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Amberley Resthome & Retirement Studios

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Amberley Resthome & Retirement Studios
Care Suite
1 Hilton Drive
Amberley 7410
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Tracey Dimmock-Rump - (03) 314 9250
Tracey Dimmock-Rump - (03) 314 9250
Christine Fellows - (03) 3149250
Erica Collins - (03) 314 9250
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"It is our philosophy at Amberley Resthome and Retirement Studios to promote a quality lifestyle for our residents in a supportive environment, encouraging our residents to maintain independence in a safe comfortable care setting. All residents are treated as individuals, shown patience dignity and respect".
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: 5 Apr 2019
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 12
Levels of care offered in Care Suites Rest Home
Vacancy Soon
Impending vacancy Yes - Units becoming available soon.
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 Yes
Updated: 12 Apr 2024
Ngareta Orchard:- "I would tell anyone considering care that the Amberley Home is the place to be especially if you need a cuddle".
2013 and 2015

"This is my home, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else" Joan Parsons 2020
Updated: 30 Apr 2020
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Studio Unit (Studio Unit etc.)
Low Price$150,000
High Price$160,000
Tenure TermsLicense to occupy.
Service Charge DetailsPlease see section 'Special Features' for these details.
Nursing Care DetailsWe offer full resthome care. Please contact Tracey for details and or a veiwing.
03 314 9250 or 0274 714 161
Updated: 19 Mar 2024
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Raylene McMeekan Covenant Trustee Services
Address Ground Floor 329 Durham Street North, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
City/Town Christchurch
Company Covenant Trustee Services
Phone 03 966 5820
Mobile 027 216 9219
Email View Email Address
Updated: 30 Apr 2020
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Name Senerita Nuu
Address PO Box 10-909, Wellington
City/Town Wellington
Company Ord Legal
Phone 04 472 0777
Fax 04 471 1660
Email View Email Address
Updated: 27 Sep 2021
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 24 Yes Chris Fellows
Enrolled Nurse 30 Yes Kellie Jessup
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Motivated group of highly skilled caregivers whom are fully trained or in the midst of their training. All our staff have experience and live locally.
Physiotherapist Negotiable Local Physio is available on request.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Available upon referral to the CDHB
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes Erica is our Diversional Therapist, she's a breath of fresh air in the home.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Erica looks after all your activities. We have regular outings, newspaper reading, quizzes, craft, housie, word games, walks, dance, exercise and sing-a-longs.
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes Our podiatrist Corrie comes to the home every month on a Wednesday afternoon.
Dietitian Yes We use the services of Arna McLeoad at Canterbury Dieticians. We will endeavour to cater for all special dietary needs.
Accredited Visitors Yes Blind Foundation, Deaf Society of Canterbury, St Johns.
Kaumatua Yes We have access to the local services if required.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes This service is easily accessed if required and is used regulary by our home.
Other Personnel Yes Pilates, church groups, lions clubs, welcome club etc.
Updated: 27 Sep 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 When we can with support from the Nurse Maude Pallative Care team
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We endeavour to care for our residents when appropriate with the support of the Nurse Maude Pallative Care team.
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes At the local medical centre.
Wound Care Yes Our Registered Nurse is our wound care specialist along with our EN
Diabetic Care Yes We use the services of Diabeties NZ
Continence Advice Yes B L Stringer
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Burwood Hospital
ACC Rehabilitation Yes In conjunction with our local Motat Physio here in Amberley.
Infection Control Yes Southern Community Labs and Bug Control
Psychiatric Care No Not on site however we can access services through our local Medical Centre and Older Persons Mental Health.
Primary Rural Health Care Yes
Community Health Yes District Nurses are available when required.
Clinical Management Yes Chris Fellows our Registered Nurse
Updated: 12 Mar 2021
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage our residents to bring their own furniture with them as this helps to create that homely feel, however furniture can be provided if needed.
Single Rooms Yes We have 9 single rooms.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have 3 studios that would suit a couple.
Ensuite Yes 12 of our studio rooms are ensuited.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have 3 cats in residence Toby, Jazz and Amber they are all very cuddly. There are also a lot of local cats whom come to visit and cows in the paddock directly behind the home.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Fish, birds and other cats are negotiable.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Residents are welcome to install a phone in their room or we have a residents line that can be used at anytime.
Wifi Yes The facility is wifi capable but residents need to arrange their own wifi to their rooms.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Over head thermostatically adjusted heating.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a main lounge and 2 sunrooms, studios have their own well appointed lounges that open out to our sunny courtyard.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes We are happy to provide respite care and short term care where there is a bed available.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We will care for our residents with the support of the Nurse Maude Pallative Care Team if appropriate.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Day Care is available for those people who wish to come along for some company and join in our activities for the day. This can be government funded or privately funded.
Outings Yes We have regular outings and visit Waikari Hospital monthly for afternoon tea which is enjoyed by our residents. Shopping days in Rangiora, afternoon tea excursions and drives around North Canterbury feature weekly.
Māori Kaupapa Yes We can access this service if required.
Residents Committee No We have regular 3 monthly residents meetings.
Family Committee No We are in very regular contact with our families.
Newsletter Yes Quarterly.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We are happy to discuss any of our policies with you at any time.
Confused Residents Yes As above
Rural Setting Yes We have a lovely rural outlook, stock grazing in paddocks directly behind the home and over 100 different roses in our gardens. There are plenty of well sheltered spots to sit down and enjoy.
Smoking Permitted No However residents can outside the building and residents have to be responsible for safe disposal of items.
Semi-Secure Yes Doors are locked early in the evening and visitors ring a bell to enter - visiting is welcome at any time.
Updated: 30 Apr 2020
Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes We have activities everyday from exercises to bowls, crafts and sing alongs. We enjoy movies and or some music in the weekends. Life can be very full for our residents and it is your choice to participate or read a book in one of the many seating areas.
24 Hour Security Yes Our alarm system is monitored 24 hours a day. Doors are locked at dusk and unlocked at dawn however families are able to ring the bell and gain access at anytime, there is always a staff member in the facility.
Emergency Call System Yes There are call bells located in every room within the facility so you have the peace of mind of knowing there is always a caring staff member close at hand.
Newsletter Yes We have a newsletter quarterly where you can catch up on the latest news, views and upcoming events.
Pets In Residence Yes We currently have 3 cats whom are very at home on any bed or chair.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Outings Yes Frequent outings to Rangiora shopping and drives out in our beautiful country side. We have been as far as Hanmer and enjoy regular visits to Waikari Hospital for afternoon tea and regular excursions on the Lamb and Haywood courtesy bus.
Transport Available Yes Where possible we can help with transport.
Restaurant No However there are several lovely cafes and restaurants close at hand in Amberley township.
Fitness Complex Yes On our street there is a gym which our residents do frequent.
Swimming Pool No The medical centre has a small pool for rehabilitation purposes and the local Amberley pool is only a short distance from the home.
Craft Room No We have regular craft afternoons and our residents enjoy learning lots of new crafts.
Library Yes The Amberley library is a short walk from the home.
Games Room No However we have plenty of games, cards, board games etc that you are welcome to use at anytime.
Chapel No We have various regular church services at the home fortnightly.
Lounges Yes Large main lounge and two smaller sun rooms that overlook grazing cattle in the paddock directly behind us.
Gardens Yes We have beautiful gardens with over a 100 different varieties of roses that in spring and summer flood our courtyard with the most wonderful aromas.
Other details Yes We have recently installed a water filtration system so we have the best water in Amberley.
Updated: 7 Jun 2016
Special Features
Special Features
We are a rural home with a rural feel and outlook. Very relaxed atmosphere where our studios open out into their own private courtyards.
Amberley has it's own market day every Saturday morning and the shopping centre is a 5 minute stroll away.
Updated: 31 Oct 2014
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Art, BBQ's, Big print books, Bingo, board games, circle bowls, card making and crafts preschool visits, church, music, concerts, cooking, dancing, pet visits, exercises, games, gardening, happy hour, housie, jigsaw, library, lions club, minibus outings, movies, newspaper reading, shopping days, pianist, quizzes, reading, rotary club, sing-a-longs, themed days and lots more.
Updated: 11 Jan 2017
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Staffing qualifications and details Our facility is staffed 24 hours a day and all senior staff have obtained their Level 3 Health and Wellbeing Certificates. We have a wonderful care team some of which have been with the facility for a number of years.
Details about meals We cater for all dietary requirements our main meal is served at midday and we enjoy a lighter meal option at night.
Associated Complexes Amberley Rest Home 2013 Ltd
Updated: 18 May 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Fijian Yes 1 staff member can speak this fluently.
Fijian Indian Yes A staff member can speak this fluently.
Updated: 24 Dec 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 19 Nov 2015
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.50 Km There is a local health shuttle that can transport residents to appointments at the CDHB. We have a newly purchased 10 seater van which we use for regular outings.
Shops 0.50 Km Countdown, bakery, chemist, take aways, liquor store are a 5 min stroll away.
Parks 1.00 Km Within walking distance.
Library 0.50 Km just situated a very short stroll away the library has regular displays, exhibitions etc.
Updated: 19 Nov 2015
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes Yes we are currently supporting all our staff through their New Zealand Certificates in Health and Wellbeing Level 3 and Level 4 with Careerforce.
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes Erica is a qualified Diversional Therapist Level 4.
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes Financial Members
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) Yes We recently received a 3 year certification. 2021
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes Financial member.
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 18 May 2018

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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.

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