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Rosewood Rest Home & Hospitals - Psychogeriatric Care (Two Specialised Dementia Care Units)

14 hours ago - Christchurch

Please give us a call and come have a look round

you can easily request a brochure from our Eldernet page!

Newly refurbished Hospital unit now open - Enquiries welcome.

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rosewood-Resthome-and-Hospitals/180871531970142?ref=hl#./

Rosewood Rest Home & Hospitals - Hospital Care

14 hours ago - Christchurch

Refurbished Hospital Unit now open!

Enquiries welcome or just pop in and have a look.

We would love to meet you.

Rosewood Rest Home & Hospitals - Dementia Care (Secure)

14 hours ago - Christchurch

Come and have a look around whenever you like
We have a room available at the moment
you can easily request further information via this website
"A Home away from Home!"
We Have No Extra Charges at Rosewood!
 
Visit us on Facebook!
 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rosewood-Resthome-and-Hospitals/180871531970142?ref=hl

St Johns Hill Healthcare - Hospital Care

1 day ago - Wanganui

 

 

You are welcome to come and view our facility, please contact us by phone (06) 348-1500 for an appointment or just pop in and see us.  We look forward to meeting you.

St Johns Hill Healthcare - Rest Home Care

1 day ago - Wanganui

 

Please feel free to come and have a look around our facility.  Call us on (06) 348-1500, or pop in and see us.  We would love to meet you.

Rawhiti Estate - Assisted Living - Rest Home Care

2 days ago - Auckland

We held our maiden Rawhiti Estate neighbourhood Christmas Carols last night. Songs were sung, residents and neighbours got to know each other a little better, and a great night was had by all. 

Rawhiti Estate - Assisted Living - Hospital Care

2 days ago - Auckland

We held our maiden Rawhiti Estate neighbourhood Christmas Carols last night. Songs were sung, residents and neighbours got to know each other a little better, and a great night was had by all. 

Rawhiti Estate - Assisted Living - Dementia Care (Secure)

2 days ago - Auckland

We held our maiden Rawhiti Estate neighbourhood Christmas Carols last night. Songs were sung, residents and neighbours got to know each other a little better, and a great night was had by all. 

Rawhiti Estate - Independent Living - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

2 days ago - Auckland

We held our maiden Rawhiti Estate neighbourhood Christmas Carols last night. Songs were sung, residents and neighbours got to know each other a little better, and a great night was had by all. 

Ultimate Care Lansdowne Court - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

3 days ago - Masterton 5810

 

 

 

 

    MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY 2019 TO YOU ALL

 

Ultimate Care Lansdowne Court - Rest Home Care

3 days ago - Masterton 5810

DECEMBER - JANUARY 2019

We are now in the Christmas month and our activity calendar has a full programme.

Decorating the facility with our Christmas Decorations. Enjoying various Christmas music, concerts and entertainers. Residents Christmas Party where families and friends are invited to celebrate together.

We remember those that are alone during the festive season.

Welcoming any one interested in joining our Day Programme or require some Respite Care as now is the time to organise those bookings - contact Christine Burton - Facility Manager to arrange.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY 2019 TO YOU ALL   

 

Ultimate Care Lansdowne Court - Hospital Care

3 days ago - Masterton 5810

DECEMBER - JANUARY 2019

We are now in the Christmas month and our activity calendar has a full programme.

Decorating the facility with our Christmas Decorations. Enjoying various Christmas music, concerts and entertainers. Residents Christmas Party where families and friends are invited to celebrate together.

We remember those that are alone during the festive season.

Welcoming any one interested in joining our Day Programme or require some Respite Care as now is the time to organise those bookings - contact Christine Burton - Facility Manager to arrange.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS  &  A  HAPPY 2019 TO YOU ALL

Tarahill - Rest Home Care

3 days ago - Te Awamutu

Tarahill gained 4 years M.O.H Certification - a big "thank you" to staff, residents & their families who were interviewed by the Auditors & gave us such a glowing report.

We are into December and getting ready for the excitement of Christmas - many residents are going out to various Christmas concerts within Te Awamutu.

Our Christmas luncheon was held on Saturday the 8th  December @ 11 a.m  at the home - this is a time when residents & their family members can spend some time together before the Christmas rush - an enjoyable time was had by all.

We have a delicious Christmas Day & New Years Day Menu planned - many residents go out either for lunch or for dinner on Christmas Day & we try to ensure every day is a special day for our residents.

  

Monte Vista Residential Care - Rest Home Care

3 days ago - Taupo 3330




 

HELPING YOU THROUGHOUT THE HOLIDAYS

Our facilities are available to assist with short term care needs over the Holiday period 
 
If you are going on holiday and are worried about the care needs of your loved one during this time, Monte Vista offers short-term care services to assist you. Our short-term residents can expect to enjoy the same great service as any of our other residents, including a full meal service, activities, clinical, and household services. 

Because many healthcare staff are on leave during the Holidays (they’re only human, after all!), sometimes there may be some frustration in trying to access healthcare services during this time. If this is the case, then we may also be able to assist.
 
Not sure if we can help? Give us a call on 0800 00 55 11 and we’ll try our best to assist. 

Monte Vista Residential Care - Hospital Care

3 days ago - Taupo 3330




 

HELPING YOU THROUGHOUT THE HOLIDAYS

Our facilities are available to assist with short term care needs over the Holiday period 
 
If you are going on holiday and are worried about the care needs of your loved one during this time, Monte Vista offers short-term care services to assist you. Our short-term residents can expect to enjoy the same great service as any of our other residents, including a full meal service, activities, clinical, and household services. 

Because many healthcare staff are on leave during the Holidays (they’re only human, after all!), sometimes there may be some frustration in trying to access healthcare services during this time. If this is the case, then we may also be able to assist.
 
Not sure if we can help? Give us a call on 0800 00 55 11 and we’ll try our best to assist. 

Bloom Living Freehold Retirement - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

4 days ago - Auckland

Bloom Living Freehold Apartments - Urban Living for the 60+

Call Chrissie McKee for more information 021 469 946.

Bloom Living - Freehold Retirement - Retirement Villages ('Purchase') (Bloom Henderson)

4 days ago - Auckland

SECURE YOUR NEW HOME FOR THE NEW YEAR! - Only a handful left.

SHOW HOME OPEN ON SITE: 21 Swanson Road, Henderson
CONTRACT CHRISSIE MCKEE TO ARRANGE A VIEWING, 021 469 946

Elder IT (Computer support) - Professional Services

5 days ago - Auckland

50% Off RVA Members or SuperGold Members

For the 1st Training session

 

Milestone Direct Ltd - Professional Services

5 days ago - Auckland

It would be our pleasure to meet you for a free & no obligation initial consultation to explore what of a range of retirement planning solutions may best meet your needs. You can speak with a Milestone Direct financial adviser today by calling 0508 645 378 toll-free, or by emailing info@milestonedirect.co.nz.

 

A disclosure statement is available on request and free of charge. 

Permobil New Zealand - Equipment and Products

9 days ago - Auckland

Need to rent? 

Short term or long term we can help.  Contact us today for more information.

0800 115 222

Bethlehem Shores - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

9 days ago - Tauranga

Early next year Sanderson group are beginning development of our new project in Waikato - Tamahere Country Club. For enquiries or to go on the wait list, please email sales@tamahere.co.nz

Millvale House Levin - Dementia Care NZ - Psychogeriatric Care

10 days ago - Levin 5510

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.

 

 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. 

March 2018:

 

We are so proud of our team here at Millvale House Levin. Thanks to their hard work and professionalism we have maintained our four year certification from the Ministry of Health at our recent audit. This is the best result it is possible to obtain, and is achieved by very few facilities nation-wide.
To have maintained this level of certification for a further 4 years is a reflection of the hard work, energy and commitment the team has put into providing wonderful care to our residents, support for our families, and maintaining the DCNZ quality systems to a high standard.
This is a magnificent outcome. We are enormously proud of every member of our team and appreciative of their contribution to this great result.

 

 

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 membe...r 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:

Everyone is getting excited about summer’s near arrival. At Millvale House Levin our residents love growing vegetables as well as flowers in the gardens of their home.

 

September 2017: 

Celebrating our skills and reminiscing about past roles is important to us at Millvale House Levin. This image shows a beautiful posy being made by one of our residents who used to work as a florist. Everyone enjoyed watching how skilfully she created it.

August 2017:

Recently during some time spent together, one of the ladies in our dementia hospital drew this beautiful ‘map of New Zealand’. It is especially poignant that Kapiti Island stands out as somewhere of particular significance to her. This lady’s talent and creativity shines through the artwork and accompanying poem We are so lucky to share people’s lives, interests and abilities here at Millvale House Levin.

December 2016

 

Our residents love planting veggies in the springtime, and our raised planter beds make it easy. There are few things as satisfying as the feel of rich earth under your fingers as you tuck the baby seedlings in, the pleasure of watching them grow, watering and tending them, and harvesting them in months to come.

 

 

 

November 23rd 2016:

 

 

 

At Millvale House we are all loving the warmer weather. Our vegetable gardens have been newly planted for summer, the flowers are blooming and our small  home is filled with fresh air and sunshine, and the happy voices of visiting family and friends.

 

 

 

We want to take this opportunity to let you know that our Facebook page is now live and available to update family and any other interested parties. We will be sharing stories on what is new around the home and what we have been up to. Please feel free to get onto Facebook and search  ’Millvale House Levin’.
A recent activity that has been thoroughly enjoyed by our hospital residents has been the study of Monarch butterflies. Every summer at Millvale House Levin we spend time with our residents carefully tending swan plants and having the great enjoyment of watching the cycle of the Monarch butterfly. We set the plants out in the garden and watch as the Monarchs flutter around laying their eggs. We then take the plants back indoors and keep an eye on the caterpillars as they grow. We wait patiently till eventually chrysalis form, and then one by one the chrysalis opened to reveal beautiful butterflies.
This miracle of nature brings us all fresh joy every year.
We also want to ensure that people know we are always prepared to go the extra mile here at Millvale House Levin. We understand that moving into hospital care can be a daunting and stressful experience. Some people sadly do not have family or friends who are able to help with this emotional and busy process. Our caring staff are always willing to help with such things as shifting new residents belongings into the home, naming  belongings for them and help with setting up their new space to make it as homely and familiar as possible. This is just a part of what we do at Millvale House Levin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2016

The team at Millvale House Levin are very pleased to announce their new Facebook page 'Millvale House Levin'
This is an excellent way for you to stay in the loop around news and events, activities and stories, interesting research articles and more pertaining to dementia and elderly care and the everyday happenings in our home. Please feel free to hop online and have a look, like us and friend us to stay updated with Millvale House Levin.

 

November 2016

At Millvale House Levin our diversional therapists have been taking advantage of the lovely weather to engage in activities that have special meaning to our residents.
One gentleman always had a great interest in Monarch butterflies and kept us advised on how to go about supporting the Monarch butterfly, which had been recently covered on the news as becoming scarcer throughout the country. We spent time carefully tending swan plants and having the great enjoyment of watchin...g the cycle of the Monarch butterfly. We set the plants out in the garden and watched as the Monarchs fluttered around laying their eggs. We then took the plants back indoors and were able to keep an eye on the caterpillars as they grew daily. We waited patiently till eventually 8 chrysalis formed. They were so beautiful with their little flecks of gold. Then one by one the chrysalis opened to reveal beautiful butterflies which once their wings had dried made their way out of the nearby door.
This project gave us all great pleasure and enabled our residents to share their knowledge and interest in the subject too, while giving us all the satisfaction of knowing that we were doing our bit to support this beautiful butterfly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A New Operations Manager for Millvale House Levin:

 

12th July 2016

 

Warmest Greetings

 

Introducing Ravi John: Facility Manager, Millvale House Levin

 

It is with great pleasure that I am writing to introduce the new Facility Manager of Millvale House Levin, Ravi John.

 

Ravi is a Registered nurse with over 15 years of comprehensive nursing experience in India, Saudi Arabia and New Zealand. He has worked in various clinical settings such as Medical, Surgical, Intensive Care, Orthopaedic, Older Persons’ Health, Community Mental Health and Forensic Mental Health. Ravi has great empathy for people with advanced dementia, and is a passionate champion of their right to dignity, respect and loving care. He regards his greatest asset as being the ability to provide optimum holistic care to all residents, alongside his healthcare team.

 

Ravi’s pledge to residents, family and staff is to promote a non-judgmental atmosphere, effective communication, and a calm and homely environment where all family/whanau are welcome to join us in the care of their loved ones.

We are delighted to welcome Ravi to our team, and wish him a long, successful and above all happy career with Millvale House Levin.


 
 
 
 
 
New Website for Dementia Care NZ:


We have a wonderful new Website and we invite you to take a tour! www.dementiacarenz.co.nz

 

 

October 2013 - Levin Age on the go seniors expo, was superb. Thanks to all of the organisers and fellow contributors who helped to create such a positive event.

 

 

 

(photograph - Helen McClean, Diversional Therapy team leader)

 

 

 

Our Spring Visitors at Millvale House

 

As spring draws to a close here at Millvale House in Levin, we hope the Tui who graced us with their presence will see fit to return to us again next year. Our trees were in full bloom, and many Tui delighted in feeding on the plentiful nectar available to them.

We were able to spend time in the garden observing them feeding and listening to their beautiful song. We had information sheets with interesting Tui facts. Did you know that Tui not only imitate the song call of other species of birds such as the bell bird, but thanks to their rare dual voice box, there have been cases where they have managed to mimic the human voice.

They inspired us to create a piece of art work representing these beautiful birds, made up of natural bark, leaves, twigs tissue paper and photocopied images which now hangs proudly in one of our peaceful lounges. We are grateful for their visit to our garden and look forward hopefully to a return visit next year.

What a wonderful opportunity this was to share with our residents.

Helen McLane - Diversional Therapist

Millvale House Levin - Dementia Care NZ - Rest Home Care

10 days ago - Levin 5510

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.

Millvale House Levin - Dementia Care NZ - Hospital Care

10 days ago - Levin 5510

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.

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 are so proud of our team here at Millvale House Levin. Thanks to their hard work and professionalism we have maintained our four year certification from the Ministry of Health at our recent audit. This is the best result it is possible to obtain, and is achieved by very few facilities nation-wide.
To have maintained this level of certification for a further 4 years is a reflection of the hard work, energy and commitment the team has put into providing wonderful care to our residents, support for our families, and maintaining the DCNZ quality systems to a high standard.
This is a magnificent outcome. We are enormously proud of every member of our team and appreciative of their contribution to this great result.

 

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 membe...r 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:

Everyone is getting excited about summer’s near arrival. At Millvale House Levin our residents love growing vegetables as well as flowers in the gardens of their home.

 

 August 2017:

 Recently during some time spent together, one of the ladies in our dementia hospital drew this beautiful ‘map of New Zealand’. It is especially poignant that Kapiti Island stands out as somewhere of particular significance to her. This lady’s talent and creativity shines through the artwork and accompanying poem We are so lucky to share people’s lives, interests and abilities here at Millvale House Levin.

December 2016

Our residents love planting veggies in the springtime, and our raised planter beds make it easy. There are few things as satisfying as the feel of rich earth under your fingers as you tuck the baby seedlings in, the pleasure of watching them grow, watering and tending them, and harvesting them in months to come.

 

 
November 23rd 2016:
 
At Millvale House we are all loving the warmer weather. Our vegetable gardens have been newly planted for summer, the flowers are blooming and our small  home is filled with fresh air and sunshine, and the happy voices of visiting family and friends.

 

We want to take this opportunity to let you know that our Facebook page is now live and available to update family and any other interested parties. We will be sharing stories on what is new around the home and what we have been up to. Please feel free to get onto Facebook and search  ’Millvale House Levin’.
A recent activity that has been thoroughly enjoyed by our hospital residents has been the study of Monarch butterflies. Every summer at Millvale House Levin we spend time with our residents carefully tending swan plants and having the great enjoyment of watching the cycle of the Monarch butterfly. We set the plants out in the garden and watch as the Monarchs flutter around laying their eggs. We then take the plants back indoors and keep an eye on the caterpillars as they grow. We wait patiently till eventually chrysalis form, and then one by one the chrysalis opened to reveal beautiful butterflies.
This miracle of nature brings us all fresh joy every year.
We also want to ensure that people know we are always prepared to go the extra mile here at Millvale House Levin. We understand that moving into hospital care can be a daunting and stressful experience. Some people sadly do not have family or friends who are able to help with this emotional and busy process. Our caring staff are always willing to help with such things as shifting new residents belongings into the home, naming  belongings for them and help with setting up their new space to make it as homely and familiar as possible. This is just a part of what we do at Millvale House Levin.

 

 

 

November 2016

 

The team at Millvale House Levin are very pleased to announce their new Facebook page 'Millvale House Levin'
This is an excellent way for you to stay in the loop around news and events, activities and stories, interesting research articles and more pertaining to dementia and elderly care and the everyday happenings in our home. Please feel free to hop online and have a look, like us and friend us to stay updated with Millvale House Levin.

 

 

 

November 2016

 

At Millvale House Levin our diversional therapists have been taking advantage of the lovely weather to engage in activities that have special meaning to our residents.
One gentleman always had a great interest in Monarch butterflies and kept us advised on how to go about supporting the Monarch butterfly, which had been recently covered on the news as becoming scarcer throughout the country. We spent time carefully tending swan plants and having the great enjoyment of watchin...g the cycle of the Monarch butterfly. We set the plants out in the garden and watched as the Monarchs fluttered around laying their eggs. We then took the plants back indoors and were able to keep an eye on the caterpillars as they grew daily. We waited patiently till eventually 8 chrysalis formed. They were so beautiful with their little flecks of gold. Then one by one the chrysalis opened to reveal beautiful butterflies which once their wings had dried made their way out of the nearby door.
This project gave us all great pleasure and enabled our residents to share their knowledge and interest in the subject too, while giving us all the satisfaction of knowing that we were doing our bit to support this beautiful butterfly.

 

 

A New Operations Manager for Millvale House Levin:

 

12th July 2016

 

Warmest Greetings

 

Introducing Ravi John: Facility Manager, Millvale House Levin

 

It is with great pleasure that I am writing to introduce the new Facility Manager of Millvale House Levin, Ravi John.

 

Ravi is a Registered nurse with over 15 years of comprehensive nursing experience in India, Saudi Arabia and New Zealand. He has worked in various clinical settings such as Medical, Surgical, Intensive Care, Orthopaedic, Older Persons’ Health, Community Mental Health and Forensic Mental Health. Ravi has great empathy for people with advanced dementia, and is a passionate champion of their right to dignity, respect and loving care. He regards his greatest asset as being the ability to provide optimum holistic care to all residents, alongside his healthcare team.

 

Ravi’s pledge to residents, family and staff is to promote a non-judgmental atmosphere, effective communication, and a calm and homely environment where all family/whanau are welcome to join us in the care of their loved ones.

We are delighted to welcome Ravi to our team, and wish him a long, successful and above all happy career with Millvale House Levin.

 

 

New Website for Dementia Care NZ:


We have a wonderful new Website and we invite you to take a tour! www.dementiacarenz.co.nz

 

October 2013 - Levin Age on the go seniors expo, was superb. Thanks to all of the organisers and fellow contributors who helped to create such a positive event.

 

(photograph - Helen McClean, Diversional Therapy team leader)

 

We are greatly looking forward to holding an information stall at the up coming Levin 'Age on the Go' seniors expo on October 4th. We hope to see you there. This expo is always so much fun and a great way to connect with our community.

 

At a number of our homes we have been holding a weekly 'coffee club'.  This is a time for socialisation, reminiscing, sharing time with family and friends, creating magic moments. Out come the lovely table cloths, the special china, the flowers on the tables not to mention the lovely home baked goodies and coffee! If you would like to join your friend or loved one for coffee club, please conta...ct the operations manager of the facility for details. We would love to share this time with you.

 

 

 

Donya Nee, on behalf of the Diversional Therapy Team from Dementia Care NZ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Our Spring Visitors at Millvale House

 

As spring draws to a close here at Millvale House in Levin, we hope the Tui who graced us with their presence will see fit to return to us again next year. Our trees were in full bloom, and many Tui delighted in feeding on the plentiful nectar available to them.

We were able to spend time in the garden observing them feeding and listening to their beautiful song. We had information sheets with interesting Tui facts. Did you know that Tui not only imitate the song call of other species of birds such as the bell bird, but thanks to their rare dual voice box, there have been cases where they have managed to mimic the human voice.

They inspired us to create a piece of art work representing these beautiful birds, made up of natural bark, leaves, twigs tissue paper and photocopied images which now hangs proudly in one of our peaceful lounges. We are grateful for their visit to our garden and look forward hopefully to a return visit next year.

What a wonderful opportunity this was to share with our residents.

Helen McLane - Diversional Therapist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clinical Manager Sue Richardson and Vision Development Coordinator Donya Nee greatly enjoyed participating in the Horowhenua 'Age on the Go' expo in October.

The expo was wonderfully organised with a fantastic turnout. It was lovely to see so many of our senior citizens socialising, learning of new services available to them and generally having a great time.

It was wonderful to have the opportunity to help people by sharing visiting tips for people who have dementia, and chatting about care in general.

 

 

Photograph - Sue Richardson and our 'Guess the number of jelly beans in the jar' winner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY ... AND IT WORKS...

 

 

 

OUR POINTS OF DIFFERENCE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Our Vision and Values – Are the cornerstone of all we do. We select our staff based upon our vision and values. This means we attract the right people and have a great staff retention. Staff have a high level of job satisfaction and many opportunities to grow which naturally results in best performance and positively impacts upon our residents’ well being.
  • Open home – Our families are always welcome. You have an open invitation to share mealtimes with your loved one, at no charge. We want you to have as much special time with your loved one as possible. This benefits us all.
  •  Small Homes  – Small homes mean that the environment feels more normalised, and residents orientate to their environment more easily.. There is a family feel. We get to know our residents very well. There are fewer faces to get to know. There is a higher staff ratio than in many larger facilities.
  • Open Plan kitchens - Purpose designed kitchens mean that residents and their families have full, assisted and safe access to familiar homely activities. People can help rinse the dishes, make a cup of tea, wipe down the bench, and be part of the running of their home. Baking and cooking activities occur regularly.
  • Bedrooms – Are warm and cosy. There is under-floor heating as well as wall unit heating. People are encouraged to bring special things from home, to make their room feel familiar and homely. We provide all of the necessities.
  •  Family Support  – Our families have the opportunity to meet monthly with an independent facilitator to share thoughts, feelings and concerns about having a loved one in care. At Levin and Waikanae support is available over the phone.
  • Special Programmes for Families - We enjoy having two special courses for our families: ‘Orientation For Families’ and ‘Sharing the Journey’. These courses help people to settle into having a loved one in care, and provide information about dementia and improving the quality of the journey with your loved one in care.
  • Our team: Our staff team are hand-picked and are with us because they love working with people who have dementia. They are given many opportunities to grow within the organisation and are supported to be their very best. We provide them with free medical attention and  staff support from ‘Work Place Support’ . They are also given much in the way of Education. We are great believers in the power of education and support for growth.
  • Education - We have an Education Coordinator who coordinates , supports, motivates and encourages staff to grow and develop as much as possible.
  • Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care training – All our staff attend this training as a part of their comprehensive ‘orientation’ program. It is based on the ground-breaking work of Virginia Bell and David Troxell, and originated in the U.S.A. The main focus is on developing empathy, communication and an understanding of our residents’ needs.
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention – This is an internationally recognised qualification that we encourage all staff members to participate in.  This course supports what is learnt in the Best Friends Approach to Care training.
  • Intercultural training – Our staff team have the opportunity to be a part of  comprehensive training around intercultural awareness. This training is designed to help staff understand the varying cultural needs  of our residents, as well as fellow staff members.
  • Occupational Therapy – We have a very experienced Occupational Therapist who leads our team of Diversional Therapists.  She is also available for consulting regarding residents’ specific needs and/or behaviours of concern.
  • Physiotherapist – Our Physiotherapist visits our home regularly.
  • Dietician – Our dietician is on site on a regular basis and is available for advice at anytime.
  • Community Care – We have a proactive approach  to education for the wider community around dementia care.
  • We speak at both national and international  conferences  on the subject of excellence in person-centred care. Community education, removing the stigma from dementia and increasing the quality of life for people who have dementia are  passions we love to share with others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bay Audiology - Hearing

10 days ago

Air New Zealand Airpoints™

Taking care of your hearing just got more rewarding! Thanks to our partnership with Air New Zealand Airpoints™, Airpoints members can earn Airpoints Dollars™ at any Bay Audiology clinic across New Zealand. To earn Airpoints Dollars™, simply present your Airpoints membership card to the friendly team at Bay Audiology with all purchases in our clinics. For full terms and conditions, please visit https://bayaudiology.co.nz/air-new-zealand-airpoints

Middlepark - Hospital Care

11 days ago - Christchurch

At Middlepark we currently have a vacancy. We have a room that is suitable for either rest home and hospital level care. The room is a lovely sunny room with a view of the garden. There are no extra charges for this room.

Middlepark - Rest Home Care

11 days ago - Christchurch

At Middlepark, located in Sockburn Christchurch, we have a lovely sunny room available with no premium accommodation charges. Middlepark is a small homely facility nestled amongst  beautiful gardens in a quiet peaceful street. Middlepark provide's both rest home and hospital level care. If you would like to view the room or would like more information please contact Anna on 03 3434300.

Oakwoods Retirement Village - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

11 days ago - Richmond P C 7020

 

Sorry, we do not have any units available for re-sale right at the moment but we do have 2 available for showing.  These are different styles  - one has been furnished and dressed so that you can see how much furniture will actually fit.

If you are thinking about down sizing or just wondering what the options could be for you in the next year or two please ring me (03 543 9746 this is a direct number to me) I will be working until Friday 21st December so please come and have a look while these are available to see.  There will be no pressure on you to do anything other than finding out what living at Oakwoods could offer you.

 

 

Corcoran French Lawyers - Professional Services (Corcoran French Lawyers)

14 days ago - Christchurch 8141

 

Changes affecting every buyer of residential land

Overseas Investment Amendment Act 2018 now in force

We covered the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill in Property Speaking’s Spring 2018 edition. The Bill has become law and is now the Overseas Investment Amendment Act 2018 (the OIA Act). It has been in force since 22 October.

The implication for you is that when you next buy residential property, there will be another layer of compliance to be completed before your property purchase goes through.

The OIA Act’s primary purpose is to amend the definition of sensitive land to include ‘residential land’. This means that people who are not New Zealand citizens, or who do not hold New Zealand, Australian or Singaporean residence class visas AND are not ordinarily resident in New Zealand must apply for consent to buy residential land in New Zealand. The underlying reason for this beefed-up legislation is to restrict foreign ownership of New Zealand land, and to encourage foreign owners to live in their properties rather than become landlords.

Defining residential land

The OIA Act defines residential land as a property that has a category of residential ‘R’ or lifestyle ‘L’ for the purpose of the relevant district valuation roll. It also includes a residential flat in a building owned by a flat-owning company regardless of whether the building is on land categorised as ‘R’ or ‘L’.

Both buyers and sellers should be aware that even if the property in question is a large farm (which is already subject to OIA rules) the new rules may class that property as residential land also and a prospective purchaser must meet the eligibility test to buy residential land in New Zealand.

To determine if the land you intend buying (or selling) is residential or lifestyle, the Overseas Investment Office recommends you check the Quotable Value website here. Enter the address into the search box to establish the property’s building type.

Who is eligible to buy residential land?

Generally speaking, foreigners who are in New Zealand on a work, student or temporary visa are unable to buy residential land in New Zealand. This also includes trusts or companies that have 25% or more overseas ownership (beneficiaries and shareholders) or control (trustees and directors). However, exceptions do apply. These include:

  • Where a couple (married, in a civil union or in a de facto relationship) is buying residential land as relationship property:
  • If one partner is a New Zealand citizen, or has a residence class visa and is ordinarily resident in New Zealand, then the couple does not need to apply for Overseas Investment Office (OIO) consent to acquire the home
  • If one partner is an Australian or Singaporean citizen or permanent resident and they are ordinarily resident in New Zealand, then the couple does not need to apply for OIO consent to acquire the home, or
  • If one partner has a residence class visa or is an Australian or Singaporean permanent resident but is not ordinarily resident in New Zealand then only that partner needs to apply to the OIO for consent, the other partner need not apply.

These are likely to be the most common exceptions but there are others that may be available to you, we won’t know until we sit down together and look at your situation.

All purchasers of residential land who are not New Zealand, Australian or Singaporean citizens will need to be ordinarily resident in New Zealand. You will be ordinarily resident if:

  • You hold a residence class visa in New Zealand, or a permanent residence class visa in either Australia or Singapore (not a work visa, a student visa or a work to residence visa)
  • You have been residing in New Zealand for the 12 months preceding the date the agreement for sale and purchase was signed
  • You have been present in New Zealand for 183 days of the 12 months preceding the date the agreement for sale and purchase was signed, and
  • You are a tax resident in New Zealand (this generally requires being present in New Zealand for 184 days from the 12 months preceding the date the agreement for sale and purchase was signed).

What does this mean for you?

For all residential land purchases where the agreement for sale and purchase was signed after 22 October 2018 you will be required to sign a statement that you are eligible to purchase residential land in New Zealand. We are then required to hold that statement for seven years after the purchase is settled.

If you do not sign the statement, then we will not be able to complete the purchase for you. Likewise, if we have cause to believe that the information provided may be incorrect, we will need to investigate. To take this additional compliance into account, we recommend that in most cases a minimum 15 working days condition be included on agreements for residential property to allow the appropriate investigations to take place and for consent to be applied for if necessary.

Some useful information, checklists and the statement are available on the LINZ website here.

 

 

Ultimate Care P┼Źneke House - Dementia Care (Secure)

14 days ago - Wellington 6021

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.

Bupa Cashmere View Retirement Village, Christchurch - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

18 days ago - Christchurch

Come and join us for a Sausage Sizzle, with our residents.

Date: 20 December 2018
Time: 12noon

Location: Canterbury Lounge at our Bupa Cashmere View Retirement Village, here in Christchurch

RSVP today by calling our Retirement Village Manager Rochelle, or email her on: Rochelle.Moore@bupa.co.nz

Village at the Park - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

21 days ago - Wellington 6023

Our new apartment block that will open in July 2018.  The 24 new apartments have expressions of interest registered against them,

.  Apartments range in size from 69sqm up to 105sqm. This will be the last apartment block built at the village.  Going forward we will be starting earthworks on some more villas.  

 

Selwyn Village Ivan Ward Centre - Dementia Care (Secure)

22 days ago - Auckland

The Ivan Ward Centre is now open.
Viewing is by appointment only. Call Mary Witute on 021 790 434 or come and view the new Ivan Ward Centre at the open day.

Open day
Saturday, 8 December 2018
from 10am - 2pm

Ivan Ward Centre
1-17 Wainoni Ave
Pt Chevalier

 

Selwyn Village Ivan Ward Centre - Hospital Care

22 days ago - Auckland

The Ivan Ward Centre at Selwyn Village is now open. Viewing is by appointment only. Call Mary Witute on 021 790 434

or come and view the new Ivan Ward Centre at the open day.

Open day
Saturday, 8 December 2018
from 10am - 2pm

Ivan Ward Centre
1-17 Wainoni Ave
Pt Chevalier

 

Lavender Cottage (Day Care) - Home Help and Personal Care/Assistance

22 days ago - Auckland

Brian Wells House in the new Ivan Ward Centre now open. Viewing is by appointment only. Call Mary Witute on 021 790 434

or come and view the new Ivan Ward Centre at the open day.

Open day
Saturday, 8 December 2018
from 10am - 2pm

Ivan Ward Centre
1-17 Wainoni Ave
Pt Chevalier

The Bayview - Hospital Care

24 days ago - Tauranga

Our new care facility opens on the 3 December 2018 and 81 beds is available on a Occupational Right Agreement (ORA)

Middlepark - Care Apartments

25 days ago - Christchurch

It's exciting times at Middlepark with a number of rooms currently being rebuilt as care suites. Building work should be complete by the end of March 2019. If you are interested or would like any information please phone Anna on 03 3434 300.