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Bupa Ballarat Care Home

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Vacancy
No
Name
Bupa Ballarat Care Home
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
278 West Belt
Rangiora
Postal Address
278 West Belt
Rangiora 7400
DHB
Canterbury
Phone
(03) 313 0951
Fax
(03) 313 0958
Email
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Web
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Facebook
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Personnel
Manager
Chris Webster - (03) 313 0951
Owner
Bupa Care Services - 0800 60 80 99
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Description
Ballarat is a newly built care home and can boast all the benefits of a purpose built, bright and modern building.

Located on the Western edge of Rangiora, Ballarat provides a peaceful setting for residents to enjoy with not one but three beautiful courtyard gardens providing ample seating areas for you and your family to enjoy the sunshine.

You should choose how you want to spend your day, so we will offer a large variety of activities for you to enjoy including housie, crafts, gardening, quizzes, word games and even pamper sessions for the ladies. We also have entertainers who will visit us at Ballarat to perform musical or dance numbers for your pleasure.

We will take trips to areas of natural beauty and enjoy fish and chips, or visit places of interest such as museums – we’re open to your suggestions.

We love getting to know our residents and their families, who are welcome at any time. Getting to know you well allows us to deliver individualized care that is right for you which is very important to us. You and your family are included in decisions about your care needs every step of the way.
You’re welcome to visit us any time to look around. Feel free to contact our Care Home Manager, Chris on (03) 313 0951 or Sarah our community liaison on 027 273 2113
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 2 Feb 2015
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 10
Vacancy No
We have a total of 10 rest home beds. Please call our Care home Manager or our community liaison Sarah on 027 273 2113 for more information.
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsYes
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 25 Mar 2019
Testimonials
Testimonials
‘Ballarat is wonderful, it feels like home and all the staff are so friendly’
Updated: 8 Dec 2014
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes We have 24 hour Registered Nurse coverage. Our team of nurses have experience in aged care.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our Caregivers are highly experienced and work towards achieving NZQA qualifications in residential aged care. They are skilled to provide the best care for our residents.
Physiotherapist Yes We have a Physiotherapist who visits twice a week and physiotherapy trained staff daily.
Occupational Therapist Yes Jill Thorp (Bupa Occupational Therapist) is available as required.
Social Worker (on site) Yes As required.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We have activities 7 days per week and is supported by Jill Thorp (OT). Our programme incorporates one-to-one activities, group sessions and day trips.
Hairdresser Yes Nancy our hairdresser visits once a week and provides a great service at a reasonable price.
Podiatrist Yes Whitney our skilled podiatrist visits every 6 weeks, and provides a great service at a reasonable price
Dietitian Yes All menus are Dietitian approved. Our Dietitian is available for general advice and oversight of specialised needs.
Accredited Visitors Yes This can be arranged on an individual basis.
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes A service is held twice a month.
Other Personnel Yes A wide range of entertainers - Allied Health Professional as needed - A GP who visits regularly and is also available on-call
Updated: 29 Nov 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes We have a registered nurse on duty 24 hours a day who can provide this level of care.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes We have a registered nurse on duty 24 hours a day who can provide this level of care.
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes Individual palliative care funding may be available.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes It is our privilege to care for people nearing the end of their life. We work closely with GP's and Hospice to provide this care.
Wound Care Yes We work together with GP's and specialist wound management nurses as required.
Diabetic Care Yes We are able to care for all levels of diabetes and our menu has a range of options for those who need a special diet.
Continence Advice Yes We manage residents needs and provide a range of continence products with visits by community nurse specialist on request.
Stomal Therapy Yes We manage residents needs and provide a range of products with visits by community nurse specialists on request.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes We provide support for residents who have had a stroke. This may include physiotherapy and special diet options.
Tracheotomy Care Yes Your special needs can be discussed prior to admission.
Spinal Injuries Care Yes Your special needs can be discussed prior to admission.
Infection Control Yes We meet all infection control standards.
Surgical Followup Yes We are able to care for people following surgery and provide a range of convalescent care options.
Psychiatric Care Yes We will provide referrals to other services as required.
Community Health Yes We link with community health professionals as required.
Clinical Management Yes Amanda Graham our Clinical Manager is a registered nurse, with an extensive background in aged care.
Other Specialties Yes Available as required.
Updated: 19 Apr 2018
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We welcome residents who wish to stay for a short time, either to give relatives and care givers a break, or because they need a little bit of extra care to recuperate and return home.
Carer Support Yes We welcome residents who wish to stay for a short time, either to give relatives and care givers a break, or because they need a little bit of extra care to recuperate and return home.
Subsidised Yes Subsidy may be available.
Private Paying Yes We welcome people who are self funded or have insurance cover.
Booking can be made in advance Yes According to bed availability.
Updated: 14 Jul 2014
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are welcome to personalise their room. We understand the importance of making it feel like home.
Single Rooms Yes We have nicely appointed single rooms.
Shared Rooms No We have no shared rooms, although we would accommodate couples, who wished to have the same room - negotiable and subject to availability.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We are happy to discuss options for your pets.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes You are welcome to have a phone and internet installed at your own cost.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes All of our resident rooms have individual heaters that can be easily adjusted.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We discuss your special needs prior to admission.
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes You may qualify for Primary Options For Acute Care Funding. Ask your GP for details.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes It is our privilege to care for people nearing the end of their life. We work closely with GP's and Hospice to provide this care.
Palliative Care Contract Yes Individual funding may be available. Ask your GP or the hospital for more details.
Outings Yes As part of the activities program regular trips are provided to the local community. These can include shopping, sight seeing and picnics.
Whanau Room Yes We have lovely areas available where residents and their families can spend quiet time together.
Maori Kaupapa Yes We respect all cultures.
Residents Committee Yes We have a care home residents group with regular meetings. Bupa also has a National Residents and Relatives Association.
Family Committee Yes We welcome family input and hold family forums on a regular basis.
Newsletter Yes The care homes newsletter is published on a regular basis.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Our staff are trained to recognise and manage a range of behaviours that residents may have.
Confused Residents Yes Our staff are trained to recognise and manage a range of behaviours that residents may have. This may include residents who become confused.
Smoking Permitted Yes Only in the smoking area.
Updated: 28 Aug 2014
Special Features
Special Features
Bupa has no shareholders so all surpluses are reinvested into our care homes.
Updated: 31 Jul 2014
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
A range of activities happen each day on an individual and group level which changes on a regular basis. We cater for people's special interests and hobbies. It is important to us that you live your day your way.
Updated: 14 Jul 2014
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details about Meals Our meals are dietitian approved and cater to individual preferences and requirements.
Staffing Qualifications and Details Ballarat meets all recommended staffing levels for residential care.
Associated Complexes We are part of Bupa Care Services, a specialist aged care provider. Bupa Care Services also has retirement villages, medical alarms and rehab services available.
What's included in your fees and what's not A government subsidy may be available for part or all of your care. Some of our rooms have a small premium payable for additional features. eg. courtyard off the room or an ensuite.
Updated: 23 Oct 2014
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
French Yes
Malayalam Yes
Shona Yes
Swahili Yes
Tagalog Yes
Other Details Yes Panjabi Cebuano
Updated: 9 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
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes The audit is available on the Bupa website www.bupa.co.nz
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
CareerForce Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 31 Jul 2014

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

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