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Rest Home Level
Dementia Care

If you or a beloved family member requires Rest Home Level Dementia Care, we warmly welcome you to our secure and nurturing "Pines" wing. Within this dedicated space, we prioritize safety, health, and the respectful management of behavior.
Our highly trained staff understand the importance of recognizing each resident as a unique individual, ensuring their well-being while never losing sight of their personal identity. By choosing "The Pines," you can find peace of mind in knowing that your loved one will receive exceptional care in a genuine home-like environment, where their needs are met with compassion, expertise, and unwavering dedication.

Dementia is a syndrome – usually of a chronic or progressive nature – in which there is deterioration in cognitive function (i.e. the ability to process thought) beyond what might be expected from normal ageing. It affects memory, thinking, orientation, comprehension, calculation, learning capacity, language, and judgement. Consciousness is not affected. The impairment in cognitive function is commonly accompanied, and occasionally preceded, by deterioration in emotional control, social behavior, or motivation. (WHO)

When a person reaches the point of needing Rest Home Level Dementia care (D3), it is a critical juncture that calls for careful consideration in selecting a facility that can provide a secure and nurturing home for your cherished loved one. At McKenzie Healthcare, we understand the challenges faced by families in such circumstances, and we strive to offer a compassionate and professional environment that prioritizes the well-being and dignity of our residents.

"The Pines" stands as an exemplary option within our facility, boasting an 18-room unit thoughtfully designed to meet the specific needs of individuals with dementia. With two spacious dining and lounge areas, residents can enjoy socializing and partake in communal activities. Our commitment to creating a homely atmosphere extends beyond the interior, as we have created a beautiful garden and outdoor area that residents can explore and find solace in the midst of nature's embrace.

We firmly believe that engagement in meaningful activities plays a pivotal role in enhancing the quality of life for our residents. Recognizing this, we offer a diverse range of three activities per day, providing ample opportunities for residents to participate and find joy in their daily routines. To ensure personalized attention and support, our dedicated Diversional therapists work closely with each resident, tailoring their approach to encourage and nurture individual hobbies and interests. Whether it's engaging in artistic pursuits, reminiscing through storytelling, or participating in gentle exercise routines, our residents are empowered to pursue activities that bring them fulfillment and a sense of purpose.

In order to deliver the highest standard of care, our team of Nurses and Caregivers undergo rigorous training specific to dementia care. Through reputable institutions like Career Force and the University of Tasmania, our staff members acquire specialized knowledge and skills necessary to address the unique needs and challenges associated with dementia. However, our commitment to continuous improvement does not stop there. Our dedicated Educator actively supports our team, providing ongoing professional development opportunities, up-to-date learning resources, and the latest research findings. By staying informed and equipped with the most current knowledge, our staff can ensure that they are consistently delivering the best possible care to our residents.

We understand that choosing the right place for your loved one is a decision that weighs heavily on your heart. At McKenzie Healthcare, we aim to alleviate some of that burden by offering a warm and compassionate environment where residents can thrive. We prioritize maintaining open lines of communication with families, encouraging their involvement and understanding of the care provided. Our commitment to fostering a sense of community extends to our residents and their families, who can find solace in knowing they are not alone on this journey.

When the need for Rest Home Level Dementia care (D3) arises, McKenzie Healthcare is here to offer a compassionate and professional solution. "The Pines" provides a secure and welcoming home, enriched with engaging activities, highly trained staff, and a commitment to ongoing improvement. We are dedicated to creating an environment that promotes the well-being, happiness, and dignity of our residents, allowing them to experience a fulfilling and meaningful life, even in the face of dementia's challenges.

For more on Dementia, terms and the framework behind caring for those with Dementia, follow this link for more information:

https://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/documents/publications/new-zealand-framework-for-dementia-care-nov13.pdf 

Code of Health and Disability services consumer rights

https://www.hdc.org.nz/your-rights/about-the-code/code-of-health-and-disability-services-consumers-rights/

Enduring powers of Attorney (EPOA)

https://www.justice.govt.nz/family/powers-to-make-decisions/the-court-and-enduring-power-of-attorney-epa/

 

Advanced care plan and guide 

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