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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Bupa Bethesda Care Home
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
235 Harewood Road
Bishopdale
North West, North
Christchurch
Postal Address
8053
DHB
Canterbury
Phone
(03) 359 6390
Fax
(03) 359 4313
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Chris McCulloch - (03) 359 6390 or 027 491 7624
Owner
Bupa Care Services - 0800 60 80 99
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Description
At Bethesda, we offer rest home and hospital level care.

Everything about Bethesda is comfortable and homely – from the large rooms, big enough for a sofa and coffee table, to our comfortable shared lounges, to the easy walk to the local shops.

Bethesda is located in the heart of Bishopdale, 10 minutes from the airport.

Our residents often compliment us on the lovely food our chef makes, and the special attention they receive from our staff.

Focusing on making each day the best it can be for your loved one is what’s most important to us. You can rest assured that the quality of our nursing care is very high.

We take the time to get to know each resident, so that our care can be personalised, respecting each person’s likes, dislikes and preferences.

We would be delighted to have the opportunity to talk with you about our care. Please phone Chris McCulloch, our Care Home Manager, or feel free to drop in at any time.

Alternatively, our community liaison coordinator, Sarah (ph 027 273 2113), can help you with all and any information about moving into a care home, and about the choice of Bupa care homes in Christchurch. She’ll even meet you in your own home if you would like.
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 13 Jan 2014
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care45
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Call Sarah on 027 273 2113 with vacancy queries.We have large rooms with ensuite and kitchenette available. These are suitable for individuals or couples. Great activities. Great meals prepared on site. Continuum of care available if required.
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 28 Feb 2017
Testimonials
Bethesda is perfectly homely. We are very well cared for and the staff are all tops. I am very happy and wouldn't like to move.

Updated: 10 Oct 2014
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes We have 24 hour Registered Nurse coverage. Our team of nurses have experience in aged care.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
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 A local physiotherapist calls in on a regular basis.
Occupational Therapist Yes As required.
Own Social Worker No As required.
Diversional Therapist Yes As required.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our Activities Assistant is on site 32 hours per week. Our programme incorporates one-to-one activities, group sessions and day trips.
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser visits on a regular basis and provides a great service at a reasonable price.
Podiatrist Yes A podiatrist visits our residents every 3 weeks.
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 Regular interdenominational church services are held at Bethesda.
Other Personnel Yes A wide range of entertainers - Allied Health Professionals as needed - A GP who visits regularly and is also available on-call.
Updated: 10 Oct 2014
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care Contract No 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.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes We have a registered nurse on duty 24 hours a day who can provide this level of care.
Oxygen Management Yes We have a registered nurse on duty 24 hours a day who can provide this level of care.
Surgical Followup Yes We are able to care for people following surgery and provide a range of convalescent care options.
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 Advisor Yes We manage residents needs and provide a range of continence products with visits by community nurse specialist on request.
Infection Control Yes We meet all infection control standards.
Stomal Therapist Yes We manage residents needs and provide a range of products with visits by community nurse specialists on request.
Psychiatric Care Yes We will provide referrals to other services as required.
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.
Dialysis Yes We are able to provide continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. We also provide support for those requiring haemo dialysis.
Spinal Injuries Yes Your special needs can be discussed prior to admission.
Specialised Dementia Care Yes
Gerontological Care Yes Bupa prides itself on providing person-centred care. Your day is planned the way you want it.
Urology Yes We are able to manage all continence needs.
Community Health Yes We link with community health professionals as required.
Clinical Manager Yes Our Manager is a registered nurse.
Other Nursing Specialities Yes Available as required.
Anthroposophical Care Yes We have a strong focus on person-centred care.
Psychologist Yes We make referrals for visits by community specialists as required.
Psychiatrist Yes We make referrals for visits by community specialists as required.
Other Post Graduate Specialities Yes We make referrals for visits as required.
Updated: 10 Oct 2014
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/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 or other Short Stay 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.
Advance bookings taken Yes According to bed availability.
Subsidised service Yes A subsidy may be available.
Private paying service Yes We welcome people who are self funded or have insurance cover.
Updated: 10 Oct 2014
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We can discuss your special needs prior to admission.
Day Care Yes It is possible for people to join us during the day and return home at night.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes You may qualify for Primary Options For Acute Care Funding. Ask your GP for details.
Palliative Care Contract Yes Individual funding may be available. Ask your GP or the hospital for more details.
Other 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.
Whanau Room Yes We have areas available where residents and their families can spend quiet time together.
Rooms (Single) Yes We have a range of rooms to offer including large spacious premium rooms with ensuites. We also have a small number of standard rooms.
Rooms (Shared) Yes We welcome couples and will work to accommodate your needs.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes We have spacious rooms that can accomodate a married couple.
Ensuite Yes Our premium rooms offer ensuite facilities, premium room rates apply for these rooms.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are welcome to personalise their rooms. We understand the importance of making it feel like home.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We are happy to discuss options for your pets.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Phones are able to be provided in residents room, this is at resident's own cost.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes We have under-floor heating that is adjusted in each section of the building.
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.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have several lounges for residents to choose from. The largest lounge in our home is in the rest home and our special events are held there for everyone.
Outings Yes As part of the activities program regular trips are provided to the local community. These can include shopping, sight seeing and picnics.
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking is permitted in the designated area.
Sprinklers Yes Bethesda meets all NZ Fire Services regulations.
Audit report available Yes Audit report for the Health & Disability Standards is available on our website. Bethesda is proud to achieve 4 year certification.
Updated: 23 Oct 2014
Special Features
Bupa Care Services is one of New Zealand's leading aged care providers. We offer a continuum of care, with personal medical alarms, retirement villages, respite, rest homes, hospitals and dementia care. Care of people with dementia is our speciality. We take pride in adopting the best international approaches, and adapting them to our New Zealand ways.

Bupa has no shareholders so all surpluses are reinvested into our care homes.

Updated: 10 Oct 2014
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: 15 Jul 2014
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals Our menus are dietician approved and cater to individual preferences and requirements.
Staffing Details Bethesda 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.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include A government subsidy may be available for part or all of your care.
Updated: 10 Oct 2014
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Chinese Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter Yes We have access to the interpreter services through the Canterbury DHB.
Updated: 13 Jan 2014
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 13 Jan 2014
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport   Bus stop immediately outside our home.
Shops   Walking distance to Bishopdale Mall.
Mall   5 minutes drive to Northlands Mall. Our Activities staff take residents out on shopping trips as a regular event.
Parks   Bishopdale Park is close and we have regular outings to the Groyns Reserve.
Library   Library outreach provide us with a regular library service. We also have access to talking books and DVDs.
Updated: 10 Oct 2014
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes Bupa is committed to ensuring staff have the knowledge & skills to deliver high quality care to our residents. Bupa delivers approved training programmes for National Certificates in Foundation Skills,Core Competencies & Residential Qualifications.
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes One of our Activities Assistants holds a National Certificate in Diversional Therapy.
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes At Bethesda we are proud to be one of a small number of NZ care homes who hold 4 year certification. We invite you to view our latest Ministry of Health Audit report simply by clicking on the website link provided above in the Contact Details section.
Other details Yes We would love to talk to you about how Bethesda could become home to you or your loved one. Please call Chris McCulloch on 03 359 6390.
CareerForce Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 1 Aug 2014

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