Cardrona of­fers com­fort and care

South Waikato News - - SPORT -

Cardrona Rest Home and Hos­pi­tal, sit­u­ated in the heart of Pu­taruru in the South­ern Waikato, pro­vides qual­ity res­i­den­tial and respite care in a ‘home away from home’ en­vi­ron­ment. It is li­censed to pro­vide rest home and hos­pi­tal level care for 33 in­di­vid­u­als and/or mar­ried couples in sin­gle or dou­ble rooms.

Trevor and Doreen Beer have owned Cardrona for over 20 years and take a hands-on ap­proach to man­ag­ing Cardrona. Doreen, to­gether with clin­i­cal nurse man­ager, Kather­ine McLeod, man­age the home to en­sure all the phys­i­cal, med­i­cal and per­sonal needs of the res­i­dents are met. Cardrona has a reg­is­tered nurse on duty 24 hours a day, trained care-giv­ing staff, an ac­tiv­i­ties co-or­di­na­tor and do­mes­tic staff to pro­vide holis­tic friendly care.

Dr Ros­alie Hill and nurse prac­ti­tioner Rachel Hale, visit the home as re­quired and pro­vide full med­i­cal sup­port. All med­i­ca­tions are care­fully re­viewed and dis­pensed by our com­pe­tent knowl­edge­able staff. We also pro­vide a range of sup­port ser­vices in­clud­ing phys­io­ther­apy, a di­eti­cian, speech lan­guage ther­apy, po­di­a­try and hair­dress­ing

Cardrona prides it­self on serv­ing tasty nu­tri­tional home­made food. All three meals are served in the com­mu­nal din­ing room and may also be served in bed­rooms if re­quired. Lunch is the main meal of the day, with a lighter meal in the evening. Morn­ing and af­ter­noon tea as well as sup­per and snacks are served through­out the day. Spe­cial­ist di­ets and pref­er­ences are catered for and the menu is rou­tinely re­viewed by a di­eti­cian, to en­sure it meets the nu­tri­tional needs of our res­i­dents.

All rooms are well ap­pointed and new res­i­dents are wel­come to bring their own fur­ni­ture and per­sonal items to help them feel more at home. Each room is equipped with a call bell for as­sis­tance at any time. In ad­di­tion the home has sev­eral lounge and con­ser­va­tory ar­eas for re­lax­ing in and en­ter­tain­ing vis­i­tors. Vis­i­tors are wel­come at any time, how­ever for se­cu­rity rea­sons our doors are locked at 8pm and vis­its af­ter this time must be ar­ranged with the staff.

Out­ings with fam­ily and friends are en­cour­aged and are also ar­ranged by Cardrona for res­i­dent’s en­joy­ment. At­ten­dance at out­side com­mu­nity groups is also en­cour­aged to main­tain links with the wider com­mu­nity.

We are happy to meet with you to dis­cuss any needs and ques­tions you may have when you are con­sid­er­ing res­i­den­tial care for your­self or a loved one. The man­ager is also avail­able to of­fer as­sis­tance with any legal or fi­nan­cial is­sues.

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