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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Elms Court (ElmsCourt)
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
44 Cholmondeley Ave
Opawa
South East
Christchurch
DHB
Canterbury
Phone
(03) 332 1861
Fax
(03) 332 1862
Mobile
0210418440
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Web
Visit Website
Facebook
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Personnel
Manager
Steve Burke - (03) 332 1861
Owner
Steve and Roz Burke - 021 0418440
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Please take a look at our latest quarterly newsletter.

Description
We provide a flexible home-like environment which recognises the uniqueness of each person.

At Elms Court you are a name not a number.

We actively encourage our residents to get out and enjoy themselves individually and with friends and family. We also provide planned group outings as often as possible e.g. willowbank, museum, music concerts etc
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 16 Nov 2016
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
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care19
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Single, sunny quiet room available. Please call Steve or Ros on 3321861 or 0210418440 anytime.
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 26 Jun 2017
Testimonials
Testimonials
Thanks Steven for showing me around Elms Court and your lovely family style care facility. I feel you offer a level of personal care and concern that allows residents to feel valued. A great change from the corporate model of institutionalised care. Unfortunately, my mother has decided not to leave the large NI facility where she is currently an unhappy resident.

Sandra (A prospective residents family member, Oct 2016)

A somewhat belated, but a very sincere thank you to you and your staff, for having me as a resident a few weeks ago. I really appreciated your care and how you all looked after me. I truly appreciated my 70th birthday with you all, birthday cake, roast luch and a present.

You and your staff were fantastic and I really enjoyed your other residents, please say hi to them all. I will be back. Thanks and very best wishes.

James (Respite, April 2016)

Thanks so much, You're above and beyond wonderful, one of a kind outstanding and without a doubt appreciated! To Jenny, Steve and all staff that looked after mum. Thank you so much for everything, you are all amazing.

Dawn (February 2015)
Updated: 16 Nov 2016
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Sarah Trusler. Always on call.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have a dedicated small team of friendly professional caregivers. We do not use bureau staff.
Physiotherapist Negotiable Available when necessary.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Available when necessary.
Diversional Therapist Yes Wendy Templeton
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Calvin Reynolds
Hairdresser Yes Marion Simons
Podiatrist Yes Riccarton Podiatry visits every six weeks.
Dietitian Negotiable Available when necessary.
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes A monthly church service is conducted by Minister Laurence Kimberley from nearby St Marks Church. A Roman Catholic service is held also held weekly.
Other Personnel Negotiable Our musician Dave comes every two weeks and plays a variey of music genoursly received. On alternative weeks, our other musician Adrian plays classical guitar. Other staff are employed where necessary for residents specific needs.
Updated: 16 Nov 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes Our RN has extensive experience in this field.
Continence Advisor Yes Supported by CDHB staff.
Infection Control Yes Our RN has extensive experience and knowledge.
Psychiatric Care Yes Our RN and management have recently completed a course in this field.
Clinical Manager Yes Our RN, Sarah Trusler has several years experience in aged care.
Updated: 16 Nov 2016
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Respite care is offered, if vacancies exist.
Carer Support Yes Always welcome if vacancies exist.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 16 Nov 2016
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We specialise in caring for people with unique needs including physical and intellectual disabilities. People under 65 are welcome.
Day Care Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes Most rooms are single rooms.
Rooms (Shared) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes
Ensuite Yes Some rooms have an ensuite, however most don't. Most accidents are in ensuites and consequently we believe our purpose built bathrooms minimise the chances of an accident and maximise purpose.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are encourage to bring as much of there own life and comforts with them.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Pet friendly. Pets are part of someones family so they are subsequently part of our family.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Some.
Wifi Yes Free throughout the home.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Several heat pumps keep the home cosy. However there are also small heaters in each of the bedrooms.
Residents Committee Yes Monthly residents meeting to identify any issues.
Newsletter Yes Check out our website www.elmscourt.co.nz or our facebook page for the latest insights.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes As individual requirements.
Confused Residents Yes A range of residents including some vulnerable people.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Large lounge which ajoins a sun drenched conservatory that over looks the north facing garden, and nearby St Marks School. Also have several outdoor seating area's.
Outings Yes Wendy and Calvin our activities team, regularly takes residents out on excursions, including the beach, shopping and cafe's.
Rural Setting No Our home is on a suburban, tree lining historical street in tranquil Opawa.
Smoking Permitted Yes In designated area's outside.
Semi-Secure Yes Gated and fenced property. However residents that are capable always have freedom to leave the property.
Sprinklers Yes As per requirements.
Audit report available Yes Upon request.
Updated: 16 Nov 2016
Special Features
Special Features
Unique, personal, warm environment for those looking for a family orientated Rest Home. Mother and son, actively own and run the home.

Residents are encouraged to participate and be part of the household.
Updated: 16 Nov 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Residents are offered a wide range of activities and are encouraged to keep their community contacts. The owners are available to transport residents to any desired events.

Residents regularly visit Age Concern, Returned Services Association, Working Mens Clubs and various community organisations in our local area.

We also regularly have Dave the musician visit the home and play residents favorite songs. Outside organisations such as the Blind Foundation, Parkinson's Society and the Arthritis society visit to see respective residents.

Residents are offered a range of activites eg water colour painting, walking, housie, gardening and craft work.

Residents are offered and often enjoy individual and group trips to local shopping malls, the casino and cafes.

Services offered include email, fax, the internet, spa bath, library books, various types of entertainment including pianists, vocalists, indoor games and groups of school children entertain. Visitors are always welcome.

The planting and layout of the garden is available for personal input. We encourage residents to participate in making our home their home. A recent addition to the home are nine fowls living in a purpose build chicken coop.

Opawa is a beautiful established suburb with mature trees and flowering gardens. We are situated very close to Risingholme Park and Heathcote river.

A warm, sunny conservatory is available all year round.

Feline and canine friends are always welcome.

The residents well being and happiness is our PRIME concern, and individual preferences are catered for.
Updated: 16 Nov 2016
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals Home cooking catering for all requirements and diets. Families welcome to share meals (free).
Staffing Details Trained caregivers on duty 24/7 R/N on duty 13hrs per week & oncall.
Updated: 16 Nov 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Fijian Indian No Staff member
Filipino Yes One staff member
French No Interpretor available
German No Interpretor available
Italian No Interpretor available
Latvian Yes Resident
Portugesse No Interpreter available
Spanish Yes Interpretor available
Updated: 16 Nov 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
(Other comments) Yes We welcome all religions.
Updated: 16 Nov 2016
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.10 km 'Red Bus' and 'Orbiter'.
Shops 0.20 km Opawa Mall
Mall 0.20 km Opawa Mall or St Martins Mall1.5km away
Parks 0.20 km Risingholme Park and Community Centre.
Library 1.00 km St Martins
Updated: 16 Nov 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Eldernet Subscription Silver Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes 3 year certification until September 2018
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 16 Nov 2016

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