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|Contract with DHB||Yes|
|Additional Room Costs||No|
|Updated: 22 Aug 2012|
|Approximate number of beds at this level of care||16|
|Long term vacancy||No|
|Short term vacancy||No|
|Updated: 25 Sep 2017|
|Type||Hours Per Week||Status||Details|
|Registered Nurse||Yes||There is a registered nurse on site at all times. Should you require any information regarding your loved one the nurse on duty is the person to see.|
|Enrolled Nurse||Yes||We have an enrolled nurse working as part of our team at Millvale House in Levin.|
|Physiotherapist||Yes||Our physiotherapist works with us each fortnight. She assesses each resident's needs and develops a safe handling plan for each resident. She also trains the staff to transfer residents safely.|
|Diversional Therapist||40||Yes||Our diversional therapists know each resident very well and know what works for each person. They provide mainly one on one activities. One of our diversional therapists plays the guitar and sings with our residents. They love this.|
|Hairdresser||Yes||Visits monthly and more often if necessary.|
|Podiatrist||Yes||We have a podiatrist who comes on a regular basis to attend to the needs of the residents.|
|Dietitian||Yes||Our dietitian comes to Millvale House monthly to review nutritional requirements of the residents.|
|Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor||Yes||Millvale House is interdominational so we have people from several demoninations that visit. Should you require an individual visit this can be arranged.|
|Other Personnel||Yes||We have a person who facilitates a support group for family members of people who live at Millvale House. Many people find talking with others very helpful. She is also available by phone for any family member who just need someone to talk with.|
|Updated: 3 Feb 2016|
|Specialities or Areas of Expertise||Status||Details|
|End of Life/Palliative Care||Yes||Our registered nurses have received training in caring for people as they experience the final stages of their life journey.|
|Wound Care||No||Wound care specialist care is available on referral|
|Diabetic Care||No||Specialist care is available on referral|
|Continence Advisor||Yes||We have a continence advisor who calls on us regulary. She also runs in house training sessions for staff and is available to be contacted when we require her service.|
|Infection Control||Yes||We have a registered nurse who does special training in infection control and who has a role in infection control at Millvale House. Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Stomal Therapist||No||Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Psychiatric Care||No||Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Stroke Rehabilitation||No||Specialist care input is available on referral|
|Specialised Dementia Care||Yes||All our staff are specially trained to work with residents who have dementia. They have great skill in working with these residents.|
|Gerontological Care||Yes||All our staff are specially trained to care for people as they get older. This is the work we have chosen to do.|
|Clinical Manager||Yes||Ravi John is our Clinical Manager. He advises and mentors the registered nurse team. Ravi also knows each resident and their requirements. Should you have any concerns or queries regarding the health of your loved one, please contact Ravi.|
|Other Nursing Specialities||Yes||Simon Hamley is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and our Education Coordinator. He ensures staff compliance with their training, coordinates staff in-services and special training programs, and instructs Managing of Actual or Potential Aggression (MAPA).|
|Updated: 1 Sep 2017|
|Under 65 yrs with Disability||Yes||We have a contract with the DHB for these services|
|Whanau Room||No||We have a quiet room that can be used by family requiring a quiet and private space.|
|Ensuite||Yes||We have one room with an ensuite.|
|May Bring Own Furniture||Yes||You are able to bring your own furniture subject to space and safety contraints. It can be very nice for a resident to have their own things about them - this reminds them of home.|
|Alcohol Permitted||Yes||We have a regular happy hour.|
|Resident can adjust heating in own room||Yes|
|Residents Committee||No||A meeting is held regularly with residents. It is important that they have opportunity to give feedback and to talk about how they would like their home run.|
|Family Committee||No||Many residents come from areas outside Levin. Many family members also live a long distance away. Meetings are difficult. We encourage family members to give feedback whenever possible. Ideas, complaints, improvement suggestions are welcomed.|
|Newsletter||Yes||We have a newsletter four times a year.|
|Policy for management of challenging behaviour||Yes||We work to minimise resident's symptoms of dementia in a creative and loving way. There is regular and ongoing staff training.|
|Confused Residents||Yes||Many of our residents are confused. These are the people we have chosen to care for. This is our work. We are very skilled in working with people who are confused.|
|Lounges/seating areas||Yes||We have 2 separate lounges. Two open out to the gardens and one is a private lounge.|
|Outings||Yes||We have weekly outings in our van.|
|Smoking Permitted||Yes||We have an area set aside on the veranda outside.|
|Audit report available||Yes|
|Updated: 3 Feb 2016|
|Our home for people who need care because they have dementia is highly specialised. Each resident is loved and known. Each person is very precious. Our team is highly skilled in managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. We love this work - it is hugely satisfying to enrich these peoples lives.|
|Updated: 9 Jul 2009|
We have diversional therapists who are trained or training, one for each home. They work with residents to help them to get to know each other, have fun, develop interests, exercise their bodies and stimulate their minds. Entertainers come into the home on a regular basis for the residents' enjoyment.
We have an activity programme which includes art, bingo, bowls, care and craft, weekly church services, cooking, craft, dancing, visits from entertainers, flower arranging, games, Happy Hour, housie, jigsaws, music, daily newspaper reading, quizzes and sing-a-longs.
Exercises include regular walks, quoits, "bobs" and balloon tennis. We also have a lovely garden with roses and also a vege garden and residents are free to assist with these if they wish.
We have links with or can assist with contact with the following community groups: Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Blind Foundation, RSA and Senior Citizens.
At Millvale House Levin we also have on site or can provide access to aromatherapy, a BBQ, a range of big print books, board games, classical music, a piano, picnic facilities, a library, a van for outings and Lotto. Sky TV can be arranged at the individual resident's expense.
A volunteer from the community acts as an advocate for our residents should they have any problems or concerns.
Residents are able to have breakfast in bed at any time if they wish.
We also encourage visits from canine friends and children.
|Updated: 21 Jul 2017|
|Details re Meals||We do our own inhouse cooking. Our main meal is served in the evening and includes roasts twice a week. We will cater to individual preferences. Morning and afternoon tea consists of home baked goodies.|
|Staffing Details||We have a staff education programme and we actively encourage all our staff to further their qualifications. Our clinical manager has an extensive background in education.|
|Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include||Please refer to management for details regarding fees.|
|Updated: 9 Jul 2009|
|Maori - Te Reo||Yes|
|Updated: 3 Feb 2016|
|Denominations/Faiths represented||Yes||We care people from all faiths and denominations. We want people from all cultures, religions, faiths and denominations to feel comfortable. Family only need ask and we will endeavour to provide any spiritual care that is necessary.|
|Inter denominational||Yes||We have a weekly church service which is conducted on a rotating basis by each of the local churches. We also have a weekly bible study conducted by a volunteer from the community. Roman Catholic Holy Communion is also held once a week.|
|Updated: 3 Feb 2016|
|Shops||0.00 km||We have a dairy across the road.|
|Mall||1.00 km||The main shopping area in Levin|
|Parks||0.50 km||The park has a very nice childrens playground. There are lots of other parks and gardens in close proximity.|
|Library||1.00 km||We are members of the Levin Library|
|Updated: 7 Jul 2008|
|Credentials & Membership||Status||Details|
|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|
|Other details||Yes||Our Education Coordinator Simon Hamley is a trained instructor for Managing of Actual or Potential Aggression (MAPA) from the Crisis Prevention Institute. Simon works across all facilities ensuring our staff are trained in this valuable course.|
|Updated: 1 Sep 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.
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.
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.
The team at Millvale House Levin are very pleased to announce their new Facebook page 'Millvale House Levin'
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.
A New Operations Manager for Millvale House Levin:
12th July 2016
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