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Dewhirst Law - Professional Services

2 days ago - Whanganui

We were proud to give a presentation on asset structuring to some lovely prospective residents of the gorgeous Jane Winstone home on Thursday 23 January. We hope we managed to keep the material interesting, and the meet-and-greet afterwards was a wonderful chance to answer some questions and make some new friends in the community - and we all came away wondering if it might be time to join the Bridge Club!

Summerset in the Orchard (Hastings) - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

2 days ago - Hastings

The Village Centre has now been open for 10 years.  This is a wonderful building with all the amenities you could expect from the best retirement village in Hawkes Bay.   The property is looking amazing with the cafe, bar, open spaces both inside and outside feeling very inviting.  Our wine club continues to grow, Sit and be Fit, indoor bowls and a raft of events on our calendar making life interesting.  We have put together a comprehensive list of exclusive events for the remainder of the year.  Note: the photo of the 2015 Christmas street party, 150 residents enjoying a balmy summer night. 

News - Motel Room on site for nightly rental at only $75 per night.  Why not experience the lifestyle before making the ultimate decision?  Or just stay in the 'Orchard Apartment' for your holiday in the Bay. 

An extension to our Village Centre, The Pavilion, is now completed.  With our Café being so successful and popular we need more space for events,  so great news. Come and have a look - very exciting..

The 2 story, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom and study townhouses add a different dimension to the village.  Visit us to see the many different living options available, we have everything from 1.5 bedrooms to these 2 story properties. Please note: Our waiting list continues to grow, get your name down quick.

The cafe is open to the general public so you are welcome to come in and have a sneaky look.  Why not chat with our residents about their lives in the village, over a wonderful espresso.

 

 

 

McKenzie Lifestyle Village - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

4 days ago - Geraldine

Love to show you around our community with a BIG heart.  Villas available to view - 

Call for an appointment 0800 844 55 24 or check out our updated website mlv.org.nz

We welcome subsidized carer providers into our BRAND NEW  One Bedroom Suites -  Single and Twin Share.

Office Hours: 9.00 - 3.00pm Mon - Friday  -   11.00 - 3.00pm Sat & Sun 

 

 

Royal Heights Rest Home - Rest Home Care (Waitemata West)

6 days ago - Auckland

Are you looking for Rest home care or day care? We can help. 

www.rest-home.co.nz

Room Vacancy Status

We currently have a room available, and we are taking expressions of interest for a possible impending vacancy in the near future. All rooms have an ensuite toilet and there is a mix of sizes and configurations such as those with glass sliding door to a garden courtyard or others with views toward the Waitakere ranges, Royal Heights Park or Auckland City and the bridge. Please call us to discuss or make a time to visit.

We welcome visits to view the great resources our facility has for residents and our day stay clients. Book a visit by calling 09 833 9333 or to have a chat about your needs.

Day Stay

Please have a chat to us about our day stay service These can be either regular or occasional. Join in the activities, entertainment and meet our friendly residents and staff. This is a booked service so we do need to discuss your day care needs before hand.

 


Royal Heights is proud to have achieved four years certification (twice running).

Kapiti Retirement Trust - Sevenoaks-Midlands Gardens - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

6 days ago - Paraparaumu

One bedroom apartments now available at Sevenoaks.

Dementia Canterbury - Home Help and Personal Care/Assistance

6 days ago - Christchurch

Join us to walk in memory, or support, of a loved one with dementia,
and help us raise funds to support
Dementia Canterbury’s work in the community 

 

Come and walk around the fantastic track at Ngā Puna Wai as many times as you would like between 10.30am—12noon 2 February 2020. Spot prizes will be given out during the morning.

Please register now at www.dementiacanterbury.org.nz/events

  • Enter individually or as a team (prize for the best dressed team) - special rates available, plus save $$ with pre-registration.
  •  If you aren’t able to enter on-line, please call Dementia Canterbury on 379 2590
  • Please be prepared for all weather, wet or fine the walk will go ahead!
  • Wheelchair, walking frames and stroller friendly (no scooters, bikes or dogs, sorry)
  • All walkers receive a free tee-shirt.

 

Please come and join us and walk in support or memory of a loved one.

Dementia Canterbury - Community Groups

6 days ago - Christchurch

Join us to walk in memory, or support, of a loved one with dementia,
and help us raise funds to support
Dementia Canterbury’s work in the community 

 

Come and walk around the fantastic track at Ngā Puna Wai as many times as you would like between 10.30am—12noon 2 February 2020. Spot prizes will be given out during the morning.

Please register now at www.dementiacanterbury.org.nz/events

  • Enter individually or as a team (prize for the best dressed team) - special rates available, plus save $$ with pre-registration.
  •  If you aren’t able to enter on-line, please call Dementia Canterbury on 379 2590
  • Please be prepared for all weather, wet or fine the walk will go ahead!
  • Wheelchair, walking frames and stroller friendly (no scooters, bikes or dogs, sorry)
  • All walkers receive a free tee-shirt.

 

Please come and join us and walk in support or memory of a loved one.

Norfolk Court Home & Hospital Ltd - Dementia Care (Secure)

7 days ago - Dargaville

Very happy to announce that our new Clinical Nurse Manager, Rebecca Elder, joined us at Norfolk Court on 30 December 2019.  Rebecca is a very experienced Nurse who has held various clinical and service leadership roles.  Her most recent role was in the emergency department at Whangarei Hospital.  Rebecca would love to meet you so please ask for her or knock on her door at Norfolk Court.

Have a look on our Facebook page "Norfolk Court Rest Home". 

Millvale Lodge Lindale - Hospital Care

10 days ago - Paraparaumu

 

January 2020:

The team at Millvale Lodge Lindale are thrilled to announce the opening of our new ten bedroom home for people requiring hospital level dementia care, ‘Tanika’. Tanika is cosy and relaxed, just like a family home, with an open plan kitchenette and dining area for residents and families to enjoy. The rooms are spacious with some offering an en-suite toilet. There is access to the beautiful gardens and an outside deck area for enjoying the fresh air and tranquil rural views. We still have a small number of rooms available so please feel free to come and meet our managers Rhea, Mary and the rest of the team, for a look around. We would love to meet you and are delighted to be able to offer this specialised service to our existing residents and the community.

 

 

November 2019:

A very warm welcome to our new Clinical Manager Mary Calonzo!

Mary has worked in a variety of clinical settings before starting her career in dementia. Prior to coming to New Zealand, she worked in the emergency department and also as a renal/haemodialysis nurse. She completed her bachelor’s degree in the Philippines with honours and is currently working towards a post graduate degree on Gerontology. Her passion to care and advocate for this vulnerable population has grown deeper as she completes her post graduate studies. Mary’s journey as a registered nurse specialising in the field of dementia started with Dementia Care NZ and she keeps herself updated by attending continuing professional education and trainings. She has worked previously at Admatha Dementia Care (a DCNZ facility in Christchurch) as a registered nurse for over a year and was the acting Clinical Manager there for a few months before stepping up as the Clinical Manager of Millvale Lodge Lindale. Mary has support from Arah Catergina, our Regional Clinical Manager.

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.

 

 

We love being surrounded by nature and wild life at Millvale Lodge Lindale – you never know who might turn up for a visit. Here we are having fun feeding a gaggle of friendly geese.

January 2018:

 

Living in our beautiful rural valley has many benefits and it is especially entertaining when stock decide to wander onto our lawns. These recent escapees brought lots of laughter, reminiscing and excitement.

 

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 member 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:

The Alzheimer’s memory walk is a yearly event organised by Alzheimer’s New Zealand. This year’s memory walk in Kapiti was held at Otaihanga Domain. A number of our residents, family and staff participated this year and had such a wonderful time together helping to raise awareness about dementia.

 

 

September 2017:

 

Last week we were all lucky enough to enjoy a performance from the ‘JNX Band’. They played all of the old rock and roll classics we love. We all had fun with a bit of toe tapping and singing along to boot.

 

 

 

JULY 2017:

WE LOVE THE FACT WE ARE SURROUNDED BY FARMLAND AND NATURE AT MILLVALE LODGE LINDALE. WE ESPECIALLY ENJOY THE UNEXPECTED VISITS WE GET FROM OUR NEIGHBOURS FROM TIME TO TIME. THESE CHEEKY WEE CUTIES RECENTLY ESCAPED FROM A NEIGHBOURING FARM AND MADE THEMSELVES AT HOME FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS UNTIL THE FARMER COLLECTED THEM. WE LOVED HAVING THEM AROUND AND THEIR VISIT TRIGGERED MUCH REMINISCING ABOUT GOOD OLD KIWI FARM LIFE.

 

 

Good examples of dementia care highlighted


Hon Nicky Wagner

Associate Minister of Health


24 May 2017
Good examples of dementia care highlighted

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming a move to promote examples of good practice in dementia design.

The best examples of secure dementia unit design have been published on the Ministry of Health website.

“I’d like to congratulate the first two featured facilities — Millvale Lodge on the Kapiti Coast and Westella Homestead in Feilding — for not only providing a quality environment for their patients but also showing other residential aged care providers what’s possible,” Ms Wagner says.

“The environment in which people with dementia live is incredibly important — it can be a positive therapeutic intervention on its own.”

Last year, the Ministry of Health released a dementia design resource to support the development or major reconfiguration of secure dementia care units. The resource aims to enhance dementia patients’ quality of life through a number of design principles around lighting, colour and contrast, memory aids, gardens and the size and density of facilities.

“As we all know, New Zealand’s population is ageing, and sadly, that means rising levels of dementia. I hope other facilities follow the lead of Millvale and Westella to ensure dementia patients receive the best possible care,” Ms Wagner says.

The design examples are available at: http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/life-stages/health-older-

 

3rd August 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warmest Greetings

 

 

 

EXPERIENCED NEW MANAGEMENT TEAM FOR MILLVALE LODGE LINDALE

 

 

 

It is with great pleasure that we are writing to introduce the new management team at Millvale Lodge Lindale.

 

 

 

We are delighted to announce that Roxanne Rosquita has been now appointed to the position of Clinical Manager.

 

 

 

Roxanne has been ably leading the Registered Nurse team as Clinical Manager of Millvale House Waikanae since 2013. Having originally qualified as a Registered Nurse in the Philippines, Roxanne spent two years working as a medical surgical nurse and teaching nursing and English literature at university level before emigrating to New Zealand. She worked for 3 years in aged care before joining Dementia Care NZ. 

 

 

 

Roxanne loves making a difference to people with dementia through the simple things, assisting people to gain everyday happiness. She cherishes the moments she shares with residents and loves to see them happy. She loves sharing their journey, and is excited to be able to support our vision and values in creating a home where creating magic moments and connecting with residents is highly valued.

 

 

 

Rhea Abordonado will be joining Roxanne in the key support position of Operation Manager. Rhea has been helping out on a temporary basis during the preceding transition period, and is already a familiar face to many. A registered nurse in her home country of Philippines, Rhea worked for 2 years as trauma nurse before emigrating to NZ. She first came to work with our organization in November 2007, and has worked her way from a caregiver at Avonlea Dementia Care in Christchurch, through a three year tenure as Operations Coordinator of Millvale House Levin, to her present position at Millvale Lodge. Rhea relates strongly to our organizational  philosophy, vision and values and best friends approach to care. She especially looks forward to building strong, supportive relationships with residents and family members, and to establishing a calm and homely environment where family/whanau and staff form a partnership in providing loving care of the highest standard to our residents.

 

 

 

We are delighted to have such an experienced team as Roxanne and Rhea to lead our Lindale team forward, and know you will offer them your full support as they take on the new challenges and opportunities ahead.

 

 

 

Lexi:

 

“We have been very fortunate at our new Lindale facility to have our beautiful sweet Lexi join us as our resident dog. Lexi is a 6 year old Lab and we feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity to give her a new home at a time when she needed it. She has been a much loved farm dog with her previous owner so needed somewhere with plenty of space to help her settle in.

 

Like anyone moving home, this has been a stressful and frightening time for Lexi but she has been given much love and support (and probably  a bit too much pampering) from our wonderful staff  member Chris. Lexi has been Chris’s constant companion since she arrived. Together they have been working around the grounds and the facility of Lindale getting it all ready to welcome our new guests on our opening day. Lexi has lots of energy but really is just a big old softie who will happily sit by you quietly, as long as you are prepared to provide plenty of head pats and belly scratches. I have no doubt that they will not be in short supply for Lexi in the coming years in her new home. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We have been very fortunate at our new Lindale facility to have our beautiful sweet Lexi join us as our resident dog. Lexi is a 6 year old Lab and we feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity to give her a new home at a time when she needed it. She has been a much loved farm dog with her previous owner so needed somewhere with plenty of space to help her settle in.

Like anyone moving home, this has been a stressful and frightening time for Lexi but she has been given much love and support (and probably  a bit too much pampering) from our wonderful staff  member Chris. Lexi has been Chris’s constant companion since she arrived. Together they have been working around the grounds and the facility of Lindale getting it all ready to welcome our new guests on our opening day. Lexi has lots of energy but really is just a big old softie who will happily sit by you quietly, as long as you are prepared to provide plenty of head pats and belly scratches. I have no doubt that they will not be in short supply for Lexi in the coming years in her new home. “

 

29th January 2014


Warmest greetings!


A firm opening date of 10th February, and an open invitation to visit us!
 We are delighted to announce that we will be opening our new Specialist Dementia Hospital and General Hospital homes at Millvale Lodge Lindale on Monday 10th February 2014.
We expect our new dementia rest home at Lindale Lodge to open in March.
We warmly invite you to look through the new facility at ant time convenient to you between 3rd and 10th February. There will be someone on site to show you around and answer any questions you may have.

As Millvale Lodge Lindale is still a work in progress, there will be the opportunity to view our plans for the landscaping  as well as get a preview of our vision for the completed project, now in its early stages of development.
If you have any queries regarding the new service, please ring Marjorie Nillo, Regional Clinical Manager for the North Island on (06) 367 2027 or  Donya Nee on 0272776882.
Warm regards
 
Marjorie Nillo
Regional Clinical Manager (North Island)

 

 

11th November 2013


Warmest greetings!

MILLVALE LODGE LINDALE

We are writing to update you on progress with the development of our exciting new ‘country lodge’ aged care facility on the Kapiti coast, Millvale Lodge Lindale.

We are aware that we’re slightly behind schedule with our opening date, and apologise for this. Building always seems to take longer than anticipated, and this applied even more so to a residential care facility for the aged, where many additional health and safety features need to be included.

We are now delighted to announce a firm opening date of 13th January 2013.

Initially we will be opening our small general hospital home, together with a dementia hospital wing. Each of these small homes will comprise 16 private bedrooms, together with our hallmark homely lounge, dining area and kitchenette.

We will be adding Dementia Rest Home care to our services when the landscaping is at an appropriate stage , to allow people at this more mobile level of care to safely enjoy the park-like surrounds. We anticipate that this will be in March.

At present the construction stage of the redevelopment process is approximately two-thirds completed, and the painting and decorating has begun in the completed areas.

Our staff are the heart and soul of the person-centred care we provide at our facilities, and we are currently in the process of building an outstanding staff team for  Millvale Lodge. We are  advertising for caregiving and registered nursing staff. However, at the core of our team will be existing staff members who understand our organization and philosophy of care, and connect powerfully with our vision and values. These key staff members have expressed an interest in moving across to Millvale Lodge to instil these vital values into the new members of our team. The new staff will also undergo on-the-job training at our established facilities before starting work at Millvale Lodge Lindale.

Prior to our opening we have an exciting event to look forward to: we will be holding an information stall about our services and engaging with people from the local community at the Kapiti Food fair on 30th November, for which we have made our car park available for public use.
We warmly invite expressions of interest and advance bookings for Millvale Lodge. These should be directed to Donya Nee, Donya@dementiacarenz.co.nz, or 0272776882.
Warm regards


Donya Nee
Vision Development Co-ordinator
Dementia Care NZ

Millvale Lodge Lindale - Rest Home Care

10 days ago - Paraparaumu

 

January 2020:

The team at Millvale Lodge Lindale are thrilled to announce the opening of our new ten bedroom home for people requiring hospital level dementia care, ‘Tanika’. Tanika is cosy and relaxed, just like a family home, with an open plan kitchenette and dining area for residents and families to enjoy. The rooms are spacious with some offering an en-suite toilet. There is access to the beautiful gardens and an outside deck area for enjoying the fresh air and tranquil rural views. We still have a small number of rooms available so please feel free to come and meet our managers Rhea, Mary and the rest of the team, for a look around. We would love to meet you and are delighted to be able to offer this specialised service to our existing residents and the community.

 

 

November 2019:

A very warm welcome to our new Clinical Manager Mary Calonzo!

Mary has worked in a variety of clinical settings before starting her career in dementia. Prior to coming to New Zealand, she worked in the emergency department and also as a renal/haemodialysis nurse. She completed her bachelor’s degree in the Philippines with honours and is currently working towards a post graduate degree on Gerontology. Her passion to care and advocate for this vulnerable population has grown deeper as she completes her post graduate studies. Mary’s journey as a registered nurse specialising in the field of dementia started with Dementia Care NZ and she keeps herself updated by attending continuing professional education and trainings. She has worked previously at Admatha Dementia Care (a DCNZ facility in Christchurch) as a registered nurse for over a year and was the acting Clinical Manager there for a few months before stepping up as the Clinical Manager of Millvale Lodge Lindale. Mary has support from Arah Catergina, our Regional Clinical Manager.

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 love being surrounded by nature and wild life at Millvale Lodge Lindale – you never know who might turn up for a visit. Here we are having fun feeding a gaggle of friendly geese.

January 2018:

 

Living in our beautiful rural valley has many benefits and it is especially entertaining when stock decide to wander onto our lawns. These recent escapees brought lots of laughter, reminiscing and excitement.

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 member 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:

 

The Alzheimer’s memory walk is a yearly event organised by Alzheimer’s New Zealand. This year’s memory walk in Kapiti was held at Otaihanga Domain. A number of our residents, family and staff participated this year and had such a wonderful time together helping to raise awareness about dementia.

 

September 2017:

 

Last week we were all lucky enough to enjoy a performance from the ‘JNX Band’. They played all of the old rock and roll classics we love. We all had fun with a bit of toe tapping and singing along to boot.

 

 

JULY 2017:

WE LOVE THE FACT WE ARE SURROUNDED BY FARMLAND AND NATURE AT MILLVALE LODGE LINDALE. WE ESPECIALLY ENJOY THE UNEXPECTED VISITS WE GET FROM OUR NEIGHBOURS FROM TIME TO TIME. THESE CHEEKY WEE CUTIES RECENTLY ESCAPED FROM A NEIGHBOURING FARM AND MADE THEMSELVES AT HOME FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS UNTIL THE FARMER COLLECTED THEM. WE LOVED HAVING THEM AROUND AND THEIR VISIT TRIGGERED MUCH REMINISCING ABOUT GOOD OLD KIWI FARM LIFE.

 

Good examples of dementia care highlighted


Hon Nicky Wagner

Associate Minister of Health


24 May 2017
Good examples of dementia care highlighted

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming a move to promote examples of good practice in dementia design.

The best examples of secure dementia unit design have been published on the Ministry of Health website.

“I’d like to congratulate the first two featured facilities — Millvale Lodge on the Kapiti Coast and Westella Homestead in Feilding — for not only providing a quality environment for their patients but also showing other residential aged care providers what’s possible,” Ms Wagner says.

“The environment in which people with dementia live is incredibly important — it can be a positive therapeutic intervention on its own.”

Last year, the Ministry of Health released a dementia design resource to support the development or major reconfiguration of secure dementia care units. The resource aims to enhance dementia patients’ quality of life through a number of design principles around lighting, colour and contrast, memory aids, gardens and the size and density of facilities.

“As we all know, New Zealand’s population is ageing, and sadly, that means rising levels of dementia. I hope other facilities follow the lead of Millvale and Westella to ensure dementia patients receive the best possible care,” Ms Wagner says.

The design examples are available at: http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/life-stages/health-older-

 

 

3rd August 2016

 

 

 

Warmest Greetings

 

EXPERIENCED NEW MANAGEMENT TEAM FOR MILLVALE LODGE LINDALE

 

It is with great pleasure that we are writing to introduce the new management team at Millvale Lodge Lindale.

 

We are delighted to announce that Roxanne Rosquita has been now appointed to the position of Clinical Manager.

 

Roxanne has been ably leading the Registered Nurse team as Clinical Manager of Millvale House Waikanae since 2013. Having originally qualified as a Registered Nurse in the Philippines, Roxanne spent two years working as a medical surgical nurse and teaching nursing and English literature at university level before emigrating to New Zealand. She worked for 3 years in aged care before joining Dementia Care NZ. 

 

Roxanne loves making a difference to people with dementia through the simple things, assisting people to gain everyday happiness. She cherishes the moments she shares with residents and loves to see them happy. She loves sharing their journey, and is excited to be able to support our vision and values in creating a home where creating magic moments and connecting with residents is highly valued.

 

Rhea Abordonado will be joining Roxanne in the key support position of Operation Manager. Rhea has been helping out on a temporary basis during the preceding transition period, and is already a familiar face to many. A registered nurse in her home country of Philippines, Rhea worked for 2 years as trauma nurse before emigrating to NZ. She first came to work with our organization in November 2007, and has worked her way from a caregiver at Avonlea Dementia Care in Christchurch, through a three year tenure as Operations Coordinator of Millvale House Levin, to her present position at Millvale Lodge. Rhea relates strongly to our organizational  philosophy, vision and values and best friends approach to care. She especially looks forward to building strong, supportive relationships with residents and family members, and to establishing a calm and homely environment where family/whanau and staff form a partnership in providing loving care of the highest standard to our residents.

 

We are delighted to have such an experienced team as Roxanne and Rhea to lead our Lindale team forward, and know you will offer them your full support as they take on the new challenges and opportunities ahead.

 

 

Lexi:

“We have been very fortunate at our new Lindale facility to have our beautiful sweet Lexi join us as our resident dog. Lexi is a 6 year old Lab and we feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity to give her a new home at a time when she needed it. She has been a much loved farm dog with her previous owner so needed somewhere with plenty of space to help her settle in.

Like anyone moving home, this has been a stressful and frightening time for Lexi but she has been given much love and support (and probably  a bit too much pampering) from our wonderful staff  member Chris. Lexi has been Chris’s constant companion since she arrived. Together they have been working around the grounds and the facility of Lindale getting it all ready to welcome our new guests on our opening day. Lexi has lots of energy but really is just a big old softie who will happily sit by you quietly, as long as you are prepared to provide plenty of head pats and belly scratches. I have no doubt that they will not be in short supply for Lexi in the coming years in her new home. “

 

 

 

19/02/2014

We are very happy to announce that we are now able to offer general rest home care in our hospital wing.

 

There are 6 swing beds for rest home residents and 6 swing beds for general hospital residents.

 

Please feel free to call us with any questions you may have.

Millvale Lodge Lindale - Dementia Care (Secure)

10 days ago - Paraparaumu

January 2020:

The team at Millvale Lodge Lindale are thrilled to announce the opening of our new ten bedroom home for people requiring hospital level dementia care, ‘Tanika’. Tanika is cosy and relaxed, just like a family home, with an open plan kitchenette and dining area for residents and families to enjoy. The rooms are spacious with some offering an en-suite toilet. There is access to the beautiful gardens and an outside deck area for enjoying the fresh air and tranquil rural views. We still have a small number of rooms available so please feel free to come and meet our managers Rhea, Mary and the rest of the team, for a look around. We would love to meet you and are delighted to be able to offer this specialised service to our existing residents and the community.

 

 

November 2019:

A very warm welcome to our new Clinical Manager Mary Calonzo!

Mary has worked in a variety of clinical settings before starting her career in dementia. Prior to coming to New Zealand, she worked in the emergency department and also as a renal/haemodialysis nurse. She completed her bachelor’s degree in the Philippines with honours and is currently working towards a post graduate degree on Gerontology. Her passion to care and advocate for this vulnerable population has grown deeper as she completes her post graduate studies. Mary’s journey as a registered nurse specialising in the field of dementia started with Dementia Care NZ and she keeps herself updated by attending continuing professional education and trainings. She has worked previously at Admatha Dementia Care (a DCNZ facility in Christchurch) as a registered nurse for over a year and was the acting Clinical Manager there for a few months before stepping up as the Clinical Manager of Millvale Lodge Lindale. Mary has support from Arah Catergina, our Regional Clinical Manager.

 

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.

 

 

 

We love being surrounded by nature and wild life at Millvale Lodge Lindale – you never know who might turn up for a visit. Here we are having fun feeding a gaggle of friendly geese.

 

January 2018:

 

Living in our beautiful rural valley has many benefits and it is especially entertaining when stock decide to wander onto our lawns. These recent escapees brought lots of laughter, reminiscing and excitement.

 

 

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 member 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:

 

The Alzheimer’s memory walk is a yearly event organised by Alzheimer’s New Zealand. This year’s memory walk in Kapiti was held at Otaihanga Domain. A number of our residents, family and staff participated this year and had such a wonderful time together helping to raise awareness about dementia.

 

 

 

September 2017:

 

Last week we were all lucky enough to enjoy a performance from the ‘JNX Band’. They played all of the old rock and roll classics we love. We all had fun with a bit of toe tapping and singing along to boot.

 

 

July 2017:

We love the fact we are surrounded by farmland and nature at Millvale Lodge Lindale. We especially enjoy the unexpected visits we get from our neighbours from time to time. These cheeky wee cuties recently escaped from a neighbouring farm and made themselves at home for a couple of days until the farmer collected them. We loved having them around and their visit triggered much reminiscing about good old Kiwi farm life.

 

 

Good examples of dementia care highlighted

 


Hon Nicky Wagner

Associate Minister of Health


24 May 2017
Good examples of dementia care highlighted

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming a move to promote examples of good practice in dementia design.

The best examples of secure dementia unit design have been published on the Ministry of Health website.

“I’d like to congratulate the first two featured facilities — Millvale Lodge on the Kapiti Coast and Westella Homestead in Feilding — for not only providing a quality environment for their patients but also showing other residential aged care providers what’s possible,” Ms Wagner says.

“The environment in which people with dementia live is incredibly important — it can be a positive therapeutic intervention on its own.”

Last year, the Ministry of Health released a dementia design resource to support the development or major reconfiguration of secure dementia care units. The resource aims to enhance dementia patients’ quality of life through a number of design principles around lighting, colour and contrast, memory aids, gardens and the size and density of facilities.

“As we all know, New Zealand’s population is ageing, and sadly, that means rising levels of dementia. I hope other facilities follow the lead of Millvale and Westella to ensure dementia patients receive the best possible care,” Ms Wagner says.

The design examples are available at: http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/life-stages/health-older-

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd August 2016

 

 

 

Warmest Greetings

 

EXPERIENCED NEW MANAGEMENT TEAM FOR MILLVALE LODGE LINDALE

 

It is with great pleasure that we are writing to introduce the new management team at Millvale Lodge Lindale.

 

We are delighted to announce that Roxanne Rosquita has been now appointed to the position of Clinical Manager.

 

Roxanne has been ably leading the Registered Nurse team as Clinical Manager of Millvale House Waikanae since 2013. Having originally qualified as a Registered Nurse in the Philippines, Roxanne spent two years working as a medical surgical nurse and teaching nursing and English literature at university level before emigrating to New Zealand. She worked for 3 years in aged care before joining Dementia Care NZ. 

 

Roxanne loves making a difference to people with dementia through the simple things, assisting people to gain everyday happiness. She cherishes the moments she shares with residents and loves to see them happy. She loves sharing their journey, and is excited to be able to support our vision and values in creating a home where creating magic moments and connecting with residents is highly valued.

 

Rhea Abordonado will be joining Roxanne in the key support position of Operation Manager. Rhea has been helping out on a temporary basis during the preceding transition period, and is already a familiar face to many. A registered nurse in her home country of Philippines, Rhea worked for 2 years as trauma nurse before emigrating to NZ. She first came to work with our organization in November 2007, and has worked her way from a caregiver at Avonlea Dementia Care in Christchurch, through a three year tenure as Operations Coordinator of Millvale House Levin, to her present position at Millvale Lodge. Rhea relates strongly to our organizational  philosophy, vision and values and best friends approach to care. She especially looks forward to building strong, supportive relationships with residents and family members, and to establishing a calm and homely environment where family/whanau and staff form a partnership in providing loving care of the highest standard to our residents.

 

We are delighted to have such an experienced team as Roxanne and Rhea to lead our Lindale team forward, and know you will offer them your full support as they take on the new challenges and opportunities ahead.

 

 

“We have been very fortunate at our new Lindale facility to have our beautiful sweet Lexi join us as our resident dog. Lexi is a 6 year old Lab and we feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity to give her a new home at a time when she needed it. She has been a much loved farm dog with her previous owner so needed somewhere with plenty of space to help her settle in.

Like anyone moving home, this has been a stressful and frightening time for Lexi but she has been given much love and support (and probably  a bit too much pampering) from our wonderful staff  member Chris. Lexi has been Chris’s constant companion since she arrived. Together they have been working around the grounds and the facility of Lindale getting it all ready to welcome our new guests on our opening day. Lexi has lots of energy but really is just a big old softie who will happily sit by you quietly, as long as you are prepared to provide plenty of head pats and belly scratches. I have no doubt that they will not be in short supply for Lexi in the coming years in her new home. “


             
29th January 2014


Warmest greetings!


A firm opening date of 10th February, and an open invitation to visit us!
 We are delighted to announce that we will be opening our new Specialist Dementia Hospital and General Hospital homes at Millvale Lodge Lindale on Monday 10th February 2014.
We expect our new dementia rest home at Lindale Lodge to open in March.
We warmly invite you to look through the new facility at ant time convenient to you between 3rd and 10th February. There will be someone on site to show you around and answer any questions you may have.

As Millvale Lodge Lindale is still a work in progress, there will be the opportunity to view our plans for the landscaping  as well as get a preview of our vision for the completed project, now in its early stages of development.
If you have any queries regarding the new service, please ring Marjorie Nillo, Regional Clinical Manager for the North Island on (06) 367 2027 or  Donya Nee on 0272776882.
Warm regards
 
Marjorie Nillo
Regional Clinical Manager (North Island)

 

11th November 2013


Warmest greetings!

MILLVALE LODGE LINDALE

We are writing to update you on progress with the development of our exciting new ‘country lodge’ aged care facility on the Kapiti coast, Millvale Lodge Lindale.

We are aware that we’re slightly behind schedule with our opening date, and apologise for this. Building always seems to take longer than anticipated, and this applied even more so to a residential care facility for the aged, where many additional health and safety features need to be included.

We are now delighted to announce a firm opening date of 13th January 2013.

Initially we will be opening our small general hospital home, together with a dementia hospital wing. Each of these small homes will comprise 16 private bedrooms, together with our hallmark homely lounge, dining area and kitchenette.

We will be adding Dementia Rest Home care to our services when the landscaping is at an appropriate stage , to allow people at this more mobile level of care to safely enjoy the park-like surrounds. We anticipate that this will be in March.

At present the construction stage of the redevelopment process is approximately two-thirds completed, and the painting and decorating has begun in the completed areas.

Our staff are the heart and soul of the person-centred care we provide at our facilities, and we are currently in the process of building an outstanding staff team for  Millvale Lodge. We are  advertising for caregiving and registered nursing staff. However, at the core of our team will be existing staff members who understand our organization and philosophy of care, and connect powerfully with our vision and values. These key staff members have expressed an interest in moving across to Millvale Lodge to instil these vital values into the new members of our team. The new staff will also undergo on-the-job training at our established facilities before starting work at Millvale Lodge Lindale.

Prior to our opening we have an exciting event to look forward to: we will be holding an information stall about our services and engaging with people from the local community at the Kapiti Food fair on 30th November, for which we have made our car park available for public use.
We warmly invite expressions of interest and advance bookings for Millvale Lodge. These should be directed to Donya Nee, Donya@dementiacarenz.co.nz, or 0272776882.
Warm regards


Donya Nee
Vision Development Co-ordinator
Dementia Care NZ

Strathallan - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

10 days ago - Timaru

A whole new decade is upon us, maybe it is your turn to enjoy the carefree, wonderful life at Strathallan Retirement Village.

I would be very happy to show you around, call me, Tania to make an appointment on 027 525 6725 or pop into 420 Wai-iti Road, Timaru.

 

Harmans Lawyers - Professional Services

11 days ago - Christchurch

Living Life – PPPR Applications

Being able to make decisions about our lives for ourselves is an important part of maintaining independence as we age. Our ability to understand and make informed decisions is called mental capacity. Sometimes, through illness or accident, we can lose mental capacity. If that happens, you might want a family member or trusted loved one to step in and make sure that you and your belongings are being looked after the way you want. One way to do this is through enduring powers of attorney. These are legal documents that grant the person of your choosing the ability to help you make decisions if you can no longer make them independently.

What happens if you lose mental capacity and you don’t have enduring powers of attorney in place? The Family Court has the ability to appoint someone to act on your behalf under the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988 (“PPPR”). The Court can appoint someone to look after your assets, such as your bank accounts and your home, as well as someone to look after your personal welfare, for example consenting to medical treatment on your behalf or deciding where you will live. Often, one person will be appointed in both roles, but it is possible to have a different person appointed to each.

Only certain people can apply to Court to be appointed under the Act, and this includes family members, doctors, social workers, and some welfare groups. Other people may be able to apply, but they need special permission from the Court first. If you want someone else to act on your behalf, such as a trusted friend, an enduring power of attorney is the best way to make that happen.

Once an application has been made, the Court will appoint a lawyer to represent you. It’s their job to discuss the application with you and to advise the Court of any thoughts you have about the application.

If the Court thinks it’s necessary and in your best interests, it will likely grant the application. It’s important to know that when the Court appoints someone under the Act that appointment only lasts for three years. This is different from an enduring power of attorney, which, once it comes into force, will last until either you regain mental capacity and choose to revoke it, or upon your death. Once the three years is over, a new Court application has to be made, which can be expensive and stressful for the people involved.

Putting enduring powers of attorney in place early is the most effective way to ensure that you are being cared for the way that you want and by the people you want. At Harmans we have a specialist seniors law team with the experience to help you arrange your affairs. Please call Phillipa Shaw on 03 352 2293 to arrange an appointment to discuss your situation.

 

Mayfair - Care Apartments

13 days ago - Christchurch

Enjoy a virtual tour of Mayfair Retirement by clicking on the any of the links below:

Main Entrance and Reception

Outdoor Area

Events Room

Serviced Room

Breakfast Room

Lounge

 

Mayfair - Hospital Care

13 days ago - Christchurch

Enjoy a virtual tour of our Mayfair Community by clicking on the any of the links below:

Serviced Room

Events Room

Main Entrance and Reception

Lounge

Breakfast Room

Outdoor Area

Kitchen and Dining Room

Villa

 

 

Mayfair - Rest Home Care (Main Rest Home)

13 days ago - Christchurch

Enjoy a virtual tour of Mayfair Village by clicking on the any of the links below:

Serviced Room

Main Entrance and Reception

Breakfast Room

Lounge

Outdoor Area

Events Room

 Villa

Serviced Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sort Out Service - Downsizing and Relocation

17 days ago - Wellington Area

DO YOU NEED HELP TO DOWNSIZE BEFORE MOVING OR HOUSE SALE?
We're here to help people who don't have the time, strength or support to downsize ready to move into retirement accommodation. 
 
CALL SORT OUT SERVICE FOR SOME HELPING HANDS 021 227 3345   www.sortoutservice.co.nz

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

St Johns Hill Healthcare - Hospital Care

17 days 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

17 days 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.

Jane Mander Retirement Village - Hospital Care

18 days ago - Whangarei

A recent visit by a Dixieland Jazz Band had everyone's toes tapping to the lively music and old songs which everyone knew!

Jane Mander Retirement Village - Dementia Care (Secure) (Dementia Care Unit)

18 days ago - Whangarei

In the midst of Winter we imagined travelling to a tropical island - complete with costumes to convince ourselves of the warm tropical sun!

Rowena Jackson - Care Apartments

18 days ago - Invercargill

Café Positano 

Open 7 days

930am - 4pm

The Café is open to residents, and the general public,  so come in and have a cuppa in our beautiful new café.

 

Princess Alexandra Retirement Village - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

19 days ago - Napier

 

 

Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village - Rest Home Care (Kiri)

19 days ago - Gisborne

The Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village residents are all looking forward to our first birthday celebrations on 11 November 2012.

Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village - Hospital Care

19 days ago - Gisborne

The Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village residents are all looking forward to our first birthday celebrations on 11 November 2012.

Hilda Ross Retirement Village - Rest Home Care

19 days ago - Hamilton

Read our latest newsletter here - our summer newsletter is due out in November - check back then for an update!

Hilda Ross Retirement Village - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

19 days ago - Hamilton

 

 

Bob Owens Retirement Village - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

19 days ago - Tauranga

Serviced apartment available now

Pakeke Centre - Community Groups

20 days ago - Waipukurau

Pakeke Centre staff are excited to advise and promote, that due to demand for this stimulating service, we are now open on a Tuesday 10am till 2pm. This group of people have early stage Dementia, therefore the programme is designed to stimulate the brain.

3 staff at Pakeke have their Level 4 Dementia Certificates, their knowledge and skills are essential for a well balanced programme.

Pakeke Centre celebrated 20 years of service in June 2019.

Wesley - Hospital Care (Wesley)

28 days ago - Auckland

New Business and Care Manager appointed October 2019

Wesley - Rest Home Care

29 days ago - Auckland

New Business and Care Manager appointed October 2019.