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|Contract with DHB||Yes|
|Updated: 14 Oct 2015|
|Approximate number of beds at this level of care||30|
|At Millvale we offer care for 30 residents. This is offered in one of our two small units, both with 15 rooms. For any enquiries,please contact Katherine Maye Gomez or Jocelyn Reyes on (04) 904 4340. We would love to meet with you.Please visit our comprehensive web site for more more detailed information about Millvale House.|
|Premium Room Charges||No|
|MOH Certification and Audit Report||View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)|
|Updated: 1 Apr 2020|
|Type||Hours Per Week||Status||Details|
|Registered Nurse||Yes||There is a registered nurse on site at all times. Should you require any information regarding your loved one the nurse on duty is the person to see.|
|Physiotherapist||Yes||The physiotherapist visits us each fortnight. She will assess each residents needs and help develop a plan handling plan that is required on an individual basis.|
|Diversional Therapist||Yes||We have a full time and a part time diversional therapist. They work with the residents to keep them active and busy with both group activities and one on one sessions.|
|Hairdresser||Yes||The hairdresser visits regularly each month.|
|Podiatrist||Yes||We have a podiatrist who comes on a regular basis to attend to the needs of the residents.|
|Dietitian||Yes||The dietitian visits monthly to review nutritional requirements of the residents.|
|Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor||Yes||Millvale House is interdominational and we have several demoninations that visit our residents regularly. Should you require an individual visit this can be arranged.|
|Updated: 21 Oct 2014|
|Specialities or Areas of Expertise||Status||Details|
|End of Life/Palliative Care||Yes||Te Ara Whakapiri - Principles and guidance for the last days of life.|
|Wound Care||Yes||Within the district we have a wound care specialist with whom we can consult.|
|Diabetic Care||Yes||Within the district we have diabetic care specialists with whom we can consult.|
|Continence Advice||Yes||We have a continence advisor who calls on us regularly. She also runs in house training sessions for staff and is available to be contacted when we require her service.|
|Clinical Management||Yes||Katherine Gomez is our Clinical Manager. She advises and mentors the registered nurse team. Katherine also knows each resident and their requirements. Should you have any concerns or queries regarding the health of your loved one please contact Katherine.|
|Other Specialties||Yes||Simon Hamley is a Registered Nurse and also our Education Coordinator. He ensures all staff are compliant with their training, coordinates staff in-services and special training programs, and instructs Managing of Actual or Potential Aggression (MAPA).|
|Updated: 7 Oct 2019|
|May Bring Own Furniture||Yes||Families are welcome to bring items to decorate your own room.|
|Single Rooms||Yes||All the bedrooms are spacious single rooms. Each one has a handbasin and a built in wardrobe. Garden can be viewed from all the rooms.|
|Phone Access In Own Room||Yes||We have a portable phone which can be used by the residents at any time.|
|Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability||Yes|
|Lounges/seating areas||Yes||Millvale has a main lounge where many activities and entertainment takes place. Two separate sitting alcoves can be found at the far end of the hallway, if a quite place is required.|
|Outings||Yes||We have a van for outings. One of the diversional therapist often organises small groups to go for scenic drives.|
|Whanau Room||No||However there are private areas within the home for visitors.|
|Family Committee||Yes||A family support person visits monthly and is contactable by phone. She provides an opportunity for family to share the joys and struggles with others who understand. There are also quarterly advocate meetings.|
|Newsletter||Yes||Four times per year.|
|Policy for management of challenging behaviour||Yes||We work to minimise resident's symptoms of dementia in a creative and loving way. There is regular and ongoing staff training.|
|Smokers Room||Yes||There is a conservatory in the inner courtyard that is a designated place for those residents that smoke. This activity is always supervised.|
|Updated: 22 Jan 2010|
|Millvale House is located at the end of a quite cul de sac. There are many mature trees around which attract a variety of bird life. The home is totally secure, with wide hallways which link, allowing residents the freedom to wander at will. In the warmer weather the doors open out to the specially designed gardens and into a inner courtyard.
We are committed to quality, individualised care. Each person is unique and they are supported to experience each moment richly.
|Updated: 9 Jul 2009|
|We have a Diversional Therapy programme ( massage, cooking, crafts, bowls, skittles, floor games, newspaper reading, aromatherapy, gardening, walks), church services (fortnightly), live entertainers, music (tapes and CDs), beauty therapy.|
|Updated: 14 Mar 2011|
|Details about Meals||Millvale House has two cooks who create delicious and nutritous meals on site. The main meal is at night, with a lighter meal at lunchtime. They are also great at baking!|
|Updated: 14 Mar 2011|
|Updated: 4 Oct 2010|
|Seventh Day Adventist||Yes|
|Updated: 8 May 2008|
|Public Transport||The closest bus stops at the corner of Te Moana Road and Walton Ave. This is the #77 bus route. It is a 3 minute walk from the bus stop to Millvale House.|
|Shops||3.00 km||Waikanae shopping village.|
|Mall||10.00 km||Coastlands in Paraparaumu.|
|Library||3.00 km||Situated in the Waikanae Village.|
|Updated: 29 Jun 2008|
|Credentials & Membership RC||Status||Details|
|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|
|Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.||Yes|
|Updated: 6 Nov 2012|
March 21 2020
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING COVID-19 AND VISITATION.
We have decided to temporarily close our home over the weekend to visitors as we work towards implementing the latest advice from the Ministry of Health as of 21st March 2020. We are reviewing our processes to ensure they meet the new recommendations from the Ministry. We will advise you of the new process for visiting our home on Monday, 23rd March 2020.
We acknowledge the importance of visits for our residents and their loved ones. Closing our doors is not a step we take lightly. However, preventing the spread of COVID-19 has to take priority.
Easter is a special celebration for us here in our home. We love to enjoy loving time together and share memories evoked by the scent of fresh hot cross buns and the feeling of anticipation as we unwrap the first Easter egg.
We wish you all a safe and happy Easter with those you love.
As always, we welcome your visits and remind you that our visiting times are the same throughout the holidays.
We are so proud of our team here at Millvale House Waikanae. Thanks to their hard work and professionalism we have maintained our four year certification from the Ministry of Health at our recent audit. This is the best result it is possible to obtain, and is achieved by very few facilities nation-wide.
To our dear friends
The residents at Millvale House Waikanae are like family to me. What I love most about my job as a Caregiver is the opportunity to help others, to provide loving personal care, give support and assist with the simple activities of daily life. It is so fulfilling to share in people’s lives as they become older and more dependent on the care of others. Rose.
This gentleman, who has dementia, comes from a background in the hospitality industry. It is wonderful to see his sense of pride and purpose when helping out with familiar activities in the home.
The team at Millvale House Waikanae are thrilled to announce that they have recently achieved four years audit certification. This is the highest achievable result from a certification audit. 17/02/2014
New Website for Dementia Care NZ:
We have a wonderful new Website and we invite you to take a tour! www.dementiacarenz.co.nz
At a number of our homes we have been holding a weekly 'coffee club'. This is a time for socialisation, reminiscing, sharing time with family and friends, creating magic moments. Out come the lovely table cloths, the special china, the flowers on the tables not to mention the lovely home baked goodies and coffee! If you would like to join your friend or loved one for coffee club, please conta...ct the operations manager of the facility for details. We would love to share this time with you.
Donya Nee, on behalf of the Diversional Therapy Team from Dementia Care NZ.
WE DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY ... AND IT WORKS....
WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT US?
This week I have been pondering on something that I read recently. It went something like this: Everything that we think and do as an individual person has an effect on the service we give. I find this rather challenging. For me, it means that my thoughts and my actions in every area of my life have an affect on the care given at Millvale House.
It follows on from something we have sometimes talked about in our management team meetings. Millvale House reflects who we are as people. Our vision and values are personal statements about what we believe is important and what we strive to achieve. Members of our staff team are at the forefront of the care we offer to your loved ones. I want to maximize the chances of each of them reflecting the Millvale House vision and values in all that they do.
We do this by talking about our vision and values before engaging any new employee. Each staff member participates in a session with me about the meaning of our vision and values, talking about examples and sharing stories of how these have been implemented. Every employee is participating in training sessions on the “Best Friends Approach to Care.” In these four sessions participants talk about how to treat each resident as if he/she is our very best friend. We assist each other to develop the knack of being alongside a person who has dementia. These are fun, interactive sessions. We talk of our vision and values at every opportunity.
At our recent team gathering, after dinner, a handout generated from Avonside Girls in Christchurch was shared. It was headed “10 secrets to success.” Each person was asked to share one statement that really stood out for them. A number of people chose “Treat each person as though he/she is the most important person in the world.” What a challenge!! Imagine what Millvale House would be like if we all did this. Imagine what Christchurch would be like. Imagine what a different world we would live in.
Several members of our Millvale House staff teams have just begun a ten week leadership development course. This is being facilitated by an external company, specializing in people development - Vargo and Lewis. The people chosen to participate in this show huge leadership potential. We need leaders functioning at all levels and roles within Millvale House and we feel very fortunate indeed to have these people within our teams. There is a real buzz of excitement and anticipation about these people right now.
You, as family members and friends of the people who live here are extremely important to us. Quite often you make your loved ones day. People coming in and out make our homes interesting places to be. Quite often you make our day lighter as well. A friendly hello and an interest in the Millvale House communities are really helpful to all of us. I hope that you are always welcomed and cared for when you visit.
It is a great privilege to be caring for your loved ones and I take this responsibility very seriously. This work that we do takes all that I have – it takes my heart and my soul. It is very rewarding work. It is work that I love. Thank you for trusting all of us at Millvale House to care for your loved one.
The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.