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|Contract with DHB||Yes|
|Updated: 14 Oct 2015|
|Approximate number of beds at this level of care||8|
|Additional Room Costs||Yes|
|Updated: 20 Apr 2018|
My Dad Patrick (Pat) O'Connor passed away at Millvale Lodge, Lindale September 3rd. I spoke to Rhea and Roxanne about what we as a family could do for the staff and they said that a letter to you and to the staff would be much appreciated.
Dad moved to Millvale in April 2014 so was one of the original residents shortly after it opened. Words cannot express our appreciation at how well Dad was looked after for over 3 years. He was treated like family by the staff to the point they all called him 'Daddy'. Dad was made as comfortable as possible during his final days and Kathryn, Gavin and I were made to feel very welcome.
There are too many names to mention individually but I would like to say a special thanks to Irish who was the nurse on duty when Dad passed.
For me personally, Millvale became a bit like a second home. I will miss all the friendly smiles of your staff. They are a great credit to your organisation.
Dear Rhea, Roxanne and all the staff at Millvale Lodge Lindale,
We would like to thank you for your lovely letter of condolence. We appreciate it very much.
We are so grateful for the wonderful care and love given to our Mum, Leoné, during her time at Millvale Lodge.
During her illness we know that she received the best possible care and was always shown kindness and consideration.
We are comforted that she spent her last days with such amazing, caring people.
Thank you also for your support to us during this time. It is a great comfort.
With our grateful thanks,
Penny on behalf of Alayne, Bronwyn and family.
|Updated: 11 Sep 2017|
|Type||Hours Per Week||Status||Details|
|Registered Nurse||Yes||There is a Registered Nurse on site seven days a week 24 hours per day. Should you require any information regarding your loved one the nurse on duty is the person to see.|
|Physiotherapist||Yes||Our physiotherapist works with us each fortnight. She assesses each resident's needs and develops a safe handling plan for each resident. She also trains the staff to transfer residents safely.|
|Own Social Worker||Yes||As required.|
|Diversional Therapist||Yes||Our diversional therapists know each resident very well and know what works for each person creating meaningful activities to support creativity, socialisation, stimulation and fun as well as assisting residents in the daily running of their home.|
|Podiatrist||Yes||We have a podiatrist who comes on a regular basis to attend to the needs of the residents.|
|Dietitian||Yes||Our dietitian comes to Millvale Lodge Lindale regularly to review nutritional requirements of the residents|
|Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor||Yes||Millvale Lodge is interdominational so we have people from several demoninations that visit. Should you require an individual visit this can be arranged.|
|Updated: 6 Mar 2015|
|Specialities or Areas of Expertise||Status||Details|
|End of Life/Palliative Care||Yes||Our registered nurses have received training in caring for people as they experience the final stages of their life journey|
|Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management||Yes||As required.|
|Surgical Followup||Yes||As required.|
|Wound Care||Yes||Specialist care is available on referral|
|Diabetic Care||Yes||Specialist care is available on referral|
|Continence Advisor||Yes||We have a continence advisor who calls on us regulary. She also runs in house training sessions for staff and is available to be contacted when we require her service.|
|Infection Control||Yes||We have a registered nurse who does special training in infection control and who has a role in infection control at Tasman. Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Stomal Therapist||No||Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Psychiatric Care||No||Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Stroke Rehabilitation||No||Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Specialised Dementia Care||Yes||All our staff are specially trained to work with people who have dementia. They have great skill in working with these residents.|
|Gerontological Care||Yes||All our staff are specially trained to care for people as they grow older. This is the work we have chosen to do.|
|Clinical Manager||Yes||Roxanne Rosquita is Clinical Manager at Millvale Lodge Lindale. Roxanne leads and inspires our caregiving and nursing teams. She has support from Ruth Babonnick, our Regional Clinical Manager.|
|Other Nursing Specialities||Yes||Simon Hamley is a Registered Nurse and also our Education Coordinator. He ensures all staff are compliant with their training, coordinates staff in-services and special training programs, and instructs Managing of Actual or Potential Aggression (MAPA).|
|Psychologist||No||Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Psychiatrist||No||Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Updated: 21 Jul 2017|
|May Bring Own Furniture||Yes|
|Pets In Residence||Yes|
|Negotiate To Bring Own Pet||Yes|
|Phone Access In Own Room||Yes|
|Policy for management of challenging behaviour||Yes|
|Smoking Permitted||Yes||In outside areas only|
|Audit report available||Yes||All of our audit results are available on our website www.dementiacarenz.co.nz|
|Updated: 17 Feb 2014|
|Millvale Lodge Lindale will be a unique place for people to come: a place where there is some freedom, space to maintain fitness, see the stars and the trees, interact with animals and create a sense of home.
The design will maximise indoor-outdoor flow, with residents free to wander safely through the park-like surroundings without feeling confined. There will be farm animals, fruit trees and a vegetable garden which residents will be encouraged to help tend. The emphasis will be on taking part in the normal activities of everyday life.
A sheltered picnic spot, accessed by a wheelchair-accessible pathway, will provide a safe destination for afternoon tea, or a walk with a visiting family dog.
The nature of the environment will be soothing, peaceful and enjoyable for residents and their visitors.
At Millvale Lodge, the country environment and large grounds will extend the opportunities open to us to give each person their greatest chance of being physically healthy and emotionally the best they can be.
Our staff are the heart and soul of the person-centred care we provide at our facilities, and we are currently in the process of building an outstanding staff team for Millvale Lodge.
We are currently advertising for caregiving and registered nursing staff. However, at the core of our team will be existing staff members who understand our organization and philosophy of care, and connect powerfully with our vision and values.
These key staff members have expressed an interest in moving across to Millvale Lodge to instil these vital values into the new members of our team.
The new staff will also undergo on-the-job training at our established facilities before starting work at Millvale Lodge Lindale.
We are guided by our vision and values and love the work we have chosen to do.
|Updated: 17 Feb 2014|
Representatives visit from RSA and Alzheimer's Society, church services, entertainment, garden, indoor games co-ordinated by the Activities Co-ordinator, music (visiting pianist fortnightly), daily newspaper reading, quizzes with Activities Co-ordinator, videos, outings in van, homely activities like baking, gardening, helping wash the dishes, raking leaves, cooking club, movement and dance, gardening, spending time with our pets.
|Updated: 17 Feb 2014|
|Details re Meals||Individual requirements are catered for.|
|Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include||Please contact the manager.|
|Updated: 17 Feb 2014|
|Updated: 17 Feb 2014|
|Seventh Day Adventist||Yes|
|Updated: 17 Feb 2014|
Easter is a special celebration for us here in our home. We love to enjoy loving time together and share memories evoked by the scent of fresh hot cross buns and the feeling of anticipation as we unwrap the first Easter egg.
We wish you all a safe and happy Easter with those you love.
As always, we welcome your visits and remind you that our visiting times are the same throughout the holidays.
We love being surrounded by nature and wild life at Millvale Lodge Lindale – you never know who might turn up for a visit. Here we are having fun feeding a gaggle of friendly geese.
Living in our beautiful rural valley has many benefits and it is especially entertaining when stock decide to wander onto our lawns. These recent escapees brought lots of laughter, reminiscing and excitement.
To our dear friends
The Alzheimer’s memory walk is a yearly event organised by Alzheimer’s New Zealand. This year’s memory walk in Kapiti was held at Otaihanga Domain. A number of our residents, family and staff participated this year and had such a wonderful time together helping to raise awareness about dementia.
Last week we were all lucky enough to enjoy a performance from the ‘JNX Band’. They played all of the old rock and roll classics we love. We all had fun with a bit of toe tapping and singing along to boot.
WE LOVE THE FACT WE ARE SURROUNDED BY FARMLAND AND NATURE AT MILLVALE LODGE LINDALE. WE ESPECIALLY ENJOY THE UNEXPECTED VISITS WE GET FROM OUR NEIGHBOURS FROM TIME TO TIME. THESE CHEEKY WEE CUTIES RECENTLY ESCAPED FROM A NEIGHBOURING FARM AND MADE THEMSELVES AT HOME FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS UNTIL THE FARMER COLLECTED THEM. WE LOVED HAVING THEM AROUND AND THEIR VISIT TRIGGERED MUCH REMINISCING ABOUT GOOD OLD KIWI FARM LIFE.
Good examples of dementia care highlighted
Associate Minister of Health
Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming a move to promote examples of good practice in dementia design.
The best examples of secure dementia unit design have been published on the Ministry of Health website.
“I’d like to congratulate the first two featured facilities — Millvale Lodge on the Kapiti Coast and Westella Homestead in Feilding — for not only providing a quality environment for their patients but also showing other residential aged care providers what’s possible,” Ms Wagner says.
“The environment in which people with dementia live is incredibly important — it can be a positive therapeutic intervention on its own.”
Last year, the Ministry of Health released a dementia design resource to support the development or major reconfiguration of secure dementia care units. The resource aims to enhance dementia patients’ quality of life through a number of design principles around lighting, colour and contrast, memory aids, gardens and the size and density of facilities.
“As we all know, New Zealand’s population is ageing, and sadly, that means rising levels of dementia. I hope other facilities follow the lead of Millvale and Westella to ensure dementia patients receive the best possible care,” Ms Wagner says.
The design examples are available at: http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/life-stages/health-older-
3rd August 2016
EXPERIENCED NEW MANAGEMENT TEAM FOR MILLVALE LODGE LINDALE
It is with great pleasure that we are writing to introduce the new management team at Millvale Lodge Lindale.
We are delighted to announce that Roxanne Rosquita has been now appointed to the position of Clinical Manager.
Roxanne has been ably leading the Registered Nurse team as Clinical Manager of Millvale House Waikanae since 2013. Having originally qualified as a Registered Nurse in the Philippines, Roxanne spent two years working as a medical surgical nurse and teaching nursing and English literature at university level before emigrating to New Zealand. She worked for 3 years in aged care before joining Dementia Care NZ.
Roxanne loves making a difference to people with dementia through the simple things, assisting people to gain everyday happiness. She cherishes the moments she shares with residents and loves to see them happy. She loves sharing their journey, and is excited to be able to support our vision and values in creating a home where creating magic moments and connecting with residents is highly valued.
Rhea Abordonado will be joining Roxanne in the key support position of Operation Manager. Rhea has been helping out on a temporary basis during the preceding transition period, and is already a familiar face to many. A registered nurse in her home country of Philippines, Rhea worked for 2 years as trauma nurse before emigrating to NZ. She first came to work with our organization in November 2007, and has worked her way from a caregiver at Avonlea Dementia Care in Christchurch, through a three year tenure as Operations Coordinator of Millvale House Levin, to her present position at Millvale Lodge. Rhea relates strongly to our organizational philosophy, vision and values and best friends approach to care. She especially looks forward to building strong, supportive relationships with residents and family members, and to establishing a calm and homely environment where family/whanau and staff form a partnership in providing loving care of the highest standard to our residents.
We are delighted to have such an experienced team as Roxanne and Rhea to lead our Lindale team forward, and know you will offer them your full support as they take on the new challenges and opportunities ahead.
“We have been very fortunate at our new Lindale facility to have our beautiful sweet Lexi join us as our resident dog. Lexi is a 6 year old Lab and we feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity to give her a new home at a time when she needed it. She has been a much loved farm dog with her previous owner so needed somewhere with plenty of space to help her settle in.
Like anyone moving home, this has been a stressful and frightening time for Lexi but she has been given much love and support (and probably a bit too much pampering) from our wonderful staff member Chris. Lexi has been Chris’s constant companion since she arrived. Together they have been working around the grounds and the facility of Lindale getting it all ready to welcome our new guests on our opening day. Lexi has lots of energy but really is just a big old softie who will happily sit by you quietly, as long as you are prepared to provide plenty of head pats and belly scratches. I have no doubt that they will not be in short supply for Lexi in the coming years in her new home. “
We are very happy to announce that we are now able to offer general rest home care in our hospital wing.
There are 6 swing beds for rest home residents and 6 swing beds for general hospital residents.
Please feel free to call us with any questions you may have.