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Highfield Lifecare
Rest Home
78A Avenue Road
West End
Timaru 7910
South Canterbury
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Make your home at Highfield Lifecare
When it comes to everyday life, Highfield makes it easy with rest home care. We are a smaller home and we get many comments about our homely warm atmosphere Many of the well-appointed rooms all look out onto sheltered courtyards or landscaped gardens and come complete with a 24-hour call system and WiFi. We always receive wonderful comments on our meals that are cooked on site. There is always fresh baking for morning and afternoons teas too.
Part of the close-knit town of Timaru, Highfield is set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens, just a short drive from the town centre.
Highfield has a reputation for being a lively friendly home. Many of our residents love being busy and they are often found helping with the gardening , folding the clean washing and setting the tables. This year we had a group of ladies preparing the new potatoes for Christmas Dinner.
Activities and outings are very important at Highfield. We have varied activities and entertainment throughout the week and often entertainers come in over the weekends. Outings around town and the greater South Canterbury area are enjoyed by our residents especially when it involves a picnic or trip to a local café.
Quality person centred care is important to us. There is a house GP who visits weekly and as necessary and family are kept up-to-date with any changes in care. Highfield LIfecare has achieved 4 year MOH certification which is the highest audit result that can be achieved. We were also commended on quality projects that were identified as continuous improvements by the auditors.
We offer regular church services, hairdressing , physiotherapy, SKY TV and podiatry.
We would love for you to drop in and see us and have a chat about the care you or your loved one may need.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 19 Apr 2012
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 42
Vacancy Yes
9 vacancies
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms as at 23 Nov 2021
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: 23 Jun 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have 24 hour Registered Nurse coverage. Our team of nurses have experience in aged care.
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.
Physiotherapist Yes Available as required.
Occupational Therapist Yes Available as required.
Social Worker (on site) Yes Available as required.
Diversional Therapist Yes Available as required.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our Activities team are here 6 days a week
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser visits every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. They offer very reasonable price.
Podiatrist Yes Our Podiatrist visits regularly.
Dietitian Yes All menus are Dietitian approved. Our Dietitian is available for general advice and to oversee special 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 Highfield.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes A Chaplain is available, and various religious groups can be arranged to visit to provide services for all of our residents.
Other Personnel Yes Highfield has a range of services available, such as Allied Health Professionals as needed and a house GP who visits regularly and is also available on-call. Additionally, we offer email assistance, appointment transportation, pharmacy and medication administration, housekeeping and laundry services, speech therapy, dental and interpreter services.
Updated: 15 Nov 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We have registered nurses on duty 24 hours a day who can provide this level of care.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes We have registered nurses on duty 24 hours a day who can provide this level of care.
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes Individual palliative care funding may be available.
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.
Wound Care Yes We work together with GP's and specialist wound management nurses as required.
Diabetic Care Yes We are able to care for all levels of diabetes and our menu has a range of options for those who need a special diet.
Continence Advice Yes We manage residents needs and provide a range of continence products with visits by community nurse specialist on request.
Stomal Therapy Yes We manage residents needs and provide a range of products with visits by community nurse specialist on request.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes We provide support for residents who have had a stroke. This may include physiotherapy and special diet options.
Infection Control Yes We meet all infection control standards.
Surgical Followup Yes We are able to care for people following surgery and provide a range of convalescent care options.
Community Health Yes We link with community health professionals as required.
Clinical Management Yes Our manager is a registered nurse.
Other Specialties Yes Available as required.
Updated: 4 Apr 2018
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 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 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: 16 May 2018
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Rooms are fully furnished and we encourage residents to personalize their rooms.
Single Rooms Yes Rooms are equipped with a nurse call system, personal heater, spacious showers, and safety grab rails. Freeview TV and Sky TV access is available.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We do have adjoining rooms with ensuites in between. Some choose to sleep in one room and use the other room as a lounge.
Ensuite Yes Not all rooms have ensuites. Some have own toilet and shared shower.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We currently have 2 cats, a friendly male ginger bob tail, Kevin, and female tabby Squeak, both of whom can be found sleeping in all the sunny areas around the home and often on a resident's bed.
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 Available for residents.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes We have under-floor heating that is adjusted in each section of the building.
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, a stereo system and televisions with Freeview TV, Sky TV, and 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.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes It is possible for people to join us during the day and return home at night. We encourage families to help us care for their family member.
Outings Yes As part of the activities program 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, and a kitchenette is available for use.
Maori Kaupapa Yes We respect all cultures.
Residents Committee Yes We have a care home residents group with regular meetings.
Family Committee No We welcome family input and hold family forums on a regular basis.
Newsletter Yes The care homes 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.
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking permitted in the designated area.
Updated: 15 Nov 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Highfield Lifecare Complex offers all the benefits of a care facility, including entertainment, activities and companionship. The site provides a convenience shop, scooter bay, paraplegic toilets, and a separate dining room and lounge facilities. It is fitted with accessibility ramps and safety grab rails, wide corridors, and smoke detectors with water sprinklers.

Situated in the in a quiet, safe, residential area of Timaru, Highfield has magnificently landscaped with a paved courtyard for quiet and peaceful sitting and relaxing. We take pride in being warm and friendly and have become renowned for our cheerful atmosphere.
Updated: 14 Jun 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Highfield Lifecare has an extensive repertoire of activities and events, aimed at keeping the body and mind stimulated. Our Activity Coordinators focuses on designing programmes for each individual at all levels of disability, to promote independence and creative expression.

Large print books form part of our library service and we also rent DVDs or videos. Entertainers form a regular part of our programme. A piano and Sky TV are 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, Crosswords & Quizzes, Gardening, Indoor Bowls, Movies,Crafts, Free Sports SweepstakesMusic, Parties, Happy Hour, Newspaper Reading.

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: 15 Nov 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not A government subsidy may be available for part or all of your care.
Staffing qualifications and details Highfield meets all recommended staffing levels for residential care.
Details about meals Our menus are dietitian approved and cater to individual preferences and requirements.
Associated Complexes We are part of Heritage Lifecare, a specialist aged care provider.
Updated: 4 Apr 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Other Details Yes Interpreters Available
Updated: 10 Jul 2009
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes We are able to accommodate our residents' spiritual needs as requested. A spiritual advisor, chaplaincy and church services are available.
Inter denominational Yes
Updated: 15 Nov 2018
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.30 Km Bus
Shops 0.30 Km Local Diary
Mall 1.00 Km Highfield Mall
Parks 0.20 Km
Library 2.00 Km Timaru
Updated: 10 Jul 2009
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes • NZACA (New Zealand Aged Care Association)
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 4 Apr 2018

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