Strength and mobility with physiotherapy
It’s vital our residents have as much independence as possible so that they can continue to engage in meaningful lives.
Qualified physiotherapists aided by physiotherapy assistants work with residents Monday to Friday. All clients are assessed on admission after which a personal programme is developed to best meet their needs. Residents can be involved in group classes or individual programmes in our well-equipped physiotherapy gym. There are no additional fees for these.
The Physiotherapy team offers special assistance to residents rehabilitating after a stroke and have an arrangement with the Auckland District Health Board to provide ongoing treatment to selected patients discharged after orthopaedic procedures.
The Eden Alternative philosophy guides therapists and assistants to encourage spontaneity, meaningful activity and connectedness to the environment, animals and each other. The team assesses individuals and groups specific needs to develop appropriate programmes.
There are always a wide range of group activities on the programme at Knox. Residents regularly take outings to a wide range of destinations and events. Residents and carers are also encouraged to be involved in whatever activities they enjoy such as personal baking, cooking, painting, gardening or whatever inspires them.
Our Cultivate programme develops links and relationships with a wide range of community groups and organisations so that Knox residents are purposefully involved in the world they live.
Like everyone, Knox residents have interests and ambitions, bucket lists and dreams. Cultivate brings together the opportunities for them to do what they want to whether a regular thing or a one-off arrangement.
Residents may want to help others, learn a new skill, take up or reinvigorate a hobby, join a special interest group, perform a kind deed, give someone a surprise or simply experience something new. Click here to read more about the Cultivate programme.
Good care for the good life
Every quarter we produce a report based on InterRai Assessments and QPS Benchmarking. The statistics reflect some meaningful trends that we have been consistently seeing in the reports.
A summary of the January-March 2020 report from 80 assessments shows that:
Even though Knox Residents have higher care needs, they experience greater health stability, are happier, experience less pain and display less frustration arising from unmet needs.
We acknowledge that not everyone’s experience will be reflected in these statistics, but by making these assessments we have a process of continually monitoring the health and wellbeing of the Knox community so that we can continually improve our performance and ultimately, the lives of residents.