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Cheviot Rest Home
Rest Home Care
20 Reeves Street
Cheviot 7310
(03) 319 8727
(03) 319 8727
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Sue Coleman - (03) 319 8727
Sue and Stephen Coleman - (03) 319 8727
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We will provide a safe, comfortable and warm environment where residents and their families can reside and relax in the knowledge that their concerns, views and opinions will be heard, acknowledged and acted upon with love, compassion, understanding and dignity; where the individuals needs will be embraced and respected whether they be emotional, spiritual, physical or medical and where care will be given with integrity, knowledge and experience by our staff.Our home is your "Home Away From Home"
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 13 Apr 2012
DHB Respite Care Booking Service
DHB Respite Care Booking Service
We provide DHB Respite Care Booking Service.
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 13
Vacancy Yes
Enjoy life in the country, fresh air, peaceful surroundings in our large garden, little traffic to disturb the peace and tranquility, watch and listen to the sounds of peace and quiet. Enjoy the warmth of the friendly,caring staff and delicious home cooked meals served with vegetables from our own garden. Try out our home,sharing the fireside in the lounge chatting - our place could soon become your new home away from home. With 12 trained and qualified staff, a registered nurse 24 hours a day 7 days a week our rest home although small is very homely with a wonderful atmosphere as soon as you walk in the front door. You will never be lonely as any visitor who walks in soon chats to all the residents as most people are known to all - or soon will be! We do not have any Hidden Costs - we do not charge for a view from your room, the size of your room or if you have an ensuite ! Everyone is treated the same.
Impending vacancy Yes
Premium Room Charges No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 27 Nov 2020
We won the Aged Advisor 2015 award for the Best Rest Home in SI under 40 beds
And won again for 2016/17
And for 2018
Updated: 12 Feb 2019
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 40+ Yes Sue is our RN, owner and manager. She has many years experience in caring for the elderly being District Nurse in Cheviot for 10 years before purchasing the rest home 17 years ago. She also has a Post Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care
Enrolled Nurse No We have 2 members on the staff who have had Enrolled Nurse training but do not hold a current practising certificate - so our standard of carers is very experienced
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Some staff at present are educated through Career Force, completing a Level 3 Certificate in Health and Wellbeing. Some have achieved National Certificate in Care of the Older Person.We have monthly meetings and education.
Physiotherapist 0.00 Yes A Physiotherapist is in Cheviot 2 days a week - Lyn travels up from Amberley and has rooms at the Cheviot Community Health Centre. She is happy to make calls to our home or we will take residents up to her rooms
Occupational Therapist 0.00 No Can be arranged if required
Social Worker (on site) 0.00 No Can be arranged if required
Activities Co-ordinator Yes A wide range of activities are planned taking into account the residents likes and dislikes, physical and mental exercises, outings, visits as well as entertainment for all to enjoy every afternoon Monday to Friday. Singing and music is also provided.
Hairdresser Yes 2 staff members are able to cut and set hair or Should you wish to use the hair salon in the shopping center arrangements can be made with transport. A visiting hair dresser is also available
Podiatrist Yes This service has recently been established in Cheviot every 8 weeks. Arrangements can be made for a visit should you require this at your expense other wise the RN will cut nails
Dietitian Yes Staff note and listen to residents - likes and dislikes, we grow a lot of our own vegetables,have our own sheep grazing and fattening, great community support with fresh fruit and veges, fresh fish donated otherwise we purchase fresh every week
Accredited Visitors Negotiable The Cheviot community strongly supports the rest home with many volunteers coming in throughout the week for different reasons - reading, singing, music, cards,walks. Both the school and preschools also visit throughout the year.
Kaumatua Yes Can be arranged should it be required
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes A church service is held by the Anglican church for the elderly once a week - they also collect any residents who wish to attend and we arrange for a church service to be held once a month at our rest home for thosewho wish to attend.
Other Personnel Yes We have a physio assistant who is able to take individual residents for exercises when required, otherwise she runs a compulsory exercise class 3 mornings a week that will improve balance and strength, which helps to prevent falls.
Updated: 10 Apr 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes Previously we have had a resident on oxygen therapy
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes We have a contract to provide Palliative Care and End of Life Care so you are able to remain living with us within the wider Cheviot community.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Rest Home Nurse/Manager has a Post Grad Certificate in Palliative Care including End of Life Care. We work in closely with Nr Maude Palliative care team which visit as required. Our home has introduced and uses the End-of-Life Care Plan
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes Through local Community Health Centre - District Nurses and Practice Nurses
Wound Care Yes We are able to seek the advice from Nr Maude Wound Specialist Nurses Sue our RN attended a National Wound Care conference in 2015 and attended an education in 2016 enabling her to keep up to date with best practice and products
Diabetic Care Yes RN has education in diabetes, some residents are diabetics, we offer diabetic food and all staff are capable in giving insulin and taking blood sugar recordings
Continence Advice Yes Thru Nurse Maude
Stomal Therapy Yes Through Nurse Maude Our Carers have previously cared for a resident with a stoma
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Thru CPH and Burwood Older Persons Health
Infection Control Yes Through Bug Control and local Christchurch laboratories as well as the CDHB Infection Control Nurses
Surgical Followup Yes As required in partnership with DN and PN from Cheviot Community Health Centre
Primary Rural Health Care Yes Sue has an interest in rural health with a post graduate certificate in Primary Rural Health
Clinical Management Yes Sue is Clinical Manager and is at work or on call and available 7 days a week. She often fills in any shifts so knows the run of the rest home and the work load intimately.
Other Specialties Yes Stop smoking programme and support is offered by one of the local practise nurses
Updated: 10 Apr 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 Allows you time to regain your health following a medical incident or when you have been unwell.Perhaps your spouse needs time out to regain their strength. We now offer Respite Care for Under 65 years of age
Carer Support Yes Should we have a spare bed, you are welcome to use it for short term stays. We have had people stay a weekend while they attend a grand daughters wedding, family go away for a holiday or long weekend - you may need a break from family too.
Other Short Stay Programme Yes Anyone Under 65 years of age are able to spend time with us for Short or Long Term Care
Subsidised Yes All our beds are avaiable for both subsidised and private paying people - we make no distinction between people, all recieve the highest standard of care possible
Private Paying Yes All our beds are available for both subsidies and private paying residents. We make no distinction between people, everyone recieves the same high standard of care possible
Booking can be made in advance Yes Yes we will do our best to accommodate your wishes We have No Hidden Costs - everyone is treated the same no matter what room you choose
Updated: 10 Apr 2018
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Armchair, pictures, paintings, photos, bedspread, pillows, anything for your room to make it feel like home - any personal items.
Single Rooms Yes All rooms are single with a basin, wardrobe, lounge chair, wall heater, bed and drawers, main light and bedside light along with a nurses call bell. The rooms are all carpeted, warm and we have HRV system to help warm the rooms when the sun is shining
Shared Rooms Yes 1 room is avaliable but I do prefer to keep this room for family/whanau who wish to stay with a resident recieving end of life care
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes 1 room is a double room with 2 beds in it which would be ideal should a couple wish to continue to be togther It is not spacious but it may suit a couple
Ensuite Yes 4 rooms have shared ensuites and there is no extra cost if you have a room with a shared ensuite.
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have drinks every afternoon at 4pm - a social chat time together in the lounge or outdoors on warm sunny days - Drinks are both alcoholic and non alcoholic what ever you wish to choose. Residents are expected to provide their own alcoholic drinks.
Pets In Residence Yes We have a cat - Albie. He is very friendly, some residents love having a cat sleep on their beds or knees Our RN often has her dog Lili with her for part of the day. We also have a budgie - one of the residents cares for this bird.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Points are in every room allowing you to connect your personal phone at your cost
Wifi Yes Yes this is avaliable
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Fan heaters are in every room with different settings we have installed a HRV system which forces warm air trapped in the roof into rooms to help with heating - the temperature is set at 22 degrees
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We now are able to offer care both Short term and Long Term for those Under 65 years with Chronic Medical Health conditions
Lounges/seating areas Yes One large lounge with a fire place, faces north and west - there is always a sunny spot to sit in Activities, singing,TV, music,, morning and afternoon tea all take place in the commual lounge
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes Respite and Carer Support rooms kept specifically
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Yes we provide End-of-Life care and Palliative Care,we use the End-of-Life Care Plan, so as your condition deteriorates we will be able to continue to care for you without having to send you into Christchurch for end -of-life care
Palliative Care Contract Yes Yes this is available on an indiviual contract as required. I have a special interest in Palliative Care and have a Post Grad Certificate in Palliative Care. Our home follows the NZ End-of-Life Care Plan and staff receive continuing education in this care
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Offered Monday - Friday take part in all our activities and trips out
Outings Yes Gore Bay for picnics at the seaside, many interesting drives around the countryside close to home. Fish and chips at Kaikoura, lunch at Oaro watching the dolphins, afternoon tea at St Annes lagoon close to Cheviot or lunch in Cheviot Hills Domain
Whanau Room Yes We have a double room that is kept as a Whanau or Family room, where family members are able to stay 24/7 with their loved one
Residents Committee No There is plenty of opportunities for discussion, when ever staff are sitting chatting with you and we have resident meetings every 3 months, these are always advertised to allow you plenty of time to think about issues you may wish to discuss
Family Committee No Many residents do not have family or they live some distance away. RN is always available by phone to listen to family or email, and she sends the monthly Newsletter to every family ensuring they are kept up to date with everything.
Newsletter Yes Monthly newsletter is produced for residents with a copy emailed to all family's interested
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Should behaviour become an issue and other residents frightened by continual challenging behaviour, an assessment will be carried out in consultation with family and Needs Aeessor and that resident may be asked to move to another rest home
Confused Residents Yes Depends on level of confusion
Rural Setting Yes We have spacious garden settings, sheep grazing in a paddock attached to the grounds with views of the hills across wide open spaces of rural land. 2 sheltered areas for sitting outside away from the wind A a large vege garden with fruit trees
Smokers Room No Outside for smoking
Smoking Permitted Yes We have a sheltered designated area for smoking outside the back door in the sun
Updated: 10 Apr 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Cheviot maybe a small, rural area but it has an extremely caring, supportive community that go out of their way to help one another. All medical and nursing personal work together for the good of the community.

We have use the End-of-Life Care Plan for the dying, as a way of helping residents and their families at the end of life.

We were a finalist in the 2010 North Canterbury Business Awards
We won an Aged Advisor Award for Best Rest Home in SI under 40 beds in 2015/16, again for and 2017, as well as 2018
No issues were found during our Audit in May 2016 or Spot Audit March 2018

We try to make all days special in some little way - a hug or a smile.Last Christmas our residents were very lucky - as well as ham and turkey we had whitebait, crayfish and fresh bluecod. Meals are very important to us as often this is the highlight of a residents day.

Social occassions, celebrations and outings are all important, as well as encouraging residents to continue with community activities. Just because you now live in a rest home does not mean your life comes to a stand still - there are still lots of new things for you to learn or take part in.
Movement 2 Music exercise classes each morning and short walks encourage everyone to maintain their mobility and independance
Updated: 12 Feb 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activities are carried out daily with ideas and suggestions welcomed from the residents. A monthly programme is made up in advance, allowing you the freedom to choose what interests you or perhaps you would prefer a snooze in the sun or a walk around the township, a visit to the cafes, shops or library.
Massages, foot spas and manicures take place once a week. Movement 2 Music exercise classes are fun 4 mornings a week Other activities are planned for each day taking into account your choices, likes and dislikes.
We have a huge selection of jigsaw puzzles, books and magazines, a vege garden that residents are encouraged to plant and keep,we preserve the fruit and veges from our garden too or encourage floral arrangements for the lounge,dining room or main entrance using our own flowers from the extensive gardens. Sheltered outdoor areas have seating to enable enjoyment in the sun, plenty of room for bowls, petonque,quoits, mini golf and many more persuits.
We have a happy hour every afternoon at 4pm (before tea) a good time for all to meet and talk about your day in a happy, congenial atmosphere.
Updated: 10 Apr 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Details about Meals We have a different menu during the winter than the summer and are very flexible with requests, likes and dislikes. A lot of our vegetables are grown in our garden so are very fresh and tastey
Staffing Qualifications and Details Most staff members have their National Certificate in Support of the Older Person while all staff are encouraged to sit Unit Standards through Career Force education. On going education and training is important for all staff
What's included in your fees and what's not We get copies of The Press to share amongst all residents but if you prefer your own copy this can be arranged at your expense. We do not have any Extra Charges for rooms or any other hidden costs
Updated: 10 Apr 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes All staff speak English
Maori - Te Reo Yes 1 member of our staff
Updated: 10 Apr 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes Members of the congregation are willing to collect residents to take them to church services each Tuesday morning Every 2 months a service is held in our lounge
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes Anglican Minister offers a service every second month held in the lounge. Christmas and Easter Services are held in our lounge
Presbyterian Yes Church is over the road from the rest home, easy access into the church, with members of the congregation willing to collect residents and accompany them to church services.
Roman Catholic Yes The Priest visits the Cheviot community and visits residents bringing communion Local members of the congregation are willing to collect residents should they wish to attend Mass each Sunday
Updated: 12 Feb 2019
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km
Shops 0.15 Km A variety of shop, services and cafes can be found close to the rest home
Mall 0.00 Km
Parks 0.20 Km Spacious grounds surround the rest home.
Library 0.50 Km Staff are able to change your library books for you or take you to the Cheviot Library to enable you to choose your own books
Updated: 15 Aug 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Care Association New Zealand Yes Offer us support, current information and legal advice
CareerForce Yes Providing staff education to all our staff from 2016
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes 4 staff members have achieved this certificate
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes Several staff members have this qualification
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes Offer us support, current information and legal advice.
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes No issues were found during our audit May 2016
Care Association New Zealand CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 30 Oct 2017

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