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Heretaunga Women's Centre - Community Groups

2 days ago - Hastings

This term we are focusing on Emotional Wellbeing, we invite you to come along to our Mindful Monday Sessions.  These 45 minute lunch time sessions have a focus on different emotions - each week we will provide a quest speaker, you are welcome to join us, for additional information contact the Centre.

 What is Mindful Monday for those who do not know?

Mindful Monday is based on the Te Whare Tapa Wha model – the 4 pillars:

 

Term 1                  Tribal Tuesdays                 Families

Term 2                  Mindful Mondays               Emotional Wellbeing

Term 3                  Wednesday Wellness          Physical

Term 4                  Thoughtful Thursdays       Spiritual


Come and join us :) 

Simply Hearing - Hearing

2 days ago - Whanganui

 

Simply Hearing is located at 35 Dublin Street Wanganui from May 8th 2017

We are excited to be joining the team in the Hearing Association building.  Come and visit us.

Rosewood Rest Home & Hospitals - Specialist Hospital/Dementia Care (Two Specialised Dementia Care Units)

2 days ago - Christchurch

We have a room available at present - please give us a call and come have a look round

you can easily request a brochure from our Eldernet page.

George our Cat is waiting at Reception to greet you!

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

Settlers Albany - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

3 days ago - Auckland

 

OPEN WEEKEND – COME FOR A TOUR!

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April

10am to 4pm

 For more information view our website

www.settlersalbany.co.nz 

or phone 0800 102 652 to speak with our Sales Manager, Rosalie Pearson.

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

3 days ago - Hastings 4122

The Village Centre has now been open for almost 5 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 $50.00 per night ($75 from 1st May 2017) .  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 new 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: we are now full so get your name on the wait list very soon. 

The cafe is open to the general public so you are welcome to come in and have a sneaky look.  Feel free to chat with our residents about their lives in the village over a wonderful espresso.

 



Age Concern Central Hawke's Bay - Community Groups

5 days ago - Waipukurau 4200

 

 

April  2017 with Age Concern

TEA/COFFEE

Tea/coffee morning will be held at the Masonic Lodge from 10am onwards on April 28th. Transport Available $4.00.  Don’t forget the sales table. Door $3.00, Raffle $2.00.  All welcome. 

CARDS 500

A group meets every Tuesday at the office from 1.00pm till 3.30.  $2.00 fee.  Come and join in. 

 RUMMIKUB

A group meets every Friday afternoon from 1pm to 3.30pm.  All welcome.    Cost: $2.00.  .

SIT AND BE FIT SESSION

Every Tuesday at Masonic Lodge Hall.  9.30am start followed with a cup of tea.  Instructor: Frances Heke, Physiotherapist.  Cost $4.00.  All welcome.  Transport available.  

PODIATRIST

Friday April 28th .  Cost $35.00.  Please book at the office. 

OPERATUNITY

Wednesday 5th April .  “Glen Miller and the Andrews Sisters” .  

Cost: $46.00 (tickets have gone up $2.00)

FEILDING TRIP

Friday 28th April.  Visit the Farmers Market and shopping area.  Cost:  $25.00, lunch your expense.

COMBINED ONGA ONGA TRIP.

Wednesday 26th April.  Visit the Onga Museum followed by lunch at the Saywers Arms.  $15.00 lunch, 3 choices.  Cost: $30.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

9 days ago - Auckland

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

We will shortly have a vacancy for one Rest Home room becoming available.

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.

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

The Russley Village - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

10 days ago - Christchurch

    

The Homestead

The Grand Opening of The Russley Village Homestead on Friday 9th December 2016 was like the facility itself - elegant and engaging.

At the heart of the Homestead resides ABODE Café & Brasserie, a culinary delight that combines fresh, fulsome and creative fare with customer service that is second-to-none. Inspired by traditional recipes with a contemporary twist, the menu is flexible, and caters for different tastes and preferences.  There are quintessential Kiwi dishes including hearty Shepherd's Pie and a flavoursome range of soups, with some international culinary options on offer too.

The outstanding and conscientious team is led by Executive Chef Ganesh Kesavan and Maitre'D Rocio Del Valle Garcia.  With a Degree in International Protocol, Rocio has worked in the hospitality industry for a decade and is relishing the opportunity to be in such a dynamic role.

Chef Ganesh enjoys a sole charge position where he overseas preparation, cooking and administration - a multifaceted role that he thrives in.  I love the variety of work at ABODE

“The management team and the residents take great pride in maintaining the beauty and the relaxed ambiance of The Russley Village. This is a unique village, which has set a new standard for retirement living in New Zealand.  We have captured its individuality throughout our residential and leisure facilities and have created carefully thought-out park-like grounds to complete the quality look and feel of village life here.”


Viewing will impress!

 

Contact details:  Nola Lamb

Ph 03 9828280 or 0274 777091

73 Roydvale Ave

Burnside

CHRISTCHURCH

Nova Health - Home Help and Personal Care/Assistance

10 days ago

Nova Health have recently done a significant update to our website with access to newsletters, testimonials and lots of great information.

If you are looking for a personalised private in home nursing or caregiving services. Please give us a call or email and we can look into how we can help.

The Nova Team

0800 896 772
www.novahealth.co.nz
info@novahealth.co.nz 

Monte Vista Residential Care - Rest Home Care

10 days ago - Taupo




 

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

10 days ago - Taupo




 

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. 

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

11 days ago - Masterton 5810

We currently have one pending vacancy within our small village.

Enquires are most welcome.

 

Stoke Retirement Village - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

11 days ago - Nelson

We will soon be building 10 new 2 bedroomed villas at the Omaio Village site of Stoke Retirement Village.

Driving Miss Daisy - Bay of Plenty - Home Help and Personal Care/Assistance

11 days ago - Tauranga and surrounds

Reduced rates offered between 10am and 2pm

Driving Miss Daisy - Bay of Plenty - Transport

11 days ago - Tauranga and surrounds

Reduced rates offered for travel between 10am and 2pm

Hokianga Masonic Village (Northland District Masonic Trust) - Retirement Villages (Rental)

12 days ago - Dargaville

The Northland District Masonic Trust is celebrating 50 years of offering housing to Northland's elderly!

Maunu Village (Northland District Masonic Trust) - Retirement Villages (Rental)

12 days ago - Whangarei

The Northland District Masonic Trust is celebrating 50 years of offering housing to Northland's elderly!

Wellsford Village (Northland District Masonic Trust) - Retirement Villages (Rental)

12 days ago - Wellsford

The Northland District Masonic Trust is celebrating 50 years of offering housing to Northlands elderly!

Kauri Court (Northland District Masonic Trust) - Retirement Villages (Rental)

12 days ago - Dargaville

The Northland District Masonic Trust is celebrating 50 years in the Northland community this year!

Lupton Village (Northland District Masonic Trust) - Retirement Villages (Rental)

12 days ago - Whangarei

The Northland District Masonic Trust is celebrating 50 years of offering housing to Northland's elderly!

Ultimate Care Greytown - Hospital Care

12 days ago - Greytown

We welcome our new assistant cook, Awhina McKinley. Awhina treats our residents to lovely fragrant and tasty meals and her baking is superb!

Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand (FDANZ) - Funeral Services

13 days ago - www.fdanz.org.nz

‘Take the Time to Talk’ campaign launched

Kiwis need to Take the Time to Talk, according to the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand (FDANZ), which this week launched their annual campaign to encourage people to spend time talking about final farewells.

Do your children, grandchildren and friends know the defining moments of your life? Do they know the day you laughed so hard you cried? Do they know your proudest achievement or your favourite teacher? Do they know who taught you to ride a bike, swim or drive a car?

The sharing of your life story isn’t something that has be done in your absence, don’t leave it up to someone else to tell your story – do it now, when you can enjoy being a part of the conversation. 

Please visit www.fdanz.org.nz for information on how to share your life story and final wishes with those you love.

Wesleyhaven - Strand Home - Rest Home Care

13 days ago - Lower Hutt 5011

Please enjoy looking through our latest Village Happenings Newsletter, there's always something fun happening at Wesleyhaven: http://wesleyhaven.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/WH-Newsletter-April-2017.pdf


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

13 days ago - Auckland

Come to our next Open Day at the Henderson Methodist Church Hall on 13 May from 10am to 1pm.

Virginia Lodge - Rest Home Care

13 days ago - Wanganui 4500

Virginia Lodge Rest Home was sold on the 31st March 2017, the new owners are Phillip Tebbutt and Christine Findley. Both Phillip and Christine wish to continue offering the high standard of service for Aged Care with the support of the Nurse Manager Marilyn Williamson. The previous owner Ross Townsend owned Virginia Lodge for  22 years and is now looking forward to retirement. Please feel free to come in and meet the new owners any time, we look forward to meeting you. Phillip, Christine and Marilyn

Ultimate Care Maupuia - Home Help and Personal Care/Assistance (Day Care)

13 days ago - Wellington 6022

March 2017

Stuart Clarke is a multi-talented New Zealand based singer songwriter who has been part of the NZ scene for more than a decade. 

His professionalism coupled with his consistent live performances make him one of the most sought after musicians in the country. 

Being blessed with a wonderfully rich bass-baritone voice, often said to be comparable to the late great Johnny Cash, he is an undeniable talent in the music scene. Stuart regularly performs at live music venues and for Weddings and Corporate functions in his home town of Wellington and also in other cities such as Auckland and Queenstown.

We had a very special concert at Maupuia with a very proud father in the audience.  His singing bought the residence alive with his amazing baritone voice.

If you wish to know more about Ultimate Care Maupuia, Rest Home, Hospital with amazing views of the airport and Cook Straight please ring 04 3888168


Daycare attendees and residents visited the Mount Victoria Look today. Rising 196m above the city, this has been on our must-do list for a while but this trip is defiantly weather dependent. From the lookout we were rewarded with stunning panoramic views of Wellington city and harbor, and beyond.

From the top, we enjoyed the views of Tinakori Hill, the Hutt Valley and Eastern Harbour Bays, Matiu/Somes Island and the Miramar Peninsula. Beyond are Baring and Pencarrow Heads and further to the right, Wellington’s Southern suburbs and Mt Mathews, Wellington’s highest point to the East.

With little wind we, settled in on the hillside and relax while watching ferries and cruise ships sail into the harbour and planes fly in and out of the airport.

Great morning was had by all.

Daycare runs on Monday and Friday for more information ring Lindsey on 04 3887186

Greenwich Gardens - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

16 days ago - Auckland

Supported Living Apartments opening June 2017 - Call Adelina on 09 444 4011 for more information.

Greenwich Gardens - Rest Home Care

16 days ago - Auckland

Brand new Care Home opening July 2017 offering rest home and hospital level care

Adriel House & Rest Home - Dementia Care (Secure environment)

16 days ago - Amberley

Adriel House has been opened for 3 yrs and has proved popular with residents in the early stages of Dementia. Staff employed follow the 'Spark of Life" philosophy, that encourages residents to take their time and remain as independent as possible. They work in partnership to complete daily activities that have meaning to the resident, and this in turn leads to a homely atmosphere.

The garden and farm area is slowly developing with every ones help. We have planted fruit trees,bedding plants and  built 2 raised gardens that have been filled with compost and vegetables.Our farmyard is now complete with fence and gates. Joining the team laying hens in the hen houses with the odd egg or more to collect for baking or bacon and eggs for breakfast.

Adriel Rest Home is near completion of a make over with new carpet,drapes and lino in some rooms.

Finishing touches to go.

Ultimate Care Maupuia - Rest Home Care

17 days ago - Wellington 6022

23 March 2017

Stuart Clarke is a multi-talented New Zealand based singer songwriter who has been part of the NZ scene for more than a decade. 

His professionalism coupled with his consistent live performances make him one of the most sought after musicians in the country. 

Being blessed with a wonderfully rich bass-baritone voice, often said to be comparable to the late great Johnny Cash, he is an undeniable talent in the music scene. Stuart regularly performs at live music venues and for Weddings and Corporate functions in his home town of Wellington and also in other cities such as Auckland and Queenstown.

We had a very special concert at Maupuia with a very proud father in the audience.  His singing bought the residence alive with his amazing baritone voice.

If you wish to know more about Ultimate Care Maupuia, Rest Home, Hospital with amazing views of the airport and Cook Straight please ring 04 3888168

 

8 March 2017

We have one room available in our in our boutique Rest Home, this room has amazing views of the airport and Cook Straight.  You can lay in bed and watch the cruise ships sail in to Wellington.  This area only has seven residents, it also have a dining room with French doors which are open on sunny days.  We have a small lounge again with views of the airport and ranges.  If you are looking for a cozy but depend living space come and view our property.    Ring Ultimate Care Maupuia on 04 3887186

Friday 19 December 2016

Our Day Care pick up started at 8.30am this morning.  We had our normal team and they were all still chatting and catching up about our Christmas Party last week.  As soon as morning tea was over it was out into the van and off to see the latest Cruise Ship ‘Radiance of the Seas’ It holds 2100 passengers and is operated by 857 international crew members. It is registered in the Bahamas, built in 2001 and refurbished in 2011. She has 12 decks, 237 cabins inside and 813 cabins outside is 962 feet long and is 106 feet wide and travels at an average speed of 24 knots.  It dwarfed the Ultimate Care Van today.  It was back for a late lunch and it will be cross word puzzles for all this afternoon, prizes went to Johnny, Frank, and Rachel last week. 

This is the last Monday daycare session until the New Year

Our popular Friday Daycare service is now full.  We still have places available on Mondays.  We are looking at setting up a Wednesday’s program in the New Year.

Ultimate Care Maupuia - Hospital Care

17 days ago - Wellington 6022

Stuart Clarke is a multi-talented New Zealand based singer songwriter who has been part of the NZ scene for more than a decade. 

His professionalism coupled with his consistent live performances make him one of the most sought after musicians in the country. 

Being blessed with a wonderfully rich bass-baritone voice, often said to be comparable to the late great Johnny Cash, he is an undeniable talent in the music scene. Stuart regularly performs at live music venues and for Weddings and Corporate functions in his home town of Wellington and also in other cities such as Auckland and Queenstown.

We had a very special concert at Maupuia with a very proud father in the audience.  His singing bought the residence alive with his amazing baritone voice.

If you wish to know more about Ultimate Care Maupuia, Rest Home, Hospital with amazing views of the airport and Cook Straight please ring 04 3888168

 

Abbeyfield Dunedin - Retirement Villages (Rental)

19 days ago - Dunedin

Rents plummet at Abbeyfield Dunedin

From 1 April 2017 Abbeyfield Dunedin became a rental-only house - no capital contribution is required. This change has also allowed us to reduce our rents so they are now $100 a week LESS than they were a year ago. It makes this form of retirement living affordable for many more people.  

We don't have any vacancies at the moment but still welcome enquiries.  If you are interested we suggest you find out more and apply for our waiting list. We welcome enquiries at any time - email abbeyfield.dunedin@gmail.com or phone us on 03 4640082, or click the button on our listing under "Retirement Villages (Rental)".

Abbeyfield Dunedin - family-style living for nine independent seniors.

Ultimate Care Lansdowne Court - Rest Home Care

20 days ago - Masterton 5810

APRIL 2017

You are most welcome to come  and view our facility.

Ultimate Care Lansdowne Court - Hospital Care

20 days ago - Masterton 5810

APRIL 2017

You are most welcome to come and view our facility. 

Wimbledon Villa Specialist Dementia Care - Dementia Care (Secure environment)

21 days ago - Feilding 4702

***Wimbledon VIlla - SPECIALIST DEMENTIA CARE***

come & join us for a fantastic fun-filled day out!!

*******Awesome WEDNESDAY OUTING CLUB*******

*** free transport provided***Pick up & Drop off***

This is an outing day for anyone from the PALMERSTON NORTH, FEILDING and ASHHURST areas who has been assessed as requiring Stage 3 (Dementia Care) Support.  We offer FREE transportation and a day of fun, laughter and companionship including an outing.

It allows families and carers to give their loved ones a days outing with Wimbledon Villa's specialist dementia care team along with some of our residents.

We offer FREE transport to and from Wimbledon Villa within the FEILDING, ASHHURST & PALMERSTON NORTH area.

Carers - enjoy a break and some time to yourself whilst knowing your relative is safe with us and enjoying an outing with others.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided free of charge.  We would love you to join us!!


When?

  • 10.00am - 3.00pm each Wednesday, rain or shine
  • FREE PICKUP & DROP OFF for anyone wanting to attend who is from the Feilding, Ashhurst or Palmerston North areas.

WHERE?

Various locations will be visited such as parks, museums and cafes. Promotion of walking and other physical activities will be encouraged.

WHO RUNS THIS DAY?

Our homes lead Diversional Therapist will run this programme, along with other staff members who will provide care during the day. 

COST?

FREE for the first two outings.  Thereafter any available day care allowance will be applied for.

For all enquiries please phone our Clinical Nurse Manager, Felicity or Registered Nurse on (06) 323 4632.

 

 

The Orchards - Metlifecare Retirement Village - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

23 days ago - Auckland

Pop in to meet our new Sales Executive Jan Fisher Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10am - 3pm

 

Greenwich Gardens - Hospital Care

23 days ago - Auckland

OPENING JULY 2017 - Greenwich Gardens Care Home offering rest home and hospital level care

Zabonne - Equipment and Products

24 days ago - Auckland

A New Cup for Dysphagia Patients and for those with issue swallowing safely.

The advantages of The PROVALE® Drinking Cup are:

 

  • Delivers a fixed delivery amount of 5cc (one teaspoon) or 10cc (two teaspoons) with every normal drinking motion.
  • Patented mechanism prevents over-delivery of fluid.
  • Good nose clearance to minimize head tilt.
  • Can be used with water and nutritional supplements.
  • Optional one or two easy-grip-handle or no-handle design.
  • Travel-mug appearance is functional, yet inconspicuous. The PROVALE® Cup is designed with patient integrity in mind.
  • Designed to utilize normal drinking motion.
  • Easy and logical to assemble.
  • Easy to clean and institutional dishwasher-safe: no valves or tubes to clean.
  • Broad base, to minimize tipping and spilling. 

 

Customer feedback: patients have more dignity when drinking with the Provale Cup.

 

Call 09 5292957 or visit our website zabonne.co.nz for more information”

 

Eldernet Showcase - Dental

24 days ago - Christchurch, Rangiora

Have you been putting off getting that tooth looked at or those dentures repaired?

Well we can help! Did you know that we list a variety of Dental and Denture providers all over New Zealand? Check out our Dental listings here on Eldernet.

Admatha Lodge - Dementia Care NZ - Specialist Hospital/Dementia Care (Monami and Amour - two small care units)

25 days ago - Christchurch


It's wonderful to see the joy Merlin, our 10 month old therapy puppy, brings residents at Admatha and Avonlea Dementia Care in Christchurch. This photo was taken in March 2017.



New Website for Dementia Care NZ:


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




Recently at Admatha Lodge and Home we had a very special visit from the mobile farm yard! Our residents were enthralled by the lovely gentle animals including chickens, baby rabbits, ducklings, a little dog, a lamb a guinea pig and a donkey! 06/12.




AGE CONCERN POSITIVE AGEING EXPO SEPTEMBER 30TH:
 
We are very excited to be holding an information stall at the Age Concern, positive Ageing expo on September 30th. It is always such a superb event with many interesting contributors. It is also a wonderful way to connect with our community. we hope to see you there!

 

 (Photograph: Avonlea Operations Manager Kirsty Hart and Admatha Operations Manager Sue Denton at the recent Age Concern Expo)
 
 
AUTUMN COMES TO ADMATHA - April 2013
 
Autumn is upon us and so is lots of 'end of summer fruit' that has over burdened my garden...   At Admatha our residents have filled the home with the sweet and spicey aroma of fresh home made chutney.........'Pear and green tomato' We had so much fun making this together and sharing our produce, as well as keeping a supply for our kitchenette.   Donya, on behalf of the Diversional Therapy team at Admatha.
 
 

 

 

 

CREATIVE COOKING CLUB February 2013:
 
Our people at Dementia Care NZ simply love their 'creative cooking club' creations! At every home, people have the opportunity to take part in cooking groups. Some people love to help with the making, some with the directing, some with the reminiscing, the observing and the eating!   But every one.........Has a superb time.

 

 

 

ROAD WORKS ON AVERIL STREET 18/02/2013

We wish to advise visitors to Admatha Home and Hospital that there are significant road works happening on our street. Even though the sign may say no access, you can drive up the clear part of the road and use our car parks.
 

 

 

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 residents just love the joy of food in our ‘Creative Cooking Club’. Here is one of our lovely Admatha Diversional Therapists Sharma with a recent chocolate and strawberry creation. Fun AND tasty. A great afternoon!

 

 

 

Our beautiful garden is in full bloom at Admatha with rhodo's, yellow iris, roses in pink, white, yellow and red, leucadendrons, lavender, lilies, fox gloves, the beckoning shade of the well established trees and so much more.
 
We have been greatly enjoying garden walks, picking flowers for arrangements and feeding the birds this week.
 
What a beautiful time of year!
 
(The Diversional Therapy team at Admatha).
 

 

 

Dementia Care NZ's Christchurch facilities Admatha and Avonlea were represented at last Monday's Age Concern 'Positive Aging Expo' by Lauren Thompson and Donya Nee. 'We had a fantastic time chatting with people in our community sharing visi...
ting tips and the benefits of respite care. It was wonderful to see so many people really enjoying themselves, socialising and finding out what is available to them'. What a community!
 
Photograph - from left, Donya Nee and Lauren Thompson. Age concerns positive aging expo October 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 Exercise Programme

After many months of discussion and planning, a four week training course for staff took place in March at Admatha and Avonlea in Christchurch on how to introduce regular exercise for residents into our dementia facilities. 

The course was facilitated by Janet Earle, Registered Physiotherapist, who knows our residents and staff well from her weekly visits to both Admatha and Avonlea.  Janet has vast experience in the area of falls prevention, and has worked extensively with the elderly and with people who have dementia.

This opportunity was met with great enthusiasm by the staff of both Christchurch facilities, with a pleasing attendance of Caregivers, Registered Nurses and Diversional Therapy trainees at the sessions. 

The training covered a range of topics over the four weeks, from the benefits of exercise to the elderly, through which specific exercises to include and which to avoid. Janet summarised the main benefits to our residents as being the “Four F’s”… Fitness, Freedom, Falls Prevention, and Fun! 

It was envisaged that at the completion of the course, staff would have a greater  understanding of exercise  benefits, together with the tools to assist with incorporating increased exercise and movement into our residents’ daily routine.  It is envisaged that exercise will take place throughout the day. However, there will be a distinct focus on movement to music during the mid to late afternoon, when many of our residents struggle with ‘sundowning’ symptoms of dementia.

We are now getting ready to introduce this programme to people in facilities in other areas.

We plan to review the success of the training and exercise programme later in the year.  Additionally, we intend to carry out some comparative evidence-based research to establish whether there have been any tangible benefits to our residents, such as a decrease in falls, as a result of the programme.

 

Trainee Diversional Therapist Kim Prasad engages residents in an lively exercise session

 

 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.
  • We hold the only contract in Canterbury for dedicated respite care.
  • Audit certification – We are very proud of our Audit results. All audit results may be obtained from our website www.dementiacarenz.co.nz
  • At Avonlea, we  have four years certification.

 

VISITING TIPS FOR THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD !

Please see our article about 'Visiting a person with dementia over the Christmas period' as published on the Alzheimers New Zealand site.

We hope that this article is helpful for you and your families.

Simply click on the link at the very bottom of this page.

Donya Nee

Vision Development Co-ordinator

Admatha Dementia Care Rest Home & Hospital

Avonlea Dementia Care Rest Home

(03) 385 1286

027 277 6882

We:

*accept you as you are

*really listen to you

*Love to hear you laugh

*forgive your mistakes

*have fun together

 

http://www.alzheimers.org.nz/tips-for-visiting-someone-with-dementia-over-the-holiday-period/

Admatha - Dementia Care NZ - Dementia Care (Secure environment) (Admatha Home Awa and Admatha Home Tai)

25 days ago - Christchurch

It's wonderful to see the joy Merlin, our 10 month old therapy puppy, brings residents at Admatha and Avonlea Dementia Care in Christchurch. This photo was taken in March 2017.


His presence is met with recognition and a sense of warmth and familiarity. Smiles follow him everywhere. His early morning newspaper deliveries, especially, are a source o...f amusement and delight. People share memories of their own beloved pets from long ago, as well as asking questions about Merlin and commenting on his unusual wavy coat and big puppy paws.
We love creating a home for our residents which is relaxed, homely and welcoming. Merlin is 'our dog', and an important and much loved member of our Admatha family.
We invite you to stay in touch with us by Liking our Facebook page. To find out more about our philosophy of care, please visit www.dementiacarenz.co.nz



Exciting new 'Dementia Therapy Puppy' project at Admatha Dementia Care - August 2016:

 

At Admatha Dementia Care in Christchurch we have an exciting new project: training a dementia therapy dog from puppy-hood.

Our ten-week-old Labrador puppy, named Merlin, is the nephew of Mahe, the assistance dog whose story captured the hearts of people wordwide earlier this year:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/…/Mahe-the-autism-assistant-dog-neve…

...

Merlin will become part of our Admatha family of residents, family members and staff, providing diversion, delight and reduction of stress, in keeping with our homely, person-centered philosophy of care.

Merlin has his own Facebook page (below) which anyone interested in following the progress of the project is warmly invited to follow.

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Merlin's photo.
Merlin
 
 



Refurbishments at Admatha - June 27th 2016

Admatha has recently had a bit of a facelift. We have beautiful new carpet and elegant, purpose designed and comfortable new furniture. Our home is looking beautiful.

 


Winter garden walks at Admatha Home - June 2016

We love our homely and established villa garden at Admatha. Recently residents have enjoyed rugging up and strolling amongst the established trees and looking at the last of the autumn leaves. How peaceful it is to stroll in the garden.



New Website for Dementia Care NZ:


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


Recently at Admatha Lodge and Home we had a very special visit from the mobile farm yard! Our residents were enthralled by the lovely gentle animals including chickens, baby rabbits, ducklings, a little dog, a guinea pig and a donkey! 06/12.

AGE CONCERN POSITIVE AGEING EXPO SEPTEMBER 30TH:
 
We are very excited to be holding an information stall at the Age Concern, positive Ageing expo on September 30th. It is always such a superb event with many interesting contributors. It is also a wonderful way to connect with our community. we hope to see you there!
 
(Photograph: Avonlea Operations Manager Kirsty Hart and Admatha Operations Manager Sue Denton at the recent Age Concern Expo)
 
 
 
 
RAKING LEAVES  - JUNE 2013:
 
 
Winter is nearly here! With the beautiful coloured leaves swishing off our huge tree's, blowing gracefully past our windows and settling on the grounds. A number of our gentlemen have greatly enjoyed raking them all up recently. The seasons bring such a variety of  things for us to do in the garden.
 
 
AUTUMN COMES TO ADMATHA - April 2013:
 
Autumn is upon us and so is lots of 'end of summer fruit' that has over burdened my garden...   At Admatha our residents have filled the home with the sweet and spicey aroma of fresh home made chutney.........'Pear and green tomato' We had so much fun making this together and sharing our produce, as well as keeping a supply for our kitchenette.   Donya, on behalf of the Diversional Therapy team at Admatha.
 
 
CREATIVE COOKING CLUB February 2013:
 
Our people at Dementia Care NZ simply love their 'creative cooking club' creations! At every home, people have the opportunity to take part in cooking groups. Some people love to help with the making, some with the directing, some with the reminiscing, the observing and the eating!   But every one.........Has a superb time.
 
 
 
 
 ROAD WORKS ON AVERIL STREET 18/02/2013
We wish to advise visitors to Admatha Home and Hospital that there are significant road works happening on our street. Even though the sign may say no access, you can drive up the clear part of the road and use our car parks.
 
 
 
 
 
January 29th 2013
 
The weather has been so delightfully warm in Christchurch! We have been enjoying picnics and sing-alongs in the shade of our lovely old trees at Admatha.
 
January 11th 2013
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 residents just love the joy of food in our ‘Creative Cooking Club’. Here is one of our lovely Admatha Diversional Therapists Sharma with a recent chocolate and strawberry creation. Fun AND tasty. A great afternoon!

 
 
Our beautiful garden is in full bloom at Admatha with rhodo's, yellow iris, roses in pink, white, yellow and red, leucadendrons, lavender, lilies, fox gloves, the beckoning shade of the well established trees and so much more.
 
We have been greatly enjoying garden walks, picking flowers for arrangements and feeding the birds this week.
 
What a beautiful time of year!
 
(The Diversional Therapy team at Admatha).
 
 
 
 
 
Dementia Care NZ's Christchurch facilities Admatha and Avonlea were represented at last Monday's Age Concern 'Positive Aging Expo' by Lauren Thompson and Donya Nee. 'We had a fantastic time chatting with people in our community sharing visi...
ting tips and the benefits of respite care. It was wonderful to see so many people really enjoying themselves, socialising and finding out what is available to them'. What a community!
 
Photograph - from left, Donya Nee and Lauren Thompson. Age concerns positive aging expo October 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Exercise Programme

 

After many months of discussion and planning, a four week training course for staff took place in March at Admatha and Avonlea in Christchurch on how to introduce regular exercise for residents into our dementia facilities. 

 

The course was facilitated by Janet Earle, Registered Physiotherapist, who knows our residents and staff well from her weekly visits to both Admatha and Avonlea.  Janet has vast experience in the area of falls prevention, and has worked extensively with the elderly and with people who have dementia.

 

This opportunity was met with great enthusiasm by the staff of both Christchurch facilities, with a pleasing attendance of Caregivers, Registered Nurses and Diversional Therapy trainees at the sessions. 

 

The training covered a range of topics over the four weeks, from the benefits of exercise to the elderly, through which specific exercises to include and which to avoid. Janet summarised the main benefits to our residents as being the “Four F’s”… Fitness, Freedom, Falls Prevention, and Fun! 

 

It was envisaged that at the completion of the course, staff would have a greater  understanding of exercise  benefits, together with the tools to assist with incorporating increased exercise and movement into our residents’ daily routine.  It is envisaged that exercise will take place throughout the day. However, there will be a distinct focus on movement to music during the mid to late afternoon, when many of our residents struggle with ‘sundowning’ symptoms of dementia.

 

We are now getting ready to introduce this programme to people in facilities in other areas.

 

We plan to review the success of the training and exercise programme later in the year.  Additionally, we intend to carry out some comparative evidence-based research to establish whether there have been any tangible benefits to our residents, such as a decrease in falls, as a result of the programme.

 

 

Trainee Diversional Therapist Kim Prasad engages residents in an lively exercise session

 

 

ADMATHA HOME AND HOSPITAL AUDIT SUCCESS.

 

We extend our congratulations to our team at Admatha Dementia Care in Christchurch who on the 21st and 22nd of June 2012 underwent a full certification audit for the MOH.
On Friday we received notification that Admatha has been awarded 4 years certification.  Very few aged care facilities in NZ attain this level of certification which reflects the highest quality standard.
Well done to Sue, Ruth and the team.
We are delighted that Admatha has joined Avonlea Rest Home in Christchurch with 4 year certification.

 

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.
  • We hold the only contract in Canterbury for dedicated respite care.
  • Audit certification – We are very proud of our Audit results. All audit results may be obtained from our website www.dementiacarenz.co.nz
  • At Avonlea and Admatha, we  have four years certification.

 


VISITING TIPS FOR THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD !

 

Please see our article about 'Visiting a person with dementia over the Christmas period' as published on the Alzheimers New Zealand site.

We hope that this article is helpful for you and your families.

Simply click on the link at the very bottom of this page.

 

 

RESPITE CARE

 

We wish to remind people that we are still running a dedicated respite care room at both Admatha and Avonlea Dementia Rest Home care facilities. This means families/carers can book respite care in advance.

 

Carers can prepare for time out in advance, knowing that their loved one has a booked room in a well established home that specializes in care of people who have dementia.

 

It is very important that carers have time to relax and take care of themselves. Taking a break can help with this.

 

We believe that most people want to stay at home as long as possible. We work hard to make sure people who come for respite care go home as good as or better than when they came into our care.

 

At both Admatha and Avonlea, we create a loving and homely atmosphere where each person is supported to experience each moment richly. This is our vision. We achieve this vision through our values: By honouring the uniqueness of each person, the immense value of each person, openness, honesty and integrity.

 

Please feel free to contact me anytime to enquire about our homes and about our respite care service. I would love to meet with you and I hope that I will be able to assist you.

I look foward to meeting with you.

Donya Nee

Vision Development Co-ordinator

Admatha Dementia Care Rest Home & Hospital

Avonlea Dementia Care Rest Home

(03) 385 1286

027 277 6882

We:

*accept you as you are

*really listen to you

*Love to hear you laugh

*forgive your mistakes

*have fun together

 

http://www.alzheimers.org.nz/tips-for-visiting-someone-with-dementia-over-the-holiday-period/

 

Admatha and Avonlea will be present at the up coming Age Concern's Seniors Expo in Christchurch and available to discus dementia care, visiting tips and techniques as well as the benefits of respite care. We are looking forward to being a part of such a fantastic event.

Go Potty Ceramic Studio - Travel, Tours and Recreation

25 days ago - Christchurch

Looking for a new activity for your residents in Christchurch and Canterbury?  Then give Claire a call to chat about the fun and relaxing ceramic painting that Go Potty Ceramic Studio offers. If you would like further information then we would be happy to come and give a demonstration and to chat through how a session would be run that is tailored to you and your resident's needs.  Go Potty Ceramic can come to your venue, bring all the equipment necessary and host the session, so what could be easier?  Painting is well known to be a relaxing and therapeutic activity that is beneficial to people of all ages and painting ceramics is easy, with no artistic ability necessary.  So call Claire today on 021 265 8814 for more info.

Eldernet Showcase - Equipment and Products

26 days ago - Christchurch, Rangiora

Feeling like you just can't do all the things you used to as easily as before? Take a look at our Equipment and Products section to see if there is anything that can make your life easier!

Rosewood Rest Home & Hospitals - Dementia Care (Secure environment)

26 days 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!
 

Eldernet Showcase - Travel, Tours and Recreation

27 days ago - Christchurch, Rangiora

Unsure of what to do this week? Take a look at our 'Travel, Tours and Recreation' category here on Eldernet to find some inspiration.