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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Irwell Resthome
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
11 Irwell St
Island Bay
Southern Suburbs
Wellington 6023
DHB
Capital & Coast
Phone
(04) 383 8485
Fax
(04) 383 8797
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
John Nicolson - (04) 383 8485
Owner
Heather & John Nicolson - (04) 383 8485
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Description
Our Mission Statement is
"Caring for Elderly in a Family Environment".
We are a Privately Owned and operated Rest Home in Island Bay Wellington. Irwell is a Family focused Rest Home,the Owner/Manager (John) and his Wife (Heather) live on-site and are readily available to Residents, Family and Staff.
We have a passion for Caring for the Elderly and invite you to come and visit us.
We enjoy welcoming new people into our 'Irwell Family' for Short term care, Long term care, Respite care and Convalescent care.
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 6 Jan 2017
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care60
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Rest Home beds available NOW All Rooms are en-suited. We cater for Long term, Short term, Respite, Convalescing, Subsidised and Private. We have an 'Under 65's contract with DHB'
Contact John Nicolson if you would like further information or would like to have a look around.
Impending vacancyYes - RESPITE OUR SPECIALITY
Updated: 20 Feb 2017
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes We have three Registered Nurses working throughout the week. The Registered Nurse's were employed for their passion of working with the Elderly. All Registered Nurses have undertaken InterRAI training
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have higher than required caregiving levels, this ensures we are able to provide individual,'non-rushed' care to the Residents. Our Caregivers have achieved their National Certificate in care of the Elderly.This is held at WELTEC in Petone.
Physiotherapist Yes Community Physiotherapists are available.
Occupational Therapist Yes Community Occupational Therapist are available.
Own Social Worker Yes Social Workers are accessed through C&CDHB services. We also work with Age Concern, Wesleycare and other Agencies.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Activities Coordinator/Officers work over 7 days from 9am - 5pm providing a stimulating, meaningful programme incorporating 'specialist days, cultural parties, celebrations. Games, Arts, Craft, Current Affairs, Outings, Movies.
Hairdresser Yes Hairdresser visits weekly, more often when required.
Podiatrist Yes Podiatirst visits every second week.
Dietitian Yes Community based Dietician is used to audit and assist writing out menus, providing in-house education sessions for staff and giving advice on special diets.
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Yes Visiting Kaumatua available when requested. Also provides education and guidance to staff.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Interdenominational Church Services are held every two weeks. Catholic Service Visitors visit on Sunday offering Communion. Anglican, Baptist, Presbyterian Ministers visit regularly. Hindu, Muslim Preachers available when requested.
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 6 Jan 2017
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We believe it is essential to provide Respite Care for Families. We welcome those who are assessed for Rest Home Level care to come and have a 'Holiday' with us.
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes We provide convalescing care to those who are going into Hospital for Surgery but feel they need a wee bit of care before going home. This is especially important for those who live alone. We can assist with planning your discharge safely.
Advance bookings taken Yes Public Holidays are a time when respite bookings are high - it is a good idea to book well in advance to ensure your place is secure.
Subsidised service Yes We have subsidised agreements with the Ministry of Health.
Private paying service Yes We have Resident's who are private payers.
Updated: 6 Jan 2017
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes All bedrooms at Irwell Rest Home are Single - all have their own full ensuite (shower, vanity, toilet, heating, nurse call bells).
Rooms (Shared) No We believe when you have reached a certain age it is important to have a place where you can be by yourself if you wish. To have a place where you can talk freely with Relatives, Friends and others.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes We have rooms that suit Couples.
Ensuite Yes ALL Bedrooms have full ensuites.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Yes, Residents are encouraged to bring items of importance with them. Bedrooms come with Bed, Chest of Drawers, Chair, Wall Unit, Flat Screen TV, Refrigerator. These items can be used OR removed if personal items are to be used.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Yes alcohol is permitted, although it must not be shared with other Residents. There is Happy Hour twice a week, there is no cost to Residents to attend Happy Hour.
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Each request to bring your own pet will be discussed during the admission process.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes All rooms have their own telephone - there is no cost for local calls to the Residents.
Wifi Yes The Rest Home is Wifi compatible - we do not provide computers or tablets for Residents use though.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Yes, Residents have their own heaters in their bedroom and bathroom.
Residents Committee Yes Meetings are held Monthly.
Newsletter Yes Seasonal newsletters are distributed and available on Irwell web page.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Staff receive training twice yearly in management of challenging behaviour - both for Residents and when faced with other challenging situations.
Confused Residents Yes All Residents who live in Rest Homes facilities would have a degree of confusion, all are assessed as being rest home level.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have two main lounges, one sun room lounge, one library/reading room, one smoking lounge (soley for smokers use only).
Outings Yes Residents are taken on outings once - twice a week visiting local attractions.
Rural Setting Yes Whilst the Rest Home is in a central Wellington location (10 minutes to the Airport, 5 minutes to Wellington Hospital, 8 minutes to the Wellington Motorway) it enjoys rural views. Very nice views from all rooms.
Smokers Room Yes Irwell Rest Home provides a smokers lounge for use of Residents who smoke only. There is no limit to the amount of time spent in this lounge.
Smoking Permitted Yes It is a person right to smoke if THEY wish.
Semi-Secure No Irwell is locked from 5pm - 7am. Access during these hours is by security only. During day hours open access available to all. All Visitors must sign the Visitors book when entering and leaving.
Sprinklers Yes Irwell has one of the most up to date fire evacuation procedures available. The whole building has fire sprinklers and smoke detectors.
Audit report available Yes Copies of Audit reports are available upon request.
Updated: 6 Jan 2017
Special Features
Our Rest Home is a Family Orientated, Privately owned and operated Rest Home, one of the last privately owned rest homes in the Wellington area. The Manager John and his wife Heather live at the Rest Home ensuring the day to day running always go smoothly.

We built the Rest Home 18 years ago, some of our Staff have worked with us for 16+ years.
We have a low staff turnover, this is a reflection of how Management and Staff have excellent working relationships.
Updated: 6 Jan 2017
Interests & Activities
Activity programme runs 7 days a week with a variety of things to keep minds active.
Age Concern are available when requested or a need is seen.
Alzheimer's Society provide talks to staff and families.
Arthritis society available for support.
Big print books a large selection is available in one of the Library areas.
Bingo is played
Blind Foundation is available when required - they provide the talking books service.
Board games, ludo, snakes & ladders, chess to name a few are played.
Bowls are played
Canine friends visit
Cards games are played
Chapel, church services are held by local churches.
Classical Music is played, discs are also available if residents wish to play them in their own room.
Concerts are held regularly, local schools and service clubs come and entertain us.
Crafts are held during our activities programme.
Dancing is a regular thing, it helps with stiff joints, and is a fun thing to do.
Electric beds, some electric beds are available.
Email services are available.
Entertainers visit Irwell regularly.
Entertainment is provided in the activity programme.
Exercises are held daily, these exercises benefit all who attend.
Fax is available
Games are played, teams are formed, great rivalry.
Garden there are gardens that can be walked around.
Gardening is undertaken by those who wish to, there are raised beds for ease of use.
Greypower are accessed if and when required.
Happy Hour occurs twice weekly at no extra cost.
Housie is held weekly
Indoor Games form part of the activity programme
Internet is available - if you have your own computer Wifi is available in all bedrooms.
Jigsaw puzzles - there is a large selection suitable for all abilities.
Library - there are two libraries that have a wide and varied selection of books.
Lectures are held every Saturday.
Men a good Man/Woman ratio
Minibus - there is a minibus that takes residents on outings.
Minigolf - is played as part of the activities programme
Movies are watched - residents choice
Music - is played daily.
Newspaper reading - occurs as part of the activities programme.
Organ - there is an organ that is played and available for residents and their families to play.
Outings - residents are taken out for drives around the local area and further afield.
Parties - any excuse to hold a party where we all dress up and have FUN!!!
Pastoral care - we are not affiliated with any Church group but have contact details for all known groups in our area.
Pianist - come and entain us.
Picnic facilities - we have outdoor areas that are available.
Quizzes - regular quizzes are held with prizes
Reading - there are quiet areas of the rest home where residents are able to read. Staff are available to read to residents if this is needed.
Shopping - if residents need to go shopping this can be arranged.
Sing-a-longs occur daily
Vegetarian - we have vegetarians living at the rest home - their dietary needs are met.
Videos are still able to be played.
Views - stunning views from almost every window.
Updated: 6 Jan 2017
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals We have a six week menu that is flexible to accommodate special functions, dietary needs, weather/climate changes.
Staffing Details We have a high level of staffing - this is commented on each time we are Audited. Two Registered Nurses, Clinical Quality Officer, Care Coordinator, Shift Leaders, Care Staff, Cooks, Kitchen Assistants, Cleaners, Laundry, Maintenance Staff. Care Staff go to WELTEC to receive their Caregiving certificates. We do not have a lower staff during the weekends, staff numbers remain the same.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include To be discussed during the admission process.
Updated: 6 Jan 2017
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Assyrian Yes
Deaf Blind Sign Language Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter Yes Interpreters are available to assist with communication needs.
Maori - Te Reo Yes Several Staff fluent in Te Reo
Sign Language Yes Basic signing is known
Tongan Yes
Updated: 6 Jan 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes We can access members of the Anglican Community. We have members of staff who identify as Anglican.
Baha'i Yes We can access members of the Baha'i Community.
Baptist Yes We can access members of the Baptist Community. We have members of staff who identify as Baptist.
Brethren Yes We can access members of the Brethren Community.
Buddhist Yes We can access members of the Buddhist Community. We have members of staff who identify as Buddhist.
Christian Yes
Hindu Yes We can access members of the Hindu Community. We have members of staff who identify as Hindu.
Muslim Yes We can access members of the Muslim Community. We have members of staff who identify as Muslim.
Jewish Yes We can access members of the Jewish Community.
Methodist Yes We can access members of the Methodist Community. We have members of staff who identify as Methodist.
Presbyterian Yes We can access members of the Presbyterian Community. We have members of staff who identify as Presbyterian.
Roman Catholic Yes We can access members of the ROman Catholic Community. We have members of staff who identify as Catholic.
Salvation Army Yes We can access members of the Salvation Army Community. We have members of staff who identify as Salvationists.
Spiritualist/New Age Yes We can access members of the Spiritualist Community. We have members of staff who identify as Spiritualist.
(Other comments) Yes We are not affiliated to any Religious organisation or group. We encourage Resident's to continue to follow the Religion of their choice and can assist with sourcing Preachers, Priests, Ministers, Church Leaders when we are asked to do so.
Updated: 6 Jan 2017
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.20 km There is a 'shopper bus' at the end of our Street approx 2 minute walk away.
Shops 2.00 km We have a shop on site at the Rest Home where Resident's are able to purchase the 'necessities of life'. Cuba Mall in the city centre is approx 7 minute car ride away, Kilbirnie shops are 8 minute car ride away.
Mall 6.00 km Closest mall type shopping is the Lyall Bay open-air shopping precinct which is approx 9 minute car ride away.
Parks 0.20 km There are several parks in the local area. Tawatawa reserve is 2 minute walk away.
Library 2.00 km Island Bay library is on the bus route.
Updated: 6 Jan 2017
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Eldernet Subscription Gold Yes
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Other details Yes InterRAI training Registered Staff
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 6 Jan 2017

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