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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 a vacancy, please call to discuss your needs for any upcoming vacancies. 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).

Ngaio Marsh - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

3 days ago - Christchurch

 

 

 

 

Essie Summers Retirement Village - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

3 days ago - Christchurch

 

 

 

 

Yvette Williams - Care Apartments

3 days ago - Dunedin

Enquire now for a copy our ever changing monthly activities  programme

HBH Senior Living - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

3 days ago - Auckland

Howick's only boutique retirement village, HBH Senior Living, has an apartment for sale at 139 Union Road, Howick. Well-positioned, it offers an open plan living space that flows to a modern kitchen with quality appliances and ample storage. The master bedroom has easy access to a well-designed disability-friendly bathroom. HBH Senior Living offers a close community of 42 apartments with an emphasis on friendship, care and support. With Rest home and Hospital level care and a Day programme on site you can have the best of both worlds: the freedom to live independently and the reassurance that help in on had should you need it. 

 

 

Grace Joel Retirement Village - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

3 days ago - Auckland

Our Village NewsletterState of Grace can be viewed on this link (in blue).

 

This sunny  spacious two bedroom sunsoaked corner apartment is a must to view.  Elevated with views and fabulous indoor outdoor flow.

 

No need to compromise on space in this large three bedroom townhouse.  Tucked away in a private garden setting but close to all amenities...this is a rare opportunity.

 

Yes you can retire in style in one of Aucklands most sought after villages in this lovely two bedroom townhouse and it won't break the bank.  Give Bronwen a call to view this townhouse and a tour around our delightful village.

 


 

 

 

 

Frances Hodgkins Retirement Village - Care Apartments

3 days ago - Dunedin

A copy of our monthly activites calender is available on request

Frances Hodgkins Retirement Village - Rest Home Care

3 days ago - Dunedin

Read our latest newsletter here - our summer newsletter is due out in November - check back then for an update!

Frances Hodgkins Retirement Village - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

3 days ago - Dunedin

Our Village Newsletter 'Frances Hodgkins News' can be viewed on this link.

 

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

Ultimate Care Rosedale - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

3 days ago - Auckland

Affordable Apartments Starting From $170,000 Available Now At
Ultimate Care Rosedale Village

Rosedale Village is for the 65+ and its well-appointed affordable accommodation is set amongst a well-established residential area in Albany which enjoys the backdrop of Bushlands Park. One of the benefits of living at Rosedale Village is the ability to choose the level of support you require.

Contact us today for more information or to schedule a viewing appointment
09 414 1144

www.rosedale.co.nz

 

Jane Mander Retirement Village - Hospital Care

5 days ago - Whangarei

A recent visit by a Dixieland Jazz Band had everyone's toes tapping to the lively music and old songs which everyone knew!

Jane Mander Retirement Village - Dementia Care (Secure)

5 days ago - Whangarei

In the midst of Winter we imagined travelling to a tropical island - complete with costumes to convince ourselves of the warm tropical sun!

Jane Mander Retirement Village - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

5 days ago - Whangarei

Opening Mid 2009

Bert Sutcliffe Retirement Village - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

5 days ago - North Shore

The first stage of independent apartments have sold out and the second stage are selling now.

Princess Alexandra Retirement Village - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

5 days ago - Napier

 

 

Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village - Hospital Care

5 days ago - Gisborne

The Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village residents are all looking forward to our first birthday celebrations on 11 November 2012.

Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village - Rest Home Care

5 days ago - Gisborne

The Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village residents are all looking forward to our first birthday celebrations on 11 November 2012.

Anthony Wilding Retirement Village - Rest Home Care

1 week ago - Christchurch

 

Home Instead - Home Help and Personal Care/Assistance

1 week ago - Auckland

What is Relationship-based Home Care?

Imagine being cared for by complete strangers. For many older people, that’s what a hospital visit is like, and it’s certainly the only solution in an emergency. For others, that’s their experience of aged care institutions – a list of set tasks completed daily by busy and anonymous shift workers.

At home though, we know it’s best to be cared for by people you know, who truly care for your wellbeing. Carers you are comfortable with; carers you can trust.

That’s what Relationship-based Home Care is all about. It’s about you – being cared for properly, in your own home, by carers who know you and care for you.

At Home Instead, we believe the solution is to increase awareness and choice about the value and benefits of relationship-based home care versus the provision of only task-based services. Home Instead is advocating to the government as they review government funded home care programs, that they focus on home care services that support the building of one-on-one relationships of trust between the client and the carer. It’s quite simple – this is about choice and quality of services, and Home Instead are committed to providing high quality relationship-based care at home for every client we support. We are all happier in our own homes with people caring for us that we know and trust.

Palmers - Trades/Home Maintenance etc

1 week ago - Auckland

What to do in your garden this June

New season’s fruit trees and roses start to arrive in store this month, so it’s a great time to prepare the garden and head into Palmers to see the new season’s range.

Edible Garden

Plant new fruit trees; citrus, apples, pears, plums, peaches and nectarines.

Now is the time to plant strawberries! Well established plants will fruit earlier and for longer this spring and summer. Allow for 5 plants per person to ensure there is enough delicious fruit for everyone at harvest time. Garlic and shallot bulbs are in store now and can be planted until late July.

Spray deciduous fruit trees with FreeFlo Copper to protect from pests and diseases.

Sow seeds of spinach, silverbeet, peas, onions, lettuce and in warmer climates, broad beans.

Asparagus crowns are in store now. Plant in free draining soil.

Plant seedlings of cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, winter lettuce, spinach and silverbeet.

Flower Garden

It’s a great time to plant daphne, camellias and rhododendrons to add welcome colour to the garden in winter and early spring.

To ensure beautiful blooms come spring protect by spraying with FreeFlo Copper or the easy to use Yates Rose Gun. These sprays guard against scale, mites, aphids and fungal diseases.

For cheerful winter colour, plant seedlings of alyssum, forget-me-not, pansies, viola, polyanthus, primula, poppy, sweetpea, cyclamen, hollyhock, lobelia, sweet william, anemone, candytuft and bellis daisy.

New season’s roses are in store now. Get your favourite classic varieties or choose from a range of new and exciting releases.

Sow seeds of lobelia, calendula, sweet william, dianthus, alyssum and sweetpeas. In warmer areas, sow delphinium, larkspur, stock, nemesia, carnation, canterbury bells and gypsophila.

Maintain

Prune out any thin and spindly growth on your hydrangeas. Cut back strong shoots 2-3 buds from the base.

Ensure young trees and fragile plants are firmly staked and tied.

Now is the perfect time to prune trees that have finished fruiting. Cut stems back to a healthy growing bud and seal the cuts on larger stems with pruning paste to protect against disease.

Keep your secateurs and loppers clean with white spirits, this will prevent the transfer of any diseases. Keep cutting tools sharp for neater cuts and to prevent any diseases growing.

https://www.palmers.co.nz/june-in-your-garden/

Hilda Ross Retirement Village - Rest Home Care

1 week ago - Hamilton

Read our latest newsletter here - our summer newsletter is due out in November - check back then for an update!

Hilda Ross Retirement Village - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

1 week ago - Hamilton

 

 

Bob Owens Retirement Village - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

1 week ago - Tauranga

Serviced apartment available now

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1 week ago - TEST SITE ONLY

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Brylyn Residential Care - Hospital Care

1 week ago - Hamilton

May 2021

Hello everyone,

We hope this newsletter finds you all well and keeping warm.

Our birthdays this month were for Reginald Reihana on 1st, Raymond Park on 20th and Thomas Wilkins on 28th. Happy Birthday to all.

We celebrated Mother’s Day on Friday 7th wearing something red or pink and starting in the morning with a lady from the Orchid Society, Diane Wilson, who came in to talk about orchid growing. Diane also let the residents touch and feel the plants which they enjoyed while she answered any questions they had. The dining room and tables were decorated with lots of pink, there were pink cupcakes for tea and pink pudding. After lunch the residents were entertained by Charlie and Marlene after which there was a special Mother’s Day cake for afternoon tea and each lady received a gift of a beautiful sun hat. It was a lovely day for all.

Our surprise lunch was on Wednesday 19th when the residents had Nando’s Chicken Tender Pieces with Chips and a pudding made by Lin, our chef, which was a Cranberry Pudding with a Sauce.

The Bus trip on 7th went to the Classic Car Museum, the Arboretum and to Temple View and on the 14th and 21st to the Classic Car Museum. Residents loved seeing the old products and cars bringing back old memories and a start of many discussions. The bus trip on the 28th went out for coffee at Chartwell.

Kent, was our new entertainer this month for Happy Hour on Friday 28th when residents enjoyed having their nibbles and drinks.

The weekend entertainers this month were Christophe, George, Charlie & Marlene, Peter and Louise.

On Wednesday afternoons, Lisa comes in with her dog, Boomer. Boomer has become popular with our residents and staff and one can see his excitement when he comes in waiting to be made a fuss of.  He celebrated his birthday this month with small cupcakes iced and with a ‘paw print’ on them, made by Lisa which she brought in for staff and residents to enjoy!

Christine brings her dog, Cookie, in on other occasions and Cookie is welcomed too.

This service from the Canine Friends Pet Therapy is much appreciated.

Religious services are held twice a month and a religious discussion in the alternate weeks. We thank David for doing our quizzes and thank David too as he very kindly donated a new whiteboard. We have daily exercises and Bingo twice a week with games mornings, crafts and walks outside to take in the fresh air and sunshine days.

Keep well everyone, stay safe, until next month,

Regards from all at Brylyn.  

April 2021

Hello everyone,

I hope you are enjoying the lovely autumn weather we are having and that some of you have managed to get a break away before winter sets in.

Our birthdays this month and were for Christine West on the 11th, Mark Matthews on the 16th and Nina Taua on the 24th.

Our surprise lunch on the 15th was a McDonalds burger with chips and a drink and chocolate brownies for dessert from the kitchen made by Lin, our chef.

We have now organised a bus trip every week to enable each resident to get a turn to go on an outing. We will try to make the weekly trips to the same place for the month, weather allowing of course and if it is wheelchair friendly. This month’s trips went out to Hamilton Gardens, to Morrinsville and to the Taitua Farm then a countryside drive along Mason and Howden Roads, the Whatawhata Road and through Perrin Park in Te Kowhai.

We had Charlie and Marlene to entertain residents on 16th while some of the residents went on their bus trip.

Roy Sledger and Ian came in on the 23rd to talk about model trains. He brought in a model train display of a scene in Italy which was beautifully done to scale by himself and this and his talk was enjoyed by the residents.

A craft was done for Anzac Day where residents cut out and made poppies from felt, some poppies were painted and one of our residents sewed buttons on for some of the poppy centres. We then placed them on a board which was displayed on the dining room notice board which looked wonderful!

Reg came in on Sunday 25th and held an Anzac Service for our residents which followed with Anzac biscuits for afternoon tea.

Happy Hour was on the 30th with a new entertainer, Christophe, who played the guitar and sang and got the residents to join in on occasions.

The weekend entertainers this month were Louise, Gail, Charlie, Peter and George.

On Wednesday afternoons Lisa comes in with her dog, Boomer, who is very popular with our residents and staff, and Christine brings her dog, Cookie, in on other occasions. This service from the Canine Friends Pet Therapy is much appreciated.

Religious services are held twice a month and a religious discussion in the alternate weeks. We thank David for doing our quizzes. We have daily exercises and Bingo twice a week with games mornings and walks outside to take in the fresh air and sunshine.

Thank you to Mahi, Vidhi and staff for the wonderful photos that they take of all the events in our facility. Well done to you all - we love the photos.

Keep well everyone, stay safe, until next month,

Regards from all at Brylyn.  

March 2021

Autumn is here and we are out of daylight saving; enjoy the months we have left of good weather before winter sets in.

The birthdays this month were for three of our gentlemen; Brian Dunkin on 12th, David Shrimpton on 27th and Snow Brown on 29th with cakes from the kitchen to be shared with everyone. Happy Birthday to you.

We had a cake for Floss and Brian to celebrate their 68th wedding anniversary. Mahi arranged a special romantic lunch set out under the gazebo for them. Well done to the staff and Mahi.

On the 3rd we had another summer BBQ lunch but unfortunately the weather let us down in the morning so our residents had to eat in the dining room but still enjoyed the occasion.

Our surprise lunch on the 16th was a good occasion too; with fish and chips in individual boxes from the Seafood Bazaar (the fresh fish shop) and this was followed by homemade Banoffee Pie for dessert.

On St Patricks Day, staff and residents wore something green and we celebrated with Charlie and Marlene entertaining us. Staff got some of the residents up and dancing - it was a lovely happy event. Drinks were served at lunchtime with the meal followed with a green pudding.

The bus trip was out to Ngaroto Lake, Te Awamutu, on the 12th where the residents enjoyed sitting out in the sunshine by the water.

On the 26th we had Charlie from the Waikato Astrological Society who came in to do a talk on Rocket Engineering with visuals on the TV. This was followed by Happy Hour at 2pm with Gail, a country and western singer, who got the residents singing along with her.

There was an Easter craft morning with Mahi, where some of the residents painted and decorated eggs and the results were wonderful.

Lisa comes in with her dog, Boomer, on Wednesday afternoons and Christine brings her dog, Cookie, in on other occasions - both for dog therapy with our residents. This service from the Canine Friends Pet Therapy is much appreciated.

The weekend entertainers this month were Louise, Gail, Charlie, and George.

Religious services are held twice a month and a religious discussion in the alternate weeks. Thanks go to

David for doing the quizzes. We have daily exercises and Bingo twice a week with games mornings and walks outside to take in the fresh air and sunshine.

Keep well everyone, stay safe, until next month,

Regards from all at Brylyn.  

February 2021

It is the end of another month and we are well into the new year. We have had wonderful long, hot summer  days which we must make the most of with Autumn not far away.

The Birthdays that we celebrated this month with a cake from our kitchen were for Bruce Scott on the 14th and Pat Smith on the 18th where we all sang Happy Birthday to them. Our staff do a wonderful job of decorating the cakes too.

Valentine’s day was also a happy occasion in the facility and there was more cake!

We have resumed the foot spa treat for our residents as requested and which is appreciated and enjoyed by them.

Our three bus trips this month went to Hamilton Lake on 12th, 19th and on the 26th. Residents enjoyed getting out and about and were also treated to a McDonald’s ice cream.

Our surprise meal on the 17th was from KFC. Residents had a snack box each of chicken tenders and chips and a pudding made from our kitchen which was all enjoyed by all.

Peter Whalley entertained residents playing his guitar and singing at the Happy hour on Friday afternoon on the 26th. It is wonderful to hear everyone singing along and enjoying themselves.

Lisa comes in with her dog Boomer and Christine brings Cookie in, both for dog therapy with our residents -this service is much appreciated.

We always say a big thank you to our weekend entertainers who were Louise, Gail, Charlie, George and Peter.

Religious services are held twice a month and a religious discussion in the alternate weeks.

David voluntarily comes in weekly to do quizzes for which we are most grateful.

There are daily exercises and Bingo twice a week with games mornings and walks outside to take in the fresh air and sunshine.

Keep well everyone, stay safe, until next month,

Regards from all at Brylyn.

January 2021

We are well into the new year and hopefully all enjoying the summer weather. We can be grateful for being able to move around New Zealand, to have holidays within and to be able to be with our families.

Welcome to our new resident Marie Johansen, who we hope will be happy here with us at Brylyn.

We had three birthdays this month, Raymond Matson on 6th, Adrian Ngamotu on the 21st and Ian Birse on the 26th, Happy Birthday to our three gentlemen. Our chef provided a cake from the kitchen for morning tea to share with all the residents.

Raymond and Joyce celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on the 12th where they shared a cake from our kitchen with everyone. Happy Anniversary to them!

Peter Whalley was in on the 9th to entertain in the morning getting everyone to sing along with him and Happy Hour with snacks and drinks on the 29th with Charlie and Marlene entertaining and again there was good participation from our residents. A good time had by all.

Thank you to our weekend entertainers, Louise, George and Peter.

The bus trip this month was to Lake Karapiro – this was enjoyed by those who went there.

Religious services are held twice a month and a religious discussion in the alternate weeks.

David voluntarily comes in weekly to do quizzes for which we are most grateful.

There are daily exercises and Bingo sessions twice a week, always popular with Ian Birse calling. Thanks again to Ian who is one of our residents.

We have games mornings and walks outside to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.

Keep well everyone, stay safe, until next month,

Regards from all at Brylyn.

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.

Brylyn Residential Care - Rest Home Care

1 week ago - Hamilton

May 2021

Hello everyone,

We hope this newsletter finds you all well and keeping warm.

Our birthdays this month were for Reginald Reihana on 1st, Raymond Park on 20th and Thomas Wilkins on 28th. Happy Birthday to all.

We celebrated Mother’s Day on Friday 7th wearing something red or pink and starting in the morning with a lady from the Orchid Society, Diane Wilson, who came in to talk about orchid growing. Diane also let the residents touch and feel the plants which they enjoyed while she answered any questions they had. The dining room and tables were decorated with lots of pink, there were pink cupcakes for tea and pink pudding. After lunch the residents were entertained by Charlie and Marlene after which there was a special Mother’s Day cake for afternoon tea and each lady received a gift of a beautiful sun hat. It was a lovely day for all.

Our surprise lunch was on Wednesday 19th when the residents had Nando’s Chicken Tender Pieces with Chips and a pudding made by Lin, our chef, which was a Cranberry Pudding with a Sauce.

The Bus trip on 7th went to the Classic Car Museum, the Arboretum and to Temple View and on the 14th and 21st to the Classic Car Museum. Residents loved seeing the old products and cars bringing back old memories and a start of many discussions. The bus trip on the 28th went out for coffee at Chartwell.

Kent, was our new entertainer this month for Happy Hour on Friday 28th when residents enjoyed having their nibbles and drinks.

The weekend entertainers this month were Christophe, George, Charlie & Marlene, Peter and Louise.

On Wednesday afternoons, Lisa comes in with her dog, Boomer. Boomer has become popular with our residents and staff and one can see his excitement when he comes in waiting to be made a fuss of.  He celebrated his birthday this month with small cupcakes iced and with a ‘paw print’ on them, made by Lisa which she brought in for staff and residents to enjoy!

Christine brings her dog, Cookie, in on other occasions and Cookie is welcomed too.

This service from the Canine Friends Pet Therapy is much appreciated.

Religious services are held twice a month and a religious discussion in the alternate weeks. We thank David for doing our quizzes and thank David too as he very kindly donated a new whiteboard. We have daily exercises and Bingo twice a week with games mornings, crafts and walks outside to take in the fresh air and sunshine days.

Keep well everyone, stay safe, until next month,

Regards from all at Brylyn.  

April 2021

Hello everyone,

I hope you are enjoying the lovely autumn weather we are having and that some of you have managed to get a break away before winter sets in.

Our birthdays this month and were for Christine West on the 11th, Mark Matthews on the 16th and Nina Taua on the 24th.

Our surprise lunch on the 15th was a McDonalds burger with chips and a drink and chocolate brownies for dessert from the kitchen made by Lin, our chef.

We have now organised a bus trip every week to enable each resident to get a turn to go on an outing. We will try to make the weekly trips to the same place for the month, weather allowing of course and if it is wheelchair friendly. This month’s trips went out to Hamilton Gardens, to Morrinsville and to the Taitua Farm then a countryside drive along Mason and Howden Roads, the Whatawhata Road and through Perrin Park in Te Kowhai.

We had Charlie and Marlene to entertain residents on 16th while some of the residents went on their bus trip.

 

Roy Sledger and Ian came in on the 23rd to talk about model trains. He brought in a model train display of a scene in Italy which was beautifully done to scale by himself and this and his talk was enjoyed by the residents.

A craft was done for Anzac Day where residents cut out and made poppies from felt, some poppies were painted and one of our residents sewed buttons on for some of the poppy centres. We then placed them on a board which was displayed on the dining room notice board which looked wonderful!

Reg came in on Sunday 25th and held an Anzac Service for our residents which followed with Anzac biscuits for afternoon tea.

Happy Hour was on the 30th with a new entertainer, Christophe, who played the guitar and sang and got the residents to join in on occasions.

The weekend entertainers this month were Louise, Gail, Charlie, Peter and George.

On Wednesday afternoons Lisa comes in with her dog, Boomer, who is very popular with our residents and staff, and Christine brings her dog, Cookie, in on other occasions. This service from the Canine Friends Pet Therapy is much appreciated.

Religious services are held twice a month and a religious discussion in the alternate weeks. We thank David for doing our quizzes. We have daily exercises and Bingo twice a week with games mornings and walks outside to take in the fresh air and sunshine.

Thank you to Mahi, Vidhi and staff for the wonderful photos that they take of all the events in our facility. Well done to you all - we love the photos.

Keep well everyone, stay safe, until next month,

Regards from all at Brylyn.  

March 2021

Autumn is here and we are out of daylight saving; enjoy the months we have left of good weather before winter sets in.

The birthdays this month were for three of our gentlemen; Brian Dunkin on 12th, David Shrimpton on 27th and Snow Brown on 29th with cakes from the kitchen to be shared with everyone. Happy Birthday to you.

We had a cake for Floss and Brian to celebrate their 68th wedding anniversary. Mahi arranged a special romantic lunch set out under the gazebo for them. Well done to the staff and Mahi.

On the 3rd we had another summer BBQ lunch but unfortunately the weather let us down in the morning so our residents had to eat in the dining room but still enjoyed the occasion.

Our surprise lunch on the 16th was a good occasion too; with fish and chips in individual boxes from the Seafood Bazaar (the fresh fish shop) and this was followed by homemade Banoffee Pie for dessert.

On St Patricks Day, staff and residents wore something green and we celebrated with Charlie and Marlene entertaining us. Staff got some of the residents up and dancing - it was a lovely happy event. Drinks were served at lunchtime with the meal followed with a green pudding.

The bus trip was out to Ngaroto Lake, Te Awamutu, on the 12th where the residents enjoyed sitting out in the sunshine by the water.

On the 26th we had Charlie from the Waikato Astrological Society who came in to do a talk on Rocket Engineering with visuals on the TV. This was followed by Happy Hour at 2pm with Gail, a country and western singer, who got the residents singing along with her.

There was an Easter craft morning with Mahi, where some of the residents painted and decorated eggs and the results were wonderful.

Lisa comes in with her dog, Boomer, on Wednesday afternoons and Christine brings her dog, Cookie, in on other occasions - both for dog therapy with our residents. This service from the Canine Friends Pet Therapy is much appreciated.

The weekend entertainers this month were Louise, Gail, Charlie, and George.

Religious services are held twice a month and a religious discussion in the alternate weeks. Thanks go to

David for doing the quizzes. We have daily exercises and Bingo twice a week with games mornings and walks outside to take in the fresh air and sunshine.

Keep well everyone, stay safe, until next month,

Regards from all at Brylyn.  

February 2021

It is the end of another month and we are well into the new year. We have had wonderful long, hot summer  days which we must make the most of with Autumn not far away.

The Birthdays that we celebrated this month with a cake from our kitchen were for Bruce Scott on the 14th and Pat Smith on the 18th where we all sang Happy Birthday to them. Our staff do a wonderful job of decorating the cakes too.

Valentine’s day was also a happy occasion in the facility and there was more cake!

We have resumed the foot spa treat for our residents as requested and which is appreciated and enjoyed by them.

Our three bus trips this month went to Hamilton Lake on 12th, 19th and on the 26th. Residents enjoyed getting out and about and were also treated to a McDonald’s ice cream.

Our surprise meal on the 17th was from KFC. Residents had a snack box each of chicken tenders and chips and a pudding made from our kitchen which was all enjoyed by all.

Peter Whalley entertained residents playing his guitar and singing at the Happy hour on Friday afternoon on the 26th. It is wonderful to hear everyone singing along and enjoying themselves.

Lisa comes in with her dog Boomer and Christine brings Cookie in, both for dog therapy with our residents -this service is much appreciated.

We always say a big thank you to our weekend entertainers who were Louise, Gail, Charlie, George and Peter.

Religious services are held twice a month and a religious discussion in the alternate weeks.

David voluntarily comes in weekly to do quizzes for which we are most grateful.

There are daily exercises and Bingo twice a week with games mornings and walks outside to take in the fresh air and sunshine.

Keep well everyone, stay safe, until next month,

Regards from all at Brylyn.

January 2021

We are well into the new year and hopefully all enjoying the summer weather. We can be grateful for being able to move around New Zealand, to have holidays within and to be able to be with our families.

Welcome to our new resident Marie Johansen, who we hope will be happy here with us at Brylyn.

We had three birthdays this month, Raymond Matson on 6th, Adrian Ngamotu on the 21st and Ian Birse on the 26th, Happy Birthday to our three gentlemen. Our chef provided a cake from the kitchen for morning tea to share with all the residents.

Raymond and Joyce celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on the 12th where they shared a cake from our kitchen with everyone. Happy Anniversary to them!

Peter Whalley was in on the 9th to entertain in the morning getting everyone to sing along with him and Happy Hour with snacks and drinks on the 29th with Charlie and Marlene entertaining and again there was good participation from our residents. A good time had by all.

Thank you to our weekend entertainers, Louise, George and Peter.

The bus trip this month was to Lake Karapiro – this was enjoyed by those who went there.

Religious services are held twice a month and a religious discussion in the alternate weeks.

David voluntarily comes in weekly to do quizzes for which we are most grateful.

There are daily exercises and Bingo sessions twice a week, always popular with Ian Birse calling. Thanks again to Ian who is one of our residents.

We have games mornings and walks outside to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.

Keep well everyone, stay safe, until next month,

Regards from all at Brylyn.


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.

Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital - Hospital Care

1 week ago - Auckland

 

High Praise for the Food at Knox from External Auditors.  And Most Residents

Think it is Rather Good Too!

 

Menu Appraisal by an independent Registered Dietitian.

Ms Varsha Arsrani (NZRD) writes in her opening summary statement of the Winter Menu Appraisal in May 2021;

Congratulations on having a fantastic menu plan. It is amazing to see that both normal meal and vegetarian meal have two options for residents to choose. Great details have been provided on the main meal of the day (lunch), which illustrates that a lot of effort has been put into the menu design of the main meal. Desserts and snacks for morning and afternoon tea have also provided the resident with a range of options to complement the main meal of the day to meet their nutritional requirements such as adequate dietary fibre and adequate dairy products. In addition, this menu rarely uses convenience foods.  It is also great to see that the pureed diet at each meal and snack time has been specified and closely resemble the normal texture meal or snacks”

Ministry of Health Certification Audit Report. May 2021

When auditing the standard relating to “Food, Fluid and Nutrition” the independent auditors awarded Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital a “Continuous Improvement” rating signifying the highest level of achievement and evidence of ongoing improvement.

They described what they found in the following statement:

Quality improvement processes and proactive responses, including use of a range of feedback and review methods, residents liaising directly and indirectly with the catering staff and dietitian and health professionals working alongside residents, are progressively  enabling residents to have improved dining experiences and meals that more than closely meet the residents’ individual food preferences as well as their nutritional requirements.”.

 Compliments from Residents.

Knox receives many written messages of thanks and commendation for the love and care they experience in the home. In the excerpts below the quality of the food was specifically mentioned.

“Yesterday's lunch was great. Beautifully cooked chicken with vegetables, mashed potatoes and a really nice gravy - yum! This was followed by a delicious chocolate pudding and fruit.”

A resident wrote a note commenting that the meals over the past 3 days were "beautiful" and the presentation "perfect - on par with any of the local cafes I frequent". He asked that his commendation be passed on to the new chef.

And in the “Food for Thought Group” a meal service forum for residents directed by residents, the following comments appear in the meeting minutes: 

Residents commended the chef and expressed thanks to the catering team for their efforts and for the way they listen to feedback.”

The quiches are very good

I like the vegetarian curries

“(Name of Resident) enjoys the butter bean vegetable option. This was noted by the chef and will be offered more frequently in the summer menu”.

“(Name of Resident) has noticed that the cottage pie used to be too spicey but now it is very nice”.

  • “(Name of Resident) commended the chef on the hamburgers, steak and kidney pie and the Sunday Roast potatoes.”

Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital - Rest Home Care

1 week ago - Auckland

 

High Praise for the Food at Knox from External Auditors.  And Most Residents

Think it is Rather Good Too!

 

Menu Appraisal by an independent Registered Dietitian.

Ms Varsha Arsrani (NZRD) writes in her opening summary statement of the Winter Menu Appraisal in May 2021;

Congratulations on having a fantastic menu plan. It is amazing to see that both normal meal and vegetarian meal have two options for residents to choose. Great details have been provided on the main meal of the day (lunch), which illustrates that a lot of effort has been put into the menu design of the main meal. Desserts and snacks for morning and afternoon tea have also provided the resident with a range of options to complement the main meal of the day to meet their nutritional requirements such as adequate dietary fibre and adequate dairy products. In addition, this menu rarely uses convenience foods.  It is also great to see that the pureed diet at each meal and snack time has been specified and closely resemble the normal texture meal or snacks”

Ministry of Health Certification Audit Report. May 2021

When auditing the standard relating to “Food, Fluid and Nutrition” the independent auditors awarded Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital a “Continuous Improvement” rating signifying the highest level of achievement and evidence of ongoing improvement.

They described what they found in the following statement:

Quality improvement processes and proactive responses, including use of a range of feedback and review methods, residents liaising directly and indirectly with the catering staff and dietitian and health professionals working alongside residents, are progressively  enabling residents to have improved dining experiences and meals that more than closely meet the residents’ individual food preferences as well as their nutritional requirements.”.

 Compliments from Residents.

Knox receives many written messages of thanks and commendation for the love and care they experience in the home. In the excerpts below the quality of the food was specifically mentioned.

“Yesterday's lunch was great. Beautifully cooked chicken with vegetables, mashed potatoes and a really nice gravy - yum! This was followed by a delicious chocolate pudding and fruit.”

A resident wrote a note commenting that the meals over the past 3 days were "beautiful" and the presentation "perfect - on par with any of the local cafes I frequent". He asked that his commendation be passed on to the new chef.

And in the “Food for Thought Group” a meal service forum for residents directed by residents, the following comments appear in the meeting minutes: 

Residents commended the chef and expressed thanks to the catering team for their efforts and for the way they listen to feedback.”

The quiches are very good

I like the vegetarian curries

“(Name of Resident) enjoys the butter bean vegetable option. This was noted by the chef and will be offered more frequently in the summer menu”.

“(Name of Resident) has noticed that the cottage pie used to be too spicey but now it is very nice”.

  • “(Name of Resident) commended the chef on the hamburgers, steak and kidney pie and the Sunday Roast potatoes.”

Sort Out Service - Downsizing and Relocation

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Third Age Solutions is spreading its wings to also provide services in the Nelson-Tasman area!

  • Advocacy – problem-solving, getting important documents in place, communications
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Arvida Good Friends - Home Help and Personal Care/Assistance

2 weeks ago - Christchurch

Come and join us at our Living Well Centre in Addington for our weekly free events, 'Thinking Well Wednesdays' at 1pm

 

For the month of June our presenters are as follows:

 

2 June - Cultivate Christchurch, Growing Canterbury Together

9 June - Three Boys Beer Brewery Tour and Tastings (additional costs)

16 June - Jessie Snowden, How to prevent falls

23 June - Dave Richards, Life and Times of an International Photographer

30 June - Laura Organ, Our Night Skies, Canterbury Astrophotography 

 

Check out our website https://goodfriends.co.nz/whats-on to book or call on 0800 20 41 20.

 

 

 

 

Elders at My Table - Professional Services

2 weeks ago - Auckland

What's New? I'm new!

I am a registered dietitian who has worked almost exclusively in aged care for over seven years. I'm passionate about dignified aging for elders, and meeting their unique nutrition needs. 

Caring for an ageing adult, however independent they are, requires a wide skill set, including some familiarity with medicine, nutrition, exercise, legal and finance matters, plus social, emotional, spiritual and mental wellbeing. In a care home most of these services are provided by a comprehensive staff. But what about elders living in their own homes, or being cared for by family?

If you are caring for an elder at home - either in their own home or in yours - I'm guessing you won't have a comprehensive staff to provide the wrap around support that you might want. I wanted to offer my nutrition expertise to elders in the community because the right nutrition, tailored to individual needs, can really make a difference to remaining independent at home. 

I'd like to reassure you that you don't have to do it all on your own. My services are designed to set you and your elder up for success, and produce confident elders and carers. Details are on my website www.eldersatmytable.co.nz

Millvale House Miramar - Dementia Care NZ - Psychogeriatric Care

2 weeks ago - Wellington

June 2021

INTRODUCING EDEN MAE RETUERTO - CLINICAL MANAGER
We are delighted to formally announce that Eden Retuerto has accepted the position of Clinical Manager of Millvale House Miramar. 
We extend our thanks to Mary Calonzo for so ably filling this position while we identified just the right person for this key leadership role.
Eden has eight years’ professional experience as an overseas Health and Safety nurse specialist; however her primary interest has always been in geriatric and dementia care. This passion was inspired by caring for her own invalid grandmother and her aunt, who had dementia. Eden says, “The goal to provide holistic, quality, and culturally sensitive care to health consumers in their senior years is highly humbling and fulfilling.”

Eden has been working as a Registered Nurse for Millvale House Miramar since mid-2020, and has become a valued and highly respected senior member of our care team during that time. She brings sound clinical skills, a knowledge and understanding of our residents and staff team, and a comprehensive working knowledge of our policies, procedures and philosophy of care to her new role.
We join in congratulating Eden and wish her the very best as she takes on this new challenge.

 

 

 

 

 

 September 2020:

We know you will share our excitement as we confirm the appointment of Marianne Zamora as the new Clinical Manager of Millvale House Miramar.
Marianne commences her role on Thursday 17 September 2020.
Marianne brings a strong clinical background and sound knowledge of dementia to her new role, as well as an invaluable commitment to and understanding of our Vision and Values and philosophy of care. Continuity in terms of her relationships with staff, residents and families will ensure Marianne’s successful and smooth transition into this key leadership position.
We have all come to know Marianne well and to have the highest respect for her proficiency, compassion and integrity. In taking on this role Marianne pledges her commitment to “contribute my skills, knowledge, and ability with responsibility, dedication, and hard work for the development of my professional growth and in the best interests of this institution and the public.”
We join in congratulating her on this exciting career move and wish her the very best as she takes on this new challenge.

 

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.

 

September 2017:

The warm spring weather has inspired us to get our vegetable garden ready. It’s been all hands on deck here getting the raised beds ready for planting. We love getting our hands in the soil and can’t wait to plant, nurture and harvest our own fresh vegetables.

July 2017:

There’s something in the Miramar soil that not only breeds good characters but clearly some mighty good vegetables. Now that’s a carrot! We love growing our own vegetables here at Millvale House Miramar. There’s nothing as homely as tending to and harvesting your own healthy organic veges right out of the back yard.

 

 

New Website for Dementia Care NZ:


We have a wonderful new Website and we invite you to take a tour! www.dementiacarenz.co.nz
 
 
At a number of our homes we have been holding a weekly 'coffee club'.  This is a time for socialisation, reminiscing, sharing time with family and friends, creating magic moments. Out come the lovely table cloths, the special china, the flowers on the tables not to mention the lovely home baked goodies and coffee! If you would like to join your friend or loved one for coffee club, please conta...ct the operations manager of the facility for details. We would love to share this time with you.

 

Donya Nee, on behalf of the Diversional Therapy Team from Dementia Care NZ.

 

 

WE DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY ... AND IT WORKS....

WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT US?

 

  • Our Vision and Values – Are the cornerstone of all we do. We select our staff based upon our vision and values. This means we attract the right people and have a great staff retention. Staff have a high level of job satisfaction and many opportunities to grow which naturally results in best performance and positively impacts upon our residents’ well being.
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  • 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.
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  •  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.
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  • 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.
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  •  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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are thrilled to announce that renovations have commenced at Millvale House Miramar.

We have new carpet, freshly painted walls and lovely new furniture for our people to enjoy.

We look forward to alterations in the near future including open plan kitchens in our  two small and homely units.

 

Redwood Lifestyle Care & Village - Rest Home Care

3 weeks ago - Blenheim

Wesley - Hospital Care

3 weeks ago - Auckland

Wesley was recently audited on the Health and Disability sector standards and given a 3 years compliance 

Wesley - Rest Home Care

3 weeks ago - Auckland

New Business and Care Manager appointed October 2019.

Elmwood Rest Home & Village - Rest Home Care

3 weeks ago - Auckland

We have what is called the "walking bus", we take residents outside with our staff and go for featured walks around the village so they can see the joy of the gardens and trees.  Enjoying the sunshine as much as possible. Fantastic van trips to all sorts of places for example: picnics, at the beach, garden adventures, toy factory visits, along with this we have pet visits yes including a pony such joy this brings to our residents.

Addington Gardens - Rest Home Care

3 weeks ago - Christchurch

At Addington Lifestyle Care we have 5 brand new Assisted Living Suites available under an Occupational Rights Agreement. Please call Shirley Baxter on 339 4245 if you would like more information.

Anavoli - Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay

3 weeks ago - Amberley

Hello, here at Anavoli we've been very busy lately tidying up in the garden to be ready for winter, and the frosts of the last couple of days have made me very grateful for our heatpump and great insulation. We hope you are keeping warm and enjoying the sunny days that result from the crisp mornings.

Our caring, experienced and, qualified staff are here to ensure your stay with us delivers the utmost comfort and enjoyment, we'd love to hear your thoughts, and any suggestions you may have, and of course we'd love to be of service to you, call us anytime to discuss your requirements, or book a visit for the purpose, we are able to do first time meetings in your home, should this be your preference, just let us know when you call.

Woodlands Rest Home and Village - Hospital Care

3 weeks ago - Motueka

We have recently opened our Whanau Room, to allow friends and family a nice space to spend time with their relatives.  TV and coffee and bicuits are provided.

Middlepark - Care Apartments

3 weeks ago - Christchurch

We  21 purpose built care suite's available under an Occupation Right Agreement. All rooms cater for either rest home or hospital level care. The care suites have kitchenettes, ceiling hoists and large ensuites. A number of the care suites also have sliding doors out to the internal courtyard. If you are interested or would like any information please phone Desme on 03 3434 300.

Middlepark - Hospital Care

3 weeks ago - Christchurch

We have a one bedroom apartment available for either rest home or hospital level care. In the apartment you will receive full nursing cares, you have your own kitchenette, large ensuite, heat pump and sliding door to a patio. The apartment is within the resthome/hospital so staff are never far away.  If interested please phone on 03 3434300.

Middlepark - Rest Home Care

3 weeks ago - Christchurch

Middlepark is a small homely facility nestled amongst  beautiful gardens in a quiet peaceful street.  If you would like to view a room or would like more information please contact Alice on 03 3434300.

Te Mana - Hospital Care

3 weeks ago - Auckland

2021 is going to be a great year for the residents and staff at Te Mana Rest home and Hospital. 

We are looking forward to many exciting events and occasions to bring families and the community closer.

Te Mana - Rest Home Care

3 weeks ago - Auckland

Rooms are being refurbished looking bright and cheery, Bathrooms are being refurbished.  Home away from home.

Alternative Care Northland - Home Help and Personal Care/Assistance

3 weeks ago - Whangarei

Kia Ora friends & whanau of Alternative Care Northland by now I have meet with a lot of you when I’ve been out and about with my mum (Donna) for those I’ve haven’t met yet if you see us please stop and  say hello (Kia Ora).  I’m 6months old now and learning a lot of new things - I will soon be able to go visiting at special places like day centres and hospitals 

Ohinemuri - Hospital Care

3 weeks ago - Paeroa

 

 

 

Ohinemuri - Rest Home Care

3 weeks ago - Paeroa

Refurbished Villas for sale in our  village 

Enquire today for an information pack or a site visit.

Atawhai - Rest Home Care

4 weeks ago - Napier

In February, we launched our 'A La carte' restaurant evenings.  Residents, family members, friends and village residents can join in the event.  It has been very popular with numbers growing every month.

Bloom Living Manurewa East Freehold Retirement - Retirement Villages ('Purchase')

4 weeks ago - Auckland

BOOK YOUR PRIVATE VIEWING -SHOW HOMES BY APPOINTMENT: 

Show Homes Open: Wednesday and Thursday 10 am-12 pm by appointment, 20 Alfriston Road, Manurewa. Parking available onsite. Use visitors carpark. Step inside and experience a virtual tour of our apartments here: https://youtu.be/621L0v-YVXI 

Contact Marisa Johnstone for more information or to book a private appointment: 021 991 805