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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Karina Lifecare
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
15 Karina Tce
Roslyn
Palmerston North 4414
DHB
MidCentral
Phone
(06) 357 6051
Fax
(06) 357 6060
Email
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Web
Visit Website
Personnel
Manager
Stephen Prabhakaran - (06)3576051
Owner
Heritage Lifecare Group
Business Manager
Noreen Symons - (06)3576051
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Description
At Karina Lifecare, we are proud to offer personalised rest home care. Our dedicated and experienced team are here to attend to both your everyday and urgent requirements. We believe in providing personable, compassionate, safe, respectful care, adding value to the quality of everyday living.

We know it is very important to offer choices and to really listen to what our residents and their families want. Recognising the individual needs of our residents and to promote a friendly and comfortable environment is an important part of our philosophy. Respecting the dignity, beliefs and culture of all helps us make each day the best it can be.

Our residents and their families comment on the homely feeling we have created here. We would be delighted to have the opportunity to talk with you about our care. Please phone our Facility Manager, or feel free to drop in at any time.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Updated: 27 Oct 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 37
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsNo
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 23 Jan 2019
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes On site 7 days per week and on call at all times.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes 24 hour caregiver cover. 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 Negotiable
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes We have a Diversional Therapist who works 5 days per week 9.30am - 4pm including weekends.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes This role is performed by the Diversional Therapist.
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes
Kaumatua Yes We endeavour to assist residents to maintain any cultural ties they may have in the community before coming to Karina.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes A Chaplain is available, and various religious groups can be arranged to visit to provide services for all of our residents.
Other Personnel Yes Karina Lifecare is proud of its wonderful support staff which make it a lovely, warm and family orientated facility. Additionally, other services are provided, such as email assistance, appointment transportation, speech therapy, and interpreter services. We are able to arrange for our residents if required.
Updated: 16 Nov 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Community Health Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes
Updated: 27 Oct 2016
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Karina Lifecare has one dedicated respite bed
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 27 Oct 2016
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Rooms are fully furnished and we encourage residents to bring some of your own furniture, to make it feel more like home.
Single Rooms Yes Ample room space with a 24-hour nurse call system, TV outlets, safety grab rails and vanity units.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes Depending on Occupancy, Double rooms are available for couples.
Ensuite Yes Some rooms are available with Toilet and Vanity ensuites.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We are happy to discuss options for your pets.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes Available for residents.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We welcome any enquiries for Day Care, Respite and long-term Care.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Three communal lounges are available, equipped with comfortable seating, a stereo system and televisions with Freeview TV, Sky TV, and DVD players. The area is large enough for residents to run meetings, invite guests and partake in a variety of organised functions.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes A no discrimination policy is in place to provide a friendly and caring space for residents.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes All Day Care enquiries are welcomed. A full Activities program runs Monday - Friday to participate in.
Outings Yes As part of the activities programme, regular weekly trips are provided to the local community. These can include shopping, sightseeing and picnics.
Whanau Room Yes Separate whanau/family room with adjoining kitchen, affording privacy and comfort.
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Newsletter Yes
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.
Rural Setting No We have beautiful views of the Tararua Ranges from most rooms.
Smoking Permitted Yes Only outside in court yard.
Updated: 16 Nov 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Karina Lifecare Complex offers all the benefits of a care facility, including entertainment, activities and companionship. The site provides paraplegic toilets and separate dining room and lounge facilities. The facility is fitted with accessibility ramps and safety grab rails, wide corridors, and smoke detectors with water sprinklers.

Situated in the peaceful Timaru, Karina boasts magnificent landscaped rose and vegetable gardens, with a BBQ area and a courtyard for quiet and peaceful sitting and relaxing. We take pride in being warm and friendly and have become renowned for our cheerful atmosphere.
Updated: 16 Nov 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Karina has an extensive repertoire of activities and events, aimed at keeping the body and mind stimulated. A weekly planner is drawn up by the Recreation Officer informing each resident of up-coming activities and events, focusing on designing programmes for each individual at all levels of disability, to promote independence and creative expression.

Large print books and Blind Foundation listening books form part of our library service and we also rent DVDs or videos. Entertainers form a regular part of our programme. A piano, pool table and Sky TV is also available in the main lounges.

Here are just some of the activities and interests of residents which arise on a regular basis:

Regular church services, one to one shopping, one to one therapy, special catered events (eg birthdays, anniversaries, special celebrations). Board Games, Cooking, Crosswords & Quizzes, Gardening, Indoor Bowls, Movies, Crafts, Music, Parties, Happy Hour, Newspaper Reading.

There is also active involvement in community organizations, such as All Saints Friendship Centre and the RSA. Outings are an ongoing part of the activities programme and often include stopping somewhere for coffee.
Updated: 16 Nov 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details about Meals We provide good, old fashioned home cooking and baking. All our menus have been approved by a qualified dietician and special diets can easily be catered for. The following can be typically found on the menu: Breakfast: fruit, porridge, weetbix, cornflakes, toast tea, coffee or milo. Lunch: corned beef, steak casserole, mince, sweet & sour pork, fish pie, roast (every Sunday). All served with fresh vegetables, potato rice and more. Desserts: Fresh fruit salad & cream, chocolate self saucing pudding, cheesecake, bread and butter pudding, rice pudding and more. Tea: macaroni cheese, ham chips and salad, homemade soup and sandwiches, salmon mornay, bread and butter, fresh fruit and more. Morning and Afternoon tea: home baking, sandwiches etc.
Staffing Qualifications and Details Our staff are one of the greatest assets of our home. Almost all are long serving members. Our staff enjoy being part of a team and know that they can rely on one another as everyone willingly lends a hand to their colleagues when necessary. Some staff choose to come in their own time to take residents on outings. This says a lot about the rapport between staff and residents and for the dedication of staff.
What's included in your fees and what's not Please see the Business Manager for details.
Updated: 27 Oct 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Updated: 27 Oct 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes Service on First Thursday of every month
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes We are able to accommodate our residents' spiritual needs as requested. A spiritual advisor, chaplaincy and church services are available.
Hindu Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Weekly on Fridays
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 16 Nov 2018
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Shops 0.80 km Local Shops and Post Office
Mall 1.00 km City Centre
Parks 0.20 km We are located just around the corner from Memorial Park, Skating Rink and Cycle Track
Library 1.00 km City Centre
Updated: 27 Oct 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 27 Oct 2016

The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.

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