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Admatha Lodge - Dementia Care NZ - Monami and Amour - two small care units

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Vacancy
No
Name
Admatha Lodge - Dementia Care NZ
Category
Specialist Hospital/Dementia Care
Address
74 Chrystal St
Shirley
Christchurch
DHB
Canterbury
Phone
03 385 1286 ext 1
Fax
03 386 3240
Mobile
0273494375
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Debra Fairhall - (03) 385 1286
Owner
Alison Hume and Jim Haines - (03) 385 1286
Other services
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Description
OUR VISION

At Admatha we create a loving, warm and homely atmosphere where each person is supported to experience each moment richly.

OUR VALUES

We strive to achieve this vision by promoting:

• The uniqueness of each person
• The immense value of each person
• Openness, honesty and integrity

In these ways, we enrich each person, the community and the world.

Dementia Care New Zealand is one of New Zealand’s highly regarded aged care providers.
We provide a full range of residential care including general rest home care, dementia rest home care, general hospital level care, and dementia hospital level care. At many of our facilities, a full continuum of care is available.
We specialize in person-centred care for people who live with dementia. This is the work we have passionately chosen to do.
We care for people in small, cosy homes with a loving, warm and homely atmosphere where each person is supported to experience each moment richly. Our small homes concept means that people with dementia experience life in a less clinical and more normalised, familiar way. Small homes that inter connect, also bring a sense of ‘community’ for a person with dementia.





Our Philosophy:


1. Connecting with each person we care for as we would a very best friend means that people feel loved and important. A best friend accepts you as you are, believes in you, forgives your mistakes, really listens to you, jokes with you and loves to hear you laugh.

2. Families/whanau become part of the community we have. They are involved in their loved one’s care. They are encouraged to share their in-depth and intimate knowledge of their loved one. There is much honesty and openness. This builds trusting relationships between us all. We know family, and family know us.

3. A home that provides people with stability. Things seem familiar – a private bedroom with things in it from home, sunny spots to sit in, a garden.

4. Each staff person is someone with ability and with a potential for growth. There is much opportunity for every staff member. Each staff member can have a positive impact on residents, their family and their team.

5. Ensuring that people can continue with their old roles, if they wish, like collecting the mail, folding the washing, sweeping the floor means that they have a purpose in life. They can be involved in the running of their home.

6. As we work in these ways, people are more contented and participate in life more fully. They have their greatest chance at being physically healthy and emotionally the best they can be.



Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 14 Oct 2015
DHB Respite Care Booking Service
We provide DHB Respite Care Booking Service.
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care25
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
We currently have no vacancies at Admatha Dementia Care. We would love you to come for a visit.

At Admatha Lodge Hospital we offer care in two small, interconnecting units; one with 12 rooms, the other with 13 and plenty of walking areas.
There are lovely vegetable gardens, a decking with views over the gardens and creek and a lovely feeling of homeliness. Please come in and visit us we would love to meet you.

Please see our comprehensive website for more detailed information. www.dementiacarenz.co.nz
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 23 Mar 2017
Testimonials
I must tell you about Wilfred’s time in Admatha.
At first he was a bit quiet probably because he was homesick and a little bewildered in his new surroundings.
Soon, however, he felt the warmth and special care that Admatha gives. In fact I would go so far as to say that the care for each and every resident is exceptional. That I saw as a visitor. Wilfred was a loving caring man himself and I am not surprised that he soon won the hearts of the young carers at Admatha. Even as he became very ill on his last days he still managed a smile for them as they tenderly cared for him, and he would mean it.
You have a wonderful staff there, every one of them.
God bless you all.

Betty Dodge
07/09/2012



Our Mum Jennifer has been a resident of Admatha Lodge since January 2009. My brother and I visited a number of dementia units but loved the homely feel and very friendly staff at Admatha.

We have nothing but admiration, gratitude and sincere thanks for the level of care that they provide to her. The staff are always very friendly and welcoming. They treat all residents as if they were their own family members with love, understanding and many cuddles.

Due to the nature of the illness, visits can often be difficult and emotional. However the staff are so wonderful and friendly that they help lift your mood when you are having one of those times.
The lines of communication are always open. Any issues our Mum may have had such as a fall, seizure or any problems related to her dementia are always communicated.

We consider ourselves to be a part of the Admatha family. It is our Mum’s home and they treat her as a very special member of it – just as we would all encounter and expect in our own homes.

Bridget and Simon Mather October 2010.

CHRISTMAS 2011
THANK YOU ADMATHA
CONTINUITY, CONSISTENCY, CARING,
KINDNESS, THOUGHTFULNESS, LOVE
EARTHQUAKE PROOF QUALITIES.
THANK YOU ADMATHA FOR PROVIDING THE PRECIOUS
NECESSITIES OF LIFE
THROUGH A CHALLENGING AND DIFFICULT YEAR.
THE EXPERTISE AND SPECIAL CARE YOU PROVIDE IS
BEYOND THE PEOPLE AND FAMILIES THAT YOU CARE FOR.

THIS CHRISTMAS I HOPE THAT EACH ONE OF YOU RECEIVE
TENFOLD
THE LOVE AND CARE YOU HAVE GIVEN TO OTHERS.
WE COULD NOT HAVE QUALITY OF LIFE WITHOUT YOU ALL.
DURING A VISIT TO MUM LAST WEEK I WATCHED KIM MAKING CHOCOLATES
FOR THE CHRISTMAS PARTY.
MUM AND SOME OTHER RESIDENTS WERE SITTING WATCHING AND SAMPLING THE CHOCOLATES AS KIM TOOK THEM OUT OF
THE CHRISTMAS MOULDS.
I HAD BEEN FEELING EMOTIONAL AT THE PROSPECT OF
CHRISTMAS DAY AND HOW IMPRACTICAL IT WOULD BE TO
ATTEMPT TO TAKE MUM HOME.
SEEING HER SITTING HAPPILY ENJOYING THE CHOCOLATE
IN THE FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE OF THE KITCHEN
SURROUNDED BY PEOPLE WHO CARE
I REALISED SHE WAS
“HOME”
THANK YOU ALL
HAPPY CHRISTMAS
LOVE
MARY ROBERTS


Placing my father into care was the hardest decision of my life. He had been diagnosed with dementia five months earlier and I was told to look around, find a home that I liked and put his name down. With two cousins, I started looking at dementia rest homes not too far from home. Of the places we viewed Avonlea was by far the nicest. Even the guided tour was the friendliest and most helpful. I didn't know what to look for in a rest home but fortunately my two cousins are a nurse and a diversional therapist respectively.
I held off as long as I could putting dad into care. When I eventually couldn't put it off any longer there were no vacancies at Avonlea so he went to Admatha. The staff there saw that I was having a hard time with my decision, so as well as taking great care of dad they gave me great support and friendship too.
I felt a lot of guilt over placing dad into care but I have learned since then that this is quite normal for families. I believed I had failed him, but I could no longer manage at home. The quality of the care and the helpfulness, courtesy and friendliness of the staff made the transition easier for both dad and I. The way they talked with dad you would think they had been good friends for years. A few weeks later dad transferred to Avonlea where the service, staff and atmosphere were as great as Admatha.
Fourteen months later, due to declining physical health dad was reassessed and reqired dementia hospital level care. I was lucky enough to be able to get him into Admatha Lodge, where the high level of care continues. I really like the small home system as it has made it easier for dad to cope with the changes in his life. The cosy environment makes visiting much more pleasant too.
I am included or notified about any decisions regarding dad's care and every time I visit him I get an update on his day, and health in general.
Dad often enjoys the regular entertainment, and with some coaxing from the diversional therapists will sometimes participate in activities.
The policies and the people have made this whole experience a lot easier and more pleasant than I could ever have anticipated. It is also a great comfort to know that dad is safe and well cared for by really special people.

Michael Ferguson October 2010



Jim Archbold - Our family member, has been a resident at Admatha Lodge for the past couple of months.
We have been extremely impressed by the way that the staff at Admatha have endeavoured to make his transition as smooth as possible. A lot of time and effort was put into understanding Jim's individual needs and personality, prior to his arrival. He has settled in extremely well, it has been a "no-stress" and painless move for him and the family.
As a family we are extremely grateful and thankful to all the Admatha Staff, for the extremely high level of dedicated professional loving care that Jim receives.
Admatha is the third residential facility that Jim has been in, and we can say without hesitation that it is providing by far the best care that he has ever received. His personal grooming is always of a very high standard.
Something that stands out for us is the ongoing and constant support that exists for the residents' families. There are regular meetings and opportunities to discuss activities and developments at Admatha.
We bring our young children to visit their grandfather. They enjoy their visits to Admatha and are made to feel welcome.
Admatha Lodge is always clean and tidy. When you walk in you are greeted with the fresh welcoming smells of home baking. This is a sharp contrast of the typical hospital smells that we have smelt at other facilities and which we have never experienced at Admatha.
Admatha is providing a friendly, happy caring environment for Jim and we have no concerns about him when we are not there.
We would have no hesitation at all in recommending Admatha to other families who are seeking a residential facility that delivers the highest standards or care to their loved ones.

Beth Archbold, Debbie Jenks, Jims Family.


My mum has been at Admatha Lodge for nineteen months, she’s really happy there and she considers it her home. My Mum and I have always been very close so I am at the Lodge every day and have my lunch with her.
I find all the staff are lovely to her, and share a joke with her. On a Saturday and Sunday evening I ring to see how she is. The staff will ask if I want to speak to her.
The Registered Nurse is very professional and a lovely caring person who I can approach at any time. There is a senior Caregiver Sandra who has put Mum at ease in the shower, because Mum is terrified of water. Sandra will sing songs that she knows Mum likes, to take her mind off the water. I think that Sandra is an excellent Caregiver and I can’t praise her enough. She is the same with every resident. The other senior caregiver Alison who works with Sandra most days is very experienced and a lovely person. I like the other residents and know all of them by name. The meals are very nice, a good variety and well cooked.
There are activities going on throughout the day and Yvonne the new Diversional Therapist is a very nice, friendly and welcoming person.
Lynly who is now the weekend manager used to be the Diversional Therapist. She is great, she gets things done. You can be sure she will get onto any problem and fix it.
I find all the staff are friendly and I get on well with all of them. Admatha Lodge is like my second home.
Cindy Hughes

"My husband has been a resident of Admatha for over two years and we have always been very pleased to be associated with Admatha where everyone is treated as a loved family member.
The individual care and attention given by the carers never fails to delight us, and contributes to the happiness and family feeling which is found at Admatha.
All the carers are never too busy to listen to individual needs, and this makes everyone feel as if they are very precious. Also, visitors are most welcome to stay at any time, and they know residents and their visitors by first name.
Admatha is a happy place to visit at any time of any day".
Avery Family

"We would like to recognise the wonderful care and attention given to our sister, Sally, since she came to live at Admatha in February 2007.
Sally's dementia has deteriorated over the last couple of years and, having had an intellectual disability all her life, her comprehension of what was happening to her was quite beyond her. Your staff at Admatha have taken Sally under their wing with total love, care and understanding and the professional way you, the management, and your staff have performed. We also get enjoyment from the hospitality of the staff and their recognition of us. There always seems to be time to make a cup of tea no matter how busy they are.
Admatha's philosophy and structure have impressed us to a degree that we have recommended you to the community that Sally was living at. Our recommendation is that they formally adopt Admatha as their primary Care destination for the other folk who are approaching needing Dementia Care.
We would like to thank you and the staff for your dedication and care of Sally".
John and Linda Tucker


Our Mum has been a resident of Admatha Lodge since January 2009. My brother and I visited a number of dementia units but loved the homely feel and very friendly staff at Admatha.
We have nothing but admiration, gratitude and sincere thanks for the level of care that they provide to her. The staff are always very friendly and welcoming. They treat all residents as if they were their own family members with love, understanding and many cuddles.
Due to the nature of the illness, visits can often be difficult and emotional. However the staff are so wonderful and friendly that they help lift your mood when you are having one of those times.
The lines of communication are always open. Any issues our Mum may have had such as a fall, seizure or any problems related to her dementia are always communicated.
We consider ourselves to be a part of the Admatha family. It is our Mum’s home and they treat her as a very special member of it – just as we would all encounter and expect in our own homes.

B. & S. M.

Updated: 14 Jan 2014
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Clinical Manager Maria Ylaran leads and inspires a competent team of registered nurses at Admatha Lodge Hospital. Ruth Babonnic is our 'National Clinical Manager' Overseeing all nursing teams. Ruth is based at Admatha.
Enrolled Nurse Yes Lyn Horrell
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes A Physiotherapist from 'Therapy Proffesionals' Visit's once per week.
Diversional Therapist Yes Our diversional therapists know each resident very well and know what works for each person creating meaningfull activities to support creativity, socialisation, stimulaton and fun as well as assisting residents in the daily running of their home.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Visits weekly.
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Negotiable We have contact with Rehua Marae
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 16 Mar 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes Liverpool Care Pathway
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management No Manageable if necessary.
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care No Support available
Diabetic Care Yes Support available
Continence Advisor Yes Support available
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist No Support available
Psychiatric Care Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation No Support available
Tracheotomy Care Yes Support available
Spinal Injuries No Support available
Specialised Dementia Care Yes We specialise in the care of people who have dementia.
Gerontological Care Yes
Urology No Support available.
Clinical Manager Yes Maria Ylaran leads and inspires our team of Registered Nurses. Ruth babonnic is our 'South Island Regional Clinical Manager'.
Other Nursing Specialities Yes
Psychiatrist Yes Support available
Other Post Graduate Specialities Yes Clinical Manager Ruth, Post grad cert Palliative Care. Palliative care, dance and movement therapy
Updated: 14 Jan 2014
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Liverpool Care Pathway
Whanau Room Yes A 'quiet room' is available.
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) No Would need to be negotiated
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Alcohol Permitted No Negotiable with Nurse Manager.
Pets In Residence No Negotiable with Nurse Manager. We welcome visits from pets and at times offer 'pet therapy'.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Negotiable with Nurse Manager
Phone Access In Own Room No Portable phone available.
Maori Kaupapa No Contact with Rehua Marae
Residents Committee Yes
Family Committee Yes Monthly family support groups with private facilitator
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Smoking Permitted No Smoking permited out side.
Semi-Secure No Fully secure
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 14 Jan 2014
Special Features
Lovely established tree's, two small and homely units with open plan kitchens for our people and their families to use.

There is access between both units for 'residents that like to walk and visit their neighbours, homely and cosy yet spacious, a creek that runs by the home with ducklings in the spring, a normalised environment with views to neighbouring properties and gardens, a piano for songs and entertainment, a main kitchen that fills the home with the aroma of fresh cooking and baking.

At Admatha Lodge we offer care in two small units; one with 12 rooms, the other with 13.


Programmes for families:

We offer two very special educational sessions for our families.

"Orientation For Families" and "Sharing The Journey"

Please see our comprehensive website for more detailed information.

"Helping with your move"

We understand that times have been very hard for many following the earthquakes.

We are now offering a new service, free of charge of course! In order to help your moving into care easier.

We will.....

* Help you move any furniture.

* Help you to label clothing and personal possessions.



Updated: 21 Dec 2011
Updated: 14 Jan 2014
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Age Concern, Advocate, Alzheimer's Society, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Billiards, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Bridge, Canine friends, Care and Craft, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Entertainers, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Happy Hour, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Massage, Minibus, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parties, Pianist, Reading, Sing-a-longs, water therapy
Updated: 14 Jan 2014
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals Our menu is created by Diatician Julian Jenson and is rotated on a seasonal basis.
Associated Complexes Admatha Dementia Care Rest Home, Avonlea Dementia Care Rest Home and Hospital, Millvale House Waikanai Dementia Hospital level care, Millvale House Levin Hospital and Dementia Hospital level care. Millvale House Miramar Dementia Hospital, Millvale Lodge Lindale, Aberleigh Rest Home and Dementia care Blenheim, Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care Nelson. Leighton House Rest Home Gisborne
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please contact Donya 027 277 6882 for further information.
Updated: 14 Jan 2014
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Chinese Yes
Chinese dialect Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Japanese Yes
Swedish Yes
Updated: 14 Jan 2014
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Buddhist Yes
Christian Yes
Confucius Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Hindu Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Muslim Yes
Jehovah Witness Yes
Jewish Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Ratana Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
Sikh Yes
Shinto Yes
Spiritualist/New Age Yes
Tao Yes
Updated: 14 Jan 2014
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport   A five minute walk to nearest bus stop
Shops   'The Palms' and surrounding shops are a ten minute walk away.
Parks   Petre Park is a five minute walk away on Petre Street
Updated: 14 Jan 2014
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes At Admatha we have four years certification. This is the maximum certification achievable.
Other details Yes Certified Non Violent Crisis Intervention instructor - Donya Nee (Crisis Prevention Institute)
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 14 Jan 2014

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