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Ultimate Care Pōneke House

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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Ultimate Care Pōneke House
Category
Dementia Care (Secure)
Address
135 Constable Street
Newtown
Wellington 6021
Postal Address
135 Constable Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021
DHB
Capital & Coast
Phone
(04) 389-7007
Fax
(04) 389-9040
Mobile
0273887374
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Lindsey Wood - (04) 389-7007
Owner
Ultimate Care Group
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Description
Our facility is something special with its established garden setting and panoramic views overlooking Newtown, multiple lounge areas, and sunny courtyard.

Residents, families and visitors enjoy the relaxed, friendly atmosphere at Pōneke House, and being treated with the respect that comes with our
personalised care approach.

Drawing on our many years of experience and international best practice, our cognitive care support is designed to connect our residents to the world around them.

Our specially designed dementia-friendly gardens and interior features have been created to provide stimulation and help trigger the senses. We understand and promote the idea that exposure to familiar memories through smell, sight, touch, taste and hearing can help promote a sense of wellbeing and calm for our residents.

Call us today to on 04 389 7007 arrange your personalised tour.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Updated: 20 Jul 2018
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 17
Vacancy Yes
With a 4 year certification, we encourage everyone to come and have a look around our lovely sunny rooms and friendly atmosphere.Respite and/or day programme available.
Impending vacancy Yes - We welcome you to come and tak
Additional Room CostsNo
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 14 Dec 2018
Testimonials
Testimonials
We have only been open a short time but the feedback has been wonderful. The environment that has been created for our residents is warm, homely and friendly.

June 2018
To Karen, Myra and all the staff at Poneke House. Thank you so much for looking after mum so beautifully for the last few weeks of her life. Every staff member with whom we dealt was caring, compassionate and totally professional. While it was difficult to watch her slipping away over the last few weeks, it was made much easier by the knowledge that she was in such wonderful hands. Thank you so much (family name withheld).
Updated: 20 Jul 2018
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Updated: 10 Apr 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 10 Apr 2018
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We currently have a vacancy for respite care. One to two days or stay longer.
Other Short Stay Programme Yes We have a wonderful day programme that incorporates activities of daily living in a warm and friendly environment. We welcome your visit and enquiry.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 20 Jul 2018
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes We have one room with ensuite.
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes
Whanau Room Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smokers Room Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes
Updated: 10 Apr 2018
Special Features
Special Features
All rooms have a lovely outlook either onto the garden or overlooking Newtown.
Updated: 10 Apr 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Art, Big print books, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Children, Classical Music, Communicare, Companion Club, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Digital camera, Electric beds, Email, Entertainers, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Holidays, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Men, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parties, Pastoral care, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Reading, Roses, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV
Updated: 10 Apr 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Chinese dialect Yes
Cook Island Maori Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Samoan Yes
Updated: 10 Apr 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 1 Nov 2018
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport   At the door either into Newtown and further onto the city, or Kilbirnie, Miramar, Eastern suburbs.
Shops   In Newtown or Kilbirnie
Parks   The town belt is on our doorstep
Library   In Newtown or Kilbirnie
Updated: 10 Apr 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
CareerForce
Updated: 11 Oct 2018
What's New
What's New
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30 November 2018 - Chess Made Easy

Staff and residents playing chess with our new super-sized chess set. This has made it much easier for the resident to play as the chess piece are much larger and easy to handle, it also helps them track every move. Great to see residents playing their once loved game again.

24 October 2018 – Dementia Unit gearing up for Halloween.

We are starting to decorate for Halloween, this complements our already colourful secure dementia unit.  The residents bring more colour by displaying their creations that they have carefully made during the day.  The Poneke House team love having fun together with the resident while making all the different items and it is great to them laughter and have fun.  What we find is that it helps the residents connect with other residents and start forming new friendship which become BFF’s.  This helps them feel loved, important and special especially when their items go on the walls.


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

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