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Adriel House & Rest Home

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Adriel House & Rest Home
North Canterbury
36 Osborne Road
Amberley 7410
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Mischeal McCormick - (03) 3148326 Ext 1
Mischeal McCormick - (03) 3148326 Ext 1
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Adriel holds "Spark of life Centre of Excellence" and the only facility in the world to have this honor. We have two small homely Dementia care Rest Homes on the outskirts of the small North Canterbury town of Amberley. Our aim is to provide quality specialized Dementia care, in a relaxed, caring, friendly, country, home-like environment. Our vision is to provide individual care to people with dementia, supporting their strengths and enabling them to be as independent as possible for as long as possible
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 12 Jul 2022

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 42
Vacancy Yes
We have 2 small homes adjacent to each other. Both homes cater for people who enjoy space, gardens and animals, with the focus on keeping their independence and supporting them as individuals.
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges 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: 13 Jun 2024

Relatives and show through's tell us Adriel "feel's just like Home"

"It has been such a blessing to celebrate this special day with Alan, Staff and Residents! The meal was delicious and such a treat! The tables were so attractive and the kindness and love, Amazing! Thank you all so much! - Love, Mary" (Relative)

Some families have noticed an improvement in communication and involvement with activities around the home.

"My husband Kerry & myself had a wonderful day with my dad celebrating a Traditional Christmas lunch at Adriel. We had photos, laughs and a fantastic lunch. It was a lovely day spent with my dad & the fabulous staff looking after the residents who were enjoying themselves. A truly special time spent with dad & the awesome team at Adriel." - Megan & Kerry (Relatives)

Resident's comment often how nice it is to live at Adriel and feel like part of the family and readily involve themselves in daily activities.Weekly outings are looked forward too with great anticipation. Involvement in the community is encouraged.

"Three generations for Christmas lunch! Dad really enjoyed a beer too. Very grateful for the huge effort all the staff put into a lovely meal. It means a lot having a Christmas meal with Dad, Making the most of having time together. Thanks so much xx" - Steph & Emily (Relatives)

Updated: 12 Jul 2022

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 40plus Yes We have Three registered nurses. The Nurse manager Elaine works full time overseeing the two homes. Mischeal is the owner & RN and covers on call after hours & weekends. Graeme works 1 day a week.
Enrolled Nurse 32 Yes Christine is a Team Leader at Adriel House
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We call caregivers - supportive partners. We feel that we are there to support the residents to be as independent as possible for as long as possible. All have training in Care of the Elderly, Dementia and "Spark of Life". We have a Team Leader for each home.
Physiotherapist Negotiable Amberley Physio is available to residents when required.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable
Diversional Therapist 40 Yes Adriel has a team of 3 qualified Diversional Therapist's, Mischeal (R/N,Owner), Anna and Laura ensuring our Sunshine Club's, daily activity program and outing's are full of energy and variety and promote Rementia.
Activities Co-ordinator 40 Yes Adriel has 2 activities coordinators working alongside the DT's gaining valuable experience and supporting our program.
Hairdresser Yes Gwen visits the home weekly and cuts, perms and blow waves hair as required, or we can take residents to local hairdressers in Amberley
Podiatrist Negotiable 6 weekly podiatry as required RN/Owner Mischeal will trims nails on a regular basis as required.
Dietitian Negotiable Referral as required
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable
Other Personnel 40+ Yes Mischeal (Owner) and Elanie (Clinical Nurse Manager) are both "Spark of Life" Master Practitioners. We have a Cleaner and Gardener and maintenance person for both homes.

Updated: 12 Jul 2022

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We work closely with the local medical centre to give end of life/palliative care in a homely environment. Family are more than welcome to stay at this time. Staff have just completed a Palliative Care course with Nurse Maude
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Community Health Yes

Updated: 12 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
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes Please contact Elaine 03 3148326 xt1

Updated: 12 Jul 2022

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage residents to bring there own furniture,pictures and nic nacs to help make there room there own.
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Pets In Residence Yes A selection of hen's at both homes. 3x cat's between both homes. Orphan lamb's during the winter. Farmyard animals frequently visit.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Please speak with Elaine (Clinical Nurse Manager) prior to admission.
Phone Access In Own Room No Use of Rest homes portable phone.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes gas fire, log fire and electric heating.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Spacious rooms, lounges and outdoor areas. We have lots of space and garden seating outside to enjoy the fresh country air and view of Mt Grey
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Transport can be arranged. Hours any time from 8am to 4pm. Individual and group activities arranged as per preference.
Outings Yes In small groups or individually.
Residents Committee Yes Monthly resident meetings.
Family Committee No Family are encouraged to speak with staff at any time. We are a small home and able to make individual requests and changes happen relatively quickly.
Newsletter Yes 3-Monthly Newsletters emailed & posted out as per preference.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We believe Challenging behavior is triggered by an unmet need. Therefore we spend time getting to know our resident's and help to fill that need with activities, love, socialization, pets, providing space or one on one time.
Confused Residents Yes Specialised secure Dementia Unit.
Rural Setting Yes Vegetable garden, orchard, poultry, cottage garden, Shepherds Hut Large lawn area with small paddocks.
Semi-Secure Yes Secure unit

Updated: 12 Jul 2022

Special Features
Special Features
Adriel is a family owned and operated business that consists of two small homes in a rural setting surrounded by large lawns and garden's with outdoor seating areas, potting shed, vegetable garden, animals and orchard. The Owner/Registered Nurse Mischeal and Elaine (Clinical Nurse manager) are both "Spark of Life" Master Practitioners, and the homes philosophy follows the "Spark of Life" concept, which aims to provide psychosocial care that is personalised for each and every resident. With this in mind the staff are there to support residents with activities of daily living and give them time and encouragement to do this. Adriel has retained its "Spark of Life Centre of Excellence" for the 3 consecutive year, and the only facility in the world to have this honor. For more information on Spark of Life go to: dementiacareinternational.com.au
We pride ourselves on cooking homely meals with vegetables and fruit from the garden and meat from local farms. We provide beautifully decorated cakes and cupcakes for birthdays and special occasions.

We also provide Meal's Mon, Wed, and Fri and delivered locally to those still living in their homes.

Updated: 12 Jul 2022

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activites for children including pets and garden.

"Spark of Life" - Sunshine Club group programme involving all residents 5 days per week. For more information on Spark Of Life visit www.dementiacareinternational.com

Lots of lawn and garden space, including a potting shed & Shepherds hut.

Support groups such as Age Concern, Arthritis Society, Blind Foundation, Parkinsons Society and Stroke Group are only a phone call away.

RSA visit on occasions.

Local involvement with Probus, Church groups and Senior Citizens.

Fortnightly in house church services with local church groups.

Home cooking; residents are encouraged to help with preparation.

Craft; many and varied.

Regular Sing-a-longs and entertainment.

Regular exercises sessions and walks (use it of loose it!).

Flower, vegetable garden, fruit Trees, raised gardens and potting shed.

Indoor games; lots of variety.

Library 1.5 km away.

Lots of hand and feet massages.

Movies on TV and Videos

Music; piano mainly and CD's.

Daily newspaper delivered

Shopping individualised as personal needs dictate.

Small farmyard, Shepherds hut, potting shed, Large garden & ground

Outings; small groups weekly and individual outings daily. Lots of visits to farms and local beaches.


Updated: 12 Jul 2022

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Fees set at Government subsidy rate for all residents. For further information contact Nurse manager or Owner
Staffing qualifications and details 3x Registered Nurses - Owner, Full time and on call after hours & weekends. Nurse Manager, Full time Registered Nurse, Part time 3x trained Diversional Therapists. Activities 7 days per week. All supportive partners trained or training in Dementia Care, Spark of Life and all senior staff have First Aid training
Details about meals Home cooked hot meal at lunch time with dessert, Sunday Roast. Light meal in the evening, breakfast between 7am - 10am in bed or in the dining room. Home baking for morning/afternoon tea and supper.
Visitor information Visitors between 0900 and 1600 daily. Welcome for a cuppa and home baking.

Updated: 12 Jul 2022

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter Yes As required
Māori - Te Reo Yes

Updated: 12 Jul 2022

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes

Updated: 12 Jul 2022

Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.30 Km
Shops 0.60 Km local cafes and wineries also
Parks 0.60 Km Parks, farms, beaches
Library 0.60 Km

Updated: 12 Jul 2022

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes 3x qualified Diversional Therapists.
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Police checked Yes
Spark of Life Yes Adriel has obtained The "Spark of Life" Centre of Excellence status for the 3rd year in a row. Owner/Registered Nurse and Clinical Nurse manager are both "Spark of Life" Master Practitioner's, and we incorporate this philosophy in our everyday resident care and program.
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)

Updated: 12 Jul 2022

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