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Vacancy
Soon
Name
Essie Summers Retirement Village
Category
Hospital Care
Address
222 Colombo Street
Sydenham
Christchurch 8023
DHB
Canterbury
Phone
(03) 337 2702
Fax
(03) 332 4470
Email
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Web
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Facebook
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Personnel
Manager
Rosemary Deane - 03 337 2702
Owner
Ryman Healthcare
Clinical Manager:
Melanie Asuncion
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Winner: 2019 Trusted Brand Aged Care & Retirement Villages

Your health needs may change over time and if they do, it’s good to know you won’t have to move again. At Essie Summers Retirement Village, we’re dedicated to caring for you now and into your future.

As well as independent living and assisted living in serviced apartments, we also provide resthome, hospital and specialist dementia care.
Providing the full range of living and care options is just one of Ryman’s points of difference.

Since 2014, we’ve repeatedly won the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand: Aged Care and Retirement Villages award. And we’ve been awarded the gold medal four times in the Reader’s Digest Quality Service award.

Of all the large providers in New Zealand (with 15 villages or more), Ryman has the highest number of care centres with 4 years’ certification – the ‘gold standard’ in care – from the Ministry of Health.

Essie Summers is one such village that has achieved this ‘gold standard’ in care. To achieve this, it has been determined that the care centre, which includes our hospital, has exceeded the sector standard for aged care.

Innovations such as our custom-made electronic care app, myRyman, contribute to this high standard. In every care room, a device enables nurses and carers to see and record information about each resident. This award-winning technology creates greater efficiencies, allowing our teams to spend more time with residents as a result.

A clinical manager and unit coordinators oversee our trained carers and registered nurses in the delivery of your daily care.

In hospital care, a registered nurse is always on duty, and our on-call doctor is always available. Wherever possible, the same team members will care for you each day.

Private rooms are warm and spacious, and every room includes an ensuite bathroom. There are monitored call bells in your room and ensuite. To ensure a prompt response, all of our nursing and care staff carry a pager that alerts them if a resident rings their bell.

We provide all your meals and snacks form our seasonal Delicious menu. Meals are prepared fresh on site by our village chefs, with a choice of three main courses, including a vegetarian option. We also cater for special dietary requirements.

Amenities include a hair and beauty salon and shop. To ensure your safety at all times, we have 24-hour security on site. Our village also has emergency generators in our care centre, serviced apartments and village centre.

What really makes a difference in Ryman care centres, is the daily dedication of our caring teams. Residents and their families think the world of our nurses and carers. And because our staff ratios are some of the highest in the care sector, the individualised care we provide creates the unique experience that residents tell us they love.

Choosing the right care centre is one of the most important decisions you will make. At Essie Summers our dedication to care begins even before you or your loved one has moved in.

The Lifestyle at Essie Summers Retirement Village has so many wonderful aspects. We appreciate that everyone has different needs and expectations, so we encourage you to come and visit.

Compare our care centre with other providers, and join in with the activities or events on offer. That way, you’ll obtain a real appreciation of the care centre lifestyle, and whether you can see yourself living there.

You’ll be supported by our care team every step of the way, to ensure your move into hospital care is a smooth and informed transition.

We look forward to introducing you to our warm and caring community.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 26 Jun 2018
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 41
Vacancy Soon
Bed booked. Beautifully appointed room with sunny aspect and views over the garden. Full ensuite, all furnishings supplied to the very highest quality.
Impending vacancy Yes
Premium Room Charges Yes as at 21 Nov 2019
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 21 Nov 2019
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes
Nurse Practitioner Yes
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes
Occupational Therapist Yes
Social Worker (on site) Yes
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Dietitian Yes
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 26 Jun 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes
Dialysis Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Spinal Injuries Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes
Updated: 26 Jun 2018
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 26 Jun 2018
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Female residents only Yes
Male residents only Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes
Whanau Room Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Family Committee Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Smokers Room Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 26 Jun 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Beautiful new purpose built facility, sunny warm rooms with attractive views. All rooms are fully ensuited.
Updated: 26 Jun 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Age Concern, Aromatherapy, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Bridge, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Classical Music, Church, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Electric beds, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Golf, Happy Hour, Holidays, Housie, Hydrotherapy, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Lectures, Library, Lotto, Massage, Minigolf, Minibus, Minigolf, Movies, Music, Outings, Park, Parties, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Pool, Pool table, Probus, Quizzes, Reading, Senior Citizens, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Theatre, Videos, Views
Updated: 26 Jun 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Evangelical Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Orthodox Christian Yes
Pentecostal Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 26 Jun 2018

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

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