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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Millvale Lodge Lindale
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
91 Main Road North (Note: follow bypass to the Lindale Centre) , Lindale
Paraparaumu 5036
Postal Address
PO Box 394
Waikanae 5250
DHB
Capital & Coast
Phone
04 297 0059
Email
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Personnel
Manager
Rhea Abordonado - 042970059
Clinical Manager
Mary Calonzo
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Description
Millvale Lodge Lindale is a purpose-built aged care facility in a country environment.

Millvale Lodge Lindale is divided into 3 small homes. Each home is completely self-contained, so that the residents experience a small cosy home with a calm supportive atmosphere. Residents are encouraged to take part in the running of their home if they wish, as continuing with their accustomed roles has been found to assist people in maintaining a sense of purpose and value.

Millvale Lodge Lindale is a unique place for people to come: a place where there is some freedom, space to maintain fitness, see the stars and the trees, interact with animals and create a sense of home.

The design maximises indoor-outdoor flow, with residents free to wander safely through the park-like surroundings without feeling confined. There are farm animals in the neighbouring paddocks, fruit trees, and a vegetable garden which residents are encouraged to help tend. The emphasis is on taking part in the normal activities of everyday life.

A sheltered picnic spot, accessed by a wheelchair-accessible pathway, will provide a safe destination for afternoon tea, or a walk with a visiting family dog.

The nature of the environment is soothing, peaceful and enjoyable for residents and their visitors.

At Millvale Lodge, the country environment and large grounds extend the opportunities open to us to give each person their greatest chance of being physically healthy and emotionally the best they can be.

Millvale Lodge provides general rest home care, dementia rest home care and general hospital (continuing) care. Each of the 3 small homes comprises private bedrooms, some with en suites, together with our hallmark homely lounge, dining area and kitchenette.



OUR VISION
To accept all people with kindness and love
To provide peace, comfort and joy
To be proactive, innovative and courageous
To enrich each person, the community and the world

OUR VALUES
We strive to achieve this vision by working
with openness, honesty, integrity and passion

THE WORK WE DO
We establish trusting relationships based on
respect and acceptance
We encourage people’s participation in
companionship-based care in their small homes
We are privileged to accompany people as they
journey towards the end of their life
We welcome family/whanau and the wider
community as integral to people’s lives
We promote inclusion and the rights and
values of each person
We celebrate unity in diversity


Dementia Care New Zealand is one of New Zealand’s highly regarded aged care providers.
We provide a full range of residential care including general rest home care, dementia rest home care, general hospital level care, and dementia hospital level care. At many of our facilities, a full continuum of care is available.
We specialize in person-centred care for people who live with dementia. This is the work we have passionately chosen to do.
We care for people in small, cosy homes with a loving, warm and homely atmosphere where each person is supported to experience each moment richly. Our small homes concept means that people with dementia experience life in a less clinical and more normalised, familiar way. Small homes that inter connect, also bring a sense of ‘community’ for a person with dementia.

We offer 24 hour Registered Nurse coverage to all of our residents at Millvale Lodge Lindale.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 14 Oct 2015
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 8
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms as at 10 Dec 2019
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 16 Dec 2019
Testimonials
Testimonials
My name is John and my wife’s name is Maryla. We have been together for just over 50 years and married for 48 of those years.
A few years ago Maryla developed Alzheimers and she deteriorated relatively quickly. It became increasingly harder to look after her at home.
The time came when she needed to be admitted to a rest home. I did what research I could asking doctors, friends and people I knew who had friends or family members in the same situation. I came to the conclusion that if at all possible Millvale Lodge Lindale would be the best place for Maryla. I went to Millvale to meet some of the staff and looked at the facilities. I was very impressed. There was a vacancy so Maryla was eventually taken in as a resident.
This turned out to be so fortunate for both of us.
She has now been a resident there for almost a year and right from the start she became settled very quickly thanks to the wonderful staff.
The rooms are very comfortable and the whole place is well laid out and very comfortable for Maryla to live in. But the most important thing about Millvale is the staff. They are all absolutely amazing. They are all so caring and capable and they make Millvale the best possible place for my partner.
It was so hard letting someone else take care of her after being together so long. They genuinely care for Maryla in so many ways that go above and beyond just simple nursing care. Mayla is taken for walks and rides to different places. There is entertainment and activities if she wants to enjoy them. Maryla is always nicely dressed and even her make up and hair are done.
I visit her every day and every single day she tells me how happy she is and how lovely the staff are and how well they look after her.
Not only do they care about Maryla they are always asking me how I am coping with life as it is for us now.
I am contacted immediately if there is any incident or change in Maryla. They always keep me informed of her medical requirements and discuss any changes that need to be made.
The staff at Millvale have created a loving, caring and safe environment for all the residents who live there.
To just say thank you to them for how they have looked after both of us seems so inadequate.

Maryla and I will always be so grateful for everything that you do. Thank you.

John Button
9th March 2019



Hi Vicky

My Dad Patrick (Pat) O'Connor passed away at Millvale Lodge, Lindale September 3rd. I spoke to Rhea and Roxanne about what we as a family could do for the staff and they said that a letter to you and to the staff would be much appreciated.

Dad moved to Millvale in April 2014 so was one of the original residents shortly after it opened. Words cannot express our appreciation at how well Dad was looked after for over 3 years. He was treated like family by the staff to the point they all called him 'Daddy'. Dad was made as comfortable as possible during his final days and Kathryn, Gavin and I were made to feel very welcome.

There are too many names to mention individually but I would like to say a special thanks to Irish who was the nurse on duty when Dad passed.

For me personally, Millvale became a bit like a second home. I will miss all the friendly smiles of your staff. They are a great credit to your organisation.

King regards

Janine Thomson




Dear Rhea, Roxanne and all the staff at Millvale Lodge Lindale,

We would like to thank you for your lovely letter of condolence. We appreciate it very much.
We are so grateful for the wonderful care and love given to our Mum, Leoné, during her time at Millvale Lodge.
During her illness we know that she received the best possible care and was always shown kindness and consideration.
We are comforted that she spent her last days with such amazing, caring people.
Thank you also for your support to us during this time. It is a great comfort.

With our grateful thanks,

Penny on behalf of Alayne, Bronwyn and family.
Updated: 14 Mar 2019
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes There is a Registered Nurse on site seven days a week 24 hours per day. Should you require any information regarding your loved one the nurse on duty is the person to see.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Our physiotherapist works with us each fortnight. She assesses each resident's needs and develops a safe handling plan for each resident. She also trains the staff to transfer residents safely.
Social Worker (on site) Yes As required.
Diversional Therapist Yes Our diversional therapists know each resident very well and know what works for each person creating meaningful activities to support creativity, socialisation, stimulation and fun as well as assisting residents in the daily running of their home.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Visits regularly.
Podiatrist Yes We have a podiatrist who comes on a regular basis to attend to the needs of the residents.
Dietitian Yes Our dietitian comes to Millvale Lodge Lindale regularly to review nutritional requirements of the residents
Kaumatua Negotiable Please enquire.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Millvale Lodge is interdominational so we have people from several demoninations that visit. Should you require an individual visit this can be arranged.
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 6 Mar 2015
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes As required.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our registered nurses have received training in caring for people as they experience the final stages of their life journey
Wound Care Yes Specialist care is available on referral
Diabetic Care Yes Specialist care is available on referral
Continence Advice Yes We have a continence advisor who calls on us regulary. She also runs in house training sessions for staff and is available to be contacted when we require her service.
Stomal Therapy No Specialist care input is available on referral
Stroke Rehabilitation No Specialist care input is available on referral
Infection Control Yes We have a registered nurse who does special training in infection control and who has a role in infection control at Tasman. Specialist care input is available on referral
Surgical Followup Yes As required.
Psychiatric Care No Specialist care input is available on referral
Community Health Yes
Clinical Management Yes Mary has worked in a variety of clinical settings before starting her career in dementia. Prior to coming to New Zealand, she worked in the emergency department and also as a renal/haemodialysis nurse. She completed her bachelor’s degree in the Philippines with honours and is currently working towards a post graduate degree on Gerontology. Her passion to care and advocate for this vulnerable population has grown deeper as she completes her post graduate studies. Mary’s journey as a registered nurse specialising in the field of dementia started with Dementia Care NZ and she keeps herself updated by attending continuing professional education and trainings. She has worked previously at Admatha Dementia Care (a DCNZ facility in Christchurch) as a registered nurse for over a year and was the acting Clinical Manager there for a few months before stepping up as the Clinical Manager of Millvale Lodge Lindale. She has support from Arah Catergina, our Regional Clinical Manager.
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: 2 Dec 2019
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Whanau Room Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes In outside areas only
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 17 Feb 2014
Special Features
Special Features
Millvale Lodge Lindale will be a unique place for people to come: a place where there is some freedom, space to maintain fitness, see the stars and the trees, interact with animals and create a sense of home.

The design will maximise indoor-outdoor flow, with residents free to wander safely through the park-like surroundings without feeling confined. There will be farm animals, fruit trees and a vegetable garden which residents will be encouraged to help tend. The emphasis will be on taking part in the normal activities of everyday life.

A sheltered picnic spot, accessed by a wheelchair-accessible pathway, will provide a safe destination for afternoon tea, or a walk with a visiting family dog.

The nature of the environment will be soothing, peaceful and enjoyable for residents and their visitors.

At Millvale Lodge, the country environment and large grounds will extend the opportunities open to us to give each person their greatest chance of being physically healthy and emotionally the best they can be.
Our staff are the heart and soul of the person-centred care we provide at our facilities, and we are currently in the process of building an outstanding staff team for Millvale Lodge.

We are currently advertising for caregiving and registered nursing staff. However, at the core of our team will be existing staff members who understand our organization and philosophy of care, and connect powerfully with our vision and values.

These key staff members have expressed an interest in moving across to Millvale Lodge to instil these vital values into the new members of our team.

The new staff will also undergo on-the-job training at our established facilities before starting work at Millvale Lodge Lindale.



We are guided by our vision and values and love the work we have chosen to do.
Updated: 17 Feb 2014
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Representatives visit from RSA and Alzheimer's Society, church services, entertainment, garden, indoor games co-ordinated by the Activities Co-ordinator, music (visiting pianist fortnightly), daily newspaper reading, quizzes with Activities Co-ordinator, videos, outings in van, homely activities like baking, gardening, helping wash the dishes, raking leaves, cooking club, movement and dance, gardening, spending time with our pets.
Updated: 17 Feb 2014
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details about Meals Individual requirements are catered for.
What's included in your fees and what's not Please contact the manager.
Updated: 17 Feb 2014
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Updated: 17 Feb 2014
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
Updated: 17 Feb 2014
What's New
What's New
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November 2019:

A very warm welcome to our new Clinical Manager Mary Calonzo!

Mary has worked in a variety of clinical settings before starting her career in dementia. Prior to coming to New Zealand, she worked in the emergency department and also as a renal/haemodialysis nurse. She completed her bachelor’s degree in the Philippines with honours and is currently working towards a post graduate degree on Gerontology. Her passion to care and advocate for this vulnerable population has grown deeper as she completes her post graduate studies. Mary’s journey as a registered nurse specialising in the field of dementia started with Dementia Care NZ and she keeps herself updated by attending continuing professional education and trainings. She has worked previously at Admatha Dementia Care (a DCNZ facility in Christchurch) as a registered nurse for over a year and was the acting Clinical Manager there for a few months before stepping up as the Clinical Manager of Millvale Lodge Lindale. Mary has support from Arah Catergina, our Regional Clinical Manager.

March 2018:

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.

 

 

March 2018:

We love being surrounded by nature and wild life at Millvale Lodge Lindale – you never know who might turn up for a visit. Here we are having fun feeding a gaggle of friendly geese.

January 2018:

 

Living in our beautiful rural valley has many benefits and it is especially entertaining when stock decide to wander onto our lawns. These recent escapees brought lots of laughter, reminiscing and excitement.

December 2017:

To our dear friends
It's the end of 2017, a time of reflection on the past year. As always, there have been many moments of joy, laughter, peace and wonder: what we call ‘magic moments’. We are full of gratitude and would like to say thank you to you all. Thank you for encouraging us by being part of this online community. Thank you to the people who visit our homes - it is always lovely to see you. Most of all a very big thank you to those of you who share your family member or friend with us. It is a huge privilege to take care of the people who live here with us in their home. They are a wonderful inspiration to us and we love them dearly.
We would also like to say an enormous thank you to each and every member of our staff team. We appreciate you and value you so much. Thank you for everything you do.
We are grateful for the highs and lows, the challenges and opportunities this past year has brought. Thank you for being part of it.

October 2017:

 

The Alzheimer’s memory walk is a yearly event organised by Alzheimer’s New Zealand. This year’s memory walk in Kapiti was held at Otaihanga Domain. A number of our residents, family and staff participated this year and had such a wonderful time together helping to raise awareness about dementia.

 

September 2017:

 

Last week we were all lucky enough to enjoy a performance from the ‘JNX Band’. They played all of the old rock and roll classics we love. We all had fun with a bit of toe tapping and singing along to boot.

 

 

JULY 2017:

WE LOVE THE FACT WE ARE SURROUNDED BY FARMLAND AND NATURE AT MILLVALE LODGE LINDALE. WE ESPECIALLY ENJOY THE UNEXPECTED VISITS WE GET FROM OUR NEIGHBOURS FROM TIME TO TIME. THESE CHEEKY WEE CUTIES RECENTLY ESCAPED FROM A NEIGHBOURING FARM AND MADE THEMSELVES AT HOME FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS UNTIL THE FARMER COLLECTED THEM. WE LOVED HAVING THEM AROUND AND THEIR VISIT TRIGGERED MUCH REMINISCING ABOUT GOOD OLD KIWI FARM LIFE.

 

Good examples of dementia care highlighted


Hon Nicky Wagner

Associate Minister of Health


24 May 2017
Good examples of dementia care highlighted

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming a move to promote examples of good practice in dementia design.

The best examples of secure dementia unit design have been published on the Ministry of Health website.

“I’d like to congratulate the first two featured facilities — Millvale Lodge on the Kapiti Coast and Westella Homestead in Feilding — for not only providing a quality environment for their patients but also showing other residential aged care providers what’s possible,” Ms Wagner says.

“The environment in which people with dementia live is incredibly important — it can be a positive therapeutic intervention on its own.”

Last year, the Ministry of Health released a dementia design resource to support the development or major reconfiguration of secure dementia care units. The resource aims to enhance dementia patients’ quality of life through a number of design principles around lighting, colour and contrast, memory aids, gardens and the size and density of facilities.

“As we all know, New Zealand’s population is ageing, and sadly, that means rising levels of dementia. I hope other facilities follow the lead of Millvale and Westella to ensure dementia patients receive the best possible care,” Ms Wagner says.

The design examples are available at: http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/life-stages/health-older-

 

 

3rd August 2016

 

 

 

Warmest Greetings

 

EXPERIENCED NEW MANAGEMENT TEAM FOR MILLVALE LODGE LINDALE

 

It is with great pleasure that we are writing to introduce the new management team at Millvale Lodge Lindale.

 

We are delighted to announce that Roxanne Rosquita has been now appointed to the position of Clinical Manager.

 

Roxanne has been ably leading the Registered Nurse team as Clinical Manager of Millvale House Waikanae since 2013. Having originally qualified as a Registered Nurse in the Philippines, Roxanne spent two years working as a medical surgical nurse and teaching nursing and English literature at university level before emigrating to New Zealand. She worked for 3 years in aged care before joining Dementia Care NZ. 

 

Roxanne loves making a difference to people with dementia through the simple things, assisting people to gain everyday happiness. She cherishes the moments she shares with residents and loves to see them happy. She loves sharing their journey, and is excited to be able to support our vision and values in creating a home where creating magic moments and connecting with residents is highly valued.

 

Rhea Abordonado will be joining Roxanne in the key support position of Operation Manager. Rhea has been helping out on a temporary basis during the preceding transition period, and is already a familiar face to many. A registered nurse in her home country of Philippines, Rhea worked for 2 years as trauma nurse before emigrating to NZ. She first came to work with our organization in November 2007, and has worked her way from a caregiver at Avonlea Dementia Care in Christchurch, through a three year tenure as Operations Coordinator of Millvale House Levin, to her present position at Millvale Lodge. Rhea relates strongly to our organizational  philosophy, vision and values and best friends approach to care. She especially looks forward to building strong, supportive relationships with residents and family members, and to establishing a calm and homely environment where family/whanau and staff form a partnership in providing loving care of the highest standard to our residents.

 

We are delighted to have such an experienced team as Roxanne and Rhea to lead our Lindale team forward, and know you will offer them your full support as they take on the new challenges and opportunities ahead.

 

 

Lexi:

“We have been very fortunate at our new Lindale facility to have our beautiful sweet Lexi join us as our resident dog. Lexi is a 6 year old Lab and we feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity to give her a new home at a time when she needed it. She has been a much loved farm dog with her previous owner so needed somewhere with plenty of space to help her settle in.

Like anyone moving home, this has been a stressful and frightening time for Lexi but she has been given much love and support (and probably  a bit too much pampering) from our wonderful staff  member Chris. Lexi has been Chris’s constant companion since she arrived. Together they have been working around the grounds and the facility of Lindale getting it all ready to welcome our new guests on our opening day. Lexi has lots of energy but really is just a big old softie who will happily sit by you quietly, as long as you are prepared to provide plenty of head pats and belly scratches. I have no doubt that they will not be in short supply for Lexi in the coming years in her new home. “

 

 

 

19/02/2014

We are very happy to announce that we are now able to offer general rest home care in our hospital wing.

 

There are 6 swing beds for rest home residents and 6 swing beds for general hospital residents.

 

Please feel free to call us with any questions you may have.


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

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