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Kowhai Rest Home - Rest Home

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At a glance
Vacancy
Yes
Name
Kowhai Rest Home
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
25 Aynsley Tce
Opawa
South East
Christchurch 8022
Postal Address
25 Aynsley Terrace
DHB
Canterbury
Phone
(03) 332 6630
Fax
(03) 332 6676
Mobile
0272728034
Email
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Personnel
Manager
Alison Ward - 027 272 8034
Owner
Alison Ward - 027 272 8034
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Description
OUR SERVICE:

Respite & Carer Support available when we have vacancies

NO PREMIUM CHARGES

OUR PLEDGE:
"A home away from home with old fashioned love and care,in a warm safe
environment,where respect, dignity and privacy are upheld at all times."
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 27 May 2016
DHB Respite Care Booking Service
We provide DHB Respite Care Booking Service.
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care27
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
2 Respite beds available.
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 24 Feb 2017
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 56 Yes Alison & Tracey
Enrolled Nurse 35 Yes Debbie
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have care givers on duty covering shifts over 24 hours each day. The number of care givers on duty throughout the day can vary according to the needs of our residents, ensuring that there are at least two on at all times.
Physiotherapist No Can be contacted when required by referral to a Community Physio.
Occupational Therapist No Can be contacted as required for assistance.
Own Social Worker No All residents have Needs Co-Ordinators, and some have their own social workers.
Activities Co-ordinator 40.00 Yes Our activity co-ordinator is working to complete her Diversional Therapy certificate.
Hairdresser Yes Visits two weekly
Podiatrist Yes Our Podiatrist,visits every 6 weeks.
Dietitian No We have a four week rotating menu. All menus are regularly reviewed, by a dietitian, and reflect our Resident's likes and dislikes. A dietitian can be contacted when required for Residents with dietary concerns. Specialty diets are able to be provided.
Accredited Visitors Yes These can be arranged as required.
Kaumatua Negotiable Arranged when required.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes St Marks Parish Opawa, hold an interdenominational service monthly. Residents are encouraged to maintain contact with their own church. We have close links with Spreydon Baptist, St Chads, and Holy Trinity Churches.
Other Personnel Yes Visiting Psychiatric Nurses as required Support person from Muscular Dystrophy visits 2 weekly
Updated: 27 May 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management No Can be arranged where required
Wound Care Yes Where required specialist wound care can be accessed.
Diabetic Care Yes Diabetic diets available. Staff have experience with Insulin dependant diabetics.
Continence Advisor No Continence referrals take place as required.
Infection Control Yes Kowhai Rest Home has Infection Control Policies in place to cover most situations. When required Southern Community Laboratory can be contacted for additional assistance.
Stomal Therapist No When needed
Psychiatric Care Yes Kowhai Rest Home has links with the Hereford Centre and Lifelinks as well as Psychiatric Services for the Elderly, and Older Persons Health, at Princess Margaret Hospital, and Sector bases.
Spinal Injuries Yes Manager has extensive experience in this field.
Clinical Manager Yes Margaret Creighton R/N 24 hours per week and on call for emergencies after hours
Psychiatrist Yes Can be contacted when required through Psychiatric Services for the Elderly at The Princess Margaret Hospital and through the Sector Bases.
Updated: 18 Dec 2013
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We are able to provide respite care.
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes We provide Carer support, and short term care when required.
Advance bookings taken Yes We welcome bookings in advance.
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 27 May 2016
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Provided assessed as requiring Rest Home Level Care.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes A room is available when required.
Rooms (Single) Yes All 28 rooms are single rooms
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes There are four large rooms suitable for couples. Some single rooms have shared ensuites which would also be suitable for couples.
Ensuite Yes Some of our rooms have either an individual ensuite toilet or share one between two rooms.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage residents to make their room their own using familiar items that will fit safely into the space available.
Alcohol Permitted Yes We discourage alcohol on the premises, although arrangements can be discussed with manager.
Pets In Residence Yes We have a budgie and a cat.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Discuss with Manager. Not secure enough for dogs.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Some rooms have phone jacks already installed. Access can be installed if not already in the room. Portable phones are available on the main and Residents lines and can be taken to rooms for privacy.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Although residents can adjust their own heating in the majority of the rooms staff are able to adjust it as well.
Maori Kaupapa Yes Can be contacted as required
Residents Committee Yes Meets every second month.
Family Committee No Many of our Residents do not have family living locally. Contact is made regularly with those family members who wish to be involved.
Newsletter Yes Issued every 3 months
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We have a policy for Managing Challenging Behaviours. Staff also receive training in this.
Confused Residents Yes We are able to manage residents who are a little confused but have not been assessed as requiring dementia care.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Residents are able to choose from 3 lounges and 1 quiet area to sit in inside, and 2 porches outside.
Outings Yes 1-2 outings most weeks, to places of interest as well as to venues providing entertainment and afternoon tea afterwards. Shopping trips arranged regularly.
Rural Setting No We are not situated in a rural area, but do have a lovely view from the lounge and front garden out to the Heathcote River.
Smokers Room No Our building has a smoke free environment.
Smoking Permitted Yes outside only in the designated area.
Semi-Secure Yes We have a gate, but this is not locked.
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes From MOH Website
Updated: 27 May 2016
Special Features
Love, fun and laughter.
Tranquil riverside setting with mature trees.

Internet for contact overseas.E mail

Home cooking.

Family involvement welcome.

Please feel free to visit.

Updated: 13 Mar 2014
Interests & Activities
Activity programme:

Music, Newspaper readings & discussions, Quizzes, Craft, Knitting, Cards, Exercises, Tai Chi, Sing-a-longs, bowls, housie, indoor Board games, library.

Mini bus Outings to places of interest, shopping, The Library, Movies and for Mystery Drives.

Visits to St Chads for indoor bowls, badminton, table tennis, Linwood Union Church and the Richmond Working Mens Club for entertainment and refreshments.

Monthly interdenominational service held at Heathbrae by St Marks Church, Opawa. We also have links with The Spreydon Baptist Church, Opawa Community Church, St Chads, and Holy Trinity Avonside.

Email, and Internet available. Digital camera (we can send photos to relatives and friends).

Entertainers visit Kowhai Rest Home each week and twice a month at weekends.

Celebrate: Birthdays, Waitangi Day, Easter, Anzac Day, Queens Birthday, Rugby, and other regional events.
Updated: 3 Dec 2015
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals Diabetic % Vegetarian meals a speciality
Staffing Details Registered Nurse Manager on duty 5 days, on call after hours and weekends. 4 Care Givers on duty morning, 2 on afternoon shifts and 2 at night. Full time Activities Officer.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please contact Manager for details
Updated: 15 Feb 2016
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Filipino Yes We have some Filipino staff
Interpreter Yes available as required
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Sign Language Yes We have access to this service if required.
Updated: 27 May 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes St Marks Opawa hold an interdenominational service each month. We also have links with St Chads in Linwood.
Baptist Yes Links with Spreydon Baptist Church, and Oxford Terrace Baptist.
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes We are willing to contact any church to arrange representation to suit our Residents.
Inter denominational Yes Opawa Community Church are able to be contacted to visit.
Jehovah Witness Yes contacts available
Methodist Yes Contact provided by the Opawa Community Church.
Non denominational Yes All services held at Kowhai Rest Home are interdenominational.
Presbyterian Yes contacts available
Roman Catholic Yes Contacts available and services can be arranged when there is a demand.
Salvation Army Yes Links with Salvation Army, Sydenham.
Updated: 13 Mar 2014
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.10 km 200 yards, 1/2 km
Shops 0.30 km 1/2 km. The Opawa Shopping Centre has a chemist, Doctor's Surgery, dairies, butcher, cafe, Fish and Chip as well as other shops.
Mall 3.50 km Eastgate and Barrington Malls are the nearest to Kowhai. Both are on the Orbiter bus route.
Parks 0.30 km 1/2 km, The Heathcote River and small park is just over the road at the front of the Rest Home.
Library 0.30 km Opawa Library is nearby and has re-opened following the earthquakes. The Christchurch South Library is closed at present.
Updated: 27 May 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes Our last Certification Audit was held in September 2013. To read the report use the link at the end of this site.
Other details Yes Creditation received for 3 years from September 2013.
New Zealand Aged Care Association Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 27 May 2016

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