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Kilmarnock Heights Home

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At a glance
Vacancy
Yes
Name
Kilmarnock Heights Home
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
20 Morton Street
Berhampore
Wellington 6021
DHB
Capital & Coast
Phone
(04) 380 2034
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Bronwyn Drennan - (04) 380 2034
Owner
Presbyterian Support Central, trading as Enliven
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Description
Enliven's Kilmarnock Heights Home is warm and welcoming from the moment you walk through the door. Situated on park-like grounds in Berhampore, Kilmarnock Heights Home has stunning rural views and a vibrant, friendly and homely atmosphere.

At Kilmarnock Heights Home residents, day guests and respite visitors are supported to continue doing the things they love, in a way that's right for them.

Residents enjoy the vibrant, warm and welcoming community where there is always something happening.

OUR PHILOSOPHY
Kilmarnock Heights Home, like all Enliven Central homes, embraces the Eden Alternative - an elder directed model of care.

Here, we take every opportunity to make sure the elders of Kilmarnock Heights have companionship, variety and spontaneity, fun, meaningful activity and purpose in their lives. We make sure residents have choice and control - here, elders are involved in decisions that relate to both their personal wellbeing and what happens at their home. Plus we support 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.

SERVICES
Enliven’s Kilmarnock Heights Home offers rest home level care services, including short term respite and a Day Activity Programme for people living in their own homes or with family.

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

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 Kilmarnock Heights Home residents and staff. And of course, family and friends are always welcome to join you for a meal.
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 12 Jul 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care40
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
We have one room permanently available for respite care please call to check for availablility
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 27 Mar 2017
Testimonials
What do you like most about life at Kilmarnock Heights Home?

“I’ve never been so busy in my life. There’s always something for me to do. I feel I was meant to be here. The staff is absolutely wonderful - their aim is to keep everybody happy.” - Johnnie Wood.

“I needed to move into a rest home so I chose to come to Kilmarnock Heights and I’m so glad I did! I’ve made some good friends here and there are always lots of people to talk to." - Betty Gidley

“This is the best place for me because there’s help at hand when I need it.” - Bob McCallum

“I love Kilmarnock. It’s not clinical looking - it’s casual and relaxed and I like that.” - Alison Fraser

“It’s nice having people around – there isn’t a single person here that I don’t get along with. The people and the staff are just great. This is a very special place; it’s like family.” - Ida Bale
Updated: 12 Jul 2016
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 72 Yes Anna Roberts - Clinical Nurse Manager
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Activities Co-ordinator 64 Yes Annelize Steyn and Eillen Lara
Hairdresser Yes Tuesday and Thursday
Podiatrist Yes Visits every 6 weeks or on request
Dietitian Negotiable
Kaumatua Negotiable Affiliated with the Wellington Tenths Trust
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor 3 Yes Christine Cuthbert
Other Personnel Yes We are well supported by a committed team of volunteers
Updated: 12 Jul 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Other Nursing Specialities Yes Other specialist services are available through contractors
Updated: 12 Jul 2016
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We have one room permanently available for respite. Please enquire as to availability.
Advance bookings taken Yes
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes We are happy to accept private paying residents with an accompanying assessment for rest home level care.
Updated: 20 Jul 2016
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Day Care Yes Kilmarnock Heights Home's day programme runs 3 days a week. A lunchtime meal is included and transport maybe available (dependent on location) for a small fee.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) No We welcome couples at Kilmarnock Heights Home. Talk to us about the options available.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes The rooms at Kilmarnock Heights Home 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 We believe pets can be both calming and energising. 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 animals.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes At Kilmarnock Heights Home you’ll enjoy the community feel, shared lounges, entertaining areas, central courtyard garden and park-like surrounds.
Outings Yes
Rural Setting Yes Uniquely located in a park-like setting in urban Wellington
Smokers Room Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 12 Jul 2016
Special Features
Eden Alternative- a philosophy of care

We have adopted the Eden Alternative at Kilmarnock Heights Home, which means we work to create vibrant living and work environments for our residents and staff. 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: 20 Jul 2016
Interests & Activities
A highlight for many residents is the social life and companionship at Kilarmock Heights Home.

As well as enjoying the company of others at a similar stage of life, Kilmarnock Heights 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.

Interest groups and activity programmes are designed and adjusted depending on resident's current interests. This may include the following:
Activity programme, Age Concern, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Classical Music,Computer, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Digital camera, Electric beds, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Games, Garden, Gardening, Gas Fire, Golden Oldies, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Organ, Outings, Park, Parties, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Reading, Roses, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Vegetarian, Videos, Views
Updated: 12 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 We support our staff with ongoing training to ensure that we continue to provide a high standard of care. We also ensure that the staff are familiar with the latest care standards and methods.
Associated Complexes Enliven runs a number of homes throughout the lower North Island. In Wellington we have: Huntleigh Home in Karori, Cashmere Home and Cashmere Heights Home in Johnsonville, Longview Home in Tawa, and Woburn Home in Lower Hutt.
Updated: 22 Jul 2016
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Afrikaans Yes
Burmese Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Ethiopian Yes
Filipino Yes
German Yes
Gujarati Yes
Hindi Yes
Samoan Yes
Tongan Yes
Updated: 20 Jul 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
(Other comments) Yes Kilmarnock Heights Home welcomes people of all religious backgrounds and assists residents in making arrangements for worship
Updated: 12 Jul 2016
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 1.00 km
Shops 1.00 km
Mall 4.00 km
Parks 0.00 km Kilmarnock Heights Home is situated in a park
Library 4.00 km
Updated: 20 Jul 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Eldernet Subscription Bronze Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes As with all Residential Care a summary is available on the MOH website
Spark of Life Yes
The Eden Alternative Yes Kilmarnock Heights 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 everyday life.
Other details Yes QPS Benchmarking
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 11 Jan 2017
What's New
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New rest home and retirement apartments to be built at Enliven's Kilmarnock Heights Home site

Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central, is set to transform its Kilmarnock Heights Home site in Berhampore. The existing 40 bed rest home will be replaced with a new, purpose-built 72 bed home and 57 retirement apartments.

Construction will start this year with the new home being built in front of the existing facility. It’s expected the new rest home will open in October 2018, while the retirement apartments will be completed the following year. This carefully staged approach will mean the current Kilmarnock Heights Home will remain fully operational until the new home is opened.

Presbyterian Support Central CEO Chris Graham says the development is not just a new building.

“There’s a strong emphasis on creating a caring, supportive and stylish elder-centred community.

“It will add to the growth and hum that Berhampore and Wellington South is experiencing. We’re expecting a lot of interest in the project.”

Chris says the extensive planning phase, over almost three years, was a reflection of the organisation’s commitment to ensuring the development fits in with the surrounding residential environment and neighbouring town belt.

“The contemporary design takes advantage of the location on the City to the Sea Walkway, the site’s gentle elevation, peaceful off-street location and wonderful views across golf course.”

The development will include a range of amenities such as a café and shop, raised bowling green, hairdressing salon, a sensory garden, cosy whānau spaces, media room and IT hub, library and large multi-purpose recreation rooms – all built around a sheltered central courtyard and surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens.

Once built, the home will embrace Enliven’s Eden Alternative philosophy of care – a holistic approach to wellbeing that provides quality clinical care as well as supporting people’s emotional, cultural and spiritual needs.

For more information about Enliven, and to keep up-to-date with the development’s progress visit www.enlivencentral.org.nz.


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