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Amberley Resthome & Retirement Studios
Rest Home Care
1 Hilton Drive
North Canterbury
(03) 314 9250
(03) 314 8394
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Tracey Dimmock-Rump - (03) 314 9250
Tracey Dimmock-Rump - (03) 314 9250
Karen Murray - (03) 3149250
Erica Collins - (03) 314 9250
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"It is our philosophy here at Amberley Rest Home and Retirement Studios to promote a quality lifestyle for our residents in a supportive environment, encouraging our residents to maintain independence in a safe, comfortable care setting. All residents are treated as individuals shown patience, dignity and respect".
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 3 Jul 2015
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 9
Vacancy Yes
Peaceful rural living come and enjoy the views. Please contact Tracey on 03 314 9250 or 0274 714161 for information or a viewing as we welcome all enquiries.
Impending vacancy Yes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 24 Apr 2018
"I love it here at Amberley Resthome the staff are wonderful and I am so well looked after".

Ngareta Orchard 2013 and 2015

"This is my family" "we are one big family". Betty Nelson 2017

"This is my home"
Joan Aris 2014
Updated: 12 Oct 2017
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner Negotiable
Registered Nurse 24 Yes Karen Murray 03 314 9250
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have a wonderful care team some of whom who have been with the facility for several years. Our staff have completed their ACE training or are working towards this qualification.
Physiotherapist Yes We are able to access the local Physiotherapist who is located only 2 mins away.
Occupational Therapist Yes When required we can access.
Own Social Worker No However we work in very closely with PMH and can access this service at anytime.
Diversional Therapist No Erica our activities lady is currently undergoing her training to become a qualified Diversionl Therapist.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We have regular newspaper reading, quiz, housie, word games, walking groups and sing a longs, baking and crafts. We have recently purchased a new 10 seater van so there are lots of outings. Table bowls in Rangiora every Monday afternoon.
Hairdresser 4 Yes Linda our hairdresser attends the home monthly on a Thursday or Friday.
Podiatrist Yes Our friendly podiatrist Maureen attends the home every 6-8 weeks.
Dietitian Yes We have the services of Canterbury Dietitians who oversee our menus and advises on diabetic and special menus that any resident may require.
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Negotiable As needed or requested.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Just at the end of the street Sally Mac is very well known in our community.
Other Personnel Yes We have a very good rapport with our District Nurse and medical centre. Local churches provide a service fortnightly and we have local community groups come to the home. The gardening club, local ladies choir and "IHC Stars In Their Eyes Crew".
Updated: 12 Oct 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Where possible we will try and care for our residents.
Wound Care Yes Karen our registered nurse is our wound care specialist, we are also lucky enough to be able to use the services of the district nursing team if required.
Diabetic Care Yes Diabetes for Life
Continence Advisor Yes Michelle from Ebos.
Infection Control Yes We can use the services of Southern Community Labs as well as Bug Control New Zealand.
Psychiatric Care Yes North Canterbury Psych Team
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Princess Margaret Hosp Assessment team
Specialised Dementia Care No However we work in very closely with Adriel Resthome here in Amberley.
Gerontological Care Yes Amberley Resthome
Community Health Yes Amberley Medical Centre provides this service.
Clinical Manager Yes Karen Murray
Other Nursing Specialities Yes Aged Care
Psychologist Yes Medical Centre by referral
Updated: 18 Nov 2013
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Yes, when there is a bed available we are happy to provide respite care.
Carer Support Yes We can provide day care. When there is a bed available we are able to provide short term / respite care.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 5 Dec 2013
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes If funding and other requirements are able to be met.
Day Care Yes It is understood that it takes time for people to feel at home in strange surroundings. We try our best to make them feel accepted and part of our home.
Palliative Care Contract No However where possible we continue to care for those who may require palliative care.
Whanau Room No Please enquire. We will endeavour to meet your needs.
Rooms (Single) Yes 8 single rooms with handbasins. 1 single room with ensuite.
Ensuite Yes We have 12 ensuited rooms, 8 single rooms with handbasins and 1 single room. Being a smaller purpose built facility everyone is in close proximity to all ammenties.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage our residents to bring their own furniture to make the transition easier and to allow the residents to feel more at home, however furniture can be provided if required and is available.
Alcohol Permitted Yes We attempt to care for residents as if they were members of our own family and cater for their individual preferences. Some like a wine before tea. Supervision is provided.
Pets In Residence Yes We have 3 cats the delightful Toby and his sister Jazz and we have also aquired the neighbours cat Amber as apparently we are tooooo nice. They are very playful and always enjoy a nice warm chair or bed to lay on.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We will do our best to accomodate individual needs.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes We have a portable phone which is available to all residents. Those who choose may have a phone in their room, at their own cost.
Wifi Yes It can be accessed at a small charge per month.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Thermostatically controlled overhead heating.
Maori Kaupapa Yes We have access to our local services when required.
Residents Committee Yes If required.
Family Committee Yes If required. However, we are always in contact with families on a regular ongoing basis.
Newsletter Yes We provide a newsletter every 3 -4 months so everyone can keep up to date with all the news.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We have a policy for challenging behaviour. We look at possible causes, discuss issues with families and set up protocols to resolve or minimise the problems. We are more than happy to discuss any of our policies with you.
Confused Residents Yes The Clinical Manager has a background in working with dementia. This has provided an excellent platform for supporting any of our residents who are confused. Re-assessment will be sought if required to ensure the residents safety and well-being.
Lounges/seating areas Yes One large lounge and two sun-rooms. Residents also enjoy sitting in our reception area where they chat, read and watch the comings and goings.
Outings Yes We have regular outings and the residents enjoy afternoon tea out or even lunch and their weekly indoor bowls challenge against other resthomes.
Rural Setting Yes We are located in the Amberley township, but we have a rural outlook across farmland towards rolling hills.
Smokers Room No We have a no smoking policy
Smoking Permitted Yes Outside the buildings only.
Semi-Secure Yes The building is secure at night and at other appropriate times.
Sprinklers Yes Also smoke detectors, hose reels, fire extinquishers and fire blanket.
Audit report available Yes We gained a four year certification and our report can be accessed on the Ministry of Health website.
Updated: 12 Oct 2017
Special Features
Special Features
We are a small rural based rest home and enjoy the comings and goings of a family home. Friends and family members drop in and spend time with us. Some join in the activities provided and often stay for a cuppa and a bite to eat. We encourage family members to be actively involved with their loved ones care and invite family in to regular events at the home. In a rural community everyone knows each other and when a visitor calls they usually see more than 1 resident.

We encourage individual interests and hobbies and also like our residents to share them with each other.
Several residents enjoy contributing to daily chores and we love the help. Setting tables, hanging out washing, folding napkins, watering the garden etc. We like everyone to feel valued.

We also understand that new residents need time to settle into their new surroundings as each come from different backgrounds, life experiences, values and beliefs. Our aim is to create a harmonious atmosphere in our home. Being a small home we can provide individualised support to each resident.

The Amberley Medical Centre provide a full range of services: Wellness Clinic, and heated physiotherapy pool.

We provide country living with city amenities, come and make our home yours.
Updated: 5 Nov 2013
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Our Residents enjoy a variety of activities, we encourage as much particapation as possible. As we are a small home we are able to focus on individual preferences and we enjoy regular themed days.
Some enjoy scrabble, housie, circle bowls, gardening and shopping days. Others enjoy reading and music.

Birthdays are always celebrated and we love to spoil the birthday person with a cake and a song.

Our van is used weekly for shopping trips, drives and afternoon tea excursions which are enjoyed by all our residents.

Our home is purpose built and all rooms are in close proximity to the main lounge and kitchen. Studio rooms flow out into the courtyard where residents can sit and enjoy over 100 different variety of roses. The kitchen is well appointed so you can smell the aromas of freshly baked goods and dinner cooking all day.

Friends and family are always welcome here at Amberley Resthome and Retirement Studios and most people come and visit more than one person so it can become a very social occasion.

We can provide email, internet and fax facilities where needed and a residents line is available for personal phone calls.

In house activities include music, indoor bowls, cards, videos, massage, sing a longs, word finds, crosswords, word morph, newspaper reading, exercises, housie, baking, craft the knitting group and lots more.

Community interests/activities are many and varied.
RSA, Outdoor Bowls, Sewing Circle, St. Johns, Garden Club, Welcome Club, Bridge Club, Lions, 3 graded walking groups, Painting/Art Group, Good Companions, Cricket/Squash/Rugby/Tennis Clubs, Craft Group, District Library, Billiards., Art, Indoor Games, Never Alone Club, Lions, Indoor Games, BBQ, Board games, Bowls
Updated: 20 Apr 2015
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals We provide home cooked meals, where we try to cater for all individual likes and dislikes. Where possible we will offer an alternative if required. Home baking features at morning and afternoon teas. Our hot meal is served at midday with a lighter option at night. Breakfast is served in bed from 7.15am onwards.
Staffing Details Most of our caregivers are locals and are already known by the residents. Staff are very supportive and do their best to ensure residents are happy, warm and feel safe.
Associated Complexes Amberley Retirement Village 2013 Limited. Amberley Resthome 2013 Limited
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Fees and details are available by contacting Tracey. 03 314 9250
Updated: 3 Jul 2015
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Interpreter Yes We have access to interpreter services.
Japanese Yes Limited
Welsh Yes
Updated: 31 Oct 2014
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 23 Feb 2015
Public Transport 0.20 km Public transport is available 3 days per week and the community bus is available for trips to Christchurch. We arrange transport in our own mini van and attempt to meet individual needs.
Shops 0.20 km Local dairy, post shop and Kiwi Bank, Craft Shop, Westpac Bank, Hairdressers, Pharmacist, Fish & Chip shop, Supermarket, Clothing Shop, Fruit & Vege Shop, Garden Centre, Petrol Stations, Stock Agents and an abundance of local cafe's and restaurants.
Mall 0.20 km Amberley shopping centre (not a covered mall)but has a great variety of shops included.
Parks 0.20 km Chamberlain Park and Amberley Domain are popular places to visit.
Library 0.20 km A well stocked community library is just a 100 metres from the rest home. We have a very good selection of large print books for our residents which are in our inhouse library. We have a few very keen readers amongst our residents.
Updated: 3 Jul 2015
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Care Association New Zealand Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes 3 year accreditation.
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) Yes 3 year accreditation.
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Care Association New Zealand New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 12 Dec 2014