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

5 hours ago - Auckland

BOOK OUR PRIVATE VIEWING -SHOW HOMES BY APPOINTMENT: 

Show Homes Open: Wednesday and Thursday 10 am-12 pm by appointment, 20 Alfriston Road, Manurewa. Parking available onsite. Use visitors carpark. Step inside and experience a virtual tour of our apartments here: https://youtu.be/621L0v-YVXI 

Contact Marisa Johnstone for more information or to book a private appointment: 021 991 805

HBH Senior Living - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

8 hours ago - Auckland

Howick’s only boutique retirement village, HBH Senior Living, has two apartments available for sale at 139 Union Road, Howick. Well-positioned, both apartments enjoy an open plan living space that flows to a modern kitchen with quality appliances and ample storage. The master bedroom has easy access to a well-designed disability-friendly bathroom. Situated on the top floor, both apartments have a balcony and enjoy the afternoon sun. 139 on Union offers a close community of 42 apartments with an emphasis on friendship, care and support. With Rest Home and Hospital level care and a Day Programme on site you can have the best of both worlds: the freedom to live independently and the reassurance that help is on hand should you need it.

Bloom Living Manurewa East Freehold Retirement - Retirement Villages (Rental)

1 day ago - Auckland

Bloom Manurewa East Over 55's Apartments: Brand new 2 bedroom apartments available for rent. Contact Jacque O'Connor today for more information. Ph: 027 6049231 Email: jacque_oconnor@raywhite.com

HBH Senior Living - Rest Home Care

1 day ago - Auckland

HBH Senior Living offers a dedicated, 32-bed Rest Home for those who need a little more assistance with daily living. Our Rest Home has been awarded four years certification (the highest level of certification available) from the Ministry of Health.

Rooms are larger than most (17 metres square with a full ensuite), so there is plenty of space to bring the things you treasure. All rooms have a built-in wardrobe, vanity and storage and are pre-wired for Sky, phone and Internet. And every room opens onto a deck or patio.
There are also three communal lounges (with Wifi available), as well as a large dining room and activities space.

Meals, activities and personal care are provided and support and medical care is on hand 24/7.

HBH Senior Living is a fully registered Eden Alternative facility, only one of two in Auckland. This is a philosophy of care based on helping older people to have a life of purpose, meaning and variety.

 

Icare Medical Group - Equipment and Products

5 days ago - Auckland

 

ICARE MEDICAL GROUP

Homecare beds without the hospital look. 

Showroom now open - 101 Apollo Drive, Rosedale

Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital - Rest Home Care

5 days ago - Auckland

My 1st experience of lockdown.

In late 1947 a polio epidemic forced a lockdown of schools in December( as near as i can remember) 5th form year and due to sit School certificate in december I think, so the class worked through the various papers, went back to school for one day to summer break, then onto correspondence work in February. No computers in those days! That summer had glorious weather, as i recall and we spent most of the ime at the beach with out dinghy and riding our bikes around Westmere and Point Chev. Living near the head of the harbour there was plenty to occupy us, even to catching tadpoles for a science project. I think that was the only thing i had a decent mark for as two of my tadpoles grew up to be frogs! School resumed late in the fist term with me hopelessly lost to maths and unable to catch-up, I wonder why?

Bev Thompson

Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital - Hospital Care

5 days ago - Auckland

 

My 1st experience of lockdown.

In late 1947 a polio epidemic forced a lockdown of schools in December( as near as i can remember) 5th form year and due to sit School certificate in december I think, so the class worked through the various papers, went back to school for one day to summer break, then onto correspondence work in February. No computers in those days! That summer had glorious weather, as i recall and we spent most of the ime at the beach with out dinghy and riding our bikes around Westmere and Point Chev. Living near the head of the harbour there was plenty to occupy us, even to catching tadpoles for a science project. I think that was the only thing i had a decent mark for as two of my tadpoles grew up to be frogs! School resumed late in the fist term with me hopelessly lost to maths and unable to catch-up, I wonder why?

Bev Thompson

HBH Senior Living - Hospital Care

6 days ago - Auckland

HBH Senior Living’s fully licensed, 97-bed hospital is designed for those who require a high level of medical care and support. We also cater for people with dementia or cognitive decline. Our qualified and dedicated staff combines Christian compassion with the highest standards of nursing care and we’re proud to have earned the highest level of certification from the Ministry of Health.

Rooms are larger than most (average 17 metres square and most include a full ensuite), and residents are encouraged to bring as much of their own furniture and belongings as possible to make their room more homely.  Some rooms open onto a deck or patio and all rooms have a built-in wardrobe, vanity and storage and are pre-wired for Sky, phone and Internet. All hospital rooms come with a TV. Each of the four units has its own dining room, lounges/activity rooms and sitting area.

HBH Senior Living is one of only two fully registered Eden Alternative facilities in Auckland, a philosophy of care based on helping older people to have a life of purpose, meaning and variety.



 

Fab Drivers - Transport

12 days ago - Auckland

If you are Wondering where or when to vote?  For those who aren't keen to drive, let us help!  We can pick you up from your home in the East Auckland area, drive you safely to the nearest voting location, wait while you vote, then drive you home again. 

Stress free, no parking worries and beat the potential weekend crowds! 

Call the FAB girls 09 576 5554

 

Kerikeri Retirement Village - Retirement Villages ('Purchase') (Quality lifestyle homes)

12 days ago - Kerikeri

Our brand new apartments are ready for occupation. Come to our Open homes as advertised in Eldernet. One, two and two bed premium apartments available in a price range from $470,000 to $805,000. 

Bupa Hugh Green Retirement Village - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

12 days ago - Auckland

Bupa Retirement Villages Harvey Norman Offer

Get a $15,000 spending spree for your new home!

Move into one of the villages below and get some flash new furniture, completely on us. Choose a new bed, lounge suite and TV to perfectly fit your new home. It’s totally up to you how you spend your $15,000 at Harvey Norman!

See full terms and conditions at: https://www.bupa.co.nz/promo-terms/

Available at the following locations:

Auckland

Erin Park Retirement Village

Glenburn Retirement Village

Hugh Green Retirement Village

Northaven Retirement Village

Sunset Retirement Village

Tasman Retirement Village

Christchurch

Parklands on Papanui Retirement Village

Parkstone Retirement Village

Wellington

Fergusson Retirement Village

St John - Medical Alarms - Equipment and Products

14 days ago - Nationwide

Now you can get out and about with confidence with the new St John Mobile Alarm. It's super easy to use and works when you’re away from home. Best of all, it’s the only mobile alarm that connects directly to St John. We're confident that you'll want to take it with you wherever you go.

Call 0800 50 23 23 or visit stjohnmedicalalarms.org.nz to find out more

Brylyn Residential Care - Rest Home Care

14 days ago - Hamilton

September 2020

It is just wonderful to be back at level 1.

We are well into the second half of the year and spring is in the air with some wonderful warm days.

This month we celebrated birthdays for Olive Begley on the 14th, Joyce Park on the 18th and Ian Stewart on the 21st with a cake baked in our kitchen - a happy birthday to you all.

On the 1st we had our spring day celebration with everything yellow. For morning tea we had yellow cupcakes, afternoon tea a yellow cake, at lunch there was a yellow dessert, cold drinks, serviettes and placemats! It turned out to be a lovely sunny day too which was a bonus.

We had a Father’s Day event a little earlier on the 3rd where we purchased a special morning tea cake, gave out gift bags with a shower and a shaving gel in each and then for all the residents, a small chocolate. The men all sat together at one table. “Parkie” (Raymond Park) cut the cake. After lunch we had the ‘Father’s Day’ Happy Hour. In all it was a special day.

We have had the religious services resumed with Reg and Jan and with David too, who also does a quiz with the residents.

Tipene entertained at our Happy Hour with his wonderful array of songs. Residents are very happy too to have our weekend entertainers back. On the weekend after lockdown we had George and Roy in to entertain.

The monthly surprise lunch meal was held on the 17th with a meal of pies, chips, peas and gravy. The pies were from Jesters, followed by a new dessert, Banoffee pie. This occasion always goes down well with our ‘family.’

We have introduced a small ‘shopping’ cabinet in the reception area for residents to view and purchase any toiletry items they may need or cold drinks and snacks.

We are getting a good turnout for the Bingo and games mornings, and with some of the lovely winter days we have had the staff  have taken residents outside to enjoy the sunshine - there is nothing like fresh air and feeling the sun on our bodies.

Keep well everyone, until next month

Regards from all at Brylyn.

August 2020

It was so wonderful to have life back to normal even if it was for a short time and to be out of the Covid-19 lockdown. Unfortunately, we are experiencing another lockdown and being a rest home, we have your family and loved ones in our best interest and have therefore stopped all visitors coming in for the present.

We are well into the second half of the year and spring is in the air with some wonderful warm days.

Birthdays this month were for Susan Harvey on the 2nd, Colin Brewer on the 28th and Annette Coombs on the 30th. Happy Birthday to you.

Before the lockdown we had:

Jan and her dog, Macey, from the SPCA, come in for a visit. Residents always love the interaction with the dogs.

We had our religious services and the quizzes with David.

There was entertainment on the weekends by George, Peter and Wendy.

Some of our residents went on the bus outing to Morrinsville on the 7th to spot all the ‘cow’ icons in the streets and to take photos.

The trainee Occupational Therapists were doing well and enjoyed being with our residents, hopefully we can get them back soon.

The surprise lunch meal was on Friday 21st when we had a movie morning to watch “Young at Heart”  followed by Fish, Chips and Salad packed as a ‘take out’ meal in take-away containers followed by an ice cream sundae. Residents were pleasantly surprised and extremely happy not to miss their Friday ‘fish and chips.’

We are getting a good turnout for the Bingo and games mornings, and with some of the lovely winter days we have managed to take some of our residents outside to enjoy the sunshine - well done Mahi.

Keep well and stay safe, until next month

Regards from all at Brylyn.

Brylyn Residential Care - Hospital Care

14 days ago - Hamilton

September 2020

It is just wonderful to be back at level 1.

We are well into the second half of the year and spring is in the air with some wonderful warm days.

This month we celebrated birthdays for Olive Begley on the 14th, Joyce Park on the 18th and Ian Stewart on the 21st with a cake baked in our kitchen - a happy birthday to you all.

On the 1st we had our spring day celebration with everything yellow. For morning tea we had yellow cupcakes, afternoon tea a yellow cake, at lunch there was a yellow dessert, cold drinks, serviettes and placemats! It turned out to be a lovely sunny day too which was a bonus.

We had a Father’s Day event a little earlier on the 3rd where we purchased a special morning tea cake, gave out gift bags with a shower and a shaving gel in each and then for all the residents, a small chocolate. The men all sat together at one table. “Parkie” (Raymond Park) cut the cake. After lunch we had the ‘Father’s Day’ Happy Hour. In all it was a special day.

We have had the religious services resumed with Reg and Jan and with David too, who also does a quiz with the residents.

Tipene entertained at our Happy Hour with his wonderful array of songs. Residents are very happy too to have our weekend entertainers back. On the weekend after lockdown we had George and Roy in to entertain.

The monthly surprise lunch meal was held on the 17th with a meal of pies, chips, peas and gravy. The pies were from Jesters, followed by a new dessert, Banoffee pie. This occasion always goes down well with our ‘family.’

We have introduced a small ‘shopping’ cabinet in the reception area for residents to view and purchase any toiletry items they may need or cold drinks and snacks.

We are getting a good turnout for the Bingo and games mornings, and with some of the lovely winter days we have had the staff  have taken residents outside to enjoy the sunshine - there is nothing like fresh air and feeling the sun on our bodies.

Keep well everyone, until next month

Regards from all at Brylyn.

August 2020

It was so wonderful to have life back to normal even if it was for a short time and to be out of the Covid-19 lockdown. Unfortunately, we are experiencing another lockdown and being a rest home, we have your family and loved ones in our best interest and have therefore stopped all visitors coming in for the present.

We are well into the second half of the year and spring is in the air with some wonderful warm days.

Birthdays this month were for Susan Harvey on the 2nd, Colin Brewer on the 28th and Annette Coombs on the 30th. Happy Birthday to you.

Before the lockdown we had:

Jan and her dog, Macey, from the SPCA, come in for a visit. Residents always love the interaction with the dogs.

We had our religious services and the quizzes with David.

There was entertainment on the weekends by George, Peter and Wendy.

Some of our residents went on the bus outing to Morrinsville on the 7th to spot all the ‘cow’ icons in the streets and to take photos.

The trainee Occupational Therapists were doing well and enjoyed being with our residents, hopefully we can get them back soon.

The surprise lunch meal was on Friday 21st when we had a movie morning to watch “Young at Heart”  followed by Fish, Chips and Salad packed as a ‘take out’ meal in take-away containers followed by an ice cream sundae. Residents were pleasantly surprised and extremely happy not to miss their Friday ‘fish and chips.’

We are getting a good turnout for the Bingo and games mornings, and with some of the lovely winter days we have managed to take some of our residents outside to enjoy the sunshine - well done Mahi.

Keep well and stay safe, until next month

Regards from all at Brylyn.

Radius Lexham Park - Hospital Care

14 days ago - Katikati

Radius Lexham Park is currently operating with  3 years Certification from the Ministry of Health Certification  with four Continuous Quality Achievements for: Food Service,  Environment, Advocacy Support, Death  and Dying,  Certification conducted by HADANZ on behalf of the MOH congratulated Lexham Park for maintaining the high standards which were seen during the Certification Audit in 2013.

It is widely known within our Katikati Community of our friendly team, how welcoming the environment is, with a restful and comfortable atmosphere that has a special vibe that comes from people.

Commercial  Wi-fi broadband internet access to the entire facility for our residents to enjoy, with access to a number of apple i-pads for our residents to use. Electronic devices such as i-pads open up the world to our residents and have proven to develop congnitive skills and lift mood. This feature won Radius Lexham Park first place in the 2013's NZACA Excellence in Care Awards 'Telecom Comunity Connections Award'.

We have a modern fresh take on the 70's in our Health and Wellbeing Spa and cafe' lounge areas. Both are proving to be a hit amongst residents and visitors alike. On sunny days we can open up  the patio sliders  and enjoy the our big sunshade, outdoor furntiure in one of our many internal courtyards.  

My door is always open and phone always on the hook to recieve a call. Please come in and see for yourself how Radius Lexham Park can make a positive difference in your life.

Julie Turnbull, Facility Manager.

Sort Out Service - Downsizing and Relocation

14 days ago - Wellington Area

HELPING MAKE DOWNSIZING EASIER FOR YOU

We are friendly and professional home organisers who provide downsizing, decluttering and estate clearance services in the greater Wellington area.  We're here to help people who don't have the time, strength or support to get these jobs done.  These jobs can be hard to start, so we offer a non-judgemental, personalised service to help you get them underway and completed.  That frees you up to do whatever you have to do next.

Call 021 227 3345 for a FREE, half hour consultation. 
To find out more visit www.sortoutservice.co.nz

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

Bupa Fergusson Retirement Village, Upper Hutt - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

14 days ago - Upper Hutt

Bupa Retirement Villages Harvey Norman Promo

Get a $15,000 spending spree for your new home!

Move into one of the villages below and get some flash new furniture, completely on us. Choose a new bed, lounge suite and TV to perfectly fit your new home. It’s totally up to you how you spend your $15,000 at Harvey Norman!

See full terms and conditions at: https://www.bupa.co.nz/promo-terms/

Available at the following locations:

Auckland

Erin Park Retirement Village

Glenburn Retirement Village

Hugh Green Retirement Village

Northaven Retirement Village

Sunset Retirement Village

Tasman Retirement Village

Christchurch

Parklands on Papanui Retirement Village

Parkstone Retirement Village

Wellington

Fergusson Retirement Village

Bupa Parkstone Retirement Village - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

17 days ago - Christchurch

Bupa Retirement Villages Harvey Norman Offer

Get a $15,000 spending spree for your new home, on us!

Move into one of the villages below and get some flash new furniture, completely on us. Choose a new bed, lounge suite and TV to perfectly fit your new home. It’s totally up to you how you spend your $15,000 at Harvey Norman!

See full terms and conditions at: https://www.bupa.co.nz/promo-terms/

Available at the following locations:

Auckland

Erin Park Retirement Village

Glenburn Retirement Village

Hugh Green Retirement Village

Northaven Retirement Village

Sunset Retirement Village

Tasman Retirement Village

Christchurch

Parklands on Papanui Retirement Village

Parkstone Retirement Village

Wellington

Fergusson Retirement Village

Mayfair - Hospital Care

17 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)

17 days ago - Christchurch

Enjoy a virtual tour of our Mayfair Community 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mayfair - Care Apartments

17 days ago - Christchurch

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

Main Entrance and Reception

Outdoor Area

Events Room

Serviced Room

Breakfast Room

Lounge

 

Mayfair - Retirement Villages ('Purchase') (Mayfair Mews Villas)

17 days ago - Christchurch

 

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

Main Entrance and Reception

Lounge

Events Room

Outdoor Area

Serviced Room

Breakfast Room

Villa

Kitchen and Dining Room

Torbay Rest Home - Rest Home Care

18 days ago - Auckland

Torbay Resthome has a standard room including own toilet with no premium charge now available for rest home level care use.  Also available at rest home level is a superior unit with bedroom, full bathroom and a separate lounge area including a small fridge and kitchenette area.

Roseridge Rest Home Henderson - Rest Home Care

21 days ago - Auckland

Welcome to join us with Happy hour on this Thursday.

Dunedin Naturopath and Nutritionist Ltd - Professional Services

21 days ago - Dunedin

After many years of working as a Registered Nurse in both hospital and community settings,  I am now pleased to add Naturopathy and Nutrition to my skill base. I hope to combine my nursing experience with my new qualifications and offer health and wellness guidance from a broad prospective which is both evidenced based as well as holistic and practical to the client. I have also enjoyed a long history of working alongside other health practitioners such as General Practitioners, Pharmacists and Physiotherapists and value the contribution we all play in promoting quality health care within our community.

I am also  passionate about “positive ageing” including loving my role as a grandmother. Also having spent most of my life within a rural setting, I am grateful for practical and “back to basic” values to follow when providing health education to my clients and I look forward to meeting new people and contributing to the current wave of optimism regarding natural and wholesome living within our society.

I have enjoyed a life time of gardening and one of my passions is growing herbs. Many of the herbs we can grow in our climate have medicinal uses and I enjoy passing this knowledge on to others.

Did you know:

Rosemary can be used as a hair tonic.

Calendula (marigold) as a soothing & healing skin cream.

Chamomile & Lemon balm can assist with relaxation & sleep.

Peppermint helps to improve digestion and nutrient absorption.

Fennel & thyme are both beneficial for the coughs & colds.

                                            

Sharing this knowledge with others is very rewarding and I welcome visitors to my garden.

I also offer individual and group education sessions. Providing guidance and support to people who wish to explore the many benefits of common garden herbs and how to use them to enhance their own health and wellbeing.

I look forward to meeting with you.

                                          

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

22 days ago - Tauranga

ZERO VILLAGE FEES

The Avenues are offering 1-year village fees FREE on selected units. Come see us in the village or visit metlifecare.co.nz/1YearFreeVillageFees for Terms & Conditions

Somervale - Metlifecare Retirement Village - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

22 days ago - Mt Maunganui

ZERO VILLAGE FEES

Somervale are offering 1-year village fees FREE on selected units. Come see us in the village or visit metlifecare.co.nz/1YearFreeVillageFees for Terms & Conditions

Oakridge Villas - Metlifecare Retirement Village - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

22 days ago - Kerikeri

ZERO VILLAGE FEES

Oakridge Villas are offering 1-year village fees FREE on selected units. Come see us in the village or visit metlifecare.co.nz/1YearFreeVillageFees for Terms & Conditions

Hibiscus Coast Village - Metlifecare Retirement Village - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

22 days ago - Auckland

ZERO VILLAGE FEES

Hibiscus Coast Village is offering 1-year village fees FREE on selected units. Come see us in the village or visit metlifecare.co.nz/1YearFreeVillageFees for Terms & Conditions

 

Greenwood Park - Metlifecare Retirement Village - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

22 days ago - Tauranga

ZERO VILLAGE FEES

Greenwood Park is offering 1-year village fees FREE on selected units. Come see us in the village or visit metlifecare.co.nz/1YearFreeVillageFees for Terms & Conditions

Forest Lake Gardens - Metlifecare Retirement Village - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

22 days ago - Hamilton

ZERO VILLAGE FEES

Forest Lake Gardens are offering 1-year village fees FREE on selected units. Come see us in the village or visit metlifecare.co.nz/1YearFreeVillageFees for Terms & Conditions

Bayswater - Metlifecare Retirement Village - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

22 days ago - Mt Maunganui

ZERO VILLAGE FEES

Bayswater is offering 1-year village fees FREE on selected units. Come see us in the village or visit metlifecare.co.nz/1YearFreeVillageFees for Terms & Conditions

 

Millvale House Miramar - Dementia Care NZ - Psychogeriatric Care

22 days ago - Wellington

 September 2020:

We know you will share our excitement as we confirm the appointment of Marianne Zamora as the new Clinical Manager of Millvale House Miramar.
Marianne commences her role on Thursday 17 September 2020.
Marianne brings a strong clinical background and sound knowledge of dementia to her new role, as well as an invaluable commitment to and understanding of our Vision and Values and philosophy of care. Continuity in terms of her relationships with staff, residents and families will ensure Marianne’s successful and smooth transition into this key leadership position.
We have all come to know Marianne well and to have the highest respect for her proficiency, compassion and integrity. In taking on this role Marianne pledges her commitment to “contribute my skills, knowledge, and ability with responsibility, dedication, and hard work for the development of my professional growth and in the best interests of this institution and the public.”
We join in congratulating her on this exciting career move and wish her the very best as she takes on this new challenge.

 

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.

 

September 2017:

The warm spring weather has inspired us to get our vegetable garden ready. It’s been all hands on deck here getting the raised beds ready for planting. We love getting our hands in the soil and can’t wait to plant, nurture and harvest our own fresh vegetables.

July 2017:

There’s something in the Miramar soil that not only breeds good characters but clearly some mighty good vegetables. Now that’s a carrot! We love growing our own vegetables here at Millvale House Miramar. There’s nothing as homely as tending to and harvesting your own healthy organic veges right out of the back yard.

 

 

New Website for Dementia Care NZ:


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

 

 

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

WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT US?

 

  • 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 are thrilled to announce that renovations have commenced at Millvale House Miramar.

We have new carpet, freshly painted walls and lovely new furniture for our people to enjoy.

We look forward to alterations in the near future including open plan kitchens in our  two small and homely units.

 

Millvale House Levin - Dementia Care NZ - Psychogeriatric Care

22 days ago - Levin

September 2020:
 
We know you will share our excitement as we confirm the appointment of Nicki Bridge as our new Clinical Manager of Millvale House Levin. Nicola commences her role on Monday 21 September 2020.
It has taken longer than we expected to find exactly the right person to lead our special team, and we extend our sincere thanks to Katherine Gomez for her energy and dedication in so ably covering the role.
Nicola comes to us from a Clinical Manager position in a 100+ bed Care Home with Hospital level, Rest Home level and Dementia level care. She brings passion and energy for care of the older adult along with her clinical, leadership and management experience.
By way of introduction, Nicola says, “I am extremely interested in caring for persons with Dementia in a smaller home environment. I truly value the older adult and actively believe in and promote person-centered care in a homelike environment. I always lead by example and take every opportunity to mentor and develop the nurses and care staff.”
We join in congratulating Nicki on this key role with our organisation and wish her the very best as she takes on this new challenge.
Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, tree, sky, plant, closeup and outdoor
 
 
 
 

 

December 2018 -  A new Clinical Manager for Millvale House Levin: 

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

 

 Easter is a special celebration for us here in our home. We love to enjoy loving time together and share memories evoked by the scent of fresh hot cross buns and the feeling of anticipation as we unwrap the first Easter egg. 

March 2018:

 

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

 

 

December 2017:

To our dear friends
It's the end of 2017, a time of reflection on the past year. As always, there have been many moments of joy, laughter, peace and wonder: what we call ‘magic moments’. We are full of gratitude and would like to say thank you to you all. Thank you for encouraging us by being part of this online community. Thank you to the people who visit our homes - it is always lovely to see you. Most of all a very big thank you to those of you who share your family membe...r or friend with us. It is a huge privilege to take care of the people who live here with us in their home. They are a wonderful inspiration to us and we love them dearly.
We would also like to say an enormous thank you to each and every member of our staff team. We appreciate you and value you so much. Thank you for everything you do.
We are grateful for the highs and lows, the challenges and opportunities this past year has brought. Thank you for being part of it.

 

October 2017:

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

 

September 2017: 

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

August 2017:

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

December 2016

 

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

 

 

 

November 23rd 2016:

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2016

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

 

November 2016

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

A New Operations Manager for Millvale House Levin:

 

12th July 2016

 

Warmest Greetings

 

Introducing Ravi John: Facility Manager, Millvale House Levin

 

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

 

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

 

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

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


 
 
 
 
 
New Website for Dementia Care NZ:


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

 

 

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

 

 

 

(photograph - Helen McClean, Diversional Therapy team leader)

 

 

 

Our Spring Visitors at Millvale House

 

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

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

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

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

Helen McLane - Diversional Therapist

Millvale House Levin - Dementia Care NZ - Rest Home Care

22 days ago - Levin

September 2020:
 
We know you will share our excitement as we confirm the appointment of Nicki Bridge as our new Clinical Manager of Millvale House Levin. Nicola commences her role on Monday 21 September 2020.
It has taken longer than we expected to find exactly the right person to lead our special team, and we extend our sincere thanks to Katherine Gomez for her energy and dedication in so ably covering the role.
Nicola comes to us from a Clinical Manager position in a 100+ bed Care Home with Hospital level, Rest Home level and Dementia level care. She brings passion and energy for care of the older adult along with her clinical, leadership and management experience.
By way of introduction, Nicola says, “I am extremely interested in caring for persons with Dementia in a smaller home environment. I truly value the older adult and actively believe in and promote person-centered care in a homelike environment. I always lead by example and take every opportunity to mentor and develop the nurses and care staff.”
We join in congratulating Nicki on this key role with our organisation and wish her the very best as she takes on this new challenge.
Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, tree, sky, plant, closeup and outdoor
 
 
 
 
 

 

December 2018 -  A new Clinical Manager for Millvale House Levin: 

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

Millvale House Levin - Dementia Care NZ - Hospital Care

22 days ago - Levin

September 2020:

We know you will share our excitement as we confirm the appointment of Nicki Bridge as our new Clinical Manager of Millvale House Levin. Nicola commences her role on Monday 21 September 2020.
It has taken longer than we expected to find exactly the right person to lead our special team, and we extend our sincere thanks to Katherine Gomez for her energy and dedication in so ably covering the role.
Nicola comes to us from a Clinical Manager position in a 100+ bed Care Home with Hospital level, Rest Home level and Dementia level care. She brings passion and energy for care of the older adult along with her clinical, leadership and management experience.
By way of introduction, Nicola says, “I am extremely interested in caring for persons with Dementia in a smaller home environment. I truly value the older adult and actively believe in and promote person-centered care in a homelike environment. I always lead by example and take every opportunity to mentor and develop the nurses and care staff.”
We join in congratulating Nicki on this key role with our organisation and wish her the very best as she takes on this new challenge.
Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, tree, sky, plant, closeup and outdoor
 
 
 
 
 
 

December 2018 -  A new Clinical Manager for Millvale House Levin: 

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

March 2018:

Easter is a special celebration for us here in our home. We love to enjoy loving time together and share memories evoked by the scent of fresh hot cross buns and the feeling of anticipation as we unwrap the first Easter egg.

We wish you all a safe and happy Easter with those you love.

As always, we welcome your visits and remind you that our visiting times are the same throughout the holidays.

 

March 2018:

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

 

December 2017

To our dear friends
It's the end of 2017, a time of reflection on the past year. As always, there have been many moments of joy, laughter, peace and wonder: what we call ‘magic moments’. We are full of gratitude and would like to say thank you to you all. Thank you for encouraging us by being part of this online community. Thank you to the people who visit our homes - it is always lovely to see you. Most of all a very big thank you to those of you who share your family membe...r or friend with us. It is a huge privilege to take care of the people who live here with us in their home. They are a wonderful inspiration to us and we love them dearly.
We would also like to say an enormous thank you to each and every member of our staff team. We appreciate you and value you so much. Thank you for everything you do.
We are grateful for the highs and lows, the challenges and opportunities this past year has brought. Thank you for being part of it.

 

October 2017:

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

 

 August 2017:

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

December 2016

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

November 2016

 

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

 

 

 

November 2016

 

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

 

 

A New Operations Manager for Millvale House Levin:

 

12th July 2016

 

Warmest Greetings

 

Introducing Ravi John: Facility Manager, Millvale House Levin

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

New Website for Dementia Care NZ:


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

 

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

 

(photograph - Helen McClean, Diversional Therapy team leader)

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Our Spring Visitors at Millvale House

 

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

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

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

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

Helen McLane - Diversional Therapist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

OUR POINTS OF DIFFERENCE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Millvale House Waikanae - Dementia Care NZ - Psychogeriatric Care (Two small care units)

22 days ago - Waikanae

 

September 2020:

We are delighted to announce the appointment of William Langreo as our new Operations Coordinator, effective Monday 21 September 2020.
William comes from a medical background, having been in private practice in family medicine as well as a government doctor in the Philippines for more than 12 years. He also has both clinical and administrative experience in managing the medical department of a hospital. Though his new Operations Coordinator role is administrative he believes it plays a vital part in resident care in terms of facilitating the smooth operational running of the home. William is looking forward to getting to know our residents and families and doing all he can to support them.
We all join in extending our congratulations to William in his new role, and warmly welcome him to our Millvale House family.
 
 

 Easter :

Easter is a special celebration for us here in our home. We love to enjoy loving time together and share memories evoked by the scent of fresh hot cross buns and the feeling of anticipation as we unwrap the first Easter egg.

 

We wish you all a safe and happy Easter with those you love.

 

As always, we welcome your visits and remind you that our visiting times are the same throughout the holidays.

 

 

March 2018:

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

December 2017:

To our dear friends
It's the end of 2017, a time of reflection on the past year. As always, there have been many moments of joy, laughter, peace and wonder: what we call ‘magic moments’. We are full of gratitude and would like to say thank you to you all. Thank you for encouraging us by being part of this online community. Thank you to the people who visit our homes - it is always lovely to see you. Most of all a very big thank you to those of you who share your family 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 residents at Millvale House Waikanae are like family to me. What I love most about my job as a Caregiver is the opportunity to help others, to provide loving personal care, give support and assist with the simple activities of daily life. It is so fulfilling to share in people’s lives as they become older and more dependent on the care of others. Rose.

 

August 2017:

This gentleman, who has dementia, comes from a background in the hospitality industry. It is wonderful to see his sense of pride and purpose when helping out with familiar activities in the home.


 
 
The team at Millvale House Waikanae are thrilled to announce that they have recently achieved four years audit certification. This is the highest achievable  result from a certification audit. 17/02/2014
 
New Website for Dementia Care NZ:


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

 

 

 

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.
 
 

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

 

WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT US?

 

  • 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.

 

This week I have been pondering on something that I read recently.  It went something like this:  Everything that we think and do as an individual person has an effect on the service we give.  I find this rather challenging.  For me, it means that my thoughts and my actions in every area of my life have an affect on the care given at Millvale House.

 

It follows on from something we have sometimes talked about in our management team meetings.  Millvale House reflects who we are as people.  Our vision and values are personal statements about what we believe is important and what we strive to achieve. Members of our staff team are at the forefront of the care we offer to your loved ones.  I want to maximize the chances of each of them reflecting the Millvale House vision and values in all that they do. 

 

We do this by talking about our vision and values before engaging any new employee.  Each staff member participates in a session with me about the meaning of our vision and values, talking about examples and sharing stories of how these have been implemented.  Every employee is participating in training sessions on the “Best Friends Approach to Care.”  In these four sessions participants talk about how to treat each resident as if he/she is our very best friend.  We assist each other to develop the knack of being alongside a person who has dementia.  These are fun, interactive sessions.  We talk of our vision and values at every opportunity.

 

At our recent team gathering, after dinner, a handout generated from Avonside Girls in Christchurch was shared.  It was headed “10 secrets to success.”  Each person was asked to share one statement that really stood out for them.  A number of people chose “Treat each person as though he/she is the most important person in the world.”   What a challenge!!  Imagine what Millvale House would be like if we all did this.  Imagine what Christchurch would be like.  Imagine what a different world we would live in. 

 

Several members of our Millvale House staff teams have just begun a ten week leadership development course.  This is being facilitated by an external company, specializing in people development - Vargo and Lewis.  The people chosen to participate in this show huge leadership potential. We need leaders functioning at all levels and roles within Millvale House and we feel very fortunate indeed to have these people within our teams.  There is a real buzz of excitement and anticipation about these people right now.

 

You, as family members and friends of the people who live here are extremely important to us.  Quite often you make your loved ones day.  People coming in and out make our homes interesting places to be.  Quite often you make our day lighter as well.  A friendly hello and an interest in the Millvale House communities are really helpful to all of us.   I hope that you are always welcomed and cared for when you visit. 

 

It is a great privilege to be caring for your loved ones and I take this responsibility very seriously.  This work that we do takes all that I have – it takes my heart and my soul.  It is very rewarding work.  It is work that I love.  Thank you for trusting all of us at Millvale House to care for your loved one.

 

Alison Hume.

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