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WINDSORCARE VILLAGE - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

1 day ago - Christchurch

FOR IMMEDIATE SALE

WINDSORCARE Retirement Village situated opposite The Palms Shopping Centre in Shirley, Christchurch have 6 brand new townhouses for sale.  

We are holding an OPEN DAY on Sunday 24th of January 2021 from 10am to 12pm

Please come along to view, we would love to see you there.

WINDSORCARE is one of the oldest most established retirement villages in the East of Christchurch operating for over 60 years.  In addition to our 49 established cottages, we now have a further 8 new villas added to our independent living community.

We offer continuing care via our Rest Home, Hospital and Dementia units.  These units are at a premium as our reputation as a first class health care provider is excellent and our staff to resident levels are higher than most.  As an owner of an independent townhouse or cottage you will have preference if a space becomes available giving you peace of mind and security.

For more information please email: sales@windsorcare.co.nz or call us:  03 385 3179

 

MedicAlert Foundation New Zealand - Equipment and Products

2 days ago - Upper Hutt

 

With MedicAlert you are supported by a 24/7 Emergency Hotline Service. You, along with your family and friends, can share in the wonderful peace of mind, which comes from having MedicAlert by your side.

View MedicAlert engraved ID range here: www.medicalert.co.nz

Royal Heights Rest Home - Rest Home Care

2 days ago - Auckland

Are you looking for Rest home care or day care? We can help. 

www.rest-home.co.nz

Room Vacancy Status

We currently have one vacancy. All rooms have an ensuite toilet and there is a mix of sizes and configurations such as those with glass sliding door to a garden courtyard or others with views toward the Waitakere ranges, Royal Heights Park or Auckland City and the bridge. Please call us to discuss.

We welcome visits to view the great resources our facility has for residents and our day stay clients. Book a visit by calling 09 833 9333 or to have a chat about your needs.

Day Stay

Please note: Our Day Care Programme is operating as usual.

Please have a chat to us about our day stay service These can be either regular or occasional. Join in the activities, entertainment and meet our friendly residents and staff. This is a booked service so we do need to discuss your day care needs before hand.

 


Royal Heights is proud to have achieved four years certification (twice running).

Sort Out Service - Downsizing and Relocation

2 days ago - Wellington Area

DOWNSIZING OR DECLUTTERING & NEED SOME HELP?

We are friendly and professional home organisers who provide downsizing, decluttering and estate clearance services in the greater Wellington area.  We're here to help people who don't have the time, strength or support to get these jobs done.  These jobs can be hard to start, so we offer a non-judgemental, personalised service to help you get them underway and completed.  That frees you up to do whatever you have to do next.

Call 021 227 3345 for a FREE, half hour consultation. 
To find out more visit www.sortoutservice.co.nz

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

Ultimate Care Rosedale - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

2 days ago - Auckland

 

Available Now! Affordable apartments from $170,000 - $410,000 at Ultimate Care Rosedale Village!

Contact us today for more information 09 414 1144

www.rosedale.co.nz

 

 

Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care - Psychogeriatric Care

5 days ago - Nelson

January 2021:
 
Introducing Sumy Saju 
 
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Sumy Saju to the key role of Operations Manager here at Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care.
Sumy has worked for Avonlea Dementia Care in Christchurch since 2017 as a Senior Caregiver, Home Manager and Health and Safety Representative. Sumy brings a Level 4 Qualification in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support), a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, and experience in business analysis to the role.
More importantly, her passion for aged care, hands-on experience in dementia, commitment to our Vision and Values, and leadership potential have identified her as a person with true potential to contribute to our organisation at a management level.
We are delighted that Sumy has agreed to relocate to Nelson and take on the Tasman operations management position.
We all join in extending our congratulations to Sumy as she moves into her new role, and wish her every success.
 
Andrew and Jim

 

 

 

JUANITA AKAUOLA APPOINTED AS CLINICAL MANAGER:

Welcome to the Tasman family Juanita!

 Juanita brings a strong clinical background to the position, as well as personal values which align closely with our organisational Vision and Values of honesty, integrity and open communication. Juanita’s background includes delivery of holistic client-based care at Nelson Hospital, Wairau Hospital and for Nelson District Nursing Services and Maori Health Services, as well as experience in rest home and hospital environments as both a Caregiver and a Registered Nurse.
We join in congratulating Juanita on this key role with our organisation and wish her the very best as she takes on this new challenge.
We know you will stand together in support of Juanita and Corrine in continuing to provide stable, settled and loving support to our residents and their families as we move ahead into the new chapter of our lives here at Tasman.

Arah Cartagena
National Clinical Manager

 

 

March 21 2020

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING COVID-19 AND VISITATION.

We have decided to temporarily close our home over the weekend to visitors as we work towards implementing the latest advice from the Ministry of Health as of 21st March 2020. We are reviewing our processes to ensure they meet the new recommendations from the Ministry. We will advise you of the new process for visiting our home on Monday, 23rd March 2020.

We acknowledge the importance of visits for our residents and their loved ones. Closing our doors is not a step we take lightly. However, preventing the spread of COVID-19 has to take priority.

Andrew Sheard
Director

 

January 2020:

We are delighted to welcome Corrine Coombe to the position of Operations Manager at Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care

Corrine’s professional background is varied, including experience in teaching, catering, graphic design and management. She brings a wide range of skills and interests to her new role, together with a passion for community involvement and a strong belief in the power of working collectively.

Corrine has been based at Tasman in an accounts role for the past eight years and is familiar with our organisation’s Vision and Values and culture. She looks forward to working as a team to maintain a safe and happy environment where both staff and residents flourish.

 

October:

Recently we had the wonderful opportunity to have the community activities organiser from Bunnings, Melanie Haymes, come on board with us at Tasman Rest Home and do something special for our residents. Melanie and our lead diversional therapist Aash arranged for residents, staff and family members to assist with an amazing garden project made possible by the donation of approximately $500 worth of flowers and gardening equipment by Bunnings Warehouse. We had a wonderful day together planting out all of the flowers and beautifying the outdoor environment of our home. Thank you Bunnings!

``

 

March 2018:

Easter is a special celebration for us here in our home. We love to enjoy loving time together and share memories evoked by the scent of fresh hot cross buns and the feeling of anticipation as we unwrap the first Easter egg.

We wish you all a safe and happy Easter with those you love.

As always, we welcome your visits and remind you that our visiting times are the same throughout the holidays.

 
 
March 2018:
 
Dance and movement are beneficial in many ways, and especially enjoyable along with good friends and laughter.
 
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 member 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.
 
September 2017:
 
The Alzheimer’s memory walk is a yearly event organised by Alzheimer’s New Zealand. This years memory walk in Nelson was held in Founders Heritage park. Founder’s heritage Park is a museum which houses old original structures and replica buildings here in Nelson. A number of our residents and staff participated this year and had such a happy time together helping to raise awareness about dementia.

 

September 2017:
 
Aina Duro is our newest addition to the Tasman team. She is originally from the Philippines and brings with her a wealth of experience and passion for nursing. She especially enjoys interacting with the residents and making their day special. A huge warm welcome to you Aina!
 
July 2017 - They say ‘if you don’t use it you lose it’. This photo speaks for itself about how much we enjoy keeping on our toes and enjoying the stunning environment life in Tasman has to offer.
 
Our Piano - July 2016


We love having a piano available for family, friends, entertainers and residents. We especially love seeing our musical residents engage and enjoy the powerful medium of music. Music is one of the last things that we forget. It is so special to watch residents become so present in the moment, when they play our piano.

 

 

 

 

 

New website for Dementia Care NZ:

 

We have a wonderful new website and invite you to take a browse!
 
 
 
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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Education - We have an Education Coordinator who coordinates , supports, motivates and encourages staff to grow and develop as much as possible.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Physiotherapist – Our Physiotherapist visits our home regularly.
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  • Dietician – Our dietician is on site on a regular basis and is available for advice at anytime.
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  • Community Care – We have a proactive approach  to education for the wider community around dementia care.
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  • 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TASMAN REST HOME AND DEMENTIA CARE HAS RECENTLY UNDERGONE EXTENSIVE RENOVATIONS AND LANDSCAPING.

WE HAVE LOVELY NEW OPEN PLAN KITCHENS FOR OUR PEOPLE PROVIDING A STRONGER SENSE OF HOMELINESS AND FURTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR HOMELY ACTIVITIES.

OUR RESIDENTS ARE GREATLY ENJOYING BEING A PART OF 'THE RUNNING' OF THEIR HOME.

THE NEWLY LANDSCAPED GARDEN PATHS AND CHOICE OF PLACES TO SIT IN THE GARDENS, ARE ESPECIALLY ENJOYED WITH THE WARMER WEATHER.

 

PERSON-CENTRED CARE HIGHLIGHTED AT OPENING OF TASMAN REST HOME 17/02/2012

 

Warmth, community spirit and a focus on the immense value of people with dementia were the hallmarks of the recent opening of Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care. The official opening of the renewed and renovated facility began with a warmly welcoming Whaikorero (Blessing and Speech of Welcome) by Archdeacon Harvey Ruru QSM, followed by a waiata. Interest in the new facility was intense among those present. Openness and an eagerness to share and be part of the occasion characterised the involvement of the Nelson community, who were excited about what the facility means in terms of the betterment of aged care in the area. The mayor of Nelson, Aldo Miccio, spoke passionately about the importance of catering for specialised needs of the ageing community, and the need to raise public awareness of the challenges the elderly can encounter. He reminded guests that the staff at Tasman are caring for some of the most vulnerable people among us, and need the support of the community in doing this important work. He emphasised the importance of developing understanding and empathy towards people with dementia, and of supporting them to remain an essential part of our community. Tasman director Alison Hume spoke from the heart about the right of people with dementia to a homely, tranquil and loving home where they are accepted, valued and respected. Her short address honoured the staff who have worked under difficult conditions during the year-long renovation process. Guests were invited to consider what makes a house a ‘home’, what positive things happen in their own home, and what each one of us associates with tranquil family times. This is the atmosphere the staff of Tasman are committed to creating for residents, who are supported by the loving and accepting ‘best friends’ approach to care. “We want this to be a place where people can relax and just ‘be’”, Alison Hume said. The opening of facility was hailed as a ‘truly special day’ for residential care in the Nelson area by National Director of Alzheimer’s NZ, Mr Johan Vos. The facility now offers a full continuum of care, which means that people with dementia are able to stay in one place as their needs change. The facility is also the only home in the NMDHB which offers hospital level dementia care. Mr Vos congratulated the management of Tasman, Tanya Tuscano and Andrew Sheard, and the NMDHB for the proactive way in which they have worked together to provide essential services for people with dementia in the area. The important service provided by Alzheimer’s Nelson in the areas of community education, information and support was also acknowledged. It was vital for local Alzheimer’s bodies to continue to work closely with residential care providers such as Tasman, said Mr Vos. Mr Vos commended Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care on its philosophy of care, which focuses on care in small homes and in so doing, creates an enhanced sense of wellbeing for a person with dementia. The importance of supporting independence, freedom of choice and the ability to continue with familiar and purposeful activities for people with dementia was also highlighted by Mr Vos. “A person with dementia is still a person that has a right to be treated with dignity, respect, love and compassion as we would any other human being.” The occasion was a celebration of the value and dignity of the elderly people in our community, and reflected the importance of providing them with the best possible care in a homely, loving environment.

 (photograph - Operations manager Andrew Sheard and Alzheimers New Zealand Director Johan Vos).

 

Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care - Hospital Care

5 days ago - Nelson

January 2021:
 
Introducing Sumy Saju 
 
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Sumy Saju to the key role of Operations Manager here at Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care.
Sumy has worked for Avonlea Dementia Care in Christchurch since 2017 as a Senior Caregiver, Home Manager and Health and Safety Representative. Sumy brings a Level 4 Qualification in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support), a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, and experience in business analysis to the role.
More importantly, her passion for aged care, hands-on experience in dementia, commitment to our Vision and Values, and leadership potential have identified her as a person with true potential to contribute to our organisation at a management level.
We are delighted that Sumy has agreed to relocate to Nelson and take on the Tasman operations management position.
We all join in extending our congratulations to Sumy as she moves into her new role, and wish her every success.
 
Andrew and Jim

 

 

JUANITA AKAUOLA APPOINTED AS CLINICAL MANAGER:

Welcome to the Tasman family Juanita!

 Juanita brings a strong clinical background to the position, as well as personal values which align closely with our organisational Vision and Values of honesty, integrity and open communication. Juanita’s background includes delivery of holistic client-based care at Nelson Hospital, Wairau Hospital and for Nelson District Nursing Services and Maori Health Services, as well as experience in rest home and hospital environments as both a Caregiver and a Registered Nurse.
We join in congratulating Juanita on this key role with our organisation and wish her the very best as she takes on this new challenge.
We know you will stand together in support of Juanita and Corrine in continuing to provide stable, settled and loving support to our residents and their families as we move ahead into the new chapter of our lives here at Tasman.

Arah Cartagena
National Clinical Manager

 

 
 January 2020:
 
We are delighted to welcome Corrine Coombe to the position of Operations Manager at Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care

Corrine’s professional background is varied, including experience in teaching, catering, graphic design and management. She brings a wide range of skills and interests to her new role, together with a passion for community involvement and a strong belief in the power of working collectively.

Corrine has been based at Tasman in an accounts role for the past eight years and is familiar with our organisation’s Vision and Values and culture. She looks forward to working as a team to maintain a safe and happy environment where both staff and residents flourish.

 
November 2019:
 
A very warm welcome to the newest member of our team at Tasman  Erika Olsen. Erika  has joined Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care as Operations Manager.  Erika was drawn to the position by the values and philosophies of DCNZ.  In her short time at Tasman, Erika has been impressed by the staff commitment to the wellbeing of the residents and their families and the loving, heart-centred manner in which they work.  A former lawyer for vulnerable persons, mediator and volunteer , Erika is delighted  to be part of DCNZ .  Please pop in and introduce yourself to Erika as she would love to meet you. 

 

October 2018:

Recently we had the wonderful opportunity to have the community activities organiser from Bunnings, Melanie Haymes, come on board with us at Tasman Rest Home and do something special for our residents. Melanie and our lead diversional therapist Aash arranged for residents, staff and family members to assist with an amazing garden project made possible by the donation of approximately $500 worth of flowers and gardening equipment by Bunnings Warehouse. We had a wonderful day together planting out all of the flowers and beautifying the outdoor environment of our home. Thank you Bunnings!

``

 

March 2018:

Easter is a special celebration for us here in our home. We love to enjoy loving time together and share memories evoked by the scent of fresh hot cross buns and the feeling of anticipation as we unwrap the first Easter egg.

We wish you all a safe and happy Easter with those you love.

As always, we welcome your visits and remind you that our visiting times are the same throughout the holidays.

 
 
March 2018:
 
Dance and movement are beneficial in many ways, and especially enjoyable along with good friends and laughter.
 
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 member 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.
 
 
September 2017:
 
 
The Alzheimer’s memory walk is a yearly event organised by Alzheimer’s New Zealand. This years memory walk in Nelson was held in Founders Heritage park. Founder’s heritage Park is a museum which houses old original structures and replica buildings here in Nelson. A number of our residents and staff participated this year and had such a happy time together helping to raise awareness about dementia.

 

September 2017:
 
Aina Duro is our newest addition to the Tasman team. She is originally from the Philippines and brings with her a wealth of experience and passion for nursing. She especially enjoys interacting with the residents and making their day special. A huge warm welcome to you Aina!
 
July 2017 - They say ‘if you don’t use it you lose it’. This photo speaks for itself about how much we enjoy keeping on our toes and enjoying the stunning environment life in Tasman has to offer.
 

 

Our Piano - July 2016
 
We love having a piano available for family, friends, entertainers and residents. We especially love seeing our musical residents engage and enjoy the powerful medium of music. Music is one of the last things that we forget. It is so special to watch residents become so present in the moment, when they play our piano.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New website for Dementia Care NZ:

 

We have a wonderful new website and invite you to take a browse!
 

Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care - Dementia Care (Secure)

5 days ago - Nelson

Introducing Sumy Saju
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Sumy Saju to the key role of Operations Manager here at Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care.
Sumy has worked for Avonlea Dementia Care in Christchurch since 2017 as a Senior Caregiver, Home Manager and Health and Safety Representative. Sumy brings a Level 4 Qualification in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support), a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, and experience in business analysis to the role.
More importantly, her passion for aged care, hands-on experience in dementia, commitment to our Vision and Values, and leadership potential have identified her as a person with true potential to contribute to our organisation at a management level.
We are delighted that Sumy has agreed to relocate to Nelson and take on the Tasman operations management position.
We all join in extending our congratulations to Sumy as she moves into her new role, and wish her every success.
Andrew and Jim
     
 
 
 
May 2020:

 

JUANITA AKAUOLA APPOINTED AS CLINICAL MANAGER:

Welcome to the Tasman family Juanita!

 Juanita brings a strong clinical background to the position, as well as personal values which align closely with our organisational Vision and Values of honesty, integrity and open communication. Juanita’s background includes delivery of holistic client-based care at Nelson Hospital, Wairau Hospital and for Nelson District Nursing Services and Maori Health Services, as well as experience in rest home and hospital environments as both a Caregiver and a Registered Nurse.
We join in congratulating Juanita on this key role with our organisation and wish her the very best as she takes on this new challenge.
We know you will stand together in support of Juanita and Corrine in continuing to provide stable, settled and loving support to our residents and their families as we move ahead into the new chapter of our lives here at Tasman.

Arah Cartagena
National Clinical Manager

 

March 21 2020

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING COVID-19 AND VISITATION.

We have decided to temporarily close our home over the weekend to visitors as we work towards implementing the latest advice from the Ministry of Health as of 21st March 2020. We are reviewing our processes to ensure they meet the new recommendations from the Ministry. We will advise you of the new process for visiting our home on Monday, 23rd March 2020.

We acknowledge the importance of visits for our residents and their loved ones. Closing our doors is not a step we take lightly. However, preventing the spread of COVID-19 has to take priority.

Andrew Sheard
Director

 
January 2020:
 
 
We are delighted to welcome Corrine Coombe to the position of Operations Manager at Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care

Corrine’s professional background is varied, including experience in teaching, catering, graphic design and management. She brings a wide range of skills and interests to her new role, together with a passion for community involvement and a strong belief in the power of working collectively.

Corrine has been based at Tasman in an accounts role for the past eight years and is familiar with our organisation’s Vision and Values and culture. She looks forward to working as a team to maintain a safe and happy environment where both staff and residents flourish.

 
 
 November 2019:
 
A very warm welcome to the newest member of our team at Tasman  Erika Olsen. Erika  has joined Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care as Operations Manager.  Erika was drawn to the position by the values and philosophies of DCNZ.  In her short time at Tasman, Erika has been impressed by the staff commitment to the wellbeing of the residents and their families and the loving, heart-centred manner in which they work.  A former lawyer for vulnerable persons, mediator and volunteer , Erika is delighted  to be part of DCNZ .  Please pop in and introduce yourself to Erika as she would love to meet you. 
 
 
      October 2018:

 

Recently we had the wonderful opportunity to have the community activities organiser from Bunnings, Melanie Haymes, come on board with us at Tasman Rest Home and do something special for our residents. Melanie and our lead diversional therapist Aash arranged for residents, staff and family members to assist with an amazing garden project made possible by the donation of approximately $500 worth of flowers and gardening equipment by Bunnings Warehouse. We had a wonderful day together planting out all of the flowers and beautifying the outdoor environment of our home. Thank you Bunnings!

``

March 2018:

Easter is a special celebration for us here in our home. We love to enjoy loving time together and share memories evoked by the scent of fresh hot cross buns and the feeling of anticipation as we unwrap the first Easter egg.

We wish you all a safe and happy Easter with those you love.

As always, we welcome your visits and remind you that our visiting times are the same throughout the holidays.

 
March 2018:
 
Dance and movement are beneficial in many ways, and especially enjoyable along with good friends and laughter.
 
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 member 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.
 
September 2017:
 
The Alzheimer’s memory walk is a yearly event organised by Alzheimer’s New Zealand. This years memory walk in Nelson was held in Founders Heritage park. Founder’s heritage Park is a museum which houses old original structures and replica buildings here in Nelson. A number of our residents and staff participated this year and had such a happy time together helping to raise awareness about dementia.

 
 
September 2017:
 
Aina Duro is our newest addition to the Tasman team. She is originally from the Philippines and brings with her a wealth of experience and passion for nursing. She especially enjoys interacting with the residents and making their day special. A huge warm welcome to you Aina!
 
 
July 2017 - They say ‘if you don’t use it you lose it’. This photo speaks for itself about how much we enjoy keeping on our toes and enjoying the stunning environment life in Tasman has to offer.
 
 
 
 
Our Piano - July 2016
 

We love having a piano available for family, friends, entetainers and residents. We especially love seeing our musical residents engage and enjoy the powerful medium of music. Music is one of the last things that we forget. It is so special to watch residents become so present in the moment, when they play our piano.
 
 
 
 New website for Dementia Care NZ:
 

We have a wonderful new website and invite you to take a browse!
 
 
 
 
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.

 

 

 

 

PERSON-CENTRED CARE HIGHLIGHTED AT OPENING OF TASMAN REST HOME

17/02/2012

Warmth, community spirit and a focus on the immense value of people with dementia were the hallmarks of the recent opening of Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care.

The official opening of the renewed and renovated facility began with a warmly welcoming Whaikorero (Blessing and Speech of Welcome) by Archdeacon Harvey Ruru QSM, followed by a waiata.

Interest in the new facility was intense among those present. Openness and an eagerness to share and be part of the occasion characterised the involvement of the Nelson community, who were excited about what the facility means in terms of the betterment of aged care in the area.

The mayor of Nelson, Aldo Miccio, spoke passionately about the importance of catering for specialised needs of the ageing community, and the need to raise public awareness of the challenges the elderly can encounter. He reminded guests that the staff at Tasman are caring for some of the most vulnerable people among us, and need the support of the community in doing this important work. He emphasised the importance of developing understanding and empathy towards people with dementia, and of supporting them to remain an essential part of our community.

Tasman director Alison Hume spoke from the heart about the right of people with dementia to a homely, tranquil and loving home where they are accepted, valued and respected. Her short address honoured the staff who have worked under difficult conditions during the year-long renovation process. Guests were invited to consider what makes a house a ‘home’, what positive things happen in their own home, and what each one of us associates with tranquil family times. This is the atmosphere the staff of Tasman are committed to creating for residents, who are supported by the loving and accepting ‘best friends’ approach to care.

“We want this to be a place where people can relax and just ‘be’”, Alison Hume said.

The opening of facility was hailed as a ‘truly special day’ for residential care in the Nelson area by National Director of Alzheimer’s NZ, Mr Johan Vos.

The facility now offers a full continuum of care, which means that people with dementia are able to stay in one place as their needs change. The facility is also the only home in the NMDHB which offers hospital level dementia care.

Mr Vos congratulated the management of Tasman, Tanya Tuscano and Andrew Sheard, and the NMDHB for the proactive way in which they have worked together to provide essential services for people with dementia in the area.

The important service provided by Alzheimer’s Nelson in the areas of community education, information and support was also acknowledged. It was vital for local Alzheimer’s bodies to continue to work closely with residential care providers such as Tasman, said Mr Vos.

Mr Vos commended Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care on its philosophy of care, which focuses on care in small homes and in so doing, creates an enhanced sense of wellbeing for a person with dementia.

The importance of supporting independence, freedom of choice and the ability to continue with familiar and purposeful activities for people with dementia was also highlighted by Mr Vos. “A person with dementia is still a person that has a right to be treated with dignity, respect, love and compassion as we would any other human being.”

The occasion was a celebration of the value and dignity of the elderly people in our community, and reflected the importance of providing them with the best possible care in a homely, loving environment.

 

(photograph - Operations manager Andrew Sheard and Alzheimers New Zealand Director Johan Vos).

 

 

 

TASMAN REST HOME AND DEMENTIA CARE HAS RECENTLY UNDERGONE EXTENSIVE RENOVATIONS AND LANDSCAPING.

WE HAVE LOVELY NEW OPEN PLAN KITCHENS FOR OUR PEOPLE PROVIDING A STRONGER SENSE OF HOMELINESS AND FURTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR HOMELY ACTIVITIES.

OUR RESIDENTS ARE GREATLY ENJOYING BEING A PART OF 'THE RUNNING' OF THEIR HOME.

THE NEWLY LANDSCAPED GARDEN PATHS AND CHOICE OF PLACES TO SIT IN THE GARDENS, ARE ESPECIALLY ENJOYED WITH THE WARMER WEATHER.

 

WE ARE ALSO PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR MOVE INTO TASMAN BY WAY OF HELPING TO MOVE FURNITURE, PERSONAL BELONGINGS FROM HOME AND WITH LABELING CLOTHING.

WE UNDERSTAND HOW STRESSFULL AND TIME CONSUMING A MOVE INTO CARE CAN BE.

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Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care - Rest Home Care

5 days ago - Nelson

January 2021:

Operations Manager Sumy Saju:

Introducing Sumy Saju
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Sumy Saju to the key role of Operations Manager here at Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care.
Sumy has worked for Avonlea Dementia Care in Christchurch since 2017 as a Senior Caregiver, Home Manager and Health and Safety Representative. Sumy brings a Level 4 Qualification in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support), a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, and experience in business analysis to the role.
More importantly, her passion for aged care, hands-on experience in dementia, commitment to our Vision and Values, and leadership potential have identified her as a person with true potential to contribute to our organisation at a management level.
We are delighted that Sumy has agreed to relocate to Nelson and take on the Tasman operations management position.
We all join in extending our congratulations to Sumy as she moves into her new role, and wish her every success.
Andrew and Jim

 

JUANITA AKAUOLA APPOINTED AS CLINICAL MANAGER:

Welcome to the Tasman family Juanita!

 Juanita brings a strong clinical background to the position, as well as personal values which align closely with our organisational Vision and Values of honesty, integrity and open communication. Juanita’s background includes delivery of holistic client-based care at Nelson Hospital, Wairau Hospital and for Nelson District Nursing Services and Maori Health Services, as well as experience in rest home and hospital environments as both a Caregiver and a Registered Nurse.
We join in congratulating Juanita on this key role with our organisation and wish her the very best as she takes on this new challenge.
We know you will stand together in support of Juanita and Corrine in continuing to provide stable, settled and loving support to our residents and their families as we move ahead into the new chapter of our lives here at Tasman.

Arah Cartagena
National Clinical Manager

 

March 21 2020

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING COVID-19 AND VISITATION.

We have decided to temporarily close our home over the weekend to visitors as we work towards implementing the latest advice from the Ministry of Health as of 21st March 2020. We are reviewing our processes to ensure they meet the new recommendations from the Ministry. We will advise you of the new process for visiting our home on Monday, 23rd March 2020.

We acknowledge the importance of visits for our residents and their loved ones. Closing our doors is not a step we take lightly. However, preventing the spread of COVID-19 has to take priority.

Andrew Sheard
Director

January 2020:

We are delighted to welcome Corrine Coombe to the position of Operations Manager at Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care

Corrine’s professional background is varied, including experience in teaching, catering, graphic design and management. She brings a wide range of skills and interests to her new role, together with a passion for community involvement and a strong belief in the power of working collectively.

Corrine has been based at Tasman in an accounts role for the past eight years and is familiar with our organisation’s Vision and Values and culture. She looks forward to working as a team to maintain a safe and happy environment where both staff and residents flourish.

 November 2019:
 
A very warm welcome to the newest member of our team at Tasman  Erika Olsen. Erika  has joined Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care as Operations Manager.  Erika was drawn to the position by the values and philosophies of DCNZ.  In her short time at Tasman, Erika has been impressed by the staff commitment to the wellbeing of the residents and their families and the loving, heart-centred manner in which they work.  A former lawyer for vulnerable persons, mediator and volunteer , Erika is delighted  to be part of DCNZ .  Please pop in and introduce yourself to Erika as she would love to meet you. 
 
 

October 2018:

Recently we had the wonderful opportunity to have the community activities organiser from Bunnings, Melanie Haymes, come on board with us at Tasman Rest Home and do something special for our residents. Melanie and our lead diversional therapist Aash arranged for residents, staff and family members to assist with an amazing garden project made possible by the donation of approximately $500 worth of flowers and gardening equipment by Bunnings Warehouse. We had a wonderful day together planting out all of the flowers and beautifying the outdoor environment of our home. Thank you Bunnings!

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March 2018:

Easter is a special celebration for us here in our home. We love to enjoy loving time together and share memories evoked by the scent of fresh hot cross buns and the feeling of anticipation as we unwrap the first Easter egg.

We wish you all a safe and happy Easter with those you love.

As always, we welcome your visits and remind you that our visiting times are the same throughout the holidays.

 
March 2018:
 
Dance and movement are beneficial in many ways, and especially enjoyable along with good friends and laughter.

 

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 member 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.

September 2017:
 
Aina Duro is our newest addition to the Tasman team. She is originally from the Philippines and brings with her a wealth of experience and passion for nursing. She especially enjoys interacting with the residents and making their day special. A huge warm welcome to you Aina!
 
July 2017 - They say ‘if you don’t use it you lose it’. This photo speaks for itself about how much we enjoy keeping on our toes and enjoying the stunning environment life in Tasman has to offer.
 
Our Piano - July 2016
 

We love having a piano available for family, friends, entertainers and residents. We especially love seeing our musical residents engage and enjoy the powerful medium of music. It is so special to watch residents become so present in the moment, when they play our piano.
 

New website for Dementia Care NZ:

 

We have a wonderful new website and invite you to take a browse!
 
 
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERSON-CENTRED CARE HIGHLIGHTED AT OPENING OF TASMAN REST HOME 17/02/2012

 

Warmth, community spirit and a focus on the immense value of people with dementia were the hallmarks of the recent opening of Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care. The official opening of the renewed and renovated facility began with a warmly welcoming Whaikorero (Blessing and Speech of Welcome) by Archdeacon Harvey Ruru QSM, followed by a waiata. Interest in the new facility was intense among those present. Openness and an eagerness to share and be part of the occasion characterised the involvement of the Nelson community, who were excited about what the facility means in terms of the betterment of aged care in the area. The mayor of Nelson, Aldo Miccio, spoke passionately about the importance of catering for specialised needs of the ageing community, and the need to raise public awareness of the challenges the elderly can encounter. He reminded guests that the staff at Tasman are caring for some of the most vulnerable people among us, and need the support of the community in doing this important work. He emphasised the importance of developing understanding and empathy towards people with dementia, and of supporting them to remain an essential part of our community. Tasman director Alison Hume spoke from the heart about the right of people with dementia to a homely, tranquil and loving home where they are accepted, valued and respected. Her short address honoured the staff who have worked under difficult conditions during the year-long renovation process. Guests were invited to consider what makes a house a ‘home’, what positive things happen in their own home, and what each one of us associates with tranquil family times. This is the atmosphere the staff of Tasman are committed to creating for residents, who are supported by the loving and accepting ‘best friends’ approach to care. “We want this to be a place where people can relax and just ‘be’”, Alison Hume said. The opening of facility was hailed as a ‘truly special day’ for residential care in the Nelson area by National Director of Alzheimer’s NZ, Mr Johan Vos. The facility now offers a full continuum of care, which means that people with dementia are able to stay in one place as their needs change. The facility is also the only home in the NMDHB which offers hospital level dementia care. Mr Vos congratulated the management of Tasman, Tanya Tuscano and Andrew Sheard, and the NMDHB for the proactive way in which they have worked together to provide essential services for people with dementia in the area. The important service provided by Alzheimer’s Nelson in the areas of community education, information and support was also acknowledged. It was vital for local Alzheimer’s bodies to continue to work closely with residential care providers such as Tasman, said Mr Vos. Mr Vos commended Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care on its philosophy of care, which focuses on care in small homes and in so doing, creates an enhanced sense of wellbeing for a person with dementia. The importance of supporting independence, freedom of choice and the ability to continue with familiar and purposeful activities for people with dementia was also highlighted by Mr Vos. “A person with dementia is still a person that has a right to be treated with dignity, respect, love and compassion as we would any other human being.” The occasion was a celebration of the value and dignity of the elderly people in our community, and reflected the importance of providing them with the best possible care in a homely, loving environment.

 (photograph - Operations manager Andrew Sheard and Alzheimers New Zealand Director Johan Vos).

 

REDEVELOPMENT OF TASMAN REST HOME AND DEMENTIA CARE NOW COMPLETE

 

After a year of extensive work, the expansion and renewal of Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care is now complete. It now provides a complete continuum of care.

 

Tasman offers general rest home care, dementia rest home care, and general hospital level care. It also provides specialised psychogeriatric care.

The refurbished 53-bed facility includes a 15-bed rest home/hospital, two 13-bed dementia homes and a 12-bed hospital specialised dementia home.

We are extremely pleased to now be able to offer 24 hour Registered Nurse coverage to all of our people at Tasman.

 

Following the redevelopment, there are currently rooms available at all levels of care.

 

Tasman Rest Home and Dementia Care will be officially opened on February 17 by Alzheimers New Zealand National Director, Johan Vos.

 

 

 LEE ANDREWS, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST, JOINS OUR STAFF

Lee Andrews has recently joined our staff as the Senior Occupational Therapist for the organisation, and as such will be working within, and regularly visiting, all our facilities.

 

Lee's main role is the provision of an occupational therapy service that enhances the quality of life of our residents. Much of this will be achieved through the ongoing development of, and leadership to, our Diversional Therapy Teams. Because Occupational Therapists specialise in occupational needs for people across the age-spectrum, it is Lee's responsibility to ensure that a balanced, meaningful and respectful programme of activities is offered to all our residents – be it within a group scenario or on an individual basis.

  

Lee comes to this position with a background in, and passion for, dementia, and will bring inspiration and guidance to all staff working with our residents, in order to enrich their lives.

 

 

WE ARE ALSO PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR MOVE INTO TASMAN BY WAY OF HELPING TO MOVE FURNITURE, PERSONAL BELONGINGS FROM HOME AND WITH LABELING CLOTHING.

WE UNDERSTAND HOW STRESSFULL AND TIME CONSUMING A MOVE INTO CARE CAN BE.

 

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1 week ago - Invercargill

Café Positano 

Open 7 days

930am - 4pm

The Café is open to residents, and the general public,  so come in and have a cuppa in our beautiful new café.

 

Rowena Jackson - Hospital Care

1 week ago - Invercargill

Rowena Jackson has a brand new Café

Café Positano

Open 7 days 

930am-4pm

open to residents and the general public, come in and enjoy a cuppa in our beautiful new café.

We look forward to seeing you

 

Rowena Jackson - Dementia Care (Secure)

1 week ago - Invercargill

Rowena Jackson has a brand new Café

Café Positano

Open 7 days 

930am-4pm

open to residents and the general public, come in and enjoy a cuppa in our beautiful new café.

We look forward to seeing you

Rowena Jackson - Rest Home Care

1 week ago - Invercargill

Rowena Jackson has a brand new Café

Café Positano

Open 7 days 

930am-4pm

open to residents and the general public, come in and enjoy a cuppa in our beautiful new café.

We look forward to seeing you.

 

 

Rowena Jackson - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

1 week ago - Invercargill

Our Village Newsletter  "Rowena Rambler"

can be viewed on this link (in blue).

 

 

 

Please note: you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your system to read this.

 

 

 

 

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1 week ago - Wellington

 

 

 

 

Malvina Major - Care Apartments

1 week ago - Wellington

The Andrew London Trio 21 October at 2pm - tickets $5, RSVP to Raewyn Ellis on 4783422

Red Rose Red Cross 22 October, 10am - support our Charity the NZ Red Cross who will be selling roses for a gold coin donation

Open Weekend 7&8 November, come and tour the village, meet the team and taste our hospitality!

Saturday & Sunday 1000-1500

Twilight Christmas Market 24 November 4pm-7pm, Mulled Wine, Crafts, Gifts, Food and more

 

 

Malvina Major - Hospital Care

1 week ago - Wellington

Get ready for our New Years Breakfast on 8th January, full cooked bacon & eggs or pancakes, family and friends welcome!

 

Children's Day at the Village is Wednesday 27 January, ice creams, entertainment, face painting and more!

 

 

 

 

Malvina Major - Rest Home Care

1 week ago - Wellington

St Patricks Day preparations underway

Easter Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malvina Major - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

1 week ago - Wellington

Our Village NewsletterMalvina Overtures can be viewed on this link (in blue).

 

Please note: you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your system to read this.

 

 

Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

1 week ago - Nelson

 

Phone Debbie on 5380882 for more information

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1 week ago - Waikanae

Charles Chapters, our Winter newsletter is out and available on line. Check out the happenings at our vibrant village.  

www.rymanhealthcare.co.nz/villages/waikanae/charles-fleming

 

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2 weeks ago - Christchurch

Archer a WINNER!

We are very proud of the fact that Archer Home has won the NZ Aged Advisor South Island Large Care Home Award for the fifth year in a row. Aged Advisor is a NZ-wide consumer feedback website (like Trip Advisor) where residents, families, volunteers and friends can comment on the care and service, special events, meals and gardens, etc.  

Furthermore, Archer Village was a finalist for Top South Island Village.  Over 530 facilities in NZ had been in the competition so we feel honored to have been a finalist.  

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Contact us today for more information 09 414 1144

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Archer Village Ltd - Hospital Care

2 weeks ago - Christchurch

Archer a WINNER!

We are very proud of the fact that Archer Home has won the NZ Aged Advisor South Island Large Care Home Award for the fourth year in a row. Aged Advisor is a NZ-wide consumer feedback website (like Trip Advisor) where residents, families, volunteers and friends can comment on the care and service, special events, meals and gardens, etc.  

Furthermore, Archer Village was a finalist for Top South Island Village.  Over 530 facilities in NZ had been in the competition so we feel honored to have been a finalist.  

Ultimate Care Pōneke House - Hospital Care

2 weeks ago - Wellington

We would love to welcome our new Facility Manager Peter Leach to the Poneke House team! 

 

 

July 2019

Reign Marcial our new is our new Clinical Nurse Manager now working at Poneke House.  Reign become a Registered Nurse in the Philippines in 2011 and received his New Zealand Nursing registration in March 2017.   After registration he was employed as a Clinical Manager at Ashwood Park, in the South Island.

 He brings with him a raft of experience, incite, knowledge   and accomplishments.  He obtained his Auditor Healthcare Training in 2018 and has implement some changes in this area.  In August 2017 he qualified as an InterRAI assessor, and this has impacted on our Clinical team, by up-skilled our Registered Nurses with reporting changes in each resident.

Reign Marcial our new is our new Clinical Nurse Manager now working at Poneke House.  Reign become a Registered Nurse in the Philippines in 2011 and received his New Zealand Nursing registration in March 2017.   After registration he was employed as a Clinical Manager at Ashwood Park, in the South Island.

 He brings with him a raft of experience, incite, knowledge   and accomplishments.  He obtained his Auditor Healthcare Training in 2018 and has implement some changes in this area.  In August 2017 he qualified as an InterRAI assessor, and this has impacted on our Clinical team, by up-skilled our Registered Nurses with reporting changes in each resident.

 

26 June 2019

Matariki has started at Poneke House.  Our largest picture depicting Matariki went up on the wall today.  Tomorrow, family and residents will have pictures taken again the backdrop and we will then make them into cards for each resident.  We will also be able to email them for family members that are not able to visit during these events.  Many thanks to our Activities Person for putting in the hard work to make this happen. 

 

24 October 2018 – Halloween 

Decorating is well under way in our Hospital and Resthome areas.  The resident have been working tirelessly to complete their special items for display .  The lounge and hallways are coming alive with each new creation added to the wall, this bring and injection of colour to Poneke House. Our Poneke House team love having fun together with the resident while making all the different items and it is great to them laughter and have fun.  What we find is that it helps the residents connect with other residents and start forming new friendship which become BFF’s.  This helps them feel loved, important and special especially and more at home, especially when their items go on the walls in any area of the unit.

 

 

 

Brylyn Residential Care - Rest Home Care

2 weeks ago - Hamilton


December 2020

We hope you have had a wonderful festive season and here’s wishing you all the very best for 2021.

Birthdays for the month of December were for Robert Brough on the 12th, Lindsey Jordan on the 20th and Glenys Alexander on the 21st. A cake was provided from our kitchen for morning tea with all the residents.

Sadly, two of our residents passed away, our condolences go out to the families of Bruce Ogilvie and Lindsey Jordan.

We welcome Lena ‘Billy’ Phillips for a short stay with us.

Christmas decorations went up and on the 4th we took photos of our residents by our new Christmas tree with a copy given out to both residents and family. They are beautiful photos and well done to our caregiver, Vidhi, who did a splendid job!

Peter Whalley was in on the 9th to entertain in the morning getting everyone to sing along with him.

A morning tea was held on the 10th where we thanked our Volunteers and handed out gifts, not forgetting the two doggies that visit our residents, Boomer and Cookie. Some of our residents stood up to say their thanks including one of our Registered Nurses, Thelma. There as a delicious spread afterwards which turned out to be a good social event.

Entertainment with Charlie and Marlene went well on the 11th where they also got residents to join in and sing along. Charlie sang the favourites with some wonderful news songs, ending with a medley of well-known Christmas carols.

The bus trip on the 11th residents went to Palmers Garden Centre Café for coffee and cake and then a walk in the plants garden.

Our new vinyl was installed in the lounge and dining areas on the weekend of the 12th and 13th. This went well. We thank our residents and staff for their patience and understanding with this major disruption. The staff were amazing with serving meals in the rooms and taking extra care of our residents.

Residents went out in the evening on the 17th in two buses to see the Christmas lights. It is wonderful to see the effort that people make to decorate their houses and gardens.

We invited family to come in and join our residents for a shared family lunch. Staff put on a show, dancing to ‘Jingle Bells’ and then showed a video they had made of all the residents doing dance movements to the same song; an occasion enjoyed by all. Well done staff!

On the 24th we had our Christmas Happy Hour with Glen Carley entertaining. Residents were given their Christmas presents and photos from Brylyn by Santa with staff dressing up in ‘mufti.’

We had a special Christmas menu for lunch on Christmas day:

Starter: Italian Antipasto Platter: Prosciutto, Salami, Ham, Blue Cheese, Aged Cheddar Cheese, Brie Cheese, Grapes, Olives and Crackers. Prawn Twisters & Lemon Pepper Squid.

Mains: Roast Lamb with Mint Sauce & Gravy. Roast Turkey with Cranberry Jam. Roasted Vegetables -Baby Potatoes, Golden Kumara and Carrots. Fresh Mini Bread Rolls.

Green Salad – Mesclun, Rocket, Tomato, Capsicum, Alfalfa served with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing.

Dessert: Christmas Pudding and Custard. Mini Lemon Curd Tart. Mini Peach & Passion Fruit Tart.

L & P came in on the 31st to entertain our residents for the last day of the year with some wonderful music and singing.

Our religious service is held twice a month and a religious discussion in the alternate weeks.

David comes in weekly to do quizzes. We have daily exercises and Bingo sessions twice a week which draws a big crowd. There are games mornings and walks in the fresh air and sunshine. Thank you to our weekend entertainer, Louise.

Keep well everyone, until next month

Regards from all at Brylyn.

November 2020

We are well into spring with summer just around the corner and on the countdown to Christmas!

Our Christmas decorations are up making the facility look very festive.

 We welcome our new resident from Christchurch, Ashley Connor, and hope he will be happy here with us. Ashley celebrated his birthday on the 10th with a cake from our kitchen to share with all our residents. Happy Birthday Ashley!

On Friday 13th we had Peter Mudie and his wife in to talk about Bonsai growing where they also displayed some bonsai trees and in the evening the staff celebrated Diwali. We provided Indian food and some staff brought in Indian desserts. There was dancing and the occasion was enjoyed by both residents and staff.

Our surprise lunch on 25th was Kentucky Fried Chicken (Chicken and Chips in individual boxes) and served with rolls, followed by Brandy Snap and Toffee Sauce pudding.

Happy Hour on the 27th was a joyous ‘singalong’ occasion with Tipene while he sang and played his guitar with a good variety of songs.

Some of the residents went for a van drive on 30th to the Jukebox Diner Cafe for coffee and a scone.

Our religious service is held twice a month and a religious discussion in the alternate weeks.

David comes in weekly to do quizzes. We have daily exercises and Bingo sessions twice a week which draws a big crowd now. There are games mornings and walks in the fresh air and sunshine. Our weekend entertainers were Charlie, George, Wendy, Peter and Roy.

Just a friendly note that if you are visiting on the weekend of the 12th and 13th of December, we are having new floor vinyl fitted in the lounge and dining room. There will be major disruptions and noise and no entry around that area. Thank you for understanding while this is being done.

Every year we cook a special Christmas lunch here for our Residents and just a friendly reminder that we will be unable to accommodate any family to join us as the facility is full. Good news though that we are full!

Please can you let us know, once you have made your arrangements, if Mum or Dad will be in or out for lunch on the 25th and what time you will pick them up. Thank you.

Keep well everyone, until next month

Regards from all at Brylyn.

October 2020

We are having such lovely warm spring days, it is certainly good to be out of winter and almost into summer!

This month we celebrated birthdays with a cake from our kitchen for morning tea for Ross Roulston on the 4th and Wayne Rolton on the 23rd – Happy Birthday to both gentlemen.

We say thanks to Len who plays the piano for the hymns in the religious services with Reg and Jan and thanks to David who takes religious service and does a quiz with the residents on alternative weeks.

To make it easier for our residents to vote, the ‘special voting box’ was organised here at the facility during the month which proved to be a success.

Residents loved the bus drive on the 9th out to Woodlands and then to Jasen Park. Our second drive of the month on Friday 30th was out to the Punnet café in Tamahere for coffee.

On the 14th was our surprise meal and this time it was ‘take out’ pizza followed by a delicious fresh fruit salad and cream. This monthly event proves to be popular with our residents and keeps them guessing as to what the meal could be!

Neil Curgenven came in on the 16th and gave an interesting talk about the styles of housing in Hamilton going right back in time to the present day. We will certainly get Neil back at a later stage as he has much more to share on various subjects.

Happy hour was on Friday 30th when we were entertained by Charlie and Marlene – a fun time was had by all.

Bingo remains popular as does the games mornings. Residents are taken outside to enjoy the warm weather days as much as possible. They did a little bit of gardening using the New World miniature potting of the vegetable seeds, had an exercise session outside and went for walks too.

Keep well everyone, until next month

Regards from all at Brylyn.

September 2020

It is just wonderful to be back at level 1.

We are well into the second half of the year and spring is in the air with some wonderful warm days.

This month we celebrated birthdays for Olive Begley on the 14th, Joyce Park on the 18th and Ian Stewart on the 21st with a cake baked in our kitchen - a happy birthday to you all.

On the 1st we had our spring day celebration with everything yellow. For morning tea we had yellow cupcakes, afternoon tea a yellow cake, at lunch there was a yellow dessert, cold drinks, serviettes and placemats! It turned out to be a lovely sunny day too which was a bonus.

We had a Father’s Day event a little earlier on the 3rd where we purchased a special morning tea cake, gave out gift bags with a shower and a shaving gel in each and then for all the residents, a small chocolate. The men all sat together at one table. “Parkie” (Raymond Park) cut the cake. After lunch we had the ‘Father’s Day’ Happy Hour. In all it was a special day.

We have had the religious services resumed with Reg and Jan and with David too, who also does a quiz with the residents.

Tipene entertained at our Happy Hour with his wonderful array of songs. Residents are very happy too to have our weekend entertainers back. On the weekend after lockdown we had George and Roy in to entertain.

The monthly surprise lunch meal was held on the 17th with a meal of pies, chips, peas and gravy. The pies were from Jesters, followed by a new dessert, Banoffee pie. This occasion always goes down well with our ‘family.’

We have introduced a small ‘shopping’ cabinet in the reception area for residents to view and purchase any toiletry items they may need or cold drinks and snacks.

We are getting a good turnout for the Bingo and games mornings, and with some of the lovely winter days we have had the staff  have taken residents outside to enjoy the sunshine - there is nothing like fresh air and feeling the sun on our bodies.

Keep well everyone, until next month

Regards from all at Brylyn.

August 2020

It was so wonderful to have life back to normal even if it was for a short time and to be out of the Covid-19 lockdown. Unfortunately, we are experiencing another lockdown and being a rest home, we have your family and loved ones in our best interest and have therefore stopped all visitors coming in for the present.

We are well into the second half of the year and spring is in the air with some wonderful warm days.

Birthdays this month were for Susan Harvey on the 2nd, Colin Brewer on the 28th and Annette Coombs on the 30th. Happy Birthday to you.

Before the lockdown we had:

Jan and her dog, Macey, from the SPCA, come in for a visit. Residents always love the interaction with the dogs.

We had our religious services and the quizzes with David.

There was entertainment on the weekends by George, Peter and Wendy.

Some of our residents went on the bus outing to Morrinsville on the 7th to spot all the ‘cow’ icons in the streets and to take photos.

The trainee Occupational Therapists were doing well and enjoyed being with our residents, hopefully we can get them back soon.

The surprise lunch meal was on Friday 21st when we had a movie morning to watch “Young at Heart”  followed by Fish, Chips and Salad packed as a ‘take out’ meal in take-away containers followed by an ice cream sundae. Residents were pleasantly surprised and extremely happy not to miss their Friday ‘fish and chips.’

We are getting a good turnout for the Bingo and games mornings, and with some of the lovely winter days we have managed to take some of our residents outside to enjoy the sunshine - well done Mahi.

Keep well and stay safe, until next month

Regards from all at Brylyn.

Ultimate Care Pōneke House - Dementia Care (Secure)

2 weeks ago - Wellington

We would love to welcome our new Facility Manager Peter Leach to the Poneke House team! 

More information coming soon. 

 

 

30 November 2018 - Chess Made Easy

Staff and residents playing chess with our new super-sized chess set. This has made it much easier for the resident to play as the chess piece are much larger and easy to handle, it also helps them track every move. Great to see residents playing their once loved game again.

24 October 2018 – Dementia Unit gearing up for Halloween.

We are starting to decorate for Halloween, this complements our already colourful secure dementia unit.  The residents bring more colour by displaying their creations that they have carefully made during the day.  The Poneke House team love having fun together with the resident while making all the different items and it is great to them laughter and have fun.  What we find is that it helps the residents connect with other residents and start forming new friendship which become BFF’s.  This helps them feel loved, important and special especially when their items go on the walls.

Ultimate Care Pōneke House - Rest Home Care

2 weeks ago - Wellington

We would love to welcome our new Facility Manager Peter Leach to the Poneke House team! 

More information coming soon. 

 

 

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Seminar -   24 July 2019 Kenepuru

Wednesday 24th July eight of our Care Givers accompanied Reign our Clinical Service Manager, to the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment seminar run by the Wound Care Council. The speaker was Mary Daly the Nurse Practioner for the Older Persons Rehabilitation Service in Hutt Valley The training has given staff who attended a different viewpoint on giving cares to all of our residents, and how to be more diverse with each resident. This helps staff members growth and strengthens our care techniques that we provide for residents at Poneke House each day.  They have come away from the training enthusiastic and have spread the new techniques with other Care Givers 

 

 27 June 2019

Yesterday we had a very special entertainer ‘Wayne Heath’ His amazing rustic voice sing Country and West music, get the resident in the mood for dancing.  We have all resident that wish attend the concert, including, day program, rest home, hospital and dementia.  Several of which are up on the floor dancing during most of his songs.  Yesterday he handed the microphone over to 2 resident both of which had amazing voices which we had not heard before.  Wayne and his wife get the most out of our resident during the concert.  It is such a pleasure to see the resident come alive with Wayne’s’ music.  We are so lucky to have him perform for us.  Many thanks Wayne you Rock

 

 

Ultimate Care Palliser House - Hospital Care

2 weeks ago - Greytown

Welcome to our new Nurse Manager Nicola Nowell

Dementia beds are now available for respite or permanent care

All inquiries welcome – please call Nicola Nowell - 06 261 9020

 

 

Ultimate Care Palliser House - Dementia Care (Secure)

2 weeks ago - Greytown

Welcome to our new Nurse Manager Nicola Nowell. More info coming soon. 

Dementia beds are now available for respite or permanent care.

All inquiries welcome – please call Nicola Nowell  06 261 9020

 

Ultimate Care Palliser House - Rest Home Care

2 weeks ago - Greytown

 Welcome to our new Nurse Manager Nicola Nowell. More info coming soon. 

 

Anchorage Retirement Village - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

2 weeks ago - Marsden Cove, Whangarei

The Anchorage recently released another 8 duplex, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom villas with a further 2 currently under construction.  Be quick to secure your coastal lifestyle retirement and make an appointment to view the show home by calling Rhonda today.  (09) 376 8770

 

Lyndale Care - Rest Home Care

2 weeks ago - Masterton

On the 27 February 2020 our team were invited to present to the Wairarapa District Health Board because Lyndale Care has a reputation as a stand-out facility in the Wairarapa.

The photo below is of our competent clinical team at Lyndale.

Driving Miss Daisy Tairawhiti-Gisborne - Transport

2 weeks ago - Gisborne

Tairawhiti-Gisborne Total Mobility vouchers are working well in Tairawhiti.........Mobility travel for those in a wheelchair is an option with my service..........To help get you  into the City to get that important shopping/socialising done in Level 1.  Chat with Monica about companion assistance for extra help if you need it.

Aldwins House - Hospital Care

3 weeks ago - Christchurch

We are now open and taking Residents for both Hospital and Rest Home Care in our beautiful refurbished facility. We have a bus stop right outside our facility which is convenient for everyone. Feel free to pop in and have a look around. 

Aldwins House - Rest Home Care

3 weeks ago - Christchurch

We are now open and taking Residents for both Hospital and Rest Home Care in our beautiful refurbished facility. We have a bus stop right outside our facility which is convenient for everyone. Feel free to pop in and have a look around.