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Woodlands of Palmerston
Rest Home Care
544 Featherston Street
Palmerston North 4414
(06) 356 4619
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Judy Coleman
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Woodlands is a Heritage Homestead that was converted into Rest Home Care ensuring the 'Old World' ambiance with the delivery of superior care in a smaller facility.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 23 May 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 26
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsNo
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 26 Mar 2019
Woodlands is a privately owned home not by a large corporation. Management know our residents and family members by name. We deliver personal care to you or your loved one. We have been here for over 20 years providing superior care in the Manawatu.
Updated: 6 Nov 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes
Diversional Therapist 40 Yes We have a full time fully qualified Diversional Therapist, whom will ensure all staff are aware of your Cultural and spiritual beliefs are met.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Recreation Officer.
Hairdresser Yes A hairdresser visits the home weekly. The cost of this service is the responsibility of the resident. Bookings can be arranged with the staff. If you would like to be able to visit your own hairdresser we will be happy to help arrange this.
Podiatrist Yes A podiatrist calls at the home every eight weeks, and in consultation with the Principal Nurse. The resident meets treatment costs, if in need of urgent treatment we will arrange visit to rooms.
Kaumatua Negotiable We are able to provide information about cultural support groups, and referral services should you require or request it.
Other Personnel Yes It is a requirement for an advocate to be appointed for the resident. This could be a family member or some one that has Power of Attorney. We can supply you with more information if needed.
Updated: 27 Sep 2011
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Clinical Management Yes Our Clinical Leader ensures care plans are developed with the resident and encourages involvement of you loved one and yourself.
Updated: 27 Sep 2011
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Please contact Judy for details
Other Short Stay Programme Yes Day care available
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 6 Nov 2018
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are encouraged to personalise their rooms with their own furniture or personal items such as ornaments, pictures, and photographs of family and friends.
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes Suitable for couples or those who like to share.
Ensuite Yes Some available
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Private lines to bedrooms can be arranged but are at the residents own cost. There are a number of telephones available to residents throughout the home Toll calls may be be made and are charged to the resident's account. Portable phone also available.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We have a Boarding Contract.
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Offered
Outings Yes We have a van that is used for recreational outings and also for shopping for the residents. We ask that you co-operate in the wearing of seat belts to comply with Road Transport Laws.
Whanau Room Yes As we understand in times when family wish to stay with you if you are ill we can provide a room for a sleep over and the full use our facilities. We will be here to offer support & care at all times.
Residents Committee Yes Informal committee
Family Committee No However we have regular meetings with families.
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Designated area on veranda.
Semi-Secure Yes The perimeter is completely fenced to enable safe enjoyment of our grounds for all residents.
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Special Features
Special Features
Woodlands is a smaller home ensuring a personal delivery of care and with superior services. Our Dementia unit is a 12 bed facility to encompass a homely environment.
Updated: 6 Nov 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
A range of creative and stimulating activities are offered which include exercises, outings, Indoor and outdoor sports, entertainment and music. Each resident is individually assessed for the appropriateness of the activity.

Outings and van rides happen most days as long as weather permits. Regular trips to town are available for those who wish to go shopping.
Purchases can also be made for residents by staff upon request.

A television lounge is available for general use. Televisions and radios may be installed in bedrooms, computers and Internet use is encouraged & we will gladly provide a list of recommended dealers.

A daily newspaper is delivered to the home. All residents may access this. Should residents require their own paper, delivery can be arranged. The cost of this is the responsibility of the resident concerned.

We try to encourage general day to days tasks if residents request; like dusting or folding of the washing, even a batch of biscuits or muffins & we will be more than happy to provide a friendly helper.

We have an extensive library large print available books changed monthly or at residents request This is located in upstairs lounge and a small selection kept in dining room., Bowls, Alzheimer's Society, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Church, Concerts, Craft, Dancing, Electric beds, Entertainers, Exercises, Flower arranging, Garden, Music, Newspaper reading, Shopping, Videos
Updated: 6 Nov 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details about Meals Our menu has been prepared by a registered dietician with regard for flavoursome home cooking. Fresh baking is prepared in our kitchen daily. We encourage residents to eat in the main dining room but meals may be taken in residents' bedrooms if desired. Our menus rotate with summer winter, etc. Meal planning is mostly chosen by resident preference from a base menu generated by a registered dietician. Our Kitchen is never closed we will gladly prepare snacks at any time for our residents. Meal times are: Breakfast 7.15am, morning tea 10am, Main meal 12pm, afternoon tea 2.30pm, Dinner at 5pm and supper 7.10pm. Facilities are available for residents to help themselves to tea or coffee and home baking throughout the day and night.
Staffing Qualifications and Details The home is staffed 24 hours a day, with caregivers who are competent and receive ongoing training. A registered nurse is available 24 hours a day. Support staff, include, recreation officer, cleaning and kitchen staff. We feel that it is important that you stay with your own Doctor. We do have a house GP. After hours (like all Rest homes, now as there is no longer an after hours doctor on duty in the Manawatu) we are required to contact hospital A&E. We use the blister packing for safe medication administration, which is managed, by the home's contracted pharmacy. If you wish to self-adininister medications and your Dr. or Advocate is happy with this we have a policy for this. We will provide a lockable drawer where the resident and senior staff in charge has access. We will still have to complete administration records required by the Ministry of Health. Care is focused on the individual's needs and an ongoing lifestyle plan is developed to facilitate care, in conjunction with the family.
Associated Complexes Woodlands of Feilding
What's included in your fees and what's not The cost covers the following: all meals and we can also provide, with notice, meals for family members on occasions as well. All recreation activities except when there is a charge from an outing (like a ride on a steam boat etc) Laundry is done. If dry cleaning is needed that is at the cost of the resident. All bedding, beds etc are supplied. The home will provide basic toiletries like soap & paper, but all other items shavers, shampoo are purchased by Resident. We can provide these items at cost and they will be charged to the resident. If you are eligible for a government subsidy scripted medications and routine DR's visits or by the request of the Reg nurse are payable by the rest home.
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Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
Updated: 18 Oct 2011

The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.