The Sands (formerly Maureen Plowman) Rest Home
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Facility services offered

  • Geriatric
  • Medical (hospital care)
  • Rest home care
  • Apartment (3 bdrm)
  • Apartment (2 bdrm)
  • Apartment (1 bdrm)
  • Quality of Care

  • Caring Staff

  • Responsive Mgmt

  • Outdoor Activity

  • Indoor Entertainment

  • Social Atmosphere

  • Enjoyable Food

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  • DHB Audits

Aged Care Information   (Last Updated: 10th April 2019)

This facility is owned by Oceania Care Company Limited.

Located in Browns Bay, Auckland the Maureen Plowman Care Home website states that: "The Maureen Plowman Care Home provides a high standard of care for retired people who need everyday assistance, supported by dementia care if and when it's needed."

It goes on to say that: "With sea views, sunny courtyards and pretty gardens, Maureen Plowman has a relaxed, warm living environment where residents can enjoy comfort and companionship. The Brown's Bay sidewalk shops and cafes are close, as is the East Coast Bays RSA. We're also on the main bus route."

Maureen Plowman Village contains a community dining room and lounges with a clear views of the bay and beach, for residents enjoyment. As well as a "large TV lounge looks onto the ocean and there's a well-stocked library."

The website also says that: "There's always plenty to do at Maureen Plowman. Exercise sessions, quizzes, bowls, bingo, music and dances. Entertainers visit often and regular outings go to places like Warkworth, Opahi Bay, Matakana and Waiheke Island. When the weather's lovely, we have barbecues and picnics. We also have raffles and the occasional garage sale. The beach is a favourite place for a daily stroll. We have two cats and visiting dogs."

No. of Beds 55

Aged Care Staff

It’s easy to fill your day at The Sands. Your guest services coordinator will spend time with you to find out what you feel like doing. Whether you want to meet up with friends at a show, or video chat with family overseas, they take care of the logistics to make it happen.

Aged Care Activities

Our activities calendar is packed with a variety of group and solo pursuits. Hop in the village van for a mystery trip, join your neighbours for theme days and happy hour, or enjoy some me-time listening to your own personalised music playlist with our award-winning I Love Music programme.

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Show number

0800 333 688

The Sands (formerly Maureen Plowman) Rest Home
9 Bayview Road
Browns Bay
New Zealand  

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DHB Audit Details

Further Rest Home Certification and Audits Information.

The Sands (formerly Maureen Plowman) Rest Home
Audit Certification period: 36 months (Good)
Certificate renewal date: 4th December, 2018
Auditor: Health Audit (NZ) Limited
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Why we have Rest Home Audits

All rest homes and aged residential care facilities are certified and audited to ensure they:

  • provide safe, appropriate care for their residents
  • meet the standards set out in the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001.

Types of audit and when they happen

Certification / Surveillance Audits
Certification audits happen every 1–4 years. After the audit, rest homes are certified for a set period of time (the exact length depends on how well the rest home performed at the certification audit). Once this time is up, the rest home must be re-audited and its certification renewed.

An unannounced spot audit (also called a surveillance audit) happens around the middle of a rest home’s certification period. The spot audit ensures progress has been made on outstanding areas identified in the earlier certification audit and that standards haven’t slipped.

In addition to audits, rest homes have to report to their DHB on how they are addressing issues found at audit. These improvements are then verified at the next audit event.

Other types of audit

Provisional audits happen when a provider purchases a certified rest home from another provider.

Partial provisional audits happen when a provider wants to add services to their certificate (eg, a rest home adding hospital-level care), when a new rest home is built, or when a provider adds capacity or reconfigures their services (eg, builds a new wing, upgrades rooms). Before 2014, audits for adding capacity or reconfiguring services were referred to as verification audits.

Ministry inspections

Rest homes may have unannounced inspections by the Ministry under the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001 in the event of a serious complaint.

DHB issues-based audits

DHBs can conduct issues-based audits under the Aged Related Residential Care Contract. For information on these audits please contact the relevant DHB.

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Aug 2015

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Reviewed by : brenda
Aug 2015

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