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St Albans Retirement Village
Residential Care Suites/Certified Units
41 Caledonian Road
St Albans
North West
Postal Address
41 Caledonian Rd
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Symone Bruhns - 021 484 535
Arvida Group Limited
Clinical Manager
Penny Louisson
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St Albans Retirement Village is a smaller facility in the Arvida family. We provide independent living, rest home and hospital care in a warm and friendly professional environment.
You can purchase an apartment or studio and live independently, then add increased care services if that becomes necessary.
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 1 Nov 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care51
Vacancy No
A fully refurbished studio is available for purchase. Independent living through to full Rest Home care in your own modern, spacious Serviced studio - you choose Residents may also qualify for a Residential Care Subsidy in their own Serviced Apartment. Respite or Short Term. Please contact Symone Bruhns to view on 03-366-1824.
Updated: 27 Apr 2017
Composition of Village
Type Details
Serviced Studio Apartments (Studio Unit etc.)
Low Price$200000.00
High Price$220000.00
Tenure TermsOccupation Right Agreement (ORA)
Service Charge DetailsExtra services are available and charged as required
Nursing Care DetailsNursing care available when required, and will be charged for.
Serviced One Bedroom Apartments (1 Bedroom)
Low Price$300000.00
High Price$350000.00
Tenure TermsOccupation Right Agreement (ORA)
Service Charge DetailsExtra services are available and charged as required
Nursing Care DetailsNursing care is available when required and will be charged for
Serviced Two Bedroom Apartments (2 Bedrooms)
Low Price$375000.00
High Price$425000.00
Tenure TermsOccupation Right Agreement (ORA)
Service Charge DetailsAdditional services are available and charged as required
Nursing Care DetailsNursing care is available when required and will be charged for
Updated: 12 Jan 2017
Agent's Details
Name Symone Bruhns
Address 41 Caledonian Road St Albans
City/Town Christchurch
Company St Albans Retirement Village
Phone 03-366-1824
Fax 03-366-1821
Mobile 021 484 535
Email View Email Address
Updated: 1 Nov 2016
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Jerry Ford
City/Town Christchurch
Company Covenant Trustees
Updated: 1 Nov 2016
Solicitor's Details
Name Simon Marks
City/Town Christchurch
Company Anthony Harper - Lawyers
Updated: 1 Nov 2016
Subsidy Details
Residents may qualify for a Residential Care Subsidy in their own Serviced (Studio or One Bedroom) Apartment. Residents can live independently or receive full Rest Home care in their own Serviced Apartment.
Updated: 1 Nov 2016
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Registered Nurse on site 24 hours per day, seven days per week
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes On The Go Physio visits regularly
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our activities co-ordinators offer a varied monthly programme of outings, games, craft, visiting entertainers and other events
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser Sue is available in our inhouse salon on Thursdays and Fridays
Podiatrist Yes Nadine from Riccarton Podiatry spends one day every six weeks on site.
Dietitian Yes Canterbury Dietitians oversee our nutrition programme
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We enjoy a close relationship with Sisters from The Little Company of Mary who also happen to be our neighbours
Other Personnel Negotiable
Updated: 13 Dec 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes We offer end of life care in our small hospital wing
Wound Care No Our nurses are fully trained in woundcare
Diabetic Care No Our nurses are fully trained in care of diabetic patients
Continence Advisor No Our care staff are fully trained to support our residents with their continence requirements
Infection Control No All staff training on Infection Control is regularly reviewed and updated
Specialised Dementia Care No We are an open facility and do not offer specialised dementia care
Clinical Manager Yes Fulltime Clinical Manager who is also a registered nurse
Updated: 13 Dec 2016
Day Care Yes We can offer daycare (meals and activities)
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We can offer end of life care to new residents
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes
Ensuite Yes All ensuites are being fully refurbished during our earthquake repairs prgramme which began six months ago
May Bring Own Furniture Yes You're most welcome to personalise your new home with furniture and personal items
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We can consider individual requests. Please feel free to ask.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes New residents will need to organise their telephone connection. Many people are able to keep their original telephone number.
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Our village has underfloor central heating and we are happy to adjust the heating to your personal requirements
Maori Kaupapa No We are happy to put our residents in touch with the local marae if requested. Rehua Marae on Springfield Rd is the nearest marae
Residents Committee No Residents meetings are held every two months, and residents are welcome to tell our Activities Co-ordinators about items they would like added to the agenda.
Newsletter Yes A residents' newsletter is produced every two months and is emailed to family and friends.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have three lounges as well as an atrium and several other smaller seating areas
Outings Yes We offer regular outings to malls, cafes and places of interest
Rural Setting No We are a small central city retirement village on a quiet street
Smoking Permitted No Smoking is discouraged, however there are designated smoking areas available
Semi-Secure No Our Village is open, except after hours when the access is limited
Sprinklers Yes Our fire safety is regularly checked and certified
Audit report available Yes Last audit done in 2016 with excellent results. We have four years certification.
Updated: 13 Dec 2016
Facility Features
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Our Activities Co-ordinators offer a varied and busy monthly calendar of events.
Community Complex Yes
Emergency Call System Yes All rooms are fitted with emergency bell call system
24 Hour Security Yes
Newsletter Yes We produce a two monthly residents' newsletter which is emailed to family and friends
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet No We have a limited capacity for resident pets. Please talk to our manager if you have a request.
Outings Yes Regular outings to cafes, malls and places of interest
Transport Available Yes Our Village has a 12 seater bus
Restaurant Yes We currently have two dining rooms and will be adding a cafe in the new year
Craft Room No We do not have a purpose built craft room but we do run an active craft programme in our lounge
Library Yes We have regular deliveries from the Christchurch Public Library
Games Room No Our games are all run in the lounge
Lounges Yes
Gardens Yes Our Village has award winning landscaped gardens
Sprinklers Yes Our fire protection system is fully certified
Updated: 13 Dec 2016
Interests & Activities
We have a full and varied activites programme with outings, musical events, shopping and craft. See list below for our full list of activities.

BBQs, Big print books, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, , Cards, Care and Craft, Casino, , Church, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Garden, Gas Fire, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Library, Men, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Organ, Outings, Pastoral care, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Reading, Roses, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Videos
Updated: 8 Dec 2016
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Sri Lankan Yes
Updated: 8 Dec 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 1 Nov 2016
Public Transport 0.10 km Christchurch city buses run almost directly from our front door = as far as Lyttelton and Papanui
Shops 0.10 km We have a dairy almost outside our front gate, the Edgeware shops about 10 minutes walk, and buses to the local malls
Mall 1.00 km Merivale Mall and Northlands Mall are not too far away
Parks 0.50 km Abberley Park is a lovely local park
Library 0.50 km The closest public library is in Peterborough St
Updated: 13 Dec 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) No 9 June 2019
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: 1 Nov 2016

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.