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Care Apartment Vacancy
Arvida Ilam
Rest Home Care
28 Ilam Road
Upper Riccarton
Christchurch 8041
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Keri Kime - (03) 341 1913
Arvida Group - 0800 278 432
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Kathie Gould - 021 392 446
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Our aim is to provide the best possible living experience for people in their later years. We have taken the utmost care to create an environment that fulfills the needs of individuals, whether they are seeking an independent lifestyle, or requiring more support.

Designed by respected architect Paul Foley, Ilam Lifecare offers premium apartments and studios in a warm and welcoming environment. All units are private and self-contained, yet fully serviced by our trained staff to provide peace of mind and the ultimate in comfort and security. There is also a village arcade and a variety of lounges, dining areas and outdoor gardens where residents can socialise and enjoy fresh air and change of scenery.
included in our 30 Resthome beds we have 8 Garden Studios(with Occupational Rights Agreement) which also offer Resthome level care.

Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 19 Apr 2017
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 24
Vacancy No
Refurbished rooms, with en suite toilet.Great outlooks beautiful garden.
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms as at 30 Nov 2021
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 3 Dec 2021
Care Apartment Bed and Vacancy Details
Care Apartment Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 45
Care Apartment Vacancy Yes
Refurbished rooms, with en suite toilet.Great outlooks beautiful garden.
Care Apartment Impending vacancy No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 3 Dec 2021
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes As required
Occupational Therapist Yes As required
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator No Activities Officer
Hairdresser Yes Beautifully appointed salon
Podiatrist Yes As required
Dietitian Yes Menus reviewed regularly
Kaumatua Yes As required
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Weekly Interdenominational Church Services
Other Personnel Yes Quality Manager
Updated: 19 Apr 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes Clinical Educator - Keri Kime ACE Educator - Sandy Shipley
Updated: 1 Nov 2016
Feature Status Details
Single Rooms Yes 30 rooms
Ensuite Yes In all rooms
Alcohol Permitted Yes But not in rooms
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Outings Yes
Whanau Room Yes
Residents Committee No Residents & Family Meetings
Family Committee No Residents & Family Meetings
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Updated: 1 Nov 2016
Special Features
Special Features
We take security very seriously. The village is constantly under security surveillance, with access controlled by electronic gates. Security staff are on site every day of the year, and each unit has a nurse call button for immediated assistance, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Ilam Lifecare has been designed to allow maxium enjoyment of the outdoors. A variety of sunny, yet sheltered outdoor areas add to the feeling of a social village environment.

We are conveniently located in a pleasant residential area

We are close to Westfield (Riccarton) Mall and the Bush Inn Centre Mall

There are churches nearby

There is a bus route at the gate, including the Orbiter for easy travel to the city and suburbs.
Updated: 1 Nov 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We arrange a wide variety of activities for our residents. These can be in house or part of a planned outing by the home or one of its support groups.

Activity programme includes

Art, BBQ, Big print books, Board games, Bowls, Bridge, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, , Entertainment, Exercises, Flower arranging, , Gardening, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Library, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Parties, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Probus, Reading, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Sky TV, Videos, Views
Updated: 1 Nov 2016
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Details about meals We have a qualified chef who provides wonderful meals that are interesting, attractive and good for you. We work on a five week menu that changes daily. Our meals are most memorable!
Updated: 1 Nov 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Chinese Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter Yes Interpreters enaged as required
Japanese Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Tongan Yes
Updated: 1 Nov 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Inter denominational Yes Weekly Service
Roman Catholic Yes Weekly Service
Updated: 1 Nov 2016
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km Bus stop at front gat
Shops 0.50 Km Church Corner Shops (Bush Inn)
Mall 0.50 Km Riccarton Mall
Parks 0.50 Km Ilam Park close by
Library 0.00 Km Library and computer room on site
Updated: 1 Nov 2016
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
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 1 Nov 2016

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