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Bupa Longwood Care Home - Meadowlea

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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Bupa Longwood Care Home
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
10 Albany Street
Regional Southland
Riverton
DHB
Southern (Southland)
Phone
(03) 234 8099
Fax
03 234 9053
Mobile
0272348650
Email
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Web
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Facebook
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Personnel
Manager
Diane Clark - 03 234 8099
Owner
Bupa Care Services - 0800 60 80 99
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Description
At Longwood, understanding what you and your family needs is paramount, because that's the individualised care we want to provide. We know this means different things for different people, so we take care to involve family, and make decisions together.

We like to understand each persons likes and dislikes, so that we can build the care we give and the activities we provide around your preferences. After all this is your home, the place you should feel comfortable in.

At Longwood there are a range of interesting activities that you can choose to join in. However, if you prefer your own company, that's something we respect.

We will work with you to ensure that the right care is provided to meet your needs. We can also guide and support you through the process of coming to a care home.

We would love to have the opportunity to to talk to you about what we can offer. Please don't hesitate to visit our Care Home any time during business hours or contact our Care Home Manager Dianne Clark, on (03) 234 8099.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 21 Nov 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care25
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 20 Oct 2017
Testimonials
Testimonials
Quotes from 2014 Residents satisfaction Survey.
Residents
• I feel very grateful that this wonderful care is available in Riverton.
• Happy as a sandbox.
• Just like being at the Hilton.
Family
• I would like to stay here when my time comes so you can book me in now.
• I think Longwood is a very safe reliable environment for my mother, I am happy that she is able to live here.
• Mum is happy with everything and she is happy.
Updated: 23 Oct 2014
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner Yes Access to a Nurse Practitioner through local DHB.
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 Available by referral.
Occupational Therapist Yes As required.
Own Social Worker Yes We are able to access support from our local DHB.
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our activities assistant is on site 32 hours per week. Our programme incorpoates 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 Our skilled podiatrist visits monthly or on request.
Dietitian Yes All menus are dietitian approved. Our dietitian is available for gneral advice and oversees special needs.
Accredited Visitors Yes This can be arranged on an individual basis.
Kaumatua Yes Our local community provides cultural support upon request.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
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: 16 Oct 2014
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care Contract Yes
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 registered nurses on duty 24 hours a day who can provide this level of care.
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes
Oxygen Management Yes We have registered nurses 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 provde 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 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 specialist 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.
Spinal Injuries Yes Your special needs can be discussed prior to admission.
Primary Rural Health Care Yes
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 Clinical Manager is a highly skilled Registered Nurse who also works as a local Practice 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 specialist as required.
Psychiatrist Yes We make referrals for visits by community specialist as required.
Other Post Graduate Specialities Yes We make referrals for visits as required.
Updated: 8 Oct 2014
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 caregivers 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 caregivers a break, or because they need a little bit of extra care to recuperate and return home.
Subsidised Yes A subsidy may be available.
Private Paying Yes We welcome people who are self funding or have insurance cover.
Booking can be made in advance Yes According to bed availability.
Updated: 8 Oct 2014
Features
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
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 All of our rooms are very spacious.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes We welcome couples and will work with you to provide a double room or adjoining singles.
Ensuite Yes Some rooms have en-suite, mainly in the Rest Home Wing.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are welcome to personalise their rooms. We understnd the importance of making it feel like home.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence No We have an inhouse cat.
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 No Our home is centrally heated with underfloor heating.
Maori Kaupapa Yes We respect all cultures.
Residents Committee Yes We have a care homes residents group with regular meetings. Bupa also has a National Residents and Relatives Association.
Family Committee Yes Combined with the residents committee above.
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 Our lounges are very spacious and comfortable with lovely semirural views.
Outings Yes As part of the activities programme, regular trips are provided to the local community. These can include shopping, sight seeing and picnics.
Rural Setting Yes
Smokers Room Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Within the smokers room, for residents only. Family and visitors must not smoke within the care home.
Sprinklers Yes Longwood meets all NZ Fire Service regulations.
Audit report available Yes Audit report for the Health & Disability Standards is available on our website.
Updated: 8 Oct 2014
Special Features
Special Features
Longwood was purpose built,in 1999 as a Facility to provide Long term Care for the Elderly.

FACILITIES
Longwood Care Home is a beautiful complex situated beside the Main State Highway on the boundary edge of Riverton township.

It is built of Oamaru Stone,with large floor to ceiling windows in lounges that will capture not only the sun but the views of the peaceful surrounding countryside. From each lounge area one can see a different perspective,
whether it be the sea,hills & mountains,estuary ,farmlands,the gardens just outside the windows ,all capturing the tranquil setting.

Paved areas outside each lounge provide a pleasant area for the Residents to enjoy the fresh country air. Outside furniture & umbrellas allows you to relax in style.

In the centre of the complex is a courtyard with paving that will lead you on a stroll past the waterfall & the gardens taking a rest on the garden furniture or taking a spell in the shelter of the Gazebo. This is a sunny yet safe area for you to enjoy the quiet outside

Bedroom windows are low enough for one to enjoy the views whilst in bed. The entire facility is built on one level.There are no steps,all entrances for the Residents are wheel-chair accessible.

Hand rails are through out the facility.Underfloor Heating.
Piped Music/Radio in the lounges, can be isolated to suit our Residents needs.

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



Updated: 8 Oct 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 peoples special interests and hobbies. It is important to us that you live your day your way.
Updated: 8 Oct 2014
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals Our menus are dietitian approved and cater to individual preferences and requirements.
Staffing Details Longwood Care Home meets all recommended staffing levels for residential care.
Associated Complexes We are part of Bupa Care Services, a specialist aged care provider. Bua 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
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Other Information Yes We will endeavour to assist you with an interpreter if you are experiencing difficulty with your communication
Updated: 21 Nov 2013
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 21 Nov 2013
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport   There is a daily public transport service to Invercargill.
Shops 1.00 km We have a diary and supermarket close by.
Parks 5.00 km Riverton is a small rural town with beautiful harbour views. There is a also a lookout point and lighthouse a short drive away (5km).
Library 1.00 km Riverton Library is closeby. We have a large number of books available.
Updated: 21 Nov 2013
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes The audit is available on the Bupa website www.bupa.co.nz
Other details No
CareerForce Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 16 Oct 2014

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