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Avon Lifecare (Family Owned)
Rest Home
437 Armagh Street
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
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 21 Feb 2022
DHB Respite Care Booking Service
DHB Respite Care Booking Service
We provide DHB Respite Care Booking Service.
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 60
Vacancy Yes
Yes we do have a room available
Impending vacancy Yes
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms as at 10 Aug 2022
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Yes
Updated: 17 Aug 2022
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
Maori - 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
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 21 Jul 2016

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