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Elms Court on Middlepark

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Levels of Care Offered
Rest Home, Hospital
Elms Court on Middlepark
Care Suite
75 Middlepark Road
Upper Riccarton, Sockburn
Christchurch 8042
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Richard Deuchrass - 027 555 3158
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Elms Court on Middlepark is conveniently located on Middlepark Road, next to St Thomas’s high school in Sockburn. We offer a wide range of premium rooms including care suites, studios and apartments. Something for everyone’s needs and budget.

All care suites, studios and apartments have a heat pump and full ensuite, as well as a kitchenette – perfect for making a cuppa when friends and family come to visit. We offer these room options as a ‘rental’ or premium room charge per day so you can personalise it with your favourite furniture and treasured pieces.

All our rooms can provide both Rest Home and Hospital level care, which means you can relax knowing you won’t have the upheaval of moving again if your needs increase. We have Registered Nurse cover 24hrs a day / 7days a week and very experienced care staff. Elms Court is known for its homely feel, created by a warm, friendly team who go out of their way to provide personalised care and make our residents feel like part of the family.

We have a wide range of activities to suit all. Immediately outside the premises is a bus shelter waiting to take those who are able anywhere in Christchurch. Furthermore, we also have a van for regular weekly outings. There are many options for the more able such as a short, pleasant walk to Upper Riccarton library, the shops or to the local park.

We are located just 2 minutes from Blenheim Road and 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. Riccarton and Hornby Malls are also close by, should you need to grab any additional comforts.

No referral required.

A DHB assessment is not required for care that is paid for privately.

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Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
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: 29 May 2023

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 21
Levels of care offered in Care Suites Rest Home, Hospital
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
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 Please enquire

Updated: 21 Jun 2024

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: 20 May 2024

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 weekly, and we have a physio assist 4 days per week.
Occupational Therapist Yes Available on referral
Diversional Therapist Yes A Diversional Therapist works 3 days a week.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Activities coordinators are employed 5 days a week. Activities are provided 7 days a week.
Hairdresser Yes We have a custom built salon, the hair dresser visits weekly.
Podiatrist Yes A podiatrist visits approximately every six weeks.
Dietitian Yes
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Yes This can be arranged if requested
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Church services are held each week. Holy communion is held weekly.

Updated: 21 Jun 2024

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: 29 May 2023

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes All rooms are single rooms
Connecting Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Dogs Owners visit occasionally (Storm & Jack) A cat named Fluffy.
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
Māori Kaupapa Yes As needed
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter No Elms Court on Middlepark Facebook page updated regularly
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smokers Room Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes In smokers room only
Semi-Secure Yes

Updated: 21 Jun 2024

Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Activities are provided seven days a week
Emergency Call System Yes Call bells are are care suite, apartment and studio
Newsletter No Elms Court on Middlepark Facebook page updated regularly
Pets In Residence Yes Dogs Owners visit occasionally (Storm & Jack) 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: 21 Jun 2024

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, Netflix

Updated: 21 Jun 2024

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes

Updated: 29 May 2023

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: 29 May 2023

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: 29 May 2023

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
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: 29 May 2023

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.