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Arvida St Albans

At a glance
Vacancy
Yes
Care Suite Vacancy
Yes
Name
Arvida St Albans
Category
Rest Home
Address
St Albans Retirement Village
41 Caledonian Road
Saint Albans
Christchurch 8014
Region
Canterbury
Phone
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Email
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Web
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Facebook
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Personnel
Manager
Hayley Madden - 03 364 9988
Owner
Arvida Group Limited - 0800 278 432
Sales Manager
Ian Chamberlain - 021 489 784
Clinical Manager
Theresa Santiago
Other services
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Arvida’s St Albans care community is on a journey to transform the ageing experience, so that you can always live the best version of your life. We’ve turned the traditional model of care on its head with a fundamental shift in how we provide support to residents who need 24/7 assistance. Now care is shaped to the person, rather than making the person fit into care.

The recently-refurbished care centre at St Albans offers long-term rest home and hospital-level care accommodation in fully-furnished care rooms, which are available in a choice of standard or premium. Residents in our care centre are grouped into homely micro-communities called households.

We currently have rooms in our beautiful care centre, please give us a call to find out more and make an appointment to view.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 15 Dec 2022

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 18
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $25.00/day up to $30.00/day as at 19 Jun 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 No

Updated: 21 Jun 2024

Care Suite Bed and Vacancy Details
Care Suite Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 59
Care Suite Vacancy Yes
Premium room charges do not apply to Care Apartments
Care Suite Impending vacancy No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)

Updated: 21 Jun 2024

Personnel
Personnel
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have experienced registered nurses on site 24 hours per day, seven days per week
Enrolled Nurse Yes We have three wonderful enrolled nurses on staff
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have a great team of experienced caregivers
Physiotherapist Yes On The Go Physio provides physiotherapy assistance
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our wellness co-ordinator Lee is here during office hours, providing activities, support and entertainment
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser Sue works in our salon every Thursday and Friday.
Podiatrist Yes Charlotte from Riccarton podiatry visits 6 weekly. Just make an appointment at reception.
Dietitian Yes Arvida's dietitian provides individual dietary care as well as overseeing the kitchen and food programme
Accredited Visitors Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Monthly church services

Updated: 11 Dec 2019

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We can offer end of life care in our hospital wing
Wound Care Yes Our nurses are trained in the latest methods of woundcare
Diabetic Care Yes Our nurses are fully trained in the care of diabetic patients
Continence Advice Yes Our care staff are available to support you in your continence requirements
Infection Control Yes All staff are regularly trained in the latest infection control techniques
Clinical Management Yes Our Clinical Manager Penny is a registered nurse

Updated: 20 Aug 2018

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 Respite Care is available when we have a vacancy.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes

Updated: 20 Aug 2018

Features
Features
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage residents to bring their furniture and personal items to their new home
Single Rooms Yes We offer lovely spacious rest home rooms.
Ensuite Yes All rooms at the Village have their own ensuite
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Pets may be able to reside with you in your new home. We do have a pet policy. Our village pets are our cats Sooty and smokey. We also have and fish.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We can consider individual requests. Please feel free to ask.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes We encourage residents to get their own phone connection. In most cases, you are able to keep the phone number from your old home
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Heating is centrally controlled underfloor in most rooms, but we are happy to individualise your heating. Just ask at reception.
Lounges/seating areas Yes There are three lounges, a light and airy atrium as well as many nooks with comfortable seating
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Within our surrounding suburbs. Includes morning/afternoon tea, lunch, activities/outings.
Outings Yes We offer regular outings in our 12 seater minibus to cafes, events and shopping
Residents Committee No Residents have two monthly meetings with the village manager and wellness co-ordinator. Any items to go on the agenda can be given to the activities co-ordinator.
Newsletter Yes We publish a residents' newsletter every two months, and it is emailed to family and friends
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Smoking Permitted No No smoking policy applies.
Semi-Secure No St Albans Village is an open facility

Updated: 25 Jun 2020

Special Features
Special Features
As a central Christchurch care community, St Albans is handy to shops, parks, galleries, museums, gardens and historic places. The restaurants and cafés of Oxford Terrace are just minutes away, and the community runs regular van outings for shopping, special events and scenic drives.

Updated: 15 Dec 2022

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Our Wellness Co-ordinator Lee co-ordinates a varied monthly calendar of activities. eg; art & crafts, board games, Church service, cooking & baking, dancing, entertainment, exercises, flower arranging, games, gardening, happy hour, housie, theme events, piano, quizzes, reading, guest speakers, shopping, sing-a-longs, Sky TV, men's group. indoor games eg; bowls & golf, jigsaw puzzles, library, movies, music, newspaper readings, outings eg; lunches, afternoon teas, exhibitions, pre school, casino, & picnics.

Updated: 21 Aug 2018

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please contact the Sales Manager or Village Manager for information.
Staffing qualifications and details All staff have ongoing training with in-house meetings with guest speakers. Staff continue training towards the Careerforce qualification.
Details about meals All meals and baking are prepared on site by experienced staff. Special diets are catered for.

Updated: 20 Aug 2018

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Burmese Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Rumanian Yes
Sri Lankan Yes
Tagalog Yes

Updated: 21 Aug 2018

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes

Updated: 21 Aug 2018

Distances
Distances
Location Distance Details
Public Transport Fantastic bus stop and routes 100m from gate
Shops Dairy within site of gate
Mall Merivale Mall
Parks Abberley Park
Library 0.00 Km On site

Updated: 20 Aug 2018

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) Yes 2020
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)

Updated: 11 Dec 2019


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