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Brooklands Rest Home and Memory Care

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Vacancy
No
Name
Brooklands Rest Home and Memory Care
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
22 List Street
Welbourn
New Plymouth
Postal Address
22 List Street Welbourn New Plymouth
DHB
Taranaki
Phone
(06) 758 8422
Fax
(06) 757 5876
Email
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Personnel
Manager
Heather Marshall - (06) 758 8422
Owner
Dementia Specialists Limited
Business Manager
Beck Bates
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Description
Brooklands Rest Home and Memory Care is a compact facility on a quiet residential street in New Plymouth, that provides quality rest home and dementia care. We value our residents and the work we do to provide client-centred care. We recognise that each person is an individual with their own needs, preferences and contributions to make. We promote the self-worth of residents, encourage optimum levels of independence, foster a comfortable, home-like and safe environment, and treat all residents with dignity and respect.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 17 Oct 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care12
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
We welcome Permanent Care, Short Term Care, Stimulating Activites. We welcome you to get in touch and come see for yourself the wonderful family-orientated Rest Home.
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 24 Oct 2017
Testimonials
Testimonials
Hi my name is ***, I have both of my parents in Brooklands Rest Home and Memory Lane.
I’m really impressed with the level of care that my parents get from the Staff. They seem genuinely interested in making sure that they’re both comfortable.
It must be difficult to deal with my Dads dementia. The Staff are very understanding with how he reacts to different situations and seem to deal with it very well, and in a professional manner.
I really like that he can dish his meals up for himself, and is free to walk around in his area. I think it helps a lot that each room in Memory Lane is different from one another. It makes it easier for Dad to know which room is his.
I really appreciate that they take extra effort with my Dad and his excessive shaving problems. It makes it a lot easier on me to keep his shaver safe and not get destroyed every week.
My Mum is unwell, and I find Staff have been amazing at checking on her regularly to make sure that she’s OK. It has made it alot easier for Mum to settle into her new Home, and feel comfortable with the Staff. This has been a worry off my mind.
She has been very happy that she can personalise her room, and she is always commenting on how lovely the meals are.
The Clinical Services Manager has been very supportive with Mums medical problems, and helped Mum and I write down her wishes on how to take care of her when the inevitable happens, and I know she will be treated with dignity and care.
I’m made to feel welcome everytime I come in and I find all Staff in both the Rest Home and Memory Lane very friendly and helpful.
Updated: 27 May 2017
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40 Yes There are two Registered Nurses providing clinical oversight of care provided to the residents by our very experienced and skilled caregivers. The Registered Nurses carry out clinical assessments and liaise with members of the interdisciplinary team.
Enrolled Nurse No
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have wonderful experienced and skilled caregivers who know the needs and desires of each resident well, and provide exemplary care.
Physiotherapist Yes We have our own contracted physiotherapist who works with the Registered Nurses to provide appropriate assessment and care planning.
Occupational Therapist Yes We work closely with the Occupational Therapy Department at Taranaki Base Hospital as needed.
Diversional Therapist Yes Our Diversional Therapist is very experienced, and skilled at providing a diverse range of activity programmes tailored to meet the individual wishes of each resident.
Hairdresser Yes The Hairdresser visits regularly. Prices are available on request.
Podiatrist Negotiable The Podiatrist visits approximately every 6 weeks and the cost is met by the resident, unless prescribed by the GP.
Dietitian Yes We have access to a dietician who assists with menu planning and liaises with the Registered Nurses to provide specific diets for residents as required.
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have a volunteer chaplain/resident advocate, who visits regularly and is available to provide support as required.
Updated: 18 Oct 2016
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: 17 Oct 2016
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room No Can be arranged.
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Residents have access to a telephone in the dining room & to the mobile phone. You are welcome to have your own personal phone installed, however all costs related to personal phone must be met by the resident or family.
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Brooklands has gas heating throughout the public areas of the Rest Home and fixed heating in the residents rooms and bathrooms, which is monitored by staff to ensure a safe temperature level is maintained.
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Smoking Permitted No Although permitted outside
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 17 Oct 2016
Special Features
Special Features
A small, friendly rest home.

Caring staff, companionship, with excellent personal and medical care.

Brooklands home, a purpose built facility is 'U' shaped in design. This has created an 'easy living' floor plan so that residents only have short distances to walk to living areas and ammenitites. A centrally located outdoor deck is frequently used and is popular with staff and residents alike. In addition to the secure, sunny outdoor area in the Dementia Home - Memory Lane.

Please ask to see our 'Residents Orientation Folder' for further detailed information.

Updated: 18 Oct 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Our Recreational Therapy programme includes individual and group activities, has creative and intellectual components and includes regular supervised outings in our Facility van and visits from a variety of entertainers. Examples of our interests and activities include:

Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Big print books, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Concerts, Craft, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy hour, Housie, Library, Meal choices, Minibus, Movies, Music, Outings, Park, Parkinson's Society, Parties, Quizzes, Reading, Recreation, Religious services, RSA, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Visitors, Video.

In addition to the above, Residents are encouraged to participate in 'normal' household activities, including laundry, baking, setting the table, so they retain a sense of self-value and independence.
Updated: 18 Oct 2016
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals As a guideline, Breakfast 8am, Morning Tea 10am, Lunch/Hot Dinner 12MD, Afternoon Tea 2.00pm Tea 5pm, Supper 7.30pm. Though Residents may eat their meals whenever and where ever they wish. Cultural or spititual food preferences, food dislikes or any allergies are catered for.
Staffing Details There is always a minimum of two staff available to provide care. Staffing levels are set by the Manager according to assessed resident need.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please see the manager for details of additional fees.
Updated: 18 Oct 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Updated: 18 Oct 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes Regular services
Inter denominational Yes Regular church services are advertised on the Residents' Notice Board for those that wish to attend.
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes Regular services
Roman Catholic Yes Regular services
Updated: 18 Oct 2016
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Mall 4.00 km 4 km approx to City Centre
Parks 0.00 km The Facility boundary is Brooklands Park
Library 4.00 km Public Library in city centre. We have a library service where an individual selection of books are available & are renewed regularly. Special needs, eg large print books & books on special areas of interest are catered for. Talking books, also available.
Updated: 18 Oct 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
CareerForce
Updated: 18 Oct 2016

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