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|Contract with DHB||Yes|
|Updated: 13 Sep 2018|
|Approximate number of beds at this level of care||13|
|Premium Room Charges||Some Rooms|
|MOH Certification and Audit Report||View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)|
|Updated: 25 Oct 2019|
|"Very happy - I enjoy the staff and other residents".
"Very happy with care provided and the staff are amazing!!""
"Thankyou so much for all you do".
"Thankyou for taking great care of Dad during the past three years."
|Updated: 26 Sep 2018|
|Type||Hours Per Week||Status||Details|
|Registered Nurse||Yes||Registered Nursing staff are available 24 hours per day. A Clinical Nurse Manager is available 29 hours per week in addition to the Registered Nurses.|
|Nurse Practitioner||Negotiable||We have access through the Martinborough Medical Centre.|
|Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers||Yes||All caregivering staff are highly trained and fully orientated. Staff have either received or working toward National Qualifications.|
|Physiotherapist||Negotiable||We have access to private and Wairarapa DHB Physiotherapists.|
|Occupational Therapist||Negotiable||We have access via Wairarapa DHB and private O.T.'s by negotiation.|
|Social Worker (on site)||Negotiable||We have access to private Social Workers by negotiation. Also available through the Wairarapa DHB.|
|Diversional Therapist||Yes||Our varied and active programme caters for all residents. Music, exercise, outings in our vans, bowls, visits by the local Primary school and early childcare centre are amongst some of the stimulating and much anticipated activities provided.|
|Hairdresser||Yes||A hairdresser visits the facility on a regular basis to provide a range of services for both men and women.|
|Podiatrist||Yes||Monthly visits are received from a highly trained professional Podaitrist.|
|Dietitian||Negotiable||We have access via Wairarapa DHB. We also employ an independent auditor to review our meal services, including Meals on Wheels.|
|Accredited Visitors||Yes||Access is via Age Concern, or WOOPS.|
|Kaumatua||Yes||A Kaumatua is available as needed.|
|Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor||Yes||Monthly Church services and specific services by request.|
|Other Personnel||Yes||Wharekaka Auxiliary are a wonderful group of people who meet monthly and carries out many fundraising activities. They are also involved in providing outings for the residents.|
|Updated: 13 Sep 2018|
|Specialities or Areas of Expertise||Status||Details|
|Oxygen Management||Yes||As required.|
|Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management||Yes||As required in consultation with the appropriate GP or Medical Specialist.|
|Bariatric (Care of the very overweight)||Yes|
|Palliative Care (Contracted)||Yes|
|End of Life/Palliative Care||Yes||Wharekaka has a contract with the Wairarapa DHB to provide End of Life care. Care staff are trained to provide this level of support. Kahakura Palliative Care provide support and guidance to the facility as required.|
|Dialysis||Yes||As required with the appropriate GP or Medical Specialist support and follow up.|
|Wound Care||Yes||Wairarapa DHB wound care specialist offers support to the Clinical Nurse Manager and Registered Nurses.|
|Diabetic Care||Yes||Resident's GP with access to the Wairarapa DHB|
|Continence Advice||Yes||Also via Wairarapa DHB|
|Stomal Therapy||Yes||Also via Wairarapa DHB.|
|Stroke Rehabilitation||Yes||As required in consultation with the appropriate GP or Medical Specialist support and follow up.|
|Tracheotomy Care||Yes||As required with the appropriate GP or Medical Specialist support and follow up.|
|Infection Control||Yes||Also via Wairarapa DHB|
|Surgical Followup||Yes||Resident's GP with follow up via Wairarapa DHB. Wharekaka offers Health Recovery Care.|
|Psychiatric Care||Yes||Access via Wairarapa DHB|
|Primary Rural Health Care||Yes||A Nurse Practitioner is available via the Martinborough Medical Clinic.|
|Community Health||Yes||Access via Wairarapa DHB District Nursing.|
|Clinical Management||Yes||Wharekaka employs a Clinical Nurse Manager for 29 hours per week.|
|Other Specialties||Yes||We have wonderful support from a variety of agencies within the Wairarapa.|
|Updated: 13 Sep 2018|
|Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay||Status||Details|
|Respite||Yes||arrangements can be made by contacting the Clinical Nurse Manager. Private or arrangements funded through Focus can be accessed.|
|Carer Support||Yes||Daycare is available Monday-Friday. Included is a hot midday meal.|
|Subsidised||Yes||This service is available.|
|Private Paying||Yes||This service is available.|
|Booking can be made in advance||Yes||Respite and Daycare can be booked a month in advance.|
|Updated: 25 Jun 2014|
|May Bring Own Furniture||Yes||OS&H standards apply. However, residents are encouraged to bring some personal furniture and belongings when they move into Wharekaka.|
|Single Rooms||Yes||All single rooms, some rooms have ensuites and some have hand washing facilities.|
|Rooms suitable for a couple||Yes||Please discuss with the General Manager.|
|Ensuite||Yes||Partial or full ensuites are available in some rooms.|
|Alcohol Permitted||Yes||Alcohol is permitted however this is monitored by the Clincal Nurse Manager.|
|Pets In Residence||Yes||Wharekaka has an Avairy in the garden which is home to many colourful birds. The aviary is very close to the dining room where residents enjoy watching the birds while they dine.|
|Negotiate To Bring Own Pet||Yes||At the discretion of the General Manager.|
|Phone Access In Own Room||Yes||Portable phone or own land line. An extra line for the use of a computer is available upon request or own land line is at the cost of the resident.|
|Resident can adjust heating in own room||No||Heating is through a radiator system. There is a heat pump in the dining room. Radiators are in all bedrooms providing warmth. We do not encourage residents to adjustment the radiators.|
|Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability||Yes||Please discuss with the Clinical Nurse Manager and General Manager.|
|Lounges/seating areas||Yes||We have a lovely sunny day room and a small sitting area inside the main entrance.|
|Day Programme for day stay clients||Yes||Daycare is provided. An exciting and extensive activities programme is run by the Activities Coordinator Monday-Friday, this includes cards, housie, movies and happy hour to name a few.|
|Outings||Yes||Daily/ weekly for groups and individuals: movies, meals, shopping, tea in the local cafe's; and visits to places of interest in the district are just a few of the activities. Some residents drive their own scooters.|
|Whanau Room||Yes||We will set up an area in the Rest Home as required. Family is welcome to stay with an unwell resident at Wharekaka.|
|Maori Kaupapa||Yes||Wharekaka has a close relationship with the local marae and kaumatua.|
|Residents Committee||Yes||Facilitated by an independent facilitator. Monthly meetings are held in the day room. Pat Hill is the current resident's advocate. She is also available if required.|
|Policy for management of challenging behaviour||Yes||Pleae discuss with the Clinical Nurse Manager.|
|Confused Residents||Yes||Please discuss with the Clinical Nurse Manager. All residents are assessed daily and have Care Plans where their personal and social safety is the primary goal.|
|Rural Setting||Yes||Semi-rural: Martinborough. Large park like grounds and surroundings. within walking distance to the main shopping centre of Martinborough.|
|Smokers Room||No||Wharekaka have a smoke free policy with a designated smoking area outside the rest home.|
|Smoking Permitted||Yes||Wharekaka operates as a smoke free facility - there is a designated area outside the home for residents to use.|
|Updated: 13 Oct 2014|
|Wharekaka Rest Home is owned and operated by the Wharekaka Trust Board. This 'not for profit' ownership structure ensures that the services are operated on behalf of and for the benefit of the residents in this 19 bed home. Wharekaka also provide eight independent, two bed room villa's and are in the process of building two more villa's. These villas are on land adjacent to the rest home. All Villa's are available as they become vacant on a 'Occupation Rights Agreement' basis and may be purchased in the name of an individual trust. Enquiries are being taken from interested parties for the two villas being built. Please call the Business Manager for further details.
The home is managed by a full time Business Manager with the support of a Nurse Leader for 20 hours per week. We also have a resident care coordinator who is an Enrolled Nurse and works 32hrs per week. The RN is on call outside normal hours.
We have wonderful community involvement in the home and our residents are able to keep up with all the coming and goings of our area. Volunteers from the Ladies Auxiliary visit the home. Besides the social aspects of their visit they also help residents with their everyday purchases from local shops.
Residents tell us that they love Gail’s cooking! Good quality food with a variety of menus is an important part of our care. We enjoy lovely home cooking and baking. Our dining room is conducive to the enjoyment of meal times; it looks attractive. There are expansive views across the garden and the seatings are arranged for four place settings at each round table. Dining tables and chairs are solid wood and the chairs are attractively upholstered and easy to get in and out of. This is a nice setting in which to really enjoy Gail’s cooking.
Visitors are always offered either morning or afternoon tea or even a meal if they are visiting during these times.
Wharekaka is of course located in the wonderful wine growing region of Wairarapa. We are close to The Square and central shopping area, so those who visit from out of town can easily spend a whole day (or more) here, visiting, shopping and sampling the specialties of our region. Visitors are welcome to take a resident out eg for a walk in our own parklike grounds, The Square, shopping or to any of our quality eateries and cafes in town.
We have wonderful support from the wider community, with people donating all manner of things, like fruit and vegetables. We have a group of people who come to the home and bottle or prepare for freezing, any extras.
|Updated: 24 Feb 2011|
A comprehensive daily activities and entertainment plan is developed and run by our Activities Coordinator.
We try to focus on meeting all residents’ need whether in group format or for individual requirements, providing stimulating and imaginative opportunities to enjoy according to interests and ability. Where possible we ensure there are a number of excursions to events and interesting destinations within the local area., Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Housie, Blind Foundation, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Craft, Dancing, Digital camera, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Happy Hour, Holidays, Indoor Games, Interdenominational, Internet, Library, Meal choices, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Parties, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Reading, Religious services, Rotary, RSA, Senior Citizens, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Travel, Videos, Visitors, are all areas which we cater to.Please enquire., Canine friends, Digital camera, Email
|Updated: 2 Aug 2010|
|Details about Meals||Breakfast is delivered to residents room on their personal tray at about 8:00 am. We encourage residents to attend the dining room for lunch at 12.00 noon (main meal) and dinner at 5pm. Morning and afternoon teas is delivered to residents room or the day room at 10am and 3pm accompanied by some home baking. Supper is available if required. Should a resident require something to eat in between these times we are happy to make something from the kitchen. Residents are surveyed frequently on the meals and the service so that we can continually improve.|
|Staffing Qualifications and Details||Wharekaka staff are: A Registered and Enrolled Nurse with qualified Care Givers supported by administration, domestic, mainenance and gardening staff.|
|Associated Complexes||We have regular outings to/ visits by other facilities in the region|
|What's included in your fees and what's not||Please enquire. Some charges are related to the availability of a partial or complete en-suite in resident rooms|
|Updated: 2 Aug 2010|
|(Other comments)||Yes||Wharekaka will assist every resident in having access to their religion or spiritual following of choice|
|Updated: 2 Sep 2007|
|Public Transport||0.00 km||Public transport is difficult, however there are bus services to Featherston so that people can get the train to Wellington.|
|Shops||0.50 km||There is a lovely little town centre, which is an easy walk from Wharekaka|
|Parks||0.00 km||Martinborough itself is nestled in parklike surroundings. "The Square" in the centre of town is an easy wlk from Wharekaka. On the first Saturday of February and March this little square becomes the focus of the famous "Martinborough Fair "|
|Library||There is a library in the township, we also access talking books for our residents as required. We have our own library with donated books.|
|Credentials & Membership RC||Status||Details|
|National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies)||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||Wharekaka is a member of the NZACA.|
|Registered Retirement Village?||Yes||Wharekaka is registered under the Retirement Villages Act.|
|Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.||Yes||Please contact the Business Manager if you require a copy.|
|Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)||Yes|
|Updated: 2 Aug 2010|
The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.