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Arvida St Albans

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Care Suite Vacancy
Arvida St Albans
St Albans Retirement Village
41 Caledonian Road
Saint Albans
Christchurch 8014
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Hayley Madden - 03 364 9988
Arvida Group Limited - 0800 278 432
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Ian Chamberlain - 021 489 784
Clinical Manager
Theresa Santiago
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Arvida’s St Albans care community is on a journey to transform the ageing experience, so that you can always live the best version of your life. We’ve turned the traditional model of care on its head with a fundamental shift in how we provide support to residents who need 24/7 assistance. Now care is shaped to the person, rather than making the person fit into care.

The recently-refurbished care centre at St Albans offers long-term rest home and hospital-level care accommodation in fully-furnished care rooms, which are available in a choice of standard or premium. Residents in our care centre are grouped into homely micro-communities called households.

We currently have rooms in our beautiful care centre, please give us a call to find out more and make an appointment to view.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 15 Dec 2022

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 18
Vacancy Yes
Our hospital wing has been recently upgraded and refurbished. All rooms have new ensuites and are newly painted, have new carpet, and the atmosphere is light and airy. The vacant rooms offer a large bay window ideal for displaying your treasures and photographs, or a ranchslider bringing in all day sunshine.
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $25.00/day up to $30.00/day as at 19 Jun 2024
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: 23 Jul 2024

Care Suite Bed and Vacancy Details
Care Suite Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 59
Care Suite Vacancy Yes
Premium room charges do not apply to Care Apartments
Care Suite Impending vacancy No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)

Updated: 23 Jul 2024

From the partner of one of our residents...

"I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all the staff for the wonderful care afforded to Esther in her stay at the village. The courtesy and kindness shown to me was absolutely amazing and more than one could ever ask for.

To take Esther into care was a tremendous relief to me and her family at the time and I cannot thank you enough for that."

Updated: 15 Apr 2020

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes Our Professional, Experienced Registered Nurses are on site 24 hours per day.
Enrolled Nurse Yes We have three Enrolled nurses on staff
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our Friendly and Experienced Caregiving team offer personalised care
Physiotherapist Yes Local company 'On The Go Physio' provide physio care and support to our residents
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our Wellness Co-ordinator offers a full, varied programme Monday to Friday.
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser Sue is available for appointments in our onsite salon every Thursday and Friday.
Podiatrist Yes Riccarton Podiatry visits the village every six weeks
Dietitian Yes All of our food service is overseen by a registered dietitian
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Our village enjoys a close relationship with our neighbours, 'the Little Company of Mary', as well as having relationships with other community support people

Updated: 3 Jan 2020

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We are able to provide End of Life care
Wound Care Yes Our nurses are trained in the latest wound management techniques
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes All of our care staff are well trained in continence management.
Stomal Therapy Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes A physio visits weekly
Infection Control Yes All staff receive regular training in Infection Control
Clinical Management Yes Our Clinical Manager Penny is a registered nurse with many years experience.

Updated: 9 Jun 2020

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 We offer hospital level respite care when rooms are available.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes

Updated: 20 Aug 2018

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage our residents to personalise their room with a small amount of appropriate furniture
Single Rooms Yes Our spacious hospital rooms all have ensuites and large windows
Ensuite Yes All rooms have ensuites
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Pets may be able to reside with you in your new home, we do have a pet policy. We have 2 village cats, Sooty and Smokey. We also have gold fish.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We can consider individual requests. Please feel free to ask.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes There are phone jack points in every room and residents are welcome to arrange a phone connection with their choice of provider
Wifi Yes Our village has Wifi, but we encourage residents, who want fast and reliable internet, to organise their own broadband connection
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Our heating is underfloor and centrally controlled. However, we will happily adjust it to each resident's needs.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We offer several lounges, with one dedicated hospital lounge. There are also a number of landscaped outdoor seating areas.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We are able to offer End of Life care, subject to availability
Outings Yes Our Activities staff arrange regular outings to cafes, events, shopping and sightseeing.
Whānau Room Yes We have a dedicated hospital lounge where family can spend time with our residents
Residents Committee Yes Residents' meetings are held every two months.
Newsletter Yes Our village newsletter is published bi monthly. It is distributed to all residents and emailed to family and friends.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Our staff are trained in the management of Challenging Behaviour.
Confused Residents No Our village is an open facility

Updated: 27 Dec 2019

Special Features
Special Features
As a central Christchurch care community, St Albans is handy to shops, parks, galleries, museums, gardens and historic places. The restaurants and cafés of Oxford Terrace are just minutes away, and the community runs regular van outings for shopping, special events and scenic drives.

Updated: 15 Dec 2022

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Our Wellness Co-ordinator Lee co-ordinates a varied monthly calendar of activities e.g. art & crafts, board games, Church service, cooking & baking, dancing, entertainment, exercises, flower arranging, games, gardening, happy hour, housie, theme events, piano, quizzes, reading, guest speakers, shopping, sing-a-longs, Sky TV, men's group, indoor games e.g. bowls & golf, jigsaw puzzles, library, movies in house and out, music, newspaper readings, further outings e.g. lunches, afternoon teas, exhibitions, preschool, casino, & picnics.

Updated: 21 Aug 2018

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Burmese Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Nepali Yes
Rumanian Yes
Tagalog Yes

Updated: 21 Aug 2018

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes

Updated: 21 Sep 2020

Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.50 Km An excellent bus route is located close to the village.
Shops 0.10 Km Local dairy is within 100mt. The Edgeware shops are ten minutes walk away.
Mall 1.70 Km Merivale Mall, City Mall and Northlands Mall are local malls
Parks 1.00 Km Local parks are Hagley Park and Abberley Park which both are a short drive away.
Library 0.50 Km We have a library available for all residents use. We also offer an in-house library exchange (books supplied by Ch-Ch City Libraries). The Peterborough Library is less than a kilometre away.

Updated: 9 Jun 2020

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) Yes 9 June 2022
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes We are a member of this organisation
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)

Updated: 21 Sep 2020

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