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Name
Dunblane Lifecare & Village
Category
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Address
178 Rutene Road
Kaiti
Gisborne 4010
Postal Address
Same as above
DHB
Tairawhiti
Phone
(06) 867 4759
Email
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Web
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Facebook
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Personnel
Manager
Valda Polkinghorn - 021 837 058
Owner
Heritage Lifecare Group
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Description
Make your home at Dunblane Lifecare & Village

When it comes to everyday life, Dunblane makes it easy with village, rest home, hospital, respite, day and palliative care. We also have the largest secure dementia care unit in the region. The well-appointed rooms look out onto our award-winning gardens and come complete with WiFi and a call bell system.

Built on the site of the historic Dunblane Home, the facility is set amongst landscaped gardens just a hop, skip and jump from the local shopping centre where you’ll find all the essentials including a pharmacy and a supermarket.

We offer everything from physiotherapy to podiatry, hairdressing and health checks. We have a range of recreational activities including gardening, exercise programmes, church services, a Matariki celebration 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 Ted has to say...

Before retirement, Ted was a Farm Manager and then Caretaker of the school near Tolaga Bay where Faye was Principal. They met in High School and the rest is history.

They moved to Dunblane because Faye was having trouble getting round like she used to. It’s a bit of a Goldilocks story really because the first retirement place they looked at, people didn’t seem to care. In the second, the villas were too close together but here, everything was spot on. “There’s plenty of space and we’ve even got an internal garage.”

Not only that but Ted was encouraged by the staff to make his vege garden bigger and he’s got a bumper crop this year which he may just share. “Everyone’s so warm and friendly, they’re lovely to talk to and we’re so handy to everything.”

And while Ted tells us they share the cooking now, Faye is happy knowing that if they needed to be fed, the facilities are there. “We know if anything went wrong, the staff would be there straight away to help us out, they really look out for you.”

What does a better every day mean to these two? Well to Ted, it means ‘you’re not alone because the people here are very caring’ and to Faye ‘you wake up every day and enjoy yourself.’ With all the laughter going on, that certainly seems to be the case here.
Testimonials
Testimonials
"Really enjoyed the newsletter. The idea of a walking group is great. That is one activity my dad loves to do, so thank you for making this happen. Really appreciate this. This keeps us in the loop especially being away from our dad. The activities looked exciting and hopefully our dad takes these opportunities.

Just want to take this time to thank you for supporting us with settling dad into the home. You were both professional and caring of not only our dad but us as a family. Thank you very much to both of you." - Family of resident.
Updated: 20 Mar 2019
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes We have 24 hour Registered Nurse coverage. Our team of nurses have experience in aged care
Nurse Practitioner Yes
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our Caregivers are highly experienced and work towards achieving NZQA qualifications in residential aged care. They are skilled to provide the best care for our residents.
Physiotherapist Negotiable Physiotherapy services can be arranged as required.
Diversional Therapist Yes We currently have two employed who provide an interesting and varied activities programme.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes A hairdresser visits once a week and more often if necessary.
Podiatrist Yes We have a podiatrist who visits once a week, and nail art is also provided.
Dietitian Yes All menus are Dietitian approved. A Dietitian is available for general advice and to oversee special needs. Meals can be delivered.
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Yes We endeavour to assist residents to maintain any cultural ties they may have in the community before coming to Dunblane.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have various religious groups which visit on a regular basis to provide a service for all of our residents.
Other Personnel Yes Dunblane has a range of services available, such as appointment transportation, pharmacy and medication administration, housekeeping and laundry services, speech therapy, and interpreter services. We are able to arrange for our residents if required.
Updated: 20 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
Subsidised Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 20 Mar 2019
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are encouraged to bring favourite personal items such as photo's, ornaments, favourite chair, bedcover,or any item that is special to them.
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes Some rooms have ensuites
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have a happy hour once a week
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes All wings are well catered for. Facilities include shared dining and lounge (TV, sunroom).
Outings Yes We have a van which is used for outings.
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes The residents have regular meetings
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes We conduct regular assessments if this is an issue to ensure the resident is receiving the most appropriate care and to endeavour to reduce any environmental issues which may be contributing to confusion.
Rural Setting No While we don't have a rural setting we have received awards for our beautiful gardens. There are views from most rooms.
Smoking Permitted Yes Designated area
Updated: 20 Mar 2019
Special Features
Special Features
At Dunblane we are very proud of our lovely gardens with interesting layout and fabulous plantings for which we have recently won awards.

We have sunny courtyards for residents to sit in to enjoy the gardens and all are encouraged to get out and about to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

The staff provide individualised personal daily care for all residents and invite the families to come along and particpate in the care of their family member.
Updated: 20 Mar 2019
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details about Meals All our meals are cooked on site and so have that lovely home cooked quality. Our main meal is served at midday and a lighter meal in the evenings. Morning and afternoon tea and supper are served between meals and residents are also able to help themselves from fruit bowls situated around the facility or request other snacks if desired. Our menus change on a regular basis and we have a dietitians input when preparing these.
Staffing Qualifications and Details We have some lovely long-serving staff members. All our staff undergo regular training and are very caring and competent in their various roles.
What's included in your fees and what's not Please refer to managment for details.
Updated: 20 Mar 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Arthritis society, Aromatherapy, BBQ, Big print books, Blind Foundation, Board games, Breakfast in bed, Care and Craft, Children, Classical Music, Concerts, Craft, Dancing, Electric beds, Exercises, Entertainers, Fax, Flower arranging, Games, Happy Hour, Holidays, Jigsaw, Library, Minibus, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parkinson's Society, Parties, Pastoral care, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Reading, Roses, RSA, Rotary, Senior Citizens, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Stroke Group, Vegetarian, Videos, Views
Updated: 20 Mar 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Dutch Yes
English Yes
French Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Rarotongan Yes
Updated: 20 Mar 2019
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Inter denominational Yes We have regular services held in our rest home and dementia unit from a variety of differnet religious groups.
(Other comments) Yes We will endeavour to provide for all nationalities through working with personal and or community contacts
Updated: 20 Mar 2019
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport   Bus stop over the road
Shops 0.90 km Chemist, doctors, hairdresser, dairy and fish and chip shop
Mall 1.00 km Dairy, supermarket, WINZ, liquor shop, Lotto shop and chemist all close by. Also the centre of town has a wide range of shops and is approximately a 20 minute walk away or a short bus ride.
Parks 1.50 km Bird aviary is on site. Anzac Park is a 15 walk away and has a lovely river walk.
Library   We have a monthly visit from the local library.
Updated: 20 Mar 2019

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