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Care Apartment Vacancy
Rest Home
73 Bryndwr Road
Christchurch 8052
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Dee Bannister - (03) 351 5979
Fendalton Lifecare
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Our vision is to provide a positive, fulfilling experience of ageing in a home where we care and nurture each other. Our vision is underpinned by our five Values of:
Quality, Pride, Integrity, Teamwork, Laughter.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 1 Apr 2019
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 34
Vacancy Yes
3 ensuite rooms available, Our resthome has a very friendly & welcoming feeling
Impending vacancy Yes
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Yes from $7.00/day up to $35.00/day as at 06 Dec 2023
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire
Updated: 8 Dec 2023
Care Apartment Bed and Vacancy Details
Care Apartment Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 15
Care Apartment Vacancy Yes
Care Apartment Impending vacancy No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 8 Dec 2023
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes Monika, RN
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes
Diversional Therapist Yes
Hairdresser Yes Every Wednesday and at other times as needed. Appointments made.
Podiatrist Yes Is available by appointment. Visits 6 weekly.
Dietitian Yes Menus are compiled and overseen by Dietitian. Dietitian available by appointment for individual needs.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Several available. Catholic liturgy weekly, Anglican (ecumenical) services 2nd Wednesday of month
Other Personnel Yes Maintenance Co-ordinator always happy to assist with picture hanging, setting up of TVs, etc.
Updated: 5 Dec 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 Currently rooms with own ensuites, and rooms with ensuites shared with neighbouring resident. Attractive garden outlook. Friendly folk to keep you company.
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes Within a month of proposed stay
Updated: 1 Apr 2019
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes own furniture welcome - whatever helps you to feel at home.
Single Rooms Yes All our rooms are single, generously sized rooms
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes some of our rooms share an ensuite between two rooms so are suitable for a couple, each with their own room, or 1 bedroom, 1 sitting room.
Ensuite Yes some rooms have their own ensuite and others share an ensuite between two rooms
Alcohol Permitted Yes Happy Hour provided every Friday and with Entertainment on Tuesdays. Glass of wine offered with dinner on Saturday evenings. Villa & Studio/Apt residents have a fortnightly get together.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes dependent on type of room.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Jack points in each room. Residents arrange their own connection with their chosen provider. The Rest Home and Studios/Apt are wired for Sky - residents arrange their own connection. Telephones are available in the Library and in the small lounge.
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Ceiling and/or Underfloor heating with a control dial on the wall.
Lounges/seating areas Yes There are three attractive, homely and comfortably furnished lounges (one with TV, two with stereo equipment), small library, and numerous seating areas both indoors and in sheltered areas of the garden.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes Weekly outings in the 11 seater van (drives, afternoon tea, lunch, concerts, movies) for rest home and studio/apt residents. Weekly shopping trips for Villa, Studio/Apt, able rest home residents. Monthly lunch outings for Villa residents. Strolls.
Whānau Room Yes
Māori Kaupapa Yes All our staff are fully trained in Cultural Safety, both on induction and regularly thereafter.
Residents Committee No Regular bi-monthly Residents' meetings
Family Committee No Family members are welcome to attend Residents' Meetings
Newsletter Yes Quarterly Newsletters for Residents and their families
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes Not suitable for residents who may wander away from the facility and get lost.
Rural Setting No Attractive suburban garden setting away from busy main road but handy to shops, library, doctors, dentists, churches.
Smokers Room No Designated outside area for smokers.
Smoking Permitted Yes outside only in designated area.
Semi-Secure No Not suitable for confused residents who may wander away from facility and get lost.
Updated: 1 Apr 2019
Special Features
Special Features
We are a small, friendly, family orientated retirement village where everyone knows one another, cares for and encourages one another and friendships develop easily. We are located in a quiet suburban setting yet close to amenities. Residents enjoy the home baking and extra effort put into parties and special days by the whole staff.
Updated: 1 Apr 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Gardens and pleasant surroundings. Activity programme, On site library,Big print books,bowls,scrabble,cards,art and craft, painting, movies. Sky TV access.
Large area for regular games of indoor Bowls. Scrabble, Housie. Scallywag, Noodle hockey, etc. Regular Tai Chi sessions and exercise sessions.
Happy Hour.
Regular outings in Van. Shopping outings.
Interdenominational Church service led by St Barnabas Church Staff on the 2nd Wednesday each month. Catholic Liturgy each week. Several Churches close to the Village.
Music and outside entertainers. BBQ, Breakfast in bed, Visits from local school groups, Gas Fire, Movies, Newspaper reading, Parties, Quizzes
Updated: 1 Apr 2019
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please contact Management for a list of costs.
Staffing qualifications and details We have high quality staff covering all shifts. Health Care Assistants either have Health and Wellbeing qualifications or are studying towards them.
Details about meals We cater for all tastes including diabetic, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free and other preferences including all dislikes.
Associated Complexes Elmswood Retirement Village, Wairakei Road
Updated: 1 Apr 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
Amharic Yes
English Yes
Ethiopian Yes
Filipino Yes
Indonesian Yes
Korean Yes
Mandarin Yes
Nepali Yes
Norwegian Yes
Tagalog Yes
Updated: 1 Apr 2019
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Inter denominational Yes An Ecumenical Service is held monthly on site
Roman Catholic Yes Communion held weekly on site for those who wish to attend
Updated: 1 Apr 2019
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.30 Km Bus stop around the corner, near the Fendalton Library/Service Centre
Shops 1.50 Km Fendalton Village - Supermarket, 5 Restaurants, Cafe, Bakery, Pharmacy, Hairdressers, Gift Shop, Fish & Chip Shop, Beauty Salon, Dairy - 10 to 15 minute walk Dairy on corner Bryndwr/Jeffreys Road - 5 min walk
Mall Merivale, Riccarton and Northlands Malls
Parks 0.50 Km Jeffreys Road Park by the library, Jellie Park and Pool complex (Ilam Road)
Library 0.50 Km Close to Fendalton Library and the City Council Fendalton Service Centre
Updated: 1 Apr 2019
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) 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: 1 Apr 2019

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