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4 minutes ago - Gisborne 4010

Leighton House - Hospital Care

  November 2017: Recently Leighton house came third in the Gisborne Community Garden Competition for 2017 in the ‘Best Garden for Rest Home and Village’ section. Congratulations all of you! Images show our resident Nell enjoying the beautiful roses in one small section of our extensive gardens and other areas of our grounds. The delight and peace of our gardens bring us all is very special to us here at Leighton House.    October 2017: Meng Foon, our Mayor, recently asked if he could show a group of Chinese government officials around Leighton House, as China is looking at developing aged care facilities and the officials wanted to see some New Zealand examples. Our Clinical Manager Walter hosted the group and took them on a tour of the facility. Mayor Meng Foon, who is very popular with our residents, took time to stop and talk with them, which was much appreciated. A group photo was taken and a gift was presented to Leighton House as a gesture of thanks.   September 2017: Our Diversional Therapist Sandra was thrilled to pass on donations made by Leighton House residents and staff to Gisborne pet rescuer Lauren recently. Lauren saves and rescues all sorts of animals, including reptiles. Lauren’s work with the animals is not for profit and she pays all overheads herself so is very grateful for any donations. She is well known within the Gisborne community for her hard work, love, care and dedication. Awesome work Lauren! (Lauren is holding her bearded dragon and baby rabbit. Sandra is holding Lauren’s blue-tongued lizard) Colleen Stone is a real Leighton House ‘Good sort’. Not only is she busy in her role as cleaner but she always finds the time to share special moments with residents, not to mention ensuring there are always fresh flowers in every person’s room. We wish her well with retiring in November. She will be selling up and traveling New Zealand with her husband in their camper van. She will be very much missed!   0th July 2017- Four years certification for Leighton House: We are delighted to announce that Leighton House has recently received four years certification from the Ministry of Health audit. This is the highest result possible and is a testament to the commitment and professionalism of our management and staff team in maintaining exceptional quality standards.   Leighton House is currently the only rest home in Gisborne to have 4 year certification. We would like to acknowledge the wonderful work of our staff team in achieving this result. We are enormously proud of you all.       5th May 2017   Warmest Greetings NEW CLINICAL MANAGER JOINS LEIGHTON HOUSE With great pleasure we would like to announce the appointment of Walter Aupouri as the Clinical Manager of Leighton House, Gisborne.   Walter, who is originally from Gisborne, has spent a number of years working in Brisbane caring for people with chronic illness. With this valuable experience combined with post graduate nursing study Walter is well equipped in terms of both qualifications and experience to join Teresa in leading our Leighton team into the future.   Walter joined us on 6 th March 2017, and is already well established in his new role.   We would love to welcome you to Leighton to meet him and hear more about the special care we offer at both Rest Home and Hospital level.   Warmest regards   Ruth Babonnick National Clinical Manager         29th January 2014 Warmest greetings!   HOSPITAL CARE FOR LEIGHTON HOUSE   We are writing to advise you about an important extension to the service we provide at Leighton House.   We have recently undertaken a special audit to enable us to provide hospital care at Leighton House This will be in addition to the existing rest home care, and will represent a significant extension of  the service we currently provide to our residents.   Hospital care will be provided in the East Wing. This bright and sunny area of our home has its own lounge with ample decking and views of the gardens. The bedrooms are sunny and spacious. We will soon be installing a homely kitchenette which will create a very special little self-contained home for just 11 people. It will be a very warm, cosy, comfortable place to be. The unique environment will be welcoming and tranquil, a home away from home for those frail people requiring this specialised care.   A registered nurse will be on duty 24 hours a day seven days a week.   The addition of hospital care to our services at Leighton means that when our residents become more frail they will be able to stay on at Leighton instead of needing to transfer elsewhere.  It is important that residents can stay here in the place that is their home, with the people who know them well and know just how to care for them.  It brings a measure of comfort to residents and their families and friends knowing that they will not have to move.   Hospital care will be delivered with the same loving care and uncompromising standards Leighton House is known for. The service will be available from 3 rd February onwards.   We will be delighted to answer any questions you may have regarding this new service. Yours sincerely Teresa McGregor                                            Jill Moroney Operations Manager                                     Clinical Manager   New era for Leighton House Dementia Care NZ has purchased Leighton House and takes over the facility on 11 July 2013. The group of companies is co-owned and run by business partners Alison Hume and Jim Haines.  Their expertise is in the redevelopment of aged care facilities, specialising in the care of elderly people. They are currently successfully running seven facilities, two in Christchurch, one in Blenheim, one in Nelson, one in Waikanae, one in Levin and one in Wellington. They are highly experienced in all aspects of the development and management of a successful aged care facility. The key to the success of the organisation is its total focus on providing best care for residents. "Our staff are a vital element in the successful provision of the person-centred care we provide," said Alison Hume. " It is essential to have caregiving and nursing staff with appropriate qualification and experience, and above all, with the 'knack' of working positively with the elderly, vulnerable and frail. Choosing the very best staff is key to the successful running of our homes." Alison Hume and Jim Haines are working closely with the outgoing management of Leighton House to ensure a successful handover. "We have experience in ensuring that transitions of this nature occur smoothly and with the least possible stress. We are known for our open communication, transparency and highly person-centred approach to care, and for our strong focus on providing love and support to residents and their families at every stage of the residential care journey," says Alison Hume. "This is the work we have chosen to do. In each of our homes we create a loving, warm and homely atmosphere where each person is supported to experience each moment richly.  Each person has their greatest chance of being physically healthy and emotionally the best they can be." "Above all, openness, honesty and integrity are central to our philosophy of care.

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