Service/Facility Details

Detail Status
Contract with DHB Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

DHB Respite Care Booking Service

We provide DHB Respite Care Booking Service.

Bed and Vacancy Details

Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 23
Vacancy Yes
COVID-19 restrictions apply Contact for details
Impending vacancy Yes - Studio with garden access
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $10.00/day up to $15.00/day as at 20 Jan 2022
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Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire


Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Full Time Yes Lyn Black available 'on call' after hours.
Experienced team of relief RN's is available during periods of leave.
Enrolled Nurse Full Time Yes Adrianne Goldsack available 'on call' after hours.
Nurse Support cover is available during periods of leave.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Various Yes Caregiving staff are assigned to all shifts.
All care staff have achieved and/or are working towards
industry related training at Level 2 - 4.
Physiotherapist Various/Flexible Negotiable By arrangement with CDHB Physiotherapy team
as well as community providers on GP or Nursing staff referral.
Occupational Therapist Various/Flexible Negotiable By arrangement with CDHB Occupational Therapy team
on GP or Nursing staff referral.
Social Worker (on site) Various/Flexible Negotiable We are well supported by CDHB Social Work team as well as community providers.
Activities Co-ordinator Various/Flexible Yes Our program, provided by Jackie, is designed to meet a wide range of individual interests and preferences. Day to day activities may include current events, exercises, brain gym activities, art n craft, library, entertainment/music/DVDs and walks or outings into the community by way of our designated 'people mover'.
Hairdresser Various/Flexible Yes Maxine visits weekly on Saturdays, and/or by arrangement.
Podiatrist Various/Flexible Yes Corrie visits monthly to provide podiatry care to our residents according to their individual need.
Dietitian Various/Flexible Yes The team at Canterbury Dietitians provide support with menu planning, oversee special diets, and provide staff education. Our menu rotates over a 4 week cycle with Summer and Winter options.
Kaumatua Various/Flexible Negotiable We respect the cultural values and beliefs of all residents at Bloomfield Court. Specific arrangements are made according to individual needs and preferences.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Various/Flexible Yes Church services are facilitated on a twice monthly basis that include Anglican, Methodist, Presbytarian, and the Grapevine Plains fellowship. Other visitors can be accommodated by arrangement.
Other Personnel Various/Flexible Negotiable By arrangement.

Specialities or Areas of Expertise

Speciality/Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We are able to link into support from the CDHB Respiratory Services
Department Clinical Nurse Specialist team (CRISS Home Oxygen Therapy) as indicated.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes We are able to link into support from the CDHB Gastroenterology Day
Unit Enteral Nutrition Nurse Specialist as indicated.
Bariatric (Care of the very overweight) No We do not have specialized equipment to enable care of very overweight residents.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Bloomfield Court provides End of Life Care with support from the
District Nursing team and/or Nurse Maude Specialist Palliative Care Service when this is appropriate.
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes We are able to link into support from the Pegasus Acute Demand nursing team for IV treatment on GP or hospital referral.
Wound Care Yes We are trained and experienced in wound care, and able to link into support from the Nurse Maude Specialist Wound Care Service as indicated.
Diabetic Care Yes We are trained and experienced in BGL testing and insulin administration, and able to link into support from the Nurse Maude Community Diabetes Nurse Specialist as indicated.
Continence Advice Yes We are trained and experienced in continence support and catheter management.
Stomal Therapy Yes We are trained and experienced in stoma care, and able to link into support from the Nurse Maude Stomal Care Service as indicated.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes We reinforce rehabilitative strategies to residents that have been assessed in need of general rest home care, along with support from CDHB and community providers on hospital discharge.
ACC Rehabilitation Yes We reinforce rehabilitative strategies to residents that have been allocated ACC funding for general rest home care during recuperation from injury, along with support from CDHB and community providers on hospital discharge.
Infection Control Yes We are trained in Infection Prevention and Control measures, and able to link into support from the CDHB IPC Clinical Nurse Specialist and Southern Community Laboratory teams as indicated.
Surgical Followup Yes Bloomfield Court actively supports CDHB outpatient and 'private' surgical followup, and encourage family assistance to facilitate attendance of such appointments.
Psychiatric Care Yes Bloomfield Court is certified to provide general rest home care. Staff are trained and experienced in supporting residents with mental health issues that can be managed safely and effectively (with consideration to the wellbeing of other residents) with support from CDHB Older Persons' Mental Health Services and community providers as indicated.
Community Health Yes We are aware of and supportive to health promotion at a community level with respect to initiatives that include 'Stop Smoking' stategies, annual 'Flu' Vaccination, and zero tolerance of Family Violence and Elder Abuse and Neglect.
Clinical Management Yes Clinical management is provided on an individual basis following nursing assessment, and in conjuction GP advice, treatment and support with referral to Specialist Services as indicated.

Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay

Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes By prior arrangement, and with approved funding allocation and acceptance by the Clinical Nurse Manager. We have one bed dedicated to Respite Care.
Carer Support Yes By prior arrangement, and with approved funding allocation and acceptance by the Clinical Nurse Manager. May be influenced by occupancy.
Subsidised Yes We accept residents receiving Residential Care Subsidy on WINZ approval.
Private Paying Yes We accept residents paying for their own care.
Booking can be made in advance Yes With respect to staff committments we prefer advance notice of visits to show prospective residents and family members through Bloomfield Court. Phone (03) 312 7088.


Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We acknowledge that personal items are meaningful and actively encourage residents to decorate their bedrooms in a manner akin to their personal style and preference.
Single Rooms Yes Bloomfield Court has 20 standard single rooms.
Shared Rooms Yes We have one ensuited studio, able to accomodate twin single beds, that is suitable for close relatives or a couple to share.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes By way of our twin studio or connecting rooms.
Connecting Rooms Yes Many of our single rooms, being connected by way of a shared toilet/hand basin facility, are also suitable for close relatives or couples.
Ensuite Yes Bloomfield Court has 5 studio units that include kitchenette and ensuited bathroom facilities.
Alcohol Permitted Yes In modest amounts, with respect to individual health concerns and consideration to other residents.
Pets In Residence Yes Visits from family pets are encouraged, but with the courtesy of prior approval by management.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Phone access is available around the clock. Residents have access to 1 fixed phone and 2 portable phones with a dedicated line. Phone (03) 312 7492.
Wifi Yes Wifi access is available to residents in care, the code is accessible from management.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Bedroom areas are thermostat controlled and able to be adjusted to personal preference. Guidelines recommend a range of 17-21'C.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes On funding and approval.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Bloomfield Court has a main lounge adjacent to the dining area, and several smaller areas including library, sunroom, front foyer, and antrim area. Outdoor seating areas are accessible through lounge, library, and sunroom exits.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes For many of our residents Bloomfield Court will be their home until the end of their lives.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Any clients on 'day stay' or 'carer support' visits are welcomed into our day to day activities program. A monthly Activities Planner is available on request.
Outings Yes Small group outings into the community are undertaken in line with the Activities Planner, and facilitated by way of our 'people mover'.
Whanau Room No We do not have a space dedicated to family/whanau/advocates, but do our best to facilitate small gatherings for meeting purposes.
Maori Kaupapa Yes Bloomfield Court recognises that in caring for Māori the need to acknowledge Maori ways and being and perspectives within their culture.
Residents Committee Yes Residents meetings and surveys are held on a regular basis to enable our people to have their say.
Family Committee No We are committed to building trusting relationships with our residents and their families that enables effective communication.
Newsletter Yes Newsletters are published on a seasonal basis and distributed to residents and their families. The latest edition is available on request.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We are committed to providing an environment that promotes independence and freedom of movement while maintaining the safety of all residents.
Confused Residents Yes Our focus is on the resident not the behaviour. Ongoing assessment and evaluation of care will assist with determining what is in the residents best interests.
Rural Setting Yes Bloomfield Court lays on the outskirts of Woodend with a semi-rural setting. Pegasus and Ravenswood are nearby and Rangiora and Kaiapoi are our nearest towns.
Smokers Room No Smoking is not allowed indoors at any time.
Smoking Permitted No A non-smoking policy is actively promoted with consideration to all people sharing our environment.
Semi-Secure No Bloomfield Court is non-secure, and lays adjacent to busy access roads with nearby residential property development.

Special Features

Bloomfield Court Retirement Home has been privately owned and operated by Hardeep and Sonia Singh (Facility Manager) since 2015.

As an Age Residential Care provider we are contracted to the CDHB and the MOH to provide care in accordance with recognised industry standards and legislation that are verified by internal and external auditing processes. A robust suite of Policies and Procedures guides us in upholding these requirements, along with our committment to other documents that include our staff Code of Conduct and the Health and Disability Commission Code of Rights.

We make every effort to develop and maintain strong relationships with family's of those in our care, as well as to the wider team of health professionals that support us in our work.

Over time there have been many changes to the way our elderly population is supported. Bloomfield Court upholds and ongoing committment to do our very best in careing for our people.

Any further questions that arise in relation to the provision of care and services at Bloomfield Court are most welcome.

Interests & Activities

Our activities program is designed to meet the wide variation in resident preferences to cater for everyone as individuals. We include shared activities undertaken in small clusters and larger groups, as well as one-on-one time for those less socially inclined. Our calendar is seasonal, flexible, and we explore new activities as suggestions come to light.

Additional Information

Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Fees include a range of standard cares and services. On admission all residents are individually assessed in conjuction with family/advocate, to determine a care plan that directs care interventions.

This is reviewed and adjusted over time to ensure changes in need are accommodated. Fees include meals and refreshments, hygiene and grooming assistance, toileting and continence management, mobility assistance and support, approved medications, skin and wound care management, and laundry services.

Services not included relate to discretionary items such as specialist services not covered by public health funding, and personal items such as clothing, toiletries, hairstyling, manicure and podiatry.

Languages Spoken

Language Status Details
English Yes All staff are fluent in English, verbal and written
Other Information Yes Interpreter services can be arranged to support communication with residents that identify with another language or cultural group. We acknowledge the value of family/whanau as the most appropriate people to support specific individual need.

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
(Other comments) Yes We respect the right of individual residents to worship in accordance with their personal values and beliefs.

Nearby Transport/Locations

Location Distance Details
Public Transport 1.00 Km Bus service to north to Pegasus and south to Kaiapoi and Christchurch
Shops 0.50 Km Local dairy, cafe, bakery, fresh produce, and medical centre in Woodend township.
Mall 20.00 Km Northlands, The Palms, and Westfield in Christchurch
Parks 1.00 Km Local reserves and parks within the residential areas of Woodend township. Attractive areas suitable for outings also at Pegasus, Waikuku, and surrounding areas.
Library 5.00 Km Waimakariri District Council operate library services at nearby Rangiora and Kaiapoi.

Credentials & Membership

Credentials & Membership RC Status
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes

The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.

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