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Elmswood Retirement Village (Rest Home)
Rest Home Care
131 Wairakei Rd
North West
Christchurch 8053
(03) 351 0974
(03) 351 0976
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Julia Mead
Elmswood Court Lifecare Ltd - Phone: 03 351 0974
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Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 14 Mar 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
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 54
Vacancy Yes
Our Rest Home has a large main lounge for activities and entertainment as well as many intimate sitting areas dispersed around the facility, offering residents an alternative place to sit and enjoy their surroundings and have a quiet chat
Impending vacancy Yes
Additional Room CostsUnknown
Updated: 20 Jun 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes
Enrolled Nurse Yes Enrolled Nurses work to complement the rest of the nursing staff within the complex.
Physiotherapist Negotiable We do not have one on site but can access one if required.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable We do not have one on site but can access one if required.
Own Social Worker Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes Our Diversional Therapist works to a diverse programme.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Elmswood has its own Salon
Podiatrist Yes Six weekly visits or by negotiation
Dietitian Negotiable A six monthly Summer/Winter menu is offered, these are reviewed by a Dietitian on a regular basis and whenever they are changed.
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable Various Church involvement and services
Other Personnel Negotiable Outside agencies can be accessed at any stage to meet requirements.
Updated: 14 Mar 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 The Registered Nurse has experience and up to date knowledge about wound care.
Diabetic Care Yes This would be arranged acording to resident's requirements.
Continence Advisor Yes This would be arranged according to resident's requirements.
Infection Control Yes
Gerontological Care Yes Support services are accessed to ensure that all residents needs are met.
Clinical Manager Yes Linda Stanger covers the Clinical Manager role with wide experience in Aged Care Services.
Updated: 18 Jun 2013
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 14 Mar 2016
Day Care Yes For information on Day care services please call and speak with our Nurse or Facility Manager
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes Families of residents are encouraged to visit. There are many private areas to suit this purpose at Elmswood.
Rooms (Single) Yes
Ensuite Yes Toilet facilities only with communal shower and bath.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Resident's are encouraged to make the room their own.
Alcohol Permitted No The Residents organise along with Management happy hours and many social events during the year
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes This is available in some areas.
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Residents with challenging behaviour can be catered for, until they become inappropriate for Elmswood.
Confused Residents No As above
Lounges/seating areas Yes 6 small lounges. 1 large lounge. 1 library area. 2 dining areas. 1 large Recreational / Movie / Activities Room, along with many areas to get away and relax on your own.
Outings Yes Outings on a weekly basis for the residents
Smoking Permitted No The objective at Elmswood is to create a smoke free environment.
Semi-Secure No Elmswood Employs a security firm to oversee the facility.
Sprinklers Yes
Updated: 14 Mar 2016
Special Features
Special Features
New Community centre incorporating meeting rooms, residents card rooms, gym, swimming pool, spa pool, tea making facilities etc. Vege garden area for residents. Movie theatre. Security system and patrols.
Extensive multi-award winning gardens. Best location in Ch-Ch.
Updated: 14 Mar 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Casual groups for cards, interdenominational church services twice a month, email and internet available, extensive daily entertainment programme, exercises twice weekly, rose garden and vege garden, swimming pool, spa pool, indoor bowls, Gymnasium,
weekly house sports, (indoor games), own library and public library system, diets catered for, dinner drinks (happy hour), movies, two pianos , stereo systems, (music) daily newspaper reading, quizzes, moblie village shop and weekly shopping trips, sky TV, videos, monthly programme of outings, Movies (large screen in village theatre), Activity programme, Entertainment
Updated: 14 Mar 2016
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals The main meal is served in the evening with a lighter meal at lunch.
Staffing Details Caregivers whom provide 24 hour nursing care with Registered Nursing staff on call nights and weekends. Elmswood also recoganises Enrolled Nurses and have several employed.
Associated Complexes Fendalton Retirement Village
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Telephone, Sky TV and ensuite toilets.
Updated: 14 Mar 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Updated: 14 Mar 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
(Other comments) No Elmswood supports and encourages Residents to follow their particular religious beliefs.
Updated: 14 Mar 2016
Public Transport 0.05 km Bus at the gate
Shops 0.40 km Dairy / Food / Chemist/ Printing/ Takeaways/ Own Shop @ Elmswood.
Mall 1.00 km Close to Fendalton/Merivale/Riccarton
Parks 1.00 km Elmswood Park/ Jelly Park/ Hagley.
Library 0.50 km Fendalton / Own library / Travelling Library/
Updated: 14 Mar 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 14 Mar 2016