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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Taurima
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
85 Clawton Street
Westown
New Plymouth
Postal Address
85.Clawton Street
DHB
Taranaki
Phone
(06) 753 5538
Fax
(06) 753 5539
Email
View Email Address
Web
Visit Website
Personnel
Manager
Catherine Bowyer - (06) 753 5538
Owner
Graham and Sheryl Lilly - (06) 3248606
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Description
On behalf of the staff and residents of Taurima Rest Home, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you.

We understand the process of moving into a rest home is not always easy so we have developed this information for you and your family.Our staff will do all they can to make you feel at home. We will assist you to remain as independent as possible and offer support and care when you require it. We need you to help us care for you as well, so please let us know your preferences, needs, hopes, aspirations and concerns.

We invite you to visit us. We will make you welcome and support you in all your decisions and provide all support systems you may require.
Please phone us now.
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 10 Aug 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care25
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Come and see what we have to offer. We welcome all new residents, for short or long term care. Come and have a break on Respite Care, or come and stay with us and make us your new home. Great staff, fantasic meals and a beautiful, peaceful environment.
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 28 Mar 2017
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes 24 hours registered nursing supervision.All clinical support given.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We offer 24 hour care
Physiotherapist Negotiable
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Own Social Worker Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes We have a Diversional Therapist 5 days a week, keeping residents active and interested in day to day activities. She organizes outings, crafts , activities, entertainment and special occasions.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes See Diversional Therapist.
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser visits each Friday morning and offer sets, cuts and perms at reasonable prices.
Podiatrist Yes The podiatrist calls approximately every eight weeks. You will be referred to the podiatrist by the Registered Nursing staff or your Medical Practitioner. Care of your feet is part of the overall clinical care provided at Taurima.
Dietitian Yes Dietitian reviews the menus annually, and provides specialist advice on request.
Kaumatua Yes We work closely with our local Kaumatua and cultural support groups
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Residents receive support from any advisor of their choice. Anglican, Baptist and Methodist services are held each month, with details available on the noticeboard. Catholic communion is offered each Sunday morning.
Other Personnel Yes Your own General Practitioner will care for you .You can choose an advocacy service or a personal advocate to represent you if needed. You may also choose a Kamatua or cultural adviser, or we can arrange that for you.
Updated: 2 Sep 2013
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes We work closely with the hospice as the need arises so that our residents quality of life is assured to the end.
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Dialysis Yes
Primary Rural Health Care Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Community Health Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Other Nursing Specialities Yes
Updated: 2 Sep 2013
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes
Advance bookings taken Yes
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 3 Jul 2013
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Day Care Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes All our rooms contain vanities, heating, wardrobes and plenty of room for personal furniture.
Rooms (Shared) Yes One double room for married couples.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes one as above
Ensuite No However, the bathrooms are placed to ensure that there is one within easy reach.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Please feel free to make your room attractive and personal to you. You may bring anything that reminds you of home so you can develop a home away from home.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Every Thursday a social hour is held. Sherry, wine, beer, lemonade and juice are served. Alcohol is permitted in your rooms, but consumption must be kept to such a level that you do not disrupt friends and neighbours.
Pets In Residence Yes You may bring your own pet if its small.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes You may keep a bird or fish in your room. Other pets by negotiation.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes If you do not have your own phone, you may use the homes phones. The residents phone number is 753 2980.
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room No We have central heating that is climate controlled.
Maori Kaupapa Yes We work closely with local iwi, and support groups as required by our residents.
Residents Committee Yes There is a monthly resident's meeting where all residents have the opportunity to express their views on topics relating to thier care at Taurima. Resident's families are welcome to attend also.
Family Committee Yes See Resident's Committee
Newsletter Yes A newsletter is sent out to families and others every three months.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes We cater for aged related confusion , often referred to as "delightful dementia",
Lounges/seating areas Yes Two lounges and outdoor seating. TV sets are provided. All lounge chairs have been raised to make it easier for residents to get up and down safely without incident at the same time providing comfort for you family members.
Outings Yes We provide regular outings and are always looking for new ideas of places to visit.
Rural Setting No Our Rest Home is built down a private right of way , away from traffic noise , with plenty of sun and places to sit in peaceful surroundings.
Smokers Room Yes Taurima has a smoke free policy and as such does not accept smoking within the Home but a designated smoking area is available.
Smoking Permitted Yes
Semi-Secure Yes All outside doors are locked at night after 7 pm for the safety of all within as in a home.
Sprinklers Yes The Home is fitted with smoke detectors and sprinklers and sprinklers are monitored by Fire Brigade. Legally we must hold periodic fire drills. For further information please see the Manager and/or the ‘Taurima Rest Home Information Booklet'.
Audit report available Yes Please visit the MOH website and follow the directions for Audit results.
Updated: 10 Aug 2016
Special Features
Taurima was opened in January 1992 and was purpose built to provide 24 hour residential care.

The Rest Home is set in secluded, park like grounds where there is seating on a sheltered outdoor forecourt.

Gardens water falls, and rural views.

More information is available in the 'Taurima Rest Home Information Booklet'.

Updated: 4 Apr 2013
Interests & Activities
The varied programme of activities, entertainment, guest speakers, craft, quizzes, fun and exercises to music, bowls and outings is available for all residents of the Home.

The weekly programme including notices of day trips, special outings etc, is written on the whiteboard by the resident’s noticeboard, which is situated in the main lounge.



Our Christmas party with live band entertainement is a fully catered occasion for residents, and their families.
We celebrate all special occasions , including birthdays, Melbourne cup day, St Patricks day etc.


Updated: 2 Sep 2013
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals Breakfast is served at 8.00am in the dining room, or in your room if you prefer. A choice of cereals, fruit, toast and spreads are available. Dinner, the main meal of the day, is served at 12 noon. We provide a nutritionally balanced and varied diet. Tea is served at 5.00pm. Soup, a hot savoury, fruit, plus bread and spreads is served. A daily menu is written up on the whiteboard in the dining room. Morning and Afternoon tea is available in the main lounge or conservatory, or in your own room if you are unwell, at 10.30am and 2.30pm. Supper will be served to you in the lounge or your room around 7.30pm.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Fees will be discussed with you and/or family prior to admission. Please feel free to discuss the fees with the Manager. There may be a maximum asset level to qualify for a government subsidy. It is best to discuss these issues with your family, social worker or solicitor.
Updated: 3 Jul 2013
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes Main Language spoken
French No Translaters available
Interpreter Yes An interpreter will be used where necessary.
Maori - Te Reo Yes Translaters available
Sign Language Yes Available
Updated: 2 Sep 2013
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
(Other comments) Yes Whatever choice you have for spiritual wellness will be accomadated within our service.
Updated: 3 Jul 2013
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport   Taxi service at the door. Bus stop close by
Shops 0.50 km The local shops are a short stroll from the rest home and provide a bank, gift shop, dairy, take aways, Café, restaurant, pharmacy ,florist, bakery, fruit &vege shop and a post shop -book shop .
Mall 3.00 km New Plymouths main town centre is s short drive away
Parks 5.00 km The Parks surrounding New Plymouth are very accessible and little distance.
Library   Library delivery services. On site library also available. There are a large number of large print books and other novels for you to borrow.
Updated: 15 Sep 2015
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
Home and Community Support Sector Standards (Standards NZ) Yes
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Other details Yes certification
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 3 Jul 2013

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