Jump to Content

Arvida St Albans

Send me an
Information Pack
At a glance
Levels of Care Offered
Rest Home, Hospital
Arvida St Albans
Care Suite
St Albans Retirement Village
41 Caledonian Road
Saint Albans
Christchurch 8014
View Phone Number
View Email Address
Visit Website
Find us on Facebook
Hayley Madden - 03 364 9988
Arvida Group Limited - 0800 278 432
Sales Manager
Ian Chamberlain - 021 489 784
Clinical Manager
Theresa Santiago
Other services
gallery image 1
Tap to view all photos 1/3

We have disabled our ‘feedback’ feature. We apologise for any inconvenience. Find out more here: I want to read reviews of rest homes

St Albans is a friendly inclusive Arvida Living Well Community, located close to the central city. We have sunny, spacious, refurbished studios and apartments with indoor and outdoor living. Our lovely established manicured gardens and outdoor areas make for a peaceful and tranquil setting all round. We can provide independent living, respite, rest home and hospital care, in a warm, friendly and professional environment.

Our serviced studios and apartments are designed so you can have tailored care to support your independence and freedom. The personalized care packages available are from independence to rest home level care, allowing you to stay in your own apartment and studio. As your needs change the care services can increase.

We have an on-site cafe which is also open to the public, is enjoyed by residents, family and friends. Café Caledonian is open Monday to Friday 9:00-2.30 pm excluding public holidays. (Note currently closed due to alert level restrictions).

Our vision is to improve the lives and well being of our residents by the attitude of Living Well. We challenge ourselves to make our residents’ lives better with everything we do.

We have lovely apartments and studios available now, viewings by appointment, please give us a call.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies Yes. An ORA (Occupation Right Agreement) means you have to 'pay' a capital amount to live here. It's a retirement village type of purchase.
Updated: 15 Dec 2022
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 59
Levels of care offered in Care Suites Rest Home, Hospital
Vacancy Yes
Premium room charges do not apply to Care Apartments
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 No
Updated: 28 May 2024
Rose - " St Albans Retirement Village has a family atmosphere with friendly staff. I am able to do my own thing and I enjoy going on the outings"
" I have made new friends"
Pauline - Pauline came from another rest home and heard good things about St Albans.
" It's a jolly good place!" "The meals are good and the staff are considerate". "I receive excellent care"
Ron - "I admire the communal spirit which exists throughout the Village"
"It's a great place to live"
Updated: 15 Dec 2022
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Serviced Studio Apartments (Studio Unit etc.)
Low Price$235,000
High Price$240,000
Tenure TermsOccupation Right Agreement (ORA)
Service Charge DetailsExtra services are available and charged as required
Nursing Care DetailsNursing care available when required, and will be charged for.
Serviced One Bedroom Apartments (1 Bedroom)
Low Price$350,000
High Price$395,000
Tenure TermsOccupation Right Agreement (ORA)
Service Charge DetailsExtra services are available and charged as required
Nursing Care DetailsNursing care is available when required and will be charged for
Serviced Two Bedroom Apartments (2 Bedrooms)
Low Price$450,000
High Price$495,000
Tenure TermsOccupation Right Agreement (ORA)
Service Charge DetailsAdditional services are available and charged as required
Nursing Care DetailsNursing care is available when required and will be charged for
Updated: 23 Nov 2021
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Ian Chamberlain
Address 41 Caledonian Road St Albans
City/Town Christchurch
Phone 03 366 1824
Mobile 021 489 784
Email View Email Address
Updated: 1 Feb 2024
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Company Covenant Trustee Services
Updated: 15 Dec 2022
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Name We use Anthony Harper, you choose your own solicitor
Updated: 15 Dec 2022
Subsidy Details
Subsidy Details
Residents may qualify for a Residential Care Subsidy in their own Serviced (Studio or One Bedroom) Apartment. Residents can live independently or receive full Rest Home care in their own Serviced Apartment.
Updated: 15 Dec 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes Professional Registered Nurse on site 24 hours per day, seven days per week
Enrolled Nurse Yes We have several experienced, professional Enrolled Nurses.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our Caregivers are well trained and provide exceptional care.
Physiotherapist Yes On The Go Physio visits regularly
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our Wellness Co-ordinator offers a full varied monthly programme of outings, games, craft, visiting entertainers and other events
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser Sue is available in our inhouse salon on Thursdays and Fridays
Podiatrist Yes Charlotte from Riccarton Podiatry spends one day every six weeks on site.
Dietitian Yes Arvida's national dietitian oversees the food and nutrition programme, and individual plan
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We enjoy a close relationship with Sisters from The Little Company of Mary who also happen to be our neighbours
Other Personnel Negotiable
Updated: 3 Jan 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We offer end of life care in our small hospital wing
Wound Care Yes Our nurses are fully trained in woundcare
Diabetic Care Yes Our nurses are experienced and well trained in care of diabetic patients
Continence Advice Yes Our care staff are fully trained to support our residents with their continence requirements
Infection Control Yes All staff are well trained in Infection Control. This is regularly reviewed and updated.
Clinical Management Yes Our Clinical Manager works full time and is also a Registered Nurse
Updated: 9 Jan 2020
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes You're most welcome to personalise your new home with furniture and personal items
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes All rooms have spacious ensuites
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Pets may be able to reside with you in your new home, we do have a pet policy. Our village pets include cats called Sooty and Smokey Joe and we also have gold fish.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We can consider individual requests. Please feel free to ask.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes New residents will need to organise their telephone connection. Many people are able to keep their original telephone number.
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Our village has underfloor central heating and we are happy to adjust the heating to your personal requirements
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have three lounges as well as an atrium and several other smaller seating areas
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We can offer end of life care to new residents
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We can offer daycare (meals and activities)
Outings Yes We offer regular outings to malls, cafes and places of interest. Our residents enjoy attending shows and going to the movies.
Māori Kaupapa No We are happy to put our residents in touch with the local marae if requested. Rehua Marae on Springfield Rd is the nearest marae
Residents Committee Yes Residents meetings are held every two months with the village manager, and residents are welcome to tell our wellness co-ordinators about items they would like added to the agenda.
Newsletter Yes A residents' newsletter is produced bi monthly and is emailed to family and friends.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Rural Setting No We are a small central city retirement village on a quiet street
Smoking Permitted No Smoking is discouraged, however there are designated smoking areas available
Semi-Secure No Our Village is open, except after hours when the access is limited
Updated: 15 Apr 2020
Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Our wellness co-coordinator offers a varied and busy monthly calendar of events, including outings, indoor bowls, housie, craft, guest speakers, entertainment, exercise classes, cooking and baking, and themed events. Our residents have a lot of input into the activities they enjoy. Lee has a lot of flexibility around the wellness program.
Community Complex Yes
24 Hour Security Yes Staff are onsite 24 hours per day
Emergency Call System Yes All rooms are fitted with emergency bell call system
Newsletter Yes We produce a bi monthly residents' newsletter which is emailed to family and friends.
Pets In Residence Yes We have two lovely village cats, Sooty and Smokey.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Please talk to our manager if you have a request.
Outings Yes Regular outings to cafes, malls and places of interest.
Transport Available Yes Our Village has two buses available for outings.
Restaurant Yes We currently have two dining rooms our residents can dine in. We have a new café, offering an indoor/outdoor outlook. Enjoy your time with family and friends here. Our cafe is also open to the public.
Gay / LGBT QI Friendly Yes
Craft Room No We do not have a purpose built craft room but we do run an active craft programme in our lounge
Library Yes We have regular deliveries from the Christchurch Public Library and have a lovely library upstairs.
Games Room No Our games are all run in the lounge or outside in the lawn area.
Chapel No We have a monthly church services which is held in our lounge.
Lounges Yes We have several lounges available for residents use. We are currently renovating the care lounge.
Gardens Yes Our Village has award winning landscaped gardens, beautiful settings and outlooks, around the village.
Updated: 25 Jun 2020
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Our Wellness Co-ordinator Lee co-ordinates a varied monthly calendar of activities e.g. art & crafts, board games, Church service, cooking & baking, dancing, entertainment, exercises, flower arranging, games, gardening, happy hour, housie, theme events, piano, quizzes, reading, guest speakers, shopping, sing-a-longs, Sky TV, men's group, indoor games e.g. bowls & golf, jigsaw puzzles, library, movies in house and out, music, newspaper readings, further outings e.g. lunches, afternoon teas, exhibitions, preschool, casino, & picnics.
Our activities program is flexible and residents have a lot of input into the happenings at St Albans!
Updated: 25 Jun 2020
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Burmese Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
German Yes
Mandarin Yes
Rumanian Yes
Sri Lankan Yes
Tagalog Yes
Updated: 2 Mar 2020
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 28 Mar 2019
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.50 Km Christchurch city buses run almost directly from our front door.
Shops 0.10 Km Our local dairy in only 100m from our front gate, the Edgeware shops about 10 minutes walk, and buses to the local malls.
Mall 1.00 Km We are close to Christchurch Central Shopping and close to Merivale and Northlands Malls.
Parks 0.50 Km Abberley Park is a lovely local park, Hagley Park is close by.
Library 0.50 Km The closest public library is in Peterborough Street.
Updated: 3 Mar 2020
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) Yes 9 June 2022
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 21 Sep 2020

The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.

NOTE: The Retirement Villages Act 2003 (The Act) is designed to provide improved protection for people who ‘buy’ into a retirement village. If you intend to ‘purchase’ you must get independent legal advice before signing your occupation right agreement as required under The Act. Some Retirement Village type facilities are not required to register under The Act so different legal requirements apply. Please make sure you investigate fully.

In some villages there may be some Retirement Village units that have multiple uses e.g. a Serviced Apartment may also be used as a Residential Care Suite. The same unit may therefore show in several places on Eldernet.