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91 Harewood Road
Christchurch 8053
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Cath Swain - 033751055
Christchurch Methodist Mission - 033751055
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Our overall mission is to promote social justice through partnerships that strengthen families and build fair and safe communities.

Our facility has a focus on dignity, independence and opportunities for older people in a range of affordable and secure accommodation.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 25 Nov 2014
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 89
Vacancy Yes
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Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Yes from $25.00/day up to $25.00/day as at 15 Nov 2020
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Yes
Updated: 24 Jun 2022
Following a recent survey in December here are some comments from our residents/families:
"the care staff are wonderful, they treat mum with the utmost care and love...."
..."anxiety and concern is immediately expelled by the professional approach......"
"the level of care is excellent, we could not wish for better care"
Updated: 6 Mar 2015
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have two experienced Clinical Nurse Managers who work full time Monday to Friday on each floor. We always have registered nurses on site 24/7. All our registered nurses have substantial experience in caring for the elderly and palliative care.
Enrolled Nurse Yes We have three very skilled enrolled nurses, two full time and one part time.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our staff are friendly and always there to help out, many have been here for over 15 years - a testimony of a stable workforce
Physiotherapist Yes We have a contracted physio that comes in two days a week as well as two physio aides who work full-time under her direction.
Social Worker (on site) Yes We have access to a large number of qualified social workers through our Christchurch Methodist Misson community services team.
Diversional Therapist Yes We have two qualified Diversonal Therapists and one Activity Coordinator. We have musicians, hand crafts, housie, ten pin bowling and other activities weekly.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes We have a beautiful new hair salon and two hairdressers are available across three days a week.
Podiatrist Yes Regular podiatry visits.
Dietitian Yes We have access to a Community Dietitian as required.
Accredited Visitors Yes Through Age Concern, Foundation for the Blind, Arthritis Society, MS Society and our own group of regular volunteers.
Kaumatua Yes The Methodist Mission have a long standing partnership relationship with Te Whatu-Manawa Maoritanga O Rehua Marae, since its inception as Rehua Hostel in 1952.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have an in-house Chaplain who coordinates a team of ministers and lay people from various denominations. We have services on Wednesdays and Sundays in our chapel. There is a monthly Catholic Mass, weekly communion visits to Catholic residents.
Other Personnel Yes We have a full-time weekday receptionist Katherine and part time weekend receptionist Kimberly who welcomes all. We use Nurse Maude's Palliative team for advice and support. . We also have an Ear Nurse who visits when required.
Updated: 2 Oct 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We have sufficient equipment to offer to residents that need extra support with their respiratory function.
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes We have well qualified registered nurses who look after our Palliative care residents with the support of the Nurse Maude Palliative Team
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We have a special studio unit for all ages who are at end of life needing palliative care with cancer or chronic debilitating illnesses.
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes Through Acute Demand team at Pegasus
Wound Care Yes All RN's are qualified in wound management. We have excellent training from Ebos.
Diabetic Care Yes We have a number of residents with diabetes whom we care for and monitor sucessfully
Continence Advice Yes We have well trained caregivers who are knowledgeable in assessing the resident for the correct continence products.
Stomal Therapy Yes We would access a specialist through Nurse Maude.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Through Stroke services from OPHSS.
Spinal Injuries Care Yes We have the expertise to manage these
Infection Control Yes We have a Registered Nurse who leads the staff in Infection Control management which includes regular training and updating of procedures/information.
Surgical Followup Yes Yes depending on complexity
Psychiatric Care Yes Through the Older Persons Health Specialist Service (OPHSS),Psychiatric Services of the Elderly.
Clinical Management Yes We have two Clinical Unit Coordinators, who are responsible for the clinical oversight of the residents in their respective areas.
Other Specialties Yes We would like to be given the opportunity to manage any person with a specific need. Currently we are caring for residents with a intellectual disability.
Updated: 2 Oct 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 If we have an availability.
Carer Support Yes If we have an availability.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes Please get in touch to see if we are able to assist you
Updated: 25 Nov 2014
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Providing it meets our requirements so we can provide the best possible care for you we are willing to discuss this.
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have 5 studio units for couples where at least one has been assessed for hospital level of care.
Ensuite Yes We will be fully en-suited by May 2015
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have weekly happy hour that is regularly attended by residents hosted and funded by our facility. Residents may have their own alcohol with the approval of their GP.
Pets In Residence Yes We have a cat called Princess and tropical fish.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Willing to discuss this
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Currently a $20/month charge
Wifi Yes Residents/families can pay monthly for this service. Wifi is throughout the facility and there is a dedicated resident connection.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Each room has an individual control to adjust as required.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We have experience in caring for people who are under 65 with chronic long term illnesses
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a large lounge on each floor for family and residents to meet in. We also have a whanau room available for families that wish to stay with an unwell resident.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Please enquire about how we may be able to help you and your family
Palliative Care Contract Yes Please enquire about how we may be able to help you and your family
Outings Yes We have a van that staff use to take residents on outings around the city.
Whanau Room Yes We have rooms available for a quiet space for family
Maori Kaupapa Yes Staff have an annual training to promote an understanding of maori culture.
Residents Committee Yes We have a regular residents meeting with the resident advocate.
Newsletter Yes Occasional newsletters are distributed.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes WesleyCare ensures that the needs of residents with challenging behaviours are managed effectively to enhance their quality of life and ensure a safe environment for the other residents and staff. We utilise DHB expertise if we require assistance
Confused Residents Yes Although we do not provide Dementia Care we are able to manage the triggers and other factors that result in short term confusion.If a residents safety becomes at risk they may have to shift to a dementia unit.
Smoking Permitted Yes We aim to be completely smoke free and residents that smoke must do this outside the complex.
Updated: 20 Sep 2017
Special Features
Special Features
We have completed our BRAND NEW 100 bed Hospital, Kitchen, Laundry and Chapel.
Updated: 19 Sep 2017
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Big print books, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Canine friends, Chapel, Church, Children, , Concerts, Craft, Dancing, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Garden, Golf, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, , Jigsaw, Library, Massage, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Pastoral care, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Shopping, Singing
Updated: 25 Nov 2014
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Staffing qualifications and details We have a mixture of Senior Nurses and newer graduates. Most caregivers have been with us over 15 years
Details about meals All Meals are made on site with home-baking for morning tea, afternoon tea and supper.
Updated: 25 Nov 2014
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Chinese Yes We have a Chinese caregiver
English Yes
Farsi (Persian) Yes We have a Persian RN
Fijian Yes We have 2 Fijian Caregivers on staff and a Fijian RN
Fijian Indian Yes We have two Fijian Indian caregivers
Filipino Yes We have a Filipino caregiver
French Yes We have a French RN
Hindi Yes We have an Indian RN
Interpreter Yes We have access to Interpreters that we can call in if required.
Japanese Yes We have a Japanese caregiver
Korean Yes We have a Korean caregiver
Maori - Te Reo Yes We have a Maori caregiver who undertakes a personal responsibility as a liaison person for our Maori residents
Pidgin Yes We have a Rn that speaks Solomon Island Pidgin
PNG dialect Yes We have a RN that speaks PNG Pidgin
Samoan Yes We have a Samoan caregiver and domestic staff
Thai Yes We have a Thai RN
Updated: 26 Nov 2014
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Methodist Yes We are part of the Christchurch Methodist Mission
Updated: 25 Nov 2014
Location Distance Details
Public Transport We have a Bus Stop outside the main building
Shops We are close to the Papanui Shops
Mall We are close to Northlands Mall
Parks Small Park across the road from us
Library We are close to Papanui Library
Updated: 25 Nov 2014
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 25 Nov 2014

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