4 Oct 2016
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner Negotiable Access nurse practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialists from Wairarapa DHB and Greytown Medical Centre
Registered Nurse 24/7 Yes 24 hour on site registered nurse (RN) and an on-call RN.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 24/7 Yes Experienced caregivers covering all shifts and working with RN.
Physiotherapist Negotiable Access local Greytown physiotherapist as and when required or via Wairarapa DHB
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Access via Wairarapa DHB
Own Social Worker Negotiable Access via Wairarapa DHB
Activities Co-ordinator 32.5 Yes Our highly experienced activities coordinator works 65 hours per fortnight and leads our Day Care Programme. She is fantastic and always goes out of her way to fulfill the residents needs where possible with the involvement of family and the community.
Hairdresser Yes Linda visits every Thursday and when required for special occasions and always manages to out-shine herself and leave the residents feeling good.
Podiatrist Yes Monthly visit every 3rd Tuesday and by appointment.
Dietitian Negotiable Access the local independent dietitian in South Wairarapa to review and audit menus.
Accredited Visitors Yes Aged Concern, Lions and Lionesses of Greytown, South Wairarapa Rotary Club
Kaumatua Yes As the need arises, we use the Kaumatua services of our local Papawai marae.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes A local minister gives a service every fortnight Wednesday, but Arbor House can access any religious denomination as the need arises. Residents can access local churches in Greytown
Other Personnel Yes Office Manager, Gardener, Maintainance Person, Cook, Laundry and cleaning staffs all help to maintain a happy atmosphere.
Updated: 30 Sep 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care Contract Yes Work in with Kahukura Palliative Care Team, district nursing service and Te Omanga Hospice for specialist intervention.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Access and strong links to hospice for specialist care, bereavement counselling and support for families and residents
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Access Wairarapa DHB specialist nurses as required
Oxygen Management Yes Access Wairarapa DHB Respiratory specialist nurses as required. Manage residents with long term oxygen requirements.
Surgical Followup Yes Manage surgical wounds, suture removal and arrange for follow up care as required with hospital appointments
Wound Care Yes Wound care management from surgical wounds to venous ulcers, or wounds that are slow to heal.
Diabetic Care Yes Liaise with Nurse Practitioner and Wairarapa DHB nurse specialists
Continence Advisor Yes Access Continence nurse specialist from Wairarapa DHB
Infection Control Yes Arbor House has its own Infection Control Resource Nurse and can access specialist advice from Wairarapa DHB and Wellington Southern Community Laboratories
Stomal Therapist Yes Access Stoma nurse specialist from Wairarapa DHB
Psychiatric Care Yes Access visiting Pyschogeriatrician on a referral basis
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Provide this as part of the resident's individual care plan to maximize their potential and wellbeing.
Tracheotomy Care Yes As required with appropriate GP, medical specialist and Clinical Nurse Specialist support.
Dialysis Yes As required with appropriate GP, medical specialist and Clinical Nurse Specialist support
Primary Rural Health Care Yes Supported by Greytown and Featherston Medical Practices and their nursing staff. Weekly visits and as required.
Gerontological Care Yes Aged Care facility this is our specialty. Supported by Health of the Older Person Services both via Wairarapa DHB and other non government agencies such as Age Concern
Urology Yes Urology services are accessed via Wairarapa DHB and wider region as and when required.
Community Health Yes District Nursing services visit for advice on specialist wound care and as part of the palliative care team.
Clinical Manager Yes This is a combined role with the Nurse Manager. Experience in Emergency Nursing and Aged Care.
Other Nursing Specialities Yes Utilize the expertise held by Clinical Nurse Specialists and Nurse Practitioners.
Anthroposophical Care Yes Residents can continue on with alternative forms of therapy as it contributes to their overall wellbeing.
Psychologist No Can be arranged as required
Psychiatrist No Can be arranged as required. Arbor House accesses psycho-geriatrician and the psych-geriatric multidisciplinary team.
Other Post Graduate Specialities Yes All RNs are experienced in Palliative Care, End of life nursing. All RNs hold current First Aid and Basic Life Support Certificates. Post-graduate study in Masters of Nursing InterRai trained RNs
Updated: 30 Sep 2016
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Provide palliative , hospital and rest home level respite care. For people wishing to access respite care contact can be made via the Nurse Manager.
Carer Support Yes Provide short stay care in the form of Health Recovery. (Additional hospital level stay for clients requiring further hospital level care to be fit for discharge home.) Day Activities programme with arrangements made for transport if required.
Subsidised Yes Residents come via FOCUS as being eligible for care. This is followed by WINZ agency financial and asset means test for qualification of Residential Care Subsidy.
Private Paying Yes This service is available, contact the Nurse Manager for information.
Booking can be made in advance Yes We have regular clients who use this services so it is essential to book if you are requiring particular dates.
Updated: 30 Sep 2016
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes This service is provided, and for further information contact Nurse Manager.
Day Care Yes Day activities programme is comprehensive and clients can access transport to and from the facility. Social outings at once or twice a week are popular along with in-house entertainment and recreational pursuits.
Palliative Care Contract Yes Provided in conjunction with nursing expertise from Kahukura Palliative Team and medical expertise from Te Omanga Hospice.
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Provided as a continuum of care for all residents at Arbor House.
Whanau Room Yes West lounge is often used for whanau and for gatherings with family and friends. Staff are happy to set up private room / area for family.
Rooms (Single) Yes Rooms are of generous proportions.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes 1 pair of rooms that are available for a couple. Note this is dependent on occupancy of rooms across the facility.
Ensuite Yes Toilet facilities are ensuited for 7 rooms.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes More than happy for residents to bring their own furniture if they wish to do so, and this is encouraged.
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have Happy Hour and this is incorporated into our recreation and activities programme. Evening drink with the main meals if so desired.
Pets In Residence Yes One RSPCA rescue cats in residence. Our home is visited regularly by pets from the Greytown community.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes As long as the pet is house trained and the resident is able to look after the needs of the animal.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes At residents own cost.
Wifi Yes Access can be arranged.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes All heaters in bedrooms are controlled on individual thermostat.
Maori Kaupapa Yes Arbor House has links with local iwi at Papawai Marae and Wairarapa DHB Maori Health Unit. Practice principles of Kaupapa Maori and continue to learn from Kaumatua and members of our staff who identify as Maori.
Residents Committee Yes Meet quarterly, chaired by an independent Resident's advocate and all family members are welcome.
Newsletter Yes Monthly editorial in the local paper, "The Grapevine". A Family and Residents newsletter is produced monthly by our Recreational Officer.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Arbor House has a comprehensive list of policies and procedures of which challenging behaviour is part of the collection.
Confused Residents Yes All residents are assessed and their personal health and safety needs form the basis of their care plans. If medical assessment is required this is arranged or any further treatment.
Lounges/seating areas Yes 2 large outdoor seating areas. Verandah overlooking the main road and a secluded and private all weather deck at the rear of the facility. 2 large lounges for people to enjoy.
Outings Yes We have our own mobility van for trips sightseeing in our local area, visit other rest homes, visit gardens, movies, and to have outings to the Greater Wellington Region. Residents can bring own mobility scooters to access Greytown shops.
Rural Setting Yes Greytown is semi-rural and is on SH2. It has a Victorian feel with many specialty boutique shops. Cafes and eateries are numerous. Soldiers Park and a bush reserve 800 metres away.
Smokers Room Yes Arbor House has a smoke free policy with a designated smoking area outside the main building.
Smoking Permitted Yes In designated area
Semi-Secure Yes We have fencing around the site but free access to come and go.
Sprinklers Yes Fire protection equipment is monitored by FireWatch and Arbor House has a current Building Warrant of Fitness.
Audit report available Yes Certification reports are available.
Updated: 30 Sep 2016
Special Features
Arbor House provides a range of options for people in the South Wairarapa needing individualised quality care. These range from day services to short term respite through to residential or hospital level permanent care. Arbor House is a "not for profit" Charitable Trust, this ensures services benefit our residents, and have a voice on services the residents wish to receive. Arbor House is well supported by our local community with many businesses donating their time and goods for projects to further improve our facility and residents enjoy their time here with us.

Arbor House also provides nursing care for people in the community requiring palliative respite care respite. Our professional links with medical consultants, palliative care multidisciplinary teams and ourselves is excellent in delivering the care you wish your loved ones to receive.

Arbor House also provide Health Recovery for those people needing additional nursing input prior to returning home. Arbor House coordinate the additional services you may require such as assessments for home care, GP visit etc.

Arbor House has an open door policy, whereby family and friends are welcome at any time.

Volunteers provide a great service from reading books, running housie and playing music and best of all the residents love it! It is all part of staying connected to their community.
Updated: 4 Oct 2016
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Art, Arthritis society, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Cards, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Craft, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Library, Lions, Lotto, Men, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Park, Parkinson's Society, Parties, Pastoral care, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Reading, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Vegetarian, Videos
Updated: 30 Sep 2016
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals All our meals are cooked on site. Home baking. Five week rotational menu developed by dietician. We cater for all dietary needs, eg. diabetic, weight reduction, vegetarian. All our vegetables are bought locally. Our meat and groceries are supplied by Bidvest Wholesalers, who give us our guaranteed best produce. Our staff and Board highly recommend our meals as these are supplied to them as required.
Staffing Details All our staff have an affinity with the aged. We have Registered Nurses and trained caregivers through the ACE & Careerforce programmes in support of the older person, through on-site training or from the local Polytechnic. All trained by the Red Cross in first aid.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include On application, through Nurse/Manager or Office Manager
Updated: 25 Sep 2012
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Hindi Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Updated: 4 Oct 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Updated: 30 Sep 2016
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.30 km Buses service the South Wairarapa, Carterton and Masterton. Train service runs from Masterton to Wellington. Woodside station is located 5km from the township, a connecting bus service to and from Greytown is provided.
Shops 0.20 km Cafes, eateries, specialty boutique shooping. Greytown is a hive of activity from October-April with many people coming to the region for shopping and cafe experience. Arbor House has a stall at the Greytown Country Market in Nov/Dec
Mall 28.00 km Masterton is 25 minute drive. Wellington is approximately 1 hour away, and Palmerston North 1 hour 30 minutes
Parks 1.00 km Kuratawhiti Park and Bush reserve both under 1 km away. Soccer and cricket played on the village green. Stella Bull Park is located on the main street by the shopping precinct.
Library 0.40 km Library is part of the Greytown Town Hall and is located in the centre of town.
Updated: 4 Oct 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Eldernet Subscription Silver Yes
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes Audit agency is HDANZ. Report is available online via MOH website
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 30 Sep 2016

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