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Nazareth Care
Nazareth House
220 Brougham Street
Christchurch 8023
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Nazareth House
220 Brougham Street
Christchurch 8023
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Susan Mathew
Nazareth Care
Facility Manager
s.mathew@nazarethcare.com - 03 374 1900
Retirement Village Contact
Village.christchurch@nazarethcare.com - 027 645 0190
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“Everything we do comes from the heart of who we are. It is not just about providing a service, it’s offering a bit more and enhancing the well-being of the residents in care".

Welcome to Nazareth Care - a state-of-the art co-located retirement village and rest home, located on beautiful grounds on Brougham St, Sydenham. Our home emanates peace and calm, and we aim to enable residents to live a meaningful life with us at Nazareth Care Christchurch.

Our clinical, allied health and pastoral team develop an individual care plan for each resident, which includes clinical, social, emotional, activity and spiritual needs. Mass is available in the Chapel and regular services are conducted for other denominations. Participation in religious services is optional – we welcome everyone and do not impose any religious belief.

Types of Care:
Palliative Care
Hospital level Care
Rest Home Level Care
End of Life Care
Respite Care
Pastoral & Spiritual Care

Home Features:
Recently renovated
80 private rooms - each with ensuite
24-hour clinical care
Couples Accommodation
Our Sisters live on-site to provide pastoral and spiritual care
Access to allied health services such as podiatry & physiotherapy
Chapel on-site
On-site cinema
Hairdressing salon
On-site café & shop
BBQ area
Spacious & Landscaped Gardens
Visitor Parking

Our expansive grounds and array of common indoor areas provide many places for our residents to spend time with visiting loved ones or newly made friends. We have a dynamic and engaging lifestyle program, with an excellent choice of in-house activities, regular bus outings to local places of interest, themed days and guest entertainers.

Our activities include:
Men’s shed
Pet therapy
Happy hour
Whiteboard quiz
Exercise physiology classes
Politics & current affairs discussion group

Each floor has its own dining room where residents are encouraged to enjoy the dining and food experience. Both dining rooms have a large verandah overlooking the beautiful gardens where residents can enjoy outdoor dining. You can choose to enjoy your meals, in the privacy of your own room. Resident requests are always welcome. Catering includes special dietary requirements.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 30 Oct 2020
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 35
Vacancy Yes
1 standard room and 4 rooms with garden / park view and/or view of the Port Hills
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 No
Updated: 29 May 2024
"Great facilities. Cafe, Movie theatre, Hairdressing salon, Gift shop. Caring staff and good activities for the residents. Set in an ideal location in the heart of Christchurch" Google Review 2019
Updated: 8 Oct 2020
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have a full complement of registered nurses who oversee the care of the residents. Registered nurses are available 24/7, and is supported by our Unit Managers.
Nurse Practitioner No We utilize all the help that we can get from the DHB Gerontology nurses
Enrolled Nurse Yes We have 1 skilled Enrolled nurse on staff and works under supervision of a Registered Nurse
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our team of dedicated care staff provides care to our residents in a dignified and respectful manner. Daily cares are guided by an individualised care plan.
Physiotherapist Yes Our Physio is located on site and available three days a week. She oversees a strength and mobility programme for the residents and is an integral part of the wellbeing and lifestyle team.
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes A Diversional Therapist is overseeing the very meaningful activities programme. She is supported by one lifestyle and wellbeing coordinator.
Hairdresser Yes A hairdresser is situated on site by appointment
Podiatrist No A podiatrist visits every six weeks
Dietitian Yes A dietician is available on referral from the GP or RN
Accredited Visitors No We have a strong volunteer interest and all new volunteers are welcome
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Nazareth Care is the operating arm of the Sisters of Nazareth. Six Sisters of Nazareth provide additional support. Sister Antonia Ielome is our Sister Superior and Mission Director and pastoral care is supported by the Sisters of Nazareth
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 26 Jul 2022
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes Oxygen is managed and administered as prescribed by the overseeing GP
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes We have a close professional relationship with Nurse Maude
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Sisters of Nazareth assist with pastoral support and bereavement support
Wound Care Yes Referral for external advice from the DHB are sought with complex wounds
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes There is a dedicated continence advisor ( RN) available to support each individual needs
Stomal Therapy Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
ACC Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control Yes There is a dedicated Infection Control advisor. We collate data for statistical purposes and to improve the quality of care.
Clinical Management Yes Our Unit Managers are supported by our General Manager
Updated: 28 Sep 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 support Rest home and Hospital level respite care. Prospective residents can choose whether to accept or decline an offer of Premium Rooms
Subsidised Yes Prospective residents can choose whether to accept or decline an offer of Premium Rooms
Private Paying Yes Prospective residents can choose whether to accept or decline an offer of Premium Rooms
Booking can be made in advance Yes We do not support emergency respite and take bookings in advance subject to available vacant bed
Updated: 30 Oct 2020
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage to make your room personal
Ensuite Yes Our rooms include an en-suite shower and toilet. Average room size 25m2
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have a scheduled Happy Hour once a month. Social alcohol use is permitted within the realm of medication management and clinical oversight
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Each room has a dedicated phone line. Telephone charges are fixed at $12.50 plus GST per week
Wifi Yes Each room has wifI access. The cost of wifi is seperate
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Our building is managed by an electronic Building Management System. Each room also has a separate heating source
Lounges/seating areas Yes 4 Big Lounge areas each with TV and Sky 4 Separate kitchenettes 4 Smaller Lounges
Cafe Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Outings Yes At least 2 van outings per month
Whānau Room Yes
Newsletter Yes Monthly newsletter
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Updated: 28 Sep 2021
Special Features
Special Features
Our rooms are spacious with built-in features, plenty of wardrobe space. Each room has an en-suite toilet and shower facilities to keep you independent for as long as possible.
Each room has a TV, telephone and Wi-Fi connection
Updated: 26 Jul 2022
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
The activities calendar is displayed in each residents room .The house have plenty of open spaces for group activities and socialisation. Activities are meaningful and also individualised to support each residents needs.
External entertainers are welcomed in our facility. We have our own big screen movie theatre and Chapel. Our programme include Craft, Entertainers, Exercises, Happy Hour, Indoor Games, Massage, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Pastoral care, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Sky TV, Videos
Updated: 8 Oct 2020
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Meal vouchers are available for family members and friends on request. This is available from our reception area and booking needs to be in advanced depending on seating available
Staffing qualifications and details Skilled dining room attendants assist with serving and presenting meals. Our dining room has the ambience of a restaurant like service
Details about meals Our catering and hospitality service is managed by a qualified chef
Updated: 8 Oct 2020
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter Yes We will source a interpreter services when requested
Updated: 23 Aug 2021
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes We have monthly Anglican services available
(Other comments) Yes The Sisters of Nazareth is a Catholic Congregation. People of all faiths and denominations are welcome to be part of the Nazareth Community of Care.
Updated: 27 Dec 2019
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.30 Km Public Transport is available near by
Shops 0.50 Km The Colombo stands as one of Canterbury’s elite retail and entertainment establishments. It builds on the region’s iconic and organic character with a distinctive, European-inspired niche that indulges in world class trends.
Mall 0.50 Km
Parks 0.30 Km Sydenham park and Bowling Club
Library 0.20 Km Christchurch Central
Updated: 8 Oct 2020
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 8 Oct 2020

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