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At a glance
Vacancy
Yes
Name
Whalan Lodge
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
5 Diggers Gully Road
Waitaki
Kurow OAMARU 9435
DHB
Southern (Otago)
Phone
(03) 436 0578
Fax
(03) 436 0011
Mobile
0276719631
Email
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Personnel
Manager
Graeme Peters - (03) 436 0578
Owner
Whalan Lodge Trust - (03) 436 0578
Registered Nurse
Paula Trembath - (03) 436 0578
Assistant Manager /AC
Karen Hofmen - (03) 436 0578
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Description
A true home atmosphere for the elderly.

Enjoy quality care - tranquillity and timeless rural views in your retiring years.
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsUnknown
Updated: 10 Oct 2012
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care11
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
2 double rooms available if required.
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 28 Mar 2017
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes On call 24 hours
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Negotiable when required we can arrange the services of a Hairdresser.
Podiatrist Negotiable Massage treatment, Podiatrist and monthly a Ear Health Clinic.
Dietitian Negotiable We have had a Dietitian's input when planning our Summer and Winter menus and your special diet requirements can always be catered for.
Kaumatua Negotiable When appropiate
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes services every second sunday and always available
Other Personnel 40 Yes Trained cook and Gardner.
Updated: 21 Jan 2013
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care Contract Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes
Wound Care Yes Our Registered nurse deals with all wound care and has been most successful in dealing with ulcers. Recently a Resident with a psuedomonis infection in an ulcer has now completely healed.
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes Ou registered nurse is in regular contact and recieves advise on all continence products available.
Infection Control Yes This subject is covered through staff trainings and the Home is very proactive in their day to day operation of the Home.
Primary Rural Health Care Yes
Other Nursing Specialities Yes
Updated: 18 Jan 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: 14 Aug 2012
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Day Care Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Shared) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes If required
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes If required at residents own cost. Portable phone also available.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Rural Setting Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes lovely veranda with views of the valley
Semi-Secure Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 10 Oct 2012
Special Features
Whalan Lodge is a licensed Stage 2, 14 bed Rest Home. We are situated at Kurow in the Waitaki Valley which is in close proximity to the Lakes and the Waitaki River. We have spacious grounds and gardens to wander in.

The Home was it purpose built Maternity Hospital for the rural area. It has the advantages of 10 single and 2 double bedrooms of which 8 bedrooms face north with 5 opening onto the sun trapped veranda. The spacious hallway has double doors into the Lounge and some of the bedrooms which makes easy access for wheelchair or walking frame users as well as the spacious toilets and bathrooms. The Home is heated by log burners situated in the Dining Room, Lounge and hallway as well as electric heaters in these same areas as well as in each bedroom to give you that real homely atmosphere and not one of an institution.




Updated: 10 Oct 2012
Interests & Activities
We have a planned Activity schedule which includes Happy Hour, trips out in our own Home Bus.


In the grounds we have landscaped gardens, established trees, an accessible pathway for you to walk around or just sit and take in the views. We grow our own vegetables which compliment our homely cooked meals.

"Our open home visiting policy" - for your family/whanau and friends we welcome them to come and help make our home your home.

Updated: 30 Nov 2016
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals All our meals are served in the dining room, with the exception of Breakfast which you may wish to have in your bedroom. We supply the Meals on Wheels service to our community. We pride ourselves on our home cooked Morning and Afternoon Teas along with our birthday celebration teas.
Staffing Details The Home staffing consist of 1 Registered nurse who is on site Friday and on call 24hrs plus access to the community Prime care nurse. We have employed experienced Caregivers , a cook, an Activity coordinator, and Residential Manager. The Community Doctor makes regular visits and can be called if required.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please contact the Whalan Lodge office for details.
Updated: 30 Nov 2016
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Updated: 15 Mar 2006
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Non denominational Yes
Updated: 15 Mar 2006
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
CareerForce
Updated: 26 Apr 2006

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