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Adriel House & Rest Home
Dementia Care (Secure)
36 Osborne Rd
Postal Address
36 Osborne Road
Amberley 7410
(03) 314 8326 Ext 1
(03) 314 8396
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Mischeal McCormick - (03) 3148326 Ext 1
Mischeal McCormick - (03) 3148326 Ext 4
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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
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 28 Jan 2020
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 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 Yes
Premium Room Charges No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 8 Apr 2020
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: 28 Jan 2020
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40plus Yes We have Two registered nurses. The Owner Mischeal works full time overseeing the two homes and alternating on call at the weekends. Mischeal is also a "Spark of Life " Master Practitioner. Diane works 3 days a week.
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 programme's and outing's are full of energy and variety.
Activities Co-ordinator 40 Yes Adriel has 1 activities coordinators working alongside the DT's gaining valuable experience
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 Yes 6 weekly podiatry as required
Dietitian Negotiable Referral as required
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable
Other Personnel 40+ Yes Sharron our Manager has over 30yrs experience in caring for the elderly and a" Spark of Life" Master Practitioner. Tracey, activities coordinator for the House also gained a certificate of participation for the Spark of Life Master course in 2018. We have a Gardener and maintenance for both homes
Updated: 28 Jan 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
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.
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Community Health Yes
Updated: 1 Aug 2019
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 28 Jan 2020
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 One Room with ensuite
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes A selection of hen's at both homes. 3x cat's and budgies each home. Orphan lamb's during the winter. Ponies during show week.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room No Seperate resident's phone, and use of portable phone
Wifi Yes Internet available at one end of the House
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Night stores, 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 Gray
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Private & subsidised. Transport can be arranged. Hours any time from 8am til 9pm. Individual and group activities arranged as per preference.
Outings Yes In small groups or individually.
Residents Committee Yes
Family Committee No However family meetings held. 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 Monthly news letter
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We believe Challenging behavior is 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. Large lawn area with small paddocks.
Smokers Room No Have large porches at all exits for smoking
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking outside only .
Semi-Secure Yes Secure unit
Updated: 28 Jan 2020
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 Manager Sharron are "Spark of Life" Master Practitioner's, and the homes philosophy follows the "Spark of Life" concept, which encourages residents to remain as independent, for as long as possible. 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 now gained "Spark of Life Centre of Excellence" 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.

Meal's on wheel's cooked on the premises Mon, Wed, and Fri and delivered locally to those still living in their homes.
Updated: 28 Jan 2020
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.

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

Member of Alzheimers Society.

RSA visit on occasions.

Local involvement with Probus,church groups and Senior Citizens.

Local art group available.

Weekly exercise group

Fortnightly in house church services with local church groups.

Home cooking; residents are encouraged to help with preparation.

Craft; many and varied.

Old time dancing on occasions.

Regular Sing-a-longs and entertainment.

Exercises; walking (use it of loose it!).

Flower,vegetable garden and potting shed.

Happy Hour on special occasions.

Indoor games; lots of variety.

Library 1.5 km away.

Log fire.

Lots of massage; mainly hands and feet with relaxing music and foot spa.

Spark of Life Club programme

Movies on TV and individuals to Big Screen Theatres

Music; piano mainly and CD's.

Daily newspaper readings and residents can read their own.

Shopping individualised as personal needs dictate.

Developing small farm yard, Mens Shed and larger garden.

Varied range of videos.

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

Two volunteer's visit regular to help with sunshine club,reading and daily walk's.
Updated: 28 Jan 2020
Additional Information
Additional Information
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.
Staffing Qualifications and Details 2x Registered Nurses, (Owner) 40 hours per week and on call 24 hours per day,alternate weekends with Manager . Diane 3x days a week. Manager with over 30yrs experience 40 hrs per week, alternate weekends with RN,Owner. 2x trained Diversional Therapists. Activities 7 days per week. All supportive partners trained or training in Dementia Care and Spark of Life.
What's included in your fees and what's not Fees set at Government subsidy rate for all residents. For further information contact RN/Owner
Updated: 28 Jan 2020
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Interpreter Yes As required
Maori - Te Reo Yes A few words,and willing to learn more
Updated: 28 Jan 2020
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Updated: 28 Jan 2020
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: 28 Jan 2020
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes 3 staff qualified
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes 5 staff qualified
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes 2x qualified Diversional Therapists.
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes 5 staff qualified
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes Contact MOH website or owner
Spark of Life Yes Adriel is now Spark of Life Centre of Excellence. Owner/Registered Nurse and manager are Spark of Life Master Practitioner's, and we incorporate this philosophy in our everyday care and programme.
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 28 Jan 2020

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