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Thorrington Care Home
Rest Home
51 Birdwood Avenue
Christchurch 8023
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Same as above
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Philip Hanson - (03) 595 2505
Archer Group - (03) 943 6006
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Elliott Duston - 021 172 2754
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Archer's Thorrington Care Home is situated in the heart of the local Beckenhem community, allowing you to stay connected to your neighborhood.

Thorrington home is within close proximity to hospitals, and within walking distance to shopping centres, medical centres, pharmacies, cafes and other essential amenities.

We pride ourselves on our warm & welcoming approach and offer residents a personalised level of clinical care and comfort with no expensive daily surcharges on standard rooms and modest premiums on ensuite rooms.

We offer a homely-setting for all residents, giving as much choice about daily living as possible. A number of our staff have served our residents in our homes for many years, providing professional support and care as sought by residents. Our ‘resident-centred’ model of care aims to personalise this care as much as possible so that you can ‘love life’ at Archer.

One of Archer’s Special Character values are our Chaplains. They are available to talk about any issues or questions you have. They offer the hand of pastoral friendship and encouragement.

This is your home and we love supporting you, our residents, to contribute to the daily living within our Homes and Villages. An increasing number of activities are resident-run, resident and staff forums ensure we all work together to make our homes homelier. Families and friends are welcome to join our residents for meals and events as well.

There are a number of special events during the year, like Easter-ANZAC-Christmas services, and a popular Mid-Winter’s Banquet.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 11 Oct 2022
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 40
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy Yes - Yes, please enquire
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms as at 25 Jan 2024
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: 1 Mar 2024
Care Apartment Bed and Vacancy Details
Care Apartment Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 3
Care Apartment Vacancy No
Care Apartment Impending vacancy No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 1 Mar 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 80 Yes The Registered Nurse works Mon- Fri. There are also Oncall arrangements for RN's.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes We can arrange for a physiotherapist to attend as required.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable We can arrange for social work support if requested.
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator 32 Yes
Hairdresser 5 Yes Our hairdresser currently attends one day a week.
Podiatrist Yes We arrange for a podiatrist to attend regularly.
Dietitian Yes We can arrange for a dietician to assist as required.
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Yes We can arange for Kaumatua to attend as requested.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We hold denominational and non denominational services.
Other Personnel Negotiable
Updated: 18 Apr 2023
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
Stomal Therapy Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 18 Apr 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 We offer respite care for individuals and couples. Please call for availability details.
Carer Support Yes We offer Carer support for individuals and couples. Please call for availability details.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance No We can confirm availability for up to a month in advance.
Updated: 7 Jul 2022
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes As discussed at the time of admission.
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes We do have shared room facilities for appropriate residents.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have Premium Studios available.
Ensuite Yes In Premium Studio.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Cats, birds, fish.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Portable phone available for resident calls within the facility.
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes For chronic health conditions rest home level of care only.
Lounges/seating areas Yes As well as the main lounge, residents and friends are welcome to make use of several seating areas that are away from the hustle and bustle of the main areas.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes We can provide short term care subject to availability. Respite care.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We provide Daycare support for a limited number of participants.
Outings Yes Our activities coordinator arranges trips and outings that are appropriate for the residents and season.
Family Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking is permitted outdoors. Smokers are welcome to enjoy strolling around our gardens.
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 18 Apr 2023
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Our Activity programme includes: bingo, interdenominational Church services, concerts, entertainers including pianist, exercises, minibus outings, music, crafts, BBQ, board games, visits from canine friends, craft and projects, friends and family happy hour, bowls, quizzes, visiting interest groups, e.g. local pre-school and much more.
Updated: 18 Apr 2023
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Staffing qualifications and details Our Registered Nurse has over 9 years experience as a Registered Nurse working with the elderly. She is supported by our Enrolled Nurse and caregivers in caring for the elderly. Many of our Caregivers have been at Thorrington for some years.
Details about meals Our five weekly rotational menu has been endorsed by a dietitian. Breakfast may be served in bed. The main meal is in the middle of the day and the tea meal includes a hot dish or salad, a home baked commodity, fresh fruit. Morning afternoon tea and supper are also served with snacks and tea/coffee available 24 hours.
Updated: 11 Oct 2022
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes We are happy to support individual residents express their personal faith in a respectful manner.
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Updated: 7 Jul 2022
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.80 Km 5 minute walk to the Orbiter bus stop.
Shops 2.00 Km St Martins New World.
Mall 3.00 Km Barrington
Parks 0.50 Km Beckenham
Library 1.30 Km Christchurch South Library is nearby on Colombo Street.
Updated: 7 Jul 2022
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Registered Retirement Village?
Updated: 11 Oct 2022

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