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Archer Beckenham Care Home

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Archer Beckenham Care Home
166 Colombo Street
Christchurch 8023
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Philip Hanson - 0212286764
Archer Trust - 03 943 6006
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Elliott Duston - 0211722754
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We warmly welcome you to consider joining us at Archer Care Home.

We have a genuine desire that everyone who joins our family, not only 'lives life' but is enjoying themselves that they really 'love life' once again.

We take pride in creating a loving atmosphere for everyone who is involved with Archer Villages & Care Homes, and that's why some of our caring staff have been here for many years.

We've also celebrated around 70-years of serving people in this community, so why not come and have a look at what we have to offer.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 11 Oct 2022

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 27
Vacancy Yes
Please contact us on RECEPTION 03-943 6006, or our Clinical Manager Mrs Sandeep Kaur on 943-6255 for questions on future availability. Thank you.
Impending vacancy Yes - Please contact us for details
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $27.50/day as at 24 Jan 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: 22 Jul 2024

Current Food Safety Plan ( HACCP's)

FSA Exemption status

ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices Tertiary Level

Australasian Benchmarking Member

Updated: 11 Oct 2022

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 168 Yes
Enrolled Nurse 80 Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist 8 Yes On The Go Physio provides physio assessment and treatment on Wednesdays. On Monday and Wednesday there is a physio assistant on site.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes Mrs Katrina Rushton
Activities Co-ordinator 40 Yes Mrs Katrina Rushton, has been involved with Archer for over 10-years, and has attained the National Certificate in Diversional Therapy.
Hairdresser Yes Here every week.
Podiatrist Yes Here every four weeks.
Dietitian Negotiable Our menus are reviewed by a dietician. Canterbury Dieticians provide menu and resident nutritional oversight 6 monthly.
Accredited Visitors Yes Family of highly valued volunteers offer a range of services from visitation to hand massage to floral arranging, etc.
Kaumatua Negotiable We have a Maori chaplain who visits regularly.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor 20 Yes Rev Barry Williams and Bronwyn Pollock are employed by Archer to provide a range of Chaplaincy and Pastoral support to everyone involved at Archer.
Other Personnel Yes An expert team of caregivers, catering, cleaners, admin and property staff, many of whom have been here for a number of years Our people are our greatest asset.

Updated: 7 May 2024

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes With support from the CDHB
Wound Care Yes Provided through Nurse Maude
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes We have a strong network of support services.

Updated: 11 Oct 2022

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
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes

Updated: 11 Oct 2022

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage people to make their room as homely as possible.
Single Rooms Yes All are single rooms, with 38 rooms having an ensuite.
Ensuite Yes 38 rooms provided.
Pets In Residence Yes Absolutely! We are a 'Home' and currently have two residents cats, some fish and regular visits from friendly dogs.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We will consider all animals on a 'good behaviour' agreement, but we do ask that they have approval from the General Manager first.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Free Phone service to each room available for incoming calls. Outgoing calls charged on a monthly rate that is discounted off the normal retail rate. No installation/connection charges occur either.
Wifi Yes Wifi is available at a small charge.
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Centralised heating monitoring system. Each room can be altered individually to cater for personal needs.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Where possible we would consider this, but a special exemption would need to be attained.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Several lovely spacious areas over looking gardens. One lounge has just recently been repainted and new soft lighting installed. Large screen TV's are in both lounges. Plenty of outside seating areas.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Outings Yes Variety of outings scheduled each week.
Whānau Room Yes Jasmine Lounge
Māori Kaupapa Yes Archer's values parallel many Maori values.e.g. Karakia, Whanau support, Maanakitanga are all considered important.
Residents Committee Yes We have a weekly 'Residents Forum', where residents contribute to the daily running of their Home
Family Committee No Families are just part of the place, and we interact on a personal basis day by day.
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Close involvement with families and Health Specialists.
Smokers Room Yes Outside covered area overlooking a garden.
Smoking Permitted Yes In the smoking area, NOT in the home itself.
Semi-Secure Yes Private, well enclosed, security patrols each night.

Updated: 11 Oct 2022

Special Features
Special Features
Archer Care is renouned for its genuine care of its residents and staff for over 55 years.
It has a Christian heritage but welcomes all people to join our Archer family.

We are focussed on creating a home, not a rest-home institution, for our residents.
We focus on providing 'resident-directed support', where residents have the say in how our Archer Home will be run.
We don't just provide care for the clinical needs of a resident, but take an holistic approach. The whole person matters.
Nurturing the Human spirit, not just the human body.
Come and talk to us about it, we'd love to show you how much our residents are enriched by our approach to life here!

Archer also has buffet-styled dining for residents and family/friends. Come at the time you want and enjoy the selection from our buffet for your meal. Dining at Archer is a lovely, relaxed and enjoyable experience.

The Archer Leisure Centre, including a heated indoor swimming pool, spa pool, gym, cafe, auditorium and library is for our residents, families and staff to enjoy.

Nestled also in the complex is our Archer Retirement Village with a range of independent-living villas for our Retirement Community.
Archer also owns Linrose Retirement Village in Linwood, Thorrington Retirement Village in Beckenham and Maryville Courts in the city.

Updated: 11 Oct 2022

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
'Living life...loving life' is our theme. We want our people to really enjoy their life at Archer, so much so, that they start to love life again!

We run popular weekly activities - 'favourites' like Housie, bowls, library, van outings, then there are the special events like a mid-winter dinner, Christmas and Easter celebrations, and our Annual Archer 'Chocolate Fish' Resident-Celebration Awards dinner.

Did you know we even run our own Archer Adventure Tours?
Day trips visiting Hanmer Springs, Akaroa and Arthurs Pass, to name just a few.
Our Annual Camps, include two-nighters for those less mobile, and up to week-long camps to places around the South Island.
Recently we travelled to Lake Tekapo and Aoraki/Mt Cook; as well as Wellington and Dunedin for a week-long trip for our more mobile people.

Updated: 11 Oct 2022

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Our fees are comparable with other places of similar nature.
Staffing qualifications and details Our staff are our greatest asset. We have a low staff turnover with many of our staff being members of the Archer family for years, often spanning generations They are always willing to go the extra mile to ensure our residents are well looked after. Our caregiver's are involved in the ACE training to ensure we provide quality care and support to all our residents. Interestingly, we have very little staff turnover, as the Archer Village is like one big family. We're all interested in helping and supporting each other. All our staff undergo continual training from achieving the ACE certificate and comprehensive first aid certificate (which we pay for). We run monthly In-service and In-house training sessions to keep everyone informed of changing trends and new skills that need to be learnt.
Details about meals Our meals are varied, with great pride being taken to present them nicely. We cater for specific needs, like diabeties, etc. We review our menu 6-weekly.
Associated Complexes As well as our rest home, we have independent living - one and two bedroom villas available at Archer Village, two bedroom villas available at Linrose Village, one and two bedroom villas and studio units at Thorrington Village and two bedroom villas and apartments at Maryville Courts.

Updated: 11 Oct 2022

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes

Updated: 11 Oct 2022

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes We employ our own Archer Chaplain.
Christian Yes We hold two Devotional Services weekly, and a Sunday Service weekly as well.
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes All the Christian denominations are supported.
Inter denominational Yes Ministers from various denominations lead our church services.
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes All the Christian faiths are supported.
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
(Other comments) Yes We have a Christian heritage, support the Christian faith, and employ our own Chaplain.

Updated: 11 Oct 2022

Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.05 Km Bus stops outside our main entrance.
Shops 0.20 Km Shopping village outside main entrance.
Mall 1.00 Km Short bus trip to Mall.
Parks 0.75 Km Parks and streams nearby.
Library 0.50 Km Christchurch South Library is nearby.

Updated: 11 Oct 2022

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes Our Activities Coordinator has attained this Certificate.
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes Full membership.
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes Archer, Linrose and Thorrington Villages are fully Registered and Accredited Retirement Villages
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes Fully accredited members.
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)

Updated: 11 Oct 2022

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