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Arvida St Allisa

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Arvida St Allisa
Rest Home
46 Main South Road
Christchurch 8042
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James Mackenzie - 03 343 3388
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Welcome to St Allisa, an Arvida care and wellbeing community. We are a resident-led community, using the Attitude of Living Well to drive our engagement with our residents who are encouraged to get involved and make decisions about their day to day living.

St Allisa is nestled amongst beautiful tree-lined grounds and an 'Old English Garden', with gorgeous roses and hedging. We offer a warm, comfortable and homely environment and we respect each resident's individuality and privacy.

St Allisa features a strong New Zealand theme throughout, from our grounds, which are planted in native plants to our paintings and artwork of local New Zealand scenes. Our Rest Home and Hospital is tastefully designed and well positioned for the sun and views within this beautiful setting.

We offer a wide spectrum of care from Rest Home, Hospital, Respite and Dementia Care to Long Term Care for those with Chronic Health Conditions, Young People with Disabilities and ACC Recovery.

We have 109 rooms, in both single and double, and all have full ensuite bathrooms. The environment is homely and warm, and residents are encouraged to bring their own pictures, ornaments and other personal items to personalise their rooms if they wish.

A Registered Nurse is on duty at all times, and our team of friendly Wellness Partners look after our residents like they are family. All of our Wellness Partners have the Certificate in Health and Wellbeing - Advance Care and Support (Level 2, 3 or 4), or are studying for it. Education for all of our staff, including housekeepers and kitchen staff, is a priority for us here at St Allisa.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 13 Dec 2016

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 65
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No - 2
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges No
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: 13 Jun 2024

"Thanks for exceptional care and kindness shared with ________ by all staff at St Allisa Lifecare"

“To Jason and all the wonderful staff at St Allisa’s for your understanding and care of our Dad. We Appreciate your hardwork and dedication in helping make it Dad’s new home and I know he did too. Thank you."

" I have attended at St Allisa many times and also worked in the health industry for many years. I would like to take this opportunity to say that the staff are excellent from the front desk where Clare always has a smiling face to your activities coordinator, carers and dedicated nursing staff. As an entertainer we play at many rest homes. St Allisa would up with the top 10. Well done and we are proud to play at your rest home."

Updated: 6 Sep 2023

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have a Registered Nurse on duty at all times. Oversight is provided by our Clinical Coordinators, Clinical Manager and Village Manager with on-call support from Arvida's Wellness and Care team.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our team of friendly Wellness Partners look after our residents like they are family. All of our Wellness Partners are supported to attain Level 2, 3 and 4 Health and Wellbeing - Advanced Care and Support.
Physiotherapist 4 Yes An On-the-Go physiotherapist is on site once a week and also available on-call. Physiotherapist assistants are specially trained Wellness Partners available and works closely with the physiotherapist.
Occupational Therapist No Please enquire.
Social Worker (on site) No Please enquire.
Diversional Therapist 40 Yes Our Wellness Partners incorporate both traditional caregiver and diversional therapist roles. We have qualified and registered DTs amongst our Wellness Partner staff. A comprehensive activities and entertainment plan is developed by our Pillar teams of staff and residents (Moving, Eating, Thinking, Engaging and Resting Well).
Activities Co-ordinator 40 Yes
Hairdresser Yes There is a hair salon on site and the hairdresser visits once a week.
Podiatrist Yes A podiatrist calls every six weeks and residents book appointments through the care team.
Dietitian Yes We have access to Arvida Dietitians who provide advise and assist with seasonal menu designs. Our Eating Well committee ensures resident choices feature on the menu frequently.
Kaumatua Negotiable Please enquire
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable Please enquire
Other Personnel Yes Receptionist, Administration, Housekeepers, Chefs, Kitchen Hand, Maintenance Supervisor and a Gardener. Hearing aid association and ear health when required.

Updated: 6 Sep 2023

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes Oxygenators are available. Limited bottle support available.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management No please enquire
Palliative Care (Contracted) No End of Life Contract
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes With over view from Nurse Maude Hospice. Completed 'Fundamentals of Palliative Care' modules. Registered Nurses are syringe driver competent.
IV Antibiotic Capability No please enquire
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes please enquire
Continence Advice Yes please enquire
Stomal Therapy Yes If required
Stroke Rehabilitation No please enquire
ACC Rehabilitation Yes Please enquire
Tracheotomy Care No please enquire
Spinal Injuries Care No Please enquire
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes please enquire
Community Health Yes
Clinical Management Yes Monday to Friday and on-call after hours
Other Specialties Yes please enquire

Updated: 6 Sep 2023

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
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes if possible

Updated: 6 Sep 2023

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes You are most welcome. The Attitude of Living Well encourages residents to change their address, not their lifestyle. We'll find a way to make your room your castle.
Single Rooms Yes We have a limited number of double rooms available. These come with premium rooms charges.
Shared Rooms No We have a limited number of double rooms available. These come with premium rooms charges.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have a limited number of double rooms available. These come with premium rooms charges.
Ensuite Yes Included as our Standard Room.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Happy hours
Pets In Residence Yes Two pet birds and many fish. Dogs frequently visit, including our therapy dog.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Please enquire
Phone Access In Own Room Yes You can arrange to have a telephone installed within your room at your own cost. please enquire
Wifi Yes Available via a monthly charge
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Individual thermostats in each room.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Contract with HFA
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes Pegasus contract
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Overview from Nurse Maude Hospice. RNs are syringe driver competent.
Palliative Care Contract Yes End of Life Care Contract
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Respite and Carer Support and Private
Outings Yes Regular van outing and events managed by our Pillar committees of residents and staff.
Residents Committee Yes Please enquire. Residents and Wellness meetings are held monthly. The Health & Disability Commission has an Advocacy Service that may be accessed by any resident or their family
Newsletter Yes Monthly
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Rural Setting No Spacious grounds with trees and gardens
Smokers Room Yes Smokers Area outdoors
Smoking Permitted Yes Smokers Area

Updated: 6 Sep 2023

Special Features
Special Features
Nothing but the best is acceptable for each and every resident. Transport available to appointments if this is difficult for family to arrange.
Please feel free to come and visit us - preferably organise a time with the manager and have a coffee, a good talk and look around, you will immediately feel the warmth and friendliness surround you. Visiting residents is whenever it suits you. We are a vibrant happy place to be.

Updated: 28 Oct 2016

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Personalised lifestyle plans are put together with the resident and family involved. Activity programs may include the following: Newspaper reading,bowls, floor darts, van outing, housie, exercises, parachute, gardening, walking groups, shopping, quiz, knitting group, reminiscing, happy hour, balloon exercises, drives, golf game, church service, mobile trolley, piano, massages, movies,library, word find, board games, one/one, fishing game, painting, relaxing, BBQ, concerts, music, church service, baking, entertainment, sing-a-longs, picnic, Sky TV, arts and crafts.
Local school input and interactions.

Updated: 28 Oct 2016

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please enquire
Staffing qualifications and details Registered Nurse on duty 24 hours per day. Full time Activities person. Trained Care Givers. Separate Laundry, cleaning and kitchen staff.
Details about meals Breakfast in bed or in the dining room. Choice of mains midday. Soup, savoury dish and sandwiches and fruit for tea. Morning, afternoon teas and supper, served or available in own rooms with tea making facilities provided.

Updated: 28 Oct 2016

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Egyptian Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
French Yes
Mandarin Yes
Samoan Yes
Spanish Yes
Tagalog Yes
Other Information Yes Please enquire

Updated: 28 Oct 2016

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Weekly communion
Salvation Army Yes
(Other comments) Yes Please enquire. Interdenominational services held

Updated: 28 Oct 2016

Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.01 Km Outside the gate
Shops 0.50 Km
Mall 0.50 Km
Parks 0.50 Km
Library Fortnightly visits and on site

Updated: 28 Oct 2016

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)

Updated: 28 Oct 2016

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