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St Allisa Lifecare
Hospital Care
46 Main South Road
Upper Riccarton
North West
(03) 343 3388
(03) 343 1533
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Welcome to St Allisa, an Arvida care and wellbeing community.

Respite and Carer Support available when we have vacancies.


St Allisa is nestled amongst beautiful tree-lined grounds and an 'Old English Garden', with gorgeous roses and hedging. We offer a warm, comfortable and homely environment and we respect each resident's individuality and privacy.

St Allisa features a strong New Zealand theme throughout, from our grounds, which are planted in native plants to our paintings and artwork of local New Zealand scenes. Our Rest Home and Hospital is tastefully designed and well positioned for the sun and views within this beautiful setting.

We have 90 beds, in both single and double rooms, and all have full ensuite bathrooms for both hospital level or rest home level care. The environment is homely and warm, and residents are encouraged to bring their own pictures, ornaments and other personal items to personalise their rooms if they wish.

A Registered Nurse is on duty at all times, and our team of friendly care givers look after our residents like they are family. All of our care givers have the National Certificate in Support of the Older Person, or are studying for it. Education for all of our staff, including cleaners and kitchen staff, is of the highest priority for us here at St Allisa.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 13 Dec 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 36
Vacancy Yes
single rooms with ensuite
Impending vacancy Yes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 26 Apr 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes We have a RN on duty at all times. 3 in the morning, 2 in the evening & 1 @ night. We also have a Clinical nurse manager who works full time. St Allisa is managed by Kiwi Registered Nurse Jason.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes A Team of friendly caregivers look after our residents like they are family. All of our caregivers have the National Certificate in Support of the Older Person, or are studying for it.
Physiotherapist 4 Yes A Physiotherapist is on site once a week and also available on-call. A physiotherapist assistant is available and works closely with the physiotherapist.
Diversional Therapist 40 Yes We have a qualified and registered DT Monday to Friday. A comprehensive activities and entertainment plan is developed and run by our activities staff.
Activities Co-ordinator 40 Yes
Hairdresser Yes There is a hair salon on site and the hairdresser visits once a week.
Podiatrist Yes A podiatrist calls every six weeks. The staff are not allowed to cut toenails.
Dietitian Negotiable We have access to Dietitian to advise and menu review.
Kaumatua Negotiable Pls enquire
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable Pls enquire
Other Personnel Yes Receptionist, cleaners, cook, Kitchen hand, laundry person, handyman and a gardener. Hearing aid association and ear health when required. Pls enquire.
Updated: 1 Sep 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care Contract No End of Life Contract
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes With over view from Nurse Maude Hospice. On going training 'Fundamentals of Palliative Care'. Registered Nurses are syringe driver competent.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Please enquire.
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes Please enquire.
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes Please enquire
Continence Advisor Yes Please enquire
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist Yes If required
Psychiatric Care Yes If required
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes If required
Gerontological Care Yes
Urology Yes Please enquire
Clinical Manager Yes Monday to Friday
Other Nursing Specialities Yes Please enquire
Psychologist Yes Please enquire
Psychiatrist Yes Please enquire
Other Post Graduate Specialities Yes Please enquire
Updated: 28 Oct 2016
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: 28 Oct 2016
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Contract with HFA
Day Care Yes Respite and Carer Support and Private
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes Pegasus contract
Palliative Care Contract No End of Life Care Contract
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Overview from Nurse Maude Hospice. RNs are syringe driver competent.
Rooms (Single) Yes Some doubles available. Please enquire. All rooms are equipped with a Call bell. All electrical equipment must be tested by a registered inspection service at your own cost.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes Please enquire
Ensuite Yes Every Room
May Bring Own Furniture Yes You are most welcome. Make your room your own providing it does not compromise your safety and any other resident/visitor or the staff.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Happy hours
Pets In Residence Yes 2 rest home cats named Ninja and Mitzi. One rabbit named Tim Tam. Two chickens called Wiki and Piki and some birds.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Please enquire.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes You can arrange to have a telephone installed within your room at your own cost. Please enquire.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Residents Committee No Please enquire. Residents meetings are held monthly. The Health & Disability Commission has an Advocacy Service that may be accessed by any resident or their family.
Newsletter Yes Monthly
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes HDSS NZS 8134:2008 Policies and Procedures.
Confused Residents Yes Every resident has a Care Plan that is updated as required for appropriate and safe interventions.
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes Regular
Rural Setting No Spacious grounds with trees and gardens
Smokers Room Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Smokers Area
Sprinklers Yes The facility is fully equipped with automatic sprinklers and smoke detection systems. In addition all staff are regularly trained in Fire Safety and emergency evacuation techniques. The building has a current Building Warrant of Fitness.
Updated: 28 Oct 2016
Special Features
Special Features
Nothing but the best is acceptable for each and every resident.
Please feel free to come and visit us - preferably organise a time with the manager and have a coffee, a good talk and look around, you will immediately feel the warmth and friendliness surround you. Visiting residents is whenever it suits you. We are a vibrant happy place to be.
Updated: 28 Oct 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Personalised lifestyle plans are put together with the resident and family involved. Activity programs may include the following: Newspaper reading,bowls, floor darts, van outing, housie, exercises, parachute, gardening, walking groups, shopping, quiz, knitting group, reminiscing, happy hour, balloon exercises, drives, golf game, church service, mobile trolley, piano, massages, movies,library, word find, board games, one/one, fishing game, painting, relaxing, BBQ, concerts, music, church service, baking, entertainment, sing-a-longs, picnic, Sky TV, arts and crafts.
Local school input and interactions.

Updated: 28 Oct 2016
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals Breakfast in bed or in the dining room. Choice of mains midday. Soup, savoury dish and sandwiches and fruit for tea. Morning, afternoon teas and supper, served or available in own rooms with tea making facilities provided.
Staffing Details Registered on duty 24 hours per day. Full time Activities person. Trained Care Givers. Separate Laundry, cleaning and kitchen staff.
Updated: 28 Oct 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Egyptian Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
French Yes
Hindi Yes
Mandarin Yes
Samoan Yes
Spanish Yes
Tagalog Yes
Other Information Yes Please enquire
Updated: 28 Oct 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Weekly communion
Salvation Army Yes
(Other comments) No Please enquire. Interdenominational services held.
Updated: 28 Oct 2016
Public Transport 0.01 km Outside the gate
Shops 0.50 km
Mall 0.50 km
Parks 0.50 km
Library   Fortnightly visits and on site
Updated: 28 Oct 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes Staff in training
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 28 Oct 2016