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St Allisa
Dementia Care (Secure)
46 Main South Road
Upper Riccarton
North West
(03) 343 3388
(03) 343 1533
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Jason Edkins - 03 343 3388
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Welcome to St Allisa, an Arvida care and wellbeing community.

St Allisa is nestled amongst beautiful tree-lined grounds and an 'Old English Garden', with gorgeous roses and hedging. We offer a warm, comfortable and homely environment and we respect each resident's individuality and privacy.

St Allisa features a strong New Zealand theme throughout, from our grounds, which are planted in native plants to our paintings and artwork of local New Zealand scenes.

Our 20 bed Dementia Unit is a very special home. We understand the difficulties that dementia can bring to residents and their families and we have wonderful skilled staff with genuine empathy for these very special residents. Why not come and see for yourself and have a chat with other family members.

All of our staff have had special training in dementia care and have attended the 'Walking in Another's Shoes' course. We're also here to help as well as support the extended family with visiting arrangements. Our focus is to help your loved ones feel welcome, comfortable and at home while providing the best possible care for them.

We have a Diversional therapist on duty every day of the week providing specific activities plan that is always on the go for our residents.

Our Dementia Care Unit is very family orientated. Family and friends are always welcome and are free to join in with the daily activities of the unit. There is also a van outing each week, which is very popular.

Inside the dementia unit we have a comfortable living, dining and family area and alsoa quiet room. Outside we provide a secure area surrounded by trees and raised vegie and flower gardens. We also have a garden shed and clothes line.

If you're looking for a Dementia Care Unit that feels right for your loved one, why not give us a call and pop in and have a chat with us.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 13 Dec 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 20
Vacancy Soon
single rooms with ensuite
Impending vacancy Yes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 21 Jun 2018
"Thank you. Words cannot express how grateful the family and I are for your support and care of our lovely Dad.. I will miss our chats."

"Just like to say a very big thank you to you all for the love and care you gave to my Mum and the support you gave to me in her final days. It meant so much."

“To the kind ladies in the dementia unit. Thank you so much for your care of Dad over the time he was with you and for your support to us all, we couldn’t have done it without you. "
Updated: 4 May 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes We have a RN on duty at all times. 3 in the morning, 2 in the evening & 1 @ night. We also have a Clinical Nurse Manager who works full time. St Allisa is managed by Kiwi registered nurse Jason.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes A Team of friendly caregivers look after our residents like they are family. All of our caregivers have the National Certificate in Support of the Older Person, or are studying for it. All of our staff have attended 'Walking in Another's Shoes' course.
Physiotherapist Yes A physiotherapist is on site once a week and also available on-call. A physiotherapist assistant is available and works closely with the physiotherapist.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Please enquire
Diversional Therapist 49 Yes We have a Diversional Therapist on duty every day of the week providing a specific activities plan that is always on the go for our residents.
Hairdresser Yes There is a hair salon on site and the hairdresser visits once a week.
Podiatrist Yes A podiatrist calls every six weeks. The staff are not allowed to cut toenails.
Dietitian Negotiable Please enquire. We have access to Dietitian to advise and Menu review
Kaumatua Negotiable Please enquire
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable Please enquire
Other Personnel Negotiable Doctor,Beautician, cleaners, receptionist, cook, kitchen hand, laundry person, handyman and a gardener. Hearing Aid Association and Ear Health when required. Please enquire
Updated: 4 May 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care Contract No End of Life Care Contract
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes With over view from Nurse Maude Hospice
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management No Please enquire
IV Antibiotic Capability No Please enquire
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes Please enquire
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes Please enquire
Continence Advisor Yes Please enquire
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist No Please enquire
Psychiatric Care Yes Please enquire
Stroke Rehabilitation No Please enquire
Tracheotomy Care No Please enquire
Specialised Dementia Care Yes Secure Unit. Entry/exit accessed by a keypad.
Gerontological Care Yes Please enquire
Urology Yes Please enquire
Community Health Yes
Clinical Manager Yes Monday to Friday
Other Nursing Specialities Yes Please enquire
Psychologist Yes Please enquire
Psychiatrist Yes Please enquire
Other Post Graduate Specialities No Please enquire
Updated: 4 May 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 if possible
Updated: 28 Oct 2016
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Contract with HFA
Day Care Yes Respite and Carer Support and Private
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes Pegasus Contract
Palliative Care Contract No End Of Life Care Contract
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Overview from Nurse Maude Hospice. RNs are syringe driver competent. Completed 'Fundamentals of Palliative Care' modules.
Whanau Room Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes Please enquire. All rooms are equipped with a call bell. All electrical equipment must be tested by a registered inspection service at your own cost.
Ensuite Yes Every Room
May Bring Own Furniture Yes You are most welcome. Make your room your own providing it does not compromise your safety and any other resident/visitor or the staff.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Happy hours
Pets In Residence Yes Bird, Cat named Ninja :)
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Please enquire
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Please enquire
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes Please enquire
Residents Committee Yes Please enquire. Resident meetings and Wellness meetings are held monthly. The Health & Disability Commission has an Advocacy Service that may be accessed by any resident or their family.
Newsletter Yes Monthly
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes Every resident has a care plan that is updated as required for appropriate and safe interventions.
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes Our Dementia Care unit is a very family orientated. Family and friends are always welcome and are free to join in with the daily activities of the unit. There is also a van outing each week, which is very popular.
Rural Setting No Spacious grounds with trees and gardens
Smoking Permitted Yes Gazebo outside
Semi-Secure Yes Secure Unit. Entry/Exit accessed by a keypad.
Sprinklers Yes The facility is fully equipped with automatic sprinklers and smoke detection systems. In addition all staff are regularly trained in Fire Safety and Emergency evacuation techniques. The building has a current Building Warrant of Fitness.
Audit report available Yes https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/certified-providers/aged-care/st-allisa-lifecare
Updated: 4 May 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Nothing but the best is acceptable for each and every resident. Transport available to appointments if this is difficult for family to arrange.
Please feel free to come and visit us - preferably organise a time with the manager and have a coffee, a good talk and look around, you will immediately feel the warmth and friendliness surround you. Visiting residents is whenever it suits you. We are a vibrant happy place to be.
Updated: 28 Oct 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Personalised lifestyle plans are put together with the resident and family involved. Activity programs may include the following: Newspaper reading,bowls, floor darts, van outing, housie, exercises, parachute, gardening, walking groups, shopping, quiz, knitting group, reminiscing, happy hour, balloon exercises, drives, golf game, church service, mobile trolley, piano, massages, movies,library, word find, board games, one/one, fishing game, painting, relaxing, BBQ, concerts, music, church service, baking, entertainment, sing-a-longs, picnic, Sky TV, arts and crafts.
Local school input and interactions.
Updated: 28 Oct 2016
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals Breakfast in bed or in the dining room. Choice of mains midday. Soup, savoury dish and sandwiches and fruit for tea. Morning, afternoon teas and supper, served or available in own rooms with tea making facilities provided.
Staffing Details Registered on duty 24 hours per day. Full time Diversional Therapists Trained Care Givers. Separate Laundry, cleaning and kitchen staff.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please enquire.
Updated: 28 Oct 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Chinese dialect Yes
Egyptian Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
French Yes
Interpreter Yes Please enquire.
Samoan Yes
Spanish Yes
Tagalog Yes
Other Information No Please enquire.
Updated: 28 Oct 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Weekly communion
(Other comments) No Please enquire. Interdenominational services held
Updated: 28 Oct 2016
Public Transport 0.01 km
Shops 0.50 km
Mall 0.50 km
Parks 0.50 km
Library   Library across the road
Updated: 19 Aug 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes Staff in training
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes Online
Spark of Life Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 28 Oct 2016