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Elms Court Rest Home
Rest Home
44 Cholmondeley Avenue
Christchurch 8023
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Roz Burke - (03) 332 1861
Steve and Roz Burke - 021 0418440
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February 2015 February 2015 February 2015

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Visitors with limitations - please call us first
We provide a flexible home environment which recognises the uniqueness of each person.

At Elms Court you are a name not a number.

We actively encourage our residents to get out and enjoy themselves individually and with friends and family. We also provide planned group outings as often as possible e.g. willowbank, museum, music concerts etc

We love celebrating your special occasions in life and tailor these to suit your style
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 20 Mar 2023
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 18
Vacancy Yes
Yes vacancy - call Roz 021 2405658 could take couple
Impending vacancy Yes
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges No
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: 8 Apr 2024
"She is so very well looked after by you and your team. Elms Court was the best thing that happened for Pam. Cant thank you all enough Roz"

Karen (Niece of resident Feb 2021).

"Thank you for what you do. So Appreciate"
Sharon (Sister of resident Dec 2019)

Thank you so very much for your wonderful care, love and support for our mum.

Carole (Daughter of resident, November 2017)

Thanks Steven for showing me around Elms Court and your lovely family style care facility. I feel you offer a level of personal care and concern that allows residents to feel valued. A great change from the corporate model of institutionalised care. Unfortunately, my mother has decided not to leave the large NI facility where she is currently an unhappy resident.

Sandra (A prospective residents family member, Oct 2016)

A somewhat belated, but a very sincere thank you to you and your staff, for having me as a resident a few weeks ago. I really appreciated your care and how you all looked after me. I truly appreciated my 70th birthday with you all, birthday cake, roast luch and a present.

You and your staff were fantastic and I really enjoyed your other residents, please say hi to them all. I will be back. Thanks and very best wishes.

James (Respite, April 2016)

Thanks so much, You're above and beyond wonderful, one of a kind outstanding and without a doubt appreciated! To Jenny, Steve and all staff that looked after mum. Thank you so much for everything, you are all amazing.

Dawn (February 2015)
Updated: 20 Mar 2023
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes Fleur Bosch
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have a dedicated small team of friendly professional caregivers. We do not use bureau staff.
Physiotherapist Negotiable Available when necessary.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Available when necessary.
Diversional Therapist Yes Danielle Bartlett
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Danielle Bartlett
Hairdresser Yes Nancy
Podiatrist Yes Mobile Podiatry visits every six weeks.
Dietitian Negotiable Available when necessary.
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes A monthly church service is conducted by Minister Ben Truman from nearby St Marks Church. A Roman Catholic service is held also held weekly.
Other Personnel Negotiable Our musician Dave comes every two weeks and plays a variey of music genoursly received. On alternative weeks, our other musician Phillip plays rock and roll hits. Other staff are employed where necessary for residents specific needs.
Updated: 20 Mar 2023
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes Our RN has extensive experience in this field.
Diabetic Care Yes Several residents are supported. Extensive experience.
Continence Advice Yes Supported by CDHB staff.
Infection Control Yes Our RN has extensive experience and knowledge.
Psychiatric Care Yes Our RN and management have recently completed a course in this field.
Clinical Management Yes Our RN has several years experience in aged care.
Updated: 20 Mar 2023
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 Respite care is offered, if vacancies exist.
Carer Support Yes Always welcome if vacancies exist.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 20 Mar 2023
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are encourage to bring as much of their own life and comforts with them.
Single Rooms Yes Most rooms are single rooms.
Shared Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes Some rooms have an ensuite, however most don't. Most accidents are in ensuites and consequently we believe our purpose built bathrooms minimise the chances of an accident and maximise purpose.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Pet friendly. Pets are part of someones family so they are subsequently part of our family.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Some.
Wifi Yes Free throughout the home.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Several heat pumps keep the home cosy. However there are also small heaters in each of the bedrooms.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We specialise in caring for people with unique needs including physical and intellectual disabilities. People under 65 are welcome.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Large lounge which ajoins a sun drenched conservatory that over looks the north facing garden, and nearby St Marks School. Also have several outdoor seating area's.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes Jeni our activities coordinator, regularly takes residents out on excursions, including the beach, shopping and cafe's.
Residents Committee Yes Monthly residents meeting to identify any issues and plan outings and activities.
Newsletter Yes Check out our website www.elmscourt.co.nz or our facebook page for the latest insights.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes As individual requirements.
Confused Residents Yes A range of residents including some vulnerable people.
Rural Setting No Our home is on a suburban, tree lined historical street in tranquil Opawa.
Smoking Permitted Yes In designated area's outside.
Semi-Secure Yes Gated and fenced property. However residents that are capable always have freedom to leave the property.
Updated: 20 Mar 2023
Special Features
Special Features
Unique, personal, warm environment for those looking for a family orientated Rest Home. Husband and wife, actively own and run the home.

Residents are encouraged to participate and be part of the household.
Updated: 20 Mar 2023
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Residents are offered a wide range of activities and are encouraged to keep their community contacts. The owners are available to transport residents to any desired events.

Residents regularly visit Age Concern, Returned Services Association, Working Mens Clubs and various community organisations in our local area.

We also regularly have Dave the musician visit the home and play residents favorite songs. Outside organisations such as the Blind Foundation, Parkinson's Society and the Arthritis society visit to see respective residents.

Residents are offered a range of activites eg water colour painting, walking, housie, gardening and craft work.

Residents are offered and often enjoy individual and group trips to local shopping malls, the casino and cafes.

Services offered include email, the internet, library books, various types of entertainment including pianists, vocalists, indoor games and groups of school children entertain. Visitors are always welcome.

The planting and layout of the garden is available for personal input. We encourage residents to participate in making our home their home.

Opawa is a beautiful established suburb with mature trees and flowering gardens. We are situated very close to Risingholme Park and Heathcote river.

A warm, sunny conservatory is available all year round.

Feline and canine friends are always welcome.

The residents well being and happiness is our PRIME concern, and individual preferences are catered for.
Updated: 20 Mar 2023
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Staffing qualifications and details Trained caregivers on duty 24/7 R/N on duty 5 days per week & on call.
Details about meals Home cooking catering for all requirements and diets. Families welcome to share meals (free).
Visitor information Visitors welcome anytime, bring your pets too! We love furry visitors.
Recreational opportunities We get out and about at least 2 - 3 times per week. Set outings but also spontaneous outings should we feel like it.
Internet access Free wifi throughout the home.
Transport A car is always available at Elms Court should you need organised transport.
Associated Complexes Elms Court Life Care in Avonhead which provides hospital level care should you need extra assistance in your day to day life. We have regular outings to Life Care to compete in indoor golf and other activities. We also have Elms Court Village in Upper Riccarton.
Updated: 20 Mar 2023
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
French No Interpretor available
German No Interpretor available
Italian No Interpretor available
Portugesse No Interpreter available
Spanish Yes Interpretor available
Updated: 20 Mar 2023
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes St Marks Church in Opawa
Baptist Yes Some residents attend South West Baptist Church
Christian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes We have a Priest visit a resident once per month.
(Other comments) Yes We welcome all religions.
Updated: 20 Mar 2023
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.10 Km 'Red Bus' and 'Orbiter'.
Shops 0.20 Km Opawa Mall
Mall 0.20 Km Opawa Mall or St Martins Mall1.5km away
Parks 0.20 Km Risingholme Park and Community Centre.
Library 1.00 Km St Martins and Opawa
Updated: 20 Mar 2023
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)
Updated: 20 Mar 2023

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