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Camellia Court Rest Home
84 Harewood Road
Christchurch 8053
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Sarah Jacobson - 021 449 725
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Camellia Court Rest Home offers specialist dementia care in our purpose built memory facility in Papanui, Christchurch.

We are part of the Golden Healthcare Group, now owned by Heritage Lifecare Limited, and are a business with over 30 years of experience in Christchurch.

• We are committed to providing specialised high quality dementia care to up to 39 residents. Our memory facility incorporates music and pet therapy as part of our fun and stimulating activities.

• We provide a safe, secure and friendly environment with lovely lounges, courtyards and gardens for great indoor and outdoor flow. Camellia Court is our residents' home and we are fortunate to work in their home.

• All rooms are spacious with most rooms offering individual ensuites. All of our rooms have either direct garden access or windows looking into the gardens.

• Experienced and qualified care staff, management, nurses and diversional therapy promote dignity and independence through the delivery of care and activities to suit individual needs. We have activities running on all days of the week and our aim is to engage our residents in meaningful activities.

We are happy to offer Respite books if we have available beds, please phone for more information.

We look forward to welcoming you and showing you around our home.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 13 Jul 2022
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 39
Vacancy Soon
with direct garden access and private ensuite
Impending vacancy Yes - Room with ensuites and garden
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $5.00/day up to $15.00/day as at 17 Oct 2023
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: 8 Dec 2023
"My words can not express how appreciative I am of you and the staff" February 2022

"We have always found the staff to be extremely helpful and caring with Nana." February 2022

" We have spoken highly of Camellia house to others. We are thankful for the care given to our father." February 2022

" Thank you to all the wonderful staff at Camellia Court. We appreciate all the care and guidance given to our father. You are a fabulous team!!" February 2022

"Please accept our grateful thanks for the care Mum receives from all the staff at Camellia." June 2021

" Thank you for your kindness and help in a difficult part of someone's life." March 2021

"Thank you for everything you do. Dad is very settled and content and we always feel included in his care." March 2021

"Camellia is like a 2nd family to mum." March 2021

"Camellia Court is a happy environment with friendly and open space. Management and staff are always engaging with residents and visitors." February 2021

"All staff are excellent and helpful under very trying and sometimes difficult situations" February 2021

"We are totally in awe of the care provided." February 2021

"Thank you so much for everything your wonderful staff are doing at this very challenging time.
We really appreciate everything they are doing, and we feel very confident in the fact that Mum is being really well cared for.
Your team are amazing." April 2020

Thanks for your effort to have my Dad be accepted by Camellia Court. We feel so lucky for my Dad to be able to reside in Camellia Court - a lovely and warm home. Thank you very very much! July 2020

I just wanted to quickly take the opportunity to say thank you so much for all that you and your team have done to make Nana's transition to Camellia Court such a good one.
Updated: 13 Jul 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 40 Yes Onsite Monday to Friday, Floating RN over weekends and on call in evenings.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Fully staffed with friendly, 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.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Monday - Sunday
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 dietitian prescribed, and individual requirements are catered for.
Accredited Visitors Yes A programme of various type of visitors is available for resident recreation.
Kaumatua Yes We have Kaumatua visiting weekly.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Weekly visits by all demoninations.
Updated: 6 Oct 2023
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
Clinical Management Yes A Clinical Manager oversees all Clinical aspects of Camellia Court.
Updated: 13 Jul 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.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 13 Jul 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 All rooms have built in furniture.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes Most of our rooms offer ensuite bathrooms.
Alcohol Permitted Yes In a controlled environment.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes We offer 3 spacious lounges with plenty of comfortable chairs to sit and relax.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Outings Yes Varied, regular outings organised by our activities team.
Whānau Room Yes
Māori Kaupapa Yes We have a Maori Advisor available
Family Committee Yes Family meetings held throughout the year.
Newsletter Yes 4 Times per year
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes We provide an outside smoking area.
Semi-Secure No Fully secure inside and outside.
Updated: 6 Oct 2023
Special Features
Special Features
Camellia Court Rest Home is a unique specialist Dementia Unit. It is adjacent to the Golden Age Rest Home which provides general Rest Home care, and is part of the Golden Healthcare Group.

All of the 39 resident’s rooms are single with some offering ensuite facilities, and are surrounded by attractive lawns and colourful gardens.

Camellia has large lounge areas with garden views, a large dining area and internal and external walkways which enable our residents freedom of movement in a safe environment. Camellia has a high quality of care in a warm, friendly 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: 13 Jul 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, Afternoon Teas & Daffodil Picking.

Camellia Court won the Heritage Christmas Decoration competition 2021 as well as the Eldernet Gardening competition in spring 2021 with our inclusive programs engaging residents and giving them meaningful activities.

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: 13 Jul 2022
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Any questions regarding fees please contact Sarah Jacobson, Facility Manager of Camellia Court.
Staffing qualifications and details Camellia is staffed with qualified and competent people who have a special interest in working with persons with dementia. The positions are Facility Manager, Registered Nurse, Carers, Activities Co-Ordinator, Cooks, Kitchen Hands and Housekeepers. Each employee takes an active interest in the care and well-being of our residents.
Details about meals Our Cook prepares the daily 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 Albarosa Dementia, Golden Age Retirement Village, Brookhaven Retiremement Village, Somerfield House Dementia, Hoon Hay Dementia, Hoon Hay House.
Updated: 6 Oct 2023
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
French Yes
German Yes
Hindi Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Samoan Yes
Swiss French Yes
Swiss German Yes
Updated: 13 Jul 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: 13 Jul 2022
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km Right outside the front door.
Shops 0.50 Km Papanui shopping area
Mall 0.75 Km Northlands Mall
Parks 0.30 Km St James park is just down the Road
Library 0.75 Km Opposite Northlands Mall
Updated: 13 Jul 2022
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Care Association New Zealand Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Care Association New Zealand New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 13 Jul 2022

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