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Lawrence Rural Health Centre

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Vacancy
Soon
Name
Lawrence Rural Health Centre
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
43 Whitehaven Street
Clutha
Lawrence
Postal Address
9532
DHB
Southern (Otago)
Phone
(03) 485 9056
Fax
(03) 4859088
Email
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Personnel
Manager
Mark Chapman - (03) 4859056
Owner
Tuapeka Community Health Co Ltd - (03) 4859056
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Description
Our mission statement is to provide Health Services for the Tuapeka/Lawrence community and this includes our 5 bedroomed rest home. This is situated within a beautiful garden setting that was a garden makeover by Maggie Barry and her team in 1999. We have a commitment to ensure that time spent in our rest home is always with a feeling of family love and attention from our highly trained staff and in a relaxed atmosphere. We invite you to view our information/details and arrange a visit with our Manager. Lawrence township is a new revived township with cafes and gift shops for family to visit.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 8 Apr 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care5
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
Impending vacancyYes - short term vacancy
Updated: 18 Aug 2017
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes A registered nurse is available 24/7.
Physiotherapist Yes On-site 2 days per week.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable We have a contract with a Balclutha based Occupational Therapist to service needs of our district.
Own Social Worker Negotiable Social Worker can be accessed from Balclutha should you wish to discuss any matters.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes On-site Monday Thursday Friday 2 hours minimum per day. Individual and group activities. Members of community are encouraged to join with us. A couple of years ago our residents went for a holiday to Queenstown and had a great time.
Hairdresser Yes Six weekly visits, including perms and all other hairdressing services.
Podiatrist Yes Six weekly visits from registered nurse from Diabetes Society.
Dietitian Negotiable Dietitian is available to discuss any matters or concerns.
Kaumatua Negotiable Local Maori advisor.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have easy access to local ministers, calling when required.
Other Personnel Yes On site General Practitioner, Practice Nurse, District Nurse, Manager.
Updated: 4 Mar 2010
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Ongoing relationship with Hospice which may allow us to manage your palliative care requirements in our peaceful surroundings. .
Oxygen Management Yes Close relationship with Southern District Health Board.
Surgical Followup Yes GP Inpatient Bed (low level hospital care) available for convalesencing.
Continence Advisor Yes District Nurse will contact specialist at Southern District Health Board when required.
Community Health Yes Medical Centre attached to rest home building and a range of services operate from the premises, e.g. District Nursing, meals on wheels, personal cares, home help.
Updated: 2 Aug 2010
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 20 Mar 2013
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care No However, due to the flexible funding we receive, we are able to provide two GP Inpatient Beds for short term care.
Whanau Room Yes We are able to provide a one bedroomed flat attached to the rest home which allows you to be handy to your loved one. Full cooking facilities available, laundry, separate bathroom, separate bedroom. No charge for short term use.
Rooms (Single) Yes Five single rest home rooms.
Ensuite No No, however as in a domestic setting, our five residents have easy access to the two toilets opposite their rooms.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage residents to bring their own furniture to help them create their own space.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Care and consideration must be given to other residents and staff.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes At resident's own cost. We have a portable phone that can be used in privacy of resident's own room or our sitting room.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes We will do our utmost to provide suitable care for a confused resident, referring in need to our General Practitioner. Registered Nurse visits residents daily and along with caregivers is able to observe closely any change in health.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a large domestic size communal lounge with SkyTV, sunny with french doors opening out into a conservatory with wonderful views of our beautiful garden and surrounding hills and farmland.
Outings Yes Outings are planned when possible with picnics and visits to families in surrounding towns. We have a community van with wheelchair facility.
Rural Setting Yes Definitely, you can not get better than this tranquil, peaceful setting.
Smoking Permitted Yes Outside in a designated area.
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 14 Jul 2011
Special Features
Special Features
Our residents start off the day with breakfast in bed and get up basically when they feel like it. They are not rushed or forced to be out of bed at a certain time.

Residents can now sit out in our newly build conservatory,no matter what the weather is like.

We provide a family atmosphere in our renovated cottage hospital that welcomes families to join us for a chat and a cup of tea.
Updated: 6 Dec 2010
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, BBQ, Advocate (can be accessed on request), , Big print books, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Cards, Church, Classical Music, Craft, , Entertainment, Exercises, Garden, Games, Holidays, Housie, Jigsaw, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Organ, Outings, Parties, Quizzes, Reading, Senior Citizens, Sky TV, Womens Institute
Updated: 4 Mar 2010
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals We employ a cook so we have lovely home cooked meals and baking
Updated: 4 Mar 2010
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Afrikaans Yes GP
Dutch Yes GP
English Yes
German Yes GP - slightly
Interpreter Yes If you require an interpreter, please advise us of your needs.
Updated: 2 Dec 2013
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
(Other comments) Yes Elim Church
Updated: 4 Mar 2010
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Shops 1.00 km Several coffee shops and craft/gift shops available.
Library 1.00 km We are well serviced with a library and information Centre - mobile library visits frequently.
Updated: 4 Mar 2010
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Care Association New Zealand Yes
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes Some staff have this qualification.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Care Association New Zealand CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 26 Apr 2016

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