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Otumarama Rest Home

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Vacancy
No
Name
Otumarama Rest Home
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
199 Nayland Road
Stoke
Nelson
DHB
Nelson Marlborough
Phone
(03) 547 5659
Fax
(03) 547 5656
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Bev Foster - 021351135
Owner
Oceania Healthcare - 0800 333 688
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Description
Otumarama offers rest home and hospital care in a private setting with beautiful grounds, courtyards and views to the mountains beyond.

The activities programme is run by a a motivated person with an extremely bubbly personality.

There is a registered nurse on shift 24 hours a day, and staff have particular skill in managing behavour that challenges us.
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsYes
Updated: 17 May 2017
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care27
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
Our rooms are large and lightfilled, overlooking beautifully maintained, well established gardens. You are most welcome to phone our Manager to arrange a tour of the facilities, weekend visits can be arranged with the Manager by appointment, or you can just 'drop in',
The best time to do this is after 1130 during daylight hours. We provide Rest Home residential care for people under the age of 65.
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 26 May 2017
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes A Registered Nurse is on duty 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Negotiable We do have a qualified Physiotherapist on site one day a week per week.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We employ an Activity Co-Ordinator who runs our activities and outings program.
Hairdresser Yes We also have a hairdressing salon. Our hairdresser Petina has worked at Otumarama for over 20 years. She delivers an excellent service at a very reasonable price. She also does beautician work on site, including waxing.
Podiatrist Yes Contracted and visits regularly.
Dietitian Negotiable Oceania Healthcare employ their own qualified dietician who is responsible for making sure that all meals have the most nutritional value.
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Yes Maintenance, Administration, Laundry staff & Kitchen staff . We also have volunteers who visit Otumarama. One of our volunteers 'Bobbie' has been comming Monday to Friday for many years.
Updated: 17 May 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our nursing staff have experience in palliative care nursing. We have recently been working with the Nelson Hospice Service on introducing the Liverpool Care Pathway, a process working towards 'best practice' systems in palliative care.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care No Specialist input is available as needed
Diabetic Care No Specialist input is available as needed
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist No Specialist input is available as needed
Psychiatric Care No Available as needed by referral. Some of our Nursing staff have Psychiatric experience. Our Nurse Manager also has experience in psychiatric nursing and assessment.
Stroke Rehabilitation No Available as required, physiotherapist Fiona works 2 days weekly with residents.
Tracheotomy Care No Available as required
Dialysis No Our local hospital has specialists who have visited the facility in the past
Specialised Dementia Care No Although not a locked dementia wing, many of our carers have the Wellcare Dementia care qualification. Our Nurse Manager Helen Port has experience in Dementia care, in Long term care, Hospital assessment and community settings.
Gerontological Care Yes Our nursing staff between them have many years experience in this field.
Clinical Manager Yes We have a new Clinical Manager Lee Murray who comes to us from the NPH. She has experience in Medical ATR and surgical nursing.
Psychiatrist No Available by referral for assessment treatment and advice.
Updated: 17 May 2017
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Otumarama provides supported care with 24 hour Registered Nursing care.
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 17 May 2017
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Is available for Under 65yrs.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes Including tv, dvd, computer, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities.
Rooms (Single) Yes All of our rooms are large and have views of the gardens or courtyards through either large windows or patio doors.
Rooms (Shared) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes May bring own furniture, but important to check with manager in first instance as room sizes vary.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Providing this does not interfere with the operations and running of the hospital. Also happy hour every Friday
Pets In Residence Yes Otumarama has a resident cat called 'Honey', she is a beautiful ginger/tan tabby with green eyes..
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes By approval of manager in first instance.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes We provide the jackpoint, connection to be arranged for and paid by resident/family.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Residents Committee Yes But would welcome a resident chair person
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes A minority of our residents have some degree of confusion.
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes We have an activity programme which includes regular outings. Our mens group is a weekly group of outings and activities chosen by the group ie; movies (action, history type), and lunch at Brightwater Tavern, and a visit to the Nelson Library.
Rural Setting No Although not rural, we are down a long driveway and very private with beautiful grounds and courtyards. In peaceful setting. We have views of the local Primary School and out to the Mountains beyond.
Smokers Room Yes We have a residents courtyard where they may smoke.
Smoking Permitted Yes In designated courtyard only.
Semi-Secure Yes Although Otumarama doesnt have a "secure' dementia wing, we are situated some distance from main roads.
Sprinklers Yes We have a full sprinkler system and a fully operational alarm system. Staff perform Fire drills at regular intervals and are trained in procedures to audit standards.
Updated: 17 May 2017
Special Features
Otumarama has a long tree lined driveway that leads up to an Ivy covered entranceway, we are told by many that it reminds them of an English cottage. Visitors are welcomed by our friendly and extremely helpful adminstrator/receptionist who will assist you with any enquiries.
Updated: 17 May 2017
Interests & Activities
The activities programme includes crafts, games and quizzes, exercise groups, live music, church services, guest speakers and scenic excursions, just to mention a few. Community pets include two cats, canaries and a tropical fish tank.

There’s a weekly happy hour and special get-togethers are organized for annual celebrations, such as Easter, Mid-Winter and Christmas.
Updated: 17 May 2017
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals Rotating 6 weekly varied menu. Meals can be taken in rooms at residents request.
Staffing Details 24 hour care, with RN on each shift + Care staff. Full Laundry and Kitchen facilities supplied. Manager, Clinical Co-Ordinator, Administration & Diversional Therapist, Activities Co-Ordinators Mon-Fri + Physiotherapist twice weekly .
Associated Complexes We are part of the Oceania Group.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Fees do not include: Podiatry for non diabetic residents, ear health care (syringe treatment), personal travel by shuttle or taxi unless to medical appointment, hairdressing, personal toiletries.
Updated: 17 May 2017
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Samoan Yes
Shona Yes
Updated: 17 May 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes We have a minister who visits on request and holds a service on site on a weekly basis.
Roman Catholic Yes Mass is held onsite on a regular basis and a priest can visit on request.
Updated: 17 May 2017
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Shops   Stoke shops are a 5 minute walk.
Mall   Stoke Mall 5 minute walk.
Parks   Broadgreen Park is a 5 minute walk away.
Library   The Stoke Library is 5 minute walk away. They also visit and drop off books for those unable to visit the Library.
Updated: 17 May 2017
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes Many of our carers have this qualification.
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes Our Diversional Therapist qualified while in our employment.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes We are an active member of the NZ Aged care Association.
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 17 May 2017

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