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Coldstream Lifecare & Village
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71 Park Street
Ashburton 7700
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Make your home at Coldstream Lifecare

When it comes to everyday life, Coldstream makes it easy with village, rest home, hospital, and respite care. The well-appointed rooms all look out onto sheltered courtyards or landscaped gardens and come complete with a 24-hour call system and WiFi.

Part of the close-knit Ashburton community, Coldstream is set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens, just a hop, skip and jump from the Ashburton shopping centre, where you’ll find all the essentials including a supermarket and pharmacy.

We offer everything from hairdressing to speech therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry and SKY TV. We have a range of recreational activities including happy hour, board games, gardening, crafts and indoor bowls. Our facility van is also always on hand for outings.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 4 Apr 2022
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 21
Vacancy No
rooms with charm and views of the town
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Yes as at 09 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 Yes
Updated: 11 Aug 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have experienced and dedicated Registered Nurses providing 24 hour coverage.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our Caregivers are highly experienced and work towards achieving NZQA qualifications in residential aged care. They are skilled to provide the best care for our residents.
Physiotherapist Yes
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Negotiable All menus are Dietitian approved. A Dietitian is available for general advice and to oversee special dietary requirements.
Kaumatua Negotiable We endeavour to assist residents to maintain any cultural ties they may have in the community before coming to Coldstream.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have access to a Chaplain, and various religious groups can be arranged to visit to provide services for all of our residents.
Other Personnel Yes Coldstream has a range of services available, such as email assistance, appointment transportation, pharmacy and medication administration, housekeeping, speech therapy, dental, and interpreter services. We are able to arrange for our residents if required.
Updated: 4 Apr 2022
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We have extensive experience dealing with oxygen management
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes We have extensive experience dealing with Gastronomy feeding
Bariatric (Care of the very overweight) Yes
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
Wound Care Yes All our Registered nursing staff are trained in wound care. Access to specialist wound care advisor as needed
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control Yes Our RN has additional training in infection control
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 4 Apr 2022
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Rooms are fully furnished and we encourage residents to personalize their rooms.
Single Rooms Yes Rooms are equipped with a personal heater, nurse call system and safety grab rails. Freeview TV and Sky TV access is available.
Ensuite Yes We have some rooms with ensuites, please discuss this option and room tarrifs with our Care Home & Village Manager.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Monitored together with GP guidance.
Pets In Residence Yes 2 cats inresidence
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We are happy to discuss options for your pets.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes Available for residents.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Communal lounges in the complex are equipped with comfortable seating, a stereo system and televisions with Freeview TV, Sky TV, and DVD players. The area is large enough for residents to run meetings, invite guests and partake in a variety of organised functions.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes A no discrimination policy is in place to provide a friendly and caring space for residents.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes It is possible for people to join us during the day and return home at night. We encourage families to help us care for their family member.
Outings Yes As part of the activities programme, regular trips are provided to the local community. These can include shopping, sightseeing and picnics.
Whanau Room Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Our staff are trained to recognise and manage a range of behaviours that residents may have.
Confused Residents Yes Our staff are able to manage residents who have some confusion from time to time.
Smoking Permitted Yes We are a non smoking facility
Updated: 4 Apr 2022
Special Features
Special Features
Coldstream Lifecare Complex offers all the benefits of a care facility, including entertainment, activities and companionship. The site provides a convenience shop, scooter bay, paraplegic toilets, and separate dining room and lounge facilities. The facility is fitted with accessibility ramps and safety grab rails, wide corridors, and smoke detectors with water sprinklers.

Situated in the beautiful Ashburton, Coldstream has magnificent landscaped and vegetable gardens, with a BBQ area and a courtyard for quiet and peaceful sitting and relaxing. We take pride in being warm and friendly and have become renowned for our cheerful atmosphere.
Updated: 4 Apr 2022
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Coldstream Lifecare has an extensive repertoire of activities and events, aimed at keeping the body and mind stimulated. Our Activity Coordinators focus on designing programmes for each individual at all levels of disability, to promote independence and creative expression.

Age Concern and Alzheimer's Society are easily accessed through us and we welcome them to our facility. Entertainers form a regular part of our programme. Sky TV is also available in the main lounges.

Here are just some of the activities and interests of residents which arise on a regular basis:

Aromatherapy, BBQ, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Canine friends, Craft, Concerts, Dancing, Flower arranging, Games, Gardening, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Organ, Parties, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Shopping, Sing-a-longs.

There is also active involvement in community events. Outings are an ongoing part of the activities programme and often include stopping somewhere for coffee.
Updated: 4 Apr 2022
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Details about meals All meals are prepared on site with homebaking for morning and afternnon teas.
Updated: 4 Apr 2022
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Italian Yes
Nepali Yes
Punjabi Yes
Other Information No An interpreter can be arranged as required
Updated: 4 Apr 2022
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes St Stephen's Church is just across the road from Coldstream.
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes Spiritual advisors visit monthly or as required
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes St Andrew's Church is directly opposite Coldstream.
Roman Catholic Yes The Catholic Church borders Coldstream's gardens.
Salvation Army Yes
(Other comments) Yes We are able to accommodate our residents' spiritual needs as requested. A spiritual advisor, chaplaincy and church services are available.
Updated: 4 Apr 2022
Location Distance Details
Public Transport Ashburton does not have a public transport system, however, taxis are readily available.
Shops 0.50 Km New World Supermarket is 500 metres away with Ashburton's main shopping centre a five minute walk.
Mall 0.50 Km There is no mall in Ashburton
Parks 0.50 Km The Ashburton Domain has the most beautiful gardens, with an avery, rose gardens and bowling club. Cricket, hocket and tennis are played within the domain.
Library 0.50 Km Ashburton Public library is within walking distance.
Updated: 4 Apr 2022
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Other details Yes We provide monthly education sessions for all staff
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 4 Apr 2022

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