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The Vines at Bethlehem - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

2 days ago - Tauranga 3110

Our show home is open for viewing. Residents who have purchased in stage one will move into their villas' from 10th January 2017 and progressively until April. Our club house is available for viewing, along with plans and build dates for stage two. Please call Tony on 07 578 0525 or 0275 404 200 for an appointment.

Rosehill Gardens - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

2 days ago - Auckland

AVAILABLE: Apartment 204, upstairs one bedroom serviced apartment at  $270,000.00

ALSO NOW AVAILABLE : Studio Apartment at $205,000.00,

 

 

( under contract) -Apartment 101, downstairs one bedroom serviced apartment available at  $275,000.00

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#./

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

2 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!
 

Ultimatecare Ranburn - Hospital Care

2 days ago - Waipu

We are delighted to welcome Rik Walstra as our new Facility Manager of Ranburn

Copper Beech Apartments - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

3 days ago - Tauranga

 

Our flat screen TV, with Sky and DVD player,are available in our common lounge for residents to use and twice a month we have movie afternoons.

Five days of free respite care is offered to all residents, in our adjoining hospital, annually.

Our walking group is proving popular, and our new library offers a wide range of reading material.

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

3 days ago - Wellington 6023

We are currently building another apartment block that will have 28 new apartments. The apartments will range in size from 42sqm up to 100sqm and be ready for occupation in November 2017. Pricing is now available and units are going fast.

Radius Waipuna - Hospital Care

4 days ago - Auckland

We now have 86 rooms - 30 rooms have shared ensuite's our site is being currently renovated lovely large bedrooms, awaiting your presence.  Our home is yours and we welcome anyone to have a look around.

We have two internal courtyards landscaped with a playground ready for the kids while you visit.

Short or long term rest home, hospital & YPD residents are welcome.

Our site still has some builders here while we complete renovations, but we still welcome the visit.

Privately paying or subsidised residents welcome.

Rawleigh Healthcare - Equipment and Products

5 days ago - Wellington

Visit our updated website to see the latest products or to order familiar ones - www.rawleighs.com

Radius Lexham Park - Rest Home Care

5 days ago - Katikati

Radius Lexham Park is currently enjoying the attainment of 4 years certification, 3 Continous Quality Improvements in Environment, community connections and quality of care.  This places Lexham Park in the top 10% of facilities with in NZ. Lexham Park won at 2013's NZACA conference Excellence In Care; Telecom Communtiy Connections".The renovation of our family room which includes; a large farm style kitchen table and kitchette; sofa and TV,  access out to patio with umbrella and chairs for outdoor dinning.  A beautiful Health Spa retreat  brings a modern luxury touch to the facility, light, bright and fresh. Copper light pendants are through out the dinning and reception areas which give off a warm ambient glow. The installation of automatic main entrance doors makes it easy to enter the building.It feels like a hotel lobby with personality and when you get inside its just like home. Come and visit us. We would love to show you and your family around during the summer months. Kind regards, Julie.

Radius Lexham Park - Hospital Care

5 days ago - Katikati

Radius Lexham Park is currently operating with  4 years Certification from the Ministry of Health Certification  with three Continuous Quality Achievements for: Environment, Quality of Care, and Community Connections. Surveillance survey (June 2015)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. All three of the Continuous Quality Initiatives were upheld.

Visitors often comment on how friendly staff are, how welcoming the environment is, with a restful and casual atmosphere.

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.

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

9 days ago - Feilding 4702

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

come & join us for A FABULOUS 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.

***COMING SOON - HAIR & BEAUTY SALON *** watch this space

We are in the process of developing a hair and beauty salon in our Home.  This will be a special room where you can have your hair done, and / or a facial, manicure or pedicure if you so desire.  The sounds of the waterfall from our beautiful gardens will lull you into a sense of  peaceful relaxation. Total bliss :)

 

 

Bishop Selwyn Lifecare - Hospital Care

12 days ago - Christchurch 8024

At Bishop Selwyn we are celebrating our achievement of a 4 year Certification, which we believe reflects the standard of our care. 

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

13 days ago - Masterton 5810

We currently have no vacancies within our small village.

Enquires are most welcome.

 

Ultimate Care Lansdowne Court - Rest Home Care

13 days ago - Masterton 5810

FEBRUARY 2017

You are more than welcome to come visit and view our facility.

Ultimate Care Lansdowne Court - Hospital Care

13 days ago - Masterton 5810

FEBRUARY 2017

You are more than welcome to come visit and view our facility.

Bupa Greerton Gardens Retirement Village, Tauranga - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

13 days ago - Tauranga

Greerton Gardens continues to grow in popularity. The village is busy and has the following on the activities calendar. Monday morning tea. Super market shopping ever Wednesday morning. Weekly exercises classes - Arthritis and SayGo. Winter time a trip to the hot pools is always good. Monthly walking group. Monthly outings. Monthly Bupa (shout  happy hour) and happy hours Wednesday and Saturdays. Ladies group, men's group. This is a combined villages get together allowing residents to get to know each other from our other Bupa villages here in Tauranga. Diners club - this is very popular in the village, giving our residents who may not go out in an evening a time to explore the many wonderful restruants here in the Bay. BBQ's throughout the summer months. Tripe and onions - annual July feast for those lovers of this interesting food. The fish man comes every Wednesday. Mid winter combined villages luncheon. Story time - where our village residents share their stories. These are printed and attached to the montly newsletter. Movies on a Friday for our avid movie goers.

Greerton Gardens has a great committee. They put on many extras for their community and this year as an extra we will be celebrating special days pertaining to different countries around the world. We have many residents from around the world.  

Bupa's Big Day Out. this is a combinded villages day, out of town to all kinds of interesting places. This is very popular and residents have to book early to get their seat.

A lovely community filled with good and interesting people.

Eltham Care Rest Home (formerly Mercy Jenkins Rest Home) - Rest Home Care

13 days ago - Eltham

The facility was recently acquired by Carly Mangulabnan who will also take over the position of a facility manager. 

Carly is also a Registered Nurse, with a depth of experience in Managing Aged Care Facilities.

Carly wishes to become an active member of the whole Eltham community.

Carly has been on-site managing the facility for some weeks now, so everyone can anticipate a smooth transition with no disruption to residents’ care.

Settlers Albany - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

16 days ago - Auckland

For more information view our website

www.settlersalbany.co.nz 

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

Jane Mander Retirement Village - Rest Home Care

17 days ago - Whangarei

Coming up for ANZAC Day - our wonderful ANZAC Service which will be held in our Village Centre at 2.00pm on Thursday 25th April.

The Service will feature residents of Jane Mander Village sharing their wartime experiences, and over afternoon tea (with ANZAC biscuits of course!) the Village Glee Club will perform some of your old favourites.

Everyone is welcome to what has been descirbed as the "best ANZAC Service ever!"

The bar is open from 4.00pm to raise a glass to our fallen and living service men and women.

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

17 days ago - Auckland

Resident John tending to the vegetable garden. We have an active group of residents and day stay clients who enjoy gardening and the herbs and vegetables are used in our kitchen.

Jane Mander Retirement Village - Hospital Care

17 days ago - Whangarei

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

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

17 days ago - Whangarei

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

I-Care Beds and Comfort - Equipment and Products

18 days ago

Looking for a new bed? 

Ask your local mobility store or call us for more information on our IC333 beds - available in Long Single, King Single, Double, Queen and with companion beds. 

 

Check out our video here: https://sleepsystems.wistia.com/medias/1jqj0kbedg

iCare Beds and Comfort 

Phone: 094392243

Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village - Hospital Care

18 days ago - Gisborne 4010

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

Woodcote - Rest Home Care

18 days ago - Christchurch

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

Ngaio Marsh - Rest Home Care

18 days ago - Christchurch

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

Margaret Stoddart - Rest Home Care

18 days ago - Christchurch

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

Essie Summers Retirement Village - Rest Home Care (Resthome)

18 days ago - Christchurch

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

Aberleigh Rest Home and Dementia Care - Dementia Care NZ - Hospital Care

23 days ago - Blenheim

 
 


December 2016

In May of this year a number of our dedicated Diversional Therapists and care staff commenced an 8 month course called ‘Walking In Another’s Shoes’ that runs only once a year. This was facilitated by Dementia Educator Alison Rowe from Older Persons Mental Health at the Wairau Hospital. The course is all about encouraging person centred care for people living with dementia. We are proud that now nine of our staff team have completed this wonderful course since it began in 2014. Our staff have gained so much from this specialised training, which in turn benefits residents and family members.



Taylor Dam: October 2016

Our residents are relishing the fact that summer is finally upon us meaning we can go on so many more adventures.

Last week a number of us spent time at Taylor Dam. We loved the peaceful environment and feeding the ducks. This brought back so many memories for some people. A lovely day and we look forward to visiting more often.






Winter family gathering:

Recently we held our winter family gatherings. The theme was full of elegance and fun, being 'Gold & Lace'. We had delightful live music and a good turn out of families and some great dancing to boot. We love our family gatherings at Aberleigh. A special opportunity to celebrate our residents and their loved ones.




Preparing our spring bulbs - July 2016:

With the mild winter comes the opportunity to get our spring bulbs ready early at Aberleigh. The ‘green thumbs’ among us loved potting the daffodil bulbs recently. We cant wait for them to come out!




New Website for Dementia Care NZ:


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


 

13th March 2013

 

Warmest greetings!

POSITIVE DEVELOPMENTS AT ABERLEIGH

We are writing to advise you about some important positive changes underway at  Aberleigh.

An extensive construction project is currently in progress to build on some additional bedrooms and to upgrade an area of the current rest home.  This will improve the environment  for our residents and also enable us to provide hospital care for more of our residents.  This means that when our residents become more frail and require hospital care they will be able to stay on at Aberleigh.  This is important – residents can stay here in the place they call home, with the people who know them well and who know just how to care for them.  It brings a measure of comfort to residents and their families, knowing that they will not have to move.

Work on the first phase of the project, in the existing carpark, is  well underway. It is exciting to see our plans for an improved environment for our residents becoming a reality.

Once the first stage is complete we will be moving on to the redevelopment of the Ngaio wing. The significant upgrade we have planned will require the existing Ngaio wing to be completely taken down and rebuilt.  This will mean that all the residents who currently live in the Ngaio wing will move into the beautiful new wing, Koromiko, which will become their new home.

With the provision of hospital level care, there is now a registered nurse on duty 24 hours a day seven days a week.

The extended level of care will be delivered with the same loving care and uncompromising standards which recently earned Aberleigh 4 year Ministry of Health Audit Certification.

When the alterations at Aberleigh are complete, one of the services we will be able to provide is a dedicated respite bed where people can book respite care in advance.

We will be celebrating the completion of the renovations with a formal opening in May this year. We look forward to inviting you to join us for this special occasion.

In the interim, we warmly welcome your questions or comments.

Yours sincerely

 

 

Maja Yu                                                                Susan Villacorta

Operations Manager                                              Clinical Manager

 

ABERLEIGH ACHIEVES 4 YEAR AUDIT CERTIFICATION
 
We extend our congratulations to our team at Aberleigh Rest Home in Blenheim who on the 14th of June 2012 underwent a full certification audit for the MOH.
 
On Friday we received notification that Aberleigh has been awarded 4 years certification. Very few aged care facilities in NZ attain this level of certification which reflects the highest quality standard. Aberleigh is the only rest home in the Nelson Marlborough DHB to have achieved this distinction.
 
Well done to Andrew, Tanya and the team.
 
We are delighted that Aberleigh has joined Avonlea Rest Home and Admatha Dementia Care in Christchurch with 4 year certification.
 

 

Aberleigh Rest Home and Dementia Care - Dementia Care NZ - Dementia Care (Secure environment) (Two Small And Homely Care Units)

23 days ago - Blenheim

 February 2017 - Our BBQ lunch.

At Aberleigh Rest Home last Saturday our residents and some family members enjoyed a wonderful Kiwi-style BBQ lunch. Nothing beats eating outside on a lovely summer’s day, and it was great to see our residents helping out with the cooking and teaching our staff a trick or two. This coming Saturday we will having BBQ lunches for residents in our dementia homes. We are sure this will be greatly enjoyed and hope our families pop in for a sausage too.

December 2016

In May of this year a number of our dedicated Diversional Therapists and care staff commenced an 8 month course called ‘Walking In Another’s Shoes’ that runs only once a year. This was facilitated by Dementia Educator Alison Rowe from Older Persons Mental Health at the Wairau Hospital. The course is all about encouraging person centred care for people living with dementia. We are proud that now nine of our staff team have completed this wonderful course since it began in 2014. Our staff have gained so much from this specialised training, which in turn benefits residents and family members.


November 2016
 
It is with great pleasure that the team at Aberleigh are announcing the approved conversion of our 8 bed unit ‘Totora’, to a new dementia rest home.
This means that 8 new dementia rest home level care beds will be available to the community.
Please feel free to come and visit our new dementia rest home unit anytime.
 
 

Taylor Dam: October 2016

Our residents are relishing the fact that summer is finally upon us meaning we can go on so many more adventures.

Last week a number of us spent time at Taylor Dam. We loved the peaceful environment and feeding the ducks. This brought back so many memories for some people. A lovely day and we look forward to visiting more often.



Winter family gathering:

Recently we held our winter family gatherings. The theme was full of elegance and fun, being 'Gold & Lace'. We had delightful live music and a good turn out of families and some great dancing to boot. We love our family gatherings at Aberleigh. A special opportunity to celebrate our residents and their loved ones.


Preparing our spring bulbs - July 2016:

With the mild winter comes the opportunity to get our spring bulbs ready early at Aberleigh. The ‘green thumbs’ among us loved potting the daffodil bulbs recently. We cant wait for them to come out!



SPCA visits for our residents - June 2016:

We are very lucky at Aberleigh to receive regular visits from our friends at the SPCA. At least twice a month our residents and a special animal get to spend time together lighting up each others day.



New Website for Dementia Care NZ:


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


 

A loved one with dementia?
Rest, recharge, revitalise!


Respite helps you keep your loved one at home longer by ‘caring for the carer’.
Respite care is usually taken for a week or two to enable the carer to rest and recharge. This is often fully subsidised.


We now have a dedicated respite room available in our new dementia home.


This enables you to book respite care in advance, knowing that your loved one will be cared for in a secure, well established home which specializes in care of the elderly and people who have dementia.


This dedicated respite service means:
• A chance to rest, recharge, revitalise
• A familiar, trusted relationship develops over time with repeat visits
• An opportunity for socialisation and meaningful activities
• A homely environment encouraging continuation of daily roles and routines
• Loving, person-centred, one to one care


To find out more about this service and for a detailed information pack, ring Maja Yu on 03 578 7966


We would love to hear from you!
 

 

 

 

13th March 2013

 

Warmest greetings!

POSITIVE DEVELOPMENTS AT ABERLEIGH

We are writing to advise you about some important positive changes underway at  Aberleigh.

An extensive construction project is currently in progress to build on some additional bedrooms and to upgrade an area of the current rest home.  This will improve the environment  for our residents and also enable us to provide hospital care for more of our residents.  This means that when our residents become more frail and require hospital care they will be able to stay on at Aberleigh.  This is important – residents can stay here in the place they call home, with the people who know them well and who know just how to care for them.  It brings a measure of comfort to residents and their families, knowing that they will not have to move.

Work on the first phase of the project, in the existing carpark, is  well underway. It is exciting to see our plans for an improved environment for our residents becoming a reality.

Once the first stage is complete we will be moving on to the redevelopment of the Ngaio wing. The significant upgrade we have planned will require the existing Ngaio wing to be completely taken down and rebuilt.  This will mean that all the residents who currently live in the Ngaio wing will move into the beautiful new wing, Koromiko, which will become their new home.

With the provision of hospital level care, there is now a registered nurse on duty 24 hours a day seven days a week.

The extended level of care will be delivered with the same loving care and uncompromising standards which recently earned Aberleigh 4 year Ministry of Health Audit Certification.

When the alterations at Aberleigh are complete, one of the services we will be able to provide is a dedicated respite bed where people can book respite care in advance.

We will be celebrating the completion of the renovations with a formal opening in May this year. We look forward to inviting you to join us for this special occasion.

In the interim, we warmly welcome your questions or comments.

Yours sincerely

 

 

Maja Yu                                                                Susan Villacorta

Operations Manager                                              Clinical Manager

 

 

 

 

Soon Aberleigh will be offering a dedicated respite bed where carers will be able to book care up to six months in advance.

This service will be available once all of our alterations and rebuilds are complete.

Watch this space for further updates.

 

 

February 2013

There is something in the soil at Aberleigh and we think it might have something to do with Gilbert!   Gilbert Apperley pictured above, is a resident at Aberleigh rest home in Blenheim and loves to garden. "My garden always had lots of veges. I used to tell the owner of the local super market that if he ran out of vegetables, he could always come over to my house and have a look around". Silver Beet has been the shining star this summer. The picture of Gilbert with his healthy harvest.......was the fourth! Harvest this summer.
 Donya Nee on behalf of the Aberleigh Diversional Therapy team.
 
 
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.

 

 

 

 

December 2012

Aberleigh Rest Home currently provides rest home and dementia level care for up to 46 residents. Following the successful audit, the facility is able to provide hospital level care for up to 10 residents, with round-the-clock registered nursing care. This service commenced in September 2012.

 

We are embarking on a building project to build on some additional bedrooms and to improve an area of the current rest home.  This will improve the environment  for our residents and also enable us to provide hospital care for more of our residents.  This means that when our residents become more frail and require hospital care they will be able to stay on at Aberleigh.  This is important – residents can stay here in the place they call home, with the people who know them well and who know just how to care for them.  It brings a measure of comfort to residents and their families knowing that they will not have to move.

Building will be phased and carefully managed to provide maximum benefit with minimum disruption to residents and visitors.

 

 

September 2012 

 

Following our recent successful audit, Aberleigh has been authorised to provide hospital level care, with round-the-clock nursing care. This service commenced in September 2012.

We are embarking on a building project to provide some additional bedrooms and to improve an area of the current rest home.  This will improve the environment  for our residents and also enable us to provide hospital care for more of our residents.  This means that when our residents become more frail they will be able to stay on at Aberleigh.  It is important that residents can stay here in the place they call home, with the people who know them well and with the people who know just how to care for them. 

Building will be carefully managed to provide maximum benefit with minimum disruption to residents and visitors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABERLEIGH ACHIEVES 4 YEAR AUDIT CERTIFICATION

 

  We extend our congratulations to our team at Aberleigh Rest Home in Blenheim who on the 14th of June 2012 underwent a full certification audit for the MOH.   On Friday we received notification that Aberleigh has been awarded 4 years certification. Very few aged care facilities in NZ attain this level of certification which reflects the highest quality standard. Aberleigh is the only rest home in the Nelson Marlborough DHB to have achieved this distinction.   Well done to Andrew, Tanya and the team.   We are delighted that Aberleigh has joined Avonlea Rest Home and Admatha Dementia Care in Christchurch with 4 year certification.

 

Please click on the link below to read the Marlborough Express article:

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/news/7622890/Rest-home-wins-4-year-certification

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

At Aberleigh, we have undergone some exciting new renovations and improvements over the past months. Rata, our dementia care home, has been separated into two small units of ten residents with full completion of renovations in two weeks.

We are very happy about these renovations and changes. Smaller homes ensure that people with dementia have a familiar, comfortable and homely environment.

Small open kitchens and gas fires create a stronger homely atmosphere and offer the opportunity for people to be involved in the running of their home.

 Residents love to help rinse the dishes, set up afternoon teas, wipe down the bench, or help to bake muffins for example.

All of these homely activities help increase and maintain a sense of purpose, belonging and homeliness. Staff and residents share in these homely activities, increasing and supporting special moments together.

We have a new Dietician who is involved on a monthly basis and a Physiotherapist who visits our residents fortnightly.

 

 

Princes Court Dementia Care - Dementia Care (Secure environment)

23 days ago - Ashburton 7700

Some of our Residents at Princes Court enjoyed the walk to the bottom of the garden to assist Staff pick some fruit off of the fruit trees we have in our large garden.

 

 

Bupa Eventhorpe Care Home - Hospital Care (Hospital)

24 days ago - Hamilton

November 2016 Eventhorpe Rest Home & Hospital were awarded the Care Home of the Year. Our facility strives hard to provide the best care for our residents and we are proud to have maintained number one position (out of 64 Care Homes throughout NZ).

November 2015 Eventhorpe Rest Home & Hospital were awarded the Bupa ' Care Home of the Year'.

Eventhorpe placed third in 2014 and are extremely honoured and proud to have achieved number one (out of 60 Care Homes throughout NZ) for 2015/16.

We have created a new garden at the back of the property. A quiet place to sit and admire the wall art and sensory planting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

24 days ago - Hastings 4122

The Village Centre has now been open for more than 4.5 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.

 



Freeman Court - Supported Living

25 days ago - Te Awamutu

Freeman Court is currently undertaking renovations and all rooms will be refurnished.

Roseanne Retirement Home - Rest Home Care

25 days ago - Napier 4110

February

  • 7th     -        Library
  • 8th     -        Faraday Centre
  • 14th   -        St Columbus Church
  • 15th   -        Napier RSA
  • 16th   -        Seaside Picnic Art Deco
  • 17th   -        Longest Lunch @ Roseanne
  • 21st   -        Communion with David Day
  • 22nd  -        Express Train Ride
  • 23rd   -        Warren Sing-a-long
  • 28th   -        Ladies Morning Out

                        Taradale RSA in the afternoon