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Vacancy
No
Name
WesleyCare
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
91 Harewood Road
Papanui
North West
Christchurch
DHB
Canterbury
Phone
(03) 375 1055
Fax
(03) 375 1193
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Fran Pucilowski
Owner
Christchurch Methodist Mission
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Description
Our overall mission is to promote social justice through partnerships that strengthen families and build fair and safe communities.

Our facility has a focus on dignity, independence and opportunities for older people in a range of affordable and secure accommodation.

Fran the facility manager has been in her role over 20 years and is well experienced in running the facility.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 25 Nov 2014
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care16
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 17 Aug 2017
Testimonials
Testimonials
From a recent survey in December here are some comments from our residents/family:
"I can not speak highly enough of my mother's care"
"Staff are friendly and patient...."
"Very satisfied with everything. Happy my relative is happy and well cared for."
Updated: 6 Mar 2015
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes We always have a registered nurse on site. All our registered nurses have substantial experience in caring for the elderly and palliative care.We use Nurse Maude Pallative team for advice and support
Enrolled Nurse Yes We have two very skilled enrolled nurses, one full time and one part time
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our staff are friendly and always there to help out, many have been here for over 15 years - a testimony of a stable workforce
Physiotherapist Yes We have a contracted physio that comes in two days a week as well as two physio aides who work full-time under her direction.
Own Social Worker Yes We have access to a large number of qualified social workers through our Christchurch Methodist Misson community services team.
Diversional Therapist Yes We have one qualified Diversonal Therapist who is full-time
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We have two Activities Staff who work full time alongside our Diversonal Therapist including group and one - one activities.
Hairdresser Yes We have a salon and two hairdressers available three days a week.
Podiatrist Yes Regular podiatry visits
Dietitian Yes We have access to a Dietitian as required with regular menu reviews
Accredited Visitors Yes Through Age Concern, Foundation for the Blind, Arthritis Society, MS Society
Kaumatua Yes The Methodist Mission have a long standing partnership relationship with Te Whatu-Manawa Maoritanga O Rehua Marae, since its inception as Rehua Hostel in 1952.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have an in-house Chaplain who coordinates a team of ministers and lay people from various denominations. We have services on Wednesdays and Sundays. There is a monthly Catholic Mass as well as weekly communion visits to Catholic residents
Other Personnel Yes We have regular volunteers that include a hand massage therapist, musicians, craft assistants. We have a lovely receptionist Katherine who welcomes all that come in our front door We also have Tracy the Ear Nurse who visits regulary
Updated: 27 Nov 2014
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care Contract Yes We have well qualified registered nurses who look after our Palliative care residents with the support of the Nurse Maude Palliative Team
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We have a special studio unit for all ages who are at end of life needing palliative care with cancer or chronic debilitating illnesses.
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes Through Acute Demand team at Pegasus
Oxygen Management Yes We have sufficient equipment to offer to residents that need extra support with their respiratory function.
Surgical Followup Yes Yes depending on complexity
Wound Care Yes All RN's are qualified in wound management. We have excellent training from Ebos.
Diabetic Care Yes We have a number of residents with diabetes whom we care for and monitor sucessfully
Continence Advisor Yes We have well trained caregivers who are knowledgeable in assessing the resident for the correct continence products.
Infection Control Yes We have a Registered Nurse who leads the staff in Infection Control management which includes regular training and updating of procedures/information.
Stomal Therapist Yes We would access a specialist through Nurse Maude.
Psychiatric Care Yes Through the Older Persons Health Specialist Service (OPHSS),Psychiatric Services of the Elderly.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Through Stroke services from OPHSS.
Dialysis Yes Dialysis unit at CPH have installed the necessary equipment for this to take place bed dependent.
Spinal Injuries Yes We have the expertise to manage these
Gerontological Care Yes Our RN's have on-going in service education around Gerontology issues given by the CDHB and outside organisations.
Urology Yes Our staff are very experienced with managing catheters and are aware of how to access expertise from the Urology Specialists
Clinical Manager Yes We have two Clinical Mangers, Andrea and Darlene, who are responsible for the clinical oversight of the residents in their respective areas.
Other Nursing Specialities Yes We would like to be given the opportunity to manage any person with a specific need. Currently we are caring for residents with a intellectual disability.
Anthroposophical Care Yes We have a Christian based philosophy of care but cater for residents of all beliefs and faiths.
Psychologist Yes We have access if required
Psychiatrist Yes We have access if required
Other Post Graduate Specialities No We have five RN's competent in use of the interRAI assessment instrument and currently six in training. This is a M.O.H mandated requirement. Nurses are well supported with their training/ongoing utilisation with an in house trainer.
Updated: 27 Nov 2014
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes If we have an availability.
Carer Support Yes If we have an availability.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes Please get in touch to see if we are able to assist you
Updated: 27 Nov 2014
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We have experience in caring for people who are under 65 with chronic long term illnesses
Palliative Care Contract Yes Please enquire about how we may be able to help you and your family
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Please enquire about how we may be able to help you and your family
Whanau Room Yes We have rooms available for a quiet space for family
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes We have 5 studio units for couples where at least one has been assessed for hospital level of care.
Ensuite Yes We will be fully en-suited by May 2015
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Providing it meets our requirements so we can provide the best possible care for you we are willing to discuss this.
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have weekly happy hour that is regularly attended by residents hosted and funded by our facility. Residents may have their own alcohol with the approval of their GP.
Pets In Residence Yes We have a cat called Princess and tropical fish.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Willing to discuss this
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Currently a $20/month charge
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes Staff have an annual training to promote an understanding
Residents Committee Yes We have a regular residents meeting with the resident advocate.
Newsletter Yes Occasional newsletters are distributed.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes WesleyCare ensures that the needs of residents with challenging behaviours are managed effectively to enhance their quality of life and ensure a safe environment for the other residents and staff. We utilise DHB expertise if we require assistance
Confused Residents Yes Although we do not provide Dementia Care we are able to manage the triggers and other factors that result in short term confusion.If a residents safety becomes at risk they may have to shift to a dementia unit.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have numerous small and large lounges for family and residents to meet in.
Outings Yes We have a van that staff use to take residents on outings.
Smoking Permitted Yes We aim to be completely smoke free.
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 27 Nov 2014
Special Features
Special Features
We are in the process of building a BRAND NEW 100 bed Hospital, Kitchen, Laundry and Chapel. Stage ONe will be ready Mid-2015 and the rest will follow in 2016.
Updated: 27 Nov 2014
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Big print books, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Canine friends, Chapel, Church, Children, , Concerts, Craft, Dancing, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Garden, Golf, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, , Jigsaw, Library, Massage, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Pastoral care, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Shopping, Singing
Updated: 27 Nov 2014
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals All Meals are made on site with home-baking for morning tea, afternoon tea and supper.
Staffing Details We have a mixture of Senior Nurses and newer graduates. Most caregivers have been with us over 15 years
Updated: 27 Nov 2014
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Chinese Yes We have a Chinese caregiver
English Yes
Farsi (Persian) Yes We have a Persian RN
Fijian Yes We have 2 Fijian Caregivers on staff and a Fijian RN
Fijian Indian Yes We have two Fijian Indian caregivers
Filipino Yes We have a Filipino caregiver
French Yes We have a French RN
Hindi Yes We have an Indian RN
Interpreter Yes We have access to Interpreters that we can call in if required.
Japanese Yes We have a Japanese caregiver
Korean Yes We have a Korean caregiver
Maori - Te Reo Yes We have a Maori caregiver who undertakes a personal responsibility as a liaison person for our Maori residents
Pidgin Yes We have a Rn that speaks Solomon Island Pidgin
PNG dialect Yes We have a RN that speaks PNG Pidgin
Samoan Yes We have a Samoan caregiver and domestic staff
Thai Yes We have a Thai RN
Updated: 27 Nov 2014
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Methodist Yes We are part of the Christchurch Methodist Mission
Updated: 27 Nov 2014
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport   We have a Bus Stop outside the main building
Shops   We are close to the Papanui Shops
Mall   We are close to Northlands Mall
Parks   Small Park across the road from us
Library   We are close to Papanui Library
Updated: 27 Nov 2014
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 27 Nov 2014

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