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Arvida Ilam

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Arvida Ilam
28 Ilam Road
Upper Riccarton
Christchurch 8041
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Maria Dawson - (03) 341 1913
Arvida Group - 0800 278 432
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Michelle Martlew - 021 392 446
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WELCOME TO ILAM Retirement and Care Arvida
Our aim is to provide the best possible living experience for people in their later years. We have taken the utmost care to create an environment that fulfills the needs of individuals, whether they are seeking an independent lifestyle, or requiring more support.

Designed by respected architect Paul Foley, Ilam Retirement and Care Arvidav offers premium apartments and studios in a warm and welcoming environment. All units are private and self-contained, yet fully serviced by our trained staff to provide peace of mind and the ultimate in comfort and security. There is also a village arcade and a variety of lounges, dining areas and outdoor gardens where residents can socialise and enjoy fresh air and change of scenery.

Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 31 Oct 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 34
Vacancy Yes
Refurbished rooms with ensuites. Beautiful gardens. Warm and friendly environment.
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $40.00/day up to $40.00/day as at 28 May 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire
Updated: 28 May 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We Registered nurses in each area. Afternoon, Nights and Weekend there are two Registered nurses on each shift.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes All of Care staff are require to complete Training
Physiotherapist Yes Weekly
Occupational Therapist Yes As required
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Activities Officer
Hairdresser Yes Beautifully appointed salon
Podiatrist Yes As required
Dietitian Yes Reviews menus regularly
Kaumatua Yes As required
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Weekly Interdenominational Church Services
Other Personnel Yes Quality Manager: Training coordinator:
Updated: 31 Oct 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Clinical Management Yes Keri Kime
Other Specialties Yes Clinical Educator - Keri Kime Training Coordnator, Career Force Educator - Sandy Shipley
Updated: 31 Oct 2016
Feature Status Details
Single Rooms Yes 34 rooms
Ensuite Yes In all rooms
Alcohol Permitted Yes But not in rooms
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Outings Yes
Whānau Room Yes
Residents Committee No Resident & Family Meetings
Family Committee No Resident & Family Meetings
Newsletter Yes By Monthly resident News letter
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Updated: 31 Oct 2016
Special Features
Special Features
We take security very seriously. The village is constantly under security surveillance, with access controlled by electronic gates. Security staff are on site every day of the year, and each unit has a nurse call button for immediated assistance, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Ilam Retirement and Care Arvida has been designed to allow maxium enjoyment of the outdoors. A variety of sunny, yet sheltered outdoor areas add to the feeling of a social village environment.

We are conveniently located in a pleasant residential area

We are close to Westfield (Riccarton) Mall and the Bush Inn Centre Mall

There are churches nearby

There is a bus route at the gate, including the Orbiter for easy travel to the city and suburbs.
Updated: 31 Oct 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We arrange a wide variety of activities for our residents. These can be in house or part of a planned outing by the home or one of its support groups.

Activity programme includes

Art, BBQ, Big print books, Board games, Bowls, Bridge, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, , Entertainment, Exercises, Flower arranging, , Gardening, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Library, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Parties, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Probus, Reading, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Sky TV, Videos, Views
Updated: 31 Oct 2016
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Details about meals We have a qualified chef who provides wonderful meals that are interesting, attractive and good for you. We work on a five week menu that changes daily. Our meals are most memorable!
Updated: 31 Oct 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Chinese Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter Yes As required
Japanese Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Tongan Yes
Updated: 31 Oct 2016

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