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6 hours ago - Paraparaumu

Millvale Lodge Lindale - Rest Home Care

  January 2018:   Living in our beautiful rural valley has many benefits and it is especially entertaining when stock decide to wander onto our lawns. These recent escapees brought lots of laughter, reminiscing and excitement. December 2017: To our dear friends It's the end of 2017, a time of reflection on the past year. As always, there have been many moments of joy, laughter, peace and wonder: what we call ‘magic moments’. We are full of gratitude and would like to say thank you to you all. Thank you for encouraging us by being part of this online community. Thank you to the people who visit our homes - it is always lovely to see you. Most of all a very big thank you to those of you who share your family membe ... r or friend with us. It is a huge privilege to take care of the people who live here with us in their home. They are a wonderful inspiration to us and we love them dearly. We would also like to say an enormous thank you to each and every member of our staff team. We appreciate you and value you so much. Thank you for everything you do. We are grateful for the highs and lows, the challenges and opportunities this past year has brought. Thank you for being part of it. October 2017: The Alzheimer’s memory walk is a yearly event organised by Alzheimer’s New Zealand. This year’s memory walk in Kapiti was held at Otaihanga Domain. A number of our residents, family and staff participated this year and had such a wonderful time together helping to raise awareness about dementia. September 2017:   Last week we were all lucky enough to enjoy a performance from the ‘JNX Band’. They played all of the old rock and roll classics we love. We all had fun with a bit of toe tapping and singing along to boot. JULY 2017: WE LOVE THE FACT WE ARE SURROUNDED BY FARMLAND AND NATURE AT MILLVALE LODGE LINDALE. WE ESPECIALLY ENJOY THE UNEXPECTED VISITS WE GET FROM OUR NEIGHBOURS FROM TIME TO TIME. THESE CHEEKY WEE CUTIES RECENTLY ESCAPED FROM A NEIGHBOURING FARM AND MADE THEMSELVES AT HOME FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS UNTIL THE FARMER COLLECTED THEM. WE LOVED HAVING THEM AROUND AND THEIR VISIT TRIGGERED MUCH REMINISCING ABOUT GOOD OLD KIWI FARM LIFE.   Good examples of dementia care highlighted Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 12:23 pm Press Release: New Zealand Government Hon Nicky Wagner Associate Minister of Health 24 May 2017 Good examples of dementia care highlighted Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming a move to promote examples of good practice in dementia design. The best examples of secure dementia unit design have been published on the Ministry of Health website. “I’d like to congratulate the first two featured facilities — Millvale Lodge on the Kapiti Coast and Westella Homestead in Feilding — for not only providing a quality environment for their patients but also showing other residential aged care providers what’s possible,” Ms Wagner says. “The environment in which people with dementia live is incredibly important — it can be a positive therapeutic intervention on its own.” Last year, the Ministry of Health released a dementia design resource to support the development or major reconfiguration of secure dementia care units. The resource aims to enhance dementia patients’ quality of life through a number of design principles around lighting, colour and contrast, memory aids, gardens and the size and density of facilities. “As we all know, New Zealand’s population is ageing, and sadly, that means rising levels of dementia. I hope other facilities follow the lead of Millvale and Westella to ensure dementia patients receive the best possible care,” Ms Wagner says. The design examples are available at: http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/life-stages/health-older-     3 rd August 2016       Warmest Greetings   EXPERIENCED NEW MANAGEMENT TEAM FOR MILLVALE LODGE LINDALE   It is with great pleasure that we are writing to introduce the new management team at Millvale Lodge Lindale.   We are delighted to announce that Roxanne Rosquita has been now appointed to the position of Clinical Manager.   Roxanne has been ably leading the Registered Nurse team as Clinical Manager of Millvale House Waikanae since 2013. Having originally qualified as a Registered Nurse in the Philippines, Roxanne spent two years working as a medical surgical nurse and teaching nursing and English literature at university level before emigrating to New Zealand. She worked for 3 years in aged care before joining Dementia Care NZ.    Roxanne loves making a difference to people with dementia through the simple things, assisting people to gain everyday happiness. She cherishes the moments she shares with residents and loves to see them happy. She loves sharing their journey, and is excited to be able to support our vision and values in creating a home where creating magic moments and connecting with residents is highly valued.   Rhea Abordonado will be joining Roxanne in the key support position of Operation Manager. Rhea has been helping out on a temporary basis during the preceding transition period, and is already a familiar face to many. A registered nurse in her home country of Philippines, Rhea worked for 2 years as trauma nurse before emigrating to NZ. She first came to work with our organization in November 2007, and has worked her way from a caregiver at Avonlea Dementia Care in Christchurch, through a three year tenure as Operations Coordinator of Millvale House Levin, to her present position at Millvale Lodge. Rhea relates strongly to our organizational  philosophy, vision and values and best friends approach to care. She especially looks forward to building strong, supportive relationships with residents and family members, and to establishing a calm and homely environment where family/whanau and staff form a partnership in providing loving care of the highest standard to our residents.   We are delighted to have such an experienced team as Roxanne and Rhea to lead our Lindale team forward, and know you will offer them your full support as they take on the new challenges and opportunities ahead.   Lexi: “We have been very fortunate at our new Lindale facility to have our beautiful sweet Lexi join us as our resident dog. Lexi is a 6 year old Lab and we feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity to give her a new home at a time when she needed it. She has been a much loved farm dog with her previous owner so needed somewhere with plenty of space to help her settle in. Like anyone moving home, this has been a stressful and frightening time for Lexi but she has been given much love and support (and probably  a bit too much pampering) from our wonderful staff  member Chris. Lexi has been Chris’s constant companion since she arrived. Together they have been working around the grounds and the facility of Lindale getting it all ready to welcome our new guests on our opening day. Lexi has lots of energy but really is just a big old softie who will happily sit by you quietly, as long as you are prepared to provide plenty of head pats and belly scratches. I have no doubt that they will not be in short supply for Lexi in the coming years in her new home. “       19/02/2014 We are very happy to announce that we are now able to offer general rest home care in our hospital wing.   There are 6 swing beds for rest home residents and 6 swing beds for general hospital residents.   Please feel free to call us with any questions you may have.

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What’s in the news around NZ? In this post we cover recent articles of interest published by a variety of news organisations around NZ including  NZ Herald, Otago Daily Times, Radio NZ, Stuff.co.nz,  Voxy, Beehive.govt.nz, Newshub. to name but a few. To access the article simply click on the link provided and you will be able to …

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