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|Contract with DHB||Yes|
|Additional Room Costs||Some Rooms|
|Updated: 5 Nov 2015|
|Approximate number of beds at this level of care||20|
|Long term vacancy||Yes|
|Short term vacancy||Yes|
|We now have 4 rooms vacant.
We encourage residents to make their rooms theirs with their own favourite furniture from home, photos, pictures etc and favourite pillow or blankets.
|Updated: 20 Oct 2017|
|TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
Many times people only complain and forget that there is such a thing as a compliment for a job well done. I am not one of those people so I am writing this to tell you of a place that needs some praise. I am talking about the Oceanview Rest Home – Otaki, where my father is now living.
My thought of Rest homes has not always been a favorable feeling for me, and I was not sure when my father entered one, that I would be happy with it, though I know that needed to be looked after. In his home he was lonely, not taking his medication as he should, cooking badly, falling and generally becoming a worry for us girls as to his safety and wellbeing. We wanted the best for him, but he is stubborn and refused to leave his home. His last fall was the factor that changed his mind and he was admitted willingly to Oceanview.
As I live overseas, my sister took control of the situation and it was not till I arrived in New Zealand and Dad was actually moved in, that I could see the home. My Aunty had lived next door to the home for many years so I knew the home well, and Dad’s neighbor Calder had lived in Oceanview too, till his death. Calder loved his time there, he told Dad on one occasion.
It was with some trepidation that I drove down to the home to see him, wondering how I would feel about this new situation, the staff, and how well he was being looked after. All I can say it that I was more than pleasantly surprised.
The home has a homely feel about it, almost like a big house feel, and Dad is in one of the bedrooms. There is noise about, chatter and laughter, which all makes a feeling of being in your own home rather than IN a home. Everyone there who helps Dad has a lovely disposition, is caring and thoughtful, without being overpowering. Whenever I ask for something for my father it is never too much trouble and I feel that they really care about him.
I did not expect this at all. Should I ever need to go into a home myself I would have no hesitation of moving in there at all.
I wish to congratulate the staff on their attitude, the atmosphere and their kindness to my father. I am most grateful to them for everything that they are doing. Their work is helping me rest more easily, knowing that whatever happens Dad is in good hands, well cared for and has everything he needs to live his final days.
Thank you too, especially to Roselle, though it is not only her that deserves it, but she is the person whom I mainly speak with. She has a real Mothers heart and warmth, and needs to know that families who have their loved ones in her care are lightened because of the load that she carries for us.
To whom it may concern:
My brother, Kevin, has been in the care of Oceanview for some 20 years now. It was felt that being in Otaki he would be close to his children. His youngest daughter still resides there with her children. His son although now resident in Brisbane still makes regular trips back to his hometown to visit his family and his father.
I am able to visit Kevin regularly, and am happy to commute from Wellington because I believe he is in the best possible place. The standard of care he receives is excellent. The staff are vigilant and mindful of his health. They constantly go above and beyond the call of duty, and often will take Kevin out with them on their days off. He is genuinely loved, and as a family member I am kept informed and made to feel part of his care. His caregivers, Sora, Mike and the lovely June are compassionate and constantly extending him wherever possible. Roselle and her team always make sure he has someone to talk to or something to keep him occupied.
They are constantly open to any suggestions we, his family, may have and make my job as his legal guardian much easier.
I cannot imagine him getting better quality of loving care anywhere else.
Dear Ocean View Team,
I am Heinz Honeggers‘ other daughter and am writing to you from Switzerland.
It is so great to hear from my sister Brigitte and from my dad how well you take care of him and I just wanted to thank you all very much in the name of the whole family for your dedication in your work and for the great job you are doing with my dad! This is really outstanding and I am so happy that Dad is at such a great place! He tells me that everybody is so lovely to him and that you really take care so well of him. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!
Thank you also for transferring the calls from me to him. Sorry, that I am calling so often but I miss him a lot and also I think it is good for him to talk a little. Thank you so much that you always organise the phone transfers so uncomplicated.
Just wanted to say thank you and to wish all of you only the very best,
Best regards from Switzerland,
Dear Roselle and all staff at Ocean View
I wish to express my sincere gratitude to all of you. You have had Heinz Honegger staying with you for the last 5 weeks. He arrived from Palmerston North hospital still looking fragile and tired. I can hardly believe how you improved his well-being during this short time. My wife Brigitte looked after him in accordance with your daily routine, you were so co-operating with everything. I personally visited your home on several occasions, at times being asked by your residents to bring our dog Blue in for a little special care. Apart from your genuine care I really enjoyed your family-like atmosphere that is so present when one walks into your place. There is talk, noise and laughter and when I saw a resident in your kitchen; I thought this place is cool!
Right now Heinz and Brigitte are due to land in Switzerland, taking Heinz back to his partner und family. Without you and your amazing care it wouldn’t have happened.
With a big thank you and best wishes,
|Updated: 15 Sep 2016|
|Type||Hours Per Week||Status||Details|
|Registered Nurse||40+||Yes||We have two Registered Nurses currently - One is the Clinical Nurse Manager and the other works on a casual basis as required. They come with over 50 years of nursing experience. Both lead the team for the on-call roster after 5pm and in the weekends.|
|Enrolled Nurse||40+||Yes||Ocean View currently has one enrolled nurse who is the facility manager. THE EN will often assistunder RN delegation and who also support care givers and other staff.|
|Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers||24/7||Yes||We have a mix of long serving staff and new staff all of whom are local. All experienced Carers are certified and new staff are orientated into ongoing up-skilling for staff development|
|Physiotherapist||No||Available to residents on request and as required. Payment, if any, for these external contractors are the responsibility of the Resident/Family who have requested this service. Informed consent will be obtained for each visit required.|
|Occupational Therapist||No||Available to residents on request and as required. Payment, if any, for these external contractors are the responsibility of the Resident/Family who have requested this service. Informed consent will be obtained for each visit required.|
|Own Social Worker||No||Available to residents on request and as required. Payment, if any, for these external contractors are the responsibility of the Resident/Family who have requested this service. Informed consent will be obtained for each visit required.|
|Activities Co-ordinator||Yes||Wendy comes with a wealth of experience as a recreational and activities co-ordinator. Wendy has many outings and activities planned for the residents each month|
|Hairdresser||Yes||Currently we have a hairdresser visit fortnightly (Tuesday) If residents wish to use their own hairdresser that can be arranged. Payment for these external contractors are the responsibility of the Resident/Family who have requested this service.|
|Podiatrist||Yes||Every 4-6 weeks at the Rest Home, or if required a visit to podiatrist rooms is arranged. Payment for these external contractors are the responsibility of the Resident/Family who have requested this service.|
|Dietitian||Yes||Our six week, seasonal menus have had dietican input and sign off. The Cooks ensure that any special diets such as diabetic and vegetarian are catered for.|
|Accredited Visitors||Yes||Outside specialist services are a valued input into residents care as are a number of volunteers and community agencies who visit.|
|Kaumatua||Yes||Staff are aware of local cultural advisors that we may approach for their support and guidance. The Tangata Whenua for this area is Ngati Raukawa|
|Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor||Yes||The local churches support our Rest Home with Services, Communion, and Companionship and visit weekly and on request.|
|Other Personnel||Yes||Contractors can be called on the request of the Resident or Family for services to the Residents personal effects - eg maintainence repairs of personal televisions/telephones/furniture and fittings.|
|Updated: 31 Oct 2016|
|Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay||Status||Details|
|Respite||Yes||Day or Overnight Respite is available for funded or private paying Carers so that you can have a break or Holiday. We are happy to help.|
|Carer Support||Yes||Daycare - drop off your loved one at 10am and pick up before 3.30pm. They will be cared for and enjoy morning and afternoon tea and a hot cooked lunch with desert. They can also join in on any activities of the day.|
|Subsidised||Yes||Some people can have their respite subsidized (paid by the Government). This is organised through Support Links. Their phone number is 0800 221 411, call them to explain the process and see if you meet the criteria for funding.|
|Private Paying||Yes||This option is always available, please contact the rest home to discuss with the Facility Manager what the day and overnight fees are.|
|Booking can be made in advance||Yes||We welcome a discussion around forward planning. Give the Facility Manager a call on 063647399.|
|Updated: 5 Nov 2015|
|We have the most amazing views of Kapiti Island. Beautiful walks along the beach or pathways.
Stable dedicated staff provide consistant quality care for your loved ones.
Home style cooked meals and snacks prepared onsite
|Updated: 29 Mar 2012|
|Bingo, Board games, Breakfast in bed, Cards, Care and Craft, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Entertainers, Exercises, Entertainment, Flower arranging, Games, Jigsaw, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Pastoral care, Quizzes, RSA, Senior Citizens, Shopping, Singing, Vegetarian, Videos, Theatre|
|Updated: 25 Mar 2014|
|Details re Meals||All likes and dislikes catered for. Residents have input into meal choices|
|Staffing Details||Clinical Nurse Manager supported by one RN available Mon to Fri but on call Sat and Sun and after hours.18 Care givers, 2 Housekeepers, 1 Chef and 1 Cook.|
|Updated: 31 Jan 2017|
|Maori - Te Reo||Yes|
|Updated: 25 Mar 2014|
|Updated: 29 Mar 2012|
|Public Transport||Not available but we do have our own van available which makes regular visits to town|
|Shops||5Kms to Otaki Main Street. Local dairy a gentle stroll from Rest Home|
|Mall||Delivered Mon to Sat. Mailing done by office staff. Emails can be sent and received via Rest Home internet|
|Parks||Across the road grassed area on beach front.|
|Library||Use of local library can be arranged|
|Updated: 24 May 2012|