Our Facilities

Coming into a new environment can be an overwhelming experience and we understand this. This is why we duplicate key services in both of our sites and concentrate on an individualised approach for each new member of our residency, no matter which home they are in. This allows a gentle settling in process and any adjustments to services can be made to meet specific preferences and needs, when we get to know you better. We realise an open mind is key because everyone is unique and we acknowledge this.

At Lonsdale Total Care and Riverside Lodge our amenities include:

Home cooked meals with lots of tea and snacks and the ability to provide for special dietary needs and food consistencies (e.g. puree or mechanically chopped)

Activities in all areas, some group and some individualised, led by our qualified Diversional Therapist, with inter-Facility contact and treats such as the Rest Home Games and visits to local shows

Gardens for all to enjoy and help with – we have lots of advice from residents on our vegetable patch and regularly use produce in our meals

Quiet areas for contemplation and reading and busy areas for joint activities, a communal sitting room with television and a place to chat

Single or shared rooms - some of our rooms are singles and some are shared – our residents enjoy company and often like to share with others but we also cater for those who prefer their own space

Medical services and other allied health - our medical and some nursing services are provided by the local GP practice, District Nurses and other specialist teams in the area

Pharmacy services – our pharmacy services are currently provided by a local pharmacist and his team. We are considering using a new style of medication delivery called robotics and may then work with alternative providers for this

Dental, foot care, physiotherapy and dietician services – these are all provided by external providers either in our homes or off site. We encourage family involvement in accessing these services but are also able to arrange transport if necessary

Our staff - we have qualified nurses on duty all the time. They are assisted in your care by trained care givers, support workers, household and kitchen staff. We all work together to help you feel safe, cared for and valued

Family communication - we are very proactive with our family communication and look forward to discussion and negotiation around services and individual needs. We also hope that our families and whanau take an active interest in their family member’s care, and will work with us to provide the best services possible

Contractual requirements and quality ethos - we adhere to our local contractual requirements; have a positive approach to audit processes and a firm determination to provide safe, effective and respectful care

Lonsdale Total Care -14 Robinson Street, Foxton

This site is in Foxton and within a few minutes’ walk to the shops. You may feel up to attempting this yourself or we can help encourage your family to take you on an outing. We offer a full range of services, at all levels of care and provide services for nearly fifty residents currently. Some rooms are single and some are shared. We feel a little more energetic at Lonsdale and if you enjoy being in the thick of things this is the place for you. We also have a specialised Dementia unit at Lonsdale where we provide services on a permanent, respite or day care basis. Our residents all enjoy a low stimulation environment, their own enclosed sensory garden and lots of care, both on an individual and group basis. They can come and go with family and we encourage outings that meet their needs and stimulate their interest in the outside world. We also stimulate memories with our “this is my life” programme which helps our resident’s remember long lost times and their families in particular.

Riverside Lodge- 10 Dawick Street, Foxton Beach

 Riverside Lodge is located at Foxton Beach and is all single rooms, and is contracted for rest home level care only. We encourage everyone who can to view Riverside Lodge as it has a lovely home-like feel and a relaxed mood. Some say it feels like being at the beach on holiday, which is how we like it.