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Holly Lea Village

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Levels of Care Offered
Rest Home, Dementia, Hospital
Holly Lea Village
Care Suite
Holly Lea Village
123 Fendalton Road
Christchurch 8014
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The Holly Lea Care Centre prioritises a holistic approach to dementia care, offering upscale and personalised services up to hospital level. One notable aspect is its specialised memory support unit, designed to cater specifically to the needs of residents with dementia.

The care suites are meticulously designed with a residential feel, aiming to create a homely and private space for each resident. Features such as private ensuite bathrooms and custom cabinetry for personal treasures add to the comfort and sense of familiarity.

In terms of entertainment and engagement, the inclusion of a 55-inch television in each suite and innovative tools like the Tovertafel (magic table) speaks to the commitment to enhancing residents' quality of life. The Tovertafel encourages interaction and engagement through animated lights, stimulating residents' senses and promoting social interaction.

Moreover, the presence of the Wellness Nordic Relaxation Chair further demonstrates the centre's dedication to providing unique and calming sensory experiences. This chair combines music, tactile stimulation, and rocking motion to offer residents a soothing and multi-sensory experience, which can be particularly beneficial for those with dementia.

Overall, the Holly Lea Care Centre appears to prioritise not only the physical care of its residents but also their emotional well-being and quality of life, especially for those living with dementia.
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: 15 Jun 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, Dementia, Hospital
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No - Available now
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: 14 Jun 2024

My husband has been in care since he arrived at Holly Lea Village three years ago and as his care needs have increased he has not had to move from his studio apartment.

He has syringomyelia – a cyst inside the spinal cord, which means he is confined to an electric wheelchair due to his lack of mobility.

His studio apartment means he has a lot more room to move around in than a typical “hospital room” at other villages. Individual care is available wherever you live in the complex, all the buildings are linked and the same staff are available wherever you are. Being able to access the whole complex and participate in activities with all village residents rather than just those in the “hospital wing” improves his quality of life and mental health immensely as he is able to participate on a daily basis with able bodied residents. This creates a real family atmosphere where everyone is equal in spite of their situation and makes for a very caring environment.

Having visited many hospital/villages before deciding on Holly Lea I found nowhere that offered the same level of care and support in the environment that Holly Lea offers. Holly Lea provides outstanding care with wonderful facilities and staff and as we now all live in an “inclusive” society it is to be hoped the very successful Holly Lea model will be used in other villages.

Updated: 16 May 2024

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes
Diversional Therapist Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes

Updated: 3 May 2024

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Outings Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes

Updated: 23 May 2016

Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
24 Hour Security Yes Access by way of prox card only.
Emergency Call System Yes Comprehensive nurse call system throughout the Village.
Newsletter Yes Produced quarterly.
Fitness Complex Yes Gym available on site, personal trainer takes appropriate classes.
Craft Room Yes Arts and crafts available, as well as flower arranging room and internal 'blokes shed' (workshop).
Library Yes Selection of books available to borrow.
Games Room Yes Large multi-functional activities room available for all residents to use.
Lounges Yes Large, well-appointed morning and drawing rooms available for all residents to use.
Other details Yes Large cinema room with modern surround sound.

Updated: 23 May 2016

Special Features
Special Features
We invite you to come and visit our amazing facility surrounded by award winning gardens, facilities specially designed and equipped to meet every need of our residents.

Updated: 16 May 2024

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Holly Lea are closely linked with several community organisations which come to us on a regular basis. The Royal overseas League ladies have their monthly meeting at Holly lea with some very interesting speakers visiting. Christchurch Orchestra is a regular guest at Holly Lea Fendalton Library visits every month with a great variety of reading material.

We also offer an activity program, Board games, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Classical Music, Craft, Entertainment, Exercises, Garden, Library, Music, Outings among many other things.

Updated: 16 May 2024

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please contact Holly Lea office for further information (Tel 351 7764).
Staffing qualifications and details We have a highly trained and experienced team at Holly Lea that are ready to meet your specific needs as best as possible. Our registered nurses are highly experienced in aged residential care and our Healthcare assistants are all well experienced with Level 4 NZQA qualifications.

Updated: 16 May 2024

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Indonesian Yes
Other Information Yes Access to a professional interpreter service is arranged as required.

Updated: 16 May 2024

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes Holly lea is part of the community of St Barnabas Church. The Assistant Minister provides regular chaplaincy support and there is a communion service held in the Drawing Room each month. All residents and families are welcome to join.
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes Holly Lea is a facility that welcomes all Denominations and respect all beliefs and religions.
Inter denominational Yes All religious belief and practices are very welcome at Holly Lea.

Updated: 16 May 2024

Location Distance Details
Public Transport Bus Stops at the main entrance on Fendalton Road, travelling to the Airport and to the city centre.
Shops 0.70 Km Procope Cafe, and other small shops
Mall 0.85 Km Fendalton Mall
Parks 2.60 Km Mona Vale Gardens Jelly Park
Library 1.50 Km Fendalton Public Library

Updated: 16 May 2024

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes Member
Registered Retirement Village? Yes With the Registrar of Retirement Villages
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes Member
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)

Updated: 16 May 2024

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.