Hospital Care: Homestead Ilam - Homestead

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  • Homestead Ilam
  • 7 Ilam Road
  • Ilam / Upper Riccarton
  • North West
  • Christchurch
  • Postal Address: A/A
  • District Health Board Area: Canterbury
  • Phone: (03) 982 0677
  • Fax: (03) 982 0678
  • Mobile: 0274150415
  • Manager: Trish Palmer (Phone: 03 982 0677)
  • Owner: Trish & Tony Palmer
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Updated: 20 Nov 2015

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To provide a caring and safe environment which people will find supportive and homely.


We believe the following to be of critical importance:

Each person is unique in their own right. Each person has physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual and cultural needs to be addressed on an individual and on-going basis.

Homestead Ilam is a community. Residents, family, staff and wider contacts form part of this community and we all share responsibility in maintaining it.

Residents have the right to acheive optimum qulaity of life regardless of their age, gender, sexuality or any life changing condition they may have.

Promoting independence and allowing the person to function autonomously when making decisions and acheiving goals in all aspects of daily living, within the bounds of safety and capacity.

Dying is a part of living and compassionate care is vital to this stage of life.

Updated: 25 Aug 2015

Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 25 Aug 2015

Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care25
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyNo
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 27 Nov 2015

TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes 24hrs per day
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist 6 Yes
Diversional Therapist 33 Yes
Activities Co-ordinator 6 Yes
Hairdresser Yes Visits each Tuesday and is at the Resident's own cost
Podiatrist Yes Visits every 6 weeks
Dietitian Yes On referal from Registered Nurse
Accredited Visitors Yes Information on request
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Updated: 25 Aug 2015
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care Contract Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Updated: 25 Aug 2015
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 25 Aug 2015
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Smoking Permitted No Smoke Free
Sprinklers Yes
Updated: 25 Aug 2015
Interests & Activities

Activity programme with a wide range of activities e.g. housie, board games, art group, cooking, craft, entertainers, Physio led exercises, computure and Skype, word games, gardening, Happy Hour, interdenominational church services, jigsaws, Library, bus outings with wheelchair access, movies, music, newspaper reading, shopping, Sky TV, sing-a-longs.

We have a dog, cat, budgie and goldfish.

Updated: 25 Aug 2015
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter Yes
Mandarin Yes
Russian Yes
Samoan Yes
Sri Lankan Yes
Updated: 25 Aug 2015
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Baptist Yes Visit from a pastor most Sundays
Inter denominational Yes Church service every second Tuesday at 11.00am conducted by St Peters Anglican, Upper Riccarton minister
Methodist Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Priest on request. A lay person brings Holy Communion every Thursday morning.
Updated: 25 Aug 2015
Public Transport 0.50 km At gate heading towards Ilam / Avonhead
Shops 0.50 km Bush Inn Centre
Mall 0.50 km Bush Inn Centre
Parks 0.50 km Ilam Playing Fields, Homestead Gardens at Canty. University
Library 0.50 km Upper Riccarton Community Library
Updated: 25 Aug 2015
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Eldernet Subscription Bronze Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association Yes
ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association ACE ("Aged Care Education" Training programme)
Updated: 25 Aug 2015