Christchurch Specialised Hospital
Throughout Christchurch we have specialised hospitals that provide geriatric, psychogeriatric or palliative care options. People with dementia or enduring mental health problems that sometimes result in behaviours of concern may require more nursing support, along with appropriate behaviour management solutions. It is very important the environment is safe and secure, as well as being comfortable and friendly.
Our Christchurch specialised hospital care staff are well qualified and highly competent, with a special interest in helping residents who have dementia or require mental health assistance.
In Christchurch, we have Care Homes with specialist staff to look after older people experiencing dementia. We aim to provide a high level of dementia care in an accepting and nurturing environment, where patients feel safe, secure and truly welcome.
Our registered nurses, plan, implement and evaluate each resident’s care, working with their family and the carers who become a vital part of the resident’s life. Dementia care includes overseeing the resident’s general health and well-being, ensuring they enjoy delicious, nutritious meals and have ample opportunity to interact with others.
In Christchurch we have seven Care Homes where we offer a caring environment for residents with dementia. This wide choice means residents often continue living within a local community that is familiar and reassuring to them.
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Our senior hospitals throughout the city of Christchurch provide assistance for older people suffering from dementia and other mental health problems that require round-the-clock care from trained nurses and carers. Senior hospitals are separate living areas, where the environment is secure, safe, and designed to make the resident’s life as comfortable as possible.
Within our senior hospitals, we aim to provide the nursing support and behaviour management solutions that let residents continue to enjoy the company of others. Our goal is to help residents – regardless of their level of need to get the most they can from life.
We also take full responsibility for our residents’ general health. We do this with the same expertise and understanding that we bring to dementia care.
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Psychogeriatric care can be found in specialised hospitals in Christchurch. This is provided in a secure environment. Here health professionals deliver the higher level of care needed by residents with psychogeriatric difficulties.
Nurses and caregivers have the understanding and skills needed to meet the challenges associated with psycho-geriatric illnesses. They aim to provide more than what is necessary, going about work in a sympathetic and friendly way, making residents feel respected and valued.
Staff will also look after the resident’s overall physical health with the same dedication. Physical wellbeing and comfort have a great bearing on a person’s state of mind, and psychogeriatric assistance aims to make life as comfortable as possible for residents.
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If palliative care is required, we have Care Homes in Christchurch that will go above and beyond to provide the level of care needed by people reaching the end of their lives.
Our specialist team of nurses and carers offer all the essential medical and emotional support to ensure comprehensive and comfortable care is available at an often-stressful time. More than expertise and experience, our teams have deep understanding of what these days involve, for both the family and the resident.
In particular, we know how much this time means to family and we try to be mindful of your needs. We respect families as much as we respect residents. We want you to feel supported, as well as know everything possible is being done for your loved one.
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We have a wide range of geriatric care services available to people living in Christchurch. We provide services in the warm and welcoming rest homes and hospitals found in ten locations through the city.
Services we offer include rest home and hospital-level care, day care and respite care for those living in the community, as well as dementia and psycho-geriatric care. We also offer palliative care to those who require end of life assistance.
All care is planned and overseen by registered nurses, who are assisted by trained carers. All have an abiding respect for and love of older people, making ours among the most welcoming and friendliest care homes and hospitals in Christchurch. In everything we do, we aim to give our residents ‘a better everyday’ and help them get the most from life.
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