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Homesteadcare Ilam - Homestead

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Homesteadcare Ilam
7 Ilam Road
Upper Riccarton
Christchurch 8041
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Hamish Rose - 03 982 0677
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Lea Rountree - 03 982 0677
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Homesteadcare Ilam is a family-owned 39 bed home dedicated to providing individualised quality care to each resident. Be it day-care, respite or permanent residency, our vision is to provide “personalised care for the whole person,” in a peaceful homelike environment.

Homesteadcare Ilam is a warm and inviting place to call home. We provide a full continuum of care through our resthome and hospital facilities. Every room has a view out to lovely garden areas. Residents can enjoy walking around the gardens or sitting outside in the various sheltered patio or lawn areas.

Many of our skilled staff members have worked at Homesteadcare Ilam for many years which reflects the satisfaction they get out of supporting our residents. We get to know our residents well and place great emphasis on listening to each other, choice, dignity, and respect.

Our dedicated and nurturing team of nurses and care staff are managed by Hamish and Amanda Rose who understand that the gift of time and making the smallest things right can brighten any day.

We would love to talk with you about our facilities and service and what makes us special. Please call Hamish or Amanda Rose on (03) 982 0677 or 021 358 490. We will provide information to help make the best decision for your loved one.

Come visit us today, we know you will want to stay.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 9 Mar 2016

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 22
Vacancy Soon
We offer a smaller family owned home which places a strong emphasis on individualised care. All of our rooms are fully or partially ensuited with lovely garden views. We are handily located around the corner from the Bush Inn Shopping centre and have bus stop services directly outside our gate. In addition we offer hospital level care allowing you to remain at Homesteadcare Ilam should your requirements change.
Impending vacancy Yes
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges No
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: 15 Jul 2024

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have Registered Nurses on site 24 hours per day. Our nurses are very experienced in all levels of care.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our Caregivers are highly experienced and have obtained or are working towards achieving NZQA qualifications. We are fortunate that a number of them have been with us for many years which is a testament to themselves and the enjoyment they get working with and caring for our Residents.
Physiotherapist Yes Our physiotherapist visits weekly.
Occupational Therapist Yes As required.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable As required.
Diversional Therapist Yes Our award winning Diversional Therapist runs our diverse activities program. She is also a Career Force assessor, Spark of Life Facilitator and Silver Rainbow trained.
Activities Co-ordinator Negotiable We have a range of visiting performers, therapists, and entertainers.
Hairdresser Yes Visits weekly.
Podiatrist Yes Visits every 6 weeks.
Dietitian Yes Our seasonal menus are approved by a qualified dietitian.
Accredited Visitors Yes This can be arranged on an individual basis.
Kaumatua Yes We seek advice from Kaumatua especially regarding whakapapa, tikanga and whanau support.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have weekly inter-denominational services as well as regular visits from local churches.
Other Personnel Yes Our visiting GP attends weekly and is on-call when required.

Updated: 25 Apr 2021

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We have Registered Nurses on duty 24 hours per day who can provide this level of care.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes We will provide referrals where required to other services or specialists.
Bariatric (Care of the very overweight) Yes We have large rooms with ensuite facilities that can provide the necessary care.
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes Individual palliative care funding may be available. Palliative care is provided with support from our GP and Nurse Maude.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We provide care to suit residents with a range of products and support from our GP, Nurse Maude and other specialists where required. We pride ourselves in ensuring dignity and respect to end of life care
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes Available via our visiting GP.
Dialysis Yes We will discuss specific requirements as needed.
Wound Care Yes We work with GP's and specialist wound management nurses as required.
Diabetic Care Yes We are able to provide care for all levels of diabetes and our menu provides for a range of options for those who need a special diet.
Continence Advice Yes We manage residents needs and provide a range of continence products.
Stomal Therapy Yes We manage residents needs and provide a range of products. Visits by a community nurse specialist can be arranged on request.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes We provide support for residents who have had a stroke. This may include support from GP's and physiotherapist as required.
ACC Rehabilitation Yes We will discuss specific requirements as needed.
Tracheotomy Care Yes We will discuss specific requirements as needed.
Spinal Injuries Care Yes We provide support for residents who have specific requirements and work in conjunction with Burwood Hospital specialist input.
Infection Control Yes We meet all infection control standards and have a dedicated Infection Control staff member.
Surgical Followup Yes We are able to provide care for residents following surgery.
Psychiatric Care Yes We will discuss specific requirements as needed.
Community Health Yes We work with community health professionals as required.
Clinical Management Yes Our Clinical Nurse Manager has extensive experience and has been the leading member of our clinical and care team for many years.
Other Specialties Yes We have a Quality Co-ordinator and access to other specialist health professionals as required.

Updated: 25 Apr 2021

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 welcome residents who wish to stay for a short time to give loved ones or caregivers a break or because they need a period of extra care to recuperate before they return home.
Carer Support Yes Carer support can also be used to fund day care.
Other Short Stay Programme Yes We offer day care.
High Care Needs Yes We offer hospital level care.
Subsidised Yes Subsidy may be available.
Private Paying Yes We welcome residents who are self funded or have insurance cover.
Booking can be made in advance Yes We would love to hear from you.

Updated: 25 Apr 2021

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes All rooms are furnished however we understand the importance of personalising your room and making it feel like home; we welcome you bringing your own furniture.
Single Rooms Yes These are fully and partially ensuited and have garden views.
Shared Rooms Yes 1 large room which can be shared as required and offers a full shower and toilet ensuite.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have 1 large room which can be shared as required and offers a full shower and toilet ensuite.
Ensuite Yes All rooms have a full or partial ensuite.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have our home pets: cockatiels, rabbits and pet therapy input.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes All rooms are wired so Residents can have their own phone connected if they wish. The home has a designated Resident's line and there is a cordless phone to enable Residents to make or receive calls in the privacy of their room if they wish.
Wifi Yes We have a dedicated free Residents WiFi network.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Each room has the ability to control the heating.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Yes, a number of our residents are under 65yrs and enjoy the location as it is situated near Bush Inn and Riccarton malls as well as the Ilam Gardens and fields.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have separate lounge areas equipped with comfortable seating, television with SkyTv and Freeview Tv, DVD players and stereo systems. Several outside terrace areas are provided including a safe internal courtyard that can be utilised in the evenings. We also have a dedicated dining room.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes We welcome everyone to our home. A no discrimination policy is in place to provide a friendly and caring environment for residents.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes You may qualify for Primary Options for Acute Care Funding. Ask your GP for details.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes It is our privilege to care for people nearing the end of their life. We work closely with GP's and Nurse Maude to provide this care.
Palliative Care Contract Yes You may qualify for individual funding. Ask your GP or hospital for details.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes It is possible for people to join us during the day and return home at night.
Outings Yes As part of our activities program we have regular trips. We have our own bus which has a wheelchair hoist enabling all our residents to go on outings.
Whānau Room Yes We have areas where residents and their families can spend quiet time together.
Māori Kaupapa Yes We welcome and respect all cultures.
Residents Committee Yes We have a Resident Group which holds regular meetings.
Family Committee Yes Family members are welcome to join the Residents meetings. We also conduct Care Plan reviews every 6 months and family are contacted with any changes as required.
Newsletter Yes We produce a monthly resident and family newsletter. We also have updates on our Facebook page.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Our staff are trained to recognise and manage a range of behaviours.
Confused Residents Yes Our staff are trained to recognise and manage a range of behaviours which may include residents who become confused.
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking is permitted in the designated area outside.
Semi-Secure Yes

Updated: 25 Apr 2021

Special Features
Special Features
Homesteadcare Ilam is a privately owned resthome and hospital with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere focused on providing a home, not a facility for our Residents.

We have dual purpose beds which enables rest home or hospital level of care - if a rest home Resident's level of care changes to hospital care, they have peace of mind knowing there is no need to move. Our home is fitted with accessibility ramps and safety grab rails, call bells, and smoke detectors with water sprinklers.

Our home is surrounded by large garden areas with a number of terraces and courtyard.

We are just 1km from the beautiful grounds of the Homestead at the University of Canterbury with their wonderful rhododendron display and many lovely walks are available close by.

Updated: 25 Apr 2021

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Homesteadcare Ilam provides an extensive range of activities and visiting performers designed to keep our residents stimulated. Our Diversional Therapist works to deliver programmes for each individual to promote independence as well as group activities to promote and allow for socialising and engagement.

Our home has a library allowing residents to pursue their own interests. We also have a regular schedule of performers and entertainers visiting.

A sample of activities offered include:
Indoor Bowls, Indoor Games, Exercise Programs, Board Games, Housie, Bingo, Newspaper Reading, Crosswords, Cooking Groups, Gardening Groups, Art & Crafts, Music and Happy Hour.

Regular outings in our wheelchair bus allows for sightseeing or shopping trips.

There is also regular involvement from the community.

Updated: 25 Apr 2021

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please refer to our Welcome Booklet.
Staffing qualifications and details Homesteadcare Ilam meets all recommended staffing levels for residential care. Because of our smaller size all of our Caregivers get to know each resident very well. Our Caregivers are well trained and either possess or are working towards their NZQA qualification. We also provide monthly in-service education that is enthusiastically attended by our staff.
Details about meals All of our meals are cooked in our own kitchen and our seasonal menu is assessed regularly by a qualified dietitian. We cater for all types of diets as well as allergies. We take into account individual likes and dislikes and always offer an alternative meal when necessary.

Updated: 25 Apr 2021

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Roman Catholic Yes

Updated: 25 Apr 2021

Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km The Bus Stop is directly outside our gate.
Shops 0.50 Km The Bush Inn Shopping Centre is located around the corner.
Mall 0.90 Km Westfield Riccarton Mall is located a short distance away.
Parks 1.00 Km Ilam Fields and Ilam Homestead and gardens are located just along Ilam Road.
Library 0.50 Km Upper Riccarton Community Library

Updated: 25 Apr 2021

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes Member of NZACA.
Silver Rainbow Seal Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Silver Rainbow Seal

Updated: 25 Apr 2021

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