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Elms Court Rest Home
Mental Health
44 Cholmondeley Avenue
Christchurch 8023
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Roz Burke - (03) 332 1861
Steve and Roz Burke - 021 0418440
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Please have a look at our latest quarterly newsletter.



Given the current COVID-19 environment we have temporarily disabled our ‘feedback’ feature. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Visitors with limitations - please call us first
We provide a flexible home environment which recognises the uniqueness of each person. Therefore we believe we cater extremely well for mental health residents.

At Elms Court you are a name not a number.

We actively encourage our residents get out and enjoy themselves individually and with friends and family. We also provide planned group outings as often as possible e.g. willowbank, museum, music concerts etc
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 22 Mar 2021
Service or Facility Details
Service or Facility Details
Status Details
Contract with DHB Yes
Updated: 22 Mar 2021
Thanks Steven for showing me around Elms Court and your lovely family style care facility. I feel you offer a level of personal care and concern that allows residents to feel valued. A great change from the corporate model of institutionalised care. Unfortunately, my mother has decided not to leave the large NI facility where she is currently an unhappy resident.

Sandra (A prospective customers daughter, Oct 2016)

A somewhat belated, but a very sincere thank you to you and your staff, for having me as a resident a few weeks ago. I really appreciated your care and how you all looked after me. I truly appreciated my 70th birthday with you all, birthday cake, roast luch and a present.

You and your staff were fantastic and I really enjoyed your other residents, please say hi to them all. I will be back. Thanks and very best wishes.

James (Respite, April 2016)
Updated: 22 Mar 2021
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 20 Yes Lance Rolston
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes 24/7
Physiotherapist Negotiable
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes Jeni Neilson
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Jeni Neilson
Hairdresser Yes Marion Simons
Podiatrist Yes The mobile Podiatrist visits every 6 weeks
Dietitian Yes As required.
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We hold regular Anglican and Roman Catholic services within the home.
Other Personnel Negotiable
Updated: 22 Mar 2021
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Infection Control Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes We specialise in creating and maintaining a family environment which recognises the individuality of each person. RN and management have recently completed a course in this field.
Updated: 22 Mar 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 Available if vacancies exist.
Carer Support Yes Always available if vacancies exist.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 22 Mar 2021
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage residents to individualise their rooms where possible.
Single Rooms Yes Most rooms are single.
Shared Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have two very large rooms that would suit a couple.
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Spacious lounge. Conservatory.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes Regular free outings, at least once a week and other outings as residents require.
Residents Committee Yes Regular resident meetings to address any issues and identify outings etc
Newsletter Yes See our Facebook page for more information.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smokers Room No Several areas available to smoke, however no smoking inside the building.
Smoking Permitted Yes As above.
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 22 Mar 2021
Special Features
Special Features
Unique, personal, warm environment for those looking for a family orientated Rest Home. Husband and wife actively own and run resthome. We only have a maximum of 18 residents so your needs can be well catered for and our staff can know you well.
Updated: 22 Mar 2021
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Residents are offered a wide range of activities and are encouraged to keep their community contacts. Our diversional therapist and his team, run a regular activity programme.

The owners are available to transport residents to any desired events.

Residents regularly visit Age Concern, Returned Services Association, Working Mens Clubs and various community organisations in our local area.

We also receive regular mail and book recordings from the Blind Foundation. Other support groups also have regular contact with us when neccesary eg Parkinson's Society and the Arthritis society.

Residents are offered a range of activites eg water colour painting, walking, housie, gardening and craft work (Art).

Residents are offered and often enjoy individual and group trips to local shopping malls, the casino and cafes.

Services offered include email, the internet, library books, various types of entertainment including pianists, vocalists, indoor games and groups of school children entertain. Visitors are always welcome.

The planting and layout of the garden is available for personal input. We are situated close to Risingholme Park and Heathcote river.

A warm, sunny conservatory is available all year round.

Feline and canine friends are welcome.

The residents wellbeing and happiness is our prime concern, and individual preferences are catered for.
Updated: 22 Mar 2021
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Staffing qualifications and details Trained caregivers on duty 24/7 R/N on duty 5 days per week & oncall
Details about meals Home cooking catering for all requirements and diets. Families welcome to share meals (free).
Internet access Wifi is available throughout the home at no additional charge.
Transport We have a car which is always available for resident outings or appointments.
Associated Complexes Elms Court Life Care in Avonhead provides hospital level care should your needs change.
Updated: 22 Mar 2021
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Fijian Indian No Staff member
French No Interpretor available
German No Interpretor available
Italian No Interpretor available
Latvian Yes Resident
Portugesse No Interpreter available
Spanish Yes Interpretor available
Updated: 22 Mar 2021
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
(Other comments) Yes All religions welcome.
Updated: 22 Mar 2021
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.10 Km 'Red Bus' and 'Orbiter'.
Shops 0.20 Km Opawa Mall is a 5 minute stroll
Mall 0.20 Km Barrington and Eastgate Malls are a short bus or taxi ride. St Martins shopping area including New World is a shorter taxi ride.
Parks 0.20 Km Risingholme Park and Community Centre.
Library 1.00 Km St Martins and Opawa Library are close by
Updated: 22 Mar 2021
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Other details Yes www.elmscourt.co.nz
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 22 Mar 2021

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