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Merivale Retirement Village - Rest Home

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Merivale Retirement Village
Rest Home
27 Somme Street
Christchurch 8014
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Harry Kaur - 02731828319
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To provide the people of Canterbury with a care facility offering the highest standard of care while making every endeavour to ensure the residents of the village maintain their independence and dignity. To respect their privacy, identity and their individual needs. To fulfill their physical, spiritual, cultural and emotional needs. To provide a secure, caring and happy environment.

Merivale Rest Home is an integrated healthcare facility. The village is located in one Christchurch's most desirable localities and within easy reach of the Merivale shopping centre with its delightful cafes, choice speciality shops and medical services.
The area is well served by churches and parks,and is only a few minutes drive from the city centre.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 18 Jan 2021
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 20
Vacancy Soon
When only the best is good enough! Amazing care delivered by a team of dedicated professionals.
Impending vacancy Yes
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $45.00/day up to $70.00/day as at 10 Mar 2022
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: 28 Jun 2022
Care Apartment Bed and Vacancy Details
Care Apartment Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 22
Care Apartment Vacancy Soon
Our staff are experienced in all facets of gerontological nursing and palliative care and would welcome enquiries. Please contact our Clinical Charge Nurse, on 03 375-4117. Our business hours are: Monday to Friday 9am-4pm.
Care Apartment Impending vacancy Yes
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 28 Jun 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 40 Yes
Enrolled Nurse 84 Yes
Physiotherapist 0.00 Yes
Occupational Therapist 0.00 Negotiable Access to a Occupational Therapist
Diversional Therapist 40 Yes We have a very extensive social and activities programme.
Hairdresser 16 Yes Located in our Beauty Salon on Mondays and Fridays.
Podiatrist Yes Our podiatrist visits Wednesday monthly
Dietitian Yes Access to a Dietician
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have a monthly Anglican Service and a fortnightly Catholic Service.
Updated: 18 Jan 2021
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
End of Life/Palliative Care No Please refer to our Silverdale Hospital for palliative cares.
Infection Control Yes We have an Infection Control Committee
Clinical Management Yes Our Nurse Manager is a Registered Nurse and is available on site Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.
Updated: 18 Jan 2021
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
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 18 Jan 2021
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Rooms are individually heated by underfloor heating, and may be adjusted to suit the resident by our maintenance department.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Outings Yes Please refer to our monthly activities calendar or our Social Co-ordinator for more details.
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee No Regular monthly meetings held in the communal lounge
Newsletter Yes Our quarterly newsletter launches in February 2010
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted No A designated outdoor area is available for smokers.
Updated: 18 Jan 2021
Special Features
Special Features
Lovely north facing rooms, with french doors opening on to small courtyard areas. A high, consistent standard of food & beverage delivery. An extensive social & activities programme is enjoyed by our residents including outings, craft, music and exercises.
Updated: 18 Jan 2021
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Weekly card games, quizzes, indoor games, and daily exercises as part of the activity programme, regular church services, entertainment, extensive gardens around the village, weekly happy hour.

Our library is located on the first floor and Public Library Books are available.

Experience the entertainment & outings we are famous for.

A gas fire in the lounge, weekly musical entertainers, Sky TV and videos/DVDs are available in the main lounge.

We encourage family participation by having various family functions throughout the year.

With the aim of encouraging fellowship, together with fun and laughter this makes Merivale a social place to be.
Updated: 18 Jan 2021
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not e.g. Telephone, Sky TV, Dry-cleaning are not included. Please refer to our Admission Agreement for further details.
Staffing qualifications and details 24 hour nursing care
Updated: 18 Jan 2021
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Bengali Yes
Cantonese Yes
Chinese dialect Yes Hokkien
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
French Yes
Hindi Yes
Indonesian Yes
Japanese Yes
Malay Yes
Mandarin Yes
Nepali Yes
Samoan Yes
Shona Yes
Spanish Yes
Tamil Yes
Thai Yes
Updated: 18 Jan 2021
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Inter denominational Yes A church service is held in the main lounge of the Rest home on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Updated: 18 Jan 2021
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.25 Km Bus stop on Springfield Road
Shops 0.50 Km Within a short walk to the unique Merivale Village Shopping Centre
Mall 0.50 Km The mall is situated at the Merivale Shopping village.
Parks 0.50 Km Abberley Park - A short walk from the back entrance of the village
Library Fendalton & Papanui libraries are within a short drive.
Updated: 18 Jan 2021
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Other details No Received Health & Disability Standards 3year Certification
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 18 Jan 2021

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