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Bishop Selwyn Lifecare

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Bishop Selwyn Lifecare
Residential Care Suites/Certified Units
350 Selwyn St
South West
Christchurch 8024
03 3794044
(03) 3659921
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Diane Topschij - 03 3794044 Ext 335
The Ultimate Care Group - 04 4779358
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Our philosophy is to enhance security, care and independence, to make our residents feel they are individuals who are important
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 26 May 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care0
Vacancy No
Updated: 26 Apr 2017
Composition of Village
Type Details
Studio Unit etc.
Low Price$136000.00
Tenure TermsOccupation Right Agreement
Surrender DetailsDeferred Management fee 8% year 1, 4% x 3 years to maximum 20%
Service Charge DetailsOn application
Nursing Care DetailsStandard care and full resthome care as per MOH contract
Updated: 2 May 2016
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Mike Hablous
Address P O Box 4243
City/Town Auckland
Company Covenant Trustee Services
Phone 09 3020638
Fax 09 3021037
Updated: 17 Mar 2015
Solicitor's Details
Name Simon Marks
Address 62 Worcester Boulevard
City/Town Christchurch
Company Anthony Harper
Phone 3790920
Fax 3669277
Updated: 17 Mar 2015
Subsidy Details
If a resident financially qualifies they may apply for a residential care subsidy
Updated: 17 Mar 2015
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Facility Manager and Clinical Manager RN'S plus 24 x 7 cover by registered nurses.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Physio Assistant under guidance of Physiotherapist
Diversional Therapist Yes 1 full time 2 part-time assistants
Hairdresser Yes Twice weekly
Podiatrist Yes Visits 6 weekly
Dietitian No As required
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Weekly interdominational services
Updated: 17 Mar 2015
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care Contract Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Updated: 17 Mar 2015
Day Care Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes Studio unit
Ensuite Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Newsletter Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Smokers Room No Covered in outdoor area
Smoking Permitted Yes
Semi-Secure Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 17 Mar 2015
Facility Features
Social/Recreational Programme Yes
Emergency Call System Yes
Newsletter Yes 3 monthly village newsletter
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Outings Yes
Transport Available Yes
Library Yes
Lounges Yes
Gardens Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Updated: 17 Mar 2015
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, BBQ, Big print books, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts,, Craft, Dancing, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Library, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Petanque, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Videos
Updated: 17 Mar 2015
Additional Information
Details re Meals We have a summer and winter menu set and over seen by a registered dietician
Staffing Details Facility Manager and Clinical Manager RN'S, 24 x 7 Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurse and trained caregivers plus auxillary staff.
Associated Complexes Rose Court in Christchurch , Karadean in Oxford, Alan Bryant on the West Coast, Kensington in Nelson and 11 facilities in the North Island as listed on the Ultimate Care Website
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include No surcharges on rooms
Updated: 17 Mar 2015
Languages Spoken
Chinese Yes
English Yes
Filipino Yes
German Yes
Japanese Yes
Korean Yes
Nepali Yes
Samoan Yes
Updated: 17 Mar 2015
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Inter denominational Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 17 Mar 2015
Public Transport   Bus stops at Selwyn and Brougham Streets
Shops   The few remaining Selwyn Street shops with the area due for redevelopment
Mall   Close to Barrington Mall, The Colombo and South City
Library   Close to Barrington Library
Updated: 17 Mar 2015
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 17 Mar 2015

NOTE: The Retirement Villages Act 2003 (The Act) is designed to provide improved protection for people who ‘buy’ into a retirement village. If you intend to ‘purchase’ you must get independent legal advice before signing your occupation right agreement as required under The Act. Some Retirement Village type facilities are not required to register under The Act so different legal requirements apply. Please make sure you investigate fully.


In some villages there may be some Retirement Village units that have multiple uses e.g. a Serviced Apartment may also be used as a Residential Care Suite. The same unit may therefore show in several places on Eldernet. The DHB Shared Services website provides additional information about this service.