Rest Home Care: Coombrae Home

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Enliven Central’s Coombrae Home is lively and welcoming. The people are warm and friendly and there seems to be a smiling face at every corner. Situated in the Feilding township, with a tranquil semi-rural outlook, Coombrae Home is a community icon.

OUR PHILOSOPHY
Coombrae Home, like all Enliven Central homes, embraced an elder directed model of care called the Eden Alternative.

This means we work to ensure the elders of Coombrae Home have companionship, variety and spontaneity, fun, meaningful activity and purpose in their lives. It ensures that elders are involved in decisions that relate to both their personal wellbeing and what happens at their home.

Here, residents are supported to maintain their independence and routines, and to continue with hobbies, interests and passions, in a way that’s right for the individual.

OUR PEOPLE
Our staff are not only highly trained, they’re also friendly, caring and embrace our elder-directed philosophy of care.

At Coombrae Home, in addition to rest home care we also provide dementia care services. This means we have nurses on-site during the day and on-call overnight. The doctor also visits regularly and we are in regular contact to ensure all clinical needs are met.

SERVICES
Enliven’s Coombrae Home offers rest home and dementia care services, as well as short term respite, health recovery care and an engaging day programme.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS
As an Enliven home we’re proud to be more than just ‘family friendly’. At Coombrae Home, your family is part of our family. After all, family, friends and the community play a big part in life here.

At Coombrae, you’ll find there are no set visiting times; you can invite your grandchildren, family and friends to visit at any time. Plus we have a great toy box and games to keep the little ones entertained!

You may like to invite family or friends to join in the special events and social outings organised by Coombrae Home. And of course, family and friends are always welcome to join you for a meal.
Updated: 18 Jul 2016

Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 18 Jul 2016

Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care31
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 28 Sep 2016

Testimonials
There are many reasons why people enjoy living at Enliven’s Coombrae Home. We asked one of our residents that live there what they like the most about their home.

“I chose Coombrae because I needed extra support and I had heard good things about it. I’m spoilt rotten and loving every minute of it.” – George
Updated: 18 Jul 2016
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40 Yes Our registered nurse covers both the rest home and the Rata Haven and is on duty daily from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Negotiable
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Diversional Therapist No Our Recreation Officers work Monday to Sunday from 10.00 AM to 2.00 PM
Hairdresser Yes Visits on Wednesday
Podiatrist Yes Every six weeks
Dietitian Yes When required
Kaumatua Yes When required
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes When required
Updated: 18 Jul 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Psychiatric Care No Can be arranged if required
Specialised Dementia Care Yes Coombrae Home has a secure wing called Rata Haven with 13 beds
Gerontological Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Psychologist No Can be arranged if required
Psychiatrist No Can be arranged if required
Updated: 18 Jul 2016
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Coombrae Home welcomes Elders to the Home for respite care. Your enquiry is welcome.
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes Coombrae Home welcomes Elders to the Home on a day stay. Your enquiry is welcome.
Advance bookings taken Yes
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 18 Jul 2016
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Day Care Yes Daily from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM
Whanau Room Yes Room available on request
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) No We welcome couples at Coombrae Home, talk to us about the options available.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes The rooms can be furnished, but residents are invited to make the space their own. You can bring along your own familiar furniture and furnishings. Many residents bring along photos, artwork, ornaments, furniture and bed covers.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Some pets belong to the home and residents have chosen to look after them. Other pets have moved in with their owners.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We understand that pets are part of the family too. Talk to us about your pet moving into the home with you – pets are usually welcomed with open arms as long as they get on with other people and animal
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Residents can have a telephone connected in their rooms at their own cost
Residents Committee Yes Monthly residents meeting, advocacy person available
Newsletter Yes Quarterly
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Two lounges available, a recreation room, and a smaller lounge for family use
Outings Yes Twice per week in the Coombrae van
Rural Setting Yes Paddocks at the back and a lovely garden setting
Smoking Permitted Yes In desgnated areas outside
Semi-Secure Yes Our dementia wing is secure
Sprinklers Yes Smoke alarms and 6 monthly evacuation drills
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 18 Jul 2016
Special Features
Eden Alternative- a philosophy of care

We have adopted the Eden Alternative at Coombrae Home, which means we work to create vibrant living and work environments for our residents. We encourage residents to maintain their own routines and continue with hobbies and interests. Residents' pets, the presence of children, plenty of plants and gardens and a high level of local community involvement is a part of our Homes' everyday life.
Updated: 18 Jul 2016
Interests & Activities

A highlight for many residents is the social life and companionship at Coombrae Home. As well as enjoying the company of others at a similar stage of life, Coombrae Home residents get involved in organising daily happenings and special events – making the most of the varied social calendar.

We have a wide range of interest groups. Regular activities and events include sight-seeing trips, guest entertainers, craft, themed parties and gardening.

Activity and interest groups and programmes are tailored to the interests of residents. This may include: Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Bridge, Canine friends, Cards, Chapel, Children, Church, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Gas Fire, Golden Oldies, Greypower, Happy Hour, Holidays, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Park, Parties, Quizzes, Reading, RSA, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing

Updated: 18 Jul 2016
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals Each day we provide our residents their breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snacks. We’ll make sure you always have plenty of delicious food to enjoy. Our menus are co-designed by a dietician and chef to ensure there is plenty of diversity and that your meals are nutritious and satisfying, made right on-site. We encourage you to enjoy your meals in the dining room with your friends. Morning and afternoon tea is served around the home and snacks and fruit are always available in the dining room or kitchenettes.
Staffing Details Trained caregivers to assist with cares, a qualified cook, experienced laundry lady and a dedicated cleaner crew. Nurse available daily from 8am-4.30pm and on call 24 hrs. We employ a quality coordinater to make sure we are constantly looking at improving our standards. Our office is staffed 9am-3pm Monday to Friday. The manager is on duty from Monday to Friday and on call during the weekends.
Associated Complexes Enliven runs a number of homes throughout the lower North Island including Brightwater Home and Willard Home in Palmerston North.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Fees cover all daily care but do not include personal toiletries i.e. soap, tooth paste, talcum powder, shampoo and conditioner Also not included are services not requested by a registered nurse or G.P, such as a podiatrist. Also other services such as those provided by dentist, opticians, chaplains, hair dressers, drycleaners and solicitors can be arranged at the resident's expense.
Updated: 22 Jul 2016
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Other Information No We can arrange family, friends, volunteers or an interpreter for other languages
Updated: 18 Jul 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Christian Yes
Presbyterian Yes
(Other comments) Yes Coombrae Home welcomes people of all religious backgrounds and assists residents in making arrangements for worship
Updated: 18 Jul 2016
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.30 km Bus
Shops 0.30 km Small supermarket, dairy and fish and chips shop
Mall 2.00 km Good shops in town and weekly farmers market on Fridays
Parks 1.00 km Park and swimming pool (covered and uncovered)
Library 2.00 km The good local library will deliver books to the residents
Updated: 18 Jul 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes As with all Residential Care a summary is available on the MOH website
The Eden Alternative Yes Coombrae Home has adopted the Eden Alternative. Working to create vibrant living for our residents. Pets, the presence of children, plenty of plants and gardens and a high level of local community involvement is a part of our Homes' everyday life.
Spark of Life Yes
RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc)) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association Yes
ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes Staff required to complete certificate. Most staff have completed certificate or are nearly finished
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Other details Yes QPS benchmarking
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. RVA (Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand (Inc)) New Zealand Aged Care Association ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme)
Updated: 21 Jul 2016

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