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Vacancy
No
Name
Gracedale Care
Category
Hospital Care
Address
68 Mt Roskill Rd
Mt Roskill
Central
Auckland
Postal Address
68 Mt Roskill Rd
DHB
Auckland
Phone
(09) 621 0011
Fax
(09) 620 8020
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Anjani Sharma - (09) 6210011
Owner
Grace Trust
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Description
HOSPITAL CARE

Gracedale Rest Home and Hospital nestles at the foot of Mount Roskill. The complex is a modern, purpose built, state-of-the-art Rest Home and Hospital complex which has been architecturally designed with 36 Resident rooms divided into 4 suites or wings. Each suite has its own community/dining room, with tea and coffee making facilities.

The layout of the hospital allows us to cater for a variety of individual needs. The bedrooms are fully furnished and spacious - each with a large private ensuite. Under floor heating ensures that the rooms are maintained at a constant temperature.

WE CARE
We want you to have an enjoyable time here, and encourage you to talk over any ideas or concerns with our manager. It is a good idea to arrange a time to meet.

Our staff of registered nurses and qualified caregivers are all dedicated, caring people who have on-going training to meet the particular needs of all residents.

MAKING YOU AT HOME
We encourage residents to make their own decisions and to maintain their independence and self-care. Residents are welcome to personalise their rooms with pictures, photographs, their own private television and the mementoes they treasure.

Visitors are welcome. Our preferred visiting hours are between 9 am and 9 pm. If a loved one is ill, provision can be made for relatives to sleep over. Family or friends are also welcome to take their loved ones for an outing.

AMENITIES
Gracedale is set in grounds that have been landscaped to ensure peacefulness and privacy. Every suite has a small outside patio for residents to sit or place their pot plants. We have a large sun lounge that is available for everyone to use and which flows to outside beautifully maintained and landscaped gardens - a constantly changing source of pleasure.

HERE FOR YOU
Our friendly Staff are able to help you in many ways. These include:
- Make appointments with our visiting hairdresser and podiatrist.
- If you wish, our receptionist will help to manage your money, through operating a personal petty cash account and paying any incidental bills you may incur.

A private telephone may be installed in your room through your preferred telecommunications provider.

Home-cooked meals are prepared with the approval of a qualified dietician - and individual diets can be arranged for you as required.

Our ‘in house’ doctor visits weekly.
The Chaplain is available for counselling and spiritual guidance. You are welcome to join in the weekly Church services, weekly Bible Study and devotions.

All laundry is done on the premises but we ask that woollens and delicate items be taken home by family whenever possible. All items need to be named please.

ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT
Our Activities Co-ordinator offers activities for your enjoyment and to encourage you to continue leading a full and active life through maintaining mobility and developing new skills. There is access to recreation, exercise and leisure activities, including:
- Games, housie and bingo.
- Sports, indoor bowls,
- Readings, story-telling, poetry and reminiscing.
- Arm-chair exercises
- Outings, bus tours and shopping trips
- Music, sing-a-long sessions and entertainment.
- Special luncheons, and celebrating special occasions.

KEEPING SAFE
- Valuables: We have limited storage, so ask that anything of significant value be left with family or friends. While we ask people not to have valuables or money in their rooms, personal effects brought in need to be insured by the resident or their family.
- Fire: The Hospital has top-of-the-range equipment, including smoke detectors and sprinklers. Should you hear an alarm, please stay where you are. Our fully trained staff have fire evacuation procedures in place - you can feel safe in their hands.
- Visitors book: We have a visitor signing in/out book which is monitored regularly. It also helps to ensure the safety of all our people if residents are signed out when leaving the premises. Entering an expected time of return for them enables staff to know how long they will be away.
- Overnight: Our sophisticated security system locks all external doors in the evening and unlocks them automatically in the morning. If residents return after doors are locked, please ring the bell outside the front door to gain entry.

BEING GOOD NEIGHBOURS
Please do not smoke within our building. We ask that you respect your neighbours by not having your TV or radio on too loudly.

Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Updated: 23 Aug 2018
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 34
Vacancy No
Gracedale has thirty four dedicated hospital beds. Vacancies at Gracedale fill FAST in our award winning home. If your NASC assessment has been completed and you are looking for a place where you will feel welcomed, accepted and exceptionally cared for by an outstanding nursing team - please call our manager or clinical coordinator for further information and we are happy to show you around Gracedale.
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsYes
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 14 Dec 2018
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 24/7 Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Our Physiotherapist visits weekly and is on call as may be required
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Available on call as may be required.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable Available by arrangement with Auckland City Hospital.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our activities coordinator is on site from Monday to Friday every week.
Hairdresser Yes Hairdressing appointments at Gracedale may be arranged on Fridays.
Podiatrist Yes Our contracted podiatrist calls at 5-6 weekly intervals, and is otherwise on call as needed.
Dietitian Yes Our contracted dietician is always on call.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Overseen through the Church of Christ in Mt Roskill
Other Personnel Yes Our GP visits weekly and is otherwise on-call as needed
Updated: 5 Sep 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Updated: 5 Sep 2018
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Within reason, especially items of special personal significance. However Wardrobes, Dressers, Lockers, chairs and beds are provided.
Single Rooms Yes All rooms are single.
Ensuite Yes All rooms.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have two cats - Grace & Dale and an upright Aquarium in our activities lounge.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes A private telephone may be installed in your room through your preferred telecommunications provider
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Underfloor heating is installed. Residents may bring an oil heater to use in their rooms
Lounges/seating areas Yes As well as a magnificent lounge and sunporch, smaller lounges/dining rooms are to be found in each suite.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Outings Yes Our 8-seater minibus is equipped to cater for wheelchairs.
Whanau Room Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Family Committee No But one-on-one family meetings, rather than a general family committee.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Smokers may use special areas set aside out-of-doors.
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 5 Sep 2018
Special Features
Special Features
An attractive and generously proportioned lounge is the focus for social interaction and all kinds of activities and events. Hospital people are able to be brought in wheelchairs where this is necessary for them.

At Gracedale we pride ourselves on an intimate friendly atmosphere. Family visits are always welcome.

Gracedale is currently working towards becoming an "Eden Alternative" Facility.

Updated: 5 Sep 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Hospital Residents may sometimes be restricted by their wheelchairs, but often come and mingle with other residents. Where possible, they participate in the general activities programme, which may include:

Activity programme, armchair exercises, BBQ, Big print books, Craft, Bowls, Games, Housie, Videos/DVD, Manicure, Newspaper reading, Library Bus from Auckland, Celebrations and Birthdays, Special Occasion Celebrations, the opportunity to get involved in Special Events, Indoor Tennis, boules, Entertainment, Entertainers.
Updated: 5 Sep 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details about Meals Continental breakfast, a hot midday meal and a light dinner/supper includes soup and dessert. Dietary needs are catered for - ie vegetarian, allergies, etc
Associated Complexes Gracedale Home & Hospital is contract managed by HBH Senior Living
What's included in your fees and what's not There is a daily Premium Fee - P.O.A
Updated: 5 Sep 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Chinese Yes
Croatian Yes Through Family members
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Gujarati Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes Available if required, and also through some family members.
Malayalam Yes
Marathi Yes
Samoan Yes
Sanskrit Yes
Tamil Yes
Tongan Yes
Updated: 5 Sep 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes An Anglican Chaplain conducts worship and visits bi-weekly.
Christian Yes
Non denominational Yes
(Other comments) Yes The Dominion Road Church of Christ arranges fortnightly visits - alternating with the Anglican Chaplain. However people of all Christian denominations, other faiths or none are all welcome at Gracedale.
Updated: 5 Sep 2018
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.10 km The nearest bus stop is only a couple of minutes from our front gate.
Shops 0.30 km There are convenience shops nearby - while the Dominion Road Shopping Centre is about 1/2 kilometre from Gracedale. Mail can be posted at Gracedale.
Mall 1.50 km Royal Oak Mall and Shopping Centre
Library 0.00 km The Auckland Library Bus visits regularly.
Updated: 23 Aug 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
Care Association New Zealand Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Care Association New Zealand New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 5 Sep 2018

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

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