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Akaroa Health
Rest Home Care
2 Aylmers Valley Road
Akaroa 7520
(03) 304 7004
(03) 304 8683
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Jenni Masters - (03) 304 7004
Akaroa Community Health Trust - (03) 304 7004
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At Pompallier House residents are given 24 hour quality care with the emphasis on ensuring that they feel safe, comfortable and at home.

The emphasis is on quality care with the provision of a truly home-like atmosphere.

Visitors are welcomed and encouraged.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 16 Apr 2012
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 8
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 17 Jan 2020
To dear Staff and residents of Pompallier House. Thank you all so much for your wonderful welcoming hospitality on our recent visit to your slice of paradise. We had a fantastic day and I look forward to seeing you all soon. Love from all your friends at Alpine View, Christchurch
Updated: 15 May 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 24/7 Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 24/7 Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Available as required.
Diversional Therapist 10.5 Yes Our Diversional Therapist is employed for 3.5 hours Monday, Wednesday and Friday plus volunteer helpers to provide our residents with activities which maintain their mental status and mobility
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Hairdresser comes to the House or residents may attend the local Salon.
Podiatrist Yes Monthly visits
Dietitian Negotiable Meals are provided that meet the necessary requirements of individual residents.
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Although there is no specific Chaplain to the Rest Home visits are made regularly by clergy from the three churches in Akaroa.
Other Personnel Yes Akaroa doctors are always on call to attend residents at Pompallier as necessary.
Updated: 1 May 2019
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Community Health Yes Available from Akaroa Medical Centre
Updated: 1 Apr 2008
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Pompallier House offers respite care for those who 'need a break'. Whether on a private basis or through Older Persons Health Assessment Team, a room is generally available for this type of care. Just phone for further information (03) 304 7396
Other Short Stay Programme Yes Day resident availability
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes Pompallier House ph 03 304 7396 email pvt@xtra.co.nz
Updated: 18 Apr 2018
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Own furniture may be brought if suitable.
Single Rooms Yes All single rooms.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Residents have their own line with a cordless phone available.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Large sunny lounge adjacent to Dining Area.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Some day care availability
Outings Yes Outings are arranged by the Friends of Pompallier
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Newsletter Yes Published winter and summer for Residents, families and friends. Acknowledging that Pompallier is part of the Akaroa community. Copies are available on request.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes We enjoy a peaceful quiet environment in one of the most beautiful villages in New Zealand.
Smoking Permitted Yes Non smoking policy except for outside under verandah.
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 18 Apr 2018
Special Features
Special Features
We are able to ensure that our residents feel safe, comfortable and at home.

We are small and enjoy the support of all the community in this beautiful village, set by a stunning harbour and magnificent hillside.

All the residents are encouraged to be as independent with the freedom to choose their activities both within and out of the House.

Local doctors are in constant contact to ensure that health issues are regularly monitored. In addition spiritual needs are met through the three local Churches. Social contacts with the local community are strong, through organisations such as "The Friends of Pompallier".

The caring team ably led by the Nurse/Manager are well trained and committed to the welfare of residents.
Updated: 1 May 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
At Pompallier House the Diversional Therapist works with all staff to provide friendship and a quality of life. The whole team works together to achieve better care for our residents. Links with the local community are maintained and supported through involvement with churches, schools, craft, Rebus and book clubs. Activities, routines and meals can be tailored to suit a person's individuality, faith and cultural identity. Our residents have choices including options from meals to activities and medical advice.
We are able to provide Walking groups, Tai Chi, Exercie programmes, van outings, Entertainment, happy hours, use of the Rest home scooter, Sing a longs, Church Services and support from many locals (both of the 2 and 4 legged kind). Big Print and talking books are available from local Library and can be taken out on behalf of residents by Staff.

The residents all enjoy outings which are undertaken on a reasonably regular basis by the Friends of Pompallier members.

The residents enjoy breakfast in bed and assistance with dressing, showering etc.

Email and fax facilities are available to residents

Some residents enjoy gardening which is made available to them.

Free view is available in the lounge television and televisions are in each room. Sky connection is available.
Updated: 18 Apr 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details about Meals Breakfast in bed. Special diets catered for.
Staffing Qualifications and Details High ratio of Staff Caregivers who are trained or training with ACE system.
What's included in your fees and what's not Please note: Fees are well within the Ministry funding level. Fees cover all meals and laundering. Personal items are not covered by fees.
Updated: 1 Apr 2008
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Updated: 1 Apr 2008
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Inter denominational Yes The Pompallier Village Trust Board is drawn from the local churches
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Updated: 1 Apr 2008
Public Transport 0.83 km Akaroa Shuttle and CityLine are available to carry passengers to Akaroa in the morning and return to Christchurch in the afternoon, seven days per week.
Shops 0.20 km Walking distance to shops and churches.
Parks 0.10 km Adjacent.
Library 1.00 km Books, Dvd's and talking books are available from the Akaroa Library. Next door is the Akaroa Cinema with a wide range of movies during the week.
Updated: 18 Apr 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 1 May 2019

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