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Vacancy
No
Name
Gulf Views
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
22 Selwyn Road
Howick
Auckland
DHB
Counties Manukau
Phone
(09) 535 6050
Fax
(09) 535 9900
Email
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Personnel
Manager
Sue Milton - (09) 535 6050
Owner
Eastern Services Ltd - (09) 535 6050
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Description
Set in pleasant gardens with expansive sea views, this quality home offers short and long term care.

With its handy location to Howick Village and other amenitities Gulf Views has a unique atmosphere, and is a desirable place to live.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 11 Oct 2012
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care45
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 18 Aug 2017
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes The Manager is a Registered Nurse. She is supported by two other RN's. Most evening and night shifts are covered by Enrolled Nurses.
Physiotherapist 0.00 Yes On call as required
Occupational Therapist Yes Consultant one day per month and as required.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Two activities co-ordinators who work under the direction of the Occupational Therapist.
Hairdresser Yes On site two to three days per week and as required.
Podiatrist Yes Visits approximately six weekly
Dietitian Yes Consultant dietitian every two months or as required.
Accredited Visitors Negotiable Visitors for Chinese residents can be organised via the local Chinese church
Kaumatua Yes Accessible from O Wairoa marae.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes The Clergy from All Saints are available as required.
Updated: 28 Aug 2015
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Gerontological Care Yes Manager who is a registered nurse holds a Certificate in Gerontology
Updated: Unknown
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes We can provide POAC care but this depends upon bed availability.
Palliative Care Contract No We will provide end of life care within our ability however the Nurse Manager reserves the right to consider reassessment and private hospital transfer if it is felt the residents needs are not able to be met here.
Rooms (Single) Yes
Ensuite Yes Most rooms have shared ensuites for those that do not there are toilets in very close proximity.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes This is encouraged as we feel it reflects your individuality and will help you feel more at home with familiar items around you.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Wine and beer served at dinner. Alcohol also may be held in the resident's own room.
Pets In Residence Yes One handsome cat named Panther.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Fish or bird only at present.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Residents can have their own phone at the cost of $26 per month. Portable phone also available with phones throughout the building.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes A thermostat gauge is located in every room and central heating is throughout. We try to respect resident preferences with temperature settings.
Residents Committee Yes Residents are invited to join the committee. Meetings are held two monthly, solely chaired and managed by the residents. Management only attend at the request of the committee. Minutes are posted on the notice board.
Newsletter Yes 'This and That' our own colourful and well presented newsletter is published quarterly. Please ask to see a copy.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We do have a policy in place however those who require more specialised care would be reassessed.
Lounges/seating areas Yes There is one large lounge and several small areas. The smaller areas are quieter and are suitable for conversation especially during visiting. The conservatory area has tea making facilities and is a popular spot at afternoon tea time.
Outings Yes There is always a capacity number wanting to attend outings. We may therefore have to repeat some of the more popular outings to accommodate all.
Smoking Permitted No Please note: Gulf Views is a SMOKE FREE site.
Sprinklers Yes
Updated: 28 Aug 2015
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern (can access as required they provide training for the staff on elder abuse), BBQ (in the summer these are part of our daily life), Big print books, Bingo (always well supported), Blind Foundation (access to if required), Board games, Bowls (we have an ongoing competition with another local rest home - this is quite a competitive event), Breakfast in bed, Canine friends (Outreach programme visitor once a month), Cards, Care and Craft, Children (groups visit a couple of times a year), Church, Communicare, Concerts (we attend local concerts and invite groups to visit the rest home), Digital camera, Email (families may email us and we will print out for the resident), Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises (twice a month sit dancing), Fax, Flower arranging (an activities staff member belongs to the local floral group), Games, Garden, Gardening (new raised beds have just been created - residents are very excited about the possibility of the allocation of a box!), Happy Hour (not exactly, but wine and beer are served with dinner), Housie, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Library (small inhouse collection - please see our note about our external library service), Lions (our seat at the front of the rest home was kindly donated by the Howick Lions)we can accommodate men (so men if you would like to join us you'd be welcome), Minibus, Movies - Monterey Theatre is in close proximity - if there a suitable movie on ie not too loud, we will go) , Music, Newspaper reading, Organ, Outings, Parkinson's Society, Parties (we have cocktail parties, Queens Birthday and the Melbourne Cup, and the rest home birthday - these are eagerly anticipated and thoroughly enjoyed), Pastoral care, Picnic facilities (we make our own picnics here), Quizzes, Reading, RSA (the RSA is very accessible - members can therefore easily attend we also have outings for lunch here - residents love this as they get real fish 'n chips), Senior Citizens, Shopping (we go to the malls about every second month), Sing-a-longs, Singing, TAB (easily located), Vegetarian, Videos, Views (stunning views of the Hauraki Gulf taking in Waiheke Island and Pine Harbour)
Updated: 28 Aug 2015
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Afrikaans Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Samoan Yes
Tongan Yes
Updated: 28 Aug 2015
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.30 km There is a short walk to the bus stop in the village of Howick which gives transport to the city and Botany Town Centre.
Shops 0.30 km Village type shopping centre with plenty of cafes, restaurants, supermarket and other specialty shops. This affords a pleasant place to spend some time with your family. Many of our residents enjoy an outing here.
Mall 5.00 km Botany Centre and other smaller malls.
Parks 0.50 km Children's playground and beach are both handy. The playground is adjacent to the Domain. Gentle safe beach with easy access and great views from the carpark.
Library 0.30 km A handy walkway to the rest home. We also get books delivered to the home. The library select books suited to individual preference. Videos and DVDs can also be provided.
Updated: 28 Aug 2015
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Other details Yes We provide our own inhouse training via the ACE programme and use a contracted clinical educator to support staff. This means that staff have access to a professional trainer with appropriate skills.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: Unknown

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