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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Avon Lifecare
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
437 Armagh Street
Avonside
Christchurch 8011
DHB
Canterbury
Phone
(03) 9822 165 ext 3
Fax
(03) 9822 164
Email
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Web
Visit Website
Personnel
Manager
Ricki Anderson - 373 8350, 021 1034581
Owner
Family owned and operated
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Fitzgerald Complex Fitzgerald Complex Fitzgerald Complex
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The staff are wonderful

It's a nice place. No one wants their parents to end up in care and with a diagnosis of Dementia and when our mum had to move in to care very quickly after a series of bad falls we were understandably sceptical and apprehensive. The staff made an effort to get to know not just our mum but her family and friends, always make us welcome and also make themselves available to chat to if and when we needed some support in coming to terms with things. Residents have activities every day and the staff make an effort to be inclusive of needs and abilities and to promote and support independance as much as possible. It's never going to be like being at home, but the staff acknowlege this and try to make it as homely as they can.

Description
Holdsworth House Rest Home is set around a stunning courtyard of raised garden beds with it’s own young grape vine. 32 residents enjoy a choice of accommodation, from standard bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities to premium bed-sitting rooms with ensuite bathrooms.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 31
Vacancy Yes
Yes we have a room available. For more information or to view the facilities please phone: Ricki Anderson 03 373-8350
Impending vacancy Yes - Yes we have a room available
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 24 May 2019
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes The Revd Jill Keir and her team conduct weekly Sunday services at Fitzgerald and is available for personal visits with residents, family and friends.
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 10 Jan 2019
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes We have access to Geontology Nurse Specialists at the DHB
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Short stay services depends on available vacant beds
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes Premium rooms have ensuites
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes In courtyard.
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Special Features
Special Features
We provide a complete range of care on one site. Hospital attached, Dementia Care provided in a separate wing.
We provide a sociable environment where family are welcome to enjoy a meal with their relatives in the dining room and join any other activities they choose.
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We provide a recreational program that is meaningful to our residents. Our activity programme includes: bowls, quizzes, housie, outings, church services and exercise programmes.
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Staffing Qualifications and Details We have highly qualified care staff available 24/7
Updated: 10 Jan 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Armenian Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Thai Yes
Other Details Yes
Other Information Yes We have access to other interpreter services
Updated: 14 Mar 2019
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Inter denominational Yes
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.10 km Metro Route 60 - Hillmorton/Southshore
Shops 0.20 km Linwood village, Stanmore Road shops including KiwiPost and New World supermarket.
Mall 2.00 km The Palms
Parks 0.30 km 5 minutes walk to Beverley Park
Library   Linwood Library, 1st floor Eastgate Mall
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes On line
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 21 Jul 2016

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

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