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|Contract with DHB||Yes|
|Updated: 14 Oct 2015|
|Premium Room Charges||Unknown|
|MOH Certification and Audit Report||View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)|
|Updated: 26 Jan 2021|
Outstanding Care Provided for my Mum
The Positives : The wonderful staff at Tasman provided outstanding care for my mum throughout her stay. They were, without exception, calm, kind and warm-hearted toward her at all times. That she was able to smile and laugh with us right up to her last days is a tribute to the ‘best friends’ and ‘small homes’ concept being implemented by DementiaCare NZ. We will always remain grateful that we chose Tasman to care for her.
The Negatives : Nothing.
To anyone viewing this facility we encourage you to focus on the calm atmosphere and attitude of the caring staff. So while the rooms and lounges are bright and cheery they don’t have the latest decor. Funds are obviously spent on providing the very best in personal care for the residents as we found. We never regretted for even one minute our decision to settle Mum here.
To all the wonderful staff at Tasman,
We just wanted you to know how much our family appreciated the outstanding care you gave my Mum throughout her stay with you.
You were, without exception, calm, kind and warm hearted toward her at all times.
That she was able to smile and laugh with us right up to her last days is a tribute to all of you and the ‘Best Friends’ and ‘small homes’ concept being implemented by Dementia Care NZ.
We will always remain grateful that we chose Tasman to care for Mum after she could no longer stay at home.
We extend to you all of our warmest regards and grateful thanks.
Sue and John, Michael and Carolyn and the rest of the family of Joy Guy.
ACTS 24:15 – We look forward to seeing our darling Joy again.
15th March 2012.
My Husband, Eric, has been a resident of Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care in Stoke, Nelson since January 17th this year and I can’t speak too highly about the wonderful care he is receiving.
All the staff, from the Managers, The Registered Nurses, the Diversional Therapists and the Carers are all very competent and all so cheerful and most welcoming.
A support group meeting is held once a month for the families of the residents, which I find most helpful.
I am very happy to have Eric being cared for by these wonderful people and would thoroughly recommend Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care.
|Updated: 22 Jul 2018|
|Type||Hours Per Week||Status||Details|
|Registered Nurse||Yes||There is a Registered Nurse on site seven days a week and on call in the evenings. 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.|
|Social Worker (on site)||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.|
|Hairdresser||Yes||Visits weekly and more frequently when required.|
|Podiatrist||Yes||We have a poditarist who comes on a regular basis to attend to the needs of the residents.|
|Dietitian||Yes||Our dietitian comes to Tasman monthly to review nutritional requirements of the residents.|
|Accredited Visitors||Yes||Please enquire.|
|Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor||Yes||Tasman is interdominational so we have people from several demoninations that visit. Should you require an individual visit this can be arranged.|
|Other Personnel||Yes||We have a person who facilitates a support group for family members of people who live at Tasman. Many people find talking with others very helpful. She is also available by phone for any family member who just needs someone to talk with.|
|Updated: 4 Jul 2013|
|Specialities or Areas of Expertise||Status||Details|
|Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management||Yes||As required|
|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|
|Wound Care||Yes||Wound care specialist care is available on referral|
|Diabetic Care||No||Specialist care is available on referral|
|Continence Advice||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.|
|Stomal Therapy||No||Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Stroke Rehabilitation||No||Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Infection Control||Yes||We have a registered nurse who does special training in infection control and who has a role in infection control at Aberleigh. Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Surgical Followup||Yes||As required|
|Psychiatric Care||No||Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Clinical Management||Yes||We have a clinical manager at Tasman Rest Home who is supported by Arah Cartagena, Regional Clinical Manager for Dementia Care NZ.|
|Other Specialties||Yes||Simon Hamley is a Registered Nurse and also our Education Coordinator. Simon ensures all staff are compliant with their training, runs staff in-services and Coordinates any speacial training programs that we offer.|
|Updated: 2 Dec 2019|
|Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay||Status||Details|
|Respite||Yes||We offer a respite care service if we have a room available at the time you need care. Please phone our manager Aldrich if you would like to make a booking.|
|Updated: 26 Feb 2016|
|May Bring Own Furniture||Yes|
|Pets In Residence||Yes|
|Negotiate To Bring Own Pet||Yes|
|Phone Access In Own Room||Yes|
|Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability||No||Respite Only|
|Policy for management of challenging behaviour||Yes|
|Updated: 27 Oct 2009|
|Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care is situated in a quiet suburban area in parklike surroundings. We have a warm and friendly atmosphere with small and homely units.Each unit has its own open plan kitchen. This increases our homely feel and encourages normalised activities.
'Ora' home provides rest home level care.
'Rangi' and 'Ata Hapara' homes provide a safe environment for residents requiring Dementia Rest Home Care.
'Aio' home provides specialist Dementia Hospital level care.
Our staff work hard to provide individualised care for each resident. We take pride in our ability to give care to our residents. We are guided by our vision and values and love the work we have chosen to do.
|Updated: 20 Sep 2011|
|Representatives visit from RSA and Alzheimer's Society, church services, entertainment, garden, indoor games co-ordinated by the Activities Co-ordinator, meal options (residents can have a choice), 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.|
|Updated: 20 Sep 2011|
|What's included in your fees and what's not||Please contact the manager.|
|Staffing qualifications and details||Registered nurse present Monday to Friday. Registered Nurse on call at all other times.|
|Details about meals||Individual requirements are catered for.|
|Updated: 27 Oct 2009|
|Updated: 27 Oct 2009|
|Seventh Day Adventist||Yes|
|Updated: 27 Oct 2009|
|Public Transport||50.00 Km|
|Updated: 27 Oct 2009|
|Credentials & Membership RC||Status||Details|
|National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010)||Yes|
|New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)||Yes|
|Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.||Yes|
|Updated: 6 Nov 2012|
Operations Manager Sumy Saju:
Introducing Sumy Saju
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Sumy Saju to the key role of Operations Manager here at Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care.
Sumy has worked for Avonlea Dementia Care in Christchurch since 2017 as a Senior Caregiver, Home Manager and Health and Safety Representative. Sumy brings a Level 4 Qualification in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support), a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, and experience in business analysis to the role.
More importantly, her passion for aged care, hands-on experience in dementia, commitment to our Vision and Values, and leadership potential have identified her as a person with true potential to contribute to our organisation at a management level.
We are delighted that Sumy has agreed to relocate to Nelson and take on the Tasman operations management position.
We all join in extending our congratulations to Sumy as she moves into her new role, and wish her every success.
Andrew and Jim
JUANITA AKAUOLA APPOINTED AS CLINICAL MANAGER:
Welcome to the Tasman family Juanita!
Juanita brings a strong clinical background to the position, as well as personal values which align closely with our organisational Vision and Values of honesty, integrity and open communication. Juanita’s background includes delivery of holistic client-based care at Nelson Hospital, Wairau Hospital and for Nelson District Nursing Services and Maori Health Services, as well as experience in rest home and hospital environments as both a Caregiver and a Registered Nurse.
March 21 2020
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING COVID-19 AND VISITATION.
We have decided to temporarily close our home over the weekend to visitors as we work towards implementing the latest advice from the Ministry of Health as of 21st March 2020. We are reviewing our processes to ensure they meet the new recommendations from the Ministry. We will advise you of the new process for visiting our home on Monday, 23rd March 2020.
We acknowledge the importance of visits for our residents and their loved ones. Closing our doors is not a step we take lightly. However, preventing the spread of COVID-19 has to take priority.
We are delighted to welcome Corrine Coombe to the position of Operations Manager at Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care
Corrine’s professional background is varied, including experience in teaching, catering, graphic design and management. She brings a wide range of skills and interests to her new role, together with a passion for community involvement and a strong belief in the power of working collectively.
Corrine has been based at Tasman in an accounts role for the past eight years and is familiar with our organisation’s Vision and Values and culture. She looks forward to working as a team to maintain a safe and happy environment where both staff and residents flourish.
A very warm welcome to the newest member of our team at Tasman Erika Olsen. Erika has joined Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care as Operations Manager. Erika was drawn to the position by the values and philosophies of DCNZ. In her short time at Tasman, Erika has been impressed by the staff commitment to the wellbeing of the residents and their families and the loving, heart-centred manner in which they work. A former lawyer for vulnerable persons, mediator and volunteer , Erika is delighted to be part of DCNZ . Please pop in and introduce yourself to Erika as she would love to meet you.
Recently we had the wonderful opportunity to have the community activities organiser from Bunnings, Melanie Haymes, come on board with us at Tasman Rest Home and do something special for our residents. Melanie and our lead diversional therapist Aash arranged for residents, staff and family members to assist with an amazing garden project made possible by the donation of approximately $500 worth of flowers and gardening equipment by Bunnings Warehouse. We had a wonderful day together planting out all of the flowers and beautifying the outdoor environment of our home. Thank you Bunnings!
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.
Dance and movement are beneficial in many ways, and especially enjoyable along with good friends and laughter.
To our dear friends
Aina Duro is our newest addition to the Tasman team. She is originally from the Philippines and brings with her a wealth of experience and passion for nursing. She especially enjoys interacting with the residents and making their day special. A huge warm welcome to you Aina!
July 2017 - They say ‘if you don’t use it you lose it’. This photo speaks for itself about how much we enjoy keeping on our toes and enjoying the stunning environment life in Tasman has to offer.
Our Piano - July 2016
We love having a piano available for family, friends, entertainers and residents. We especially love seeing our musical residents engage and enjoy the powerful medium of music. It is so special to watch residents become so present in the moment, when they play our piano.
New website for Dementia Care NZ:
We have a wonderful new website and invite you to take a browse!
At a number of our homes we have been holding a weekly 'coffee club'. This is a time for socialisation, reminiscing, sharing time with family and friends, creating magic moments. Out come the lovely table cloths, the special china, the flowers on the tables not to mention the lovely home baked goodies and coffee! If you would like to join your friend or loved one for coffee club, please conta...ct the operations manager of the facility for details. We would love to share this time with you.
Donya Nee, on behalf of the Diversional Therapy Team from Dementia Care NZ.
WE DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY ... AND IT WORKS.
WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT US?
PERSON-CENTRED CARE HIGHLIGHTED AT OPENING OF TASMAN REST HOME 17/02/2012
Warmth, community spirit and a focus on the immense value of people with dementia were the hallmarks of the recent opening of Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care. The official opening of the renewed and renovated facility began with a warmly welcoming Whaikorero (Blessing and Speech of Welcome) by Archdeacon Harvey Ruru QSM, followed by a waiata. Interest in the new facility was intense among those present. Openness and an eagerness to share and be part of the occasion characterised the involvement of the Nelson community, who were excited about what the facility means in terms of the betterment of aged care in the area. The mayor of Nelson, Aldo Miccio, spoke passionately about the importance of catering for specialised needs of the ageing community, and the need to raise public awareness of the challenges the elderly can encounter. He reminded guests that the staff at Tasman are caring for some of the most vulnerable people among us, and need the support of the community in doing this important work. He emphasised the importance of developing understanding and empathy towards people with dementia, and of supporting them to remain an essential part of our community. Tasman director Alison Hume spoke from the heart about the right of people with dementia to a homely, tranquil and loving home where they are accepted, valued and respected. Her short address honoured the staff who have worked under difficult conditions during the year-long renovation process. Guests were invited to consider what makes a house a ‘home’, what positive things happen in their own home, and what each one of us associates with tranquil family times. This is the atmosphere the staff of Tasman are committed to creating for residents, who are supported by the loving and accepting ‘best friends’ approach to care. “We want this to be a place where people can relax and just ‘be’”, Alison Hume said. The opening of facility was hailed as a ‘truly special day’ for residential care in the Nelson area by National Director of Alzheimer’s NZ, Mr Johan Vos. The facility now offers a full continuum of care, which means that people with dementia are able to stay in one place as their needs change. The facility is also the only home in the NMDHB which offers hospital level dementia care. Mr Vos congratulated the management of Tasman, Tanya Tuscano and Andrew Sheard, and the NMDHB for the proactive way in which they have worked together to provide essential services for people with dementia in the area. The important service provided by Alzheimer’s Nelson in the areas of community education, information and support was also acknowledged. It was vital for local Alzheimer’s bodies to continue to work closely with residential care providers such as Tasman, said Mr Vos. Mr Vos commended Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care on its philosophy of care, which focuses on care in small homes and in so doing, creates an enhanced sense of wellbeing for a person with dementia. The importance of supporting independence, freedom of choice and the ability to continue with familiar and purposeful activities for people with dementia was also highlighted by Mr Vos. “A person with dementia is still a person that has a right to be treated with dignity, respect, love and compassion as we would any other human being.” The occasion was a celebration of the value and dignity of the elderly people in our community, and reflected the importance of providing them with the best possible care in a homely, loving environment.
(photograph - Operations manager Andrew Sheard and Alzheimers New Zealand Director Johan Vos).
REDEVELOPMENT OF TASMAN REST HOME AND DEMENTIA CARE NOW COMPLETE
After a year of extensive work, the expansion and renewal of Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care is now complete. It now provides a complete continuum of care.
Tasman offers general rest home care, dementia rest home care, and general hospital level care. It also provides specialised psychogeriatric care.
The refurbished 53-bed facility includes a 15-bed rest home/hospital, two 13-bed dementia homes and a 12-bed hospital specialised dementia home.
We are extremely pleased to now be able to offer 24 hour Registered Nurse coverage to all of our people at Tasman.
Following the redevelopment, there are currently rooms available at all levels of care.
Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care will be officially opened on February 17 by Alzheimers New Zealand National Director, Johan Vos.
LEE ANDREWS, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST, JOINS OUR STAFF
Lee Andrews has recently joined our staff as the Senior Occupational Therapist for the organisation, and as such will be working within, and regularly visiting, all our facilities.
Lee's main role is the provision of an occupational therapy service that enhances the quality of life of our residents. Much of this will be achieved through the ongoing development of, and leadership to, our Diversional Therapy Teams. Because Occupational Therapists specialise in occupational needs for people across the age-spectrum, it is Lee's responsibility to ensure that a balanced, meaningful and respectful programme of activities is offered to all our residents – be it within a group scenario or on an individual basis.
Lee comes to this position with a background in, and passion for, dementia, and will bring inspiration and guidance to all staff working with our residents, in order to enrich their lives.
WE ARE ALSO PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR MOVE INTO TASMAN BY WAY OF HELPING TO MOVE FURNITURE, PERSONAL BELONGINGS FROM HOME AND WITH LABELING CLOTHING.
WE UNDERSTAND HOW STRESSFULL AND TIME CONSUMING A MOVE INTO CARE CAN BE.
|Updated: 18 Jan 2021|
The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.