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Round the clock care
The Knox nursing team are experienced registered nurses supported by the Care Leader.
Considerable emphasis is placed on maintaining excellent staffing levels to ensure the best possible care and for this reason average staff to resident ratios for hospital-level care are 1:5.
Knox nurses actively participate in a continuing education and training programme.
Members of our medical team are present each week day providing both urgent and planned reviews of residents.
Residents’ health really benefits from Knox Home’s occupational therapy and physiotherapy services which focus on improving individual strength and mobility. We believe both to be vital for our residents to have as much independence and activity as possible into the future. So much so, that this service is included at no additional cost.
Rest home care
Knox is home for our residents and we never forget that. Residents are encouraged to be as self-sufficient as possible within a friendly, safe and well-supported environment; always knowing that they have ready access to comprehensive clinical services should they be required.
Care Partners focus their efforts on strengthening each person’s capability and independence. If residents want to do their personal laundry, make refreshments, bake, or have personal projects there are facilities, spaces, resources and assistance available.
Knox Home and Hospital is recognised as a provider of high quality hospital care for those with high level health and care needs. Not only do residents have 24/7 access to the knowledge and expertise of Registered Nurses, they also benefit from assistance of the Knox Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy teams.
Young disabled care
Knox has been providing care for younger adults with physical disabilities for many years. Specialised services include physiotherapy, a well equipped gymnasium and meaningful activity.
Knox can also support those living at home. We offer flexible options for spending partial or full days in our friendly and supportive environment. This provides elders with additional social contact, interest and activity to their days while allowing necessary time-out for those caring for them. Day visits can also be a helpful first step towards longer-term care.
Day visit fees are privately funded.
Knox provides short term stays according to the needs of the client and the client’s caregiver at home.
Respite care clients enjoy all the advantages that long term
residents do including access to physiotherapy, participation in occupational therapy and visiting doctors.
Some respite care clients return regularly and soon see Knox as their second home. Staff warmly welcome their return and most enjoy the chance to again meet old friends among the residents.
The Carer Support scheme is partially funded by the Ministry of Health to provide support to home caregivers. Clients are generally eligible for 28 days care per year in a residential facility such as Knox Home. Such clients enjoy all the advantages that long term residents have.
Knox welcomes anyone in need of a privately funded period of postoperative recuperation. Usually for just 1-2 weeks we can support a return home by focusing on your wellbeing and independence.
Knox Home and Hospital has expertise in providing high quality palliative care. Knox Registered Nurses are trained in managing pain and other symptoms.
Specialist palliative care nurses from the Auckland District Health Board and Hospice also work closely with our team.
Knox follow the Last Days of Life Pathway, an international
gold standard for care of a dying person. Families of residents are made very welcome at Knox and are especially supported by the nursing team when their loved one is receiving palliative care.
Find out more
If you, or someone you care for, are interested in rest home/hospital care and are unsure about how to access it, or the impact on your finances, you will find helpful information on the Auckland District Health Board website.