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Name
Powley - Metlifecare Care Home
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
135 Connell Street
Blockhouse Bay
Auckland
Postal Address
0600
DHB
Auckland
Phone
(09) 627 0700
Fax
(09) 627 0701
Email
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Personnel
Manager
Angela Lennan - 09 627 0795
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Description
Powley is a place like no other - a pretty garden sanctuary that at its heart has a wonderful, old-fashioned spirit.

Nestled amongst pretty, peaceful, English cottage gardens in the heart of Blockhouse Bay, Powley is remarked upon for its friendly, caring, long-term staff, charming cottages and serviced apartments and even a tranquil chapel, all well loved by our residents and staff alike.

If you ever need greater daily support, we offer a full continuum of care, with a residential hospital and rest home level care on-site. Knowing that you will be treated with dignity and respect means you and your family can be confident you will receive the highest level of assistance from people you already know and trust. This also enables couples to stay close by even if your needs become different, with one moving into care while the other remains in the village.

This is a community with real heart, come experience it for yourself.

For more information or a private tour, please call Karen on 09 826 2018.
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 3 Feb 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care8
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
We have availability in Serviced Apartments where we can deliver higher levels of care. Call Helena Pearson on 09 826 2018 for more information or a private tour.
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 16 Jan 2017
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes There is a RN on site 24 hours 7 days a week
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our Caregivers are all involved in the Aged Care Education Programme with Health Education Trust and have ongoing Inservice Education
Physiotherapist Yes
Occupational Therapist Yes We have an Occupational Therapist who visits regularly
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We have an experieced Activities Co Ordinator who organises the activities for the Residnets. There is a session each morning and afternoon
Hairdresser Yes There is a Hairdresser on site here at Metlifecare Powley Village Wednesday and Thursdays whom the Residents in the Care Facility can use.
Podiatrist Yes A Podiatrist holds a clinic here at Metlifecare Powley once a month for the Residents in the Care Facility
Dietitian Yes We have a dietician available when required
Accredited Visitors Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have a visiting Chaplin and a Service is held in the Care Facility once a month and also every Sunday morning in the Powley Village Chapel which the Care Facility Residents can attend.
Updated: 3 Feb 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes Staff are trained in Palliative Care and liase with Hospioce as required
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Our Staff are able to manage this aspect of Care
Oxygen Management Yes Our Staff are trained in the Management of Oxygen Therapy
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes Our Staff are trained in Wound Care and have access to Woundcare Specialist with the District Health Board if necessary
Diabetic Care Yes Our Staff are trained in the management of Diabetes
Continence Advisor Yes Our Staff are trained in Continence Management and have access to specialist services with the District Health Board if required
Infection Control Yes We have aaan Infection Control, Resource Nurse on site and an Infection Control Advisor if required
Stomal Therapist Yes Staff are trained in Stoma Management & have access to Specilaist Services in the District health Board if necessary
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Gerontological Care Yes Staff are trained in all aspects of Gerentological Care
Updated: 6 Jun 2014
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes This service is dependant on bed availability
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 3 Feb 2016
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We are able to provide Palliative Care
Rooms (Single) Yes All rooms are single with their own ensuite toilet
Ensuite Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Some furniture can be brought into the Facility - To be discussed with the Nurse Manager.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Residents Committee No We have a Monthly Residents Meeting
Family Committee No Family Members are invited to the Monthly resident's Meeting and we have a Partners/Family meeitng once a month
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes There are 2 lounges and 1 outside courtyard area
Outings Yes Residnets have an outing on a Bus Trip once every 2 weeks
Smoking Permitted Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 3 Feb 2016
Special Features
Every room has its own ensuite toilet and handbaisin
Updated: 3 Feb 2016
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Breakfast in bed, Chapel, Cooking, Craft, Digital camera, Electric beds, Entertainers, Exercises, Games, Happy Hour, Jigsaw, Movies, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parties, Quizzes, Reading
Updated: 3 Feb 2016
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
French Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes
Mandarin Yes
Niuean Yes
Punjabi Yes
Samoan Yes
Tongan Yes
Updated: 3 Feb 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
(Other comments) Yes We have a Chapel on site and a Sunday Service is held. St saviours hold a Church Service in the Facility once a month and we have a visiting Chaplin each week. Other spiritual/eligious affiliations can be catered for.
Updated: 3 Feb 2016
What's New
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Check out our quarterly Metlifecare Newsletter - Verve!

View our March issue here:

http://www.metlifecare.co.nz/images/uploads/MLC1448%20Verve%20March12%20LR%20web%20version.pdf

  The Powley Post Newsletter is the Quarterly Care Facility Newsletter

 

THE POWLEY POST

   

 

Welcome to the First 2014 Edition of the Powley Post and wishing you all a Happy New Year!

This Newsletter is distributed to Residents, Family and Staff to provide news, updates, events and titbits of our community here at Metlifecare Powley Care Facility.

Contributions from all are most welcome.

 

 

Staffing:

We welcome RN Vera Bernard onto the Team. Vera is an experienced Registered Nurse with Gerentological Care.

We welcome Lata Sunil and welcome back Farida Mohammed to the Caregiving team and unfortunately farewell Saleima Williams but wish her and her family well back in Samoa and we also farewell Joyce Prabhakar.

We shall be therefore need to recruit more  Caregiving Staff.

 

Staff Training Update:        

 Staff continue to study the Aged Care Education Programme. (ACE).

 

For those of you who are new to Powley this is an education programme provided by Metlifecare which covers all aspects of caring for the Older Adult and leads to gaining the ‘Certificate in Support Of the Older Adult.’ This is a recognized qualification with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.  There is some information about this programme on the Notice Board outside the Nurse Managers Office.

We have recently commenced Training On Line for Staff.

This proved very popular with staff in November when we studied Open Disclosure and this month we are updating ourselves about Challenging Behaviour.

 

 

Powley had a Spot Audit in November. This is routinely scheduled to ensure we meet the Health & Disability Standards set by the Ministry of Health and are meeting our responsibilities with the Aged Residential Care Contract that we hold with the Auckland District Health Board.

 

We are happy to announce that we passed with ‘Flying Colours’ and had no partial attainments.

 

In approximately 18 months time we shall have a Certification Audit.

 

 

Events and Activities:

A copy of the Activities Programme for the month is displayed in each resident’s room and on the Noticeboards around the Facility.

 

When you are dressed for the day do come on down to the lounge for morning tea and catch up with the days activities.

 

Early in November we all enjoyed our  ‘Family Day’ when the Waitakere Men’s’ Choir came  to sing for us followed by a scrumptious afternoon tea . We shall be asking them to come again.

 

 

It was wonderful to see so many relatives and friends participate and enjoy our Christmas lunch  in December. We had 80 people in total. Thank you for joining us . Watch out for the Photographs of this lunch on the Noticeboard soon!!

We had Carol Singers from the local Library visit us in December and also the Kumeu Brass Band brought 40 band members for an afternoon of Christmas Carols.

 The residents that took the Christmas Light Bus trip enjoyed their evening.

 A special Thankyou to Margarite Reddell for playing the piano on Christmas Eve. We all enjoyed the sing along of Carols.

 

Partner & Family Meetings   

We would like to continue  our monthly afternoon tea this year for Partners and Family members to share stories and get to know each other.

Look out for the Flyer on the large Whiteboard in the Main Corridor.

 

 

 

Monthly Resident Meeting.  We would like to extend an invitation to all Family members to the Resident’s Meeting. This provides all residents with an opportunity to have their say and provide us with ideas and suggestions with regard to ‘life’ at Powley.

 

 

 

 

Visiting Pets:

Just to let you know that we do enjoy having 4 legged visitors in the Facility so do feel free to bring them along and share with us.

 

Family Members: Please do take advantage of the warmer weather and take a walk around the grounds at Powley with your relative in a Wheelchair when you visit. Just ask a Staff Member to assist you with a wheelchair.  And do remember to use Sunscreen or wear a hat for those very sunny days.

 

Also a reminder  to Sign the Book in the Corridor when you are taking your Relative off the site. This is part of our Health and Safety Policy so that Staff are aware which Residents are off site

 

 

Maintenance of the Care Facility

New carpet tiles are to be laid in the Resident Rooms and the Corridors of the Care facility. This work will commence from the week of  13th January and is likely to continue for 4-5 weeks.

As discussed at this months Resident’s Meeting it is anticipated that each resident will have to remain out of their room for no longer than a day during this process. We shall endeavor to minimize any inconvenience during this time with our priority being the safety of our ‘mobile’ residents.

 

Do ensure that any Maintenance Issues are written in Alan’s Maintenance Book.  We then have a record of the problem and therefore will be attended to.

  THE POWLEY POST

   

 

Welcome to the First 2014 Edition of the Powley Post and wishing you all a Happy New Year!

This Newsletter is distributed to Residents, Family and Staff to provide news, updates, events and titbits of our community here at Metlifecare Powley Care Facility.

Contributions from all are most welcome.

 

 

Staffing:

We welcome RN Vera Bernard onto the Team. Vera is an experienced Registered Nurse with Gerentological Care.

We welcome Lata Sunil and welcome back Farida Mohammed to the Caregiving team and unfortunately farewell Saleima Williams but wish her and her family well back in Samoa and we also farewell Joyce Prabhakar.

We shall be therefore need to recruit more  Caregiving Staff.

 

Staff Training Update:        

 Staff continue to study the Aged Care Education Programme. (ACE).

 

For those of you who are new to Powley this is an education programme provided by Metlifecare which covers all aspects of caring for the Older Adult and leads to gaining the ‘Certificate in Support Of the Older Adult.’ This is a recognized qualification with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.  There is some information about this programme on the Notice Board outside the Nurse Managers Office.

We have recently commenced Training On Line for Staff.

This proved very popular with staff in November when we studied Open Disclosure and this month we are updating ourselves about Challenging Behaviour.

 

 

Powley had a Spot Audit in November. This is routinely scheduled to ensure we meet the Health & Disability Standards set by the Ministry of Health and are meeting our responsibilities with the Aged Residential Care Contract that we hold with the Auckland District Health Board.

 

We are happy to announce that we passed with ‘Flying Colours’ and had no partial attainments.

 

In approximately 18 months time we shall have a Certification Audit.

 

 

Events and Activities:

A copy of the Activities Programme for the month is displayed in each resident’s room and on the Noticeboards around the Facility.

 

When you are dressed for the day do come on down to the lounge for morning tea and catch up with the days activities.

 

Early in November we all enjoyed our  ‘Family Day’ when the Waitakere Men’s’ Choir came  to sing for us followed by a scrumptious afternoon tea . We shall be asking them to come again.

 

 

It was wonderful to see so many relatives and friends participate and enjoy our Christmas lunch  in December. We had 80 people in total. Thank you for joining us . Watch out for the Photographs of this lunch on the Noticeboard soon!!

We had Carol Singers from the local Library visit us in December and also the Kumeu Brass Band brought 40 band members for an afternoon of Christmas Carols.

 The residents that took the Christmas Light Bus trip enjoyed their evening.

 A special Thankyou to Margarite Reddell for playing the piano on Christmas Eve. We all enjoyed the sing along of Carols.

 

Partner & Family Meetings   

We would like to continue  our monthly afternoon tea this year for Partners and Family members to share stories and get to know each other.

Look out for the Flyer on the large Whiteboard in the Main Corridor.

 

 

 

Monthly Resident Meeting.  We would like to extend an invitation to all Family members to the Resident’s Meeting. This provides all residents with an opportunity to have their say and provide us with ideas and suggestions with regard to ‘life’ at Powley.

 

 

 

 

Visiting Pets:

Just to let you know that we do enjoy having 4 legged visitors in the Facility so do feel free to bring them along and share with us.

 

Family Members: Please do take advantage of the warmer weather and take a walk around the grounds at Powley with your relative in a Wheelchair when you visit. Just ask a Staff Member to assist you with a wheelchair.  And do remember to use Sunscreen or wear a hat for those very sunny days.

 

Also a reminder  to Sign the Book in the Corridor when you are taking your Relative off the site. This is part of our Health and Safety Policy so that Staff are aware which Residents are off site

 

 

Maintenance of the Care Facility

New carpet tiles are to be laid in the Resident Rooms and the Corridors of the Care facility. This work will commence from the week of  13th January and is likely to continue for 4-5 weeks.

As discussed at this months Resident’s Meeting it is anticipated that each resident will have to remain out of their room for no longer than a day during this process. We shall endeavor to minimize any inconvenience during this time with our priority being the safety of our ‘mobile’ residents.

 

Do ensure that any Maintenance Issues are written in Alan’s Maintenance Book.  We then have a record of the problem and therefore will be attended to.

 

 

To one and all we welcome contributions to this Newsletter from Residents, Family members and Staff.

 

I would like to take the opportunity to thank you all for allowing us to look after you / your relative.

Please feel free to contact me.

 

 

Angela Lennan - Nurse Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Difference between Men and Women

On Marriage

A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn’t.

A man marries a woman expecting that she won’t change, but she does.

On Money

A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.

A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn’t need but is on sale.

On Arguments

A woman has the last word in an argument.

Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

On The Future

A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.

A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.

On Success

A successful man is one who makes more money that his wife can spend.

A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

On Natural

Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed.

A woman somehow deteriorates during the night.

 

Reasons Why The English Language Is So Hard To Learn

  1. 1.           The Insurance was invalid for the invalid.
  2. 2.         There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
  3. 3.         They were too close to the door to close it.
  4. 4.         The buck does funny things when the does a present.
  5. 5.         A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
  6. 6.         To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
  7. 7.         The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
  8. 8.         After a number of injections my jaw got number.
  9. 9.         Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
  10. 10.      I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
  11. 11.       How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

 

 

To one and all we welcome contributions to this Newsletter from Residents, Family members and Staff.

 

I would like to take the opportunity to thank you all for allowing us to look after you / your relative.

Please feel free to contact me.

 

 

Angela Lennan - Nurse Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Difference between Men and Women

On Marriage

A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn’t.

A man marries a woman expecting that she won’t change, but she does.

On Money

A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.

A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn’t need but is on sale.

On Arguments

A woman has the last word in an argument.

Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

On The Future

A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.

A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.

On Success

A successful man is one who makes more money that his wife can spend.

A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

On Natural

Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed.

A woman somehow deteriorates during the night.

 

Reasons Why The English Language Is So Hard To Learn

  1. 12.      The Insurance was invalid for the invalid.
  2. 13.      There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
  3. 14.      They were too close to the door to close it.
  4. 15.      The buck does funny things when the does a present.
  5. 16.      A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
  6. 17.      To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
  7. 18.      The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
  8. 19.      After a number of injections my jaw got number.
  9. 20.    Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
  10. 21.      I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
  11. 22.    How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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