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Arvida St Allisa
Rest Home
46 Main South Road
Christchurch 8042
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James Mackenzie - 03 343 3388
Arvida Group - 0800 278 432
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Restrictions - critical visitors only
Welcome to St Allisa, an Arvida care and wellbeing community.

Respite and Carer Support available when we have vacancies.

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 have 90 beds, in both single and double rooms, and all have full ensuite bathrooms for both hospital level or rest home level care. 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 care givers look after our residents like they are family. All of our care givers have the National Certificate in Support of the Older Person, or are studying for it. Education for all of our staff, including cleaners and kitchen staff, is of the highest priority for us here at St Allisa.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 13 Dec 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 49
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy Yes
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $0.00/day up to $10.00/day as at 15 Aug 2022
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire
Updated: 16 Aug 2022
"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: 4 May 2018
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have a RN on duty at all times. 3 in the morning, 2 in the evening & 1 @ night. We also have a Clinical Nurse Manager who works full time. St Allisa is managed by Kiwi registered nurse Leigh.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes A Team of friendly caregivers look after our residents like they are family. All of our caregivers have the National Certificate in Support of the Older Person, or are studying for it.
Physiotherapist 4 Yes A physiotherapist is on site once a week and also available on-call. Physiotherapist assistants are available and works closely with the physiotherapist.
Occupational Therapist No Pls enquire
Diversional Therapist 40 Yes We have a qualified and registered DT Monday to Friday. A comprehensive activities and entertainment plan is developed and run by our activities staff.
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. The staff are not allowed to cut toenails.
Dietitian Negotiable We have access to Dietitian to advise and Menu review
Kaumatua Negotiable Pls enquire
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable Please enquire
Other Personnel Yes Receptionist, cleaners, cook, kitchen hand, laundry person, handyman and a gardener. Hearing aid association and ear health when required. Please enquire.
Updated: 11 Nov 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
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
Tracheotomy Care No please enquire
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes please enquire
Community Health Yes
Clinical Management Yes Monday to Friday
Other Specialties Yes please enquire
Updated: 4 May 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
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes if possible
Updated: 4 May 2018
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes You are most welcome. Make your room your own providing it does not compromise your safety and any other resident/visitor or the staff.
Single Rooms Yes Some doubles available. Please enquire. All rooms are equipped with a call bell. All electrical equipment must be tested by a registered inspection service at your own cost.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes Please enquire
Ensuite Yes Every Room has shower, basin and toilet
Alcohol Permitted Yes Happy hours
Pets In Residence Yes A budgie.
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 Please enquire. Residents meetings are held monthly. The Health & Disability Commission has an Advocacy Service that may be accessed by any resident or their family.
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
Residents Committee Yes Open discussion at monthly meetings. Eating Well committee who inform us on everything to do with menu planning and food delivery
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: 4 Apr 2022
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
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 28 Oct 2016

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