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Millvale House Levin - Dementia Care NZ
Rest Home Care
42 Mako Mako Road
Levin 5510
Postal Address
PO Box 1131
Levin 5540
(06) 367 2027
(06) 367 2217
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Nicola Bridge - 06 3672027
Andrew Sheard and Jim Haines - (03) 385 1286
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We invite you to experience the very special character of Millvale House Levin.

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

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

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 House Levin.

In all our homes, care is provided in a relaxed small-home environment as much like a family home as possible. There are open plan living areas, small kitchenettes, and gardens with
sheltered spots to sit and enjoy the sun and the sound of birds. People are encouraged to maintain their familiar roles if they wish, taking part in homely activities such as baking, flower arranging and gardening. This supports a sense of purpose and value.

Our staff are trained in the ‘Best Friends’ model of care, connecting with each person as we would a very best friend. We accept you as you are, believe in you, respect you, really listen to you, joke with you, and love to hear you laugh.

We believe that our philosophy of care gives people the greatest possible opportunity of being as happy and healthy as they are able to be.

We are a small facility looking after only 30 residents.

Millvale House is divided into two small homes, both with easy access to a garden. Haumaru has wooden decking outside for the residents to enjoy, while the Aroha Nui garden has a more extensive walking area, as well as a sensory garden and a vegetable garden. All rooms have garden views.

Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 30 Apr 2018
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Unknown
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 22 Oct 2020
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 30 Apr 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 30 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
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 30 Apr 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Our atmosphere at Millvale House is very loving, warm and homely. We are very proud of our home for people needing hospital care. We have only 14 residents. This means that each resident is very well known to us and is very special. We are very proud of the home we provide. It is unique and memorable.
Updated: 30 Apr 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We have diversional therapists who are trained or training, one for each home. They work with residents to help them to get to know each other, have fun, develop interests, exercise their bodies and stimulate their minds. Entertainers come into the home on a regular basis for the residents' enjoyment.

We have an activity programme which includes art, bingo, bowls, care and craft, weekly church services, cooking, craft, dancing, visits from entertainers, flower arranging, games, Happy Hour, housie, jigsaws, music, daily newspaper reading, quizzes and sing-a-longs.

Exercises include regular walks, quoits, "bobs" and ballon tennis. We also have a lovely garden with roses and also a vege garden and residents are free to assist with these if they wish.

We have links with or can assist with contact with the following community groups: Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Blind Foundation, RSA and Senior Citizens.

At Millvale House Levin we also have on site or can provide access to aromatherapy, a BBQ, a range of big print books, board games, classical music, a piano, picnic facilities, a library, a van for outings and Lotto. Sky TV can be arranged at the individual resident's expense.

A volunteer from the community acts as an advocate for our residents should they have any problems or concerns.

Residents are able to have breakfast in bed at any time if they wish.

We also encourage visits from canine friends and children.
Updated: 30 Apr 2018
What's New
What's New
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September 2020:
We know you will share our excitement as we confirm the appointment of Nicki Bridge as our new Clinical Manager of Millvale House Levin. Nicola commences her role on Monday 21 September 2020.
It has taken longer than we expected to find exactly the right person to lead our special team, and we extend our sincere thanks to Katherine Gomez for her energy and dedication in so ably covering the role.
Nicola comes to us from a Clinical Manager position in a 100+ bed Care Home with Hospital level, Rest Home level and Dementia level care. She brings passion and energy for care of the older adult along with her clinical, leadership and management experience.
By way of introduction, Nicola says, “I am extremely interested in caring for persons with Dementia in a smaller home environment. I truly value the older adult and actively believe in and promote person-centered care in a homelike environment. I always lead by example and take every opportunity to mentor and develop the nurses and care staff.”
We join in congratulating Nicki on this key role with our organisation and wish her the very best as she takes on this new challenge.
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December 2018 -  A new Clinical Manager for Millvale House Levin: 

We take great pleasure in introducing our new Clinical Manager at Millvale House Levin, Nisha Bijoy. Nisha completed her nursing studies in her home country of India. With over 6 years’ nursing experience in India and Malaysia, Nisha moved to New Zealand in 2014, where she completed her Bachelor of Nursing before joining Dementia Care NZ as a Registered Nurse in October 2016.
Nisha brings a wealth of skills and experience to her new role of Clinical Manager, as well as a close understanding of the residents, families and staff team at Millvale House Levin built up over her time here as a Registered Nurse.
Nisha has great empathy for people with advanced dementia, and is a passionate champion of their right to dignity, respect and loving care. 
Nisha aims to maintain the non-judgmental atmosphere, effective communication, and the calm and homely environment where all family/whanau are welcome to join us in the care of their loved ones.
We welcome Nisha and we wish her all the very best in her new role.

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