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Name
Palms Lifecare
Category
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
Address
104 Harris Street
Pukekohe
Pukekohe 2120
Postal Address
104 Harris Street
Pukekohe 2120
DHB
Counties Manukau
Phone
09 237 3070
Fax
09 237 3888
Email
View Email Address
Web
Visit Website
Personnel
Manager
Bev Foster - (09) 237 3070
Owner
Heritage Lifecare Group
Village Manager
Sue McMillan - (09) 237 3857
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Description
Make your home at Palms Lifecare

When it comes to everyday life, Palms Lifecare & Village makes it easy with a choice of self-contained apartments, townhouses and a large rest home with hospital rooms; complete with ensuites, WiFi and a call system. We also offer day, short-stay, respite and convalescence care.

Light, bright and welcoming, Palms Lifecare is set amongst park-like grounds just a hop, skip and a jump from the
popular Pukekohe town centre.

We offer everything from a scooter bay to SKY TV, physiotherapy, podiatry, hairdressing and health checks. We have a range
of recreational activities including indoor bowls, exercise classes, quizzes and social gatherings. Our facility van is also always
on hand for outings.

But don’t just take our word for it, see what our resident Peter has to say...

Having worked for 37 years at the Franklin Electric Power Board and as a volunteer for the Franklin Hospice, Palms Lifecare was the perfect
spot for Peter to move into three years ago.

He says you can’t beat the handiness. “I’ve got a grandson just over the road and my daughters are both very close, so I get to see a lot of them and my grandchildren.” He’d looked at other places but nowhere else appealed, and he already knew people here. “I’ve known Dot for easily 50 years now. She’s got a great wit and I’m very fond of her.”

The staff are another reason Peter is so happy here. “I can honestly say, hand on heart, there is not one staff member here I don’t like. They are born caregivers and I think the world of them.” That and the entertainment. “I love the music. The three tenors come and perform. They’re from a church in Pukekohe and they are absolutely fabulous. I enjoy the quizzes too.”

To Peter, a better everyday means this is the place he wants to be. “This is my home for the rest of my life. As long as my family are around, this’ll do me.”
Availability Details
Availability Details
Room TypeVacancy?
For current vacancies please visit: https://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listings.aspx?member=6638946
Updated: 9 Aug 2019
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Details
Name Sue McMillan
Phone (09) 237 3857
Mobile 027 7256786
Email View Email Address
Updated: 12 Mar 2019
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Details
Name Heritage Lifecare
Address PO Box 13223, Johnsonville
City/Town Wellington 6440
Phone (04) 901 - 2310
Email View Email Address
Updated: 12 Mar 2019
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes On request and availability of beds
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 12 Mar 2019
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Hairdresser Negotiable Available through an appointment and/or care home.
Podiatrist Negotiable Available through an appointment and/or care home.
Physiotherapist Negotiable Available through an appointment and/or care home.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Residents are welcome to join in with the care home activities.
Meals - Available On-site Yes At a cost
Home Help - Available On-site Yes Housekeeping and laundry services available.
Registered Nurse Negotiable We have Registered Nurse coverage available from adjoining care home. Our team of nurses have experience in aged care.
Dietitian Negotiable All menus are Dietitian approved. A Dietitian is available for general advice and to oversee special needs. Meals can be delivered.
Other Personnel Negotiable Other services can be arranged, such as Appointment Transportation, Medication Delivery, Pharmacy Services, and Medication Administration.
Updated: 12 Mar 2019
Facility Features
Facility Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Activities and exercise programmes in place at care home.
Community Complex Yes The site provides a hospital, rest home, convenience shop, scooter bay, paraplegic toilets, a family room (with kitchenette), and separate dining room and lounge facilities, which have a piano.
Emergency Call System Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We are happy to discuss options for your pets.
Outings Yes Linked to the activities programme with the lifecare facility, regular trips are provided to the local community. These can include shopping, sightseeing and picnics.
Transport Available Yes By appointment, scooter bay, near public transport.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes A no discrimination policy is in place to provide a friendly and caring space for residents.
Lounges Yes Communal lounges in the complex are equipped with comfortable seating, a stereo system and televisions with Freeview TV, Sky TV, and DVD players. The area is large enough for residents to run meetings, invite guests and partake in a variety of organised functions.
Gardens Yes Situated in the Pukekohe, Palms features magnificent landscape and vegetable gardens, with a BBQ area and a courtyard for quiet and peaceful sitting and relaxing. We take pride in being warm and friendly and have become renowned for our cheerful atmosphere.
Other details Yes The facility is fitted with accessibility ramps and safety grab rails, wide corridors, and smoke detectors with water sprinklers. Rooms specifically are fully furnished, have ensuites, with a personal heater, have Sky TV access, spacious showers, and personal phone access. Alcohol is permitted.
Updated: 12 Mar 2019
Special Features
Special Features
Palms Village offers all the benefits of the complex’s facilities, including entertainment, activities and companionship. We take pride in being warm and friendly and have become renowned for our cheerful atmosphere.
Updated: 12 Mar 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Palms has an extensive repertoire of activities and events, aimed at keeping the body and mind stimulated. Our Activity Coordinators focuses on designing programmes for each individual at all levels of disability, to promote independence and creative expression.

Age Concern and Alzheimer's Society are easily accessed through us and we welcome them to our facility. Large print books and Blind Foundation listening books form part of our library service and we also rent DVDs or videos. Entertainers form a regular part of our programme. A piano is also available in the main lounges.

Here are just some of the activities and interests of residents which arise on a regular basis:

Board Games, Crosswords & Quizzes, Cooking, Gardening, Indoor Bowls, Movies, Crafts, DVD Player, Bingo, Music, Happy Hour, Live Entertainment, Newspaper Reading, Parties, Jigsaw, Music, Sing-a-longs, Theatre.

There is also active involvement in community events. Outings are an ongoing part of the activities programme and often include stopping somewhere for coffee.
Updated: 12 Mar 2019
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport   Bus stop Harris Street front gate.
Shops 0.20 km 180 meters to Pak'n'Save grocery store. 700 meters to main street shopping in Queen Street. Pukekohe has a variety of shopping outlets with good bus links.
Parks 0.25 km 200 meters to Bledisloe Park. 50 meters to Rosabirch Park. Outdoor swimming pool, crouquet courts,soccer grounds, netball courts, hockey and tennis courts within easy walking distance.
Library   Library service available in house. Public library in main shopping area.
Updated: 12 Mar 2019
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 12 Mar 2019

NOTE: The Retirement Villages Act 2003 (The Act) is designed to provide improved protection for people who ‘buy’ into a retirement village. If you intend to ‘purchase’ you must get independent legal advice before signing your occupation right agreement as required under The Act. Some Retirement Village type facilities are not required to register under The Act so different legal requirements apply. Please make sure you investigate fully.

 

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