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Archer Village Ltd - Modern, spacious rest home and cottages

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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Archer Village Ltd
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
166 Colombo St
Beckenham
South-East
Christchurch
Postal Address
PO Box 12-189, Beckenham, Christchurch 8242
DHB
Canterbury
Phone
(03) 943-6006
Fax
(03) 332 7189
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Personnel
Manager
Graeme Mitchell - (03) 943 6006
Owner
Archer Memorial Baptist Home Trust
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Description
We warmly welcome you to consider joining our 'Archer family'.

'Living life...loving life' is our motto. We have a desire that everyone who joins our family, not only 'lives life' but is enjoying themselves that they really 'love life' once again. And we are the first home in Christchurch to be registered as an Eden Alternative Home. This is all about an holistic approach to life and reigniting the spirit in a persons life.

We take pride in creating a loving atmosphere for everyone who is involved with Archer, and that's why some of our caring staff have been here for many years.

We've also celebrated over 55-years of serving people in this community, so why not come and have a look at what we have to offer.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 18 Jul 2013
DHB Respite Care Booking Service
DHB Respite Care Booking Service
We provide DHB Respite Care Booking Service.
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care53
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Please contact us on RECEPTION 03-943 6006, or our SENIOR NURSE Mrs Adele Bishop on 943-6265, or 021-460-336 for questions on future availability.
Thank you.
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 24 Jul 2017
Testimonials
Testimonials
Current Food Safety Plan ( HACCP's)

FSA Exemption status

ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices Tertiary Level

Australasian Benchmarking Member

EDEN Associate Member
Updated: 15 Jan 2013
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40 Yes Mrs Adele Bishop
Enrolled Nurse 60 Yes Anne Whitfield, Hilary Mason, Mel Finlay, Samarra Andrell
Physiotherapist Negotiable An excellent physiotherapy service is provided directly across the road
Occupational Therapist 0.00 Negotiable
Own Social Worker 0 Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes Mrs Katrina Rushton
Activities Co-ordinator 40 Yes Mrs Katrina Rushton, has been involved with Archer for over 10-years, and has attanied the Nation Certificate in Diversional Therapy.
Hairdresser Yes Here every week.
Podiatrist Yes Here every three weeks.
Dietitian Negotiable Our menus are reviewed by a dietician
Accredited Visitors Yes Family of highly valued volunteers offer a range of services from visitation to hand massage to floral arranging, etc.
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor 20 Yes Rev. Wendy Robinson and Rev John Ward are employed by Archer to provide a range of Chaplaincy and Pastoral support to everyone involved at Archer.
Other Personnel Yes A great team of caregivers, catering, cleaners, admin and property staff, many of whom have been here for a number of years Our people are our greatest asset.
Updated: 4 Mar 2013
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes with support from the CDHB
Wound Care Yes provided through Nurse Maude
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Other Nursing Specialities Yes We have a strong network of support services.
Updated: 22 Jan 2013
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Where possible we would consider this, but a special exemption would need to be attained.
Day Care Yes People are offered a range of activities that run daily.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes Jasmine Lounge
Rooms (Single) Yes All are single rooms, with 39 rooms having an ensuite.
Ensuite Yes 39 rooms provided.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage people to make their room as homely as possible.
Pets In Residence Yes Absolutely! We are a 'Home' so pets are welcome, and come on a 'good behaviour' agreement.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We will consider all animals, but we do ask that they have approval from the General Manager first.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Free Phone service to each room available for incoming calls. Outgoing calls charged on a monthly rate that is discounted off the normal retail rate. No installation/connection charges occur either.
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Centralised heating monitoring system. Each room can be altered individually to cater for personal needs.
Maori Kaupapa Yes Archer's values parallel many Maori values.e.g. Karakia, Whanau support, Maanakitanga are all considered important
Residents Committee Yes We have a weekly 'Residents Forum', where residents contribute to the daily running of their Home
Family Committee No Families are just part of the place, and we interact on a personal basis day by day.
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Close involvement with families and Health Specialists.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Several lovely spacious areas over looking gardens. One lounge has just recently been repainted and new soft lighting installed. Large screen TV's are in both lounges. Plenty of outside seating areas
Outings Yes Variety of outings scheduled each week.
Smokers Room Yes Outside covered area overlooking a garden.
Smoking Permitted Yes In the smoking area, NOT in the home itself.
Semi-Secure Yes Private, well enclosed, security patrols each night.
Sprinklers Yes Meeting all compliance regulations.
Audit report available Yes Audit reports are available online through CDHB.
Updated: 1 Aug 2012
Special Features
Special Features
Archer Care is renouned for its genuine care of it's residents and staff for over 55-years.
It has a Christian heritage but welcomes all people to join our Archer family.

We support the EDEN Alternative approach to Life for our residents.
This is creating a home, not a rest-home institution, for our residents.
We focus on providing 'resident-directed support', where residents have the say in how our Archer Home will be run.
We dont just provide care for the clinical needs of a resident, but take an holistic approach. The whole person matters.
Nurturing the Human spirit, not just the human body.
Come and talk to us about it, we'd love to show you how much our residents are enriched by our approach to life here!

Archer also has buffet-styled dining for residents and family/friends. Come at the time you want and enjoy the selection from our buffet for your meal. Dining at Archer is a lovely, relaxed and enjoyable experience.

We recently completed a new Archer Leisure Centre. Including a heated indoor swimming pool and spa pool, gym, cafe, auditorium, and library for our residents, families and staff to enjoy.

Nestled also in complex is our Archer Retirement Village with a range of independent-living villas for our Retirement Community.
Archer also owns a second Retirement Village, Linrose, in Linwood as well..
Updated: 4 Mar 2013
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
'Living life...loving life' is our theme. We want our people to really enjoy their life at Archer, so much so, that they start to love life again!

We run our popular weekly activities.
'Favourites' like housie, bowls, library, van outings , then there is the special events like a mid-winter dinner, Christmas and Easter celebrations, and our Annual Archer 'Chocolate Fish' Resident-Celebration Awards dinner.

Did you know we even run our Archer Adventure Tours.
Day trips go to Hanmer Springs, Akaroa, Arthurs Pass, to name just a few.
And our Annual Camps, include otwo-nighters for those less mobile, to our week-long camps to places around the South Island.
Recently we travelled to Lake Tekapo and Aoraki/Mt Cook; as well as Wellinton and Dunedin for a week-long trips for our more mobile people.
Updated: 4 Mar 2013
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals Our meals are varied, with great pride being taken to present them nicely. We cater for specific needs, like diabeties, etc. We review our menu 6-weekly.
Staffing Details Our staff are our greatest asset. We have a low staff turnover with many of our staff being members of the Archer family for years, often spanning generations They are always willing to go the extra mile to ensure our residents are well looked after. Our caregiver's are involved in the ACE training to ensure we provide quality care and support to all our residents. Interestingly, we have very little staff turnover, as the Archer Village is like one big family. We're all interested in helping and supporting each other. All our staff undergo continual training from achieving the ACE certificate and comprehensive first aid certificate (which we pay for). We run monthly In-service and In-house training sessions to keep everyone informed of changing trends and new skills that need to be learnt.
Associated Complexes As well as our rest home, we have independent living -one and two bedroom villas available at Archer Village and two bedroom villas available at Linrose Village. We also offer short term stays, which are very popular.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Our fees are comparable with other places of our nature.
Updated: 1 Aug 2012
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Updated: 1 Aug 2012
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes We employ our own Archer Chaplain.
Christian Yes We hold two Devotional Services weekly, and a Sunday Service weekly as well.
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes All the Christian denominations are supported.
Inter denominational Yes Ministers from various denominations lead our church services.
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes All the Christian faiths are supported.
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
(Other comments) Yes We have a Christian heritage, support the Christian faith, and employ our own Chaplain.
Updated: 18 Jul 2013
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.05 km Bus stops outside our main entrance.
Shops 0.20 km Shopping village outside main entrance.
Mall 1.00 km Short bus trip to Mall.
Parks 0.75 km Parks and streams nearby.
Updated: 19 Nov 2012
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes A number of our Staff are enrolled on the nationally recognised Aged-Care Training programme called ACE.
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes Senior of our Senior Nursing Staff have attained this Certificate
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes Our Activities Coordinator has attained this Certificate.
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes Full membership
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes Both Archer and Linrose Villages are fully Registered and Accredited Retirement Villages
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes Through Ministry of Health Website
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes Fully Accredited Members
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 1 Aug 2012

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