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Cargill Lifecare
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
1 Cargill St
Invercargill 9810
Postal Address
Same as above
Southern (Southland)
(03) 215 8886
(03) 215 8857
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Becks Macvey - 027 655 5208
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When it comes to everyday life, Cargill makes it easy with village, rest home, and respite care. The well-appointed rooms all look out onto sheltered courtyards or landscaped gardens and come complete with a 24-hour call system, WiFi and ensuites.

Part of the close-knit Invercargill community, Cargill is set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens, just a hop, skip and jump from the Waikiki shopping centre, where you’ll find all the essentials including a bank and pharmacy. Just a few minutes from there and you’re in the heart of Invercargill.

We offer everything from podiatry to hairdressing, dietary advice and SKY TV. We have a range of recreational activities including happy hour, board games, visits from K9 friends, indoor bowls and free sports sweepstakes. Our facility van is also always on hand for outings.
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes We have 24 hour Registered Nurse coverage. Our team of nurses have experience in aged care.
Enrolled Nurse Yes We have an Enrolled nurse within our present staff.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our Caregivers are highly experienced and work towards achieving NZQA qualifications in residential aged care. They are skilled to provide the best care for our residents. Our staff turnover is minimal.
Physiotherapist No A local physiotherapist is available if required.
Occupational Therapist Yes Available as required.
Social Worker (on site) Yes Available as required.
Diversional Therapist Yes Our Activity Assistant has this qualification.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our Activities Assistant is on site 30 hours per week. Our programme incorporates one-to-one activities, group sessions and day trips.
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser visits on a regular basis and provides a great service at a reasonable price.
Podiatrist Yes Our skilled podiatrist visits regularly.
Dietitian Yes All menus are Dietitian approved, and a 2-course mid-day meal is provided. Our Dietitian is available for general advice and oversight of specialised needs.
Accredited Visitors Yes This can be arranged on an individual basis.
Kaumatua Yes We endeavour to assist residents to maintain any cultural ties they may have in the community before coming to Cantabria.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have access to a Chaplain, and various religious groups can be arranged to visit to provide services for all of our residents.
Other Personnel Yes A wide range of entertainers and Allied Health Professionals are available as needed, including massage services. Our residents use their own GP, and families are assisted to find an Invercargill GP for their loved one.
Updated: 19 Mar 2019
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We welcome residents who wish to stay for a short time, either to give relatives and care givers a break, or because they need a little bit of extra care to recuperate and return home.
Carer Support Yes We welcome residents who wish to stay for a short time, either to give relatives and care givers a break, or because they need a little bit of extra care to recuperate and return home.
Subsidised Yes A subsidy may be available.
Private Paying Yes We welcome people who are self-funded or have insurance cover.
Booking can be made in advance Yes According to bed availability.
Updated: 19 Mar 2019
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are encouraged to personalise their rooms, making it their home away from home.
Single Rooms Yes We have nicely appointed single rooms that can be personalized. A television is provided with DVD player and Freeview/SKY TV access. Includes spacious showers and safety grab rails.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We welcome couples and will work with you to provide a double room or adjoining singles.
Ensuite Yes All rooms have their own toilets, and 2 rooms have an ensuite.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Monitored together with GP guidance.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We are happy to discuss options for your pets.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes You are welcome to have a phone and internet installed at your own cost.
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes All bedrooms are heated with a small night store or panel heater, which may be turned off if required
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We can discuss your special needs prior to admission.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Communal lounges in the complex are equipped with comfortable seating and televisions with DVD players. The area is large enough for residents to run meetings, invite guests and partake in a variety of organised functions.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes A no discrimination policy is in place to provide a friendly and caring space for residents.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes You may qualify for Primary Options For Acute Care Funding. Ask your GP for details.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes It is our privilege to care for people nearing the end of their life. We work closely with GP's and Hospice to provide this care.
Palliative Care Contract No Individual funding may be available. Ask your GP or the hospital for more details.
Day Programme for day stay clients No At present, we have no contract to provide Day Care. We can discuss use of Carer Support to fund this.
Outings Yes As part of the activities programme, regular trips are provided to the local community. These can include shopping, sight seeing and picnics.
Whanau Room Yes We have areas available where residents and their families can spend quiet time together.
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes We have a care home residents group with regular meetings.
Family Committee Yes Combined with the residents' committee above.
Newsletter Yes The care home newsletter is published on a regular basis.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Our staff are trained to recognise and manage a range of behaviours that residents may have.
Confused Residents Yes Our staff are trained to recognise and manage a range of behaviours that residents may have. This may include residents who become confused.
Rural Setting No Cargill Lifecare has a beautiful garden setting in Invercargill.
Smokers Room No Smoking area is outside in the conservatory area.
Smoking Permitted No From October 1st, 2015 we are smokefree.
Updated: 25 Mar 2019
Special Features
Special Features
Cargill House offers all the benefits of a care facility, including entertainment, activities and companionship. The site provides a homely atmosphere, built with a tunnel house and separate dining room and lounge facilities. it is fitted with safety grab rails and smoke detectors with water sprinklers.

Situated in beautiful Invercargill, Cargill House has magnificent landscape and vegetable gardens, with a BBQ area and outdoor seating. Walking paths to areas of interest is provided, as well as many places to sit and enjoy the surroundings. We take pride in being warm and friendly and have become renowned for our cheerful atmosphere.
Updated: 19 Mar 2019
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details about Meals Our menus are dietitian approved and cater for individual preferences and requirements.
Staffing Qualifications and Details Cargill Lifecare meets all recommended staffing levels for residential care.
What's included in your fees and what's not A government subsidy may be available for part or all of your care.
Updated: 19 Mar 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Cargill Lifecare has an extensive repertoire of activities and events, aimed at keeping the body and mind stimulated. Our Activity Coordinator focuses on designing programmes for each individual at all levels of disability, to promote independence and creative expression.

We provide a library service and we also rent DVDs or videos. Entertainers form a regular part of our programme. A piano, pool table and Sky TV is also available in the main lounges.

Here are just some of the activities and interests of residents which arise on a regular basis:

Board games, Gardening, Indoor Bowls, Happy Hour, Pool table, Quizzes.

There is also active involvement in community events. Outings are an ongoing part of the activities programme and often include stopping somewhere for coffee.
Updated: 13 Jun 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Other Information Yes We are able to access interpreters as required.
Updated: 19 Mar 2019
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Inter denominational Yes We are able to accommodate our residents' spiritual needs as requested. Weekly Inter-Denominational Church Services are available to assist residents to remain associated with their Church Family.
(Other comments) Yes We are able to accommodate our residents' spiritual needs as requested. A spiritual advisor, chaplaincy and church services are available.
Updated: 19 Mar 2019
Public Transport 0.10 km Free bus going to the city on the street.
Shops 0.50 km Countdown and Westpac bank are close by.
Mall 3.00 km The city centre is the nearest mall with a wide selection of shops
Parks 1.00 km Park with a children's playground
Library   In House library service, in which our activity lady gets regularly updated books sent from the City Centre Library.
Updated: 19 Mar 2019