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Avon Lifecare (Family Owned) - REST HOME

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Avon Lifecare (Family Owned)
Rest Home
437 Armagh Street, (Avon Side)
Christchurch 8011
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Hamish Bennett - 0276301568
Family owned and operated - 03 982 2165
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Our FAMILY OWNED homes make your loved ones their focus for life enrichment and safety each moment. Join our family today
We have Dementia level and rest home rooms available at our multiple locations.

Holdsworth House Rest Home is set around a stunning courtyard of raised garden beds with it’s own young grape vine. 60 residents enjoy a choice of accommodation, from standard bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities to premium bed-sitting rooms with ensuite bathrooms.

We have 2 other facilities in Christchurch - Kauri Lodge in Riccarton and Victoria Care in the City Centre
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Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 10 May 2023

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 70
Vacancy Yes
Yes we do have a room available
Impending vacancy Yes
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $10.00/day up to $30.00/day as at 24 Apr 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 No

Updated: 13 Jun 2024

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes The Revd Jill Keir and her team conduct weekly Sunday services at Fitzgerald and is available for personal visits with residents, family and friends.
Other Personnel Yes

Updated: 21 Feb 2022

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes We have access to Geontology Nurse Specialists at the DHB

Updated: 21 Feb 2022

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 Short stay services depends on available vacant beds
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes

Updated: 21 Feb 2022

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes Premium rooms have ensuites
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes In courtyard.

Updated: 11 Feb 2022

Special Features
Special Features
We provide a complete range of care on one site. Hospital attached, Dementia Care provided in a separate wing.
We provide a sociable environment where family are welcome to enjoy a meal with their relatives in the dining room and join any other activities they choose.

Updated: 21 Feb 2022

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We provide a recreational program that is meaningful to our residents. Our activity programme includes: bowls, quizzes, housie, outings, church services and exercise programmes.

Updated: 21 Jul 2016

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Staffing qualifications and details We have highly qualified care staff available 24/7

Updated: 10 Jan 2019

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Armenian Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Thai Yes
Other Details Yes
Other Information Yes We have access to other interpreter services

Updated: 14 Mar 2019

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Inter denominational Yes

Updated: 21 Feb 2022

Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.10 Km Metro Route 60 - Hillmorton/Southshore
Shops 0.20 Km Linwood village, Stanmore Road shops including KiwiPost and New World supermarket.
Mall 2.00 Km The Palms
Parks 0.30 Km 5 minutes walk to Beverley Park
Library Linwood Library, 1st floor Eastgate Mall

Updated: 21 Jul 2016

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)

Updated: 21 Jul 2016

What's New
What's New
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We now have rooms open and would love to help.  Are you or a loved one seeking more companionship or needing some extra help with regular tasks? Come see our family and friends at Avon, or one of our multiple locations. Let us help today. 

Updated: 6 Jun 2024

The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.