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Care Apartments
75 Middlepark Road
Upper Riccarton
Christchurch 8042
(03) 343 4300
(03) 343 4322
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Desme Daniels - 03 3434300 Extn 9531
Oceania Healthcare
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Our Care Offering
In a quiet, leafy street, Middlepark is a small, boutique rest home with a warm family feel. From the staff who greet you in the hallways, to the fresh and inviting living spaces, at Middlepark you’ll feel right at home. There’s always something happening in our main lounges - find a friend to chat to or join in the day’s events. If it’s peace and quiet you crave, relax in the sunny courtyard, or settle a comfy chair with the cat in one of our many cosy nooks.

We don’t have visiting hours at Middlepark because we know it’s important you stay connected to your community. It’s home so friends and family can join you anytime for a cuppa and catch up. We’re just 5 minutes from Church Corner, so it’s a breeze for visitors to pop in, or get you out and about to local shops and cafes.

Activities Programme
Hop in the Middlepark van for a jaunt, you’ll never know where it will take you next. A scenic drive in the country, shopping trips or ice creams at the beach, there’s an exciting new destination each week. Or if it’s music you’re into, enjoy your own personalised playlist with I Love Music and live entertainment every week. Join in the fun with our neighbours from St Thomas’s school, get crafty and creative or keep flexible with games and exercises, there’s something for everyone no matter what you’re interested in.

Tender Sunday roasts, hot fish and chips and scrummy homemade puddings… there’s a reason why the dining room is full before dinner! All of the above are regular features on our menu, which is packed with tasty family favourites you’d make at home. You’ll be sure to want second helpings!

Award Winning Care
Great care is what we do, and we’ve got the accolades to prove it. You can be sure you’re in good hands. Oceania has won the Supreme Care Award from the NZ Aged Care Association 3 years in a row. When it comes to your care, you know what you like and don’t like - and we want to know too. Because everyone is different all of our residents get a personalised care plan where from meals to medications, everything that’s important to you is covered. We’ve also got a choice from standard to premium rooms to stunning Care Suites, so no matter your needs or budget, there are plenty of options.

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Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
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: 26 May 2021
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 21
Vacancy Yes
Middlepark has a dedicated team of professional staff who all work to a very high standard of care. We welcome inquiries and we are happy to help people through the transition into care.
Impending vacancy Yes
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 18 Jun 2021
Mum is loving it at Middlepark. We are very impressed at how easy the process has been. We had visited another facility which we found disappointing and it made us feel as if we had no idea what we were getting into, but we found Middlepark was welcoming as soon as you stepped through the door and had a very homely feel. Mum is getting involved in the activities and enjoying the food. Staff are very caring and have great communication. Middlepark is clean and tidy and this has taken away the stress we felt when mum was living alone. We think that Middlepark is a great place and we are more than happy.

– Middlepark resident's son, May 2021.
Updated: 30 May 2021
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes There are registered nurses onsite twenty four hours a day
Nurse Practitioner Yes Available on referral
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes A team of dedicated healthcare assistants are on duty twenty four hours a day
Physiotherapist Yes A physiotherapist visits twice weekly, more frequent visits can be organised if required
Occupational Therapist Yes Available on referral
Diversional Therapist Yes Activities programme is available six days a week
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Activities staff work six days a week
Hairdresser Yes We have a custom built salon, the hair dresser visits twice a week.
Podiatrist Yes A podiatrist visits every six weeks.
Dietitian Yes All our menus are developed by the Oceania dietitian. A dietitian is also available on referral.
Accredited Visitors Yes A pet therapist visits once a week with her dog
Kaumatua Yes This can be arranged if requested
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Church services are held each week. Holy communion is held weekly.
Updated: 26 May 2021
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes Middlepark has an End of Life Contract with the DHB
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 26 May 2021
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes All rooms are single rooms
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have a cat named Fluffy and many goldfish.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room No Residents are welcome to organise their own phone in their room
Wifi Yes Free wifi is available.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Some resident rooms have a ceiling or wall heater others have underfloor heating
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes 4 lounges
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Outings Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes As needed
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes Three monthly
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smokers Room Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes In smokers room only
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 26 May 2021
Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Activities are provided six days a week
Emergency Call System Yes Call bells are are care suite, apartment and studio
Newsletter Yes Two / three monthly.
Pets In Residence Yes A cat named Fluffy.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Outings Yes
Transport Available Yes
Gay / LGBT QI Friendly Yes
Library Yes Our selection of library books are replenished monthly from the local library
Lounges Yes We have four lounge areas, one is available to be booked for special events.
Gardens Yes Middlepark has beautiful gardens and in 2019 won a community award garden award.
Other details Yes A guest services coordinator provides concierge services to studio, care suite and apartment residents.
Updated: 26 May 2021
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Care and Craft, Church, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Digital camera, Electric beds, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Library, Men, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Quizzes, Reading, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Videos, Views
Updated: 26 May 2021
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Updated: 26 May 2021
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Updated: 26 May 2021
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.10 Km Bus at gate
Shops 0.50 Km Bush Inn, Hornby and Avonhead
Mall 0.50 Km Bush Inn, Hornby
Parks 1.00 Km Riccarton
Library 0.50 Km Riccarton, Hornby
Updated: 26 May 2021
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
CareerForce Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 26 May 2021
What's New
What's New
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We  21 purpose built care suite's available under an Occupation Right Agreement. All rooms cater for either rest home or hospital level care. The care suites have kitchenettes, ceiling hoists and large ensuites. A number of the care suites also have sliding doors out to the internal courtyard. If you are interested or would like any information please phone Desme on 03 3434 300.

Updated: 26 May 2021

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.