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Name
Shona McFarlane Retirement Village
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
66 Mabey Road
Avalon
Lower Hutt 5011
Postal Address
66 Mabey Road
Avalon
Lower Hutt 5011
DHB
Hutt Valley
Phone
(04) 577 1090
Fax
(04) 567 3426
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Debbi Farlie - (04) 577 1090
Owner
Ryman Healthcare
Clinical Manager:
Dorien Preston
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Description
Your health needs may change over time and if they do, it’s good to know you won’t have to move again. At Shona McFarlane Retirement Village, we’re dedicated to caring for you now and into your future.

As well as independent living and assisted living in serviced apartments, we also provide resthome and hospital care.

Providing the full range of living and care options is just one of Ryman’s points of difference.

Since 2014, we’ve repeatedly won the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand: Aged Care and Retirement Villages award. And we’ve been awarded the gold medal four times in the Reader’s Digest Quality Service award.

Of all the large providers in New Zealand (with 15 villages or more), Ryman has the highest number of care centres with 4 years’ certification – the ‘gold standard’ in care – from the Ministry of Health.

Shona McFarlane is one such village that has achieved this ‘gold standard’ in care. To achieve this, it has been determined that the care centre has exceeded the sector standard for aged care.

Innovations such as our custom-made electronic care app, myRyman, contribute to this high standard. In every care room, a device enables nurses and carers to see and record information about each resident. This award-winning technology creates greater efficiencies, allowing our teams to spend more time with residents as a result.

Ryman’s seasonal Delicious menu continues to be highlighted as an area that we go above and beyond in. Meals are prepared fresh on site by our village chefs. There is a choice of three main courses, including a vegetarian option, where the aim is to tempt all taste buds. We also cater for special dietary requirements.

Private rooms are spacious and include monitored call bells. You can choose from a selection of room layouts, all with an ensuite bathroom.

Amenities include a hair and beauty salon, café and shop. To ensure your safety at all times, we have 24-hour security on site. Our village also has emergency generators in our care centre, serviced apartments and village centre.

What really makes a difference in Ryman care centres, is the daily dedication of our caring teams. Residents and their families think the world of our nurses and carers. And because our staff ratios are some of the highest in the care sector, the individualised care we provide creates the unique experience that residents tell us they love.

Choosing the right care centre is one of the most important decisions you will make. At Shona McFarlane, our dedication to care begins even before you or your loved one has moved in.

The Lifestyle at Shona McFarlane Retirement Village has so many wonderful aspects. We appreciate that everyone has different needs and expectations, so we encourage you to come and visit.

Compare our care centre with other providers, and join in with the activities or events on offer. That way, you’ll obtain a real appreciation of the care centre lifestyle, and whether you can see yourself living there.

You’ll be supported by our care team every step of the way, to ensure your move into resthome care is a smooth and informed transition.

We look forward to introducing you to our warm and caring community.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 19 Feb 2019
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 40
Additional Room CostsYes
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 19 Feb 2019
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Our resthome has a full time registered nurse dedicated to this area, as well as a highly skilled Clinical Manager, who overviews the clinical care of all residents in the resthome.
Nurse Practitioner Negotiable We are able to access the expert advice of a nurse practitioner should this be required.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes As much as possible, the same caregivers will care for you each shift so they will get to know you well. All our caregivers are supported to undertake training in care of the older person.
Physiotherapist Negotiable There is a physiotherapist who visits our facililty regularly and will review residents as required.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We have a dedicated Activities Coordinator in the resthome who works 5 days per week and delivers a wide range of activities for the resident to participate in should they wish.
Hairdresser Yes We have a fully equiped hairdressing salon on site.
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Yes We welcome visitors to our resthome and should you require the services of specialists we will assist you in accessing the appropriate people to meet your requirements.
Updated: 19 Feb 2019
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes As we also have a hospital associated with this resthome we have registered nurses available 24 hours per day and the expertise available to met all your needs. Please talk directly with the village manager for more information.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes As required
Updated: 5 Mar 2019
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes
Whanau Room Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Family Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Updated: 19 Feb 2019
Special Features
Special Features
Ryman have now introduced a new initiative of providing Resthome Level care in our serviced apartments. Please contact the village for information.
Updated: 9 Aug 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Shona McFarlane Retirement Village offers a complete range of activities and events in and around the village and 7 days a week. We have dedicated staff committed to putting together a programme to the benefit of all of our residents. Please enquire for more information.
Updated: 19 Feb 2019
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details about Meals Shona McFarlane pride themselves on the wonderful array of meals and delights from the talented chefs and kitchen staff on site at the village.
Staffing Qualifications and Details Dedicated staff are on hand 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
Associated Complexes A member of the Ryman Healthcare Group
What's included in your fees and what's not Please enquire for further information
Updated: 19 Feb 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Afrikaans Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Nepali Yes
Samoan Yes
Shona Yes
Tongan Yes
Updated: 19 Feb 2019
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
(Other comments) Yes We respect all denominations
Updated: 19 Feb 2019
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport   Across the road from entrance
Shops   Across the road from entrance
Mall 2.00 km Queensgate Mall
Parks   Avalon Park next door
Library 2.00 km Beside town hall
Updated: 19 Feb 2019
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 19 Feb 2019

The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.

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