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Albarosa Rest Home
80 Harewood Road
Christchurch 8053
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Anne Hepburn - (03) 375 0727
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Golden Healthcare Group has over 30 years of Aged Care experience in Christchurch.

Albarosa Rest Home is one of their facilities, it is a modern, sunny purpose built facility.

• We are committed to providing specialised high quality memory loss care in our two 20 bed units

• We provide a safe and secure environment with lovely courtyards and gardens for great indoor and outdoor flow

• All rooms are large with individual ensuites

• Experienced and qualified diversional therapy and care staff promote dignity and independence through the delivery of care and activities to suit individual needs

We welcome your call.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 30 May 2022
DHB Respite Care Booking Service
DHB Respite Care Booking Service
We provide DHB Respite Care Booking Service.
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 40
Vacancy Yes
. We have a large room available in our ladies unit - please enquire for details
Impending vacancy Yes
Premium Room Charges Yes from $12.00/day up to $27.00/day as at 30 May 2022
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: 17 Aug 2022
"The environment for Mum has been great - she really enjoys it" - April 22
"What fun St Patrick's Day was -lovely to see the residents smiling and interacting" - Mar 22
Updated: 3 May 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 40 Yes Onsite Monday to Friday and on call over the weekend and evenings.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Fully staffed with friendly, ACE Dementia trained caregivers, passionate about high quality care given to all residents within the facility.
Physiotherapist Yes Available through the Golden Healthcare Group as required.
Diversional Therapist 40 Yes Fully qualified Divisional Therapist, working full-time Monday to Friday providing a range of activities, outings and special events daily.
Hairdresser Yes Yes, a dedicated Hair Salon is available in the complex for those that like to look their best at all times.
Podiatrist Yes Visits 6 weekly at reasonable cost.
Dietitian Yes All meals are dietition prescribed, and individual requirements are catered for.
Accredited Visitors Yes A programme of various type of visitors is available for resident recreation.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Weekly visits by all demoninations.
Updated: 30 May 2022
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Wound Care Yes Access to specialist care as needed.
Diabetic Care Yes Registered Nurse onsite Monday to Friday.
Continence Advice Yes We are contracted with EBOS who provide a regular continence maintenance overview.
Stomal Therapy Yes Access to specialist care as needed.
Infection Control Yes Registered Nurse
Clinical Management Yes A Clinical Manager oversees all Clinical aspects of Albarosa Rest Home.
Updated: 30 May 2022
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes We are able to provide respite care to families for their loved ones. Please call for details or a time to view available rooms.
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 30 May 2022
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes All residents are encouraged to personalise their rooms with their own treasures and furniture.
Single Rooms Yes Rooms facing internal courtyard and lawn areas.
Ensuite Yes All rooms have their own ensuite.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Happy Hour provided under supervision.
Phone Access In Own Room No Cordless phone available to take to room
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Under floor heating individualised to rooms.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Subject to contractual limitations
Lounges/seating areas Yes We offer spacious lounges with plenty of comfortable chairs to sit and relax.
Outings Yes Varied, regular outings organised by our Divisional Therapist.
Whanau Room Yes Bright, sunny, quiet room available.
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Family Committee Yes Family meetings held throughout the year.
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes We provide an outside smoking area.
Semi-Secure Yes Fully secure inside and outside.
Updated: 30 May 2022
Special Features
Special Features
Albarosa Rest Home is on the one level and offers large airy rooms with every room having a tiled ensuite.

The facility was upgraded in 2012 and is separated into two 20 bed wings with each having its own lounge, dining area, quiet area and outdoor area. Great indoor outdoor flow that gives the residents the ability to go in and out as they wish within a secure environment.

Golden Healthcare Group are proud to be local and take the time to assist you in your decision making on where to place your loved ones.
Updated: 30 May 2022
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Golden Healthcare Group has a fleet of 8 seater mini vans which are there for residents to be taken on outings from feeding the ducks at the Groynes Park to visiting the Cashmere Club.

Our activity programme includes Arts & Crafts, Bingo, Bowls, Care and Craft, Chapel, Church, Concerts, Cooking, Entertainers, Exercises, Games, Gardening, Jigsaw, Library, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Shopping, Videos.
Updated: 30 May 2022
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Any questions regarding fees please contact Anne Hepburn, Facility Manager of Albarosa Rest Home.
Staffing qualifications and details Albarosa is staffed with qualified and competent people who have a special interest in working with persons with dementia. The positions are Registered Nurse/Facility Manager, Carers, Activities Co-ordinator, Cooks, and Housekeepers. Each employee takes an active interest in the care and well-being of our residents
Details about meals Our cooks daily prepare the meals from fresh ingredients and according to a seasonal rotating menu cycle. Items which are served are selected and prepared to appeal to the tastes of our residents. Various therapeutic diets and food textures can be prepared according to the resident's specific needs.
Associated Complexes Camellia Court, Golden Age Retirement Village, Brookhaven Retiremement Village, Somerfield House Dementia, Hoon Hay Dementia, Hoon Hay House.
Updated: 30 May 2022
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Updated: 30 May 2022
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
(Other comments) Yes We will ensure our residents get access to religious choices.
Updated: 5 Oct 2021
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km Outside the front door
Shops 0.50 Km Papanui Shopping Area
Mall 0.75 Km Northlands Mall
Parks 0.30 Km St James Park just down the road.
Library 0.75 Km Opposite Northlands Mall
Updated: 30 May 2022
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Other details Yes Certification for 4 years
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 30 May 2022

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