Rest Home Level
Dementia Care

If you or a loved one have been assessed as needing Rest Home Level Dementia Care, we offer this in our secure "Pines" wing. For peace of mind when it comes to safety, health and managing behavior in a respectful way, "The Pines" is not just a secure wing but a Residents home, where our highly trained Staff never lose sight of the unique person.

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)

Once a person is assessed as needing Rest home Level Dementia care (D3) it may be time to look towards a Facility like McKenzie Healthcare to provide a secure home for your loved one. "The Pines" may be this place, it is an 18 room unit with two dining and lounge areas a beautiful garden and outdoor area. We have 3 activities a day for those who wish to attend and our Diversional therapists work individually with each Resident to encourage and support any hobbies or activities they are interested in.

Our Nurses and Caregivers are highly trained in caring for Residents with dementia, with training through Career Force, university of Tasmania and our Educator supports them and provides up to date learning and information to our team.

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