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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Waikiwi Gardens Rest Home
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
25 Ruru St
Waikiwi
Invercargill
Invercargill 9810
Postal Address
25 Ruru Street, Waikiwi 9810, Invercargill
DHB
Southern (Southland)
Phone
(03) 215 7200
Fax
(03) 215 7539
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Kate & Denzil Travers - 021 534 072
Owner
Kate & Denzil Travers - 021 534 072
Assistant Manager
Sharleene Tahau - 027 485 1955
RN:
Brenda Hill - 027 535 4564
RN:
Jade Acenas - 027 530 7309
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Description
A home with a Heart.

To provide quality rest home care to the people of Southland.

A rest home with a homely atmosphere, with care that provides a holistic approach to each individual's needs.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsUnknown
Updated: 16 Dec 2014
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care47
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
2 single rooms
1 bed in double room
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 20 Oct 2017
Testimonials
Testimonials
30 Secs
Waikiwi Gardens, one of the best
The staff are wonderful too
We have lots of entertainment
Theres's many things to do
We go for lots of outings
Do baking, craft and play games
Every day is so exciting
No day is even the same
If you want to go into a rest home
You can't do better then this
Than come to Waikiwi Gardens
And join in our life of bliss.

Poem Written by Kathy (resident)
Updated: 5 Mar 2017
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40 Yes Jade Diesto & Brenda Hill
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have a very kind and friendly care team working at Waikiwi Gardens Rest Home, who deliver a top quality and personalised service while ensuring our residents dignity is always respected, while maintaining a meaningful and happy life.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We have a qualified diversional therapist who provides a great weekly program of activities.
Hairdresser Yes Once a week on site in our lovely salon (additional fees apply).
Podiatrist Yes Monthly visits or as required (additional fees apply).
Dietitian Yes Our menu's are signed off by a dietian as being well balanced, varied and tasty. We cater for diabetics and other dietary requirements.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have number of Chaplains/Minsters/Priests who come to the home for regular visits.
Other Personnel Negotiable
Updated: 31 Aug 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care No Although we do not have a contract for this service we try to manage our residents end of life care. A number of our staff have training in this area.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes If required, our nurses have the required stills and experience.
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Updated: 5 Mar 2017
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 20 Mar 2013
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We have a few residents under the age of 65 and ensure that their care plans are tailored accordingly.
Day Care Yes As required.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes We have rooms available for family if they wish to stay overnight to be with a family member.
Rooms (Single) Yes With a handbasin.
Rooms (Shared) Yes Three double rooms - used by couples. We do not have 'shared' rooms in that people who do not know each other will share a room.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes We have three double rooms, these are suitable for couples.
Ensuite No Only in the double rooms.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Some bedroom furniture and a chair. There is a fixed desk/drawer unit in most rooms. You are welcome to hang picture etc on the wall. This is your home!
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have a happy hour. Residents may have alcohol in their own rooms if permitted.
Pets In Residence Yes We have a resident black Labrador Summer and a cat called Rupert.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We look at this on a case by case situation.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes There is a mobile resident phone available and a phone booth. Residents may have their own line at their cost.
Wifi Yes There is wifi throughout the building.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Yes, radiator heating in each room. Our care staff will keep an eye on this for you too.
Residents Committee Yes Monthly meetings, chaired by management. Any issues raised are taken to the relevant parties and reported back to residents at the next meeting.
Newsletter Yes A monthly newsletter will be distributed from October 2017 and we have a Facebook page.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Please contact the manager if you wish to discuss this.
Confused Residents Yes We have some mildly confused residents, each managed with a unique care plan.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have one main lounge with a piano, that leads out to a sunny, warm, conservatory. We also have 2 other common areas where residents can entertain visitors, watch TV, do activities or just relax.
Outings Yes We have our own 12 seater van and the St Vincent de Paul bus comes once a month for our less mobile residents. Our van trips go out and about a couple of times a week and go all around the Southland district.
Rural Setting No We are located at the end of a cul de sac and have lots of green space surrounding our building. It has a rural feel.
Smokers Room No We are smoke free however, have designated smoking areas.
Smoking Permitted Yes We are smoke free however, have designated smoking areas.
Semi-Secure Yes
Sprinklers Yes In every room.
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 31 Aug 2017
Special Features
Special Features
At Waikiwi Gardens Rest Home we strive to provide a warm and friendly atmosphere where people feel they belong and are happy to call home. We have some of the best caregivers in the aged care business who take real pride in helping to make Waikiwi Gardens the best place in Invercargill. We offer a top class activities program with a huge variety of outings, crafts and entertainment. Our coordinator provides a fun 5 day a week program that allows residents to maintain active lifestyles and to continue engaging in the activities they value and enjoy.

With fresh home baking on a daily basis and a huge variety of different meals offered, one of the biggest complaints we hear is how good the food is! Our wonderful chef and cook ensure all dietary needs are met and take real pride in what they serve. With fantastic staff, beautiful meals, and a great social program, you'll find Waikiwi Gardens Rest Home to be a wonderful place to live.
Updated: 31 Aug 2017
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
One of the reasons that Waikiwi Gardens is such a great place is the excellent activities program that we offer. It includes many visiting entertainers as well as an extensive range of outings. We offer a real variety of entertainment to suit all physical abilities and a wide range of interests. Housie, bowls, live music, home sports, concerts, BBQ's, picnics, movies, country drives, walks down memory lane, dancers and school visitors are to name but a few of the exciting activities that Michelle has planned each and every week.

There is a weekly planner posted every week with up and coming events. Requests and suggestions from residents and their families are very welcome. Every new resident will have one on one time with Michelle to find out their interests.
Updated: 31 Aug 2017
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals Breakfast is served in bed around 7am. There is a good variety to choose from including; toast, cereal, fruit and porridge, tea or coffee and juice. We have morning and afternoon teas with home baking usual scones, muffins or something savoury. Lunch is the main meal of the day. This could be anything from fish and chips to a full roast. Our meals are top quality and well balanced. Our deserts range from apple sponge to sago and fruit. A lighter meal is served in the evening. This could be scrabbled eggs or soup or quiche. We offer fruit to finish. Supper is served later in the evening and is a sandwich and cake or a biscuit. We have an area where you are welcome to make your own tea and coffee throughout the day.
Staffing Details We have very low staff turnover, as our staff have great relationships with the residents. We have registered nurses and all our caregivers are well trained. Our support staff are great, always ready with a friendly face.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please contact us for more details.
Updated: 31 Aug 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Updated: 31 Aug 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
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
Updated: 5 Jan 2015
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.30 km Bus stops at the end of of our very short road.
Shops 0.30 km Hairdressers, skin clinic, op-shop, fish and chips and a restaurant are all in Ruru street.
Parks 0.10 km School playground next door for the children, plus there are many other lovely parks in the area.
Library 8.00 km Central Library.
Updated: 5 Jan 2015
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Other details Yes Aged Advisor
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 31 Aug 2017

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