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|Contract with DHB||Yes|
|Additional Room Costs||Some Rooms|
|Updated: 19 Apr 2012|
|Approximate number of beds at this level of care||24|
|Long term vacancy||Yes|
|Short term vacancy||Yes|
|Out of town residents are also welcome|
|Impending vacancy||Yes - Out of town residents welcome|
|Updated: 20 Oct 2017|
|Type||Hours Per Week||Status||Details|
|Registered Nurse||Yes||Rostered 24 hours a day. As at November 2014 two Charge RN's are at Expert Level Professional Recognition Program.|
|Enrolled Nurse||Yes||All Enrolled Nurses have completed EN Transition program and are very experienced. As at December 2014 ENs are at Expert Level Professional Recognition Program.|
|Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers||Yes||Mandatory requirement to complete orientation and specified training. ACE program is provided on site and must be completed within 18 months, after completion of orientation. Team leaders are also available|
|Physiotherapist||Negotiable||May be accessed via Tairawhiti DHB or privately.|
|Occupational Therapist||Negotiable||May be accessed via Tairawhiti DHB or privately|
|Diversional Therapist||Yes||Hours are variable, hospital residents oftern join the Resthome for specified activities. Individualised programs are prepared.|
|Activities Co-ordinator||Yes||see Diversional Therapist|
|Hairdresser||Yes||Weekly and as negotiated. This is a very popular service. A hair salon is provided on site.|
|Podiatrist||Yes||Visits weekly. Podiatrist is heighly skilled and also provides training to staff.|
|Dietitian||Negotiable||Menus are audited annually. Facility kitchen/food service is managed by a qualified Chef|
|Kaumatua||Yes||After discussion with resident, staff and whanau we act accordingly.|
|Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor||Yes||Here on Mon, Wed and Fridays for 2 - 3 hrs per day. Can attend as required. Pastoral and Chaplaincy care offered. We offer ecumenical spiritual care. Maori services are also available.|
|Other Personnel||Yes||Special attention is offered to War Veterans and Ex service personnel. A specialist War Veteran Advocate is available.|
|Updated: 12 May 2017|
|Specialities or Areas of Expertise||Status||Details|
|End of Life/Palliative Care||Yes||We support approved Liverpool Care Pathway providers|
|Wound Care||Yes||As required through Gisborne Hospital|
|Diabetic Care||Yes||As required through Gisborne Hospital|
|Continence Advisor||Yes||As required through Gisborne Hospital|
|Infection Control||Yes||As required through Gisborne Hospital|
|Stomal Therapist||Yes||As required through Gisborne Hospital|
|Psychiatric Care||Yes||As required through Gisborne Hospital|
|Specialised Dementia Care||Yes||Pohutukawa wing|
|Other Nursing Specialities||Yes||As required through Gisborne Hospital|
|Psychologist||Yes||As required through Gisborne Hospital|
|Psychiatrist||Yes||As required through Gisborne Hospital|
|Updated: 11 May 2012|
|Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay||Status||Details|
|Respite||Yes||Out of town residents are welcome|
|Carer Support||Yes||Out of town residents are welcome|
|Subsidised||Yes||Out of town residents are welcome|
|Private Paying||Yes||Out of town residents are welcome|
|Booking can be made in advance||Yes||Out of town residents are welcome|
|Updated: 8 Dec 2014|
|Under 65 yrs with Disability||Yes|
|Palliative Care Contract||No||However after consulation with the GP, Gisborne's palliative care team are often involved.|
|Other End of Life/Palliative Care||Yes|
|Whanau Room||Yes||Several small lounges which families are welcome to use. A room is available for families to gather and have private time or stay the night if their loved one is palliative.|
|Rooms (Single)||Yes||Rooms are very large with modern equipment.Staff are fully trained in the use of the modern hoists and other equipment which helps to keep our residents safe and the staff healthy and happy.|
|Rooms (Shared)||Yes||We have one double room|
|Rooms (Suit Couple)||Yes||Double rooms available for couples|
|May Bring Own Furniture||Yes|
|Pets In Residence||Yes||A much loved cat|
|Negotiate To Bring Own Pet||No||However, pets are welcome to|
|Phone Access In Own Room||Yes||Can be arranged|
|Resident can adjust heating in own room||Yes|
|Maori Kaupapa||Yes||In consultation with the resident, Whanau, and friends. Strong support is offered. Maori Church and Holly Communion Services are available.|
|Residents Committee||Yes||Regular meetings are held. Family are most welcome|
|Policy for management of challenging behaviour||Yes|
|Smokers Room||No||Only outside designated area|
|Smoking Permitted||Yes||For residents only. Te Wiremu House is a staff smoke free environment|
|Audit report available||Yes||see on line, or through the Manager|
|Updated: 24 Apr 2017|
|A BRIEF HISTORY OF TE WIREMU
The land for Te Wiremu in Aberdeen Road Gisbome was bought in 1957 for the sum of two thousand one hundred and thirty seven pounds by the J.N. Williams Memorial Trust specifically for an Anglican Retirement Home.
In December that year funds were granted by the Anglican Archdeaconry, the Diocese and the J.N. Williams Memorial Trust making it possible for building to begin.
Early in 1960 the Home which cared for 25 residents was opened by Bishop Norman Lesser and the foundation stone was laid by Mrs H.B. Williams.
In 1976 it was decided to add a new wing to accommodate another 8 residents and to up-grade the kitchen and dining room.
The next extension came in 1988 when, thanks to a generous grant from the J.N. Williams Memorial Trust, another 11 rooms and a large sun room were added to the Home.
The newly upgraded rooms ensure that we provide the elderly of Gisbome with the best of care in modern pleasant surroundings. A custom build Dementia unit was completed in July 2000
In 1993 the kitchen and dining room were upgraded and the entry and administration areas were also extended and refurbished. A comercial grade kitchen & designated staff training room were opened in 2011 with the support of the Bruere unit.
Since November 1992 Te Wiremu has taken over the administration of the Arohaina Retirement Village three kilometres down Aberdeen Road from the Home. This extends our facilities to include independent life-style units (which are purchased on a licence to occupy basis).In 2011, with the assistance of The Bruere Trust, The Bruere Retirement village was opened next to Te Wiremu House. This Village has 3 high quality Retirement Units. In 2012 the Bruere GP clinic was opened on site.
TE WIREMU HOUSE HOSPITAL
In December 1996 the Kauri Wing of Te Wiremu House was officially opened as a registered Hospital, with 16 beds; a further extension has been added making it a total of 20 beds. The rooms are modern and attractive with large lounge and dining areas and a Registered Nurse is on duty at all times.
This facility is seen to be of real advantage to residents who may find the need for hospital care. They are able to have this care and yet stay within the same environment and in contact with friends and familiar staff within the Home.
Te Wiremu House also has Hospital level beds available in the Rest Home area.
Commencing 5 June 2013 Local GP Dr David Belfield holds weekly clinics at Te Wiremu House. This was an initiative to provide improved clinical care for residents. Dr Belfield is a well respected GP in the district, and is well known to many residents and families at Te Wiremu House.
Dr Belfield has a special interest in treating the elderly and also dealing with War Veterans.
|Updated: 8 Dec 2014|
|Activity programme, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Arthritis society, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Cards, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Garden, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Interdenominational, Jigsaw, Music, Movies, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parkinson's Society, Parties, Pastoral care, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Recreation, Religious services, RSA, Sing-a-longs, Stroke Group, Videos, Visitors|
|Details re Meals||All meals are all cooked on site, a four week menu provides a varied and nutritionally balanced diet. Personal preferences are taken into account. The menu is audited annually by a Registered Dietitian.Kitchen/food services are managed by a Qualified Chef.|
|Staffing Details||A staff of 75-80 work mainly on a part time basis to care for our 90 residents. As well as nurses, caregivers, activities officers, gardeners, maintenance and grounds staff, cleaners, Cooks/kitchen assistants and administrators there are also visiting specialists i.e.; physiotherapist, occupational therapists and podiatrists. A hairdresser also visits weekly. Te Wiremu is fortunate to have a strong & large team of volunteers who provide entertainment, flowers, special events and much else besides. Residents retain their own General Practitioners though an on call Doctor is available if needed. Most medical and pharmaceutical costs are paid for by Te Wiremu House. According to Health Department Regulations all residents are visited regularly by their GP who will also call when requested either by the nursing staff or the resident.|
|Associated Complexes||See Heritage Lifecare web site|
|Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include||Fees do not include personal items, i.e.; clothing, toiletries, personal telephone, non-subsidised medicines, pay-to-view TV (Sky) etc.|
|Updated: 12 May 2017|
|Christian||Yes||Communion service is held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month in the lounge.|
|Denominations/Faiths represented||Yes||Anglican,Roman Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Salvation Army.|
|Inter denominational||Yes||Ministers of other denominations also come as requested.|
|Non denominational||Yes||The spiritual needs of our residents are of great importance, but church affiliation is not required, nor is there any requirement to attend the services of worship held in the home.|
|(Other comments)||Yes||Ministry is always available in times of sickness or dying; the needs of family and friends are always considered.|
|Updated: 8 Dec 2014|
|Public Transport||direct at end of driveway|
|Shops||0.50 km||Dairy, hairdresser, fish and chips|
|Parks||0.50 km||Small park very closeby|
|Library||3.00 km||The city library also services our home and books are changed monthly.|
|Updated: 22 Jan 2015|