Jump to Content

Search our directory

Adriel House & Rest Home

Send me an
Information Pack
At a glance
Adriel House & Rest Home
Dementia Care (Secure)
36 Osborne Rd
(03) 314 8326 Ext 1
(03) 314 8396
View Email Address
Visit Website
Sharron Cox - (03) 3148326 Ext 1
Mischeal McCormick - (03) 3148326 Ext 4
Tap to view all photos 1/2
Add your own review for this service

This service provider has not received any reviews yet.

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
Updated: 16 Mar 2018
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 39
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
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 25 May 2018
Relatives and show through's tell us Adriel "feel's just like Home"
Some families have noticed an improvement in communication and involvement with activities around the home.

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.

Adriel resident's enjoy fresh laid egg's from our selection of chicken's at both homes and often comment at the nice colour of the yolk's when they have egg's for breakfast.
Updated: 16 Mar 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40plus Yes We have Two registered nurses. The Owner Mischeal works full time alongside with Judith both overseeing the two homes and alternating on call at the weekends.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We call caregivers - support 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 Senior's with First Aid.
Physiotherapist Negotiable Amberley Physio is available to residents when required.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Own Social Worker Negotiable
Diversional Therapist 18 Yes Mischeal is a qualified Diversional Therapist and a Spark of Life Master Practitioner. Anna Clapham is also a qualified Diversional Therapist and over sees the Activities Therapy programme.
Activities Co-ordinator 67 Yes Anna, Laura, Tam and Caroline make up our activities team to ensure our 7 day a week activity program is full of energy, variety and fun, with emphasis on day to day activities around the home. Laura and Tam recently qualified as Diversional Therapists.
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 40plus Yes Sharron our Manager has over 30yrs experience in caring for the elderly and a Spark of Life Master Practitioner. We have a Gardener and maintenance for both homes
Updated: 16 Mar 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
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.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Specialised Dementia Care Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Community Health Yes
Updated: 16 Mar 2018
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: 16 Mar 2018
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes Private & subsidised. Transport can be arranged. Hours any time from 8am til 9pm. Individual and group activities arranged as per preference. Dedicated Mens Club weekly every wednesday.
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes Snoozelene room
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes One Room
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage residents to bring there own furniture,pictures and nic nacs to help make there room there own.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes A selection of hen's at both homes. 2x cat's, 1 in each home 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.
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 behaviour is an unmet need. Therefore we spend time getting to know people and help to fill that need with activities, love, socialisation, pets, providing space or one on one time.
Confused Residents Yes Specialised secure Dementia Unit.
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.
Outings Yes In small groups or individually.
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
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes On MOH website, or ask Owner Mischeal.
Updated: 16 Mar 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Adriel is a family owned and operated business that consists of two small bed homes in a rural setting surrounded by large lawns and garden with outdoor seating areas, potting shed, vegetable garden, animals and orchard. The owner/Registered Nurse and Manager 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. 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: 16 Mar 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activites for children including pets, garden, snoozelene room and toys.

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.

Dedicated Mens club programme on Wednesdays.

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: 16 Mar 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals Home cooked hot meal at lunch time with dessert. 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 Details 2x Registered Nurses 40 hours per week and on call 24 hours per day. Manager with over 30yrs experience 40 hrs per week. 4x trained Diversional Therapists. Activities 7 days per week. All support partners trained or training in Dementia Care.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Fees set at Government subsidy rate for all residents. For further information contact RN/Owner
Updated: 16 Mar 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Interpreter Yes As required
Maori - Te Reo Yes A few words,and willing to learn more
Updated: 16 Mar 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Updated: 16 Mar 2018
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: 16 Mar 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
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 4x qualified Registered 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 Owner/Registered Nurse and Manager are Spark of Life Master Practitioner's, and we incorporate this philosophy in our everyday care and programmes.
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 16 Mar 2018