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Bethsaida Retirement Village

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Vacancy
No
Name
Bethsaida Retirement Village
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
66 Litchfield Street
Redwoodtown
Blenheim
Postal Address
PO Box 333
Blenheim 7240
DHB
Nelson Marlborough
Phone
(03) 578 3341
Fax
(03) 578 5402
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Tracy Holdaway - (03) 578 3341
Owner
Bethsaida Community Trust
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Description
Bethsaida Rest Home and Retirement Village offers a secure home in a park like atmosphere, covering two hectares of landscaped grounds. We have a 31 room Rest Home providing 24 hour care.
Each room has a view to our lovely grounds.
Our residents are encouraged to participate in an extensive activities and entertainment programme organised by an Activities Officer.
Our staff are committed to a quality assurance programme and the emphasis is on providing a caring, friendly atmosphere, while at the same time providing stimulation and security for our residents.
History – In 1973 a group of prominent Blenheim citizens set up the Bethsaida Trust, the purpose of which was to establish a Home for the care of the frail and dependent elderly, of either sex, without discrimination as to race, religion or political belief.
This idea has expanded into the complex which is now known as the Bethsaida Retirement Village on 2 hectares of landscaped, park like surroundings.
There is a wonderful community present – near churches and amenities such as the Redwood Village Shopping Centre just a few minutes walk and town centre is only 1.5km from the main commercial centre of Blenheim
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 21 Jan 2014
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 34
Vacancy No
Bedroom with ensuite.
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms as at 12 Nov 2019
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 5 Dec 2019
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes 30 friendly Caring Staff
Physiotherapist No Access on a necessity basis
Occupational Therapist No Accessible
Activities Co-ordinator Yes 2 Activities staff offer a varied programme.
Hairdresser Yes Several provide a service to residents in our on-site Hair Salon.
Podiatrist Yes Visits on a regular three weekly basis
Dietitian Yes Accessible for consultation
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes May call
Updated: 27 Feb 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Supported by Hospice
Wound Care Yes Supported by Specialist Nurse
Diabetic Care Yes Supported by Specialist Nurse
Continence Advice No We can access Specialist Nurses
Stomal Therapy No We can access Specialist Nurses
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control No We can access Specialist Nurses
Surgical Followup Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 27 Feb 2017
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 12 Jul 2012
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Rooms are furnished with a bed, bedside cabinet & dresser. We are happy for residents to bring their own furniture if they wish. We encourage residents to bring mementos & perhaps a favourite armchair as this is their home.
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes All rooms have their own ensuite (i.e. level access shower, toilet, washbasin ), TV and telephone points.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Clients are encouraged to continue lifetime pleasures as long as they do not interfere with treatment regimes. We have a Happy Hour on a weekly basis.
Pets In Residence Yes We have a resident cat and fish. We encourage animal companionship and support these concepts.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Depending on the number of cats already here, we may negotiate being able to bring you cat too. However there may be a charge if a cat-door is required. All Pet care costs to be meet by the resident. We do not allow dogs.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes The phone/internet service is available, the resident is liable for the cost of the phone installation and ongoing rental/costs.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Our rooms have heat pumps
Lounges/seating areas Yes Five areas, all capture sun and sizes vary.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes When necessary with support from Hospice
Outings Yes Outings include visits to local Art Galleries, operatic/repertory productions, visiting shows, mystery bus trips, reciprocal visits to other rest homes.
Whanau Room No However there are various lounges available throughout the home for this purpose.
Maori Kaupapa No However, our staff are trained in and able to work alongside local Marae personnel.
Residents Committee No Regular meetings are held to inform, share views and table concerns for our Residents.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Please ask our Manager if you wish to view our policy.
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting No However Bethsaida is set in park like facilities.
Smoking Permitted No The entire site is Smoke Free.
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 27 Feb 2017
Special Features
Special Features
At Bethsaida, we pride ourselves in providing residents with 24 hour quality care from trained nursing staff in a happy homely environment. The home caters for long term (permanent) residents and short term relative rest (respite care). The staff are committed to a quality assurance programme and the emphasis is on providing a caring, friendly atmosphere while at the same time providing stimulation and security for the residents.

OTHER REST HOME FACILITIES INCLUDE:

Spacious lounges with garden views, separate TV areas, large dining room.

Each room has its own En-suite - i.e. level access shower, toilet, washbasin.

Sheltered outdoor seating to enjoy Marlborough sunshine.

Full laundry and meal service.

We have a qualified and experienced Chef who provide our menu choices.


In 1973 a group of prominent Blenheim citizens set up the Bethsaida Trust, the purpose of which was to establish a Home for the care of the frail and dependent elderly, of either sex, without discrimination as to religion, race or political belief. This idea has expanded into the complex known as the BETHSAIDA RETIREMENT VILLAGE and covers 2 hectares of landscaped park like land close to shopping centre at Redwoodtown and within close proximity of various Churches. The main commercial centre of Blenheim is approximately 1.5 kms drive from the village.
Governance is provided by a Board of Trustees with support by an experienced Clinical Governance Advisor and Manager who meet and work closely together to provide the finest level of service.
Updated: 27 Feb 2017
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
A regular Activities & Outings programme is prepared each month.

Outings include visits to local Art Galleries, operatic/repertory productions, visiting shows, mystery bus trips, reciprocal visits to other rest homes.

Activities can include in-house exercise programmes,'Housie' afternoons, regular Church Services of all denominations.

Other activites and interests include:

Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Arthritis Society, Big print books (in-house library), Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Bridge, Cards, Care and Craft, Church, Music, Email, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Games, Garden, Housie, Indoor Games, Interdenominational, Internet, Library, Maori Women's Welfare League, Massage, Meal choices, Movies, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parkinson's Society, Pastoral care, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Recreation, Religious services, RSA, Senior Citizens, Service Women, Service Men, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Stroke Group, Swimming, Travel, Videos, Visitors
Updated: 27 Feb 2017
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details about Meals Breakfast is a trayed meal served in individual rooms. Our meals are all prepared in our on-site kitchen. The main meal of the day is at midday. Evening meal is a light meal, these are interspersed by home baking throughout the day. Our meals are dietician approved and we can cater to our Residents special dietary requirements and tastes, where possible.
Staffing Qualifications and Details We have friendly and caring staff. They are all encouraged to attain on-going qualifcations offered within the industry.
What's included in your fees and what's not Please refer to management for details.
Updated: 17 Jul 2015
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: Unknown
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.00 km We have a Public Transport Bus Stop right outside our gate.
Shops 1.00 km Within 1Km radius of Retirement Village. Redwoodtown shopping Centre
Parks 2.00 km There are several within 5 minutes drive from village.
Library 1.70 km We have a small in-house library. The Public library is located in town centre.
Updated: 17 Jul 2015
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes We have Primary level ACC certification
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 17 Jul 2015

The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.

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