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Amberley Resthome & Retirement Studios
Residential Care Suites/Certified Units
1 Hilton Drive
North Canterbury
(03) 314 9250
(03) 314 8394
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Tracey Dimmock-Rump - (03) 314 9250
Tracey Dimmock-Rump - (03) 314 9250
Karen Murray - (03) 3149250
Erica Collins - (03) 314 9250
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"It is our philosophy at Amberley Resthome and Retirement Studios to promote a quality lifestyle for our residents in a supportive environment, encouraging our residents to maintain independence in a safe comfortable care setting. All residents are treated as individuals, shown patience dignity and respect".
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 18 Dec 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care12
Vacancy No
Updated: 28 Apr 2017
Ngareta Orchard:- "I would tell anyone considering care that the Amberley Home is the place to be especially if you need a cuddle".
2013 and 2015
Updated: 21 Apr 2015
Composition of Village
Type Details
Studio Unit (Studio Unit etc.)
Low Price$90000.00
High Price$100000.00
Tenure TermsLicense to occupy.
Service Charge DetailsPlease see section 'Special Features' for these details.
Nursing Care DetailsWe offer full resthome care. Please contact Tracey for details and or a veiwing.
03 314 9250 or 0274 714 161
Updated: 4 Aug 2014
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Jerry Ford
Address PO Box 20241 Bishopdale Christchurch 8543
Company Covenant Trustee Services
Phone 03 323 5100
Mobile 021 905 503
Email View Email Address
Updated: 21 May 2014
Solicitor's Details
Name Simon Marks
Address Level 9 HSBC Tower 62 Worcester Boulevard PO Box 2646
City/Town Christchurch 8140
Company Anthony Harper
Phone +64 3 379 0920
Fax +64 3 366 9277
Updated: 24 Sep 2013
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 24 Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Motivated group of highly skilled caregivers whom are fully trained or in the midst of their training. All our staff have experience and live locally.
Physiotherapist Negotiable Local Physio is available on request.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Own Social Worker Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes Erica our activities lady is in the middle of her training towards becoming a qualified Diversional Therapist.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Erica looks after all your activities. We have regular outings, newspaper reading, quizzes, craft, housie, word games, walks, dance, exercise and sing-a-longs.
Hairdresser Yes Linda our hairdresser comes weekly on either a Thursday or Friday.
Podiatrist Yes Our podiatrist Julia comes to the home 8 weekly from her practice in Kaiapoi.
Dietitian Yes We use the services of Liz Beaglehole at Canterbury Dieticians. We will endeavour to cater for all special diet needs.
Kaumatua Negotiable We can access local services if required.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable This service is easily accessed if required
Other Personnel Yes Pilattes, church groups, lions clubs etc.
Updated: 7 Jun 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ No However we will endeavour to care for our residents where possible with the support of our local GP.
Oxygen Management Yes
Wound Care Yes Our Registered Nurse is our wound care specialist.
Diabetic Care Yes We use the services of Diabeties NZ
Continence Advisor Yes Services of Michelle from Ebos
Infection Control Yes Southern Community Labs and Bug Control
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Princess Margaret Hospital
Specialised Dementia Care No We have a very close relationship with our neighbouring Dementia Home. We will ensure loved ones receive the right level of care when needed and try our very best to keep people in our local community.
Gerontological Care Yes Amberley Resthome and Retirement Studios
Urology Yes
Community Health Yes District Nurses are available when required.
Clinical Manager Yes Karen Murray our Registered Nurse
Psychologist Yes When required we are able to access this service.
Psychiatrist Yes Service is available if required.
Updated: 21 May 2014
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes Day Care is available for those people who wish to come along for some company and join in our activities for the day. This can be government funded or privately funded.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes We are happy to provide respite care and short term care where there is a bed available.
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We will care for our residents with support from our GP.
Rooms (Single) Yes We have 9 single rooms.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes 1 room would suit a couple.
Ensuite Yes 12 of our studio rooms are ensuited.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage our residents to bring their own furniture with them as this helps to create that homely feel, however furniture can be provided if needed.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have 3 cats in residence Toby, Jazz and Amber they are all very cuddly. There are also a lot of local cats whom come to visit and cows in the paddock directly behind the home.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Fish, birds and other cats are negotiable.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Residents are welcome to install a phone in their room or we have a residents line that can be used at anytime.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Over head thermostatically adjusted heating.
Residents Committee No We have regular 3 monthly residents meetings.
Family Committee No We are in very regular contact with our families.
Newsletter Yes Quarterly.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We are happy to discuss any of our policies with you at any time.
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a main lounge and 2 sunrooms, studios have their own well appointed lounges that open out to our sunny courtyard.
Outings Yes We have regular outings and visit Waikari Hospital monthly for afternoon tea which is enjoyed by our residents. Shopping days in Rangiora, afternoon tea excursions and drives around North Canterbury feature weekly.
Rural Setting Yes We have a lovely rural outlook, stock grazing in paddocks directly behind the home and over 100 different roses in our gardens. There are plenty of well sheltered spots to sit down and enjoy.
Smoking Permitted No However residents can outside the building and residents have to be responsible for safe disposal of items.
Semi-Secure Yes Doors are locked early in the evening and visitors ring a bell to enter - visiting is welcome at any time.
Sprinklers Yes Yes we have a comprehensive fire, smoke and sprinkler system.
Audit report available No We have recently been audited and received a 3 year accreditation. Our auditors were very impressed with our service and commented on the wonderful care our residents receive.
Updated: 7 Jun 2016
Facility Features
Social/Recreational Programme Yes We have activities everyday from exercises to bowls, crafts and sing alongs. We enjoy movies and or some music in the weekends. Life can be very full for our residents and it is your choice to participate or read a book in one of the many seating areas.
Emergency Call System Yes There are call bells located in every room within the facility so you have the peace of mind of knowing there is always a caring staff member close at hand.
24 Hour Security Yes Our alarm system is monitored 24 hours a day. Doors are locked at dusk and unlocked at dawn however families are able to ring the bell and gain access at anytime, there is always a staff member in the facility.
Newsletter Yes We have a newsletter quarterly where you can catch up on the latest news, views and upcoming events.
Pets In Residence Yes We currently have 3 cats whom are very at home on any bed or chair.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Outings Yes Frequent outings to Rangiora shopping and drives out in our beautiful country side. We have been as far as Hanmer and enjoy regular visits to Waikari Hospital for afternoon tea and regular excursions on the Lamb and Haywood courtesy bus.
Transport Available Yes Where possible we can help with transport.
Restaurant No However there are several lovely cafes and restaurants close at hand in Amberley township.
Fitness Complex Yes On our street there is a gym which our residents do frequent.
Swimming Pool No The medical centre has a small pool for rehabilitation purposes and the local Amberley pool is only a short distance from the home.
Craft Room No We have regular craft afternoons and our residents enjoy learning lots of new crafts.
Library Yes The Amberley library is a short walk from the home.
Games Room No However we have plenty of games, cards, board games etc that you are welcome to use at anytime.
Chapel No We have various regular church services at the home fortnightly.
Lounges Yes Large main lounge and two smaller sun rooms that overlook grazing cattle in the paddock directly behind us.
Gardens Yes We have beautiful gardens with over a 100 different varieties of roses that in spring and summer flood our courtyard with the most wonderful aromas.
Sprinklers Yes
Other details Yes We have recently installed a water filtration system so we have the best water in Amberley.
Updated: 7 Jun 2016
Special Features
We are a rural home with a rural feel and outlook. Very relaxed atmosphere where our studios open out into their own private courtyards.
Amberley has it's own market day every Saturday morning and the shopping centre is a 5 minute stroll away.
Updated: 31 Oct 2014
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Art, BBQ's, Big print books, Bingo, board games, circle bowls, card making and crafts preschool visits, church, music, concerts, cooking, dancing, pet visits, exercises, games, gardening, happy hour, housie, jigsaw, library, lions club, minibus outings, movies, newspaper reading, shopping days, pianist, quizzes, reading, rotary club, sing-a-longs, themed days and lots more.
Updated: 11 Jan 2017
Additional Information
Details re Meals We cater for all dietary requirements our main meal is served at midday and we enjoy a lighter meal option at night.
Staffing Details Our facility is staffed 24 hours a day and all staff are undergoing current Careerforce training . We have a wonderful care team some of which have been with the facility for a number of years.
Associated Complexes Amberley Rest Home 2013 Ltd
Updated: 11 Jan 2017
Languages Spoken
Dutch Yes A staff member speaks this fluently.
English Yes
Japanese Yes One resident and staff member can speak some Japanese.
Welsh Yes
Updated: 3 Jul 2015
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 19 Nov 2015
Public Transport 0.50 km There is a local health shuttle that can transport residents to appointments at the CDHB. We have a newly purchased 10 seater van which we use for regular outings.
Shops 0.50 km Countdown, bakery, chemist, take aways, liquor store are a 5 min stroll away.
Parks 1.00 km Within walking distance.
Library 0.50 km just situated a very short stroll away the library has regular displays, exhibitions etc.
Updated: 19 Nov 2015
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes On the MOH website
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 21 May 2014

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