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Millvale House Levin - Dementia Care NZ

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At a glance
Vacancy
Yes
Name
Millvale House Levin - Dementia Care NZ
Category
Specialist Hospital/Dementia Care
Address
42 Mako Mako Road
Levin
Postal Address
PO Box 1131 Levin 5540
DHB
MidCentral
Phone
(06) 367 2027
Fax
(06) 367 2217
Mobile
0210442842
Email
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Web
Visit Website
Personnel
Manager
Ravi John - 06 3672027
Owner
Alison Hume and Jim Haines - (03) 385 1286
Other services
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Description
Millvale House is set in beautiful surroundings with easy access to the gardens. Surrounded by mature trees, there are sunny spots to sit, pathways to follow and birds to watch. The bedrooms are single and spacious. We encourage people to bring a few familiar things from home. The lounge and dining areas are spacious. The dining area has round dining tables to encourage the sense of a family meal and a nice time spent together.

At Millvale House we create a homely atmosphere where each person is encouraged to develop and express their passion for living.

We strive to achieve this vision by promoting:

The uniqueness of each person

The immense value of each person

Openness, honesty and integrity.

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.




We promise we will give your loved one the very best of care.

We promise we will cherish, nurture and love your special person.

We will be honest, open and trustworthy.
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 22 Aug 2012
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care16
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 24 Feb 2017
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
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
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
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 Dianne Berkahn is our Clinical Manager. She advises and mentors the registered nurse team. Dianne also knows each resident and their requirements. Should you have any concerns or queries regarding the health of your loved one, please contact Dianne.
Updated: 3 Feb 2016
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
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.
Rooms (Single) Yes
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
Maori Kaupapa 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.
Semi-Secure Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 3 Feb 2016
Special Features
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
Interests & Activities
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 ballon 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: 9 Jul 2009
Additional Information
TopicDetails
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
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Chinese Yes
Dutch Yes
Filipino Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Updated: 3 Feb 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Christian Yes
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.
Roman Catholic Yes
Updated: 3 Feb 2016
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
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
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 Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 6 Nov 2012

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