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Merivale Retirement Village

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Merivale Retirement Village
27 Somme Street
Christchurch 8014
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Harry Kaur - 02731828319
Jenny Stokes - 021993943
Leah Moore - 021 971 487
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To provide the people of Canterbury with a care facility offering the highest standard of care while making every endeavour to ensure the residents of the village maintain their independence and dignity. To respect their privacy, identity and their individual needs. To fulfill their physical, spiritual, cultural and emotional needs. To provide a secure, caring and happy environment.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 18 Jan 2021
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 28
Vacancy Yes
LIMITED 'no premium charges' beds available NOW! When only the best is good enough! Amazing care delivered by a team of dedicated professionals.
Impending vacancy Yes
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $45.00/day up to $70.00/day as at 10 Mar 2022
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: 11 Aug 2022
"I have lived at Merivale Retirement Village for nearly 3 years now. The staff and management treat us all with great respect. I am so happy to be in such a gorgeous environment and love to walk in the gardens every day. The care is superb and the staff look after us all so well. Thank you so much"
Updated: 18 Jan 2021
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes 24 hour Registered Nurse Care
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Regular physiotherapy available
Occupational Therapist Yes Access to Occupational Therapist
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Mondays and Fridays every week.
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes Access to Dietitian
Kaumatua Yes Access to Kaumatua
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Access to Catholic and Anglican Services
Updated: 18 Jan 2021
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes Ready access to community specialists plus experience within our own staff
Diabetic Care Yes Ready access to the Resources at the Diabetics Centre
Continence Advice Yes Ready access to Nurse Maude service
Stomal Therapy Yes Experienced RN's & access to Community Specialists
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Our on site physio works with our clients to regain their mobility. We connect our clients with services available in the community and Burwood Hospital.
ACC Rehabilitation Yes
Infection Control Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes Ready access to Community Psych specialists
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes Access to Nurse Maude & Burwood Speciality teams
Updated: 18 Jan 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
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 18 Jan 2021
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room No The rooms are individually temperature controlled, so can be adjusted to suit.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Outings Yes
Residents Committee No We hold monthly residents meetings in the main lounge.
Newsletter Yes A quarterly relatives newsletter is being introduced at the end of February.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted No An outside designated smoking area is available.
Updated: 18 Jan 2021
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Bridge, cards etc interdenominational church services, electric beds, exercises, extensive gardens around the complex, weekly happy hour, indoor games, library, gas log fire, meal options, music, newspaper reading, quizzes, shopping, SkyTV, videos, outings, BBQ, Chapel.
Updated: 18 Jan 2021
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Hairdressing, Dry cleaning, Podiatry (unless prescribed), Non-essential medications, Subscriptions, Manicurist are not included. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions.
Staffing qualifications and details 24 hour Nursing Care
Details about meals Main meal - evening - SET MENU - 4 weekly cycle
Updated: 18 Jan 2021
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Cantonese Yes
Chinese dialect No Hokkien
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
French Yes
Hindi Yes
Indonesian Yes
Japanese Yes
Samoan Yes
Spanish Yes
Thai Yes
Updated: 18 Jan 2021
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes Regular service held
Christian Yes Fortnightly Catholic prayer meeting
Inter denominational Yes
Updated: 18 Jan 2021
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.50 Km Somme St entrance to the village
Shops 0.50 Km Merivale shopping centre
Mall 0.50 Km Merivale
Parks 0.45 Km Rugby Park
Library 0.50 Km Fendalton/Papanui
Updated: 18 Jan 2021
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 18 Jan 2021

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