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Millvale House Miramar - Dementia Care NZ

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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Millvale House Miramar - Dementia Care NZ
Category
Specialist Hospital/Dementia Care
Address
60 Weka Street
Miramar
Central
Wellington 6022
DHB
Capital & Coast
Phone
(04) 388 6780
Email
View Email Address
Web
Visit Website
Personnel
Manager
Jan Maniwan - 04 388 6780
Owner
Jim Haines and Alison Hume - 04 388 6780
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Description
'OUR VISION'

At Millvale House we create a warm, loving 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.


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.



Millvale House is set in a pleasant neighbourhood with easy access to the gardens.

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 warm and homely. The dining area has round dining tables to encourage the sense of a family meal and a nice time spent together.

The entire home is soon to be redecorated.

Please see our comprehensive website for further information about Millvale House.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 14 Oct 2015
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care27
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyNo
We provide care in two small and homely units.
Please contact Jan Maniwan on (04) 388 6780 if you wish to come and view our home and meet our people. We would love to meet with you.

Please see our comprehensive web site for further information about Millvale House Miramar.
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 26 Sep 2017
Testimonials
Testimonials

I would just like to pass on my gratitude to your team who are taking care of my mother. My sister and I talk every week and she always lets me know how gentle and kind your staff are at Millvale.
It gives me great peace to know that my mother is cared for well as she was a very devoted mother and it was so difficult for all of us to have her placed in care. I am so grateful for their care to my mother. I also work at a hospital so I know how important it is to have vulnerable people cared for. Please pass on my heartfelt gratitude to all your staff and all their efforts. --- A.M.




“My mother is a resident at Millvale House. I have approximately eight years experience in aged care working initially as a carer and for the last four years as a diversional therapist. From my experience, a home having great staff as well as a high standard of care are the two top requirements when placing a family member.

I could not be happier in both regards when it comes to my mother. Every staff member shows a genuinely high level of commitment to residents, motivated by a good heart. To observe my mother’s interaction with staff I can see how much she likes the staff and feels safe with them. This trust is essential and allows family members to feel as happy as they can about their family member being in care, especially in dementia specific care.

I am grateful to the staff for their loving care and support. --- W.M



My father was transferred from a stage 3 facility to Millvale Miramar a couple of months ago. My first impressions of Millvale Miramar were that of a calm and caring environment, where the mangers and staff members genuinely care for their residents. Each time I visit I am aware of this calm and caring and peaceful atmosphere. My father's settling-in period has been very successful due to the ability, knowledge and care of the staff. I have noticed the staff respect my father as an individual, not just as a Dementia patient. The Family Orientation meetings organised by Jan, have been very informative. They gave me a clearer understanding of how Millvale operates and of the support available for the family. --- F.B.



Updated: 10 Dec 2014
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40+ Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes
Occupational Therapist Yes
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser visits regularly.
Podiatrist Yes Our Podiatrist visits regularly.
Dietitian Yes
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes All denominations
Updated: 10 Dec 2014
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Liver Pool Care Pathway.
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes
Specialised Dementia Care Yes At Millvale House, we specialise in caring for people who have dementia. This is the work we have chosen to do.
Gerontological Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes Vulori Daunibau is our Clinical Manager. Vulori advises and mentors the registered nurse team and also knows each resident and their requirements. Should you have any concerns or queries regarding the health of your loved one, please contact Vulori.
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).
Psychiatrist Yes
Updated: 1 Sep 2017
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Rooms (Single) Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage families to bring items that help create a sense of familiarity.
Pets In Residence No family pets may visit
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Newsletter Yes monthly newsletter
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking is permitted outside in the designated smoking area.
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 30 Nov 2011
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Aromatherapy, Art, Bingo, Big print books, Board games, Bowls, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Entertainers, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Happy Hour, Hydrotherapy, Jigsaw, Massage, Music, Newspaper reading, Parties, Reading, Sing-a-longs, Vegetarian
Updated: 30 Nov 2011
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Chinese Yes
Chinese dialect Yes
Cook Island Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Filipino Yes
Indonesian Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Samoan Yes
Tuvalu Yes
Updated: 22 Feb 2011
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Updated: 22 Feb 2011
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Other details Yes Our Education Coordinator Simon Hamley is a trained instructor for Management of Actual or Potential Aggression (MAPA) from the Crisis Prevention Institute. Simon works across all facilities ensuring all our staff are trained in this valuable course.
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 1 Sep 2017
What's New
What's New
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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.

 


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